Where To Eat In Tokyo's K-Town, Shin-Okubo!
If you haven't already, you should definitely explore Shin-Okubo, Tokyo's Korean Town. The area boasts some of the city's best affordable restaurants. Here's an article that introduces 5 of the very best Korean restaurants of Shin-Okubo that aren't too hard on your wallet!
Korean Town: Shin-Okubo (新大久保）
1. Samgyeopsal (サムギョプサル）
Have Samgyeopsal Delicaondoru（でりかおんどる）
The surface of the pork meat is cut like a beehive, and this is the secret to make the meat softer and juicier. Many customers line up to eat this dish, and is highly recommended to eat in a group! During dinner time they also have courses that serve samgyeopsal along with Korean appetizers and other famous dishes!
2. Dak Galbi (ダッカルビ)
Dak galbi is a dish that is served on a hot plate and consists of stir-fried marinated diced chicken with gochujang sauce, sliced cabbage, sweet potatoes, scallions, onions and tteok (rice cake). In Japan, the cheese dak galbi is very popular, and all the toppings get dipped into the super hot and creamy cheese.
Shijyan Dak Galbi (市場タッカルビ）
You can also add toppings such as udon noodles, fried rice, cheese, ramen, rice cake and vegetables.
The meat is dipped into their original sauce and marinated for more than 2 days in order to express the local taste of dak galbi. Please enjoy the sweet and spicy taste of the dak galbi!
3.Yangnyeom Chicken (ヤンニョムチキン）
Have Yangnyeom Chicken At Shinchan（辛ちゃん）
For lunch, they have a set menu for two people, which you can choose one main menu item of chicken, a side order, and two beverages. They have a similar set for dinner as well, but they also have various a la carte dishes, and a variety of chicken dishes if you want to try many different dishes.
4. Kimbap （キムパ）
Myeongdong Norimaki (明洞のり巻き）
They have a variation in types of kimbap, such as the basic myeongdong kimbap, vegetable kimbap, bulgogi kimbap, tuna kimbap and more. You can eat the kimbap at the restaurant or take-out to eat outside or at home!
The flavour is also customizable. They make it in eight different flavours from which you choose when you order. Flavours include bbq-style, spicy shrimp, and soy sauce for instance. If you want you can choose two flavours and have it a 'half and half'.
Check Out Tokyo's K-Town For Delicious Korean Cuisine!!
Restaurants Mentioned in this Article
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