Kensington Hotel Yoido [켄싱턴호텔 여의도]

Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (2019); I Wanna Hear Your Voice (2019); Perfume (2019); Twelve Nights (2018); Player (2018); The Heirs (2013); The King of Dramas (2012-13); Fashion King (2012); Love Rain (2012); The Greatest Love (2011); All My Love For You (2010-11); A Man Called God (2010); Cain and Abel (2009); Boys Over Flowers (2009); Queen of Housewives (2009); The Sons of Sol Pharmacy House (2009); Smile, Love (2009); Hot Blood (2009); Temptation of Wife (2008-09); Cruel Temptation (2008-09); Worlds Within (2008); Beethoven’s Virus (2008); Unstoppable High Kick (2006-07); Bizarre Bunch (2005-06); My Name is Kim Sam-soon (2005); Loveholic (2005); Bad Housewife (2005)

New York New York [뉴욕뉴욕]

Do Jin-woo (Oh Min-suk) invites his former father-in law Kim Young-woong (Park Young-gyu) and sister-in-law Kim Yeon-a (Jo Yoo-jung) for a tea at this restaurant after having had dinner in episode 45 (full episode 23) of Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (사랑은 뷰티블 인생은 원더풀) (KBS2, 2019).

Both, directors of Shinyoung Philharmonic, Professor Kang Myung-suk (Song Young-kyu) and Yoon Mi-rae (Yoon Joo-hee), meet up at this restaurant in episode 12 (full episode 6) of I Wanna Hear Your Song/Let Me Hear Your Song (너의 노래를 들려줘) (KBS2, 2019) with Jang Yoon’s father, president Jang Suk-hyun (Jung Sung-mo) to discuss funding opportunities of their orchestra.

Seo E-do (Shin Sung-rok) has a meal here in episode 18 (full episode 9) of Perfume/Peopyoom (퍼퓸) (KBS2, 2019), with Son Mi-yoo (Hye-jeong from AOA) observing him from a distant table. After taking a bite of his lobster dish, E-do has a sudden allergic reaction and collapses on the ground.

Moon Hye-ran (Seo Eun-woo) has a meeting at this restaurant with her father in episode 10 of Twelve Nights/12 Nights (열두밤) (Channel A, 2018).

As seen in episode 3 of Player/The Player (플레이어) (OCN, 2018) as the restaurant that Na Won-hak (Kim Hyung-mook) eats at after being cleared of all corruption charges. It is here also that he speaks to his wife over the phone, whom he’s cheating on behind her back.

After his father announced his dismissal as the next CEO of Jeguk Construction, Kim Won (Choi Jin-hyuk) meets group’s shareholders at this restaurant to convince them to join his side in episode 16 of The Heirs/The Inheritors (왕관을 쓰려는 자, 그 무게를 견뎌라 – 상속자들) (SBS, 2013); among the shareholders is also his brother Kim Tan (Lee Min-ho).

Anthony Kim (Kim Myung-min) and Kang Hyun-min (Choi Si-won of Super Junior) come to this restaurant for a drink in episode 4 of The King of Dramas/The Lord of the Drama (드라마의 제왕) (SBS, 2012-13) after Hyun-min unexpectedly decided to continue working with Anthony.

Lee Ga-young (Shin Se-kyung) and Jung Jae-hyuk (Lee Je-hoon) come to this restaurant for lunch in episode 7 of Fashion King (패션왕) (SBS, 2012) and he proposes her to join a new company — while Choi An-na (Kwon Yuri) overhears everything at a close-by table. In episode 9, Jae-hyuk is back here but this time with An-na whom he asks if she wants to marry him, which she agrees to as if it is a business deal. Later, Jae-hyuk’s father and Design Director Kim Il-woo (Jung Man-ho) join them and an already awkward situation becomes even more awkward.

The awkward first meeting between the families of Seo In-ha (Jung Jin-young) and Kim Yoon-hee (Kim Mi-sook) takes place here in episode 14 of Love Rain (사랑비) (KBS2, 2012), when Seo Jun (Jang Geun-suk) and Jeong Ha-na (Yoona from Girls Generation) comes face to face as each of their parents’ children, and not each other’s lover.

President Moon (Choi Hwa-jung) invites Dok Ko-jin (Cha Seung-won) and Goo Ae-jung (Gong Hyo-jin) over to this restaurant in episode 7 of The Greatest Love/Best Love (최고의 사랑) (MBC, 2011) to iron out their conflict but when she leaves the private room they supposed to dine in, Ko-jin and Ae-jung start to argue again over his involvement in her record deal.

Also seen in All My Love For You (몽땅 내사랑) (MBC, 2010-11); A Man Called God/The Man Almighty (신이라 불리운 사나이) (MBC, 2010); Cain and Abel (카인과 아벨) (SBS, 2009); Queen of Housewives/Queen of Wives/My Wife Is A Superwoman (내조의 여왕) (MBC, 2009); Boys Over Flowers/Boys Before Flowers (꽃보다 남자) (KBS2, 2009); Smile, Love/Smile You (그대 웃어요) (SBS, 2009); Hot Blood (열혈장사꾼) (KBS2, 2009); My Too Perfect Sons/The Sons of Sol Pharmacy House (솔약국집 아들들) (KBS, 2009); Cruel Temptation/Temptation of Wife (아내의 유혹) (SBS, 2008-09); Worlds Within/The World That They Live In (그들이 사는 세상) (KBS2, 2008); Beethoven’s Virus (베토벤 바이러스) (MBC, 2008); Unstoppable High Kick/High Kick! (거침없이 하이킥) (MBC, 2006-07); Bizarre Bunch/Bizarre Family (별난여자 별난남자) (KBS1, 2005-06); My Name is Kim Sam-Soon/My Lovely Sam Soon (내 이름은 김삼순) (MBC, 2005); Loveholic (러브홀릭) (KBS2, 2005); Bad Housewife (불량주부/불량 주부) (SBS, 2005).

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Kensington Hotel Yoido [켄싱턴호텔 여의도] — formerly known as the Lexington Hotel (렉싱턴호텔) — is located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Yeouido [Yeouido-dong/여의도동], in the Yeongdeungpo District [Yeongdeungpo-gu/영등포구]. It is an adjacent street away from the National Assembly Building [국회의사당].

New York New York [뉴욕뉴욕] is a traditional New York-style steak house that holds the title of ‘The Largest Number of Drama Shooting Place’ (최다 실내 방송 장소협찬) by the Korea Record Institute, as of September 2011.

16 Gukhoe-daero 76-gil, Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 영등포구 국회대로 76길 16
(서울특별시 영등포구 여의도동 13-3)
Geolocation: 37.530291, 126.921869

Getting here
National Assembly Station [국회의사당역], Line 9, Exit 1

— submitted by Marion and Mich KDL

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