All photos by Melissa Renwick.

Details

Region: Tofino
101-120 Fourth St. | 250-725-2215 | WEBSITE

Hours

Wednesday – Monday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

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The People

Owner/Chef, Yunyoung Kim
Owner/Manager, Sungeun Kim

About Jeju

JEJU is a Korean inspired restaurant located in the heart of downtown Tofino, opened in December 2021. It is the first and only Korean restaurant in Tofino. JEJU is named after Jeju Island in South Korea, 재주also means Skill and Ability. It is a casual, comfortable place that serves authentic Korean food from Chef Yunyoung’s childhood memories alongside new Korean dishes created from his own experiences.

Owner/Chef, Yunyoung Kim, was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to Vancouver, BC, where he has spent half of his life. One day, after seeing the beautiful picture of Chesterman beach he drove all the way to Tofino from Vancouver. That trip changed everything. He immediately fell in love with its wildness, the wind, and breathtaking ocean view, which reminded him of Jeju Island. He decided to move there with his family, and bring the first Korean restaurant to Tofino. It was a huge challenge, but they are more than happy to share their passion with the people there.

At JEJU, they believe that it’s not the location that makes a home, but the memories and tastes we share. The way we used to share with our family and friends, JEJU wants to share those same memories via their food. And hopefully you can feel at home too.