Also known as the Hawaii of South Korea, Jeju Island is a must visit place in South Korea if you are looking for picturesque natural landscape. The island is home to a number of UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites such as Manjanggul Cave and Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. But wait…..where can you get Muslim friendly food on the island?

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Fret not! Here’s our Muslim-friendly restaurant guide to help you! For the uninitiated, Jeju’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.

P.S. If you’re also travelling to Seoul, don’t forget to download the HHWT Travel Planner app, now available on both Apple App Store and Google Play store for Android 🎉

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1. Daewonga

If you’re in Jeju, the one thing that you absolutely need to eat is their specialty, 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 (60,000KRW) which has abalone, mussels, crab and squid all in one pot with kimchi broth.

The soup isn’t too spicy and once the taste of all the seafood sinks, the broth is so yummy 😋 Although the price of the seafood steamboat is quite steep, each pot serves around 3-4 people!

#HHWT Tip: Once the soup is mixed with all the seafood taste, add a packet of ramen in to soak up all its flavour.

Plus, the seafood at Daewonga is freshly caught by Jeju’s famous haenyeo divers, so that definitely makes your meal there more special.

P.S. Daewonga is one of Jeju’s 13 Muslim-friendly restaurants, recommended by the Jeju Tourism Organization. You can even request to do your prayers here.

Disclaimer: Like most eateries in Korea, Daewonga serves alcohol, so do dine at your own discretion.

Address: 62-1 Donam-dong, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea
Opening hours: Wed – Mon, 9am – 9.30pm, closed on Tuesdays
Contact No: +82 64-753-3030

Status: Muslim-friendly, seafood available

2. Jeju Onuii

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 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.

While Jeju Onuii is not in the official list of Muslim-friendly restaurants in Jeju, the eatery only sells seafood and does not use any alcohol or meat in its cooking. Note: We recommend dining at your own discretion.

Status: Muslim-friendly, seafood available

Address: Handong-ri 1388-1, Gujwa-eup, Cheju, Jeju-do
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm daily
Contact No: +82 64-782-6801
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3. Cheonhaecheon

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 34,000 KRW per person. Not only do they have different cuts of beef, 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 😊

Address: 25 Halladaehang-ro, Nohyeong-dong, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea
Opening hours: 11am – 11pm daily
Contact No: +82 64-742-1101
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Status: Muslim-friendly, halal meat available

4. Chunshimine

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?!😱


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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!

Note: Only the seafood dishes at Chunsimine are Muslim-friendly. Although they don’t serve pork, the other meat at the eatery are not halal-certified. Do dine at your own discretion!

Address: 16 Changcheonjungang-ro 24 beon-gil, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju-do, South Korea
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm daily
Contact No: +82 64-794-4010

Status: Muslim-friendly, seafood available

5. Mulmaegol

Famous for its lotus leaf rice known as yeoipbap, Mulmaegol offers yummy vegetarian food such as rice wrapped cookies, pancakes, tofu and kimichi.


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The restaurant is owned by a friendly lady – Ms Kim whose warm hospitality and delcious vegetarian food has earned her great reviews by her many patrons. You’re in for a heartful meal served by the best host here!


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Address: 795-1, Susan-ri, Aewol-eup, Jeju City (at /near Coastal Road 1132 & Daewonjeongsa Temple, on Jeju Island)
Opening hours: Tue – Sun, 10am – 7pm, CLOSED on Mondays
Contact No: +82 64-713-5486

Status: Only vegetarian food is served

6. Uribong Sikdang

Uribong Sikdang is located near the top tourist spot in Jeju – Seongsan Ilchulbong. This Muslim-friendly is known for its seafood hotpot and grilled mackerel. Perfect after a whole morning of hiking!


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We recommend getting the braised beltfish and seafood pancake too!

#HHWT Tip: The best part about dining in a Korean restaurant is the abundance of side dishes, which are included in the total price of your food. So, feel free to ask for a second serving ☺️


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Address: 157-1 Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju-do, South Korea
Opening hours: 8am – 10pm daily
Contact No: +82 64-782-0032

Status: Muslim-friendly, seafood available

BONUS: 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.

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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😋


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#HHWT Tip: After you’re done with that delicious Indian meal, order a mango lassi for a refreshing finish!

Note: Bagdad has a certificate from the Jeju Islamic Cultural Center for its halal meat, but they do serve alcohol, so dine at your own discretion!

Address: 38 Seogwang-ro 32-gil, Idoi-dong, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea
Opening hours: 11am – 11pm daily
Contact No: +82 64-757-8182
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Status: Muslim-friendly, halal meat available

There you go! We’ve got you covered with Muslim-friendly restaurants in Jeju, you’re all set for your trip to Jeju!

P.S. If you’re also travelling to Seoul, don’t forget to download the HHWT Travel Planner app, now available on both Apple App Store and Google Play store for Android 🎉

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