10 Things: Restaurants in Seoul Owned By Male K-Pop Idols
Looking for a place to eat in Seoul? Try a restaurant run by one of the K-Pop idol boys!
K-Pop idols are famous for their music and their talents, but these idols have another specialty up their sleeve. That specialty involves being a businessman running a restaurant! We’ve heard of many male idols being waiters before their debut, but who would have thought that they would go on to own their own.
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If you’re by chance in Seoul or planning on visiting, make sure to add these idols’ restaurants on the itinerary! From Korean, Italian, American, to small cafes, these K-Pop boys run it all!
Check out this week’s 10 Things list: Restaurants in Seoul that are run by male K-Pop idols!
1. Infinite’s SungYeol – BBQ
Infinite had been long run models for Pepsi cola, and it seems SungYeol has opened a restaurant that matches perfectly with the drink! SungYeol owns a franchise from the famous fried chicken chain, BBQ. The restaurant is located near HongDae, in an area called HapJeong. Infinite fans and BBQ fans have been crowding the restaurant since its opening!
Address: Seoul MaPoGu YangHwaRo8Gil 5 SoChun Building (서울 마포구 양화로8길 5 소천빌딩)
2. Super Junior’s LeeTeuk – Kona Beans
Feeling a little empty after you meal? Head to LeeTeuk’s very own cafe! LeeTeuk also owns a franchise, which is located in the very populated Seoul hot spot, ApGuJeong. LeeTeuk is a proud franchisee of Kona Beans. The cafe also offers side dishes in case that drink didn’t help satisfy your hunger.
Address: Seoul GangNamGu ShinSaDong 517-4 MSpace Building 1st Floor (서울 강남구 신사동 517-4 엠스페이스빌딩 1층)
3. Super Junior’s DongHae – Grill 5
One thing foreigners miss and crave for in Korea is Mexican food. DongHae’s got your solution! DongHae owns a Mexican grill called Grill 5 in ChungDamDong. The restaurant is very close to all the big entertainment companies, such as SM, JYP, Cube and more. So on your trip to visiting the entertainment companies, stop by for a quick Mexican fix at DongDae’s Grill 5!
Address: Seoul GangNamGu SeonReungRo152Gil (서울 강남구 선릉로152길 15)
4. Super Junior’s YeSung – Mouse Rabbit
It appears the cafe business is popular among the Super Juniors. YeSung also owns a cafe business, but very different from LeeTeuk’s. YeSung offers beverages as well as desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. The cafe has a name just as sweet as its offerings. The cafe is named Mouse Rabbit, and is located near GunGook University. Students and workers alike love to stop by an enjoy a nice snack at YeSung’s beautiful cafe!
Address: Seoul GwangJinGu NeungDongRo11Gil 10 (서울 광진구 능동로11길 10)
5. Super Junior’s EunHyuk – Chocolat BonBon
Who knew EunHyuk had such a soft side to himself? The main dancer of Super Junior owns a popular bakery & cafe called Chocolat BonBon. Located in a popular area of GuRo, EunHyuk’s Chocolat BonBon offers a variety of baked goods as well as delicious beverages!
Address: Seoul GuRoGu DigitalRo26Gil 5 Ace High End Tower 1Cha (서울특별시 구로구 디지털로26길 5 에이스하이엔드타워1차)
6. EXO’s ChanYeol – Viva Polo
Craving some of that Italian goodness in your life? ChanYeol’s got your fix! ChanYeol is a proud owner of a franchise off of the Italian restaurant chain called Viva Polo. Located right outside of MyeongIl station, ChanYeol’s Viva Polo offers a variety of Italian cuisine, such as pasta, risottos, and pizza. Plan a nice meal at ChanYeol’s restaurant and then walk on over to the Olympic Park for a nice walk or maybe a concert!
Address: Seoul GangDongGu MyeongIlDong 312-82 2nd Floor (서울 강동구 명일동 312-86 2층)
7. EXO’s Kai – Kamong
It seems the SM boys are big on cafes! Kai also owns a beautiful cafe that offers delicious pastries and dessert that go along perfectly with fresh juice, smoothies, or coffee. Take your pick! Kai’s cafe, called Kamong, is located in a prime area near the Seoul National University. The cafe is a popular attraction to both students as well as fans. Just one subway stop away from the world famous Gangnam station, take a small trip out to Kai’s cafe after a day of shopping!
Address: Seoul SeoChoGu SeoChoDaeRo 356 (서울 서초구 서초대로 356)
8. BIG BANG’s SeungRi – And Here
While in Seoul, remember to check out the small theatrical performances at DaeHakRo! Check out the musical attractions, the pretty local shops, and here, And Here! And Here is SeungRi’s very own cafe that offers mouth watering waffles and velvety smooth coffee (along with other beverages!). It’s rare to see SeungRi at his cafe, but they say that SeungRi’s own mother stops by from time to time! Remember to bow and greet your future mother in law if you happen to stop by!
Address: Seoul JongRoGu DongSoongGil (서울 종로구 동숭길 90)
9. BLOCK B’s TaeIl – Korean Barbecue
Love Korean food, but also miss food from home? Check out TaeIl’s Korean fusion restaurant called Korean Barbecue! TaeIl’s franchise of the famous chain restaurant is located near the GaeRong station. Only a few subway stops away from the Olympic park, it’s a great place to grab a bite before heading over to one of the frequent concerts held at the Olympic Park Arena!
Address: Seoul SongPaGu GaRakDong 196 (서울특별시 송파구 가락동 196)
10. JYJ JaeJoong’s JHolic
We miss our main man, JaeJoong! Although he’s still finishing his army duties, many of his fans await his return by visiting his cafe in MyeongDong. One of the main attraction areas of Seoul, MyeongDong is basically a whole area jam packed with shopping, entertainment and food! With so many foreign tourists, it’s no wonder that JaeJoong chose MyeongDong to start up his cafe business. This way, many of his foreign fans can come feel a little closer to our man! While stopping by MyeongDong, remember to grab a savory dessert and beverage at JHolic!
Address: Seoul GoongGu MyeongDong 6Gil 8 3rd/4th Floor (MyeongDong 2Ga) (서울특별시 중구 명동 6길 3,4층 (명동2가))
Feeling hungry? Head over to one of these K-Pop boys’ restaurants!
Who knows! Maybe you’ll get to meet the bosses. 😉