Asosan [아소산 본점]

Secret Boutique (2019); Melting Me Softly (2019); One Spring Night (2019); Chief of Staff (2019); Perfume (2019); The Fiery Priest (2019); My Strange Hero (2018-19); Sky Castle (2018-19); Heart Surgeons (2018); Your Honor (2018); Why Secretary Kim (2018); Time (2018); Switch: Change The World (2018); The Great Seducer (2018); Nothing to Lose (2017-18); Revolutionary Love (2017); Avengers Social Club (2017); Because This Is My First Life (2017); While You Were Sleeping (2017); Criminal Minds (2017); Chicago Typewriter (2017); Remember - War of the Son (2015-16); A Witch's Love (2014)

Jenny Jang (Kim Sun-A) threatens Lee Joo-ho (Chang Ryul) at this restaurant to lay low for the moment in episode 20 (full episode 10) of Secret Boutique (시크릿 부티크) (SBS, 2019).

Ko Mi-ran (Won Jin-a) meets up at this restaurant with Kim Hong-seok (Jung Hae-kyun), Son Hyun-ki (Lim Won-hee) and Ma Dong-chan (Ji Chang-wook) to ask for $7 million compensation for her lost 20 years in episode 4 of Melting Me Softly/Let Me Melt (날 녹여주오) (tvN, 2019).

Kwon Ki-seok (Kim Joon-han) has a dinner appointment at this restaurant with his father Kwon Young-kook (Kim Chang-wan) and soon-to-be father in law Lee Tae-hak (Song Seung-hwan) in episode 31 (full episode 16) of One Spring Night (봄밤) (MBC, 2019) and tells both of them his plans to marry Lee Jung-in (Han Ji-min) in autumn.

Jang Tae-joon (Lee Jung-jae) attends a meeting at this restaurant with Song Hee-seob (Kim Kap-soo) and Kim Hyung-do (Lee Cheol-Min) in episode 2 of Chief Of Staff/Aide (보좌관) (JTBC, 2019).

Over a meal here in episode 9 (full episode 5) of Perfume/Peopyoom (퍼퓸) (KBS2, 2019), Min Ye-rin (Go Won-hee) starts nagging at Yoon Min-seok (Kim Min-gue), amusing him to the point that he comments that she sounds like his aunt. “But why do you sound so cute?” he wonders out loud.

When Koo Dae-young (Kim Sung-kyun) briefly presents the network of people involved in father Lee’s (Jeong Dong-hwan) death and their background in episode 14 of The Fiery Priest/Hot Blooded Priest (열혈사제) (SBS, 2019), this venue appears as Nam Suk-goo’s (Jung In-gi) house.

Oh Se-Ho (Kwak Dong-Yeon) meets up here with the elite student’s mother group leader of his school in episode 22 of My Strange Hero/Bok-Su’s Back (복수가 돌아왔다) (SBS, 2018-19). They talk about bribes while Kang Bok-du (Yoo Seung-ho) and Lee Gyeong-hyeon (Kim Dong-young) are overhearing and recording the conversation from the adjacent room.

Kang Joon-sang (Jung Joon-ho) and meets up here with Sky Castle neighbor Cha Min-hyuk (Kim Byung-chul) in episode 10 of SKY Castle (SKY 캐슬) (JTBC, 2018-19) to talk about their children’s education; which in fact is just a pretext to get close to Min-hyuk.

It is here that Prof Choi Seok-han (Uhm Ki-joon) asks Park Tae-soo (Ko Soo) to join him to carry out Han Min Sik’s cardiac surgery in episode 1 of Heart Surgeons / Two Lives One Heart (흉부외과: 심장을 훔친 의사들) (SBS, 2018).

Han Kang-ho (Yoon Si-yoon) meets a representative of the Hanyoung Group for lunch here in episode 13 of Your Honor/Dear Judge (친애하는 판사님께) (SBS, 2018), to discuss the Lee Ho-sung trial.

The exterior of this restaurant appears as the place at which Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) has her first official lunch with her mother-in-law (Kim Hye-Ok) in episode 16 of Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018).

Cheon Soo-ho’s (Kim Jung-hyun) brother Cheon Soo-chul (Seo Hyun-woo) meets up here with their family’s lawyer Nam Dae-chul (Choi Duk-moon) in episode 3 of Time (시간) (MBC, 2018) to test his alliances. In episode 11, both of them meet up again and are joined by Shin Min-seok (Kim Joon-han) and lawyer Jeong. Episode 15 sees Soo-chul, Dae-chul and Min-seok meet up again here.

Governor Choi Jung-pil (Lee Jung-gil) requests to meet prosecutor Baek Jun-su (Jang Geun-seok) at this restaurant in episode 21 of Switch/Switch: Change The World (스위치 – 세상을 바꿔라) (SBS, 2018), to tell him the truth about the missing 100 million won from K-Savings Bank. Their departure from the meeting location is eventually spotted by a lackey of Geum Tae-woong (Jung Woong-in), who reports it to him.

Kwon Shi-hyun’s (Woo Do-hwan) father, Kwon Seok-woo (Shin Sung-woo) and Choi Soo-ji’s (Mun Ka-young) mother, Myung Mi-ri (Kim Seo-hyung) have a business meeting here in episode 11 of The Great Seducer/Tempted (위대한 유혹자) (MBC, 2018).

Do Han-joon’s (Dong Ha) parents, judge Yoo Myung-hee (Kim Hae-sook) and Do Jin-myung (Lee Deok-hwa) meet here over dinner in episode 7 of Nothing to Lose/Judge vs. Judge (이판사판) (SBS, 2017-18).

The section chief Yang takes Byun Hyuk (Choi Si-won) here for a business meeting with CEO Min (Song Young-kyu) in episode 11 of Revolutionary Love (변혁의 사랑) (tvN, 2017) and Hyun feels visibly uneasy about this.

The trio of friends and enemies of the Social Avengers Club — both husbands Lee Byung-soo (Choi Byung-mo) and Bae Young-pyo (Jung Suk-yong) as well as the school director Hong Sang-man (Kim Hyeong-il)– meet up here in episode 8 of Avengers Social Club (부암동 복수자들) (tvN, 2017). Sang-man warns the two others about their wives.

Prosecutor Choi Dam-dong (Kim Won-hae) meets up with Lee Yoo-beom (Lee Sang-yeob) here after he has quit his job in episode 28 of While You Were Sleeping (2017) (당신이 잠든 사이에) (SBS, 2017).

Yoon Ji-ho (Jung So-min) is taken to this restaurant by writer Hwang in episode 3 of Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017) and Yong-seok and Director Park already sit here. Ji-ho cannot believe that this is their masterplan to downplay and even give her the fault for having been sexually harassed and nearly raped by Yong-seok. She speaks up and leaves.

This is also where Baek San (Kim Young-chul) meets up with Kang Ki-hyung (Son Hyun-joo) in episode 8 of Criminal Minds (크리미널 마인드) (tvN, 2017) to tell him that he knew all along that Ki-hyung had PTSD and to ask him to leave the team.

Hong So-hee (Jo Kyung-sook) meets with reporter Song Jong-wook (Lee Kyu-bok) here in episode 3 of Chicago Typewriter (시카고 타자기) (tvN, 2017) after reading his article on Han Se-joo’s (Yoo Ah-in) stalker, and bribes him to write another ‘scandalous’ type article on the latter.

Nam Gyoo-man (Namgung Min) and prosecutor Chae Jin-kyung (Oh Na-ra) meet attorney Park Dong-ho (Park Sung-woong) here in episode 9 of Remember — War of the Son (리멤버) (SBS 2015-16) to get him on their side.

Yoon Dong-ha (Park Seo-joon) meets up with his father Yoon Se-joon (Jo Sun-Mook) here in final episode 16 of A Witch’s Love/Witch’s Romance (마녀의 연애) (tvN, 2014).

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Asosan [아소산 본점] is a Japanese restaurant located in Goyang’s neighborhood of Madu [Madu-dong/마두동] in the Ilsandong District [Ilsandong-gu/일산동구]. It is in business at least since 2004.

Address
128 Jeongbalsan-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기 고양시 일산동구 정발산로 128
(마두동 967-1)
Geolocation: 37.659206, 126.782655

Getting here
Jeongbalsan Station [정발산역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 4.
Keep on walking a little and then take a left turn in the first street, which is Jeongbalsan-ro [정발산로] where the restaurant lies at. Keep on walking until it appears on your right hand side.

— submitted by Marion KDL
Switch: Change The World, Your Honor, Chicago Typewriter, Perfume added by Mich KDL

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