Koreatown, or K-Town, is a fun neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan. The area is smaller than Chinatown, but the selection of stores and restaurants is sufficient to get that real Korean feel, at least for an afternoon. Here are my suggestions on things to do when visiting K-Town in New York:
Eat Korean food
There are lots of casual Korean restaurants in K-Town and the choice of food at most of the places are rather similar, both in terms of price and taste. I usually end up at Miss Korea, but that’s primarily because I like the nice and stylish décor. There’s also a branch of the popular BCD Tofu House, which I haven’t tried yet, but the LA branch of the restaurant is really nice. If you like Korean dumplings (mandus) then make sure to stop by Mandoo Bar, and for vegetarians, Hangawi is a must.
Get an eyelash extension at Ebenezer
Ebenezer is the place to get your lash extensions in New York City. I’ve been there several times, and I cannot recommend that place enough. They’re rather pricey, but the result is always great, and if you’ve had a full set of lashes done, you can come back for a refill at a reduced price.
Eat a cronut at Paris Baguette
The K-town branch of Korean bakery chain Paris Baguette is always busy, and if you’ve tried their pastries, you know why. My favorite is the custard-filled cronut. The matcha latte at Paris Baguette is also a must-try. It’s creamy, foamy and very sweet.
Shop K-Beauty products at The Face Shop
The Face Shop’s products are affordable and usually get the job done, and I love the extensive selection of facial masks with ingredients I’ve never heard of before. This is where K-Beauty junkies get their fix on Manhattan.