Siwhadam, the only restaurant in Korea being a part of a global fellowship Relais & Châteaux, is located on the hills of Kyungnidan in Itaewon*. In Korean, a word Siwhadam consist of three syllables meaning: poetry, painting and story, and the restaurant desribes itself as “a place where poetic verses whisper themselves, colors from state-of-art pieces unfold, and endless stream of delightful stories flows“. Indeed, every dish being served at Siwhadam looks like a piece of art and there’s a story behind each of them.
The restaurant is open only for lunch and dinner and advance reservation at least 1 day ahead is required. Private rooms are located on the second floor for patrons to listen to live traditional music performances as they enjoy their meals. Reservations for performances must be made at least two days in advance.