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10 Best Jeju Restaurants for Foreign Food

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When I moved to Jeju in 2011, options for foreign food were sparse. There was Indian food at Bagdad (thank god for Bagdad), a few joints selling pasta and pizza, and not much else that I knew about.

How things change. 12 years later, the number of restaurants selling global cuisine has exploded. You can get quality food from all over the world, and you’ll often have options for each type of food. This article will explore some of the best restaurants for foreign on Jeju.

Some disclaimers 🤔

Best is entirely subjective, and I haven’t been to every Jeju restaurant (although I have been to a lot). I also live in Jeju City, which means the restaurants on this list are heavily weighted toward spots in the city. I’m sure you can also find plenty of delicious spots in other parts of the island.

With that in mind, you can think of this as more like a list of restaurants that have stood out to me during my time on the island. On to the list!

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Bagdad – Indian Food on Jeju

Bagdad Cafe and Restaurant
A selection of curries and naan breads at Bagdad

Living in the U.K., Indian food was my favorite. You can imagine how happy I was to find that Jeju also had an Indian restaurant when I moved here. Bagdad has been part of the Jeju food scene for over 17 years, a remarkable feat for a restaurant.

It’s menu is stuffed with delicious Indian food, including curries, tandoori grills, naan bread, rice and more. My favorite items are the chicken masala, tandoori chicken, and garlic naan bread, but there is plenty of other items on offer too.

What’s more, the food is served in an atmospheric venue in downtown Gu Jeju close to other sites such as Dongmun Market.

Address: Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Gwandeok-ro-8-gil 34 (Kakao Maps)

Bagdad Instagram

Texia – Tasty Hamburgers

Texia

First up, a quick disclaimer: my friend owns this restaurant. But, it’s still my favorite burger restaurant on Jeju. It sells various burgers with tasty toppings such as barbecue sauce and feta cheese. What’s more, the restaurant setting is beautiful: you can choose to eat in either the garden or inside the remodeled Jeju traditional house. It’s located in Pyeongdae, a coastal village with a beach on the island’s northeast coast.

Address: Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Gujwa-eup, Pyeongdae-2-gil 39-28 (Kakao Maps)

Texia Instagram

Asalam Restaurant – Yemeni Cuisine

I’d never had Yemeni food when I moved to Jeju. Now it’s one of the food types I eat most often. My favorite dishes are the hummus, falafel, and agda chicken. Each one comes with huge flatbreads you can use to soak up the food. The restaurant also sells grilled meat and other rice dishes.

Address: Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Junag-ro-2-gil 7 (Kakao Maps)

Asalam Instagram

Dream Tower Steak House – Food With a View

Jeju Dream Tower Steak House
Steak with a view at Jeju Dream Tower

This was quite simply the best steak I’ve ever had, in a restaurant with insane views of Jeju (it’s located on the top floor of Jeju’s highest building), and impeccable service. It’s also by far the most expensive option on this list, but it’s worth it for a splurge.

Address: Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Noyeon-ro 12 38th Floor (Kakao Maps)

Dream Tower Website

Magpie Brewery and Taphouse – Craft Beer Made on Jeju

Magpie Tapdong
Pizza and chicken at Magpie Tapdong

Magpie is a craft beer brewery located on Jeju. They have two locations—a taphouse and a brewery—and while the beer is undoubtedly the star of the show, the food is excellent too. The taphouse is in the Tapdong area of Gu Jeju, making it a great choice for tourists staying in the area. Here you can try pizza, fries, chicken, and more. The brewery is located a short drive from the city and sells a different style of fried chicken and pizza that you can enjoy outside in the large beer garden.

Taphouse Address: Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Tapdong-ro-2-gil 7 2nd floor (Kakao Maps)

Brewery Address: Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Donghwecheon-1-gil 23 (Kakao Maps)

Magpie Website

Le Bouiboui – Tasty French Fare

Le Bouiboui
Steak poivre at Le Bouiboui

Le Bouiboui is an unassuming restaurant deep in an old residential area of Gu Jeju that serves up tasty French cuisine. When you enter the restaurant, you’re transported into a mini part of France. The menu has plenty of French staples. The highlights include escargot (snails) in garlic and parsley, steak poivre (steak with peppercorn sauce), and the tasty creme brulee for dessert.

Address: Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Sarabong-7-gil 32 Seongwonyeonrip 101 (Kakao Maps)

Le Bouiboui Instagram

Writer’s Block – Aussie-Style Brunch

Writer's Block
Beef Brisket Eggs Benedict

Plenty of brunch restaurants have opened on Jeju over the last few years. Writer’s Block is undoubtedly my favorite. It’s an Australian-style brunch cafe and menu highlights include brisket egg benedict on tasty sourdough, cheese-smothered chicken parma, and the greasy-yet-fulfilling double cheeseburger. You’ll also find Australian coffee favorites such as flat whites and long blacks.

Address: Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Sinseol-ro5-gil 8 102 (Kakao Maps)

Writer’s Block Instagram

Xingfu Mianguan – Taiwanese Noodles

Xingfu Mianguan is an Taiwanese restaurant with a small menu that includes beef noodle soup, homemade dumplings, rice with pork belly and minced pork. Each dish is filled with flavor, while the big chunks of beef or pork are super tender having been cooked for over 10 hours.

While I’ve never been to Taiwan, lots of people have told me that the flavor here is very authentic. I also love the interior and exterior design of the restaurant, which is seems intentionally unassuming.

Address: Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Gunam-ro2gil 32 (Kakao Maps)

Xingfu Mianguan Instagram

Casa Di Noa – A Unique Style of Pizza

Casa Di Noa
Casa Di Noa’s pizza has a thick crust while still being light and airy.

Casa Di Noah is a pinseria (explanation incoming 👉) that stands out for two reasons. First, its location on Jeju’s southwest coast is beautiful. Second, it sells a Rome-style pizza called pinsa that is unlike any other pizza I’ve had on Jeju (or anywhere else).

The dough is a cooked in a pizza oven but rises while cooking and the toppings or put on the pizza at the end. The result is that you get a deep-crust pizza that is still super light and fluffy thanks to the air buddles created by the quick cooking process.

Address: Jeju-do, Seogwipo-si, Andeok-myeon, Daepyeong-ro 42 (Kakao Maps)

Casa Di Noa Facebook page

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Duncan Elder

Duncan first came to Jeju in 2011. The plan was to stay for six months. 11 years later, he's still here and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the island on Inside Jeju.