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Shin Okubo Korean Town

Address: Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #15 of 67 Attractions in Shinjuku
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Tokyo, Japan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Main problem is, when all the way to Japan of course is for Japanese. The areas had Korean, Muslim and Thai restaurants, Thai massage. Nothing special, as the building and streets look the same as any other normal parts of Tokyo.

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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Definitely a place for the Kpop lovers or Kdrama lovers, from cyclist to signboards, all in Korean Characters, restaurants, bibimbap, kimbap hawkers, stores open till midnight, lively Korean town. Every 10-20 steps you can see stores packed with Japanese Kpop fans, shopping to get their Kpop posters. Korean at the market, living their everyday life as if its Korea. Must... More 

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San Francisco, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Every store is like another boy band exploded all over it. I had some kind of chicken soup thing, but I didn't really know what I was eating so it was kind of just confusion. It was good though! There's not much cheap food, but it all looks good. If you know anything about Korea, you'll probably love it.

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