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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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  • We walked around the market and it is quite nice...anyways,if you go to the restaurant upstairs I recommend to go with local friends. Our lunch was 70$ for pancake where they did forget about the...  more »
  • Definitely a must for seafood lovers! This market is huge!! With lots and lots of fresh seafood shops... so amazing!  more »
  • So many seafood options you won't know what to choose to eat or buy if you're there for the seafood. We went pretty early in the morning where there was no one there except us and the sellers. It was interesting to see all the raw seafood (live and dead) displayed. Maybe it was the restaurant we went into or because it's a touristy destination, the restaurant we ate in near the market was more expensive than I thought it'd be. Was still good though.
  • There's both the outdoor and indoor fresh & raw fish market where you can buy the raw material and bring up to any of the restaurants upstairs where they can cook for you at a fee charge that is clearly listed at all the restaurants. You can also choose to skip the raw fish market downstairs and just go straight to restaurants upstairs where they all have virtually the same menu. We eventually chose stall 36 called 渡边屋 where they have good service.
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