The New York neighbourhood inside the strip of W. 32nd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue is home to what we call KoreaTown or “K-Town” which is heavily dominated by Korean-owned businesses. This is the hub of Korea culture in New York City, for a minute you almost feel as if you are in Seoul.
This charming area is full of small shops, restaurants and general food stores. If you haven’t been to this part of NYC then here is a list of what to do on your visit.
The shops in this tiny area sell absolutely everything you can imagine. If they sell it Korea, chances are it will be on the shelves. From leather goods to electronics and beauty products this place has it all.
If you are fan of books then this is a great place to come as it offers both Asian and Western literature.
Try Authentic Korean Food
The number 1 thing to do in KoreaTown is to try some authentic Korean food including kimbap (a Korean version of sushi) and chicken wings;
Kimchi a staple in Korean cuisine, is a traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables,
Korea is famous for it’s BBQs and there are many of the restaurants that offer this type of food. If you are not a foodie you can simply walk around and look at all the different foods on offer.
Find A Rooftop Bar
With the Empire State Building not far from KTown it is a great place for rooftop bars, try some of the bars located in the neighbourhood for fantastic views of the city.
Sing in a Karaoke Bar
Almost every night out in Seoul involves visiting a karaoke bar so to being in KoreaTown means doing this as well. Evenings and weekends are the best time to visit as the atmosphere is amazing. Get up with your friend and sing the classic you love.
This is a jam-packed neighborhood with so many things to do. For those looking for a party place then this has it all, our advice is that you pace yourself here, it can be a wild pace. There are many 24 hour restaurants here so after you finish partying you can always get some food before heading home.
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