Oriole [오리올]

Jinxed at First (2022); More Than Friends (2020); Find Me in Your Memory (2020); Itaewon Class (2020); Hip Hop King (2019); Class of Lies (2019)

Seon Dong-shik (Choi Jung-woo) invites everyone over to the rooftop of this restaurant at night in episode 9 of Jinxed at First/Jinx’s Lover (징크스의 연인) (KBS2, 2022) and tries to convince Gong Soo-kwang (Na In-woo) working for him to profit from Lee Seul-bi (Seo Ju-hyun/Seohyun of Girls’ Generation) powers. Soo-kwang directly understands what his former best friend is scheming and leaves the place.

After Kyung Woo-yeon (Shin Ye-eun) and Lee Soo (Ong Seong-wu of Wanna One) have finished their exploration of Huam-dong — the third neighborhood treated in their book Seoul’s Stories — in episode 5 of More Than Friends/Number Of Cases (Kyeongueui Su/경우의 수) (JTBC, 2020), it is in front of this restaurant that On Joon-soo (Kim Dong-joon of ZE:A) waits already to pick up Woo-yeon.

Yeo Ha-jin (Mun Ka-young) and Lee Jung-hoon (Kim Dong-wook) meet up on the second floor of this café in episode 6 (full episode 3) of Find Me in Your Memory (그 남자의 기억법) (MBC, 2020) because they both have something to tell each other.

In episode 8, this restaurant appears as the newly opened restaurant ‘Danbam’ —this time named ‘Honey Night’— in Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) (JTBC, 2020) as Park Sae-ro-yi (Park Seo-joon) had to move it here from its previous location.

Gi Moo-hyeok (Yoon Kyun-sang) meets up with a fellow lawyer and former co-student for a drink at this bar, in episode 1 of Class of Lies /Mr. Temporary/Undercover Teacher (미스터 기간제) (OCN, 2019).

Also seen in episode 5 of Hip Hop King – Nassna Street (힙합왕-나스나길) (SBS, 2019)

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Oriole [오리올], opened in 2015, is a brunch café and rooftop bar located in Seoul’s neighborhood Huam [Huam-dong/후암동], in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구]; just next door to The 100 Factory [더백푸드트럭]. This café was originally established by singer Jungyup of Brown Eyed Soul when he bought and remodeled a house in Oriole. Hence this café-bar is also known as Jungyup Cafe [정엽카페]. In July 2020, Jungyup sold the café to a man in his 30s — quite similar to the storyline in Itaewon Class.

Instagram: @oriole_hbc

43 Sinheung-ro 20-gil, Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 신흥로20길 43
(후암동 406-99)
Geolocation: 37.547369, 126.984056

Getting here
▶ Take bus #402 or #405 to The Bosung Girls’ Middle & High School Entrance Bus Stop [보성여중고입구 정류장, #03172]; get out and walk some meters back (easiest access according to Veronika)
▶ Sookmyung Women’s University Station [숙대입구역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 2/3
(18 mins walk)
▶ Follow the directions to Staircase Sowol-ro [소월로 계단] and head down the stairs.

— submitted by Marion KDL; last updated 13/07/2022
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, October 2019 & Thom Musni, March 2020
Itaewon Class; Hip Hop King added by Thom Musni
Find Me in Your Memory added by wjdwpdl
— Directions added by Veronika

5 reviews

  1. Bus 402/405

    I think the easiest way to find this location is using bus no. 402 or 405 and getting off at Bosung Girls’ Middle & High School Entrance bus-stop and just walk some meters back and there you are.

    1. Many thanks, Veronika, for this helpful tip! We’ve added it 🙂

  2. Find me in your memory (2020)

    Oriole cafe was also appear in Find Me In Your Memory (2020) episode 6

  3. Seen in Episode 8 of Itaewon Class

  4. This location was also appear in Episode 5 of Hip Hop King – Nassna Street

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