Where to Eat in Jeju: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 28, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

Jeju is a hot tourist spot, booming with unique attractions. Romantic sunrises and sunsets, mild climate and beautiful sandy beaches make Jeju a popular honeymoon destination. Adventurers can hike to Baeknok Lake at the top of Mount Halla, South Korea’s highest peak. Keep an eye out for the “haenyeo,” female divers gathering fresh seafood, and the iconic “grandfather statues” displayed outside of many restaurants.
Things to do in Jeju

1. Bagdad Cafe

38, Seogwang-ro 32-gil, Jeju, Jeju Island 63207, South Korea Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Lunch, Dinner +82 64-757-8182
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Bagdad Cafe

Reviewed By Tim R

We wanted something else than Korean food, so we decided to go to Bagdad Restaurant. The food is delicious (we both had lamb) and the hosts speak proper English and are really kind! Try the Indian Tea and Naan when you get there!

2. Sunny Garden

3208, 1100-ro, Jeju, Jeju Island 63091, South Korea Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff Asian, Korean, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner HK$251 - HK$494 +82 64-744-1000
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Sunny Garden

Reviewed By Vicky A

We, a couple, decided to have dinner at Sunny Garden after Reading the positive Trip Advisor reviews. We ordered Korean beef platter at KRW90,000, beef tartare at KRW25,000, and cold noodle at KRW7,000. The beef platter came in a large portion. Although the meat was...MoreI am so glad to hear that you enjoyed our service. I hope you had a lot of good memories from this trip in beautiful Jeju island. We always do our best to be best restaurant for you. Thank you very much. Representative Jung-joon Kim

3. Heukdonga Jeju

1509 Nohyeong-dong, Jeju, Jeju Island, South Korea Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Barbecue, Asian, Korean Lunch, Dinner +82 64-747-0088
Excellent
33%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 136 reviews

Heukdonga Jeju

Reviewed By Jaruchai S - Bangkok, Thailand

Pork is good and waitresses are all cute. They also grilled the pork for us because we are foriegner. Must go there again in the future for sure.

4. Ollae Guksu

24, Gwiarang-gil, Jeju, Jeju Island 63119, South Korea Seating, Waitstaff Asian, Korean Lunch, Dinner +82 64-742-7355
Excellent
32%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 199 reviews

Ollae Guksu

Reviewed By Terry M - Hamilton, Canada

I had forgotten the name of the restaurant but had the street number. If I had forgotten the latter, there was only one restaurant on the street that was full. From Reading some of the reviews, I knew what to do. The chap sat me immediately, the restaurant holding no more than perhaps 20 patrons. It was funny and charming when a waitress brought me a menu in English that essentially said there was one noodle soup on the menu for 7,000 won. It was worth it, presented in a huge bowl. The noodles were very, very good. The broth was fine, sprinkled with green onions and peppers. The star of the dish was the tender chunks of pork. Sides included the typical spicy paste, more green papers and frankly some of the best kimchi of the trip. By the time I left feeling very full there were roughly 20 people waiting outside. When you can dine where there are no other foreigners around it means you have found something local and, in this case, special as well.

5. Samdajeong

80, Noyeon-ro | Maison Glad Jeju, Jeju, Jeju Island 63132, South Korea Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Korean, Fusion, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +82 64-710-8231
Excellent
42%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Samdajeong

Samdajeong, first class chef will be working directly with guest and preparing their desired entrees from all areas of the world inclusing high satisfaction. And Farm Grill restaurant 'AZALEA', another restaurant at Jeju Grand Hotel, serves special local cuisine of Jeju, which have been prepared with Jeju's black pork, fresh seafood and other ingredients.

Reviewed By Ferry_Kasenda - Jakarta, Indonesia

This Restaurant located at Maison Glad Hotel. They have few rooms for private room, separate from the main area. Good For Business Meeting or Big Groups. With Good services and good menu.

6. Donato's

6, Hyeopjae 2-gil, Hallim-eup, Jeju, Jeju Island 63011, South Korea Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +82 64-796-1981
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Donato's

Donato's do NOT allow the entry of children less than 8 years respectfully. since this place is both restaurant and gallery, so even over 8 year old childrens are NOT to run indoor and to be loud. Please kindly understand.

Reviewed By Willbur_10 - Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

After spending the morning at the local beach our friends told us about this amazing pizza place that apparently had "the best pizzas outside Naples" so we went to Donato's for a late lunch.
We were greeted like long lost friends and seated at a table near the open section of the restaurant. A drinks order was taken and menus offered. We ordered one pizza Andrea, one Insalata di funghi and Aranciata Ross. The drinks were served promptly and our food arrived in next to no time.
Our greeter/seater (possibly Donato himself served the main courses then offered freshly grated parmesan and explained about the location of the freshly milled black pepper and chilli flakes.
What can we say the Pizza Andrea was superb and the salad had an exquisite dressing to boot. This was just how mamma made a de pizza back in Naples
A fantastic meal and not overly expensive - 10 out of 10 for quality and service and yes we will be back before we leave Jeju.

7. Macho Grill

46, Sindae-ro 20-gil | B101, Jeju, Jeju Island, South Korea Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$188 +82 10-8369-8811
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Macho Grill

Fusion mexican food bistro Taco / Burrito / Quesadilla Enchillada Fajata Queso Super nacho Honey lemon wing Draft / Craft /Imported beer Margaritta

Reviewed By Rebecka H - Gothenburg, Sweden

Me and my friends ate dinner here one evening at Jeju. I took a burrito filled with bulgogi. It was delicious! I love the concept of the restaurant, it feels unique. They had quesadillas, burritos and tacos with various korean fillings.
The drinks were great too. Margritas with different flavours and some other drinks. The only thing to complain about was that the service was a little bit slow. One friend got her meal when we were almost done.

8. Myeongjin Jeonbok

128, Haemajihaean-ro, Gujwa-eup, Jeju, Jeju Island 63357, South Korea Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Asian, Korean Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +82 64-782-9944
Excellent
47%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

Myeongjin Jeonbok

Reviewed By lagoontan - Singapore

We made it to Myeongjin after a very windy experience at Seongsan Ilchulbong. Needing something warm & tasty, we thought an abalone porridge would do the trick. Got there at about 2pm and told to come back at 5.30pm!!! Amazed and aghast, we ended up begging & cajoling the ahjumma who manned Reservations as to whether she could move us to an earlier slot. What we somewhat understood was that there's a break time for them around 3-4pm hence we could only be served after that. We were told to have a seat in the waiting room where we could help ourselves to 3-in-1 coffee but after 15 min there, we decided to head off to do some rail biking to pass the time faster.
The menu in Myeongjin is limited to 4 or 5 mains. We ordered the famous abalone porridge, hot stone abalone rice & 10 pieces of grilled abalones. We were pleasantly surprised by the hefty grilled mackerel they threw in as a side to the hot stone rice. While the signature dish is the abalone porridge, one could say that in the end, it looked and tasted rather bland. A dull brown colour, small bits of abalone peppered the porridge and it was pretty much tasteless. The hot stone abalone rice, on the other hand, was fragrant & decked out with generous slivers of abalone. Still adding in the gochujang (red chilli paste) helped to lift the flavours a notch or two higher.
The grilled abalones were succulent without being too eraser-like in texture. We enjoyed it as it came piping hot and this being Jeju, it had to be awesomely fresh.
Overall, the meal was filling and if you have to eat abalone in Jeju, might as well partake of them in this famous store. Just be prepared for the wait!
Side note:- abalone in our opinion is best eaten grilled. The fresh from sea sashimi way of ingesting them makes for a tough meal usually coupled with gritty grains of sand.

9. Magpie Jeju

3, Tapdong-ro 2-gil | 1f, Jeju, Jeju Island 63165, South Korea Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Brew Pub, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +82 64-720-8227
Excellent
65%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Magpie Jeju

Reviewed By Carolina R

Went with a group of friends and family...we were about 10. They arrange a special place for us. So we orderer a couples of pizza (pepperoni, tropical and cheese) chicken and 2 baskets of fries. Everything was very good and on time
The house beer excellent, fruity and bitter at the end.
Nice place to fame with friends

10. Sushi Hoshikai

90, Onam-ro, Jeju, Jeju Island 63146, South Korea Reservations, Waitstaff Japanese, Seafood, Sushi +82 64-713-8838
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Sushi Hoshikai

Reviewed By sanchee1 - Singapore, Singapore

One of the best sushi meals I've had. This is a small and cosy restaurant lined with Hinoki wood. The service from chef D.H. Lim was excellent and with a personal touch as he explained the best seasonal choices of fish from Jeju that goes into the omakase sushi meal. I particularly liked the aburi Jeju mackerel tatami, uni & otoro dish and the halibut. The end of the meal tamago was also special as it was served with yam and shrimps. The noodles sourced from a Japanese master was exceptional too.

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