Izakaya Minami [미나미 이자카야]

Sh**ting Stars (2022); Monthly Magazine Home (2021); Lovestruck in the City (2020-21); Record of Youth (2020); Bad Love (2019-20); My First First Love (2019); The Wind Blows (2019); Wok of Love (2018); Eulachacha Waikiki (2018); Jugglers (2017-18); The Best Hit (2017); Father, I'll Take Care of You (2016-17); Kill Me, Heal Me (2015); Heart to Heart (2015); The Time We Were Not In Love (2015); Love Frequency 37.2 (2014); Only Love (2014); Potato Star 2013QR3 (2013-14)

Kang Yoo-sung (Yoon Jong-hoon) and Park Ho-young (Kim Yoon-hye) come to this restaurant (seen as ‘Simya Izakaya/Late Night Izakaya’ in episode 10 of Sh**ting Stars/Shooting Stars (Byeolttongbyeol/별똥별) (tvN, 2022), as Ho-young wanted to give her work senior a treat. When Yoo-sung pats her on her head as he always does, Ho-young suddenly tells him not to do so as it makes her heart flutter, then blurting out a confession to Yoo-sung before grabbing her things and running off – and eventually comes back to pay the bill.

Yoo Ja-sung (Kim Ji-seok) invites Na Young-won (Jung So-min) for dinner at this restaurant after a long workday spend together (and receiving a little gift from her) in episode 7 of Monthly Magazine Home/Monthly House (월간 집) (JTBC, 2021).

Oh Seong-yeong (Han Ji-eun) gets drunk at this restaurant in episode 1 of Lovestruck in the City (도시남녀의 사랑법) — Series 1: City Couple’s Way of Love (KakaoTV/Netflix, 2020-21).

Won Hae-hyo (Byeon Woo-seok) brings Sa Hye-joon’s (Park Bo-gum) ex-girlfriend Jung Ji-a (Seol In-a) to this restaurant in episode 8 of Record of Youth/The Moment/Youth Record (청춘기록) (tvN, 2020); trying to avoid her joining an evening dinner where Ahn Jeong-Ha (Park So-dam) is also present.

Yoon Tae-oh (Ji Soo) and Han Song-yi (Jung Chae-yeon) come here for a drink and heart-to-heart talk after he returns from Jebu Island, in episode 15 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019).

It is at this restaurant that Bryan Jung (Kim Sung-cheol) tries to convince his co-worker to rehire Son Ye-rim (Kim Ga-eun) in episode 9 of The Wind Blows (바람이 분다) (JTBC, 2019).

In episode 12 of Heart Surgeons / Two Lives One Heart (흉부외과: 심장을 훔친 의사들) (SBS, 2018), An Ji-na (Kim Ye-won) thanks back how she celebrated the end of their internship will her colleagues.

Seo Poong (Lee Joon-Ho) and Dan Sae-Woo (Jung Ryeo-Won) come here for dinner in episode 26 of Wok of Love/Greasy Melo (기름진 멜로) (SBS, 2018) and she asks him to date in secret.

Lee Joon-Ki (Lee Yi-Kyung) and Kang Seo-Jin (Go Won-Hee) get drunk here in episode 9/10 of Eulachacha Waikiki/Laughter in Waikiki/Welcome to Waikiki (으라차차 와이키키) (JTBC, 2018) which ends up with her kissing him.

Bo-na (Cha Joo-young) invites Yoon-i (Baek Jin-hee) out for a drink after work at this place in episode 15 of Jugglers (저글러스) (KBS2, 2017-2018). After their heart-to-heart, Yoon-i calls on Kyung-rye (Jung Hye-in) to keep a tearful Bo-na company after she takes her leave.

Lee Ji-hoon (Kim Min-jae) has a drink here with his adoptive dad Lee Gwang-jae (Cha Tae-hyun) in episode 16 of The Best Hit (최고의 한방) (KBS2, 2017). Gwang-jae tells Ji-hoon to pursue his dream and not to repeat the same mistake he did, which gave Ji-hoon reason enough to dash out of the restaurant in order to confess his feelings to Choi Woo-seung (Lee Se-young).

Han Sung-joon (Lee Tae-hwan) comes here with his adoptive father Han Hyung-sub (Kim Chang-wan) for a heart to heart to in episode 29 of Father I’ll Take Care of You (아버님 제가 모실게요) (MBC, 2016-17).

In Heart to Heart (하트 투 하트) (tvN, 2015), this restaurant belongs to a friend of Jang Doo-soo (Lee Jae-yoon) and he comes here with Cha Hong-do (Choi Gang-hee) when it is closed in episode 7 (a favor from his friend) so that she can feel comfortable. He is back here alone in episode 9 complaining about his love life to his owner friend.

In The Time We Were Not In Love/The Time That I Loved You/The Time I’ve Loved You (너를 사랑한 시간) (SBS, 2015), Oh Ha-na (Ha Ji-won) and Choi Won (Lee Jin-wook) often meet up here; as seen, for instance, in episode 3.

Also seen in episode 100 of Bad Love/Cruel Love (나쁜 사랑) (MBC, 2019-20); Kill Me, Heal Me (킬미, 힐미) (MBC, 2015); Love Frequency 37.2 (사랑 주파수 37.2) (MBC Every1, 2014); Only Love (사랑만 할래) (SBS, 2014); Potato Star 2013QR3 (감자별 2013QR3) (tvN, 2013-14).

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Izakaya Minami [미나미 or 미나미 이자카야] is a restaurant located in a building’s basement in Seoul’s neighborhood Sangam [Sangam-dong/상암동] in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구].

8 Worldcupbuk-ro 48-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 월드컵북로48길 8
(상암동 34-34)
Geolocation: 37.576604, 126.894304

Getting Here
Digital Media City Station [디지털미디어시티역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 9
(5 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 06/06/2022
The Time We Were Not In Love added by Ola

4 reviews

  1. I think Anthony and Jin Jin go to this restaurant on their date in 20th Century Boy and Girl

    1. Hi Shelley, Thank you for the addition! Do you recall the episode? Then we could double-check…

  2. Add Drama

    I think this is the bar where the two main character from The Time We Were Not In Love often go.

    1. Hi there! Yes, you’re right! I just added the drama to the main description. Many thanks for sharing this. 🙂

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