Jagalchi Market

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AnonDiver
New York City, NY32 contributions
Eat and eat some more
Nov 2020 • Friends
Great market! Look for the modern coffee shop and ask for a lemon espresso and eat a ssiat hotteok. If you’re there in the winter they still do the old fashioned sweet potatoes which are amazing.
Written August 3, 2021
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Franzi Lin
Incheon, South Korea4 contributions
Nice market, bad restaurant
Sep 2020 • Couples
We walked around the market and it is quite nice...anyways,if you go to the restaurant upstairs I recommend to go with local friends. Our lunch was 70$ for pancake where they did forget about the seafood and the worst "sashimi" I have seen ever. We tried to complain and did not eat it, but still had to pay.
Written September 29, 2020
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Raymond
Los Angeles, CA716 contributions
Seafood Diet! I see food and eat it!
Oct 2019 • Solo
Definitely a must for seafood lovers!
This market is huge!! With lots and lots of fresh seafood shops... so amazing!
Written September 7, 2020
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Valentina Ahn
Incheon, South Korea200 contributions
Fresh seafood - sashimi
Aug 2020 • Friends
Interesting place with local delicious seafood. U could by something and ask to cook it upstairs. 24 h cafes on the 3 floor.
Marine smell everywhere 😬
Written August 25, 2020
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2Dave776
Mengerskirchen, Germany31 contributions
Friendly people.
Aug 2020 • Solo
This is absolutely I must do, go check this out you won't believe your eyes they've got everything. The fish is a little pricey But in all a very nice place to visit you're going to need a lot of time to check it all out it's very big. And don't forget to try some fish cakes one of a kind.
Written August 22, 2020
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youbel1970
Brussels, Belgium1,283 contributions
Great seafood market. Enjoy
Jun 2020
Was only 10 min from Songdo beach. Nice. Not so busy. Great fish market and maybe a bit strong.....but love local market. Have fun.
Written June 27, 2020
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Amberscha
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia362 contributions
Each Access, Fresh Seafood
Mar 2020 • Couples
You can have the freshest seafood here at Jagalchi Market. You may also able to choose the seafood on the spot and they will prepare it for you to eat straight away. The market is big, you can see many types of sea creatures and some of it are very rare. It is easy access via bus and train so it is hassle free. You can walk to BIFF Square and Busan Park from here too.
Written March 26, 2020
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WeiHuang91
Singapore, Singapore699 contributions
Fresh seafood market to get your seafood fix!
May 2019
Jagalchi Market is definitely one of the places that I will drop by whenever I am in Busan because this is the place where I can really get my fresh seafood fix!! Although to be honest this is kinda a tourist spot which means that the prices are more to the mid-higher end, but the experience you get is totally different from what you are paying.

How the concept here works is that you will first head down to the ground floor to pick your seafood, which comes the challenging part because there are just so many stall owners around and it was really hard for us to decide who to go for. SO eventually we went with the one that could speak Mandarin.

Basically the staff recommended a few seafood for us: Abalone, Fish, prawns. The good thing about him was that he was not pushy at all and he was pretty honest. So we were quite thick skinned to ask if he could throw in some small prawns which he did which was good.

So there are processing fees (to cook) the dishes, and the fish was cooked three ways.

1) Sashimi
2) Fish soup was made using the bones
3) BBQ fish

Prawns was BBQed anf the Abalone was eaten like a sashimi

Everything was really tasty and it was a good experience after all!
Written March 23, 2020
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McCoke
Atlanta, GA195 contributions
Good seafood... everywhere
Sep 2019 • Couples
Our first night in Busan, we walked over and had dinner there in one of the restaurants. The walk there was amazing to see the seafood shops, stalls, and booths. Some strange and some stranger.
Walking through the actual market was fun to see fresh seafood before eaten. Many people go there to pick out their dinner. We did that the second night and feasted. We negotiated on the price and then went upstairs and had it cooked.
Gotta love fresh seafood, and the soju made it better!
Written March 10, 2020
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Travelove58
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Always interesting to see so much varieties of huge live sea creatures for sale......
Nov 2019 • Family
This market is probably the most prominent attraction of Busan. Very similar to Seoul's Noryangjin market in size & varieties.

We have been here 2 years back & also at Noryangjin before. But it never fails to amaze us to see tons & tons of so many different live sea creatures on sale at these markets.

And alot of them are huge, really huge - the Alaskan King crabs, huge octopus & different fishes, various shell creatures, oysters, etc, etc.

Makes one wonder how much sea creatures are disappearing from the ocean daily. And this is just one market!

The vendors are very pushy all vying for your business, as you explore the stalls.

Coming here & not trying the seafood esp the Alaskan King crabs will be a wasted experience.

Only very few places in the world can you get such huge array of huge fresh live seafood at "reasonable prices" ( though not exacty cheap but still cheaper than in most countries). Try eating these in nearby Japan!

All the vendors tied up with some restaurants upstairs who will cook it for you for a fee.
Written March 4, 2020
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