'NCTzen tour' following NCT 127
See & Do Tours
NCT 127 is claiming its place as a next-generation global K-pop group, taking over the world with sensational music and powerful performances, charming K-pop fans around the world and hosting successful world tours across Japan, North America, Europe, and more. With the release of their new mini-album NCT #127 ‘WE ARE SUPERHUMAN’ on May 24, the group has gained great anticipation for their comeback from NCTzen (the NCT fan club). Let’s follow NCT 127 around as they explore Seoul.
Bite2heaven Yeoksam – Café de Paris – Goyonam Hongdae - Zapangi
Last March, NCT 127 released a promotional video on YouTube for their North American tour called “Help! JOHNNY MARKY”. It was a comic video that made all their fans laugh, with Doyoung and Jungwoo asking for help from Johnny and Mark, world travellers who have supposedly travelled to 127 countries. The video was filmed at Bite2heaven Yeoksam, where pink and purple tiles on the walls form a lovely burger joint. Their most popular menu is the ‘Holly’ burger, which comes with white cheese, guacamole, and a juicy beef patty. The juicy beef and creamy guacamole go together perfectly. There is also an English version of the menu to help foreign visitors to order conveniently.
Address: 16, Nonhyeon-ro 63-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Opening Hours: Mon. to Sat. 11:30 to 21:30; closed Sundays; closed in afternoon, 15:00 to 16:30
Directions: Walk for 14 minutes from Exit 1 of Yeoksam Station (#221) Line 2
During ‘Young and Yon’s Playroom’, a V LIVE show that aired last April, Taeyong and Johnny spent time with their fans while eating cake. Afterwards, the two uploaded a photo of themselves at the café where they bought the cakes via the NCT 127 official Twitter account. The café that Taeyong and Johnny visited is Café de Paris in Cheongdam-dong. Admire the elegant facade decorated to look as if dressed in ivory lace, along with its dimmed interior accentuating the extravagant chandelier on the ceiling. This café is also known for serving Mont St Clair desserts. Recommended items include ‘C’est la vie’, the signature cake that Johnny and Taeyong picked, along with the nonette cake with its intense chocolate flavor, the Mont Blanc, and the castella.
Address: 450, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Opening Hours: Mon. to Sat. 11:00 to 20:00; closed Sundays
Directions: Walk for 7 minutes from Exit 3 of Apgujeong Rodeo Station, Bundang Line (#K212)
On the celebrity reality show ‘NCT 127 Road to Japan’, aired in March 2018 on a Japanese digital channel, Taeil visited Hongdae with the other members to reminisce about their days as trainees. Taeil brought the hungry members to Goyonam Hongdae, a local favorite. The 55-cm-long beef sushi, giant ribs, and other visually pleasing and filling dishes led to the restaurant’s popularity all over social media platforms. If you want to enjoy unique and meaty dishes, this is the place to be. The beef sashimi salad, made with a special house dressing, and the steak udon topped with seasoned sirloin steak are also popular.
Address: 15, Wausan-ro 19-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Opening Hours: Tues. to Sun. 12:00 to 22:00; closed Mondays
Directions: Walk for 7 minutes from Exit 2 of Sangsu Station (#623) Line 6
In the NCT127 BOY VIDEO on YouTube, WINWIN and Doyoung visit ‘Zapangi’, a café in Mangwon-dong. The reason this place is so popular is its main entrance. The pink vending machine on the grey wall is the door to the café. People often pass right by the café since it does not have a sign, but it leads to a whole new magical world once you open the door. The inside is also quite unique, with no distinction between chairs and tables—you just sit by the white-tiled flower garden. The mermaid cake in a tin case, a popular menu item, is so pretty that it seems a shame to eat it. There are also a lot of fans who come for the jasmine green milk tea, black bean soy milk tea, and the variety of other milk teas.
Address: 79, World Cup-ro 13-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 23:00 daily
Directions: Walk for 6 minutes from Exit 2 of Mangwon Station (#621) Line 6