I.O.U [아이오유]

Melancholia (2021); Red Shoes (2021)

After winning the President’s prize in episode 5 of Melancholia (멜랑꼴리아) (tvN, 2021), Sung Ye-rin (Woo Da-vi) and family celebrate with two educators at the first floor of this restaurant. Later, while dining at the second floor, Ryu Sung-Jae (Choi Dae-Hoon) warns Ji Yoon-su (Im Soo-jung) that Baek Seung-yoo (Lee Do-hyun) has fallen in love with her, and Ji Yoon-su cannot hide her fondness towards this prodigy student.

Also seen in Red Shoes/Bbalgang Goodu (빨강구두) (KBS2, 2021).

Variety Show Filmed Here

Hangout with Yoo (놀면 뭐하니?) (MBC, 2021) – 06/11/2021 episode

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I.O.U [아이오유] is a ‘wine & dine’ restaurant located in a “red brick house on blue rocks” —as they describe it themselves— in Seoul’s neighborhood Cheongam [Cheongam-dong/청암동] — administered by Wonhyoro 2-dong [원효로 2동] —in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구); in walking distance to/from Check n’ grow [채그로].

The restaurant was opened on May 25 2005 by a couple in their family house exactly 35 years after they first met at a charity event. The acronym ‘IOU’ stands for “I owe you” and means that they “are indebted to God for his gifts that should be shared”. In opening the restaurant, the couple wanted to share their own gift that their house offered: one of Seoul’s most beautiful views of the Han River.

The space can be rented for weddings, first birthdays and private parties. Special attention is given to the flower decoration inside the restaurant, which uses mostly seasonal flowers by Olive Jiwon, and arrangements for special occasions can also be requested for.

Instagram: @restaurant_iou

16 Wonhyo-ro 1-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 원효로1길 16
(청암동 164)
Geolocation: 37.535170, 126.945611

Getting here
Mapo Station [마포역], Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 4
(9 min. walk)

— submitted by GGRIP, with site description by Marion KDL; last updated 09/06/2022

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