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Jagalchi Market

Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The Jagalchi Fish Market was the highlight of our South Korean tour. The Market is housed in a 3 storey building with the roof-top shaped like gull-wings. The first (main) floor has many stalls displaying and selling fresh seafood. In my opinion, the Jagalchi Fish Market is better than the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo because here you can pick... More

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HK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Ground floor is the seafood market you can take some time to explore and admire the different variety of common and uncommon seafood. If you would like to give it a try, you can either order at the market or go upstairs to choose a restaurant and ask their help to go with you to choose what you like. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to this market for dinner while visiting Busan and had a great time. Though prices can seem high, you pay for the experience of having a meal at this busy market! I would not recommend this place in the evenings for families with small children as things can get a little crazy and overwhelming. If... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This fish market is one not to be missed when visiting Busan. There are that many different types of sea creatures and the majority alive in pools. If you were to buy seafood you could not get any fresher. You can also have it cooked in the adjoining Restaurant. What a variety.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a fish market not to be missed if you are in Busan, the second largest city in South Korea. Stalls and rows of sea creatures - fishes, octopus, crustaceans are to be found here in Jung-gu. I have never seen such a big fish market. The only minus side is that these very fresh swimming sea creatures can... More

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Vienna, Austria
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Jagalchi fish market is definitely worth a visit. For those feeling a bit more adventurous, there are plenty of fish and seafood restaurants on premise, where one can select the food directly out of the tank. Guaranteed to be fresh.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

You can't get any seafood fresher than this market beside going out to the sea. I won't say the seafood dinner here are on the cheaper side, however the dining experience in this market is a MUST. Basically you pick your favorite seafood LIVE, then tell the seller how you want them to be cooked at your preference. The dishes... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is an amazing market for seafood and non-seafood lovers. While the market does come with the typical fishy smell, it is worth the visit. Such unique creatures which is hard to believe are cooked (many times not) and served up on a plate with rice. Hundreds of stalls and many restaurants with English menus to eat at. This is... More

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Penang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Expect to see many kinds of fish, and underwater sea "creatures". I'm not sure what they are but I assume that they're edible, since they're sold at the stalls. There are several floors. Along the way there, you will find many seafood restaurants/eating outlets. You will also see many stalls. At the ground floor, there's the market where you see... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Our first stop of the day in Busan. Lots n lots of seafood stalls along the way. U can select n buy the seafood u like on level one n then proceed to level two to have yr seafood being settled ( cooked or eat raw). Just need to pay extra 12,000won per pax.

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