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Pierre Gagnaire Seoul

#46 of 122,873 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
French, International
As featured in Romantic Guide to Seoul
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Sogong-Dong 1, Jung-Gu | Lotte Hotel Seoul 35F, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-317-7181
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Location more interesting or convincing than the food

The restaurant is at the top level of the Lotte building, it therefore enjoys stunning views especially at night. Service is very caring but the English is not always as good as it should be in such a place. Our food was good but not as stunning and interesting as we expected. The Pierre restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
flyingFrenchman29
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Paris
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Paris
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207 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is at the top level of the Lotte building, it therefore enjoys stunning views especially at night. Service is very caring but the English is not always as good as it should be in such a place. Our food was good but not as stunning and interesting as we expected. The Pierre restaurant in Hong Kong is a... More 

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Thank flyingFrenchman29
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Definitely the best French cuisine in Korea. Good food but above all a very nice place. I often invite friends and clients to this restaurant and every time they are delighted.

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Thank macaron111
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

For the record, this isn't a michelin star restaurant despite Pierre Gagnaire having stars in other locations. For some reason, Korea doesn't fall into the michelin assessment route so all one has to lean on is the exec chef's name on the doors. The restaurant has a great location at the top of the Lotte Hotel overlooking parts of Seoul... More 

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Thank Lauren Y
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had a lovely dinner here. I believe it was a five course meal with wine pairings. The service was impeccable. The food was phenomenal. Worth every penny.

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Thank Fiona H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This Michelin star restaurant is definitely not any value for money or great experience. In typical Michelin fashion, they rate creativity more than taste, so you could expect odd flavour/food combinations that are not great but just slightly interesting. The staff do speak English but doubtful if they understand it. We were also left unattended for long periods which is... More 

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Thank Tor_Malmros
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Very impressed, great food with great ideas. Not too small, not too big, beautiful and delicious plates. Our favorites: the aspargus sauce, the lobster and all the desserts. Excellent service.

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Thank Louis H
Seoul, South Korea
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The atmosphere was amazing as was the food and the service. I went on a whim without a reservation accompanied by my 10 year old son and they were still able to seat us. The staff was very pleasant, professional and accommodating. A little pricey, but an amazing experience.

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Seoul, South Korea
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I thought that this was a 3 star michelin rated restaurant (seoul). Evidently I was wrong? the french branch is. Saying that, this is an extraordinary restaurant on its own. Had the "spirit" menu (most expensive)which had the finest ingredients, including black truffles, foie gras, lobster, abalone, premium beef, scallops,.... a feast. I"m not a gourmet diner, but I appreciated... More 

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Thank itaewon-mickey
Singapore
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Restaurant is located on the top most floor of Lotte Hotel (the 35th floor of the New Wing). Just so you are aware, security here is very tight! Our cab driver stopped us at the main wing of the Lotte Hotel…and as we entered, we were immedaitely approached by well-dressed hotel security men asking how they could assist us.... More 

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Thank KrystynnSG
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The view from the restaurant was so spectacular. Highly recommend the 9-course set menu which is truly great gourmet experience, especially the beef was juicy and tender. Outstanding service with smile and care, look at the details and had fun. Worldwide selections from the wine list with reasonable prices. We spent 4 hours long here and we don't want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sogong-Dong 1, Jung-Gu | Lotte Hotel Seoul 35F, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul
  • Phone Number: +82 2-317-7181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 133
  • Cuisine: French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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