Trip Planner: Asia / South Korea / Busan / Jagalchi Market
Indulge in seafood galore at Jagalchi Market, Korea's premier fish market. Located at the end of a port, the market features stands full of flopping fish, eels, crabs, and mollusks as far as the eye can see. Observe record-breaking fish gutters and choppers, and sample freshly made seafood dishes in tented eateries (pojangmacha), where roasted sea eels hold pride of place. Set in a large building with an observation deck on the top, the market has two sections, one for fresh seafood and the other for dried products--perfect for taking home. An information center with English-speaking staff provides maps. To visit Jagalchi Market on your trip to Busan, use our Busan vacation planner.
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Jagalchi Market reviews
I was very afraid to step in here as I am allergic to seafood and its smell makes me vomit. However, this wasn't the case here. Believe it or not, in one of the world's biggest fish markets you don't.... more
I was very afraid to step in here as I am allergic to seafood and its smell makes me vomit. However, this wasn't the case here. Believe it or not, in one of the world's biggest fish markets you don't.... more »
Quick visit is enough. Many interesting live seafood varieties in level 1 and dried seafood on level 2. Platform walk outside pleasant with ocean view and fishing boats. We didn’t choose live seafood.... more
Quick visit is enough. Many interesting live seafood varieties in level 1 and dried seafood on level 2. Platform walk outside pleasant with ocean view and fishing boats. We didn’t choose live seafood.... more »
Lots of hidden charges. Very opaque pricing. Disappointing. Would not recommend. We bought fish from the downstairs market and were told a 5000 charge per person would apply to eat upstairs. We did..... more
Lots of hidden charges. Very opaque pricing. Disappointing. Would not recommend. We bought fish from the downstairs market and were told a 5000 charge per person would apply to eat upstairs. We did..... more »
This place is a tourist attraction place. The seafood itself is reasonable. However, the other charges like cooking charges for each dish and per person charges jagged up the cost to mid $200 including the seafood cost. Nonetheless, my family and I had. Good time eating and enjoying the fresh seafood.
Very fun and lively place. Lots of people hustling to sell their seafood and a huge variety of seafood to choose from. Crab, abalone, eel, many types of other fish. At about 5pm when I visited, some of the stalls were already closing down so it’s maybe best to get here earlier in the day to see the market at its most busy.
A traditional seafood market in Busan. Not much to buy for tourists apart from dried goods which are not particularly cheap either. But definitely an interesting visit nonetheless. Recommend having a meal at the grilled fish restaurants along the market. Fish was really fresh. Best to come in a larger group to try the different varieties of fish.
Beware of stall 97, chose this stall through a blogger. Over-priced seafood. Lack of communication and transparency. Cannot choose how the seafood are to be cooked. Ordered the following: 1 fish - 10,000 won (later charged 20k won when they didn't serve the prawns.) 4 abalones - 10,000 won 2 oysters - 10,000 won 6 small prawns - 10,000 won 1 lobster - 880g 55,000 won Cooking fee - 30,000 won Taste was too salty to our liking. Lobster was ok. Prefer them to gut the fish before serving. Conclusion: Tourist Trap
There’s have outdoor and indoor market. I got some research before come here that you can order on the first floor and can get cooking service on the second floor. Some shop may have some deal to cooking shop. What’s the different? It is different about zoning of the table. Some table have a sea view. I bought the king crab on the shop number 183. The owner very nice. I compare the price on Abalone this shop is cheaper than another shop that I ask before. So I choose this shop😆 And this shop can bring you to the sea view table. I recommend. However, for my mistake I cannot sit there because my team going to another table already. So its very sadly. By the way is it very enjoy lunch!! For the cooking price is around 10,000 won per person(as I guess before).
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