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Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market, Seoul

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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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  • We decided to give this place a go despite reading bad reviews and they were right. It is a tourist trap so unless you plan to buy and cook your own food give it a miss. You get to see some fresh seaf...  more »
  • You can walk around the market and choose the seafood you want to eat, then you can bring it up to the restaurants on the 2nd floor to have them cooked the way you want it.  more »
  • Wow any kind color of fish, she'll fish, lobster and crabs. Live fish and prepared fish. Very friendly trying to sell you must be careful cars trucks motorcycle everywhere.  more »
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  • Interesting place but I think it would be difficult for a foreigner to negotiate. If you have someone who can speak Korean or you don't mind nonverbal negotiating, go for it. The prices listed are roughly the same everywhere but you should check around to be sure. The restaurants had the most variation in price. Generally they charge a fee per person, and a fee to prepare the seafood you bought. Some things don't cost extra though (basically things they only need to chop and season, serve raw). The seafood was certainly extremely fresh. Things like crab are not really a bargain but other things like octopus and abalone are much cheaper compared to the US.
  • Fantastic experience, a must-do for visitors and a regular spot for locals. Get your fish from the 1st floor (haggle for a few extra pieces for 10% discounts, get cash ready) and have your fresh fish cooked on the 2nd floor with side dishes and drinks. Absolutely delicious, healthy and fun. I've had the sannakji (live Korean octopus), mackerel (grilled) jumbo shrimps (grilled) a bunch of veggies and some crab. Next time will definitely do the sashimi plates and the king crab (which they fill with veggie rice once you hollow it out). The market is open 24h but I would recommend either late afternoon 3-4pm or later in the evening after 8pm to avoid local crowds and find a spot easier.
  • Expensive, very fresh seafood ( Can't get any more fresh). Octopus straight out from tank sashimi style. Highly recommend Mud fish, salmon sashimi seawater prawns. You buy from market vendors and they will lead you up to restaurants above market that will cook for you immediately.
  • Food is sooooo fresh. They will cook it for you but it not free -_-
  • It was an eye opening fish market for sure. There were plenty of sea creatures that i have never seen before. So this market used to be both a market that sells you the fish/seafood and restaurants in the same building that will cook for you (sometimes the vendors themselves). Now that the government modified it and made it illegal to do so. The government built a more advance building right next to it where you will find the restaurants in the second floor. Those restaurants will cook the fish/seafood that you bought from the market for you at a price (sea to table?). I would look for one that has more people inside.