Assemblyman Sung Min-joon (Jang Hyun-sung) asks to meet Asung High School director No Jung-a (Jin Kyung) here in episode 2 of Melancholia (멜랑꼴리아) (tvN, 2021) for a discussion about limiting the students taking part in the Math Olympiad qualifying round. Upon leaving, he narrowly misses running into his wife, Yoo Hye-mi (Pyeon Jung-su), who was there for a team dinner.
Yoo Dae-young (Kim Kwang-sik) pleads with Han Bi-soo (Lee Min-ki) to reconsider taking up the script is working on at this restaurant in episode 2 of Oh My Ladylord/Oh! Master (오! 주인님) (MBC, 2021). In episode 3, Dae-young has lunch at this restaurant with his mother Kang Hae-jin (Lee Hwi-hyang).
CEO On Joon-Soo (Kim Dong-joon of ZE:A) invites Kyung Woo-yeon (Shin Ye-eun) to this restaurant for a dinner date in episode 4 of More Than Friends/Number Of Cases (Kyeongueui Su/경우의 수) (JTBC, 2020). To his dismay, she has already paid so that he cannot use this evening out as a new excuse to meet her again. But this doesn’t keep him from telling her that he believes in fate.
Kim Eun-hee (Han Ye-ri), her colleague-friend Seo Kyeong-ok (Ga Deuk-hi) and her new acquaintance Jeon Ha-ra (Bae Yoon-kyoung) decide to have dinner at this restaurant after their shopping spree in episode 8 of My Unfamiliar Family ([아는 건 별로 없지만] 가족입니다) (tvN, 2020). When arriving, Eun-hee’s boss and boyfriend Im Gun-joo (Shin Dong-wook) stands waiting in front of the restaurant to join them and the situation becomes awkward for a moment until Eun-hee firmly declines to eat together with Gun-joo and his ex-girlfirend, which is actually Ha-ra as she had found out before.
This restaurant appears as the restaurant ‘Qoeens parl’ that Oh Soo-a (Kwon Na-ra) runs after having quit Jangga Pub and is the hot-talk of town in final episode 16 of Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) (JTBC, 2020). First, Jo Yi-seo (Kim Da-mi) and Ma Hyun-yi (Lee Joo-young) come to check out their new concurrent and are surprised to find Soo-a at the door and leave after a short exchange. When Soo-a returns inside, an interviewee for the chef position (Cameo by Park Bo-gum) awaits for her and after tasting his food, she asks him to start the next day.
Lee Se-young (Park Eun-bin) and her colleague Han Jae-hee (Joe Byeong-gyu) walk by this restaurant in the epilogue of episode 6 of Hot Stove League (스토브리그) (SBS, 2019-20) on their way home and see Baek Seung-soo (Namgung Min) and Yoo Jung-in (Kim Jung-hwa) sharing a happy moment being astonished that their boss can actually smile.
The exterior of this restaurant appears as the restaurant in which Veronica Park (Kim Jae-kyung) and Ki Dae-joo (Koo Ja-sung) have dinner in episode 15 (full episode 8) of The Secret Life of My Secretary/I Loved You From The Beginning/How to Train My Blind Boss (초면에 사랑합니다) (SBS, 2019) and he tells her that he will not go further than this in their relationship as he wants something long-lasting.
Cha Soo-hyun (Song Hye-kyo) has a business meeting here at the end of episode 2 of Encounter/Boyfriend (남자친구) (tvN, 2018-19) and her secretary Jang Mi-jin (Kwak Sun-young) makes an urgent call to tell her that photos were leaked from her rest stop ramyun evening with Kim Jin-hyeok (Park Bo-gum).
After Yoon Jin-Ah (Son Ye-Jin) finds out that here ex-boyfriend Lee Gyu-Min (Oh Ryong) has two-timed, she tracks him and his girlfriend down at this restaurant thanks to his other girlfriend’s instagram account in episode 1 of Something in the Rain/Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food/Pretty Sister Who Treats Me to Meals (밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나) (JTBC, 2018). She leaves a lipstick and torn stockings in his car. In episode 2, Gyu-min invites Jin-ah here to mend their relationship and is doing as if it’s his first time at this restaurant; which, of course, leaves her exasperated.
Also seen in episode 1 of The Great Seducer/Tempted (위대한 유혹자) (MBC, 2018); The Liar and His Lover/Lovely Love Lie (그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해) (tvN, 2017).
This is the Cheongdam-dong Branch of organic restaurant Queens Park [퀸스파크 청담점], which opened in 2007. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Cheongdam [Cheongdam-dong/청담동] in the Gangnam District [Gangnam-gu/강남구], right vis à vis Boon the Shop [분더샵 청담].
Note: The interior in The Secret Life of My Secretary was not filmed here but here.
22 Apgujeong-ro 60-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 강남구 압구정로60길 22
Geolocation: 37.525920, 127.041585
Apgujeongrodeo Station [압구정로데오역], Suin-Bundang Line, Exit 4
(3 min. walk)
— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL
— Photo taken by © Mich KDL, October 2019