Closer to Kang Daniel with the “DANITY” tour
See & Do Tours
Kang Daniel was the center of great interest among Hallyu fans from around the world as the winner of Produce 101 (season 2) and a central member of Wanna One. He recently released his debut album “color on me” and proved his popularity by ranking number 1 on the iTunes chart in 20 countries. Kang Daniel attracted public attention with his cute puppy-like visuals, striking physical frame, and powerful dance performances. We’d like to introduce places in Seoul for DANITY (Kang Daniel’s fanclub), who want to feel closer to him.
The Piano – LH2 – Mabong Lamb Skewers Yongsan Branch – Picky Papa Daniel Forest
The Piano, a dessert café that sits at the bottom of the noted mountain in the city, Bukhansan Mountain, was the filming location of Kang Daniel’s advertisement. The interior decorations made from wood and oddly-shaped rocks from Bukhansan Mountain are charming aspects of the café and spotlighted when used as the filming site for dramas, films, and advertisements. Walk up the stairs between the rock wall on the first floor to appreciate the scenic beauty of Seoul’s four seasons that unfold with an open view of Bukhansan Mountains. The café is also a good place for resting after strolling along the Bukhansan Mountain Dulle-gil Trail. The café’s popular desserts are the green tea chiffon cake and tiramisu, and the most popular drinks are the Irish cream latte and pomegranate limeade.
Address: 71, Pyeongchang 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 10:00~19:00(closed Wednesdays)
Directions: Bus #7211, 153, 110B, 1213, 171; get off at Pyeongchang-dong Lotte Apt. Bus Stop (#01-159) and walk 20 min
The brunch restaurant LH2 in Yeonnam-dong was the location of the meeting between Kang Daniel and his fan, actress Ra Mi-ran, on the entertainment program “Weekend Playlist” that aired on Saturdays on tvN. Reservations continue to pour in for the table at which Kang Daniel sat. The competition is still fierce among the members of DANITY to sit at that very table. The restaurant features dishes from around the globe, such as foods from the United States, Italy, France, Spain, Hungary, and Finland, and its representative menu item is the Eggs Benedict. In addition, the restaurant has a varied menu to captivate the taste buds of the international members of DANITY. We also recommend taking a walk at Gyeongui Line Forest Park to experience autumn in Yeonnam-dong.
Address: 190-8, Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 11:00~22:00(closed Thursdays)
Directions: Subway Line 2 Hongik Univ. Station (#239), walk 10 min
Mabong Lamb Skewers in Yongsan is completely decorated in Kang Daniel posters and stickers for an atmosphere similar to that of a fan meeting. Many fans have visited after Kang Daniel’s visit, and the restaurant is now decorated entirely with items that excite the inner fan. Their popular dish is the top-quality lamb chops of soft meat with nutty and simple flavors, as well as the Mabong lamb skewers that get more delicious with each bite. Customers also must not miss out on the crispy, sweet and sour Dongbei-style sweet and sour pork (guobaorou). The peculiar smell of lamb is removed so that even first-timers can take on the challenge of trying lamb. Let’s head to Yongsan while listening to Kang Daniel’s music!
Address: 209, Saechang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 매일 16:30~24:00
Directions: Subway Line 4 Sinyongsan Station (#429), walk 3 min
Last May, fans made a small forest within Seoul called “Daniel Forest” where fans can sit around, share stories, and rest whenever they miss Kang Daniel or want to cheer him on. This is a space set up on the outer terrace of café Picky Papa. Each tree and flower have been planted by fans, and the fans voluntarily take care of the forest. As a space filled with photos of Kang Daniel, cards with encouraging messages, and fan pics, the forest offers the enjoyment of seeing how the decorations change with every visit.
35, Gangnam-daero 162-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11:00~22:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00~23:00
Directions: Subway Line 3 Sinsa Station (#337), walk 10 min