House Dongincheon-dong

Encounter (2018-19); Valid Love (2014-15)

This house appears as the restaurant ‘찬이네 골뱅이’ (Chan’s Whelk), which is run by Lee Dae-chan (Kim Joo-hun) in Encounter/Boyfriend (남자친구) (tvN, 2018-19). It is also where Kim Jin-hyeok’s (Park Bo-gum) brother Kim Jin-mung (P.O of Block B) works at, and where Jin-hyeok gathered to tell Dae-chan the good news of his employment in episode 2, together with their friend Jo Hye-in (Jeon So-ni).

It appeared as Kim Il-ri’s (Lee Si-young) workshop ‘Casta Diva Studio’ in Valid Love (일리있는 사랑) (tvN, 2014-15).

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Up till about a year or so ago (ca. 2017), this location was taken up by the coffee shop ‘미추홀 구락부’ (Michuhol Club), and then by ‘이모 도시락’ (Aunt’s Lunchbox). It is located in Incheon’s neighborhood of Dongincheon [Dongincheon-dong/동인천동] in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구].

Note that the restaurant scenes in Encounter were filmed in the location’s external extension just next door, characterised by the blue gate; the indoor scenes could have been filmed in a studio.

46 Songhak-ro, Nae-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon
인천광역시 중구 송학로 46
(인천광역시 중구 내동 2-4)
Geolocation: 37.474740, 126.626978

Getting here
Dongincheon Station [동인천역], Seoul Subway Line 1 / Gyeongin Line, Exit 3
(ca. 10 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL

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