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Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market, Seoul

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3.6/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web
Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market or shortly Noryangjin Fish Market is an extensive farmers fish market in the neighborhood of Noryangjin-dong in Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is located east of 63 Building, and just south of the Han River. Metro line One passes through at Noryangin station near-by. Exit the station at exit 1 and walk under the bridge.Noryangjin Fish Market was established in 1927 as Gyeongseong Susan on Uijuro in Jung-gu near Seoul Station and moved to its current location in central Seoul in 1971.In a poll of nearly 2,000 foreign visitors, conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in November 2011, stated that visiting the Market is one of their favorite activities in Seoul.
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  • Tons of stalls with all kinds of fish. A good portion of the fish and shellfish are alive in tanks...Clams, anilines, snapper, flounder, tilapia, octipus, crab, lobster, eel to name some. Huge prawns....  read more »
  • On July 16, visit menu: DOM, Sora price: 65,000 prize poses: mainstream maeuntang ebb went to lots of things but never cheap noryangjin not magic fish galore will be a bargain for the price
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  • The market is now in its third location over the years -- this latest iteration is new, spacious, sanitary, and (until Noryangjin Station finishes its renovations) a bit hard-to-find. Some sidewalk st...  read more »
  • This was a cool fish market. You get to see a lot of sea creatures not found in the states. Beware the mongers can be a little pushy. And the smell can be intense.. But it's a fish market
  • This place was pretty overrated, just a ton of people trying to speak Chinese to us and get us to buy their goods. We didn't see anyone actually have their food get cooked, the restaurant areas upstairs looked completely abandoned. We came on a weekday morning if that makes any difference. Like others have said, it's more of a place for people who live in the city to buy their groceries, you can get a cheaper meal at some restaurant instead. Definitely not foreigner friendly. It is really great for photography though, and there are a ton of stalls.
  • 1. Update on the market: a new complex is built beside the current. Restaurant in the second floor of the old complex have all been closed. Happen to see the peaceful demonstration by the stall owners when I was there. Apparently, the rent at the new complex is 3 times the old one. of the visit: Brought the following seafood : 6 abalone for 20k, 6prawn for 10k, 4 sea urchin for 10k, 3 sea cucumber for 10k, cockles for 5k. Cooking fees: abalone 6k bbq, 6k steam, prawn 5k boiled, urchin free sashimi, sea cucumber 10k get with veg and cockles soup with veg 10k. Headcount charge was 2-3k each. Review: prawn and abalone were ok, acceptable for the money paid.(Singaporean standard) Sea urchin was smelly, inedible. Sea cucumber serving was small seems like only 1.5 sea cucumber was served. Cockles soup was mediocre. Typical tourist trap still worthy for a visit but I will never return for a second trip. Tips: consider buying seafood that you can count to avoid/minimise them from short changing you...
  • Very overpriced. In order to eat here, you need to buy things from 1st floor and ask the restaurant to cook it at the 2nd floor. Foreigner will get so expensive price. I eat 1 kg crab for 40,000 and 3 abalone for 10,000, get free shrimp 5pcs from the restaurant. Then we order 2 bowl rice, and to my shock the restaurant count everything, and since the bill in korean i think they count the side dish, water and everything because the order is like this : 9,7,3,3,2 and we need to pay 24,000. You can GET so much with 64,000 from the street food, which is usually 1,000-2,000 and the normal korean restaurAnt charge around 1,000-6,000 for 1 type of food. The crab meat is only a few despite the giant appearance, the abalone ok amd the shrimp really hard to peel off. its really not worth it.
  • Cool market that sells just about anything from the ocean. BEWARE!! they will tell you a price and then try to rip you off. The price ranges from 20,000 for snow crab to 50,000 per kilo for king crab. After going through the whole market, I was finally able to find a nice lady who was willing to bargain and be straightforward. Dead King crab was 30,000 won per kilo. live and kicking were 40,000 won per kilo. We agreed to 35,000 won per kilo, so I paid 70,000 Korean Won (~$61 USD for ~4.5lb king crab). It was another 5,000 won per kilo for the restaurant upstairs to cook the crab with side dishes, and another 3,000 won for crab fried rice. The lady's stall was "D21" save yourself some headache and go to her. Big plus everywhere takes credit card.
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