Oh Mi-joo (Shin Se-kyung) and Seo Dan-a (Choi Soo-young) have a coffee here in episode 1 of Run On (런온) (JTBC/Netflix, 2020-21), where Dan-a tries to dissuade Mi-joo from taking on the interpreter job. Ki Seon-gyeom (Im Si-wan) joins them shortly after, and Mi-joo finds out that he’s the athlete she’ll be translating for.
In a flashback to 2010, Cha Joo-eun (Seohyun from Girls Generation/Seo Ju-hyun) eats with her parents Cha Hyun-tae (Park Sung-geun) and Kim Mi-sook (Song Seon-mi) at this restaurant, as they narrow in on a swindling target in episode 1 of Private Lives/Private Life/Sasaenghwal (사생활) (JTBC, 2020). [SPOILER] In final episode 16, Joo-eun finally holds her wedding ceremony with Lee Jung-hwan (Go Kyung-pyo)… or does she?
Seo Hyun-joo (Hwang Jung-eum) holds her ‘wedding’ with a twist at this venue in episode 1 of Men Are Men / To All The Guys That Loved Me / That Guy Is The Guy (그놈이 그놈이다) (KBS2, 2020), much to the dismay of her parents, but with the support of her friends.
Yeo Ha-jin (Mun Ka-young) has a drama shoot at this restaurant in episode 2 (full episode 1) of Find Me in Your Memory (그 남자의 기억법) (MBC, 2020).
Kim Yeo-ok (Jang Mi-hee) calls Jenny Jang (Kim Sun-A) to this restaurant in episode 18 (full episode 9) of Secret Boutique (시크릿 부티크) (SBS, 2019) so that she meets Lee Ju-ho (Chang Ryul) from the Yungcheon City Council who witnessed Lee Hyun-ji’s (Go Min-si) mother’s disappearance and also threatens her to get rid of Hyun-ji soon.
Choi Soo-a (Ye Ji-won) has a family dinner at this restaurant in episode 1 of Love Affairs in the Afternoon (평일 오후 세시의 연인) (Channel A, 2019).
Do Min-ik (Kim Young-kwang) and Jung Gal-hee (Jin Ki-joo) come to eat lunch to this restaurant in episode 15 (full episode 30) of The Secret Life of My Secretary/I Loved You From The Beginning/How to Train My Blind Boss (초면에 사랑합니다) (SBS, 2019) but she is still in her thoughts with her struggling colleagues and cannot enjoy the dinner so much so that Min-ik tells her to join them.
Yoon Ma-ri (Park Han-byul) and Kang In-wook (Ryu Soo-young) have lunch at this restaurant in episode 1 of Love in Sadness (슬플 때 사랑한다) (MBC, 2019).
Kang Sa-ra (Lee Da-hee) joins an informal lunch meeting of some of the T’way Airline’s board members here in episode 6 of The Beauty Inside / Byooti Insaideu (뷰티 인사이드) (JTBC, 2018) and takes a leave as quickly as possible after having heard a good deal of misogynistic remarks from the all-men group. She is back here a little later with Ryu Eun-ho (Ahn Jae-hyeon) asking him how he thinks about her and he tells her that he wants to become a priest.
Jung Bo-Wang (Ryu Deok-Hwan) has a date with Lee Do-Yeon (Lee Elijah) here in episode 10 of Ms. Hammurabi/Miss Hammurabi (미스 함무라비) (JTBC, 2018). Running late, he manages to overcome all obstacles in his way (traffic jam, accident, battery of car running out) to be at the restaurant more or less in time only to say one sentence at his arrival at the restaurant to Do-yeon, which will hurt her so much so that she leaves directly.
Nam Joo-Ha (Oh Hyun-Kyung), Ji Soo-Ho’s (Yoon Doo-Joon) mother, and Jin Tae-Ri (Yura from Girl’s Day) meet up here to strike a deal in episode 7 of Radio Romance (라디오 로맨스) (KBS2, 2018). Joo-ha asks Tae-ri to circulate rumors that she dates Soo-ho while Jung Da-Seul (Seo Ye-Seul) shows up begging Joo-ha to let her keep her engagements.
Jo Ji-ah (Chae Soo-Bin) and Hong Baek-gyun (Uhm Ki-Joon) come here for dinner in episode 16 of I’m Not A Robot (로봇이 아니야) (MBC, 2017-18) and Baek-gyun finally understands why she broke up with him.
This is where the ceremony of the wedding that Choi Ae-Ra’s (Kim Ji-Won) attends in episode 2 of Fight For My Way/Third-Rate My Way (쌈 마이웨이) (KBS2, 2017) takes place, where she substitutes for the announcer who doesn’t show up.
Kang Woo-Il (Yoon Park) comes clear here in episode 13 of Introverted Boss/My Shy Boss/Sensitive Boss (내성적인 보스) (tvN, 2017): he breaks off the engagement in taking a stance toward his fiancé’s parents. Chae Ro-Woon (Park Hye-Soo) overhears this and he comes clear towards her as well – while Eun Hwan-Ki (Yeon Woo-Jin) listens in.
Park Do-kyung (Eric) and his mother have a dinner appointment with Chairman Jang Han-goo (Kang Nam-Kil) here in episode 2 of Another Miss Oh / Oh Hae-young Again (또 오해영) (tvN, 2016), and this is when Do-kyung learns that he chairman supports Han Tae-jin (Lee Jae-Yoon) financially.
Choi Mi-Yeon (Yoo In-Young) and Song Seol-Hee (Park Jun-Keum) eat here in episode 5 of Mask (가면) (SBS, 2015).
Lee Jae-kyung (Shin Sung-rok) dines at this restaurant with his actress girlfriend Han Yoo-ra (Yoo In-young) in episode 3 of My Love from Another Star/My Love From The Star/You Who Came From the Stars (별에서 온 그대) (SBS, 2013-14) and they talk about their potential marriage.
Ji Hyeong-min (Lee Jae-yoon) invites his girlfriend Lee Kyung-mi (Ko Na-eun) over to this restaurant in episode 1 of Heartless City/Cruel City (무정도시) (JTBC, 2013). He confesses that he will return to the police forces and before he can confess his love, she runs out of this place to go on a mission.
Also seen in Emergency Couple (응급남녀) (tvN, 2014); Wang’s Family/King’s Family/The Wang Family (Wanggane Siggudeul/왕가네 식구들) (KBS2, 2013-14); When a Man Loves/When A Man Falls In Love/Man in Love (남자가 사랑할 때) (MBC, 2013); Missing You/I Miss You (보고싶다) (MBC, 2012-13); The Queen’s Classroom / Queen’s Class (여왕의 교실) (MBC, 2013).
Luka 511 [루카511] is an Italian restaurant that bears the nickname “a palace in the city”, owing to its elegant architecture. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Cheongdam [Cheongdam-dong/청담동] in the Gangnam District [Gangnam-gu/강남구].
40 Dosan-daero 81-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 강남구 도산대로81길 40
Geolocation: 37.526961, 127.046882
Apgujeongrodeo Station [압구정로데오역], Bundang Line, Exit 2 or 3
— submitted by Marion KDL
— Men Are Men, Private Lives, Run On added by Mich KDL