Dal Balgeun Jib [달밝은집]

My Strange Hero (2018-19); Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016-17)

Restaurant jakeun Maeul (Small village) [작은마을]
~ 2021

This appears as the place where Kang Bok-Su (Yoo Seung-Ho) lived in his high school days in episode 1 of My Strange Hero/Bok-Su’s Back (복수가 돌아왔다) (SBS, 2018-19).

This restaurant appears as ‘Bok Chicken’ in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (역도요정 김복주) (MBC, 2016-17). It’s Kim Bok-Joo’s family restaurant. Jong Suk (a guest appearance of Lee Jong-Suk in episode 2) is a regular here and comes foremost for the popcorn.

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Dal Balgeun Jib [달밝은집], possibly opened around May 2021, is a BBQ restaurant located in Seoul’s neighborhood Jeongneung [Jeongneung-dong/정릉동], in the Seongbuk District [Seongbuk-gu/성북구]. The restraunt’s name translates to ‘a bright house’.

Before this restaurant became a tenant here, Restaurant Jakeun Maeul (Small Village) [작은마을] was located here from at least 2010 until the restaurant was put up for lease in January 2021.

35 Jeongneung-ro 6-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 성북구 정릉로6길 35
(정릉동 957-4)
Geolocation: 37.610292, 126.994624

Getting here
Gireum Station [길음역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 4
➜ From here, take bus (no. 153 or 7211) for around 20min ride

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Glaidel b. 04/11/2021

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    This place was put up for lease this year (2021), so there is a new BBQ restaurant in place called ‘Dal Balgeun Restaurant’. It is closed on Mondays. Opens at 6PM-10PM on Tuesdays-Fridays and 12PM-10PM on weekends.

    I haven’t gone there but I checked it on Naver map, nothing seems to have changed in the facade, except for the door and window paint.

    1. Hi Glaidel, Many thanks for letting us know! Fortunately, the place stayed more or less intact so there is still a little ‘Bok Chicken’ vibe.

  2. 닭 사랑

    나는 내가 반드시 언젠가는 당신의 레스토랑 한국에 올 것이다 방문하는 장소 중 하나를 쓰고 같은 섬 I / 터키에 인사. 우리의 레스토랑은 역도의 요정 시리즈를보고에서 그녀는 힘이 있다면 궁금하다. 이 시리즈의 주요 선수를 참조, 제발 안녕하세요 메시지.

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