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Jagalchi Market

Address: Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
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4.0 of 5 stars 295 Reviews
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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North Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is by far the biggest and best seafood market I have ever seen. An incredible array of seafood most of it fresh, lots still alive but you can buy dried and smoked produce too. We found it very interesting and I would definitely recommend a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Along the pier, many locals sit around to have fresh sashimi. You can do so as well if your korean is do-able or you are guided. No price tags. If you speak English, most likely you are asking for them to quote you something ridiculous. Beware.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It's the same as other seafood market like the one in Seoul. Choosing seafood from the right stall is very tricky, and I think that the fate of how your dish will taste depends on the shop. They liaise with their respective kitchen and you don't get to know choose or judge their skills. I don't think mine was fantastic.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It is a very interersting market and well worth a walk through. If you're on a tour, that's all you will do and that's probably makes it a three and not a four. Lots of live, dried, and fresh seafood. If you staying in the area then it's a four to a five if you have lunch.Pick the one you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

During our short 4-day visit to Busan, we went twice to Jagalchi Market for lunch. We picked a big fish for sashimi, oysters and several kinds of clams. We paid to the store owner directly. Afterwards, we were being led to 2/F where cooking could be done as we requested for the bones of the fishes to be made into... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Jagalchi Market is the place if you want to see, buy or eat seafood. The many stalls along the pier offer all types of seafood. They have restaurants along the pier so can eat while you shop. Good to just walk around and site see. Biff Square is just a few blocks away.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This fall, we returned to the same restaurant next to the Jagalchi fish market building and found that prices have crept up. We also noticed that while it was still mainly patronised by Koreans, there were lots more foreigner diners as compared to last year. Perhaps the price increase is just for foreigners? At current price levels, I wouldn't say... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is not only amazing how manyh different seafood stands there are and all the fresh seafood - but go there and pick your dinner. Freshest sashimi (try the octopus eaten while it is still moving), abalone etc for a very reasonable price and high quality. Make sure you egt a jigae from the fish remains not on the sashimi... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

For seafood lovers out there this is the place for you. Known to be largest seafood market in korea. Jagalchi market is very famous in busan. You can eat raw freshly prepared or eat cooked seafood with variety of choices. I arrived quite late so unfortunately most of the shops almost close. Operating hours are 8.00 a.m to 10pm. How... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The place is not huge, but the selection of seafood is. Right smack in between the seafood market are restaurants (slightly pricey, but manageable) that serves life seafood cooked in authentic korean style. Go straight for the food, then later take a stroll to enjoy the atmosphere of the market. Pay special attention to the small little crabs sold near... More 

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