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Address: Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
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Go here for korean bbq if not for other reasons

Best place to experience korean bbq i Tokyo. Definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in the neighborhoods.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
Stefan J
Stockholm, Sweden

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Vienna, Austria
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41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just outside Shin-Okubo station on the Yamanote line you find this compact area of Korean Town with tons of Korean restaurants and shops selling everything from socks to pens to pillows with your favourite K-Pop idol's face on it and/or sought after Korean cosmetics such as sheet face masks. A little further down Okubo Dori street there is a Korean... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the area for just over a week. Went to Korea Town almost every night for dinner! The food was incredible and also very inexpensive. We did have an incident with one place not wanting us in there, the place was half full but they told us we couldn't stay for longer than an hour. Other than that it... More 

Thank PortiaJanes
Perth, Australia
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55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter loved it because of the various stores selling all things K Pop, but it is also a good area for restaurants as well.

1 Thank trickydickfromoz
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed walking down this Town. Was a Saturday and very busy with people,Get everything you need here: souvenirs, clothes, food, rugs, etc. Walk from one end to the other

Thank Eihab H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,212 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bit strange really a bit like visiting china town in london , this is the korean area in tokyo - dont really know what we got out of it apart from a slight variety in shops and food, wouldnt waste time visiting if you are on a schedule as its not authentic Japan which for most people is why they... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed just at the edge of the area for a month in 2012. I try to pass for a native speaker but it didn't help in Shin Okubo because everyone was speaking Korean! Even the convenience store clerks spoke Japanese with an accent.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Best place to experience korean bbq i Tokyo. Definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in the neighborhoods.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

It's a good experience with Korean ambience. you can try many Korean foods here. There are a lot of restaurants. There are also many stores that sell Korean goodies.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is a place if you are looking for korean stuffs..from food to kpop. Personally i don't enjoy going this area. Preferred others district where more japanese feels when in Japan

Thank Carey H
Lanskroun, Czech Republic, Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Place with a lots of restaurants with delicious food, many shops around. If looking to taste some Korean cuisine, this is the place you are looking for!

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