Park JungMin’s Mom Restaurant – BANJUDAM 반주담

[UPDATED ON 7 FEB 2015]

I have seen some blogs that mentioned Banjudam have converted into a pretty cozy cafe. I have yet visit the cafe, but it is still at the same location. I’m unsure if this was still manageable by the family but do let me know if you visited :)

 

[UPDATED ON 18 JUNE 2014]

Banjudam is CLOSED (according to tweets from SS501’s fans)

 

[UPDATED ON 15 AUGUST 2013]

During my August Seoul Trip (Yes, I went again…), I visited Banjudam again for their food. I will blogged again in separate entry, but I would like to highlight here in this entry that, Banjudam is no longer open for business during Lunch Hours. They are only opened at night from 6pm-12midnight :) Night ambience are great and Im sure you will love this place with such romantic ambience. :D

(Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 6pm – 12midnight)

 

BANJUDAM 반주담

Yes, this is Park Jung Min’s Mom restaurant, and we managed to go there during our last few days of the trip… so glad that we visited here without any hesitation! BECAUSE OF THE YUMMY FOOD haha! Teeheehee~~ Oh yes, JM’s sister and mom say that we were able to share this restaurant to our friends and bring them here to eat and play with the dogs heehee, and sister mentioned that we must take great and beautiful photos… she is so cute!

Personally, I feel, even a non-fan who wish for a great meal should visit here. They served great pasta at a reasonable price. Then again, fans shouldn’t swarmed around the area just to wait for PJM, the food there is worth the visit. I’m sure you know what I mean after visiting ^^ It’s also show respect to his mom and sister by give them more space as much as possible, they are not just a celebrity’s family members… They are Restaurateur who make great delicious food for you.

We went around lunch time to have our brunch there, and its already beautiful in the interior and exterior. I heard, the night view was great too. Maybe I shall visit it again the next time for dinner…. it’s gonna be great too. (Thinking about the food – Yummy!)

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#this is how it look like from outside! The exterior is in Grey and White… the little bit of Green Carpet makes it look homely. (oh! Green for SS501 too!)

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#overall look.

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#inside, there’s a mirror on the left which make the entire restaurant look bigger. The interior designer is good!

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#melted candles… haha, and also 2 little houses for PJM’s kids.

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#I love the interior of the restaurant. It’s like in Black and White concept.

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#we were sitting down in this small corner where they are able to take in 2 group of 4-diners.

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#we sat here! :)

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#I heard many people was saying that this beautiful chandeliers came from his previous shop – Royal Avenue.

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#the menu, Lunch menu differ from Dinner menu too. I personally feel the food is really really affordable for such great restaurant. *thumb up!*

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#Water served in wine bottle, I love the entire feel of this restaurant.

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#my strawberry smoothies taste really good! *recommend to order!*

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#Kimchi Fried Rice – It has the —- Home taste!

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#Salad Pasta (Cold dish) was really appetizing for us. Its a mixture of Salad and Pasta which is really good for the start!

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#THUMB UP STARX501 – Kimchi Pasta. It’s really good, and I saw a few diners ordering this too. Everything was just good and nice for this. The taste was so great that you will probably asked for more for this dish! It’s really delicious, I will recommend everyone to try this! :)

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#3dory.

And, we was about to leave….. PJM’s sister approached us and asked if we could wait for another 10minutes as her mom wanted to cook something for us. We were delighted and of cos, shocked that we able to try something her mom prepared just for us. *happy*

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#Rice Cake Toast. It was really delicious. It has tiny bits of cinnamon too which I really love it, the taste was great.
This dish was prepared hot, and the toast came in soft, the rice cake was so chewy. It has an unforgettable after taste.

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#close up of how it look. (If i not wrong, this is available for dinner menu) ^^

We fare goodbye to his mom and sister, telling them, we were leaving in a few days time.
Thanks for the delicious meals and the yummy Rice Cake Toast that JM mom prepared for us. 
We fare goodbye with a tight hug, and share that we will be back next time. Thank you Mummy Park! :) 

//// Let me now show you, the 3 kids…. 점례 is the big sister with her little sister and brother :)

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#Say Annyeong to 점례!!!!~~

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Now I’m sure you can’t wait to know how you can get to this place right? It’s a heartwarming restaurant with dogs and really delicious food! I have seek permission if I could post this entry, and was given a Green Light from JM’s sister and she really happy that we could share this with many many friends, hehe, so I’m blogging this with direction too! :DDDD

It’s a MUST-VISIT for me the next trip! I’m missing the ‘kids’ so much now….

Direction to BANJUDAM 반주담.

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#Gangnam-gu office Exit 2

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#make a U-turn after exit 2, you will get to see SK Hub Plaza on your right… Turn RIGHT near the lift area~

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#you will see STARBUCKS on your RIGHT, and turn RIGHT.

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#Walked along the street, Paragon is on your right….

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#You will see Mini Stop on your LEFT

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#At this 7-11 junction, TURN LEFT

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#After turning LEFT, you get to see this….

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#After a 1minute walked, you see this beautiful restaurant on your left. That’s PJM’s mom restaurant! :)

Address: 242-1, Nonhyeon 2-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

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121 comments

  1. Yuk Yuen

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos and your wonderful experience at Park Jung Min’s Restaurant, its awesome, its cosy and beautiful. Lets promote this, and make this restaurant one of the best in Seoul. Minnie is such a good son, really appreciate his love for his family. Also his 3 kids are so cute. Everything is so gorgeous in this restaurant, the decor, the food, the atmosphere, the dogs, the owners ……… This is a “Must visit” place if and when we go to Seoul. Park Jung Min brought me to Kpop, and to learn more about Korea. The S. Korean government should appoint Park Jung Min as the Ambassador for Tourism. Minnie – fighting, thanks Park Omma, thanks Park Nari, thanks Park Minnie~~~

    • 슈퍼스타

      You are most welcome. It’s a great experience dining there for my brunch. The restaurant was cosy and at the same time it give a tiny bit of elegant and class touch. This place serve great delicious food that was cooked by Mummy Park. :)

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

    • 슈퍼스타

      It’s really very memorable for us, and I have been wanting to go back since I blog about it. Hehe. Definitely deserve more trips back during my next visit :) I love the dogs!

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

  2. jaydreamer (@tetsu_girl)

    Thank you so much for sharing the experience with description, photos, and directions! It looks like a lovely place, and the Park family are also lovely and cute. If I ever visit South Korea, I will definitely go there. Thanks!

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

  3. Nancy Gonzalez

    I’m really touched by this post … Want to thank you for sharing your beautiful experiencecand great pics from the restaurant and the kids… this makes me to hardly wish to visit the place someday, God help me to get there…

    • 슈퍼스타

      You are most welcome! I really thankful that most of you are happy reading my entry. It’s a great restaurant and I’m sure you will feel the same after visiting. Make it your itinerary for next visit. Hehe :)

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

  4. ♥Park Lisa♥ (@jungminsjuliet)

    This is a beautiful fan account, I squealed so much when you showed the pictures of the babies heheh. I wish that if I make it to visiting Korea, her restaurant would still be alive. Ah, I would love to try umma’s cooking. I’m not surprised at all that you guys thought it was tasty.
    Thank you for this, I cried reading it, it was just too precious.

    • 슈퍼스타

      Thank you! Hehe, they are even cuter in real. Hehe, I actually took a bit of videos, but my iMovie is failing on me, so perhaps another time, I shall post and share with everyone. The restaurant is really nice and food are great. Hope you get your chance to visit it soon, and get to taste Mummy Park’s cooking too. It’s really tasty :)

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hello Venezuela! So surprise to see South America friends here too! Hope you get your chance to visit it during your next trip, I’m sure you gonna like that place! :)

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

  5. Lizza

    You did take beautiful pictures and I agree with you. I love the entire feel of the resto. Its has a homey feel to it, so you’re right the interior decorator did a wonderful job on the place. I also like the idea that its really not on the main road so as not to attract too much fans. They should not be loitering in that area just for respect on the owners. From the looks of the food, I got hungry it really looks appetizing. Jungmins’ mom is nice, she even prepared something for you, that’s really sweet of her. I hope I can visit it one day, not just because of its relation to Jungmin but for food. I love good food, and I love hunting for good eating places. Thank you for sharing!

    • 슈퍼스타

      Thank you so much! Yes, we were so touched and happy and a little bit of shock that his mom prepared something for us. That’s was really very sweet! I think, as fans or even friends of fans… Should show respect to the owners, and just purely visit there for a great meal. Just like you mentioned, the food really look appetising hehe! Yeah! I love food hunting in Korea too. More places (non-idols) related to be share… And.. Of cos, idol related probably inclusive too haha!

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

  6. gk (@jjangssfoo)

    thanks to sharing
    min’s mom and sister so heart warming like min
    and min;s kids so cuteeeee,
    ahhh, i hope i have some money so i can go to Korea and visit Banjudam, Jackal Restaurant, etc ^^

    • 슈퍼스타

      You are most welcome. They are very nice, I’m sure JM got all the nice genes from them. So loveable. Hope you able to visit Korea real soon! ^^ and, I guessed, you are a TripleS? Hehe, Jaksal Chicken serve different type of food, more on Stews and Chicken. I blogged about it before too with direction, hopes it helps! ^^

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

  7. Yuk Yuen

    You girls did a wonderful job of promoting this wonderful restaurant, and share your personal experience with us. This is a very good way of passing recommendation by word of mouth. I really hope JM’s business goes well. After all, Park Omma is a nutritionist and JM has always praised and loves Omma dishes. I am trying my very best to spread the word and photos of this wonderful restaurant. I wonder if this restaurant serves “abalone congee” – JM’s favourite dish when he needs to restore his beautiful voice. What a lovely family. This restaurant promotes not only good food, cosy atmosphere, it also promotes family ties and LOVE. Jung Min – way to go. I am sure Park Omma is very proud of you. For Jung Min lovers, please make this viral in cyber space. This is the tiny bit that we can do for Park Jung Min.

    • 슈퍼스타

      You are welcome. I realise you help to promote a lot in FB too. Thank you! I think the business will be good, because the food is good and price was really affordable. I hope aside for fans, even Working adults get to visit there during their lunch time heh! I’m not sure about the favourite dish… Hehe. Maybe that’s only for JM. Haha.

      Really thankful for your kind words too.

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Melissa!

      During my current trip to Korea, I stayed at Chocolate Tree at Sinchon, I love the staff there, they are really nice ^^

      Past trip, I stayed at Myeongdong, IB ville.

      Thanks for loving my travel stories, more to come hehe :)

  8. very helpful

    It¡¦s really a great and helpful piece of info. I¡¦m happy that you shared this useful information with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

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  10. minomie

    Thanks sharing your wonderful experience. All dishes seems like really yammy!!!!!!!! Next time I will visit seoul, go his mom’s restaurant with your information♡

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

  11. Jennifer

    Thanks for sharing!! Do you know the business hours of this restaurant? I want to visit but don’t know when will they open or did they have public holidays?

    • 슈퍼스타

      you are welcome! ^^ I’m not sure with the business hours as they doesn’t have a namecard and website. My understanding is they opened for lunch & dinner. My friend went on sunday, it was closed. I think weekdays will be safer :D

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

  12. samaha

    OH MY GOD IT LOOKS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND THE DOGS AAAAAAHHH THEY’RE SUPER ADORBSSSSS JUST LIKE THEIR APPA ^^ THANKYOU SOOOO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS AND THE DIRECTIONS !!!! IF I EVER GET TO GO TO KOREA DEFINITELY GOING TO PAY A VISIT !!! THAANKYOOOUU ONCE AGAIN !!!!
    ps : sorry for the caps im just too overwhelmed reading you post :p

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Samaha! :)

      Glad you enjoy reading my entry :) and yes yes they are so adorable, and everytimes I re-read my entry, i’m missing them badly :(

      Yeah, put this into your itinerary okay? :D

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Chinami Matsuo,

      I hope you able to read english as I am not fluent in japanese. I didn’t check the operating hours that time.

      But from my understanding, they open for lunch and dinner. I went there at around 11am and stayed for a few hours.

      And it seems that, they are closed on Sunday as I have friend visiting there on a Sunday and it’s close :(

      Try to head over on a weekdays :)

      Thanks!

    • 슈퍼스타

      Hi Hi!
      I visited Banjudam recently, and there’s a change of business hours. I have noted in my blog entry. Please do updates in case there’s TripleS would love to visit and can’t get to have their meal there due to change in business hours. Thanks!

  13. Jimah Jaemi

    hi, i came across your blog and i would like to thank you for posting this! i really love it! you are lucky to be able to go there! i wish i can go there too, one day…haha…anyway, thanks once again!

  14. Rosmery

    Oh My Gosh this is great, thanks for post this article, awesome! I hope that when I’d have the opportunity to go to Seoul,this restaurant is gonna be one of the first places I’ll visit…( A Peruvian TripleS ) yummi everything sounds delicious^^ and JungMin’s dog so adorable :3 , the quality, the atmosphere perfect, really I have to go there… Kekeke ^~^

    • 슈퍼스타

      You are welcome :) it’s my pleasure to share this little information to every one who loves them :) I hope you get your chance to visit the restuarant soon :) I missing the dogs as well as the yummy food that mummy park prepared :) hehe!

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  16. Shuling

    Thanks for posting the direction to Banjudam restaurant. It really useful! I just came back from Seoul and I went to the restaurant too. The food was really delicious. And PJM sis told me that the mum cooked all the dishes. ^^

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