Faro Grand [파로그랜드]
Jung Da-jung (Kim Ha-neul) is invited for lunch at this restaurant in episode 12 of 18 Again (18 어게인) (JTBC, 2020) to have dinner with Ko Deok-jin (Kim Gang-hyun) and his ‘son’ Ko Woo-young/Hong Dae-Young (Lee Do-hyun). When Deok-jin cannot join them, Da-jung und Woo-young decide not to let the food go to waste that was already served. Please note that the exit of the restaurant — shown later– is this one of this venue.
In Dong-hyuk (Tae In-ho) and Ji Young-won (Park Ye-jin) have dinner here in episode 31 (full episode 16) of Soul Mechanic/Fix You/Soul Repairer (영혼수선공) (KBS2, 2020), where tells her about his year-long placement at John Hopkins in the US.
Lee Jung-hoon (Kim Dong-wook), Yeo Ha-jin (Moon Ga-young) and Jung-hoon’s mother have a meal together here in episode 12 (full episode 6) of Find Me in Your Memory (그 남자의 기억법) (MBC, 2020). In final episode 32 (full episode 16), the couple return here to meet Jung-hoon’s father over a meal.
Lee Kang-woo (Ahn Jae-hyeon) and Lee Min-hyeok (Gu Won) come to this restaurant after their family dinner to catch up in episode 1 of Love With Flaws (하자있는 인간들) (MBC, 2019-20). While doing so, Joo Seo-yeon (Oh Yeon-seo) also comes here in search for a student that worked part-time here. In episode 4 (full episode 2), Park Hyun-Soo (Heo Jeong-Min) invites Kim Mi-kyung (Kim Seul-gi) over to this restaurant for dinner; insisting she brings a girlfriend along. She convinces Joo Seo-yeon (Oh Yeon-seo) to come with her and to their surprise Kang-woo also joins into the meeting. He tries to make Seo-yeon fall for him and asks her out only to get a no for an answer.
Seo Do-hyun (Jung Jin-young) and Han Song-yi (Jung Chae-yeon) come here for a date in episode 9 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019). They first come up here to admire the view (which includes Jongno Tower), but Do-hyun suggests staying on, despite Song-yi’s protests at how expensive it is. As Song-yi happily tucks into an apple-inspired dessert, Do-hyun tells her that — though wishful thinking — he wants to make enough money to help her buy back her father’s hanok house.
Seo E-do (Shin Sung-rok) and Min Ye-rin (Go Won-hee) eat dinner at this restaurant in episode 3 of Perfume/Peopyoom (퍼퓸) (KBS2, 2019) as this is the only restaurant that cooks well enough for sensitive E-do. It is also here that Ye-rin proposes to become his live-in cook.
Han Seo-jin (Yum Jung-ah) and teacher Kim Joo-young (Kim Seo-hyung) meet up here for lunch in episode 6 of SKY Castle (SKY 캐슬) (JTBC, 2018-19).
Han Jin-ah (Jung In-sun) brings Kang Chul-soo (Lee Joon-hyuk) for a meal here in final episode 4 of Naked Fireman (맨몸의 소방관) (KBS2, 2017).
Jung Jae-yi (Lee Jae-yoon) invites Go Ah-young (Yoo Da-in) to dinner at this restaurant inn episode 14 of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (역도요정 김복주) (MBC, 2016-17).
Lee Hee-kyung (Park Hae-jin), Cheon Song-yi (Gianna Jun) and Yoo Se-mi (Yoo In-na) have dinner at this restaurant in episode 1 of My Love from Another Star/My Love From The Star/You Who Came From the Stars (별에서 온 그대) (SBS, 2013-14). When Hee-kyung asks Se-mi to be their witness for his proposal, Song-yi declines politely and asks if he remembers her first; the person who had rescued her from a truck of doom.
Trailer Filmed Here
In the first teaser trailer for 18 Again (18 어게인) (JTBC, 2020), ‘[티저] 18년 전 리즈 시절로 돌아간 남편 이야’, Jung Da-jung Kim Ha-neul) discusses with Hong Dae-young (Yoon Sang-hyun) why their marriage didn’t work out, when all of a sudden Dee-young (now Lee Do-hyun) turns into the teenage version of himself.
Faro Grand [파로그랜드] is a restaurant that serves Chinese and Japanese cuisines, with a specialty in seafood. It is located on the 36th Floor of the Mirae Asset Center 1 [미래에셋센터원빌딩/센터원빌딩에는] in Seoul’s neighborhood Suha [Suha-dong/수하동] in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구], which offers a splendid view downtown Seoul and Jongno Tower [종로타워]. Jangtong Bridge, which crosses Cheonggyecheon Stream [청계천], leads to this restaurant.
36F, 26 Eulji-ro 5-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 을지로5길 26
Geolocation: 37.567435, 126.985157
Euljiro 1-ga Station [을지로입구역], Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 3
(5 min. walk)
— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL