10 Restaurants in Korea Owned by Celebrities

10 Restaurants in Korea Owned by Celebrities

Kang Ho-dong ~ Yook-Chil-Pal (678)

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About the Restaurant

Former wrestler and current MC/Comedian Kang Ho Dong’s restaurant specializes in barbecued meat. Be prepared to have the restaurant’s catchy theme song stuck in your head: “When you think about pork, 6-7-8, when you think about beef, 6-7-8… what Kang Ho Dong eats everyday!”

Specialty

Aside from the premium jeju island beef being its main selling point, visitors of 678 should try their galbi-jjim, which is a spicy Korean pot roast made with bone-in rib meat.

Address

678 has branches in various parts of the world (including Los Angeles CA), but the main branch is at 46-1, Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul.

HaHa ~401

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About the Restaurant

Formerly a branch of Pal Ja Mak Chang, Haha’s 401 is a Korean BBQ restaurant that uses reggae-inspired decorations and Haha memorabilia as designs. Like with many Korean BBQ restaurants, the waiters will help customers grill the pork. Haha on rare occasions visits the restaurant and helps with the grilling.

Specialty

  • Ever since the rebrand, 401 has streamlined its BBQ selections as intestines and expensive parts of black pork were removed from the menu, but it still offers some of the best BBQ black pork, which goes along with the vegetable side dish and cold kimchi noodles.
  • Pricing is decent, as a person is likely to spend 27,000 won per head (which will include a bottle of soju.)

Address

Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, 395-17. From Hongik University Station Exit 9, the place is just opposite of Sang Sang Ma Dang art exhibition hall.

EXO Chanyeol ~Viva Polo

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About the Reautaurant

The restaurant obviously serves Italian food, but much to everyone’s delight, they can actually try the special recommendation written by Chanyeol himself in their menu. A variety of Italian pizza, pasta, risotto, and salad with a slight mix of Korean flavor can be expected from them.

Address

1631 Yangjaedae-ro, Myeongil-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul. Find your way to Myeongil Station (Line 5, Purple Line) and get off it through Exit 1.

Park Shin Hye ~Little Tin Drums

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About the Restaurant

While technically owned and managed by Park Shin Hye’s parents, Little Tin Drums is still the Go-To place if you’re a fan of the actress. The walls are covered with posters and pictures of Shin Hye, and the actress herself is a frequent visitor. Just be warned that there is an unspoken rule in the restaurant: respect Shin Hye’s privacy, so no taking of pictures or asking of autographs (it is her mother’s restaurant, after all.)

Specialty

The restaurant part of a franchise that is known for barbecued pork intestines, so if you want to try the best that the place has to offer, definitely order those. You can also try their noodles with roasted intestines if BBQ is not your thing.

Leessang Gary ~Paljamakchang

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About the Restaurant

As the name implies, LeeSsang’s Pal ja mak chang specializes in Mak Chang, which is pork intestines. Since the restaurant uses a wide assortment of Leessang memorabilia as interior décor, it can’t be helped that the place has taken on a hip-hop feel in terms of visuals. The owners do visit and they serve the guests, but the occasions are very rare due to their busy schedules and the fact that they have two branches.

Specialty

  • Barbecued pork intestines, and they also offer various parts of black pig. Grilling is the primary method of cooking, and like many grills, the waiters will grill for you if you ask.
  • The prices are decent, and surprisingly inexpensive if you believe that having a celebrity as the owner commands a higher price – a meal for 2 persons

Address

48-20 Hwayang-dong (52 Dongil-ro 22-gil), Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea ‎

Super Junior Donghae ~Grill5taco

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About the Restaurant

Grill5taco Cheongdam branch is owned by the K-pop star, Donghae (Super Junior). It’ll be difficult to notice that it’s actually owned by a K-pop Idol because there are no hints whatsoever inside and outside of the restaurant. It’s located in the Cheongdam area, southern part of Seoul, next to Dosan Park.
It’s known for fusion Korean-Mexican style taco and Kimchi quesadilla. A sip of fresh beer well complements with this menu. You can also order food for to go.
Because of its prominence, a lot of foreign visitors come to this place.

Address

88-10 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu Seoul. Subway Station: Apgujeong Rodeo Station (Line Bundang), Exit 4.

Miss A  Suzy ~ CAFFE 秀 SOO

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About the Restaurant

A café that is run by her parents, Caffe Soo is completely Suzy themed as pictures, posters, and all sorts of Suzy memorabilia adorn the walls. Suzy herself is a regular (though infrequent) visitor so you can be lucky enough to see her in person during a visit.

Specialty

  • It was originally a small Korean snack bar but Suzy used her earnings to renovate it into a cozy café. It’s offering the usual beverages and food you can expect from a café, and while they’re good, they’re not out of the ordinary. The main draw of the place is that it’s basically a Suzy museum. The atmosphere is also warm and more personal compared to the usual celebrity restaurants that are noisy and always busy.
  • The price is surprisingly cheaper compared to other cafes – even non-celebrity ones. It retains the mom-and-pop shop prices that Suzy’s parents’ snack bar had before their daughter became famous.

Address:

130, Myeonang Road, Buk-gu, Gwangju

Se7en ~Yeolbong

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Se7en’s chicken restaurant is called Yeolbong Jjimdak 열봉찜닭, in Mandarin it is known as Lie Feng (烈凰).  Jjimdak (찜닭: steamed/boiled chicken) originated from the city of Andong, located in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, is made with chicken, vegetables and then marinated in ganjang (간장: Korean soy sauce) based sauce. Therefore, there’s a chain restaurant by the name of Andong Jjimdak 안동찜닭 that literally means “steam chicken of Andong!

Here, the direction to go Yeolbong Restaurant of Se7en for 3 branches. Just choose which branch you like to go and try it when holiday at Seoul, Korea.

First, Hongdae Branch:

Address: 364-23 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul.
Tel: 02-3141 1013
Website: www.yeolbong.com
Open on 11:30 am until 11 pm (everyday)
Subway Station: Hongik University Station, Line 2, Exit 9.

Second, Garosu-gil Branch:

Subway Station: Sinsa Station, Line 3, Exit 8.
1. Get off Sinsa Station (Line 3), Exit 8. Walk straight for about 50m and you should pass a Tour les Jours shop on your left. Continue walking straight.
2. You turn left into the road call “Garosu-gill Street”. Walk straight for about 20m, Yeolbong Restaurant is on your right (2nd level).

Third, Gangnam Branch:

Subway Station: Gangnam Station, Line 2, Exit 11.
1. Get off at Gangnam Station (Line 2) Exit 11. Walk straight for 50m and stop at “City Cinema”.
2. Turn right after the McDonald and walk into the small lane
3. Turn right after the 1st junction
4. Make a left run after the “Olive and Young” shop. Note: it’s opposite restaurant “Quarterback”
5. You will see Yeolbong Restaurant on your left

 INFINITE Dongwoo ~ Inchang Jjukkumi/ Octopus restaurant

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INFINITE Dongwoo’s Family Inchang Jjukkumi

Known best for their Octopus dishes, INFINITE Dongwoo’s family run an octopus restaurant in Gyeonggi.

Address:

Inchang Jjukkumi – Octopus restaurant,Guri station (Jungang Line),Exit 1

INFINITE Hoya~ Tonkastar/돈까스타

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Tonkastar serves tonkatsu that is dressed in different styles. The restaurant is located near Bupyeong station.

Address :

153-22 Bupyeong 5(o)-dong (5 Sijang-ro 12beon-gil)

 

 

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