Gayarang Building [가야랑빌딩]

Little Women (2022); KBS Drama Special: Be;twin (2021); Monthly Magazine Home (2021); One Spring Night (2019); My First First Love (2019)

Kim Yoon-yi (Sung Yoo-bin) walks past this brick building on the way home, while thinking about what Hong Chung (Hong Su-zu) said to him about his brother Hwan-yi’s script in KBS Drama Special: Be;twin (비트윈) (KBS2, 2021).

Seoul Ludens [서울루덴스]
2020 ~ 3F

Oh In-kyung (Nam Ji-hyun) and Ha Jong-ho (Kang Hoon) come here on a date in final episode 12 of Little Women (Jag-eun Assideul/작은 아씨들) (tvN/Netflix, 2022) and [Spoiler] he leans in for a kiss.

torreN [토레엔]
2016 ~ 2020, 3F

[SPOILER] Shin Gyeom (Jung Gun-joo) and Yook Mi-ra (Lee Hwa-kyum) have dinner at this restaurant in episode 15 of Monthly Magazine Home/Monthly House (월간 집) (JTBC, 2021); she confesses her feelings to him, but is rejected.

Lee Jung-in (Han Ji-min) and Kwon Ki-seok (Kim Joon-han) come here for dinner in episode 6 (full episode 3) of One Spring Night (봄밤) (MBC, 2019) and Ki-seok brings up their marriage and asks her if she is attracted to somebody else and her strong denial makes him suspicious.

This is the restaurant where Han Song-yi (Jung Chae-yeon) works part-time (as seen in episode 1, 2 and 5) and where Yoon Tae-oh (Ji Soo) looks her up in episode 2 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019).

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Gayarang Building [가야랑빌딩] is located on Gyeongnidan-gil [경리단길/經理團길] in Seoul’s neighborhood Itaewon [Itaewon-dong/이태원동] in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구]; in close proximity to this rooftop apartment and a 5-7 min. walk to/from The Finest [더파이니스트] and CU – Itaewon 2-dong Store [CU이태원2동점].
Note: The Danish lifestyle brand store ‘Hay’ is no longer at 1F of this building.

torreN (or torre_N) [토레엔], opened in 2016 and closed in 2020, was a steak and pasta restaurant with a view of Namsan Tower, located on the building’s third floor of the Gayarang Building [가야랑빌딩], which was on the two-story red-brick building in 2016. Since 2020, wine bar Seoul Ludens [서울루덴스] occupies the third floor of this building.

Instagram: @torrenkr

66 Hoenamu-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 회나무로 66
(이태원동 239-4)
Geolocation: 37.540098, 126.993847

Getting here
Noksapyeong Station [녹사평역], Seoul Subway Line 6,Exit 2
(16 min. walk)
Itaewon Station [이태원역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 2
(16 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 03/07/2022

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