Jagalchi Market, Busan
About Jagalchi Market, Busan
Jagalchi Market, Busan - Address, Phone Number
Address: 52 Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
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It is the largest fish market in Korea. Located beside Nampo Port, it is the only place where you can get fresh seafood, both in raw form as well as cooked. The first thing that will catch your attention is, most of the sellers are middle aged or married women. They are referred as Jagalchi Ajumma or ajumma. The prices of fish are quite cheaper as compare to other supermarkets. It is quite colorful and vibrant place to spend some time. In the indoor area, fish restaurants are there where you can taste different dishes, made of raw fish and live fish. There are many restaurants, where you can bring your own fish and they will cook it for you.
If you are traveling in October, visit this market as it hold Jagalchi Cultural Tourism festival.
Jagalchi Market Information
- Parking space available.
- Grab a sample of the seafood before buying it.
- Try out the indoor market place where each floor is dedicated to different areas of specialization.
- Try out the octopus but be careful while having it.
- At night, many pochangmachas and tent stands are open serving drinks and seafood in the outdoor area.
Jagalchi Market Opening and Closing Hours
- At the outdoor section, pochangmachas and tent stands are open - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
How To reach Jagalchi Market by Public Transport
- Jagalchi station(Busan Subway line1), exit #10.
Restaurants Near Jagalchi Market
- Yangssi Sanghoe
- OASE Seafood buffet
- Kimbab Cheonguk Gwangan Main Store
- Nampo Samgyetang
- Paris Baguette
- Halmae Gaya Milmyeon
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Jagalchi Market, Busan Reviews - Write a Review
The place has its originality. Nearly every kind of seafood can be seen near. But eating seafood here you must be careful. I think if you like to eat it raw its OK! They don't know how to cook. My king crab had been boiled like rubber. What a waste. Another thing is they put a lot of surcharge on top of the cooking fee. Never in a Korean restaurant you has to pay ectra money for the small dishes before the main meal. Just beware of that.
Big seafood market w lots of live seafood. Many restaurants on 1st floor. Shop around for best deal. Ask for the set menu at KRW30,000 per person. Ask for live octopus . Great deal for a big feast !! After the big feast, take the elevator to the top floor for fantastic view of busan port.
My favorite market in Busan. The varieties of catch is amazing. The fresh sushi is worth visiting the place. I realized very late that you could actually bargain at the restaurants at the Jagalchi market. Printed prices are tourist prices.
Spent many days prowling the market and watching the acclaimed Jagalchi women doing business. It's a rough trade and the guys are mostly condemned to peeling garlic.... you can eat at some of the outside stalls or in the market hall, either way your linguistic clumsiness will cost you extra.
It's a nice experience, you get to see many interesting things. If you want to eat, it is better to go to the second floor to "Jacky's" instead of buying downstairs and having them to cook it for you, that way you'll end up paying way more than you should.
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