Where was The Brothers Sun filmed? The John Cho's house and all the locations

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The action-packed Netflix series The Brothers Sun was filmed on location in Los Angeles and Taiwan.

The martial arts series revolves around a Taiwanese family who must unite and fight after patriarch Big Sun is shot by an assassin.

Michelle Yeoh, Justin Chien, and Sam Song Li

The show is led by Justin Chien as the eldest son, Charles Sun, a trained fighter and churro-loving cook, played by Justin Chien.

Charles travels to Los Angeles to protect his mother Eileen "Mama" Sun (Michelle Yeoh, of Everything Everywhere All at Once), and his younger brother Bruce (Sam Song Li).

Here is our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of The Brothers Sun. You'll find the locations in order of appearance.


The Brothers Sun locations

The Brothers Sun location
In the pilot episode, Charles is baking a cake in his apartment in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.

The establishing shots are from the Tao Zhu Yin Yuan Apartment Building.

Completed in 2018, this skyscraper is one of Taipei's most iconic buildings because of its double-helix structure, which resembles a strand of DNA.
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4th Street Bridge
In Los Angeles, the red Lamborghini crosses the 4th Street Bridge.

Built in 1931, this beautiful bridge connecting the downtown Arts District to Boyle Heights has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, and music videos due to its distinctive Art Deco design.
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Second Street Tunnel
The Second Street Tunnel in downtown LA is also a movie star, appearing in hundreds of famous productions including Blade Runner, The Terminator, and Gattaca.
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The Orpheum Theatre
The next scene was filmed at the The Orpheum Theatre at 842 South Broadway.

This architectural gem built in 1926 features a stunning Beaux-Arts design, blending ornate details with Spanish and French Renaissance influences.
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The Brothers Sun San Gabriel
TK's apartment is one of the units in the Kahlua Apartments at 5339-5643 North Rosemead Boulevard in San Gabriel.
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Kee Wah Bakery
The pastry shop is the Kee Wah Bakery at 729 West Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park.
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Sure Sure Club
The Sure Sure Club is the Sound Nightclub in the heart of Hollywood just off the Boulevard.

Known for its vibrant atmosphere, the club hosts a diverse range of electronic music events and DJs, including techno, house and other underground dance music styles.
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West Main Street in Alhambra
The previous scene with Charles driving and the one with the motorbikes were filmed on West Main Street in Alhambra, near the The Boiling Crab seafood restaurant.
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1940s Warehouse Complex Los Angeles
Several scenes were filmed in a 1940s warehouse complex in downtown Los Angeles.


San Gabriel University
The fictional California State University of San Gabriel was filmed at the Woodbury University campus in Burbank.
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Xiaolongkan Hot Pot
The Chinese restaurant in the third episode, "Whatever You Want," is the Xiaolongkan Hot Pot at 46 West Valley Boulevard in Alhambra.
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Golden Dragon Restaurant
The Golden Dragon Restaurant in Los Angeles Chinatown is renowned for its authentic cuisine and inviting ambiance featuring traditional Chinese dishes.
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Dan Sung Sa Los Angeles restaurant
The scene of the meeting with the Korean boss in the fourth episode, "Square," is the Dan Sung Sa restaurant at 3317 West 6th Street in Koreatown.
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Leo Club The Brothers Sun
The Leo Club is the Club Warwick on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard.

This elegant club is set up like an opulent living room with a second floor lounge overlooking the main area.
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Ka Spa
The Ka Spa is the Century Day & Night Spa, a traditional Korean spa located at 4120 West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles.
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Dynasty Shopping Center
In the fifth episode, "The Rolodex," Eileen goes to the Dynasty Shopping Center in Chinatown.
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Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport arrivals
In the sixth episode, "Country Boy," Eileen lands at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to visit her mother.
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The John Cho house in The Brothers Sun

The Brothers Sun house
John Cho's beachside home is a 50 million dollar mega-mansion in Malibu in the Carbon Beach Terrace estates known as Villa Splendido.

Built in 2019, this seven-bedroom, 13,000-square-foot property sits on a 17-acre hillside estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
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John Cho house
From the outdoor deck, the boys can enjoy a 180-degree ocean view from Queens Necklace to Point Dume.

The villa features a wellness center with a personal gym, massage room and indoor Jacuzzi, sauna, infinity pool and bar... you name it.


Paradise Cove Beach
The beach scene was filmed at Paradise Cove Beach, also in Malibu.

Known for its stunning scenery, soft sandy shores, and crystal-clear waters, this is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.
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Fu De Keng Cemetery
The colorful cemetery that looks like shrines next to each other is the spectacular Fu De Keng Public Cemetery outside of Taipey.
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Immanuel Presbyterian Church
The church is the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Koreatown.

Established in 1888, it has a rich history and is known for its striking Gothic Revival architecture, characterized by its imposing stone facade, intricate details, and soaring spires.
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Gymkata
The seventh episode, "Gymkata," features the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena.

Originally opened in 1907, this elegant and historic luxury hotel boasts grand architecture and landscaped grounds.
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The Brothers Sun Restaurant
The Ghosts meeting was filmed at the New Golden Soup Restaurant in San Gabriel.
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10 comments:

1- Anonymous - Jan 7, 2024, 6:53 PM
Great information. In Episode 1, Sure Sure Club is the Sound Nightclub in Hollywood. But I haven’t figured out where is the “Leo Club” in Episode 4. Do you know?

2- Anonymous - Jan 7, 2024, 9:29 PM
I love that you added the history of each location. Definitely worth exploring. Thank you!

3- Anonymous - Jan 8, 2024, 11:43 AM
What was the location of the "Ka Spa"? Was it Century Spa, on Crenshaw and Olympic? Please do tell! Thank you!

4- Anonymous - Jan 14, 2024, 12:40 PM
Where is the driving range in episode six?

5- Anonymous - Jan 15, 2024, 2:37 AM
The driving range looks like the Aroma Golf Range in Koreatown.

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   6- Ra Moon - Jan 15, 2024, 9:23 PM
   Thank you, but it's not this one.

7- Anonymous - Jan 21, 2024, 9:14 AM
The scene where they're playing Frisbee looks like LACC.

8- Anonymous - Jan 21, 2024, 1:48 PM
What a perfect blend of entertainment, martial arts, and Chinese/Asian-American culture. Enjoyed seeing so much of SGV featured.

Club Leo is for sure Club Warwick in Hollywood. I’ve only been there once, but you never forget the wow factor of that place. And it suits the scene perfectly.

9- Anonymous - Feb 8, 2024, 8:22 PM
I believe the scene where they meet with the Korean boss is in Koreatown at a restaurant called Dan Sung Sa. The interior looks exactly like it, but I can’t be sure if they have that neon sign at the front.

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   10- Ra Moon - Feb 10, 2024, 02:23 PM
   Thank you all, updated!


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