Jihwaja Seoul

03031  125 Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  

See & Do Restaurants


Operated by “Living Treasure Of Korean Royal Cuisine” since 1991,  Jihwaja is a high-class traditional Korean restaurant located in the center of downtown Seoul. It has enjoyed a high reputation as the finest restaurant that offers The Legitimacy of Korean Royal Cuisine, the essence of the Korean food culture. 


Jihwaja reflects the sophisticated ambiance of the neighborhood that features a 600-year Joseon Dynasty history. And has been offering very healthy and nutritious dishes, as they are prepared with only natural ingredients and royal culinary techniques, without using any MSG, artificial flavors or additives. Jihwaja has been committing to promote Korea's authentic traditional food culture-Korean Royal Cuisine across the world through the generations.


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03031  125 Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
Gyeongbokgung Station (subway line 3), exit 3
- Go straight 1.2km (approx. 20 min).
- Jihwaja is located on the left side of the street. 

Gyeonggisanggo High School Bus Stop
Green Bus: 1711, 7016, 7018

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.5 (Based on 135 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Jihwaja

  • Absolutely WOW Dining Experience
    Went there with a group of friends. Absolutely wowed by the experience. Best Traditional Korean food. Service was par excellence. We had beef and seafood casserole. The Captain patiently explained...
    Rating:5 Patrick T2019-06-28
  • Fantastic dinner
    I visited Jihwaja last week with my friends during my visit in Seoul. I had the beef rib course and it was one of the best meal I had in Korea. The food was great and I could see that they only use...
    Rating:5 pie02212019-06-27
  • Good dining experience
    We booked for dinner after reading the reviews. It was certainly a dining experience. The service was excellence and the food was fine dining if you don’t mind to splash out for a memorable evening...
    Rating:4 Kitty1802019-06-10
  • Poor food quality but ambience is ok
    Couldn’t get seats at Laoyon at Sheila where I used to go and food has been exquisite there even for the price. Here at Jihwaja, they only offered very sweet traditional dishes not sensitive to...
    Rating:2 tas20222019-05-24
  • Amazing
    Very nice restaurant for dinner the food so amazing too the service is good!! Very clean and good location
    Rating:5 calvinfame2019-05-18
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