LeHoi [레호이]

Strongest Deliveryman (2017); On the Way to the Airport (2016)

A drunk Lee Dan-ah (Chae Soo-bin) proposes Choi Gang-soo (Go Kyung-pyo) to date for 230 days right in front of this restaurant when he gives her a piggyback ride home in episode 7 of Strongest Deliveryman (최강 배달꾼) (KBS2, 2017); she thinks she is in a dream, while in reality, he is slightly taken aback.

In On the Way to the Airport (공항 가는 길) (KBS2, 2016), this is Jang Hyun-woo’s (Kim Gyun-woo) bar, a good friend of Seo Do-woo’s (Lee Sang-yoon). Choi Soo-ah (Kim Ha-neul) passes by here regularly because the bar is on the ground floor of the building where Do-woo’s architecture office is. She also goes here to have a drink with friends in episode 1. Do-woo’s office is supposed to be on top of the bar, but the interior of his office is actually filmed two doors up, at Liz Balcony.

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Formerly a bar called Hideout, this place is now Vietnamese restaurant LễHội [레호이]. It is located in Seoul’s neighbourhood of Itaewon-dong (이태원동), in the Yongsan district (Yongsan-gu/용산구).

Address
5 Sowol-ro 38gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울 용산구 소월로38가길 5 2층
(이태원동 261-9)
Geolocation: 37.543213, 126.990218

Directions (♡ Mich KDL)
From Noksapyeong Station [녹사평역], Line 6, Exit 2, cross the road and take bus #143 from the bus stop outside the Financial Management Corps. Get off after 2 stops to Yongam Elementary (north towards Namsan Tower). On the same side of the road, cross an overhead bridge (featured in Fight For My Way [2017]) from the small park behind the bus stop and you should see the sign ‘Sowolro 소월로’. You’ll be also be able to see a yellow building (LễHội) from the bridge.

Leaving the place is a challenge as there are no bus stops from there returning to the station. Walk back on the same bridge, go down the underpass towards Sinheungro (where there are lots of eateries and shops) and take the community bus ‘Yongsan02 용산02’ from bus stop #03592 at Sinheungro 3-gil (고바우슈퍼 – Gobawoo Super (no longer there – now a convenience store). Noksapyeong station is two stops away, and the nearest exit is 3.

— submitted by Marion KDL
— photos by © Mich KDL, June 2017