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Address: Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Nothing freshier than this one!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Visited this famous market in June. Not sure whether it was too early in the morning at around 10 am or the tourists were not coming to Busan, the market was very empty. We do not see any customers at the many 'restaurants' on the 2nd storey and thus received very warm service. Not very impressive although there is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I am very glad I did not miss this 'attraction'. I've only had an hour before it got dark but still very busy, crowded, loud - all that is expected of a fish market. I just loved the atmosphere and commotion! Since it was a dinner time I walked into one of the little local 'restaurants' located in the market... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I find most fish markets to be unremarkable and never get the hype behind them. This fish market is definitely an exception. They have an overwhelming ocean creatures here I never knew existed available for sale. It's also in a cool little ocean side part of town right near the train station to walk around in while waiting to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Spent two weeks visiting So Korea, having lived in Korea for 12 years when I was younger. You CAN literally shop til you drop here. Every food item you can imagine, to everything u need for home or family. You can spend a full day here and not see everything. Dry foods, dry fish, fresh fish, every veggie grown, household... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Jagaichi Market itself is fascinating with a lot of live seafood. However, I won't recommend eating at the restaurants upstairs because they are quite expensive and of average quality. If you are in Busan, the Gigang Market is much better, especially for snow crab or king crab. It is eye opening for the amount of crabs you'll see there.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

After seeing Tokyo's and many of Portugal's (where we lived off and on for 6 years) fish markets, Busan's market seems like nothing to write home about. The food in every restaurant was the same and outrageously expensive for what it is. It is messy. The best part was seeing the incredible facial features of the old ladies. Very close... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

There are lots and lots of vendors selling fish,shellfish and cephalopod, outdoors and indoors. Outside the Jagalchi market building, there are scores and scores of women selling all kinds of not alive seafood. We were very captivated by the giant octopuses and all kinds of shellfish. Then when you enter the inside of the market building, you will see a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A Busan highlight for sure. I especially loved all the 'old ladies' outside selling the local catches on the street. A photographers paradise and the widest selection of seafood you will find anywhere. Inside the market itself the bottom floor is all the fresh seafood where you can buy and get it cooked for you upstairs. Fantastic experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I found this fish market to be one of the most organized and cleanest I've ever seen. There were lots of different stalls with vendors politely inviting you to pick out some of their live seafood to be cooked and eaten upstairs at the restaurant. The seafood looked very fresh and healthy. There was a large variety. We ended up... More 

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Address: Address: Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
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