Soba Sikdang — Seongsu Branch [소바식당 성수점]

Soul Mechanic (2020); Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019)

This eatery is seen as ‘Kongbap Restaurant’, which is run by Kong Ji-sun (Joo Min-kyung), the older sister of Dr Kong Ji-hee (Park Han-sol) who works at Eunkang Medical Center, in Soul Mechanic/Fix You/Soul Repairer (영혼수선공) (KBS2, 2020). Han Woo-joo (Jung So-min), who’s friends with Ji-sun, comes here frequently to seek solace, and occasionally brings people too — as seen in episode 1 when she brings two of her theater juniors for a treat.

This noodle shop appears as the neighborhood café ‘Camellia’/山茶花’ in Romance is a Bonus Book/Romance is a Supplement/How To Publish Love (로맨스는 별책부록) (tvN, 2019). Kang Dan-i (Lee Na-young) and Cha Eun-ho (Lee Jong-suk) come here to eat together in episode 5 and talks about his relationship with Song Hae-rin (Jung Eugene). As Eun-ho goes to pay for the meal, the staff comments to him that they’re like brother and sister, but he tells her they’re not siblings.

From then, they would return here in subsequent episodes. Dan-i is back here in episode 6, this time with Ji Seo-joon (Wi Ha-joon), to have dinner. Eun-ho finds out from Dan-i that she’s there with her ‘neighborhood friend’ and both Eun-ho and Seo-joon are unamused when they find out it’s each other. In episode 10, Song Hae-rin (Jung Eugene) comes here alone to drink after being dumped by Eun-ho. Seo-joon passes by when walking his dog and proposes Hae-rin to come back and keep her company but she declines. In episode 11, Seo-joon and Dan-i come here and she lets him know that they cannot be more than friends.

Variety Show filmed here

— May Food Bless You/Food Bless You/Bob Bless You (밥블레스유) (Olive TV, 2019), episode 38

CF filmed here

Jin Ramyeon with Jang Dong-geun (2019)

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Soba Sikdang [소바식당] is a Japanese restaurant that specialises in soba, located in Seoul’s neighborhood Seongsu [Seongsu-dong/성수동] —also known as the Brooklyn of Seoul— in the Seongdong District [Seongdong-gu/성동구]; a 2 min walk to Marly Cafe [마를리], and a 5 min walk to the murals at Seongsuiro 7(chil)-gil [성수이로7길]. Another outlet is located in Mangwon.

6 Yeonmujang 7ga-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 성동구 연무장7가길 6
(성수동2가 315-49)
Geolocation: 37.543004, 127.054993

Getting here
Seongsu Station [성수역], Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 4
(5 min. walk)

— submitted by Mich KDL

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