Welcome To Waikiki Review: A Hilarious Comedy Korean Drama

This is one of the best comedy drama that is recommended to watch. Its too funny!

“Gwenchana Gwenchana” You will remember these words forever after watching this drama.

If you are confused about whether to watch the Welcome To Waikiki drama, then get ready to read this Welcome To Waikiki review.

Spoiler alerts are shown before a sentence in brackets – (SP!)

If you are new to Korean dramas, here is a warning: you will get addicted. Yes! Kdramas are quite addicting & if you start once, you will not be able to stop watching them.

The reasons for Kdrama addiction are – best romance, interesting plot, different culture & a lot of comedy moments. They successfully create an emotional connection with the viewers.

You may know about romantic kdramas which also has some comedy. But what about just comedy dramas. There are many comedy kdramas you can watch & one of them is Welcome To Waikiki.

Welcome To Waikiki Review

Welcome To Waikiki is a Korean drama of 20 episodes aired from February 5, 2018 to April 17, 2018, on the jTBC channel in Korea. Now, it is available worldwide to watch on Netflix & Viki.

Welcome to waikiki review

Summary –

Three men Dong Gu, Du Shik & Jun Ki along with Seo Jin runs a guesthouse named “Waikiki Guesthouse” to collect money for their film. Things go differently when a single mother enters the house with her baby. Later, Dong Gu’s ex-girlfriend also lives in the house. The drama revolves around these six characters.

Main Characters

Kim Jung Hyun as Kang Dong Gu
Kim Jung Hyun as Kang Dong Gu

Kim Jung Hyun plays the role of “Kang Dong Gu” who dreams of becoming a movie director. Picking himself up after a painful breakup, he starts working again. He falls for Yoon Ah.

Lee Yi Kyung as Lee Joon Ki
Lee Yi Kyung as Lee Joon Ki

Lee Yi Kyung plays the role of “Lee Joon Ki” who is the funniest character in the drama. He is the son of an A-list actor who wants to follow the footsteps of his father but is stuck in minor roles.

Son Seung Won as Bong Doo Shik
Son Seung Won as Bong Doo Shik

Son Seung Won plays the role of “Bong Doo Shik” who is a freelance writer who barely receives work. He currently works in a convenience store and passes his time away writing a web story.

Ko Won Hee as Kang Seo Jin
Ko Won Hee as Kang Seo Jin

Ko Won Hee plays the role of “Kang Seo Jin” who is Dong Gu’s sister & wants to be a journalist. Her facial hair is a source of embarrassment and she has to shave it regularly.

Jung In Sun as Han Yoon Ah
Jung In Sun as Han Yoon Ah

Jung In Sun plays the role of “Han Yoon Ah” who is a single mother who ends up staying in the guesthouse with her daughter Sol in exchange for helping out.

Lee Joo Woo as Min Soo Ah
Lee Joo Woo as Min Soo Ah

Lee Joo Woo plays the role of “Min Soo Ah” who is Dong Gu’s ex-girlfriend, a famous model. (SP!) She ends up staying in the guesthouse when her new boyfriend ran away with all her money.

Why You Should Watch?

Leave other dramas & binge watch this drama as it is the best (truly) comedy kdrama which is loved by all. The drama has pure comedy along with little bit of romance. You will really enjoy this drama.

Talking about the characters, all of them are funny in their own way. You will especially love Lee Joon Ki. He is the heart of this drama. He will definitely make you laugh out loud!

You will get to see a lot of funny scenes. Some of them include the car scene (this is where you will hear gwenchana gwenchana), Joon Ki’s acting scenes, Yoon Ah’s rapping, fake wedding & many more.

Welcome to waikiki gwenchana scene

And yes, you also get to see a bit romance between Dong Gu & Yoon Ah. The same goes for Joon Ki & Seo Jin. Despite all the difficulties & hardships, they all end up together. The couples are hilarious too.

Welcome to waikiki romance

And how can you forget the center attraction of this drama, Sol, Yoon Ah’s daughter. She is cute & adorable. The scenes involving her are way too cute & hilarious. She steals your heart right away.

Sol baby welcome to waikiki

Overall, this drama must be on your watchlist. The drama is a wonderful ride comprising of hilarious moments, romance, emotions & more. You will never regret watching the drama.

Welcome to waikiki cast

If you loved watching this drama, you can also watch the season 2 of this drama “Welcome To Waikiki 2”. But, the cast is different except Lee Yi Kyung. The second season is also good but not more hilarious than the first one.


Here are some questions answered that you may ask.

Is Welcome To Waikiki worth watching?

Definitely Yes! This is a must watch drama. It will make you laugh out loud. Don’t miss this drama, it is hilarious with all the funny characters.

Where can I watch Welcome To Waikiki drama?

You can watch the drama on Netflix & Viki.

Is Welcome To Waikiki family-friendly?

The drama is somewhat family-friendly. There are some scenes referring breasts, some kissing scenes, reference to p*rnstar & nothing besides these.

How long are the episodes?

All the episodes’ duration is about 70 mins. There is a total of 20 episodes.



Welcome To Waikiki

A warm comedy drama to watch if you want to take a break from your stressful life. The drama is hilarious with all the funny characters & scenes.





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Hi! I'm Lily Park from USA. I started watching dramas as a hobby & now I'm addicted to them. Just can't stop watching them. My favorite drama is Business Proposal.

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