Can American citizens legally patronize Pyongyang (restaurant chain)?

I am aware that, according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_North_Korea#Restrictions_and_warnings:

In July 2017, the U.S. government announced that American citizens would no longer be permitted to visit North Korea as tourists. The travel ban took effect on September 1, 2017.

but I don't know whether the U.S. government prohibit American citizens from frequenting businesses owned by North Korean entities.


The prohibition is against using a regular US passport to enter North Korea (you can apply for a special passport): or you can use a non-US passport. There is no prohibition against patronizing a North Korean business, be it in North Korea or elsewhere.

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