1. Daewonga (대원가)
If you're in Jeju, the one thing that you absolutely need to eat is their speciality, seafood! And Daewonga serves mouth-watering seafood stews which you can share with your whole travel gang. One thing you shouldn't miss at Daewonga is their haemul cheongbol or seafood steamboat (KRW60,000) which has abalone, mussels, crab and squid all in one pot with kimchi broth.#HHWT Tip: Once the soup is mixed with all the seafood, add a packet of ramen in to soak up its flavour.
2. Jeju Onuii (오누이회국수전복돌솥밥)
Jeju Onuii is known for its Abalone Hotpot Rice. Abalone is cooked in a different way here - it's sliced and then cooked in a hot stone pot with pumpkin and gingko. The best way to eat it is to mix all the ingredients together so you can taste everything in a single bite.
Each set of the abalone hotpot rice costs KRW15,000 and comes with mackerel and side dishes. Pretty affordable if you ask us! Once you're done with the dish, what the Koreans like to do is to add hot water to the leftover rice and drink it as soup.
Halal Status: Only seafood dishes available, no alcohol/meat used in the preparation of food. Alcoholic drinks served in establishment, so do dine at your own discretion.Average Price: KRW10,000 - KRW30,000 Opening Hours: Open daily; 10AM - 8PM Address: 2 Handongbuk 1(il)-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju, Jeju-do, South Korea (Korean: 제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 한동북1길 2) Contact No: +82 64-782-6801 Website | Instagram
3. Cheonhaecheon (천해천)
Halal shabu-shabu in Korea? We kid you not! Cheonhaecheon serves all-you-can-eat buffet with halal meat certified by the Jeju Islamic Cultural Center. It costs KRW34,000 per person. Not only do they have different cuts of beef, but you can also indulge in their wide selection of seafood such as abalone, crayfish, prawns and crabs.
Each table is given 2 soup bases, the original and kimchi broth. We recommend dipping your beef slices in the kimchi broth for a kick of flavours! The beef was so succulent and it soaked up all the taste of the kimchi broth ? Don’t forget to add in some ramen after the flavours have kicked in to enjoy the tasty soup.
Cheonhaecheon also has a cooked food section and they have Korean fried chicken, tteokbokki and even takoyaki among other food items. For the variety of spread that they have, it’s definitely worth your money ?Halal Status: Only halal meat and ingredients used, no alcohol/meat used in preparation of food/drinks. Alcoholic drinks served in establishment, so do dine at your own discretion Prayer facilities are available in establishment - do remember to bring your own prayer garments. Average Price: KRW34,000 Opening Hours: Open daily; 11AM - 10PM Address: 25 Halladaehak-ro, Nohyeong-dong, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea (Korean: 제주특별자치도 제주시 한라대학로 25) Contact: +82 64-742-1101 Website | Facebook | Instagram
4. Choonsim's House (춘심이네)
Choonsim's House (or Chunsimine) is a Muslim-friendly restaurant specialising in Korean seafood dishes. The eatery is well-known for THIS hairtail fish. Can you believe it costs 78,000KRW?!?
Have a taste of this exquisite fish and you’ll know why it’s so expensive. We’ll admit, we just couldn’t get enough of it! Its fresh taste is unlike anything we’ve tasted back home. Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
But if you’re on a tight budget, get the grilled mackerel instead! Chunsimine’s spread of side dishes are amazing too, so feel free to ask for seconds!
Halal status: Only the seafood dishes at Chunsimine are Muslim-friendly. Although they don’t serve pork, the other meat at the eatery is not halal-certified. Do note that separate utensils and cutlery may not be available. Alcohol is also served in the establishment so, do dine at your own discretion. You can also request to do your prayers here.Average Price: KRW40,000 Opening Hours: Open daily; 10.30AM - 8PM Address: 16, Changcheonjungang-ro 24beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do (Korean: 제주특별자치도 서귀포시 안덕면 창천중앙로24번길 16 2층) Contact: +82 64-794-4010
5. Uribong Sikdang (우리봉 식당)
Uribong Sikdang is located near the top tourist spot in Jeju - Seongsan Ilchulbong (Seongsan Sunrise Peak). This Muslim-friendly is known for its abalone seafood hotpot and grilled mackerel. Perfect after a whole morning of hiking! Do note that while the menu inside the restaurant at Uribong Sikdang is in Korean, you can refer to an English translation outside. (We currently do not have an image of their updated English menu.)
6. Bada Punggyeong (바다풍경)Sipping on fresh seafood stews while admiring the stunning view of the sea? Count us in! Bada Punggyeong specialises in a variety of fish stews and grilled fish. If there’s one thing you can’t miss here, it’s their Braised Mackerel Stew (from KRW29,000).
7. Tammora (Ramada Plaza Jeju)The Ramada Plaza Hotel in Jeju is home to Tammora, a Muslim-friendly restaurant. What's great is that they have separate halal menus for Muslim travellers.
8. Jeju Asalam Restaurant (제주 아살람레스토랑), formerly Jeju Wardah RestaurantThis restaurant doesn't just serve up delicious Yemeni cuisine - it's helping to bridge bonds between Arabs and Koreans too! Owned by the Yemeni Muslim chef and his Korean wife, it's a taste of home for the Yemenis who live on Jeju (or mainland South Korea). The owners previously ran Wardah Restaurant, but they have now moved to Asalam after selling Wardah off. The menu includes both Arab classics such as hummus, as well as Yemeni specialities like lamb and chicken kabsa, and lamb soup.
9. Bada Janchi (바다잔치)Similar to most Muslim-friendly eateries on this list, Bada Janchi is another option to get your seafood fix! One dish you have to try here is their specialty galchi jorim or braised cutlassfish (KRW38,000). If you're on a tighter budget, they also serve grilled mackerel (KRW20,000) and mackerel stew (KRW25,000) which will remind you of "asam pedas" back home ? Those of you who love eating raw fish can try their their assorted sashimi (KRW60,000). Not to mention that they serve excellent side dishes too which you can ask for more. The owners are also known to be very friendly, so do have a chat with them! Halal status: Only seafood dishes sold, no alcohol/meat used in preparation of dishes. Alcohol is served in establishment, so do dine at your own discretion. Prayers facilities in establishment. Average Price: KRW35,000 Opening Hours: Open daily; 8AM - 9.30PM Address: 79, Tapdong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do (Korean: 제주특별자치도 제주시 탑동로 79) Contact: +82-64-702-8989
10. Bagdad Restaurant
Who knew you could find scrumptious northern Indian cuisine in Jeju?! And better still, it serves halal food! If you’re missing a taste of home just a little bit, head over to Bagdad Cafe and Restaurant Jeju for some finger-licking Indian food.
We highly recommend getting the Tandoori Chicken and Butter Chicken to eat with your naan bread. We just couldn’t get enough of the butter chicken and even ordered a second serving ?
#HHWT Tip: After you’re done with that delicious Indian meal, order a mango lassi for a refreshing finish!
Halal status: Halal ingredients used. Alcohol is served in the establishment, so dine at your own discretion!Average Price: KRW15,000 Opening Hours: 11AM - 11PM (Tues-Sun), closed on Mondays Address: 38, Seogwang-ro 32-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do (Korean: 제주특별자치도 제주시 서광로32길 38) Contact: +82-64-757-8182 Facebook | Instagram There you go! We've got you covered with Muslim-friendly restaurants in Jeju, so you're all set for your trip to Jeju! If you're heading to Seoul as well, make sure you check out our 5D4N Muslim-friendly Seoul-Jeju itinerary too. P.S. If you'd like to find more Muslim-friendly eateries in Jeju, the island's tourism organisation has prepared a list of Muslim-friendly restaurants on their website to help you with your travels. You can refer to them here.