Dongguk Halmeoni Jib [동국할머니집]

Private Lives (2020)

Cha Joo-eun (Seohyun from Girls Generation/Seo Ju-hyun) comes to this eatery (seen as “몽국할머니”) to pick up some files from a contact in episode 2 of Private Lives/Private Life/Sasaenghwal (사생활) (JTBC, 2020). Upon meeting him, she realizes that the contact is Lee Jung-hwan (Go Kyung-pyo), whom she had met and rejected at a Cheongdam-dong pub a while back. In episode 5, we see Jung-hwan’s side of how he’d come to be at the restaurant.

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Dongguk Halmeoni Jib [동국할머니집] is an alleyway eatery that has a mix of Korean and Sino-Korean cuisine, located in Seoul’s neighborhood Gwanghui [Gwanghui-dong/광희동], in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구]. It is about a 4 minute walk to/from Evin’s Coffee Story [에빈의커피이야기] and a 6 minute walk to/from Korea House [한국의집 민속극장].

232-11 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 퇴계로 232-11
(충무로5가 82-3)
Geolocation: 37.561612, 126.997890

Getting here
Chungmuro Station [충무로역], Seoul Subway Line 3/4, Exit 1
(3 min. walk)

— submitted by Mich KDL

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