South Korea: Time Out Gelato

One of almost every DBSK/JYJ fans’s must visit places in South Korea: Park Yoochun’s gelato shop. Okay. It was a challenge to find this place, especially when one is unprepared. We thought we could just go to Apgujeong station then ask around. Unfortunately, there weren’t many people around during that day (it was a Monday). But, lucky us, there was internet!

Hyundai Department Store

From Apgujeong Station, proceed to exit 5. If you saw the Hyundai Department store at the other side of the road, you’re still good. Just walk straight, and then turn left at the first corner. Walk a few meters from there; be sure to look at your left or you’d miss it (not really). The gelato bar is in front of L’occitaine. Mission accomplished! Yeah, it was actually easy to find the shop… if you know where to look for it. We got lost for a while.

timeout gelato map

Time Out Gelato Bar

The females over the counter were friendly, but understood limited English. It was okay though, hand gestures and basic English will do. A regular cup contains two scoops of any gelato flavor. It costs 4500KRW (~3.90USD)—a tad bit pricey, but fair. The gelatos were flavorful! They were not bad. I’m willing to try the other flavors. The drinks cost from 4000KRW to 5800KRW.


Gelato flavors

Gelato flavors

I actually like the interior. Base on the pictures circulating in the net, I imagined it would look cluttered because of the many pictures of Yoochun, and other random materials. The full length windows on two sides of the room definitely made the gelato bar look bigger. I also adore some of the details like the doorknob and the pop of green mosaic tiles by the door.

right side area from the door

left side area

door knob

Mainly DBSK and JYJ songs with 1 or 2 others played all throughout our stay. We expected that much. 🙂


About mil.o.e

A nocturnal, quirky, and optimistic; but sometimes cynical, architect who likes traveling, food, and other random things (ie photography, gift wrappers, and ribbons). A coffee addict. Enjoys music ranging from classical to jrock. Loves stationery products especially unruled notebooks, markers/felt-tip pens, F pencils, and other coloring materials. Believes that ice cream, fruit slushies, and cookies can always make a day brighter.
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13 Responses to South Korea: Time Out Gelato

  1. Alex says:

    Finally a better description here. Thank you!

  2. Alex says:

    By the way, do you know what is the business hours?

  3. Sorry, we don’t have any idea about the closing time. 😦 Do tell us when you find out! 🙂

  4. Reblogged this on tinkerbell1004 and commented:
    WOW~ a REALLY must-go place if your a TVXQ/JYJ fan… ^^
    Thanks for sharing this!! ^^

  5. karenkasimir says:

    Reblogged this on karenkasimir and commented:
    Aaahhh really have to go one day!

  6. karenkasimir says:

    Hi, I reblogged this in TQ!~

  7. karenkasimir says:

    How about JJ’s place? Did you go there too?

    • mil.o.e says:

      We were unable to go there, sorry. =( We have only heard of JJ’s restaurant around early December which was a few days after arriving home from Seoul. We do plan on visiting it one day. 😀

      It’s great to see jyjy/tvxq fans find this post helpful~~ ^^

  8. karenkasimir says:

    Please make a fanaccount like this when you do! 😉
    JJ’s restaurant looks posh, food must be expensive T_T

    • mil.o.e says:

      The restaurant is somewhere in Gangnam right? I do hope it wouldn’t be that expensive… ^_-; We don’t know when we will be going back to Seoul yet, but we will share it here if we ever do. 🙂 I’m sure it’ll be another mini adventure locating the place. 😄

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  11. Helen says:

    I had Time out ice cream in Thailand. Koh Samui. Loved it.

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