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Shin Okubo Korean Town

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Address: Shin Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
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Great Korean atmosphere

We had a great Korean meal here and a chance for my husband to speak a little Korean again. We were fortunate be be here when the full moon festival was on, so saw the floats in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Potato Point, Australia
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Potato Point, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great Korean meal here and a chance for my husband to speak a little Korean again. We were fortunate be be here when the full moon festival was on, so saw the floats in the stree parade.

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Midland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We only ate at a couple of places in Korean town and were not impressed with either. We should have done more research.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Korean restaurants, cafes and groceries if that's what you're looking for in Japan. The usual BBQ offerings and so on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here with my friends, and we're all into kpop and korean culture. To summarize, we couldn't have been happier! Lots of korean restaurants (I recommend visiting other restaurants than the ones at street level, they seemed to be a bit tourist baits-y. Look up, there are plenty of options above your eye level!) and little boutiques filled with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurants in this area is averaging 10-20% cheaper than those in Shibuya. Some restaurants even offer all you can eat grill meat for less than 3000¥ per person. Drinks are pretty cheap too. Lots of pharmacies selling cosmetics and skin care stuff. I will not purposely come here to shop or eat unless I am nearby.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Nice area with some restaurants that looked cool. If you go to small alleys you can find more restaurants and small shops. Not the most specific area in Tokyo but if you're staying close at least walk it through.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Typical busy district with several Korean restaurants/food outlets and other k-pop and Korean shops. Apartment rentals here seems to be cheaper than those in Shinjuku

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Really cool little area north of Shinjuku to try Korean food or buy Korean goods/foods/ merchandise. If you can find it go to 'Dejingland' on the main road. Best Korean food in Tokyo.

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Just north of Shinjuku is Korea Town. A street with multiple Korean restaurants, bbq's, diners, grocery stores, cosmetic stores and kpop stores.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a wonder down the main road and side streets if you're into Korean food or K Pop culture. Lots of nice restaurants, Korean grocery stores and small shops selling everything K Pop (posters, trinkets, CDs etc) . If your Tokyo itinerary it short though you could probably pass this for other surrounding spots.

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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.
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