Hibaci [히바치 光]

Dae Jang Geum Is Watching (2018-19)

Han San-hae (Shin Dong-wook) is invited by Manager Lee Na-young (Jung Yi-rang) to have a lunch discussion at this restaurant — which is on his bucket list — in episode 7/8 (full episode 4) of Dae Jang Geum Is Watching / The Great Jang-geum Is Watching / Jang Geum, Oh My Grandma (대장금이 보고 있다) (MBC, 2018). Because her catwoman costume’s too tight, Manager Lee ends up fainting and going to the hospital. As San-hae waits for Manager Lee, he realises that he’d brought the wrong report, and asks Bok Seung-ah (Kwon Yu-ri of Girls’ Generation) to bring it for him. Since Na-young was not able to make the lunch appointment, San-hae asks Seung-ah to join him instead.

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Hibaci [히바치 光] is a Japanese grilled meat restaurant in Hansung Building (한성빌딩), located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Sinyeong [Sinyeong-dong/신영동] in the Jongno district [Jongno-gu/종로구]. It specializes in individual grills, instead of table ones for sharing. It is just a little further down the street from Woori Stationery [우리문구사].

Address
492 Jinheung-ro, Sinyeong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 진흥로 492 한성빌딩
(서울특별시 종로구 신영동 242-2)
Geolocation: 37.604580, 126.960874

Getting here
Bulgwang Station [불광역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 1/2
Best to take a taxi/bus from here.

— submitted by Mich KDL

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