‘The Night of Neon Webtoon Artists’ takes place at this venue in episode 1 of Today’s Webtoon (Oneurui weptun/오늘의 웹툰) (SBS, 2022) and On Ma-eum (Kim Se-jeong) works here as a part-timer.
It is on the terrace of Gavit’s restaurant Isola that Koo Joon-hwi (Kim Jae-young) mistakes Kim Cheong-A (Seol In-A) for one of the competitors of the ‘Climbing Big Match’ and drags her of to compete in episodes 10 (full episode 5) of Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (사랑은 뷰티블 인생은 원더풀) (KBS2, 2019) and Joon-hwi
Heo Yoon-do (Lee Jang-woo) drives Mo Seok-hee (Lim Soo-hyang) to this couple and parks right in front of its Yevit building so that she can scream her frustrations out in episode 6 of Graceful Family/Elegant Family (우아한 가) (MBN, 2019).
Bang Young-baek (Lee Ho-won / Hoya of INFINITE) and Song Ha-jin (Lee Na-eun) come here when hanging out together in the afternoon in Track 2 of Hip Hop King – Nassna Street (힙합왕-나스나길) (SBS, 2019).
Min Ye-rin (Go Won-hee) and Yoon Min-seok (Kim Min-gue) come here after their fake date in Dongdaemun, in episode 12 (full episode 6) of Perfume/Peopyoom (퍼퓸) (KBS2, 2019), in full view of passers-by, who curiously take photos of them. Unknown to the couple, Seo E-do (Shin Sung-rok) follows them in his car, and watches them from the car-park.
Eom Gyeong-sul (Yoo Jung-woo) and Jeom Soon (Kang Mi-na of Gugudan) have a date overlooking Some Chavit in episode 11 of Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter/Gyeryong Fairy Tale/Tale of Fairy (계룡선녀전) (tvN, 2018), near the southern end of Banpo Bridge. When she shies away after he makes the first move to kiss her, she moves in for a kiss — which was unknowingly being filmed on his dashboard camera. In final episode 16, Kim Geum (Seo Ji-hoon) comes here to meet Jeom Soon, who had finally maintained her human form after abstaining from meat. While they were buying sausages at a food truck, Gyeong-sul approaches Jeom Soon and apologises for what he did to her. She, in turn, offers him her sausage as a peace offering. As for Kim Geum, he is reunited with Seon Ok-nam (Moon Chae-won) when she returns to earth from the celestial world. This takes place opposite Some Gavit.
Yoon Yoo-jung (Yoon Eun-hye) and Cha Woo-hyun (Chun Jung-myung) come here on a staged date in episode 4 and on a real date in episode 7 of Fluttering Warning/Love Alert (설렘주의보) (MBN, 2018). Being in love and walking arm in arm on their real date, they learn on a huge screen that they have just broken up.
“I always wanted to come here with he person I love,” Min Chae-Rin (Lee Yu-Ri) tells Cha Eun-Hyuk (Song Chang-Eui) while threatening that she will let herself fall from the railing of the bridge that leads up to this building in episode 4 of Hide and Seek (숨바꼭질) (MBC, 2018).
After their dinner, Choi Michaela (Lee Sung-kyung) and Lee Do-ha (Lee Sang-yoon) come here in episode 3 of About Time (멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임) (tvN, 2018). He tells her to walk backwards to train for her driving skills and when she trips over, he holds her and this is the first time that she notices that her ‘natural clock’ counts upwards at his touch.
Young Jin Sun-mi (Oh Yeon-seo) and Son Oh-gong (Lee Seung-gi) come here in episode 5 of Hwayuki/A Korean Odyssey (화유기) (tvN, 2017-18) after they chase an evil ghost and an evil person out of a hotel. He wants to walk her home but she refuses.
The fashion show by ‘Barbara Lee’, where Park Se-geon (Ahn Hyo-seop) and Nan-hee (Kim Seul-gi) meet for the first time in episode 1 of Queen of the Ring (반지의 여왕), the third story of the mini-series/drama trilogy Three Colors of Fantasies (세가지 색 판타지)(MBC/Naver 2017) takes place here. They are back here for a date in episode 3.
Confused Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-wook) meets up with a fellow grim reaper colleague here in episode 12 of Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) (tvN, 2016-17).
After Na Bong-sun (Park Bo-young) takes the courage to tell Kang Sun-woo (Jo Jung-seok) that she is possessed by a ghost, and that it wasn’t her he fell for when descending from Namsan Tower on the Namsan Cable Car in episode 13 Oh My Ghostess/Oh My Ghost (오 나의 귀신님) (tvN, 2015), he wants a clearer explanation. So, they sit down in front of Some Sevit to talk it out.
The building also appears in the background when Oh Jin-kyu (Kim Sun-ho) drives over Banpo Bridge in episode 1 of Strongest Deliveryman (최강 배달꾼) (KBS2, 2017).
Jang Baek-ki (Kang Ha-neul) proposes Kang Hae-joon (Oh Min-suk) to have a drink together at night in episode 13 of Misaeng/Misaeng: Incomplete Life (미생) (tvN, 2014) and they come to this place. In episode 18, Baek-ki is back here but this time together with An Young-yi (Kang So-ra).
Also seen in episode 14 of Another Miss Oh/Another Oh Hae Young/Oh Hae-young Again (또! 오해영) (tvN, 2016); in episode 8 of She Was Pretty (그녀는 예뻤다) (MBC, 2015).
Movie filmed here
This was where the Korean Armwrestling Championships takes place in Champion (챔피언) (2018).
MV filmed here
— Super Junior (슈퍼주니어): ‘Ahora Te Puedes Marchar‘ Special Video (featuring Girls Generation’s Yuri) (2019)
Some Sevit/Sebitseom [세빛섬], opened to the public in November 2014, is a cultural complex situated on artificial islands located in Banpo Hangang Park, near Banpo Bridge in Seoul’s neighborhood of Banpo-dong [반포동] in the Seocho District [Seocho-gu/서초구]. The complex consist of four buildings called Yevit [예빛섬], Gavit, Solvit and Chavit, each with their own activities and programs. There is also a restaurant and café on Gavit.
683 Olympic-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 서초구 올림픽대로 683
Geolocation: 37.512019, 126.995303
Geolocation of Hwayuki scene: 37.510824, 126.996377
Sinbanpo Station [신반포역], Seoul Subway Line 9, Exit 1
Walk straight until turning into the first street on your right (Sinbanpo-ro 15-gil [신반포로15길]) and walk down this street until you come to an underpass. This will lead you directly to Banpo Hangang Park.
— submitted by Monica; last updated 31/07/2022
— Photo taken by © dihischu, 2013
— Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life; Hip Hop King, Hwayuki, About Time, Hide and Seek; Another Miss Oh added by Marion KDL
— Three Colors of Fantasies, Super Junior MV added by Chelle
— Champion, Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter, My Fellow Citizens!, Perfume added by Mich KDL