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Jagalchi Market

Address: Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
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$140*
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Ranked #1 of 60 Shopping in Busan
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Hong Kong
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167 reviews 167 reviews
50 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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singapore
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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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Singapore
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited Busan and Jagalchi Market last year and this year I am back again with my families. As there are more of us now, we came to check out the seasonal seafood of the month. We will miss the eel festival ( where they have a big man- made pool for people to catch eel ). But we are here... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There's a multi-storey building with market on the ground floor & restaurants upstairs. And the other part is outdoors, with stalls lined along the seaside. Recommend going to the one outdoors. You can just buy fresh seafood back or choose to dine at either a restaurant (more food choices) or a market stall (mainly grilled seafood). The ajummas or (more... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We visited this area before lunch and in between meetings at the BEXCO (were there for a conference). It doesn't take very long to walk around but it is bustling with local sellers of all kinds of sea creatures. We saw some things I frankly don't think I had seen before (and probably would never have guessed they were edible).... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Very different attraction compared to temples and shopping. Many different sea creatures alive and fresh for sale. Choose and bring to level 1 to cook but there will be service charge. We ordered our seafood straight from Jacky's restaurant on first floor. Prawns were good but disappointed that there were no snow crabs that day. Jacky was helpful when ordering... More

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