Seoul Restaurants as Featured in Celebrities’ Social Media!

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Among the thousands of restaurants in Seoul, which restaurants attract the most Korean stars? Let’s check out the eateries that Korean idols and celebrities have raved about on their social media accounts! 

Full Restaurant Course

Overpass 9 Gongtan (Yongsan) - My Noodle(Itaewon) - Cafe Coup d’etat (Apgujeong Rodeo) - Carnaby Street (Seongsu)

Course 1.Sulli’s Secret Date Location

Overpass 9 Gongtan

고가길9공탄This small, pork belly charcoal barbecue restaurant has grown in popularity since being revealed as the secret date location between f(x)’s Sulli and Dynamic Duo’s Choiza. As the ‘overpass’ in the restaurant name suggests, the restaurant is located right next to the overpass by Samgakji Station and their thick-cut pork belly, a cut that was popular in the 80’s, barbecue-grilled over charcoal flames and their hearty pork neck kimchi stew are top favorites. Lines outside the restaurant are common, reflecting the restaurant’s popularity. Please keep in mind that the restaurant only operates for five hours a day from 5:30 to 10:30 PM.

Overpass 9 Gongtan (Yongsan branch)

Address : 48, Baekbeom-ro 99-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Contact : +82-2-749-1674

Operating hours : 17:30 ~ 22:30

Closed :Sundays

Course 2 Date Spot of the Stars

My Noodle

마이누들This noodle restaurant by restaurateur and celebrity chef Hong Seok Cheon reinterprets popular noodle dishes from all around the world in its own style. The low lit-interior and paintings hung around the walls give the restaurant a gallery-like feel, making it a favorite of Hong’s many celebrity friends. Former Girls Generation member Jessica, actress Han Ji Min, and Moon Chae Won are just a few of the stars who have paid a visit here and posted photographs in their social media! The nurungji (scorched rice) rosé pasta, yam woon sen, crab fried rice, and pineapple fried rice are among the restaurant’s most popular offerings.

My Noodle

Address : 37, Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Contact : +82-2-790-5056

Operating hours : 12:00 ~ 01:00

Closed : Open year round

Course 3 Vintage Cafe Beloved by the Wonder Girls

Cafe Coup d’etat

쿠데타Wonder Girls’ Sunmi and Ye Eun have both posted photographs from this cute café! Antique clocks, a vintage atmosphere, and walls with chipped paint all give Cafe Coup d’etat a feel that’s more studio than cafe. It’s also pet-friendly, making it a popular spot for animal lovers. The cafe also operates as a pub in evenings offering coffee, beer, simple meals, and more.

Cafe Coup d’etat

Address : 15, Seolleung-ro 155-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Contact : +82-2-3445-6364

Operating hours :Weekdays - 11:00 ~ 23:00. Weekends - 11:00 ~ 24:00

Closed : Open year round

Course 4 Actor Ji Chang Wook’s Secret Spot

Carnaby Street

카나비 스트리트The secret spot of actor Ji Chang Wook of the popular drama ‘The K2’ is right here in Seongsudong! In one scene from ‘The K2’, Ji Chang Wook’s character is seen making coffee for Yoona of Girls’ Generation, here at ‘Carnaby Street’. Ji is also said to frequent this café in his free time. The cafe’s feel is modeled after the fashionable London neighborhood, Carnaby Street, and inside you’ll find bikes, leather jackets, and helmets giving the interior a fun, biker vibe. By day the place operates as a café, but at night the mirror ball comes to life and Carnaby Street transforms into a lively pub.


Address : 136, Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Contact : +82-2-463-0305

Operating hours : Weekdays - 10:00 ~ 23:00, Sat- 11:00 ~ 23:00, Sun- 11:00~20:00

Closed : Open year round