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SEOUL - Restaurant Name

JKSea Apr 2, 2007 10:02 AM

I have an email aquaintence in Seoul, which can occasionally be somewhat challenging due to the language barrier. In his latest email he mentioned celebrating his fiancee's birthday by reserving a room at a restaurant he called 'The Canddle 1978'. I have been unable to find any information about this restaurant on the web, despite trying various spellings. The only clues I have are that it is expensive ('I can't see my bank account anymore'), and that a famous actor proposed to his wife there. I'm thinking if anyone might be familiar with this establishment it would be a chowhound! Any info would be appreciated!

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  1. jo_k RE: JKSea Apr 15, 2007 08:45 AM

    Maybe he meant 'Chotbul 1978' in Merngdong near Namsan(North Mountain) Tower. 'Chotbul' is Korean for candle. The place(opened in 1978) is famous for providing a beautiful candle-lit hours for lovers to propose, exchange gifts and the like. He sure is a romantic guy!

    1. jo_k RE: JKSea Apr 15, 2007 08:48 AM

      Oh, I got a foto of the place!

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        JKSea RE: jo_k Apr 17, 2007 11:35 AM

        That is the place - thanks so much! And you're right, I think he's very romantic - and now very broke! They are planning a wedding during winter break at KU, and that will be my first visit to Korea. My Rosetta Stone Korean language cds arrived last week and I'll be spending much of the next months in front of my PC wearing headphones and microphone. I think they'll view even a little language skill as a pleasant surprise. Thanks again!

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          jo_k RE: JKSea Apr 18, 2007 12:40 AM

          Wow one can only dream of getting proposed at such beautiful place. You are visiting Korea? That's greaaaat! How long are you planning to stay for? Not only 'they' but most Koreans you will get acquainted with will be grateful for your effort with the language. So hang in!! If you have any trouble I'll be more than pleased to help you out ;)

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            JKSea RE: jo_k May 18, 2007 01:56 PM

            jo_k -- the General Topics board has a post entitled 'IF I CAME TO VISIT'. I'd love to hear where you'd take a visitor to Seoul.

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              JKSea RE: JKSea May 18, 2007 02:21 PM

              Didn't mean to limit my plea to one poster, or to Seoul only. Would love to read any contributions to 'IF I CAME TO VISIT' regarding Korea. Hope to make my first visit later this year and plan to visit as much of the country as I can in a 2-3 week period. Thanks!

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                jo_k RE: JKSea Jun 7, 2007 10:59 PM

                Oh I haven't been around CHOW for quite a while. Sorry for a late reply. Hope you already got numerous suggestions for 'IF I CAME TO VISTIT'. I'll go over and check it out in a moment.

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