Kodachaya — Hongdae Outlet [코다차야 홍대점]

My Roommate Is A Gumiho (2021); Birthcare Center (2020); Start-Up (2020); Itaewon Class (2020); Touch Your Heart (2019); Why Secretary Kim (2018); Because This Is My First Life (2017); Memory (2016)

The friends and other characters of My Roommate Is A Gumiho/Frightening Cohabitation (간 떨어지는 동거) (tvN, 2021) meet up here when they need a drink or have a heart-to-heart talk with each other –– as seen in episode 8 onwards.

Seo Dal-mi (Bae Suzy) comes here in episode 10 of Start-Up (스타트업) (tvN/Netflix, 2020), wanting to get a drink, when a stranger (special cameo by Lee Bo-young) asks to share the table. Nam Do-san (Nam Joo-hyuk) comes along after, and eavesdrops on an eventually-tipsy Dal-mi pouring out her story to the stranger. Do-san intervenes when the stranger earnestly advises Dal-mi to seek guidance from “the ancestors” for help with her issue. In the epilogue, Han Ji-pyeong (Kim Seon-ho) comes here for a meal, and also ends up sharing his table with this stranger.

Choi Yoon-hyuk (Shim Hyung-tak) and Dan Moon-hee (Park Kyung-hye) come here together for dinner after work in episode 12 of Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity (진심이 닿다) (tvN, 2019) and Yoon-hyuk falls more and more for her. They return here in episode 13, and Yoon-hyuk begins to feel rather differently for her — saying that even after close to a month of dating, she did not move his heart. This disappoints Moon-hee to no end.

Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) and her sisters (Baek Eun-Hye and Heo Soon-Mi) meet here in episode 6 of Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018), where she indirectly speaks about the disastrous almost-kiss she had with Lee Young-Joon (Park Seo-Joon) just before. Mi-so returns here in episode 15 with Bong Se-ra (Hwang Bo-ra) and Kim Ji-ah (Pyo Ye-jin) for dinner and the trio have a tad too much to drink. Young-joon calls Mi-so and the other ladies pick up while she’s in the washroom, asking him to come over. When he arrives, a very sober Young-joon is slightly mortified when he sees how wasted the trio has become — including Mi-so.

The men of Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017) come here multiple times in the series to talk through their respective situations in their lives, with each other. For example, Won-seok (Kim Min-seok) comes here to drink with Ma Sang-goo (Park Byung-eun) in episode 5, in order to deduce what happened between him and Ho-rang (Kim Ga-eun). Though Sang-goo had initially suggested that she’d expected a proposal instead of a sofa, the men eventually realised that she may have been unhappy with the display set that Won-seok got her. Later in the series, Sang-goo also comes here with Nam Se-hee (Kim Min-ki).

Jeon Seol (Im Soo-jung) has a drink with Han Se-joo (Yoo Ah-in) here in episode 8 of Chicago Typewriter (시카고 타자기) (tvN, 2017), along with Yoo Jin-oh (Go Kyung-pyo) who was also by Se-joo’s side.

Park Tae-seok (Lee Sung-min) comes here for a drink with his doctor and friend, Joo Jae-min (Choi Duk-moon), in episode 2 of Memory (기억) (tvN, 2016), and brings up his Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Also seen in episode 1 of Birthcare Center/ Postnatal Care Center (산후조리원) (tvN, 2020); Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) (JTBC, 2020); and episode 12 of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (역도요정 김복주)(MBC, 2016-17).

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Kodachaya [코다차야] is a franchise eatery that’s a cross between an izakaya and pojangmacha, which offers cuisine choices like Korean and Japanese. This outlet is located in the Lohas Tower [로하스타워] on Wausan-ro [와우산로] in Seoul’s neighborhood Sangsu [Sangsu-dong/상수동], in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구]. Bar San-Jang [산장] and Chooloop Café [츄룹] are only a few steps away from here.

Address
48 Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 와우산로 48
(상수동 93-45)
Geolocation: 37.548535, 126.923388

Getting here
Sangsu Station [상수역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 2
A very short walk from the exit.

— submitted by Mich KDL, updated by Marion KDL
Memory added by spark1118 (Reddit)

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