One of my favorite places to eat samgyeopsal and buy Korean products is in Shin-Okubo, a small area in Tokyo dedicated to Korea. In itself where you can find everything related to Korea is on the main avenue but there are also very hidden streets with many things like makeup, clothes and the best, food. I never imagined seeing so many makeup things in one place and at cheaper prices than I have seen online and I understand it for the cost of transportation and the tax that must be paid, it should not be easy.
It is not very difficult to get there since it is very close to Shinjuku, even walking is about 15 to 25 minutes being this a great opportunity to appreciate the different places and curiosities that you will find on the way.
Food stores or K-pop varieties
Main avenue of Shin-Okubo
I loved the facade of this samgyeopsal restaurant
The Lovely Cosme store premiering a beautiful drawing
A food market and another section of makeup
Variety of popular Korean snacks
A shelf of various types of makeup
One of the largest makeup stores: Skin-Garden
Samgyeopsal in a very distinguished restaurant
Samgyeopsal in another restaurant in Shin-Okubo
In summary, Shin-Okubo has become my favorite place to eat samgyeopsal when celebrating my birthday or other important events. Among restaurants there are some differences, as I have gone as four different and each has its own. My recommendation is not to be afraid to ask for new things and if possible, to have good company to enjoy it as I feel that I have had it.
How to get to Shin-Okubo, the Korean city in Tokyo?
Questions: Have you ever tried food or a Korean make-up? How did you like it? What has been your favorite brand of Korean make-up? Is there anything you recommend to prove it is from there?
If you would like to know where to get clothes, makeup and even Korean food, I recommend the following trusted links to find what you are looking for: Etude House, StyleKorean, Cosme-De y Yesstyle. Especially Yesstyle, which is my favorite place to order Asian stuff and when you use the following code “37QNRD” you can receive an extra discount of up to 5%.