Maruku Kitchen [마루쿠식당] (2015 ~ 2020)
This restaurant appears as ‘Marudang Restaurant’ in episode 9 of Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) (JTBC, 2020) that is made out to be located at the same street as Park Sae-ro-yi’s (Park Seo-joon) second restaurant. Sae-ro-yi sets out to help this neighboring restaurant with repair work as to attract more customers into their street — and also into his own restaurant; with Jo Yi-seo (Kim Da-mi) and Oh Soo-a (Kwon Na-ra) observing him in disbelief for doing free labor.
Twozzim — Itaewon Branch [두찜 용산이태원점], opened in December 2020, is a branch of franchise restaurant chain Twozzim [두찜], which specializes in jjimdak (찜닭, braised chicken). This branch is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Itaewon [Itaewon-dong/이태원동] in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구]. It sits in walking distance to Itaewon Children’s Park [이태원어린이공원], The Finest [더파이니스트], and Undukjib [언덕집 양곱창].
Before and until at least October 2020 (including the filming of Itaewon Class), this site housed the restaurant Maruku Kitchen [마루쿠식당].
27 Noksapyeong-daero 46-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 녹사평대로46길 27
Geolocation: 37.537343, 126.988308
Noksapyeong (Yongsan-gu Office) Station [녹사평역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 3
(8 min. walk)
— submitted by Thom Musni
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, March 2020