Enjoy Korea's Adorable, Wildly Popular Characters
Fans of the popular mobile messaging apps, KAKAO and LINE, can enjoy their favorite characters online at any time. But fans who would love to experience their favorite KAKAO or LINE characters offline and in person, should make sure to tour 3 of Seoul’s best character design•brand stores. Spend time with animated friends then tour the neighborhooods surrounding the design and brand stores.
Tour Seoul’s Character Design·Brand Stores
Shop for Cool and Quirky LINE Branded Items!The Itaewon flagship is the world's largest LINE FRIENDS store. The store is three entire floors of LINE FRIENDS, and there is much to see and do here. On the 1st floor, visitors can shop for stationery, toys, and electronic accessories. The 2nd floor offers clothing, accessories, and home living goods. The third floor contains the store's spacious cafe. Additionally, there are fun photo zones located throughout the store and visitors can take photographs to capture their visit to the LINE FRIENDS flagship.
On the 3rd floor, the cafe serves an array of food that features LINE FRIENDS. Order mini pancakes shaped just like Brown's face, as well as cookies, cakes adorned with different LINE characters. Coffee and beer is also on offer here, and the packaging is too cute for words. The bottle cafe latte is a popular menu item, as is the orange smoothie (the orange smoothie is only available when in season). Visitors may want to order a bottled drink, like the bottle cafe latte, in order to take home the glass bottle as a souvenir.
LINE FRIENDS Flagship Store (Itaewon)
200 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Weekdays 11:30-23:00 Weekends 11:00-23:00
Restaurants to Visit in the Itaewon Area
Have Tasty Korean Food and Finish Your Meal with a Sweet Treat
Anthracite (Hannam Branch)
This once rundown space has been transformed into a hip cafe and roastery.
240 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Tues-Sun 11:30-22:00 (closed Mondays)
This trendy restaurant offers delicious Korean fusion dishes. Try the crabmeat and seaweed jumeok-bap (riceballs) or the chili, chicken, and doenjang cream deopbab (rice bowl).
9 Noksapyeong-daero 32-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Mon-Sat 18:00-24:00 (closed Sundays)
The Butcher's Daughter
This BBQ restaurant is famous for the taste and quality of its beef.
55-2 Noksapyeong-daero 40-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Weekdays 16:00-23:00 Weekends 12:00-23:00
At Home with Friends : 5 Stories of KAKAO FRIENDS
162 Yanghwa-ro (Donggyo-dong Dae-ah Building), Mapo-gu, Seoul
Korean Restaurants in the Hongdae Area
Hongdae is known for as a youthful, vibrant place, thanks to the many universities in the area. Due to the huge numbers of students, there are many tasty, yet low-priced eateries in the area.
The Trendiest Places to Enjoy Korean Cuisine
Only the highest quality ingredients are used here, and the dishes here are both healthy and delicious. Some popular menu items are the gondeure-namul-bap (seasoned thistle with rice), jeyuk-bokkeum (stir-fried pork), kimchi jjim (braised kimchi).
20 World Cup buk-ro 4-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Famous for their tasty and well-presented banchan (side dishes). The menu here offers a range of tasty Korean food.
99 Yanghwa-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Greens. Eat. Gom
Enjoy Gyeongsang Province-style eats here. There is also an extensive traditional Korean liquor menu and anju (snacks paired with liquor) menu too.
20-12 Jandari-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
*source : KTO(Korea Tourism Organization) www.visitkorea.or.kr
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