This pork rib restaurant became famous with Secret Garden (시크릿 가든) (SBS, 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:
Judge Sung Gong-choong (Cha Soon-bae) meets up here with journalists in episode 5 of Ms. Hammurabi/Miss Hammurabi (미스 함무라비) (JTBC, 2018) to help him get the accusations that he overworked a female judge twisted.
It appears as the ‘Entrails Restaurant’ where Jung-eum (Hwang Jung-eum) and her friend Choi Joon-soo (Choi Tae-joon) meet up for a drink in episode 1 of The Undateables/Handsome Guy and Jung-Eum (훈남정음) (SBS, 2018) and where she tells him about her first mortifying meeting with Hoon-nam (Namgung Min).
Doo Chil-seong’s (Jang Hyuk) men consult here in episode 5 of Wok of Love/Greasy Melo (기름진 멜로) (SBS, 2018) what to do with Seo Poong (Lee Joon-ho) and one proposition is to kill him.
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 the 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 (수상한 파트너) (SBS, 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<(역도요정 김복주) (MBC, 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 (힘쎈여자 도봉순) (JTBC, 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 Yu-ri), Kang Tae-ho (Kim Young-kwang) and his “rivals” meet up here for dinner.
In episode 19 of Remember (리멤버) (SBS 2015-16), Attorney Park Dong-ho (Park Sung-woong) and Prosecutor Tak (Song Young-kyu) drink soju at this restaurant as they celebrate their alliance against Nam Il-ho (Han Jin-hee).
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 Seoul’s neighborhood Cheongpa-dong [청파동] in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구). The exterior that is seen in The Undateables is not the real exterior of this restaurant.
Address: 291 Cheongpa-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울 용산구 청파로 291
(서울 용산구 청파동2가 95)
Geolocation: 37.545541, 126.970058
Getting here: Sookmyung Women’s University Station [숙대입구역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 9 or 10.
— submitted by Marion KDL
— Remember added by Chelle
— Photos taken by © Mich, 2017