We’re baaaaaaaaack! 
New episodes of Parts Unknown starting Sunday April 13.
A look at where we’re taking you this season:
Punjab, India - April 13
Las Vegas - April 20
Lyon, France - April 27
Mexico City - May 4
Mississippi Delta - May 11
Russia - May 18
Thailand - June 1
Bahia, Brazil - June 8

We’re baaaaaaaaack! 

New episodes of Parts Unknown starting Sunday April 13.

A look at where we’re taking you this season:

Punjab, India - April 13

Las Vegas - April 20

Lyon, France - April 27

Mexico City - May 4

Mississippi Delta - May 11

Russia - May 18

Thailand - June 1

Bahia, Brazil - June 8


So, 1992. Four LA police officers were on trial for what sure as hell looked to me like a wildly excessive and prolonged beating of unarmed Rodney King. In April of that year they were acquitted. For me it was a Holy shit, I didn’t see that coming moment. For African-Americans, it was a somewhat ruder surprise. Saying people were angry would be an understatement. The LAPD were completely unprepared for what happened next. Where did the forces of law and order set up there perimeter? Not here. Koreatown was left to its own devices. The official borders of 3rd Street on the north end, Olympic Boulevard to the south, Vermont Avenue in the east, and Western Avenue to the west; that’s three-square miles left pretty much to burn and fend for itself. [The Koreatown Plaza] rooftop quickly became the outpost for rapidly improvised Korean defense forces. They armed themselves. Set up crew with effective command, control, communication, and patrols. 58 people were killed. Only a quarter of Korean-owned businesses survived. Either destroyed outright during the riots or abandoned afterwards by owners who felt the entire underpinning with their contract with America had shifted. Yet today Koreatown is bigger, and better, and forever changed by what happened in 1992.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownEpisode 2: Los Angeles


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So, 1992. Four LA police officers were on trial for what sure as hell looked to me like a wildly excessive and prolonged beating of unarmed Rodney King. In April of that year they were acquitted. For me it was a Holy shit, I didn’t see that coming moment. For African-Americans, it was a somewhat ruder surprise. Saying people were angry would be an understatement. The LAPD were completely unprepared for what happened next. Where did the forces of law and order set up there perimeter? Not here. Koreatown was left to its own devices. The official borders of 3rd Street on the north end, Olympic Boulevard to the south, Vermont Avenue in the east, and Western Avenue to the west; that’s three-square miles left pretty much to burn and fend for itself. [The Koreatown Plaza] rooftop quickly became the outpost for rapidly improvised Korean defense forces. They armed themselves. Set up crew with effective command, control, communication, and patrols. 58 people were killed. Only a quarter of Korean-owned businesses survived. Either destroyed outright during the riots or abandoned afterwards by owners who felt the entire underpinning with their contract with America had shifted. Yet today Koreatown is bigger, and better, and forever changed by what happened in 1992.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownEpisode 2: Los Angeles


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So, 1992. Four LA police officers were on trial for what sure as hell looked to me like a wildly excessive and prolonged beating of unarmed Rodney King. In April of that year they were acquitted. For me it was a Holy shit, I didn’t see that coming moment. For African-Americans, it was a somewhat ruder surprise. Saying people were angry would be an understatement. The LAPD were completely unprepared for what happened next. Where did the forces of law and order set up there perimeter? Not here. Koreatown was left to its own devices. The official borders of 3rd Street on the north end, Olympic Boulevard to the south, Vermont Avenue in the east, and Western Avenue to the west; that’s three-square miles left pretty much to burn and fend for itself. [The Koreatown Plaza] rooftop quickly became the outpost for rapidly improvised Korean defense forces. They armed themselves. Set up crew with effective command, control, communication, and patrols. 58 people were killed. Only a quarter of Korean-owned businesses survived. Either destroyed outright during the riots or abandoned afterwards by owners who felt the entire underpinning with their contract with America had shifted. Yet today Koreatown is bigger, and better, and forever changed by what happened in 1992.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownEpisode 2: Los Angeles


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So, 1992. Four LA police officers were on trial for what sure as hell looked to me like a wildly excessive and prolonged beating of unarmed Rodney King. In April of that year they were acquitted. For me it was a Holy shit, I didn’t see that coming moment. For African-Americans, it was a somewhat ruder surprise. Saying people were angry would be an understatement. The LAPD were completely unprepared for what happened next. Where did the forces of law and order set up there perimeter? Not here. Koreatown was left to its own devices. The official borders of 3rd Street on the north end, Olympic Boulevard to the south, Vermont Avenue in the east, and Western Avenue to the west; that’s three-square miles left pretty much to burn and fend for itself. [The Koreatown Plaza] rooftop quickly became the outpost for rapidly improvised Korean defense forces. They armed themselves. Set up crew with effective command, control, communication, and patrols. 58 people were killed. Only a quarter of Korean-owned businesses survived. Either destroyed outright during the riots or abandoned afterwards by owners who felt the entire underpinning with their contract with America had shifted. Yet today Koreatown is bigger, and better, and forever changed by what happened in 1992.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownEpisode 2: Los Angeles


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So, 1992. Four LA police officers were on trial for what sure as hell looked to me like a wildly excessive and prolonged beating of unarmed Rodney King. In April of that year they were acquitted. For me it was a Holy shit, I didn’t see that coming moment. For African-Americans, it was a somewhat ruder surprise. Saying people were angry would be an understatement. The LAPD were completely unprepared for what happened next. Where did the forces of law and order set up there perimeter? Not here. Koreatown was left to its own devices. The official borders of 3rd Street on the north end, Olympic Boulevard to the south, Vermont Avenue in the east, and Western Avenue to the west; that’s three-square miles left pretty much to burn and fend for itself. [The Koreatown Plaza] rooftop quickly became the outpost for rapidly improvised Korean defense forces. They armed themselves. Set up crew with effective command, control, communication, and patrols. 58 people were killed. Only a quarter of Korean-owned businesses survived. Either destroyed outright during the riots or abandoned afterwards by owners who felt the entire underpinning with their contract with America had shifted. Yet today Koreatown is bigger, and better, and forever changed by what happened in 1992.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownEpisode 2: Los Angeles


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So, 1992. Four LA police officers were on trial for what sure as hell looked to me like a wildly excessive and prolonged beating of unarmed Rodney King. In April of that year they were acquitted. For me it was a Holy shit, I didn’t see that coming moment. For African-Americans, it was a somewhat ruder surprise. Saying people were angry would be an understatement. The LAPD were completely unprepared for what happened next. Where did the forces of law and order set up there perimeter? Not here. Koreatown was left to its own devices. The official borders of 3rd Street on the north end, Olympic Boulevard to the south, Vermont Avenue in the east, and Western Avenue to the west; that’s three-square miles left pretty much to burn and fend for itself. [The Koreatown Plaza] rooftop quickly became the outpost for rapidly improvised Korean defense forces. They armed themselves. Set up crew with effective command, control, communication, and patrols. 58 people were killed. Only a quarter of Korean-owned businesses survived. Either destroyed outright during the riots or abandoned afterwards by owners who felt the entire underpinning with their contract with America had shifted. Yet today Koreatown is bigger, and better, and forever changed by what happened in 1992.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownEpisode 2: Los Angeles


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So, 1992. Four LA police officers were on trial for what sure as hell looked to me like a wildly excessive and prolonged beating of unarmed Rodney King. In April of that year they were acquitted. For me it was a Holy shit, I didn’t see that coming moment. For African-Americans, it was a somewhat ruder surprise. Saying people were angry would be an understatement. The LAPD were completely unprepared for what happened next. Where did the forces of law and order set up there perimeter? Not here. Koreatown was left to its own devices. The official borders of 3rd Street on the north end, Olympic Boulevard to the south, Vermont Avenue in the east, and Western Avenue to the west; that’s three-square miles left pretty much to burn and fend for itself. [The Koreatown Plaza] rooftop quickly became the outpost for rapidly improvised Korean defense forces. They armed themselves. Set up crew with effective command, control, communication, and patrols. 58 people were killed. Only a quarter of Korean-owned businesses survived. Either destroyed outright during the riots or abandoned afterwards by owners who felt the entire underpinning with their contract with America had shifted. Yet today Koreatown is bigger, and better, and forever changed by what happened in 1992.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownEpisode 2: Los Angeles


Diggin these fan-made Parts Unknown LA episode GIFs! 
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So, 1992. Four LA police officers were on trial for what sure as hell looked to me like a wildly excessive and prolonged beating of unarmed Rodney King. In April of that year they were acquitted. For me it was a Holy shit, I didn’t see that coming moment. For African-Americans, it was a somewhat ruder surprise. Saying people were angry would be an understatement. The LAPD were completely unprepared for what happened next. Where did the forces of law and order set up there perimeter? Not here. Koreatown was left to its own devices. The official borders of 3rd Street on the north end, Olympic Boulevard to the south, Vermont Avenue in the east, and Western Avenue to the west; that’s three-square miles left pretty much to burn and fend for itself. [The Koreatown Plaza] rooftop quickly became the outpost for rapidly improvised Korean defense forces. They armed themselves. Set up crew with effective command, control, communication, and patrols. 58 people were killed. Only a quarter of Korean-owned businesses survived. Either destroyed outright during the riots or abandoned afterwards by owners who felt the entire underpinning with their contract with America had shifted. Yet today Koreatown is bigger, and better, and forever changed by what happened in 1992.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownEpisode 2: Los Angeles


Diggin these fan-made Parts Unknown LA episode GIFs! 
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So, 1992. Four LA police officers were on trial for what sure as hell looked to me like a wildly excessive and prolonged beating of unarmed Rodney King. In April of that year they were acquitted. For me it was a Holy shit, I didn’t see that coming moment. For African-Americans, it was a somewhat ruder surprise. Saying people were angry would be an understatement. The LAPD were completely unprepared for what happened next. Where did the forces of law and order set up there perimeter? Not here. Koreatown was left to its own devices. The official borders of 3rd Street on the north end, Olympic Boulevard to the south, Vermont Avenue in the east, and Western Avenue to the west; that’s three-square miles left pretty much to burn and fend for itself. [The Koreatown Plaza] rooftop quickly became the outpost for rapidly improvised Korean defense forces. They armed themselves. Set up crew with effective command, control, communication, and patrols. 58 people were killed. Only a quarter of Korean-owned businesses survived. Either destroyed outright during the riots or abandoned afterwards by owners who felt the entire underpinning with their contract with America had shifted. Yet today Koreatown is bigger, and better, and forever changed by what happened in 1992.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownEpisode 2: Los Angeles


Diggin these fan-made Parts Unknown LA episode GIFs! 
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So, 1992. Four LA police officers were on trial for what sure as hell looked to me like a wildly excessive and prolonged beating of unarmed Rodney King. In April of that year they were acquitted. For me it was a Holy shit, I didn’t see that coming moment. For African-Americans, it was a somewhat ruder surprise. Saying people were angry would be an understatement. The LAPD were completely unprepared for what happened next. Where did the forces of law and order set up there perimeter? Not here. Koreatown was left to its own devices. The official borders of 3rd Street on the north end, Olympic Boulevard to the south, Vermont Avenue in the east, and Western Avenue to the west; that’s three-square miles left pretty much to burn and fend for itself. [The Koreatown Plaza] rooftop quickly became the outpost for rapidly improvised Korean defense forces. They armed themselves. Set up crew with effective command, control, communication, and patrols. 58 people were killed. Only a quarter of Korean-owned businesses survived. Either destroyed outright during the riots or abandoned afterwards by owners who felt the entire underpinning with their contract with America had shifted. Yet today Koreatown is bigger, and better, and forever changed by what happened in 1992.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownEpisode 2: Los Angeles


Diggin these fan-made Parts Unknown LA episode GIFs! 
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So, 1992. Four LA police officers were on trial for what sure as hell looked to me like a wildly excessive and prolonged beating of unarmed Rodney King. In April of that year they were acquitted. For me it was a Holy shit, I didn’t see that coming moment. For African-Americans, it was a somewhat ruder surprise. Saying people were angry would be an understatement. The LAPD were completely unprepared for what happened next. Where did the forces of law and order set up there perimeter? Not here. Koreatown was left to its own devices. The official borders of 3rd Street on the north end, Olympic Boulevard to the south, Vermont Avenue in the east, and Western Avenue to the west; that’s three-square miles left pretty much to burn and fend for itself. [The Koreatown Plaza] rooftop quickly became the outpost for rapidly improvised Korean defense forces. They armed themselves. Set up crew with effective command, control, communication, and patrols. 58 people were killed. Only a quarter of Korean-owned businesses survived. Either destroyed outright during the riots or abandoned afterwards by owners who felt the entire underpinning with their contract with America had shifted. Yet today Koreatown is bigger, and better, and forever changed by what happened in 1992.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Episode 2: Los Angeles

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Here’s a list of all the places we visited in last night’s Parts Unknown: Tokyo episode.
Sushi Bar YasudaMinami-Aoyama 426 Building B14-2-6, Minami-Aoyama Minato-Ku TokyoMie no UmiMonzen Nakacho 2-8-9-2F, Koto-ku TokyoWhere Tony meets up with tentacle manga master Toshio Maeda for Tomato Nabe and Katsuo no Tataki 
Tsukiji Fish MarketTsukiji 5, Chuo-ku, TokyoRobot RestaurantKabukicho 1-7-1-B2F, Shinjuku-ku, TokyoThe greatest show ever in Shinjuku. 
Bar AlbatrossKabukicho 1-1-7 Goldengai 5bangai, Shinjuku-ku, TokyoWhere Tony has drinks with film producer Masa Kokubo
DaitoryoUeno 6-10-14, Taito-ku, TokyoWhere Tony meets up with rope artist Kinoko Hajime, Tamica, and Naga for Izayaka. 
MahakalaAobadai 1-17-5 Maison Aobadai 102, Meguro-ku, TokyoOne of master sushi chef Yasuda’s favorite neighborhood spots where he takes Tony for tempura. 
New York Grill in Park Hyatt TokyoNishi Shinjuku 3-7-1-2, Shinjuku-ku, TokyoTop floor of the iconic Park Hyatt Hotel where Tony has a drink. Also the bar where Lost in Translation was filmed. 
Let us know if you go to any of these spots! Post pics with the #PartsUnknown tag so we can see :)

Here’s a list of all the places we visited in last night’s Parts Unknown: Tokyo episode.

Sushi Bar Yasuda
Minami-Aoyama 426 Building B1
4-2-6, Minami-Aoyama Minato-Ku Tokyo

Mie no Umi
Monzen Nakacho 2-8-9-2F, Koto-ku Tokyo
Where Tony meets up with tentacle manga master Toshio Maeda for Tomato Nabe and Katsuo no Tataki 

Tsukiji Fish Market
Tsukiji 5, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Robot Restaurant
Kabukicho 1-7-1-B2F, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
The greatest show ever in Shinjuku. 

Bar Albatross
Kabukicho 1-1-7 Goldengai 5bangai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Where Tony has drinks with film producer Masa Kokubo

Daitoryo
Ueno 6-10-14, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Where Tony meets up with rope artist Kinoko Hajime, Tamica, and Naga for Izayaka. 

Mahakala
Aobadai 1-17-5 Maison Aobadai 102, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
One of master sushi chef Yasuda’s favorite neighborhood spots where he takes Tony for tempura. 

New York Grill in Park Hyatt Tokyo
Nishi Shinjuku 3-7-1-2, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Top floor of the iconic Park Hyatt Hotel where Tony has a drink. Also the bar where Lost in Translation was filmed. 

Let us know if you go to any of these spots! Post pics with the #PartsUnknown tag so we can see :)

Anthony Bourdain: Parental Advisory. This Program is for Mature Adults. NOT for kiddies!

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I love Tokyo. If I had to eat only in one city for the rest of my life, Tokyo would be it. Most chefs I know would agree with me.
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