Gonbap [곤밥]

Agency (2023); The Golden Spoon (2022); Soundtrack #1 (2022); Nevertheless (2021); 18 Again (2020); A Piece of Your Mind (2020); Moments of Eighteen (2019); Mother of Mine (2019); Her Private Life (2019); Clean With Passion For Now (2018-19); The Beauty Inside (2018); Suits (2018); The Undateables (2018); Black Knight (2017-18); Fight For My Way (2017)

This is the restaurant run by Yoo Jung-suk (Jang Hyun-sung) in Agency (대행사/Daehaengsa) (JTBC, 2023) — as seen, for instance, in episode 12, when Choi Chang-soo (Cho Seong-ha) comes by unexpectedly.

Lee Seung-cheon (Yook Sung-jae/Sungjae from BtoB) and Na Joo-hee (Jung Chae-yeon/Chaeyeon) come here for dinner after work in episode 1 of The Golden Spoon (Geumsujeo/금수저) (MBC, 2022).

This is a restaurant run by (also real-life) couple Gyeol-Han (Park Hoon) and Ma-ri (Park Min-Jung), friends of Lee Eun-soo (Han So-hee) and Han Seon-woo (Park Hyung-sik of ZE:A) who are regulars here in Soundtrack #1 (Soundtrack No. 1/사운드트랙 #1) (Disney+, 2022) — as seen, for instance, in episode 1.

Yoo Na-bi (Han So-hee) and Kim Eun-han (Lee Jeong-ha) have a meal here in episode 3 of Nevertheless/I Know But (알고있지만) (JTBC/Netflix, 2021), with Eun-han telling her, “For Koreans, rice gives strength” – or bapsim.

Ye Ji-hoon (Wi Ha-joon) brings Jung Da-jung (Kim Ha-neul) to this restaurant for dinner in episode 9 of In episode 8 of 18 Again (18 어게인) (JTBC, 2020) and when they leave, the lady boss (cameo by Park Eun-young) and Ji-hoon both ask Da-jung for an autograph.

Han Seo-woo (Chae Soo-bin) has dinner here with Moon Ha-won (Jung Hae-in) — whom she knows as ‘Dawn’ — after running into him outside the recording studio in episode 2 of A Piece of Your Mind/Half of a Half (반의 반) (tvN, 2020), and updates him on what had happened with Kim Ji-soo (Park Joo-hyun). In episode 6, Seo-woo and Ha-won chance upon seeing Moon Soon-ho (Lee Ha-na) and Kang In-wook (Kim Sung-kyu) at the restaurant, and decide to go elsewhere.

Oh Han-kyeol (Kang Ki-young) takes his student Choi Joon-woo (Ong Seong-wu) out for lunch at this restaurant in episode 13 of Moments of Eighteen/Moments of 18/At Eighteen (열여덟의 순간) (JTBC, 2019).

Han Tae-joo (Hong Jong-hyun) and Kang Mi-ri (Kim So-yun) meet up here for dinner in episode 28 of Mother of Mine/My Prettiest Daughter in the World (세상에서 제일 예쁜 내 딸) (KBS2, 2019) — apparently for the second time already — and she tells him that she finally won’t go abroad and reaches out for his hand hesitantly; showing him that he reciprocates his feelings.

Lee Sun-joo (Park Jin-joo) has lunch at this restaurant with her family in episode 4 of Her Private Life (그녀의 사생활) (tvN, 2019) when she sees on television that Cha Si-an (ONE/Jung Je-won) had an accident. She abruptly leaves to console Sung Deok-mi (Park Min-young).

Gil O-sol (Kim You-jung) brings her brother Gil O-dol (Lee Do-hyun) and his best friend Jeon Young-sik (Kim Min-kyu) here to scold them in episode 2 of Clean With Passion For Now (일단 뜨겁게 청소하라) (JTBC, 2018-19).

Seo Do-jae (Lee Min-ki) and Han Se-kye (Seo Hyun-jin) come here to eat on their work trip in episode 1 of The Beauty Inside / Byooti Insaideu (뷰티 인사이드) (JTBC, 2018). In episode 15, Kang Sa-ra (Lee Da-hee) and Ryu Eun-ho (Ahn Jae-hyeon) come here to eat and he tells her that he wants to become a judge and that he is a Seoul University graduate.

After there first kiss, Go Yeon-Woo (Park Hyung-Sik) and Kim Ji-Na (Ko Sung-Hee) come here to eat ramyeon in episode 11 of Suits (슈츠) (KBS2, 2018).

This restaurant appears as restaurant ‘Myungboolheo’, at which Jung-Eum (Hwang Jung-Eum) and her best friend Coach Yang (Oh Yoon-Ah) have scallion pancakes with makgeolli in episode 8 of The Undateables/Handsome Guy and Jung-Eum (훈남정음) (SBS, 2018).

Jung Hae-ra (Shin Se-kyung) and Moon Soo-ho (Kim Rae-won) come here to eat in episode 3 of Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me (흑기사) (KBS2, 2017-18).

In episode 4 of Fight For My Way/Third-Rate My Way (쌈 마이웨이) (KBS2, 2017), Ko Dong-man (Park Seo-joon), Choi Ae-ra (Kim Ji-won) and Park Moo-bin (Choi Woo-sik) find themselves eating ramyun here and the both boys bicker over Ae-ra’s head. In the end Moo-bin asks Ae-ra out on a date.

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Gonbap [곤밥], opened in 2014, is a restaurant located on Tojeong-ro [토정로] in Seoul’s neighborhood Seogang [Seogang-dong/서강동] (formerly Sangsu [Sangsu-dong/상수동]) in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구].

105 Tojeong-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 토정로 105
(상수동 339-9)
Geolocation: 37.545160, 126.922564

Getting here
Sangsu Station [상수역/上水驛], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 4
Walk south in the direction of Wausan-ro and it will appear on your right hand side after around half a kilometer.

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 18/02/2023

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  1. Add Drama

    There is a scene on Age Of Youth Season 1 that took in this location, where Kang Yina often meet up to eat some snack with her ‘co-worker’

    1. Hi Ola! Many thanks for sharing this! Do you still remember in which episode this was?

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