Bringing EXO closer with the EXO-L Tour
See & Do Tours
From top Hallyu pop idols to musicals, TV dramas, films, and performing arts, EXO displays the characteristics of a group of well-rounded, fully versatile entertainers. Amidst news of the enlistment of members Xiumin and D.O. in the military, activities of the remaining members are in full swing starting in July including Baekhyun's solo debut and a debut by the sub-unit EXO-SC with Chanyeol and Sehun. In particular, the fifth stand-alone concert “EXO PLANET #5 – EXplOration –” is set to open from July 19. Join us in tracing the steps of EXO as they heat things up this summer.
Insadong Chon – Abiko, Apgujeong Rodeo branch – Oneul Seongsu Malgeum – Sharo Stone, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies branch
Ahead of Xiumin’s army enlistment this last May, the attention of fans was held by photos of the EXO group dinner shared on member Sehun’s Instagram feed. In the photos, the place where EXO members gathered for a relaxing and enjoyable dinner was Insadong Chon. Contrary to its name, the restaurant is located in Sinsa-dong. The rustic interior decorated with festive holiday lights strung here and there gives a unique ambience. The reason that so many people come here is none other than the diverse menu! Apart from soju and beer, there is also chestnut makgeolli, banana makgeolli, green grape makgeolli, and other unique kinds of makgeolli that catch the eye. The wide variety of dishes prepared offer a fun experience just in deciding what food to order, with seafood pajeon, kimchi jeon, spicy cheese buldak (flaming-hot chicken), salmon salad, and more.
Address: 29, Gangnam-daero 152-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: Mon.-Fri. 17:30-05:00; Sat./Sun. 17:30-06:00; open year-round
Directions: Subway Line 3 Sinsa Station (#337) Exit No. 8, walk 3 min
A lot of EXO-Ls have come to Abiko in Apgujeong Rodeo after Sehun and Xiumin’s visit. Their two autographs are posted next to the register. This place is well known for its deep, rich curry flavor made daily from carefully selected ingredients. You can choose the level of spiciness, from Mild to Super Spicey. Enjoy a curry to fit your very own tastes by adding toppings like donkatsu, fried chicken, fried shrimp, and more. The crispy green onion and garlic flake toppings are free!
Address: 28, Apgujeong-ro 50-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 11:30-21:30 daily; open year-round
Directions: Subway Bundang Line Apgujeong Rodeo Station (#K212) Exit No. 5, walk 5 min.
The cafe Oneul Seongsu Malgeum’ turned into a hot destination after a visit by Xiumin. The wall next to the register is covered with heartfelt fan messages to Xiumin with his autograph as the centerpiece. Although there is a variety of items on the menu including coffee, tea, and fruit drinks, the popular items are without a doubt the cream-white and vanilla macarons chosen by Xiumin. The cream-white macaron is a unique item with a harmony of smooth milk and espresso flavors. In the same building, the Chinese restaurant Jang Ga is famous for a visit by Xiumin and Chen, and is also a great place to check out.
Address: #105-2, 27, Seongsui-ro 7-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: Mon.-Fri. 09:00-20:00; Sat. 12:00-19:30 (closed 1st/3rd Saturday each month); closed Sundays and public holidays
Directions: Subway Line 2 Seongsu Station (#211) Exit No. 4, walk 7 min.
This is the steakhouse where Suho went for dinner as shown on his Instagram feed. The chuck flap tail steak and grapefruit-ade said to be ordered by Suho are together called the “Suho Set among EXO-Ls. You can enjoy a variety of beef cuts here including prime ribs, tenderloin, sirloin, top blade, and more, grilled in front of you on a stone slab. On the menu, the 5 levels of fattiness marked for the meat allow you to choose according to your own tastes. When you order steak, it is accompanied by either rice or bread, a fruit salad with corn and pineapple, kimchi, and other dishes for a full layout.
Address: 5, Hwigyeong-ro 2ga-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: Mon.-Fri. 11:00-22:00; Sat./Sun. 11:30-22:00 (last order 21:00)
Directions: Subway Line 1 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Station (#122) Exit No. 6, walk 3 min.