[Wanderlust Wednesday] Must-Visit Restaurants & Cafes Owned By Korean Entertainment Agencies

Korea’s major entertainment agencies today are not merely creating idol groups, but they are rapidly expanding their businesses into other sectors especially food service business.

Here we’ve assembled restaurants and cafes run by SM, YG, JYP and Sidus HQ that every K-Pop fans must try a visit.

  1. SMT Seoul

SMT Seoul (1)

SMT Seoul (2)

Owned by SM Entertainment, SMT Seoul is a modern and hip five-story dining complex, where each floor has its own unique and creative concept and theme.

SMT Seoul (3)

On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, after 22:00 pm, the space transforms into a DJ lounge filled with sensational music and holograms of artists under SM Entertainment label.

Address: 58 Apgujeong-ro 79-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

For directions and details click, here.

2. Samgeori Pujutgan

Samgeori Pujutgan (1)

Last year, YG Entertainment established its own food and beverage subsidiary called YG Foods and opened its first retro-style Korean barbecue franchise called Samgeori Pujutgan, or Samgeori Butchers in the hot neighborhood called Hongdae.

Samgeori Pujutgan (2)

On the day of grand opening, popular YG artists such as Psy, Big Bang, 2NE1 and other Korean celebs like Rain and Go So Yeong visited the YG’s Samgeori Butchers.

When you enter, you can find their autographs and cool graffiti on one side of the wall.

Address: 361-10 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

For directions and details, click here.

3. The Street

The Street (1)

A spacious brunch cafe and a bistro run by JYP entertainment, The Street sometimes serves as a space for an interview or a meeting by Park Jin Young and JYP artists.

The Street (2)

The main branch is located nearby JYP entertainment office building in Cheongdam area and the other is located in Gyeongridan area, Itaewon. The outdoor terrace is particularly attractive at The Street.

Address: 125-18 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

For directions and details, click here.

4. La Terrace

La Terrace (1)

La Terrace is a cafe and a diner owned by Sidus HQ and run by a well-known chef, Lee Jin-ho. Located on the first floor of the Sidus HQ, a home to popular Korean celebs such as Kim Woo Bin, Kim Yoo Jung and Lee Yu Bi, La Terrace offers exquisite European cuisine, coffee and wine.

La Terrace (2)

Just like its name, this cafe boasts a wide terrace that offers fresh breeze and cozy atmosphere for the customers.

Address: 267-15 Nonhyeon 2(i)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

For directions and details, click here.

Photos by:
SMT Seoul
Samgeori Pujutgan Facebook @3geori.butchersThe Street @lawyer1223
La Terrace @bse3089

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