Koreatown in Tokyo: Shin-Okubo Snapshots

I still haven’t gotten used to the fact that the Korean restaurants here charge you for your kimchi and side dishes… But if any of you happen to be in Tokyo and want a little taste of Korea, Shin-Okubo’s (JR East line, one stop from Shinjuku) one of the places to go!

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Cheri

Daniel Gray

Daniel Gray is a Korean adoptee and entrepreneur that returned to Korean in 2005 because he wanted to try and find his birth mother and to learn about Korean culture. He started a restaurant review blog in 2007, www.seouleats.com, that became a local and international hit. He and his blog has been featured in the New York Times, Monocle Magazine, The Kimchi Chronicles, Bizarre Foods, Rudy Maxa, Olive Magazine, Euronews and much more. He now is a partner at O’ngo Food Communications (www.ongofood.com), which is a culinary tourism and consulting company that offers Korean cooking classes and restaurant tours to travelers. In 2013, he started Brew 3.14 Pizza Pub. His food tours, cooking classes, and restaurant are ranked as some of the top attractions in Seoul according to the website tripadvisor. He lives in Korea with his wife.

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  • richard

    then again its like chinese restaurants charging you for peanuts and spicy cabbage that you get by default… isnt that ridiculous? i mean hell, you didn’t even order those dishes!

  • Daniel Gray

    Cheri, you are awesome!

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