Where is the Hanguojie (Korea Street) in Shanghai? Hongquan Road will be the answer you generally receive. To be specific, it should refer to the section of
Hongquan Road that is between Hongxin Road and South Jinhui Road.
Why Hongquan Road is called Korea Street? TC considers that there are the
following three major reasons:
Firstly, Hongquan Road and its neighboring blocks are mainly the dwelling areas for Koreans in Shanghai including expats from Korean companies, individual
businesses, Korean students studying in Shanghai, and their families.
Secondly, Hongquan Road offers a variety of services and facilities needed for
Korean-style daily life. Along with the increase of Korean population in Shanghai, Hongquan Road gradually attracts and perfects the services and facilities offered to the Korean community. For example, Korean kids in Shanghai are able to
attend school at Shanghai United International School nearby.
1004mart：mainly sales of imported Korean groceries
Lastly, Korean icons and fashion culture are popular in China. For the past few
years, the introduction of Korean movies and soap operas has received
increaing attention among the young people (even the middle-aged) in China,
and therefore, trigured the so-called「Korean Wave」consumption and a group of fans named「Koreaphile」was thus formed.
Hongquan Road timely siezed the opportunity and promoted Korean food culture as the soaps went on, as a result, more Korean-style food and drinks as well as Koreaphile were attracted here and the title of Hanguojie thus opened up
Hongquan Road’s publicity in Shanghai.
How to get to the Korean Street ?
There are 3 neighboring metro stations and the average walking distance is
LINE 10：Longbai Xincun Station Exit No. 3 (Hongjing Road)
LINE 9：Hechuan Road Station Exit No. 3 (the crossroad of Yishan Road
and Hechuan Road)
LINE 10：Ziteng Road Station Exit No.1 or 3 (the crossroad of Ziteng Road
and Wuzhong Road)
TC is going to take you guys for a window shopping now. The distance of the
section of Hongquan Road between Hongxin Road and South Jinhui Road is
about 540 meters and we will start from Hongxin Road and heading east.
On the north side of Hongquan Road, we would first visit「Jingting Tiandi Life
Plaza」, the shops on the ground floor along the road offer a variety of selection of bakery, dessert and drinks.
1 摩爾咖啡丨More Coffee
#1-11, No. 1078, Hongquan Road, Jingting Tiandi Life Plaza
This is the first cafe we got at Hongquan Road, a tiny cafe offering「TAKE
2 乐食尊纯米面包坊丨Rice Zone Bread & Coffee
#1-04A, No. 1078, Hongquan Road, Jingting Tiandi Life Plaza
One thing special about this store is that the place of origin of major ingredients
used to make bread is listed on the blackboard in front of the store.
After Rice Zone, the next coffee shop is coming ahead.
3 崔逸斯咖啡丨CHOIS COFFEE
#1-01, No. 1078, Hongquan Road
Coming next is Jingting Seoul Plaza.
I believed that you also noticed the「Kids Cafe」signboard hung outside the
senond and the third floor of the building, let’s go take a look!
4 Wid Coffee
2F, No. 1000, Hongquan Road, Jingting Seoul Plaza
This cafe is situated at the second floor of Jingting Seoul Plaza and is tucked
within a number of fashion shops at this floor, which is not easy to locate.
5 C’lucy cafe de chocolatier
1F, No. 1000, Hongquan Road, Jingting Seoul Plaza
This is a brand new takeout coffee shop and is opening soon.
So far, we have visited 5 coffee shops along the north side of Hngquan Road. TC is now taking you all back to「Fengdu International Life Square」located on the south side of Hongquan Road, checking out the coffee shops over there.
Inside the「Fengdu International Life Square」 are mostly Korean-style
restaurants, eateries and stands selling mainly fried chicken, beer and Koren
6 咖啡陪你丨Caffé bene
No. 43-45, Lane 1051, Hongquan Road
Caffé bene is supposed to be the only cafe inside the「Fengdu International Life Square」.
We are now at the crossroad of Yinting Road and the last coffee shop is just a
few steps ahead.
7 咖咖奥咖啡丨the CAFE KACAO
No. 888, Hongquan Road
This section of Hongquan Road is about 540 meters long and 60% of the section relates to commercial properties, which are mainly engaged in the businesses of sales of Korean-style food and drinks as well as imported Korean groceries.
Hongquan Road is thus well known for the title of Korean Street.
The introduction of Korean Street is completed and we still need to continue our window shopping on the coffee shops.
Extension of Korean Street：South Jinhui Road
8 Coffee Smith
No. 91, South Jinhui Road
9 iKi COFFEE
No. 103, South Jinhui Road
No. 158, South Jinhui Road
No. 225, South Jinhui Road
12 慢生活丨cafeSlow & Steady
No. 255, South Jinhui Road
13 MAAN COFFEE
No. 265, South Jinhui Road
That’s all folks for today’s window shopping at Korean Street！TC dared to draw a 「Location Map of Cafes in Korean Street」for your reference and to sum up our work today.