When you happen to be in Gwakji Beach, Jeju Island, try out this beachfront restaurant, Gwakji Restaurant. They serve a range of dishes including black pork and kimchi stew, seafood jjampong and spicy chicken feet. Furthermore, all of these dishes make great accompaniments to Korean alcohol, such as soju or makgeolli.
Gwakji Restaurant is located on Gwakji Beach, Aewol-eup in Jeju City. Looking out right over the ocean, you can enter the restaurant even in your sandy flip flops.
The restaurant has a wonderful view of Gwakji Beach. We sat near the window where we could see the ocean. However, I wish the windows were a little bigger, but that is typical of bars.
There were only a few customers when we arrived, probably because it was a weekday and there were not so many beachgoers at that time.
The staff were very friendly to us and even spoke English! Therefore, we could order our food with ease. Additionally, the waiter who took our order explained the menu and his recommendations.
Their flavorsome stir-fried black pork was our favorite. This dish came with vegetables and noodles, plentiful enough to serve 3 people!
Another dish we ordered was the abalone and seafood hot pot. The hot soup was really tasty. Moreover, the seafood was fresh and good quality.
Our meal was served with Korean purple multigrain rice, cabbage kimchi, cubed radish kimchi, and yellow pickled radish. The classic Korean side dishes.
We were totally satisfied with our meal here. Everything tasted good and certainly worth the price. With the addition of the beach view, everything was perfect. I can imagine coming here on a warm summer’s night or escaping the winter cold with good company, good alcohol and good food. Simple, right?
Gwakji Restaurant Menu
DISHES Seafood Jjampong Ramyeon 9,000 KRW Noodle Soup with Abalone and Seafood 10,000 KRW Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup 11,000 KRW Abalone and Seafood Hot Pot 10,000 KRW Stir-fried Black Pork 25,000 KRW Seafood Jjampong Soup 27,000 KRW Black Pork and Kimchi Stew 27,000 KRW Fish Cake Soup 27,000 KRW Steamed Marinated Stingray 29,000 KRW Spicy Chicken Feet 20,000 KRW Stir-fried Chicken Gizzard 20,000 KRW Seafood and Green Onion Pancake 18,000 KRW Fried Chicken 18,000 KRW Glazed Fried Chicken 20,000 KRW DRINKS Soju 4,500 KRW Beer 4,500 KRW Cheongha 6,000 KRW Ale Beer 7,000 KRW Peanut Rice Wine 6,000 KRW Mandarin Millet Wine 6,000 KRW Makgeolli (rice wine) 4,000 KRW Softdrinks 2,000 KRW OTHERS Bowl of Rice 1,500 KRW Extra Serving of Noodles 2,000 KRW
Location & Directions
Gwakji Restaurant (formerly Gwakji Simya) Address: 27 Gwakji 3-gil, Aewol-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do Operating Hours: 11:00am - Midnight everyday Directions: Take bus no. 202, 202-1 or 202-2 to Gwakji Beach stop. Walk for 5 minutes until you reach Gwakji Restaurant.