Asosan [아소산 본점]

Hyena (2020); Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (2019-20); Leverage (2019); 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)

Do Jin-woo (Oh Min-suk) invites his former father-in law Kim Young-woong (Park Young-gyu) and sister-in-law Kim Yeon-a (Jo Yoo-jung) as well as Kim Cheong-a (Seol In-a) and Koo Joon-hwi (Kim Jae-young) for a meal at this restaurant in episodes 44-45 (full episodes 22-23) of Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (사랑은 뷰티블 인생은 원더풀) (KBS2, 2019-20). Joon-hwi misunderstands the situation and thinks that his cousin has revealed his real identity and confronts him about it. Everyone watches the scene in disbelief as they only see an office worker confronting his boss.

Jo Joon-hyung (Kim Joong-ki), Dr. Kim Min-jun and the prosecutor meet up at this restaurant in episode 10 of Leverage (Rebeoriji: Sagijojakdan / 레버리지:사기조작단) (TV Choson, 2019) to discuss how they will continuously manipulate the result of the trial.

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).

Also seen in Hyena (하이에나/Haiena) (SBS, 2020).

* * *

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.

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
Leverage added by deanekitty29

Rate and write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.