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About Jagalchi Market, Busan

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 Get To 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
  • Wonsanmyeonok
  • Halmae Gaya Milmyeon

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Address: 52 Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea

Phone: +82-517138000

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

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  • We did a quick tour through the fish market with a tour group from Japan. One of the group members asked the tour guide why we weren't having lunch at the market. The guide said that they had to stop doing lunches at the market in the summer months because many of the Japanese tourists would get sick. The locals were ok eating seafood that was laying out in the 37C(98F) temperatures. So be advised, eat here at your own risk in the summer.

  • If you like very fresh seafood and local style dining, check out the market. If you want a more formal dining experience, there are many restaurants nearby serving food fresh from the market. Remember- plates here come with lots of sides- order conservatively at first!

  • It's consider cozy place for hanging out lunch or dinner. A bit pricy for us & the taste of our fish head soup just so so. Great views at waterfront side love it.

  • Great place to look around and buy fresh or dried seafood. Be wary of the 2nd floor restaurant area if you are not a local. I got cheated when I ate there. I ordered a seafood soup and seafood bibimbap, but the lady gave us the soup but only sashimi and not bibimbap. Wouldn't have been a problem if I didn't spend $80 on the meal. Also was forced to pay in advance when everyone around us had tickets to pay after the meal.

  • We had a wonderful experience here. You may purchase seafood on the first floor and have a vendor cook it on the second floor (this is cheaper than ordering food on the 2nd floor directly). The seafood was fresh and I was able to try out many raw items (some of the items were still moving while being served on my plate. So it cannot be fresher than this). Communicating with the first floor vendor could be difficult in English. We ended up speaking Mandarin.

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