Just an interesting side note. The restaurant makes an appearance in a Korean movie called Santa Barbara (산타바바라), which happens to star my favorite actress Yoon, Jin-seo. My girlfriend and I barely noticed it until we saw their cute menu shaped in the form of Jeju Island. Needless to say, if it weren’t for the movie, this review would have been lost just like the others. :O
Another side note but not so funny. The place is not that big (can’t be more than 20 seats total) but has gained quite the following. Expect a lengthy wait during peak hours so make sure to get there early. Or if you don’t mind the wait, go grab a drink at one of the many “cool” cafes in the vicinity.
Jeju vocabulary & dialect explained:
Dombae - a wooden cutting board Mojaban - a type of seaweed cooked in many stews and soups; specifically known as gulfweed Tamra - literally meaning "island country," this term refers to the old kingdom in Jeju before it joined Joseon Dynasty back in the 1400s; commonly used throughout Jeju. Hallasan - Korea's largest mountain with an elevation of 1,950 meters; a shield volcano formed by lava fluid and surrounded by Hallasan National Park.
Food: ★★★★ out of 5 stars
Service: ★★★½ out of 5 stars
Ambiance: ★★★★ out of 5 stars
Value: ★★★★ out of 5 stars