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In Seo-gyo dong that is close to
Hongdae(Hong Ik Univ.), there is a restaurant
that serves Jeju’s signature dishes
as if they moved the hole island of Jeju.
Even though the origin of the restaurant’s name
came from Chinese characters, which supposed to be
called as Rae-Hee - “Rae(來)” means “to come”,
“Hee(喜)” means “pleasure”, by the way
- but currently it’s called like “Ray”
following the trend and for fun.
The restaurant is run by a husband and wife,
their first branch is at Jeju's and
second one in Donggyo-dong, Seoul.
The restaurant Ray, which has cozy and comfortable
atmosphere for it’s inside,
is so different between the size you see it
from the outside and the size
you see it from the inside.
As it had been a restaurant from the first time,
before it was changed to the Ray restaurant,
so there hasn’t been any big interior
housing work nor remodeling.
But each part of interior decoration seems to be paid
much attention in detail, and
it is where the owners considered to make a space
for customers won’t get sick nor
be awkward no matter how long time
they would stay.
There are books on a side,
and on the tables in the hall,
there are cups, menu plates etc.
are carefully placed.
It stands out the owner’s good sense
in making use of every single interior element.
They used classical lights and
wooden tables and chairs overall.
The interior of the restaurant Ray,
which gives a warm feeling,
is likely where we can take a break from
the busy life outside, which is shown
through the entire glass wall.
The kitchen is a trendy open kitchen,
so I could see chefs cooking.
The two chefs in a neat black color look,
as if they were wearing a slim custom suit,
they felt even better somehow.
it felt Japanese as a whole,
maybe because it is a Japanese cuisine restaurant.
It made me press shutter incessantly,
the view of reflection in the interior glass wall
and low ceiling that made me as if
I was actually in Japan unless I don’t look outside.
This place, filled with wine that is good enough
to be called a wine shop,
is packed with delicious wines from each country.
Many people would come by since
the price is better than anticipated.
This picture that you can see on the right-side
walking into the main gate,
is a view of the sea that
is seen from Jeju branch.
The painting was so cool and had some vibe,
so I even thought that it was from a famous painter
before I was told that
it was made by his father-in-law.
Cotton flowers, laid daintily,
and magazines in Japanese.
It came to mind that it was a well harmonized space
with flowers, looking around here and there.
Even on cold winter days,
the Ray, although it’s not a big restaurant,
seem to be enough to keep warm fragrance and
forget the cold for the feeling that
fills the inside with small flowers.
Restaurant Ray, where the husband
and wife work every day.
The Madam president says that she is
busy working hard, making trip between
Jeju and Seoul day after day without a day off.
now she is having busy days,
she says sometimes she is missing the past days
when she was traveling and reading books,
which used to be her hobby.
Restaurant Ray, cool and comfy space,
where a peace without pressure is laid.
Ray restaurant(Seogyo-dong Branch)| 133, Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Ray restaurant(Jeju branch) | 1156-5, Haemajihaean-ro, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
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