Did you ever wonder, “What is it like eating in the restaurants in my favorite KDrama shows?” No worries, ’cause we’ve got you covered! We always wish to eat on the establishments our K-actors and K-actresses used to eat on their starred KDramas, so here are some of the restaurants and cafes that you can add to your South Korea bucketlist!
Make sure to visit these places in your South Korea trip, and I am very sure, it will satisfy your fangirl feels and you stomachs as well!
1. dal.komm Cafe
KDrama: Descendants of the Sun, Goblin, W: Two Worlds, You Are All Surrounded, Mr. Baek
The most famous of all restaurant & cafe filming location, I believe, is the dal.komm Cafe. The said establishment appeared on the dramas Goblin, W: Two Worlds, and the top rated drama of 2016, Descendants of the Sun.
We might remember this place because this was where Yoo Si Jin (played by Song Joong Ki) and Kang Mo Yeon (played by Song Hye Kyo) broke up…too much heartbreak.
The cafe offers various types of coffee and delicate refreshments that their customers can enjoy! They also offer a wide array of menu having luscious desserts and pastries.
LOCATION: Incheon National University Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 4
2. BBQ Olive Chicken
This location is most famous to the drama, Goblin, where Eun Tak worked here as a part-time worker while her friend Sunny owns this restaurant.
They had their shooting in two locations, one in Gangnam and the other in Jongno.
It is most famous for their fried chicken, but they also offer pastas, pizzas, and refreshing concoctions!
LOCATION: Gangnam branch – Daecheong Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 5; Jongno branch – Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 4
3. Plate B
KDrama: Strong Woman Do Bong Soo
Who could never forget about Min-Min and Bong-Bong on Strong Woman Do Bong Soon? This place was named Dobong Walnut Bakery on the drama and owned by Bong Soon’s appa (dad).
They offer blends of coffee and of course, the famous walnut pies!
4. Jageun Maeul
KDrama: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Go ~Suweeeg!~ with your friends when you visit Jaguen Maeul also known as Bok Chicken in the drama owned by Bok Joo’s appa. Although, in real life, the restaurant is not a chicken restaurant but still, you can enjoy their wide variety of foods to complete your Weightlifting Fairy experience.
LOCATION: 102-2, Juyeop-dong, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
KDramas: MANY TOO MENTION!!!
And the most famous of them all…is an American franchise of a sandwich shop?! Koreans loved Subway so much, that it appeared in almost all of your favorite dramas making it in our top list.
Subway is known as the most famous fast food chain in South Korea, where people eat on a daily basis, date, and hang-out, and no doubt, it appears all the time.
In Descendants of the Sun (2016), Dr. Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo) had a few subtle scenes enjoying the sandwich while Good Doctor (2013), Dr. Cha Yoon Seo (Moon Chae Yeon) is seen having a sandwich break with her colleagues at Subway.
Meanwhile, Dr Jung Yoon Do (Yoon Kyun Sang), Dr Jin Seo Woo (Lee Sung Kyung) and a few other colleagues also had their piece of sandwich action (keep it clean, people!) in Doctors (2016).
Don’t worry Filipino fans, ‘coz Subway got some branches here in the Philippines, too!
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