Ebisu: Korean-Mexican
Korico (Ebisu: Korean-Mexican)
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-11pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

Korico is our favorite Korean-Mexican restaurant in town, serving very tasty Bulgogi Tacos, Tomato-Cheese-Kimchi Pajeon, Fried Garlic and other unexpected dishes. The menu covers the range of fajitas and tacos, pajeon pancakes and sundubu stews, voluminous salads and skillet stir-fries. Some are fairly orthodox, while others are more cross-cultural.

One recommended highlight is the yangnyeom-tongdak - extra-crunchy deep-fried chicken with a sweet and spicy coating. Here it's served with a sour blue-cheese spread that has the consistency of cream cheese, and it's a compelling combination.

The Mexican Cobb Salad packs a lot of interesting flavors - very ripe avocados and tomatoes, plump shrimp, smoky cheese, raw onion slivers and some crunchy bits for texture. (As is common practice in Tokyo, "Cobb Salad" is just a codeword for a fancy salad rather than an indicator of specific ingredients.)

Drinks include inexpensive wines, a few tequilas, some unusual cocktails and beer. The restaurant is spread out over two floors, with comfortable table seating upstairs and a counter on the ground floor. Service is efficient and friendly. Budget around Y2500-4000 at dinnertime for food and drink.

Shibuya-ku, Ebisu-Nishi 2-8-8.

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