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Shin Okubo Korean Town

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Address: Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture

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Good Korean food

We stayed right in Shin Okubo Korean town therefore we got the chance to eat lots of delicious Korean food. The town is fun itself, lots of supermarket, bar, shopping. It was fun... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Florida, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed right in Shin Okubo Korean town therefore we got the chance to eat lots of delicious Korean food. The town is fun itself, lots of supermarket, bar, shopping. It was fun to be in Shin Okubo Korean town, it's worth a visit especially if you love Korean food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

fun to go in Korean super market. luv sesame leaf. was fun to walk from Shinjuku but i will not recommend to young women walkin alone at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stayed in this area whilst we are in Tokyo and we found the area very good for restaurants and green grocers to pick up fresh fruits. Heaps of bargain shoe shops as well clothing. And of course if you are a K-Pop fan, there are stores after stores selling K-Pop merchandise. The place is a train station stop away... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We live near Korea Town and highly recommend it for all your Korean purchasing needs. This is the place in Tokyo to buy K-pop and Korean food. Turn off the main road the find great restaurants that are a little less crowded. Stop by one of the stands and purchase a delicious Korean style pancake.

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Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is the place to go to get the best korean food in Tokyo, sounds weird I know. But if your craving some KBBQ definitely go here!!! Many choices

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Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Love the environment since since I am fond of Korea, nothing much to see if you already been to Seoul.

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Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I learned to really like korean food. My friend took me here. The first time I ever ate Korean. I really think Ill eat korean food more.

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Chatan-cho, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is the spot for the hard core Korean fans. If you're in Tokyo and you need your Korean food, cafe, coffee or K-pop fix. This is the spot to come. I feel like stepped into Seoul with out having to get on the plane.

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Some of the most amazing fried chicken ever. And I'm from the south. Koreans know how to do chicken and so much more.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I stumbled upon this one day heading to Shinjuku station from my hotel. A small Korean area with fantastic korean restaurants and stores. It was a pleasant surprise. the food is fantastic and varied.

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Staying in Shinjuku

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Shinjuku
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.