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 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 fake one. 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, I watch it to note the different places and visit them when I travel to Korea. The real places featured are interesting places that you won't find in any guidebook. 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 looking for a specific place you spotted on the show, find it in this list!

Season 1

Season 2

The Sixth Sense Season 1 Locations

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 groceries 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 artworks 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 these CEOs own.

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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 the 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 discovered the clutch on a trip to England. 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 the 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 eating 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 do all the frying. The result is crispy fried chicken which is consistent each time and tastes even better than those prepared by humans! This place is in Gangnam and is only available for takeout and delivery.

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The place is Robert Chicken (롸버트치킨)

Episode 4

This episode is 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 have to say, this one fooled me. 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 has you wearing bouncy shoes and doing aerobics. It actually looks rather 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 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 many luxurious ingredients like abalone, octopus, and prawns.

While the restaurant owner 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 is stacked 40cm high. While most ingredients are just bean sprouts, the 40cm height looks mainly for 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.

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 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 ran 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 looks like a classy place to bring a date.

This place is Perlen (펠른). Note that this place is a 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 unknown, but I certainly enjoyed all the interesting places introduced in the show.

In line with the show's original concept, the last episode 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 an 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 delicious, 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 season's last place is a kalguksu restaurant that looks like a regular home, located 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.

The Sixth Sense Season 2 Locations

As expected, season 2 of this wonderful show is back, and the staff has gone through even more effort to fool the casts. Of course, the real places make us want to visit when the pandemic ends.

Episode 1

The Sixth Sense Location #15: The most expensive chicken soup where one bowl costs $100,000

A $100,000 chicken soup is a little bit of a clickbait since the owner has never sold a bowl at that price ever. The owner, who is a ginseng digger, gathers these wild ginseng to make a chicken soup that costs upwards of $1,000, up to a whopping $100,000

This place is Ain Mani San Samgung Palace (어인마니산삼궁).

  • Opening Hours 1000-2200
  • Address 257 2F, Kumgok-gil, Dongtan-myeok, Hwasam-do, Hwasil-do, Korea
    (Free parking available)
  • Phone 031-374-3351
  • Map Google Maps

The Sixth Sense Location #16: A $320 cake that is made with utmost care by an artisan

You probably were misled along with most of the cast since the cake here isn't a pastry but a cake made of meat! And it's made from only the finest grade and cuts of meat.

It's called Gangnam Hanwoo Flower Cake and costs a whopping 320,000 won (about US$278). This special cake is by reservation only, and you cannot order it in a walk-in.

Even at the price, the customers know that the meat is of high quality; thus, there were no complaints. The cake also serves six, so it is actually value for money. Even in the middle of the pandemic, it still gets about two reservations a month.

They, of course, serve other kinds of meat. Here's a sample of their prices

  • Aged sirloin (130g) – 45,000 won
  • Aged tenderloin (130g) – 48,000 won
  • Seasoned Korean beef ribs (200g) – 35,000 won
  • Snowflakes special part (130g) – 62,000 won
  • Soecial cut swallowtail (130g) – 48,000 won
  • Special cut skirt meat (130g) – 48,000 won
  • Special cut pork belly (130g) – 52,000 won
  • Special cut fillet (130g) – 68,000 won
  • Special shrimp (130g) – 68,000 won
  • Korean beef sashimi (130g) – 35,000 won

This place is Woo Bling (우블링).

  • Opening Hours 1200-2300
  • Address 1-2, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Room 102, 1st floor, Cheongdam First Tower
  • Phone 02-546-5310
  • Map Google Maps
  • Website

Episode 2

The Sixth Sense Location #17: Made with ingredients grown on-site through hydroponics

This restaurant is a clean eater's dream. The ingredients are grown through hydroponic at the restaurant itself, so only the freshest food is served.

This place is WaterMeal (워터밀).

  • Opening Hours 1100-2100
  • Address No. 505, 33-7 Supyo-ro 28-gil, Ikseon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone 02-763-8877
  • Map Google Maps
  • Website Instagram

The Sixth Sense Location #18: A work of art on the table with 3D mapping

The restaurant uses projection mapping to elevate the dining experience.

This place is Be Unusual (비언유주얼).

Gangnam Branch

Episode 3

The Sixth Sense Location #19: One table a day, Korean food reserved a month in advance

This is a restaurant that only serves one seating a day. This was a little of a clickbait since it's one big ass table. The food here certainly does look good. The prices are 77,000 won for lunch, and 110,000 won for dinner. Be sure to make a reservation before heading down.

This place is Gaga Bar (가가바)

  • Address South Korea, Seoul, Jongno-gu, Gahoe-dong, Gyedong-gil 5
  • Phone 0507-1333-2441
  • Map Google Maps

The Sixth Sense Location #20: Udon that's limited to 10 bowls

The interior of this restaurant looks ordinary but what's special is really the food. The master of this restaurant learns his skills from Japan and has been around for 29 years. The flat udon noodles are aged for 11 hours and hand-pulled. It takes a long time to make this udon; they only sell 10 bowls of this special udon each month, for only 15,500 won.

This place is Hinoyama (히노야마)

  • Address 349 Mokdongseo-ro, Sinjeong-dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Phone 02-2650-8667
  • Map Google Maps
  • Website

Episode 4

The Sixth Sense Location #21: The only famous fortune teller in the country to do life graphs

This fortune teller loves charts and graphs and uses them to predict your fortune. Are you interested in getting your future analyzed?

This fortune teller goes by 황금후추 남택수.

  • Address 349 Mokdongseo-ro, Sinjeong-dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Phone 010-8895-5395
  • Map Google Maps
  • Website

The Sixth Sense Location #22: A new psychic that just got his powers five months ago

This teller used to be a gifted musician and suddenly got blessed with his psychic powers.

This fortune teller goes by Ewha Doryung (이화도령).

Episode 5

The Sixth Sense Location #23: Deep fried burger

Not sure how a deep-fried burger is going to be anything short of epic. Slice open the thick patty to reveal cheesy goodness.

This place is Container People (컨테이너피플).

The Sixth Sense Location #24: A cilantro shaved ice full of halibut

This is a very chic restaurant with an interior picked up by the owner's exquisite tastes. It serves rustic cuisine. But what's special is their menu of interesting flavored shaved ice.

This place is Sigolo (시고로).

  • Address South Korea, Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Cheongdam-dong, Seolleung-ro 146-gil, 27-3 2 Floor
  • Phone 02-6489-3338
  • Map Google Maps
  • Website

Episode 6

The Sixth Sense Location #25: Tteokgalbi that sells 2,000 a day

I'm not sure about visiting some of the places on this list, but I know I will definitely visit this one. This shop serves the universally loved tteok galbi, which are balls of meat. They are cooked to perfection—slightly crispy on the outside but moist and juicy on the inside.

My mouth started watering just by watching them dig into this meaty goodness.

You can also check out this video of the owner cooking them.

This place is Choiga Sanghoe (최가상회).

  • Address Yeongcheon Traditional Market, 56, Yeongcheonsijang-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03734
  • Opening Hours 1030-1700
  • Map Google Maps

The Sixth Sense Location #26: From a small store that made $300 a month to hit store making a million a year, a rice cake store that blew up on SNS

The rice cakes produced by this store are works of art and look really good. It's no wonder that they are a hit on SNS.

This place is Jaiso (자이소).

  • Address 1st floor, 30 Yangjae-daero 66-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Phone 1599-6632
  • Map Google Maps
  • Website Link

Episode 7

The Sixth Sense Location #27: The world's first patented grilled samgyetang

Samgyetang is ginseng chicken soup, and the chicken is usually boiled in the nourishing broth. But this samgyetang is grilled. But, it still contains all the healthy ingredients like aged ginseng and snow fungus. The delicious-looking grilled chicken has the aroma of herbs.

This place is Fusion Grilled Samgyetang (퓨전 굽는 삼계탕).

  • Address 71-1 Dongseo-ro 168beon-gil, Gunja-dong, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Phone 031-433-5736
  • Map Google Maps

The Sixth Sense Location #28: Menu that changes with the weather

Since our bodies change with the seasons, the chef wanted to serve healthy dishes according to the weather to allow us to be healthy through those seasons.

This place is Kihoo (기후).

  • Address 279-39 Seongsu-dong 2(i)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
  • Opening Hours 1200-2200
  • Phone 070-7576-4824
  • Map
  • Website Link

Episode 8

Episode 8 is not about restaurants but unexpected jobs. While I don't think you want to visit any of these places, here they are anyway!

The Sixth Sense Location #29: Thirty years as a tteokbokki expert

This person has eaten at least 1t of tteokbokki is a subject matter expert. Talk about the best jobs in the world!

Do leave a comment if you know the tteokbokki company this master works at!

The Sixth Sense Location #30: Managing horse urine all day

In contrast to the last job, this one looks a bit less fun. While you probably can't (and do not want to) manage horse urine, this is a racecourse you can visit. The entrance fee for an adult is 2000 won.

This place is Let's Run Park Seoul (렛츠런파크서울).

  • Address 107 Gyeongmagongwon-daero, Gwacheon-dong, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Phone 1566-3333
  • Map Google Maps
  • Website Link

Episode 9

The Sixth Sense Location #31: Patbingsu Noodles

Not sure I would enjoy this one, but it certainly looks interesting. Those with a sweet tooth would probably want to visit.

This place is Gimpo Aramson Kalguksu (김포 아람손칼국수).

  • Address 6-9 Bonghwa-ro 167beon-gil, Gimpo 1(il)-dong, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Phone 31-992-6824
  • Map Google Maps

The Sixth Sense Location #32: Naengmyeong cocktail made by a bartender

This place specializes in healthy cocktails made by Korea's national representative bartender.

This place is Bar Jangseng (장생건강원).

Episode 10

The Sixth Sense Location #33: Spicy braised chicken with crab with Korea's spiciest chili powder

This place's most popular dish is a crab and chicken soup that uses the hottest chili powder they could get their hands on, the Carolina Reaper.

This place is Dobinekkochdolitang (도비네꽃도리탕).

  • Address 28-2 Dunchon-daero 101(baegil)beon-, Seongnam-dong, Jungwon-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Map Google Maps

The Sixth Sense Location #34: Soft tofu udon with hot chili oil fights fire with fire

This place is Hongjaedong 30 Years Udon (홍제동30년우동국수).

  • Address 325-5 Galhyeon-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
  • Phone 02-388-5929
  • Map Google Maps

Episode 11

The Sixth Sense Location #35: Therapist who heals emotional scars through art

This is a unique therapist who heals through art and dance.

This place is Tree in Mind (트리인마인드 예술치료교육연수소).

The Sixth Sense Location #36: Microexpression expert who analyzes dating and married couple problems

To figure out what the person is actually thinking, these experts analyze microexpressions, which appear on your face for only a fraction of a second. In addition to microexpressions, tools like the ICRU diagnostic test are used.

Coming soon!

Episode 12

The Sixth Sense Location #37: Korean dining that bridges tradition and present through collaboration with four great master chef

This beautiful fine-dining restaurant features dish presentation the combines the art of four different masters, which includes

  • Master Lee Young Ok who is a mother-of-pearl craftsmaster responsible for the beautiful containers the dishes are served in
  • Master Sung Myung Rye who prepares various fermented sauce and paste
  • Master Choi Myung Hee who provides salted seafood
  • Master Shim Young Suk who provides hangwa for desserts

Each dish is plated uniquely for customers to enjoy Korea's beauty and taste.

This place is I'm So Seoul (암소서울).

  • Address B1, 115, Sinmunno 1(il)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone 02-6744-0123
  • Map Google Maps
  • Website
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The Sixth Sense Location #38: A dessert prix fixe that contains the seasons and lets you taste summer vacation

This dessert bar serves a dessert course by the season using herbs, vegetables, and fruits. It's a restaurant that cares about the visual as much as the taste.

This place is October 19th (10월19일).

  • Address 31 Banpo-daero 3-gil, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
  • Phone 010-9461-1906
  • Map Google Maps
  • Website Instagram

Episode 13

The Sixth Sense Bonus Location: Quiznos Sandwiches

In case it's not obvious enough, the cast's sandwiches at the start are from Quiznos.

The Sixth Sense Location #39: A physiognomist that even famous foreign reporters come to see

This person is Dr. Jae-Kwon Baek (백재권 박사).

The Sixth Sense Location #40: A namer who can even block a divorce by renaming

This person can change your fate by changing your name. Si Hyun is a naming expert who runs a “naming institution” that names people and brand names and pets.

They analyze the names based on sounds, number of strokes, and trigrams. By doing so, they can tell the future in detail.

Coming soon!

Episode 14

For the final episode of the season, the gang is supposed to find the fake house. While these aren't places you can visit, there were some interesting people featured that you might want to know more about.

The Sixth Sense Location #41: 150kg extremely obese person succeeded in losing 70kg in 4 months

The first is a person who went through life-changing weight loss, lost more than half of his original weight, and won many bodybuilding competitions.

This person is fitness trainer, Lee Jong Hyuk (이종혁).

The Sixth Sense Location #42: They look like photos, but they are actually hand-drawn

This small collection featured ultra photo-realistic artwork that you can't even discern from an actual photo.

These awesome artworks are by a talented artist named Suk Young. You can find more of her work on her YouTube channel, Drawing Hands.

The Sixth Sense Location #43: 18 year old daughter and a 48-year old mom who looks younger

This mother-daughter team took Tik Tok by stomp simply because the mother looks so young.

They can be found on TikTok, where they got famous at @sarahc__74.

That's the last of season 2's locations. As researching these locations take quite a bit of time, I might or might not work on season 3. Thank you all, and I hope you enjoyed this list!

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