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)
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] in Seoul’s neighborhood Suha [Suha-dong/수하동] in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구]. Jangtong Bridge that crosses Cheonggyecheon Stream [청계천] leads to this restaurant.
26 Eulji-ro 5-gil, Suha-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 중구 을지로5길 26 미래에셋센터원빌딩 36층
Geolocation: 37.567435, 126.985157
Euljiro 1-ga Station [을지로입구역], Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 3
(5 min. walk)
— submitted by Marion KDL
— My First First Love added by Mich KDL