Doodoong Namsan [두둥남산] (2018—2020)

Wish You (2020); More Than Friends (2020); My Unfamiliar Family (2020); My Fellow Citizens! (2019)

Kyung Woo-yeon (Shin Ye-eun) and Lee Soo (Ong Seong-wu of Wanna One) come to the rooftop of this café-restaurant during their exploration of Huam-dong — the third neighborhood treated in their book Seoul’s Stories — in episode 5 of More Than Friends/Number Of Cases (Kyeongueui Su/경우의 수) (JTBC, 2020).

In episode 6 of My Unfamiliar Family ([아는 건 별로 없지만] 가족입니다) (tvN, 2020), Eun-hee (Han Ye-ri) and Geon-joo (Shin Dong-wook) grab some beer at this rooftoop restaurant. Geon-joo proving the he knows Eun-hee well, surpises her as he recites the things he knows about her, including her email ID ‘Liz’ which was taken after the heroine of “Pride and Prejudice.” He then reveals that he is ‘Thistle’, the one she exchanged emails with for a year.

In a brief flashback sequence in episode 14 of My Fellow Citizens!/Fellow Citizens (국민 여러분!) (KBS2, 2019), Yang Jung-guk (Choi Si-won) and Kim Mi-young (Lee Yoo-young) come here for a date, but Jung-guk pays no attention to her.

Web Drama Filmed Here

Kang In-soo (In Soo of MYNAME) and Yoon Sang-yi (Lee Sang of IMFACT) pass by this café-restaurant a couple of times in Wish You/Wish You: Your Melody is in My Heart (WISH YOU: 나의 마음속 너의 멜로디/Wisiyu) (Idol Romance App/Viki/Netflix, 2020) because it is close to Sang-yi’s apartment — as, for instance in episode 8, [SPOILER] when In-soo replies to Sang-yi’s confession with a kiss.

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Doodoong Namsan [두둥남산], opened in November 2018 and closed in 2020, was a rooftop cafe and restaurant —and since 2021 café and bakery POUNDZ [파운즈] is housed here— located in Seoul’s neighborhood Huam [Huam-dong/후암동], in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구] — just at the base of Staircase Sowol-ro [소월로 계단]. It is also just one street and a minute’s walk away from The 100 Factory [더백푸드트럭].


29-17 Duteopbawi-ro 38-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 두텁바위로38길 29-17
(후암동 406-56)
Geolocation: 37.547376, 126.983924

Getting here
Sookmyung Women’s University Station [숙대입구역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 2/3
(18 min. walk)

— submitted by Mich KDL; last updated 13/07/2022
— Photo taken by © Mich KDL, September 2019
My Unfamiliar Family added by Chelle
Wish You; More Than Friends added by Marion KDL

2 reviews

  1. Wish you

    Hello. I am skeptical about the location of this restaurant / bar in the BL drama “Wish you” because of what is around this restaurant, the street ect they are not the same. it is near to a church and a large building. not far from Seoul Tower but not so close. I am watching again the differents pictures taken during viewing.
    I geolocate places of dramas and Asian BL series and I am searching the real location.

    1. Hi Bev, thank you for stopping by and sharing your doubts. Well, we are not skeptical about this location (otherwise we wouldn’t have put it up). In case you think the logo of the café in the background is fake (it’s not), it might help to look up some photos online to compare.

      Welcome to the club, by the way. We were the first to geolocalize K-Drama locations. Nice to see others are taking up the trend. Happy mapping! 🙂

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