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 preserves “The Legitimacy of Korean Royal Cuisine,” the essence of the Korean food culture. Jihwaja resembles the sophisticated ambiance of the neighborhood that captures the beauty of the Joseon Dynasty. The restaurant offers 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 offers a dining experience like no other through a meal fit for kings and queens and food storytelling.

Jihwaja is committed to promote Korea's authentic traditional food culture - Korean Royal Cuisine - across the world for generations.



125, Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]




Reservations: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)





Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul 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



Additional Info


Facilities for the Handicapped: 

Reserved parking spaces, restrooms


tel: +82-2-2269-5834

zipcode: 03031

firstmenu: Jineo-byul Manchan / Grilled Beef Ribs Course / Lunch Special (weekdays only)

infocenterfood: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2269-5834

opentimefood: 11:30-21:30 (Break time 15:00-17:30)

parkingfood: Available

reservationfood: Phone reservation: +82-2-2269-5834
Online reservation:

restdatefood: Tuesdays, the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day), & lunch hours on the day of Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

smoking: Non-smoking

treatmenu: - Jineo-byul Manchan (Deluxe Royal Degustation Course)
- Grilled Beef Ribs Course
- Lunch Special (weekdays only)
- Jineo Manchan (Royal Degustation Course)
- Daejangguem Manchan (Daejanggeum Special Degustation Course)
- Braised Beef Short Ribs Course
- Braised Abalones in Soy Sauce Course
- Seafood Hot Pot Course, and more

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