Not as noisy, bustling and crowded as Seoul, in Jeju you will be enjoy the peaceful scenery and fresh air, so Jeju has always been one of the most attractive tourist destinations of Korea, is a destination in dream of every visitor. This island is also known as the “Hawaii of Korea”, a paradise of love for couples. Famous for its beautiful natural scenery, including majestic waterfalls, stunning hiking trails, white sand beaches, clear blue sea… However, it will be a huge omission if you miss the culinary paradise in Jeju. So, what to eat in Jeju island (what to eat at Jeju, Jeju what to eat) and where to eat in Jeju island? Let’s check it out our Jeju food blog and guide with 21 best Jeju must eat food (must eat in Jeju, food must eat in Jeju island) to find out the answer!

Songsang Ilchulbong
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
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Jeongbang Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Jeju.
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Hiking on Jongdalri Shore Road
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Seongeup Folk Village
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Jeju is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world
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Jeju tangerines, one of the specialty in Jeju
Fresh seafood in the Jeju market
Fresh seafood at Jeju market
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Jeju street food

Heuk Dwaeji (Black Pork)

Jeju black pig, which is smaller than other pig species, has a much more succulent texture and carries less of a pork stench.
The famous specialty of Jeju, black pork | what to eat in jeju island

This special black pork food is only available on the beautiful island of Jeju, so this is the dish that anyone who comes to Jeju have to try. Jeju Black Pork has a unique flavor different from regular pork, these pigs are smaller in size with black skin and smooth hair. Although this dish is simple prepare, but it is marinated with very special spices. Grilled black pork will be served with pickled vegetables such as kimchi, pickled vegetables or seaweed, raw garlic, mushrooms, bean sprouts, perilla leaves, etc… This dish is served with a bowl of hot rice and another bowl of kimchi soup is really best.

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Grilled on charcoal
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You should not miss the famous specialty grilled black pork of Jeju, have to eat food in Jeju
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You can enjoy delicious black pork in Black Pork Street | food must eat in jeju island
Jeju black pig, which is smaller than other pig species, has a much more succulent texture and carries less of a pork stench.
Grilled Black pork at Olle Market

Among Jeju Island’s dishes, black pork is at the top of the table. This is a famous specialty in Jeju Island that visitors should enjoy, is processed into many different dishes such as BBQ or soup. It has delicious meat, low fat and is extremely suitable for Korea’s famous barbecue.

Black-Pork jeju

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Black port served with many ingredients such as kimchi, pickled radish, garlic, bean sprouts… | jeju must eat food

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black pork jeju korea (2)
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Wrapped in perilla leaves and lettuce

Where to eat?

You can go to Black Pork Street to enjoy this dish. And some best restaurants are:

Dombedon
Address: 25 Gwandeong-ro 15(sibo)-gil, Geonip-dong, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea
Hours: 11AM–12AM
Phone: +82 64-753-0008

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Dombedon | must eat in jeju
Dombedon back pork
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Donsadon
Address: 15 Gwangpyeongdong-ro, Nohyeong-dong, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea
Hours: 2–10:30PM
Phone: +82 64-747-7876

Donsadon restaurant
Outside Donsadon restaurant
Donsadon
Black pork at Donsadon | jeju what to eat

Neulbom Heukdwaeji
Address: 2343-3 Nohyeong-dong, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea
Hours: 11AM–11:45PM
Phone: +82 64-744-9001

Neulbom Heukdwaeji
Neulbom Heukdwaeji | what to eat at jeju

Hwae (Fresh Raw Fish with Salad)

Hwae (Fresh Raw Fish with Salad) jeju (1)

Jeju is an island with four sides surrounded by the sea, so the seafood here is always especially fresh. And of course, Hwae raw fish salad is the best choice when you do not know what to eat in Jeju. Hwae raw fish salad is similar to sashimi of Japan, but is prepared in the typical Jeju style, made from a variety of extremely fresh seafood, such as squid, abalone, octopus, especially flounder. Also, I recommend for you other dishes like grilled sardines (kalji fish) is also a favorite dish on Jeju Island.

Hwae (Fresh Raw Fish with Salad) jeju (1)
Sliced Abalone

Hwae (Fresh Raw Fish with Salad) jeju (1)

To find some places to eat this dish, you only need strolling around coastal roads, you will encounter countless eateries, food booths with similar flavors and prices. If you see any crowded shop, then drop by. You also should rent a bicycle, both cycling around and watching the sea and looking for a restaurant, because walking is very tired feet.

Hwae (Fresh Raw Fish with Salad) jeju (1)

Hwae (Fresh Raw Fish with Salad) jeju (1)
Grilled Hairtail Galchi Fish
Hwae (Fresh Raw Fish with Salad) jeju (1)
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Live Octopus Sashimi

Live Octopus Sashimi jeju (1)

In Korea, people are very fond of raw food, especially seafood. Fresh octopus caught from the sea is prepared and clean, cut into small pieces to fit your mouth, then mixed with sesame oil, sprinkled with sesame, it is very simple but loved by many diners. If you want to try “thrills”, you should try eat live octopus, make sure this is an exciting experience like never before. Pieces of octopus still wiggling on the plate, when you put in your mouth, they stick to your tongue, wiggling in your mouths and maybe making you cry. This dish tastes nothing but the smell of sesame oil, octopus and very chewy sea cucumber chewy, Lol.

Live Octopus Sashimi jeju (1)

Live Octopus Sashimi jeju (1)
| jeju must eat
Sannakji
Amazing scene
Sannakji
Dip into sauce
Sannakji
| jeju must eat food

What to eat?

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Legendary live octopus food at Gwangjang market, Seoul

The place to eat this dish is Dongmun Fish Market. If you want more chill then just stroll around the coast, there will be shops right next to the sea, they will make this dish from live octopus and sea cucumber caught from the sea. Sitting at the beach and sipping a glass of soju wine with a famous Korean dish, it is very chill.

Sannakji (Live Octopus Sashimi)
Live and stick to the chopsticks | must eat in jeju
live octopus
Live octopus sprinkled with sesame
Jeju Dongmun Market
Jeju Dongmun Market

Address: 64-1 Gwandeong-ro, Ido 1(il)-dong, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea
Phone: +82 64-752-8959

Jeonbok juk (abalone porridge)

Jeonbok juk (abalone porridge) jeju (1)

Abalone porridge is considered a noble dish, usually only for the ancient kings to eat to nourish the body. Heard “healthy and balanced” yet, lol. But today, this dish is very popular already. You can easily enjoy a delicious and nutritious bowl of abalone porridge on Jeju Island. The abalone on Jeju Island is extremely fresh, simmered with rice, fragrant and sticky, and inside there are many more nutritious diced vegetables that make the dish extremely harmonious in color as well as nutrition.

Jeonbok juk (abalone porridge) jeju (1)
Fresh abalone have just caught from the sea | what to eat in jeju island
Jeonbok juk (abalone porridge) jeju (1)
Clean before putting in … pots
Jeonbok juk (abalone porridge) jeju (1)
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Abalone is a very nutritious dish and Koreans compare it to ginseng from the ocean. Jeju abalone is rated as tastier than any other. Abalone is often prepare into abalone porridge, stewed abalone soup with ginseng and other stews.

Jeonbok juk (abalone porridge) jeju (1)
And here is a bowl of incredibly delicious and nutritious abalone porridge
Jeonbok juk (abalone porridge) jeju (1)
Jeonbok juk, food must eat in Jeju Island

What to eat?

Recommend for you the famous abalone porridge restaurant in Jeju Island:

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Myeongjin Jeonbok

Myeongjin Jeonbok Abalone Restaurant
Address: 1282 Haemajihaean-ro, Gujwa-eup, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea
Hours: 9:30AM–9:30PM / Tuesday: Closed
Phone: +82 64-782-9944
Price: 8.000 – 12.000 won ($6.61 – $9.91)/bowl

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Grilled abalone at Myeongjin

Myeongjin Jeonbok Abalone Restaurant

Fruit of Jeju Island – Hallabong

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Tangerine, one of the most famous specialties of Jeju

Jeju is a good land, so fruits derived from Jeju Island are always loved and sought. Having visited Jeju Island, of course you have to try Jeju fruits to see if it is any different from the fruits in other places, right? Hallabong (a fruit similar to oranges and tangerines but has a more typical flavor), oranges and tangerines are the typical fruits on Jeju Island, not only Koreans love but also tourists from Vietnam and China also often buys as as gifts. Korean tangerines are as small as a child’s fist, very sweet.

Hallabong jeju tangarines oranges (1)
Hallabong gardens are full of fruit | jeju what to eat
Hallabong jeju tangarines oranges (1)
Take a photo with Hallabong-man icon
Hallabong jeju tangarines oranges (1)
Hallabong juice | jeju must eat food
Hallabong jeju tangarines oranges (1)
Hallabong fruit shape is extremely cute
Hallabong jeju tangarines oranges (1)
Hallabong is sold throughout Dongmun Market | jeju must eat
| what to eat in jeju island
| what to eat in jeju island

Where to buy?

You can easily buy these fruits at Dongmun Market, affordable but always fresh and clean.

Hwangge – Crab Curry

Hwangge – Crab Curry (1)

If you ever thought that curry rice was boring, you would definitely have to change your mind when tasting Jeju Island’s famous curry. Curry of Moon Sso is not only beautiful, attractive but also extremely harmonious, delicious flavor. In particular, you will enjoy hwangge crab – extremely firm meat specialty crab, has a very famous soft shell of paradise island.

Hwangge – Crab Curry (1)

Hwangge – Crab Curry (1)
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Crab curry here has a very different flavor and processing unlike in Vietnam or India. With extremely harmonious and delicious flavor, firmly crab meat, light sweet has a soft shell, so when eating, diners are extremely excited. In particular, the hwangge curry has impressive colors, in addition to crabs, there are also additional half boiled eggs, enhence the fatty and fragrant to attract people to eat.

Hwangge – Crab Curry (1)

Hwangge – Crab Curry (1)
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Hwangge – Crab Curry (1)

Where to eat?

Hwangge – Crab Curry (1)
Moon Sso

Moon Sso Restaurant
Address: 326-3, Ongpo-ri, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju
Phone: 010-4055-1145
Price Range: 10.000 – 20.000 Won ($8.26 – $16.52)
Hours: 11AM – 7 PM / Closed: Friday

Sanbang Mountain Hamburger

Sanbang Mountain Hamburger (1)

Not only own sa very unique crust, this specialty burger also has a very attractive flavor. The black crust is made of extremely thin but very tough bamboo charcoal and the filling is full of soft beef, succulent, sauces and vegetables inside creating a very attractive and delicious burger. A delicious burger set meal will be served with salad and drinks.

Sanbang Mountain Hamburger (1)

Sanbang Mountain Hamburger (1)
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Sanbang Mountain Hamburger (1)

Sanbang Mountain Hamburger (1)
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