Donhwamun-ro 11na-gil [돈화문로11나길]

Sweet Munchies (2020)

This is the street where the late-night bistro ‘Brothers’, run by chef Park Jin-sung (Jung Il-woo), is located — as seen in episode 1 of Sweet Munchies/Late Night Snack Man and Woman (야식남녀) (JTBC, 2020). In the opening scene, Kim A-jin (Kang Ji-young) is seen walking here en route to the bistro.

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Donhwamun-ro 11na-gil [돈화문로11나길] is an alleyway located in Seoul’s neighborhood Ikseon [Ikseon-dong/익선동] or  Ikseon-dong Hanok Village [익선동 한옥마을] in the Jongno District [종로구]. It’s a very short walk to/from My Poetry [마이포에트리], Turtle Supermarket [거북이슈퍼] and Donhwamun-ro 11da-gil [돈화문로11다길].

‘Brothers Bistro’ is located at 1F of the Issiem Building [이씨엠빌딩], which previously housed a division of an Urban Administrative Development research facility [사단법인 도시행정발전연구]. The signboards for donkatsu restaurant Apgujeong Haru — Jongno Store [압구정하루 종로직영점] (No. 22-1) and hanbok shop 다소곳이 (No. 20) can also be seen in Sweet Munchies.

Ikseon as a neighborhood was selected in 2021 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism —announced through the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)— as one of the ‘100 Must-Visit Spots in Korea’ for 2021-2022.

Address of Issiem Building
16 Donhwamun-ro 11na-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 돈화문로11나길 16
(익선동 154-10)
Geolocation: 37.573525, 126.990702

Getting here
Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station [종로3가역], Seoul Subway Line 1, 3 and 5, Exit 6
(2 min. walk)

— submitted by Mich KDL

2 reviews

  1. Top!

    Seems to be a great place for visiting. I became interested.

    1. Hi sorymata, I can only agree and suggest to plan in a few hours for exploring Ikseon-dong on your next visit. 🙂

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