JAEJU translates to skill in Korean. At JAEJU we serve a Korean inspired menu made up of past memories while living in South Korea, including favourites like Korean fried Chicken, Bulgogi and Jayuk pork. You can find JAEJU at various markets and events around the South Island.
JAEJU was founded by couple Cian Curtin and Yebitna Hong who met in Queenstown in 2013. They then travelled to South Korea and the UK together. During their travels Cian worked in some top restaurants in the UK such as Etch in Hove and The Hardwood Arms in London as well as immersing himself in Korean culture and food while Yebitna returned to Seongnam to finish her studies. After finishing up his most recent role as Head Chef in Hali Bar and Bistro Cian along with partner Yebitna have taken the plunge and started their new adventure JAEJU!