This pork rib restaurant became famous with Secret Garden (2010-11). Kim Joo-Won (Hyun Bin), Gil Ra-Im (Ha Ji-Won) and Min Ah-Young (Yoo In-Na) go here to eat in episode 2 and Joo-Won can’t hide that he is disgusted by the food while the two girls dig in.
However, this restaurant was already a treasured filming location long before Secret Garden and still is:
It is here that Han Seung-joo (Uee) decides in episode 2 of My Husband Oh Jak-doo (데릴남편 오작두) (MBC, 2018) that Oh Jak-Doo (Kim Kang-Woo) could be good husband material.
When our radio team is finally put together, they come here for their first team outing in episode 3 of Radio Romance (라디오 로맨스) (KBS2, 2018).
Park Gon (Park Sung-Hoon) is actively trying to win over citizens for his redevelopment project and one of the places he does this is here in episode 15 of Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me (흑기사) (KBS2, 2017-18).
In episode 2 of Two Cops (투깝스) (MBC, 2017-18), Cha Dong-Tak’s (Cho Jung-Seok) team comes here for a welcome celebration for a new team member.
In episode 3 of Secret Forest/Stranger (비밀의 숲) (tvN, 2017), Lee Chang-Joon (Yoo Jae-Myung) and Kim Woo-Kyun (Choi Byung-Mo) come here for a drink.
Noh Ji-Wook (Ji Chang-Wook) comes to drink here with Section Chief Bang (Jang Hyuk Jin) in episode 7 of Suspicious Partner (2017).
Park Sang-Man (Kwon Hae-Hyo) and Han Jung-Tae (Lee Yoon-Sang) also come here for a drink in episode 14 of Radiant Office (자체발광 오피스) (MBC, 2017).
Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) and Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) go here for a drink in episode 9 of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016-17).
Do Bong-soon (Park Bo-young) and Ahn Min-hyuk (Park Hyung-sik) eat lunch here in episode 15 of Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017). Later, Min-hyuk is back here with In Gook-du (Ji Soo) for a drink tensing up about Bong-soon who steps in just when they are about to have a fight.
In tvN Signal (시그널) (2016), Park Hae-Young (Lee Je-Hoon) recalls his childhood memories in episode 16 and we travel back in time to Lee Jae-Han’s (Cho Jin-Woong) and Cha Soo-Hyun’s (Kim Hye-Soo) first date.
In episode 14 of in Gogh’s Starry Night/Gogh, The Starry Night (고호의 별이 빛나는 밤에) (SBS, 2016), Go Ho (Kwon Yuri), Kang Tae-Ho (Kim Young-Kwang) and his “rivals” meet up here for dinner.
This restaurant also appeared in Wanted (원티드) (SBS, 2016); The King 2 Hearts (더킹 투하츠) (MBC, 2012); The Equator Man (적도의 남자) (KBS2, 2012); Fashion King (패션왕) (SBS, 2012); Flower Boy Ramen Shop (꽃미남 라면가게) (tvN, 2011); Boys Over Flowers (꽃보다 남자) (KBS2, 2009); Crazy For You/Crazy for Love/Crazy in Love (사랑에 미치다) (SBS, 2007); Something Happened in Bali/What Happened in Bali/Memories of Bali (발리에서 생긴 일) (SBS, 2004); All In (올인/올 인) (SBS, 2003).
쌍대포 본점 is located in the neighborhood Cheongpa-dong [청파동], Yongsan-gu [용산구], Seoul.
Address: 291 Cheongpa-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울 용산구 청파로 291
(서울 용산구 청파동2가 95)
Geolocation: 37.545541, 126.970058
To get here: Sookmyung Women’s University Station [숙대입구역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 9 or 10.
— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich, 2017