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Jagalchi Market, Busan

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Indulge in seafood galore at Jagalchi Market, Korea's premier fish market. Located at the end of a port, the market features stands full of flopping fish, eels, crabs, and mollusks as far as the eye can see. Observe record-breaking fish gutters and choppers, and sample freshly made seafood dishes in tented eateries (pojangmacha), where roasted sea eels hold pride of place. Set in a large building with an observation deck on the top, the market has two sections, one for fresh seafood and the other for dried products--perfect for taking home. An information center with English-speaking staff provides maps. Put Jagalchi Market at the forefront of your travel plans using our Busan trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    That market is not cheap. Flounder whole approximately 2,000 yen, prawn whole approximately 600 yen, urechis unicinctus is a 500 yen! And take it to the dining room and let it bake cooking and appetizer prices are added. Certainly I'm fresh I wonder wonder if the staff. 3 fish dishes and beer about 5000 Yen in one place.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This is the biggest seafood market in Korea. It is so huge and you can find variety of seafood on the 1st floor. We went to 2nd floor and enjoy the seafood dinner there. The seafood is fresh and taste...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Aquariums of sight with the catch of the day. We can choose his fish, the fisherman killed him in front of you and takes her to the restaurant upstairs to cook. On our side, we opted for a kind of sea bream cooked half in sashimi and half in Korean bbq, and we tried some sort of Orange sponges (I can not tell you what it is). Delicious and original! Do not miss for fish lovers!
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  • June 12, 2017
    If you like very fresh seafood and local style dining, check out the market. If you want a more formal dining experience, there are many restaurants nearby serving food fresh from the market. Remember- plates here come with lots of sides- order conservatively at first!
  • June 30, 2017
    It's consider cozy place for hanging out lunch or dinner. A bit pricy for us & the taste of our fish head soup just so so. Great views at waterfront side love it.
  • April 11, 2017
    We had a wonderful experience here. You may purchase seafood on the first floor and have a vendor cook it on the second floor (this is cheaper than ordering food on the 2nd floor directly). The seafood was fresh and I was able to try out many raw items (some of the items were still moving while being served on my plate. So it cannot be fresher than this). Communicating with the first floor vendor could be difficult in English. We ended up speaking Mandarin.
  • May 26, 2017
    Absolutely loved the sights and sounds of the lower floor of this market, but the upper floor and outside was full of that usual sales pressure that happens in lots of S.E. Asia with people trying to get you into their establishments... but it's certainly worth the visit! The whole area is worth a good explore on foot, and I strongly suggest anyone to wander around here for a couple of hours one morning, and don't be afraid to stray from the beaten path!
  • March 19, 2017
    Love the outdoor market where you can see gigantic octopuses and squids, ahjumas lining fishes up orderly, with plenty of outdoor small stalls to fill your tummy with fresh food. We bought dried seafood from a stall along with dried pumpkin chips, and also dined in one of the many restaurants selling fried fishes. Prices are reasonable, you can just order a small serving of fried fishes and take your lunch. We were there till about 1plus pm and still super bustling. Beware of slippery floors and wear waterproof shoes!

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