Many of you might have tuned in to the new variety show hosted by Yoo Jae Suk recently. The show has the regulars and guests encounter so-called popular places, only that one of them is fake. The production crew goes through great lengths to create a perfect-looking set-up and the guests have to guess the one that's fake. The Sixth Sense location list here will undoubtedly be a list of the most interesting places you can find in Korea.

Apart from guessing along with the cast, one reason I watch it is so that I can note down the different places and visit them when I travel to Korea. The real places featured are interesting places that you won't find on any guide book. It was hard for me to find information on the places, but since I managed to do so, I've decided to share The Sixth Sense locations with anyone else looking.

If you are just looking for a specific place you spotted on the show, find it in this list!

Episode 1

The Sixth Sense Location #1: Korean Supermarket that lets you cook your groceries in-store

The first place is a supermarket where customers can cook the groceries on the spot for a small usage fee. Cooking utensils, condiments, and side dishes like lettuce, eggs, and kimchi are provided.

The Sixth Sense Location #1: Korean Supermarket that lets you cook your groceries in-store
When you first enter, it looks just like a regular supermarket.
The Sixth Sense Location #1: Korean Supermarket that lets you cook your groceries in-store
But at the back, it's an area that you can cook your own food.
The Sixth Sense Location #1: Korean Supermarket that lets you cook your groceries in-store
Eggs and other basic side dishes are provided.
The Sixth Sense Location #1: Korean Supermarket that lets you cook your groceries in-store
Cooking utensils are provided.

The place is Stable Easy Korean Restaurant (마굿간편한식당)

  • Opening Hours Daily 9:00~23:00 Open all year round
  • Address 285 Byeolnae 3-ro, Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, Hyundai I'Park Shopping Street 101
  • Phone 031-529-6614
  • Map Naver

The Sixth Sense Location #2: VVIP Restaurant that charges $1000 per head

The second real restaurant is a beautiful restaurant that only serves one party per day and charges a cool $1000 per head. There are many artwork around the restaurant, including a Basquiat, for you to enjoy during your meal.

The Sixth Sense Location #2: VVIP Restaurant that charges $1000 per head
The Sixth Sense Location #2: VVIP Restaurant that charges $1000 per head

Even though the show featured the place as a $1000 per head restaurant, they actually have three other courses at 150,000, 300,000, and 500,000 won per head.

The place is Lee Jong Kook 104 (이종국 104)

  • Opening Hours Daily 11:30-22:00, closed on Sundays
  • Address 95-1 Seongbuk-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
  • Phone 02-747-0104
  • Map Naver

Episode 2

The theme for Episode 2 is about young CEOs who made it. While this isn't an episode specifically about food, it's interesting to see what companies do these CEOs own.

The Sixth Sense Location #3: Pizza brand by KAIST student with 80 stores around the world

While this episode isn't about food specifically, the second location does feature the CEO of a pizza brand. The brand specializes in small-sized personal pizza that's quick and easy to prepare.

The place is GOPIZZA. See website here.

The Sixth Sense Location #4: Fashion brand CEO that started with the savings from his army and now owns five supercars

This budding entrepreneur started from nothing but saved up his money and on a trip to England discovered the clutch. It modified it to add a removable handle and it took off from there. He now owns five supercars.

The e-commerce shop is The Action Store. See website here.

Episode 3

The third episode is about unique chicken restaurants.

The Sixth Sense Location #5: The ultimate sweet and savory, a restaurant that sells chocolate-covered chicken

The first real place of the episode is a bar-like restaurant that serves a fried chicken that's heavily coated with melted chocolate. The owner claims he invented the dish because he wanted to create memories, and a couple even got married after they ate his choco-chicken.

The place is Neighborhood Chicken (동네아저씨치킨)

  • Opening Hours Daily 16:00~02:00 Open all year round
  • Address 1679-6 Haengun-dong, Gwanak-gu
  • Phone 2-872-0029
  • Map Naver or Google Maps
  • Website

The Sixth Sense Location #6: A kitchen without a chef, where a robot will fry your chicken for you

A beautiful young entrepreneur owns this fully automated chicken frying place where robots does all the frying. The result is crispy fried chicken which is consistent each time and taste even better than those prepared by humans! This place is in Gangnam and is only available for takeout and delivery.

The place is Robert Chicken (롸버트치킨)

Episode 4

This episode about workouts that you've probably never heard of. Many of them involve out-of-this-world equipment and methods of workout. I would certainly love to give them a try if I ever visit Korea.

The Sixth Sense Location #7: Ancient Persian workout using spear and shield

I got to say, I was fooled by this one. This training originated from Persia soldiers and, to be honest, looked super awkward. The equipment looks so out-of-the-world that I couldn't believe they were real. This workout is still practiced in parts of Iran and India and this is the first place that brought it to Korea.

This place is Soma and Body House of Strength (소마앤바디 힘의집).

  • Address 12 Sinchon-ro 20-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Map Naver
  • Website Link

The Sixth Sense Location #8: Super trendy workout from Europe

This one is much more believable since there are similar activities. It's a workout that have you wearing bouncy shoes and do aerobics. It actually looks kinda fun.

The place is Jumping Cheongna (인천점핑운동전문센터).

  • Address 703, 10-22, Jungbong-daero 612beon-gil, Seo-gu, Incheon
  • Map Naver
  • Website Link

Episode 5

The fifth episode goes back to why I originally decided to create this post. It's about eccentric restaurants and I would sure love to visit them on my trip to Korea.

The Sixth Sense Location #9: Jjamppong that cost $100

The first place of the episode is a Chinese restaurant in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do that serves a jjamppong (spicy seafood noodle) that costs $100. It was actually $109 (109,000 won) to be exact. It's made to serve up to five adults and contains a bunch of luxurious ingredients like abalone, octopus and prawns.

While the owner of the restaurant admitted that it wasn't too popular with only five sold because of the price, I would certainly love to give it a try.

This place is Daegimanseong (대기만성).

  • Opening Hours 24 hours
  • Address Manse-ro, Bijeon 1(il)-dong, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Phone 031-618-8869
  • Map Naver

The Sixth Sense Location #10: Dish that's stacked 40cm high

This place serves a dish that stacked 40cm high. While most of the ingredients is just bean sprouts, the 40cm height looks to be mainly for the visual appeal.

This place is Jinju Cold Myeon Sanhong Main Store (진주냉면산홍 본점).

  • Opening Hours 1100-2130
  • Address 62, Geumsan-ro, Geumsan-myeon, Jinju-si, Gyeongnam
  • Phone 055-755-5155
  • Map Naver

Episode 6

The sixth episode is about weird collectors. Since these are private collectors with collections not open to the public, no information is available on them.

Episode 7

The seventh episode chose the theme based on why many of us watch the show and read this article in this place. It covers hard-to-believe restaurants that would surely be a blast to visit when the pandemic settles.

The Sixth Sense Location #11: The restaurant that serves your meal with a story

This is a pretty interesting concept Chinese restaurant that presents your course meal, with each dish related to the theme of a movie. When the Sixth Sense cast visited, they matched the dishes with the story of Chungking Express. Each dish contains elements from part of the movie, with the owners dressing up and telling the story.

This place is Mong Joong Sik (몽중식).

  • Opening Hours
    • Lunch 12:00-3:30 (LO 2:00)
    • Dinner 5:00-9:30 (LO 7:30)
  • Address 198 Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Phone 02-335-7567
  • Map Naver
  • Website

The Sixth Sense Location #12: Luxurious coffee and dessert pairings

This is a cafe that looks almost like a high-end bar. The owner runs an advertising agency in the same building and wanted to have his own product. The cafe is armed with two baristas with over 10 years of experience and a Michelin 2-star chef. This definitely look like a classy place to bring a date.

This place is Perlen (펠른). Note that this place is reservation only.

  • Opening Hours
    • Mon-Thu, Sun 11:30 ~ 21:30
    • Fri-Sat 11:30 ~ 23:00
  • Address 1F, Building A, 18 Seongmisan-ro 22-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Phone 070-4227-0741
  • Map Naver
  • Website

Episode 8

What a short, but sweet run it has been. After eight episodes, the show has decided to wrap up the season. Whether they will come back remains to be known, but I certainly enjoyed all the interesting places introduced in the show.

The last episode, in line with the original concept of the show, goes back to introducing eccentric restaurants that have us wondering how they could be real.

The Sixth Sense Location #13: Aquarium restaurant that you eat with fish swimming below you

This is eel restaurant that has an aquarium below your feet. It's actually less impressive than it sounds as it only covers part of the flooring since there is floor heating under the rest of the floor.

Gimmicks aside, the food here looks very good and I would be excited to check it out.

This place is Imjingang Soorasang (임진강수라상).

Some of the menu items are as follows

  • Eel set meal 35,000 won
  • Crab set meal 12,000 won
  • Catfish maeuntang 30,000-50,000 won
  • Crab maeuntang 35,000-60,000 won
  • Pagasari maeuntang 40,000-70,000 won
  • Opening Hours
    • Tue-Sun 11:00 ~ 21:00, Closed on Mondays
  • Address 1F, Building A, 18 Seongmisan-ro 22-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Phone 031-952-9960
  • Map Naver
  • Website

The Sixth Sense Location #14: A home-cooked meal in a restaurant with hints of life

The last place of the season is a kalguksu restaurant that looks like a regular home, located right next to a closed down train station.

The interior resembles that of an average home complete with a closet full of clothes. It gives you the feeling of going into a friend's, neighbor's, or grandmother's house.

This place is My Suburban Home (교외선 우리집).

Some of the menu items are as follows

  • Hand-made dumpling soup 7,000 won
  • Hand-made kalguksu 7,000 won
  • Rice 1,000 won
  • Packaged raw dumplings 10,000 won
  • Opening Hours
    • Mon-Sat 11:30 ~ 19:30, Closed on Sundays
  • Address 78-34 Daejang-gil, Daejang-dong, Deokyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-d
  • Phone 031-962-5727
  • Map Naver
  • Website

That's it! That's all the locations you see in the show for season one. Hopefully, there'll be a season two. I hope you enjoyed these locations as much as I did compiling the information.

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