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Jagalchi Market, Busan
(3.7/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The energy of this place is exciting and fun. It's fun to see different types of fish and seafood they offer in Busan. Be sure to wear sneakers and not sandals unless you want your feet to covered in ...  more »
  • Many was not put the indoor dining room like a no fee 理gai much of it was unclear. Went in food but not so, it was only around couple of the shopkeeper in Japan, Barker has worked. Photography is an outdoor, but smells amazing. Fish have lined up on a dirty blanket. Rain fish. Hygienic and safe was worried. So writes the name of the fish is ginger, all Korean. Things similar to what stores were selling. Anyway so the smell was clear early.
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  • What do you do when you have a few hours in Busan? You head to the Jagalchi fish markets (just across the road from where the cruise shuttle drops you off). There you'll see rows & rows of amazing fre...  more »
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  • I was by myself, so I simply ordered a Hoe Bibimbap (회비빔밥, raw fish mixed rice) for 10000 won. Had this with some makgeolli (rice wine, but sortof carbonated?). The menu displayed prices, so no worries about getting cheated.
  • So I try to keep things as real as possible when writing reviews so others can possibly not experience some of what I may have. The market itself is great. The variety of seafood/life, the obvious freshness of the offerings, and the availability of the people upstairs to cook your meal on the spot...the setup is brilliant. But that is where the positive stops for me. Being downstairs looking for the perfect lobster to take upstairs for dinner i clearly asked the lady what the fee was to have the people upstairs cook it, where I received a response of $4/ person. I was obviously OK with this, and was taken upstairs to a woman who took my sea creatures and immediately began cooking. At the same time bringing out banchan, and ringing up a bill $4/ person for the banchan and $30 to cook my creatures...wut!? Fine, whatever it's the experience right? Wrong, as the cook on my lobster was just a simple boil. No seasoning, nothing to compliment the seafood, and just plain boring. For $30 I was underwhelmed. In addition to this very expensive $80 lobster $30 cook... boring meal we then proceeded to the dry fish area. Asking for the price of a package of fish where the woman held up 1 finger and said "one", and we proceeded to collect a few packages. When we went to pay that $1 quite quickly turned to $10. Do yourself a favor and be prepared for these tactics, it's not unnoticed that the Koreans try to cheat foreigners, and is why they choose not to venture back on holiday again.
  • So many moving. So much smell. Many fun!
  • The market is okay but you should go up the building where they have restaurants. Be careful when ordering, make sure you know what kind of food you are getting. My friends and I thought we ordered sushi but it was not what we expected, we had no idea what kind of fish they served and the flesh was too chewy. The rooftop of the building is worth checking out, has a mini swing and a decent view.
  • Great experience of food and looking around but I noticed that everything is about same fish and such. I went during the weekday in which the place wasn't difficult to get around You buy a fish from a market, and there is different stores upstairs that will cook for you. I recommend that you don't just buy from the first store that talks to you, but ask around few different places(and not the one right next but other side) to get the best price. I made a mistake of buying from the first person and later found out I could of purchased the same things bit cheaper. Sane goes for upstairs, ask around before deciding, and don't let the person you purchased from to take you upstairs to pick one. Other than that enjoy some fresh fish