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Address: Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Nice experience at Jagalchi market

There were many floors here n we just love to explore this huge market. We had a real yummy seafood lunch, though bit pricey! Bought lots of fresh seafood at very reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This fish market is very large and has all sorts of fish, alive and not. Part is outdoors and just when you think you have seen it all, there is a covered building of two stories to go through. Upstairs are local people all cooking and eating their fish lunches. They loved having visitors and many times indicated that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This market is well worth a visit but it’s not for the squeamish. I had a great time there. Take the metro to Jagalchi Market metro station and you are there. The approaches to the fish market have plenty of market stalls selling all sorts of things from clothes to kimchi so have fun browsing. The fish stalls are all... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Must-go spot in Busan! Not only you could experience how busy the daily fish market is, but also have a taste of the fresh seafood! I savoured my tastebud with a gigantic crab there! It was heavenly -made! Oh, prepare to have a negotiatoin before closing a deal!

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Jagalchi Market had so much to see..so many kinds of fish & seafood. Korea's largest fish market. Above the market, we had a great meal at Jacky's Seafood restaurant...abalone & prawns! Jacky speaks English and he was so easy to talk to. Outside of the market, there were so many seafood vendors. Great place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Huge seafood market, wet and smelling like fish but we were not bothered by it. Had the best grilled mackerel ever, as fresh as it gets. Loved the ajhummas too!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

There were many floors here n we just love to explore this huge market. We had a real yummy seafood lunch, though bit pricey! Bought lots of fresh seafood at very reasonable prices as compared to Seoul .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I decided to go Jagalchi Market 2nd storey for breakfast as I heard how nice is Koarea abalone porridge. To my disappointment, this place looks like a hawker center. But, the greatest disappointment is that the Abalone porridge cost me a Whopping 15,000 won and the Food is not nice at all. The menu shows slices of abalone but the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I decided to lunch and walk around the biggest seafood market in Busan. The market was 5mins walk from the subway station exit 10. This market was full of sea creatures, they are all displayed nicely for people to choose. Though I don't have the intention to buy seafood but it still worth my time to just walk around and... More 

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Lemont, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We recently had a rather short visit to Busan,we were there only in the morning on a cruise stop and wished we had a little more time to explore. So what we did explore was their huge, and when I say huge, I mean this is the largest fish market we had ever seen. We walked what seemed literally, blocks... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

For seafood lovers (or indeed marine biology enthusiasts), this is the place to go. So many types of seafood on display at the markets by various vendors. Be wary though, some dishes can sent you back US $40-50 per dish!

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