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Busan’s Michelin Star restaurants

Busan debuted in Michelin’s culinary coverage at the end of February. Of the 43 restaurants included in the Michelin Guide, three received the coveted star status. Busan’s three one-star restaurants top a list that includes 15 Bib Gourmand and 25 selected restaurants. 

Daily Busan proudly introduces Busan’s Michelin stars. The entire restaurant listing can be found on the Michelin Guide’s official website and their free app.



Palate offers diners avant-garde French cuisine that reflects Chef Kim Jae-hoon’s innovative approach. Chef Kim enjoys an epicurean challenge that incorporates culinary experimentation and traditional dishes. The result is Palate’s free-spirited, adventurous and luscious meals. Palate’s views include Yonghoman Bay Wharf and Gwangandaegyo Bridge, creating an alluring vibe that serves as a fine companion during the meal. The restaurant offers a five-course lunch menu and a seven-course dinner menu.

• Hours: Open Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 11 p.m. Break time from 3 to 6 p.m. 

• Address: 66-30 Bunpo-ro, 3rd floor, Nam-gu





Mori is a Japanese kaiseki restaurant co-owned by a Korean chef trained in Japan and his Japanese wife. Chef Kim Wan-gyu crafts delicate and delightful dishes that perfectly harmonize Busan’s bounty of fresh seafood and seasonal produce.

•Hours: Open 7 to 11 p.m. on Tuesdays, 6 to 11 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday, and 5:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

•Address: 2-4 Pale de Cz, 24 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro 298beon-gil, 2nd floor, Haeundae-gu






Fiotto is a cozy Italian pasta bistro run by a chef couple. The restaurant’s pasta-only courses feature homemade or directly sourced ingredients from the owners’ family farm. When the chefs aren’t serving fresh pasta dishes, they are on the farm actively growing and cultivating the ingredients they use in the kitchen. You can select wines or kombucha to pair with the meal. The restaurant is also recognized as a Michelin Green Star, an annual award highlighting restaurants at the forefront of the industry regarding sustainable practices.

•Hours: Open Wednesday to Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m.

•Address: 432 Jwadongsunhwan-ro, 4th floor, Haeundae-gu

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