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“Good K-BBQ, but service is not for everyone”
Review of Heukdonga Jeju

Heukdonga Jeju
Ranked #13 of 7,558 Restaurants in Jeju
Cuisines: Korean
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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We went here upon the recommendation of our tour guide, and the food was good. I'm not sure if they know English as our guide was communicating for us.

To be honest, service is typical Korean type of service wherein they cook for you, cut up the meat for you and determine if you can eat it. If you like toasted meat, they might throw that as they don't see it as edible. This type of service might put off some people. I don't mind it, but if you're really someone who prefers not-so-rude service this place is not for you.

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank Josephine S
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Reviewed November 23, 2016

The pork was succulent, between the two of us we ordered 3 different cuts of meat, we didn't realize but they gave us 4 portions of meat (or so they said) as they sell meat by weight; not like we had a scale to weigh the meat ourselves.
Almost all of the staff spoke no or VERY limited English, some speak Chinese. We basically tried communicating by pointing at menu and pointing to the side dish if we wanted more.
In the end, although we only ordered 3 portions of meat, they gave us 4 and charged us 4. We found that a little unfair, but they said the waitress who served us was going to have to cough up the difference because she made the mistake. She kept saying sorry and I felt bad so just paid for the 4 portions because we finished all the meat anyway. Hard to argue when the evidence is already in our belly. The meal cost us 80000W, our MOST EXPENSIVE meal of the whole trip!

The food here though was REALLY good, so that sort of made up for the bad service. We loved the Korean Perilla leaves and the side dishes that came with the bbq meal, especially loved the coleslaw and the seaweed salad. The cuts of meat we got were tender although some cuts weren't marinated, the pork went well with all the flavoursome side dishes. There was also sauces that were provided to make the bland meat taste great. One was chili paste the other was sesame sauce and one more fish sauce which they put on the grill. The restaurant had really good vaccuum system so did not feel smokey for our entire meal.

Date of visit: November 2016
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1  Thank lizzo_stevo
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Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Food is good, fresh. But pork only!
Food is charge by wait. So ribs with born is not a good selection.
Hard to find BBQ with hot coal nowadays
Waiter service is subpar, always rushing your meal by making the meal for u.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank swonge2000
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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Without humble. The jeju blackpork is must try, however iam not sure this is the best restaurant out there.
I choose this restaurant because they bbq the pork using charcoal.
First of all the things that amuse me is that the pork have no certain "pork" smell(if u know what i mean). The smell of the grill pork in the mouth is fascinating.
About the tenderness, yes it does quite tender.. But this does not amaze me.
And in this restaurant i order the cold bucketwheat noodles. Worth to try if u like and can accept wasabi and vinegar.
Another point is the side dish. Kimchi is great, coleslaw salad is good and there is an sweet sauce(do no know what it call) crab!

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank AntoniusHansN
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Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Everything is delicious to the last bite. The meat is tender and the generous portions of sides complement the meat beautifully. The cold noodles are great to cool off after the bbq.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank greenie195
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