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Address: Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
Phone Number: 0517138000
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Great Fish Market and Must Do in Busan

While Noryangjin in Seoul is fantastic, Jagalchi is arguably more famous and a little bigger. Unlike Noryangjin, this fish market has a big outdoor section and is right on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

This bustling seafood market is located right at the seafront and is easily accessible from Jagalchi metro station. We just visited to sightsee but restaurants on-site will also cook your purchases (for a fee). You walk past tanks jam-packed with all manner of sea creatures, some you never knew existed. Some things just need yo be left in the sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

OK, so I don't know seafood. I was born and have lived all my life in the central USA. So I may sound naive, but I had a true Anthony Bourdain experience today at Jagalchi Market. I could identify MAYBE half of the stuff swimming, wriggling, and lying in ice there, including long undulating pink blobs with no eyes and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Not a huge market by any means, but the stalls had some interesting local fare for purchase. It's worth a walk through if you're in the vicinity, but not worth planning an actual trip there. Not much different to the typical markets you'll find around the main cities of South Korea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Jagalchi may not be the biggest seafood market in size (in Korea), however it has the freshest live seafood. Price is very reasonable and funny thing is- the market doesn't smell! My theory is that it is due to the freshness of the seafood. This place is a seafood lover's paradise- sea squirts, abalone, octopus, urchins, squids, fishes, and many... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

While Noryangjin in Seoul is fantastic, Jagalchi is arguably more famous and a little bigger. Unlike Noryangjin, this fish market has a big outdoor section and is right on the waterfront. It is fun to walk the aisles of Korean ahjummas (older Korean woman) selling their catches of the day and taking in all the sights, sounds and smells that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Jagalchi Market is a great place to people watch; the hustle and bustle of the many, many fish mongers and customers make for a mesmerizing sight. However, the name of the game here, like most fish markets, is the catch of the day. Fresh fish of seemingly every shape and size can be found here, brought in off the boats... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you have never been to a wet market (note: fishy wet), would like to see exotic variety of seafood, even taste some, then this is a one stop place. Walk to the jetty in at the back early in the morning, you might see large fishing boat coming in with their catch. Great experience for us. But be prepared... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

If you're in Busan hit Jagalchi market. Or, also known as the International Market. The streets are packed with vendors selling everything from popular Korean street food to high end name brand knock offs. You can also find the genuine articles in the shops that line the streets. Lots of places to eat and drink. Nice to do on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place has to be seen to be believed. as one gets within a few blocks, the roadside vendors are selling fish, many draped on the pavement. You can buy it raw or cooked. Once you get to the Jagalchi Market, you see a large building with many vendors selling anything seafood you can think of. The colour, people and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you a seafood lover, you cannot get any better than this place. It has everything under the sea for you. I suggest you guys go with a group of 3-4 because they served in a larger portion so i think it is too much for a solo traveller. The ahjumeonim and ajusshi were all very friendly and the foods... More 

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Address: Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
Phone Number: 0517138000
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Busan

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