The exterior of this restaurant appears the former ‘Jinmi Restaurant’ that Jung Jin’s (Nam Ji-hyun) mother Seo Ae-sook (So Hee-jung) takes over in episode 1 of The Witch’s Diner/Come to the Witch’s Restaurant (마녀식당으로 오세요) (TVING, 2021).
Park Joon-young (Kim Min-jae/Rapper Real.be) asks Chae Song-a (Park Eun-bin) out for dinner in episode 4 of Do You Like Brahms? (브람스를 좋아하세요) (SBS, 2020) and they go to this restaurant.
Mok Hae-won (Park Min-young) recounts how she came to this restaurant with her mother Shim Myeong-joo (Jin Hee-kyung) when she talks about their relationship with Im Eun-seob (Seo Kang-joon) in episode 5 of When the Weather Is Fine/I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day/If the Weather Is Good, I’ll Find You/I’ll Find You When The Weather Is Nice (날씨가 좋으면 찾아가겠어요) (JTBC, 2020).
This restaurant appears as the bar run by Ko Hyun-jung (Shin Dong-Mi) in Hi Bye, Mama! (하이바이, 마마!) (tvN, 2020)– as seen, for instance, in episode 4.
This restaurant appears as ‘Sunha Dumplings’ run by Song Hae-rin’s (Jung Eugene) parents in Romance is a Bonus Book/Romance is a Supplement/How To Publish Love (로맨스는 별책부록) (tvN, 2019) — as seen in episode 4, when Hae-rin and Cha Eun-ho (Lee Jong-suk) come here to eat and in episode 10 when love-sick Hae-rin visits her parents.
Jang Suk-joon (Kim Tae-hoon) meets up at this restaurant — which rather appears as a café — with Kim Do-young (Yoon Sang-hyun) in episode 23 of Hold Me Tight/Holding Hands/Let’s Watch the Sunset (손 꼭 잡고, 지는 석양을 바라보자) (MBC, 2018). He tells Do-young that Nam Hyun-joo (Han Hye-jin) only has a month to live and begs him to bring her to Bali before she dies.
Dotori Brothers [도토리브라더스] is a Japanese restaurant located in Seoul’s neighborhood Sinmunno 2(i)-ga [신문로2가] —overseen by the administrative neighborhood of Sajik [Sajik-dong/사직동]— in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구]. It is not very far away from Hong Do-hee’s House.
41 Gyeonghuigung-gil, Sajik-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 종로구 경희궁길 41 1층
Geolocation: 37.572931, 126.969249
Gyeongbokgung Station [경복궁역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 7
(10 min. walk)
— submitted by Mich and Marion KDL