Han San-hae (Shin Dong-wook) and Bok Seung-ah (Kwon Yu-ri of Girls’ Generation) meet one of RG Motors’ VVIP clients (special cameo by Yang Dong-geun) at this eatery, together with his three children in final episode 31 (final full episode 16) of Dae Jang Geum Is Watching / The Great Jang-geum Is Watching / Jang Geum, Oh My Grandma (대장금이 보고 있다) (MBC, 2018-19). As the kids began to get rather squirmy, Seung-ah decides to distract them by playing with them outside, while San-hae talks to the client over lunch. Later, the grateful client decides to buy a car per Seung-ah’s recommendation.
Ilmi Sikdang/Ilmi Cafe [일미식당] is a small Korean eatery with a 20-year history, specialising in Gangwon Province and Jeolla Province recipes. It carries the number 148 and is located in the basement of Nakwon Market [낙원시장], in Seoul’s neighborhood of Nakwon [Nakwon-dong/낙원동] in the Jongno district [Jongno-gu/종로구].
No. 148, B1, Nakwon Market, 428 Samil-daero, Nakwon-dong, Jongno-gu Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 삼일대로 428 낙원상가 B1 148호
(서울특별시 종로구 낙원동 288 낙원상가 B1 148호)
Geolocation: 37.572479, 126.987768
Jongno 3ga Station [종로3가역], Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 9
Jongno 3ga Station [종로3가역], Seoul Subway Line 1, Exit 1
(8 min walk)
Look out for the big blue ‘낙원악기상가’ sign on a building — the sign for the ‘Nakwon Musical Instrument Arcade’ — and head to the alley on the left to access the underground market.
— submitted by Mich KDL