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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. To visit Jagalchi Market on your trip to Busan, use our Busan vacation planner .
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  • Lots of live seafood on sale. There are also some freshly cooked seafood stalls with yummy food for sale. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Visit morning breakfast locals and people working at markets underground dining room is OK because only 1 meal ate just at the entrance there are several restaurants in Japan at all staff were issued only say how many minutes without the extra seasoning Natural taste ingredients one by one simple and very delicious prices in Japan Yen would in the dining room behind next time was cooking breakfast 600 yen and a cheap and satisfying breakfast and want to
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  • The city where you can buy seafood on the first floor, and then to the two floor please help boil those seafood or please them to help you cut into the body, there are all kinds of seafood, it is worth a go! ☺
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  • If you are travelling in a small group, here is what you need to do. Step 1: walk around the first floor just get the atmosphere of the market but do not buy anything from them as they will charge you ingredient fee and cooking fee which will blow your pocket. Step 2: go up to second floor, look for Jacky's seafood. Hopefully Jacky will be there to help you with your selection. We find him very nice and understanding. He does not hard sell here stuff like those people downstairs. Do order their sea urchin, quite nice. Step 3: if you wish to buy dry goods home after that, remember to negotiate the price. If you can sweet talk them in simple korean, they might give you a 25% discount. Hope that helps!!
  • Freshest fish in Busan! Tried some fish in the market and you can really taste the seawater. That's how fresh it is! Definitely a must try for seafood lovers. However, the local merchants are limited in English speaking ability but there are menus with pictures + English. It was an authentic Korean Seafood experience!
  • Expensive - you pay for the seafood plus the cooking service. The seafood is cheap but the taking of their seats upstairs plus cooking done for you is expensive. The drinks are too so don't ever order the drinks(small cans/bottles cost around 2000-3000 won). Just ask for water, it's supposed to be free. Just by having your butts up there costs about 20000 won for 4 persons. The cooking done for fish, crab, abalone is about 6000-8000 won each. The seafood is fresh and nice, but that's about the only upside of the place. If there is any other alternative, I would take it. But I didn't know of any other place, and I wanted fresh seafood, so this was where I went. Just brace yourself for the expensive costs.
  • To enjoy true bargain, you need to understand its system - decide what you want to eat first, then find the right seller(s) on the ground floor, choose your fish, ask the seller for a table on the upper floor, the shop on the upper floor will prepare the fish you bought from the seller. You need to pay extra for the table and drinks upstairs. Enjoy.
  • Jagalchi Fish Market is an awesome place to go for dinner. Buy fish or whatever you’re in the mood for from the fishmonger, he makes a call to one of the restaurants upstairs, someone with a bucket magically appears then disappears with the goods. Next an escort appears that will guide you to your table to get your grub on!!
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