Dotori Brothers [도토리브라더스]

Woori the Virgin (2022); Inspector Koo (2021); The Witch's Diner (2021); Do You Like Brahms? (2020); When the Weather Is Fine (2020); Hi Bye, Mama! (2020); Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019); Hold Me Tight (2018)

Oh Woo-ri (Im Soo-hyang) lives here with her mother Oh Eun-ran (Hong Eun-hee) and grandmother Seo Gwi-nyeo (Yun Woon-kyung) who runs this restaurant (appearing as ‘Seo Gwi-nyeo’s Pork Cutlet’) in Woori the Virgin/We Start Today/From Now On (SBS, 2022) — as seen, for instance, in episode 1.

After dragging Koo Kyung-yi (Lee Young-ae) out of her apartment, Na Je-hui (Kwak Sun-young) brings her to this eatery in episode 1 of Inspector Koo/Koo Kyung-yi (Gu Gyeong-i/구경이) (JTBC/Netflix, 2021).

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 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.

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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.

Instagram: @dotori_brothers

41 Gyeonghuigung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 경희궁길 41 1층
(신문로2가 1-248)
Geolocation: 37.572931, 126.969249

Getting here
Gyeongbokgung Station [경복궁역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 7
(10 min. walk)

— submitted by Mich and Marion KDL; last updated 09/05/2022

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