Bae Yong Joon opens a cafe in Waikiki this April

baeyongjoonHallyu megastar Bae Yong Joon opens cafe in Waikiki this April    Photo credit: Honolulu Pulse

The Koreans are coming to Hawaii!

Hallyu fans in Hawaii will be excited to learn that Hallyu megastar, Bae Yong Joon will be opening a cafe in Waikiki.

Last April when the star was in Hawaii, it was said he enjoyed playing golf (photos here) in the islands. However, it’s quite possible the actor got to know the islands even earlier, through a DATV project, “Bae Yong Joon, Holiday in Hawaii” which filmed in 2010.

BYJ’s new cafe, Gorilla in the Cafe Hawaii is named after his Seoul restaurant in Gangnam called “Gorilla in the Kitchen“. The cafe will share space at Teddy Bear World, a sister franchise of Jeju Island’s Teddy Bear Museum, the original filming location of Goong/Princess Diaries/The Palace (see photos from the original museum here) .

Honolulu Pulse released this in January:

“Gorilla in the Café Hawaii will be located at 2155 Kalakaua Ave. and is tentatively set to open in April.   Bae is expected to attend the grand opening.”