Oakwood Premier COEX [오크우드프리미어 코엑스센터] X Matsugaze [마쯔가제]
This is the hotel Park Hyun-soo (Kim Ji-hoon) stays at in episode 2 and 3 of Love Marriage/Love & Marriage/Date, Marry/Love Match/Match Maker’s Lover (Yeonae Kyeolhon/연애결혼) (KBS2, 2008) and where Lee Kang-hyun (Kim Min-hee) stays overnight in episode 3 (the Chinese restaurant Long Koong [용궁] is seen when everyone leaves the hotel).
Heuk Ryong-hwe’s boss awaits Lee Soon-Ae (Nam Sang-mi) and Han Yoo-il (Dennis Oh) at this hotel in episode 4 of Sweet Spy (Dalkom-han Seupai/달콤한 스파이) (MBC, 2005-06).
The ‘Penthouse’ of this hotel served as the interior of Han Gi-ju’s (Park Shin-yang) Parisian townhouse in Lovers in Paris (파리의 연인) (SBS, 2004) — as seen, for instance in episode 2.
Also seen in episode 9 of Another Miss Oh / Oh Hae-young Again (또 오해영) (tvN, 2016).
Matsugaze Japanese Restaurant [마쯔가제]
Choi Chang-je (Kim Do-hyun) and Jin Hwa-young (Kim Shin-rok) have dinner here, discuss strategies as usual, when he gets a call that he is selected to be appointed as Minister of Justice in episode 14 of Reborn Rich (Jaebeoljip Mangnaeadeul/재벌집 막내아들) (JTBC, 2022-23).
Oh Soo-jae (Seo Hyun-jin) meets up at this restaurant with TK Law Firm CEO Choi Tae-kook (Huh Joon-ho) in episode 7 of Why Her/Why Oh Soo-jae (Wae Osujaeinga/왜 오수재인가) (SBS, 2022) to test waters and try t figure out his next moves against her.
Assemblyman Sung Min-joon (Jang Hyun-sung) meets Asung High School director No Jung-a (Jin Kyung) here for a discussion in episode 2 of Melancholia (멜랑꼴리아) (tvN, 2021); also seen in episode 9 and 10.
Chairwoman Na Moon-sook (Ye Soo-jung) calls Park Joon-young (Kim Min-jae) from this restaurant in episode 6 of Do You Like Brahms? (브람스를 좋아하세요) (SBS, 2020).
Ryu Jin (Song Jong-ho) and his agency’s boss Jenifer Song (Seo Jung-yeon) of ‘Ssong Entertainment’ dine at this restaurant in episode 7 of Was It Love/Did We Love?/We, Were in Love (우리, 사랑했을까) (JTBC, 2020) and she emotionally pressures him to ‘stay at her side’.
Lee Min-hyeok (Gu Won) invites his father over to this restaurant who is in South Korea for a short visit in episode 16 (full episode 8) of Love With Flaws (하자있는 인간들) (MBC, 2019-20) only to get scolded by him.
Indebted Nam Shi-Hoon (Lee Moo-Saeng) invites his ‘nearly brother-in-law’ Kwon Ki-seok (Kim Joon-han) over to this restaurant in episode 6 (full episode 3) of One Spring Night (봄밤) (MBC, 2019) to ask him a favor.
Ki Dae-joo (Koo Ja-sung) is invited over here by Do Min-ik’s (Kim Young-kwang) uncle Sim Hae-yong (Kim Min-sang) for a company dinner in episode 2 (full episode 1) of The Secret Life of My Secretary/I Loved You From The Beginning/How to Train My Blind Boss (초면에 사랑합니다) (SBS, 2019). When placing a fish’s head on Dae-joo’s plate, Hae-young explains that once one has tasted a head one will never return to eating a tail; a message that apparently does not go unheard by Dae-joo. Hae-yong and Dae-joo are back here in episode 13 (full episode 7) and Hae-yong wants Dae-joo to chose sites.
Kwon Jung-rok (Lee Dong-wook) meets a long-winded client here in episode 2 of Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity (진심이 닿다) (tvN, 2019), which results in him being late for Oh Yoon-seo’s (Yoo In-na) welcome party. In episode 3, he returns here to meet an opposing trial lawyer — who’s also his senior — for a meal. This time, he brings Yoon-seo along, who’s decked up in an elaborate disguise as his senior is a big fan of hers. Yoon-seo runs into the senior lawyer as she comes out of the restroom, and he tries to cajole her into revealing her identity to him, but is stopped in time by Jung-rok.
Han Seo-jin (Yum Jung-ah) and teacher Kim Joo-young (Kim Seo-hyung) meet up here for lunch in episodes 9-10 of SKY Castle (SKY 캐슬) (JTBC, 2018-19).
[SPOILER] Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) has her first official lunch with her future mother-in-law (Kim Hye-Ok) here in final episode 16 of Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018).
Two managers of TQ wait for CEO Park Hyun-do (Park Young-gyu) at this restaurant in episode 8 of Chief Kim/Good Manager (김과장) (KBS2, 2017) because they plan to terminate their contract with him. But instead, Seo Yool (Lee Joon-ho) arrives and threatens them into extending their contract for another three years.
Also in episode 26 of Hide and Seek (숨바꼭질) (MBC, 2018).
Movie Filmed at Matsugaze
— The Mayor (Teukbyeolsimin/특별시민) (2017)
Oakwood Premier COEX [오크우드프리미어 코엑스센터], opened in 2002 and undergone renovation in 2015, is a five-star hotel with 280 furnished apartment-style rooms —part of North American Oakwood Hotel Brand, which was Founded in Los Angeles in 1962— located in Seoul’s neighborhood Samseong [Samseong-dong/삼성동] in the Gangnam district [Gangnam-gu/강남구]. The hotel, which was “ranked top 10 properties in their respective countries in the DestinAsian awards”, was bought by Ascott in July 2022.
Matsugaze Japanese Restaurant [마쯔가제], opened in 2015, is a Japanese restaurant located on the 3rd floor of this hotel.
46 Teheran-ro 87-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 강남구 테헤란로87길 46 호텔오크우드프리미어 3층
Geolocation: 37.510938, 127.058103
▶ Samseong Station [삼성역], Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 5/6
(11 min. walk)
▶ Bongeunsa Station [봉은사역], Seoul Subway Line 9, Exit 1
(10 min. walk)
— submitted by Mich KDL, updated by Marion KDL; last updated 19/02/2023
— Photo taken by © Mich KDL, October 2019