Noryangjin MarketCurrently Open
- Address: Noryangjindong 13-8 Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Bar, Art And Culture, Cafe, Restaurant, Entertainment, Market, Street Market, Family And Kids, Neighborhoods
Noryangjin Market - Review
As is quite evident, there are numerous different kinds of market places that adorn the streets in Seoul. These traditional markets can be considered to be an integral part of the culture of Seoul. This particular market has been extremely popular because of many reasons.
The Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market presents the largest collection of fishes, both local and exotic in Seoul. This is a wholesale market hence has extensive working hours. Even during the late hours of the night, people can get to see huge crowds thronging the marketplace in order to get the best haggles.
Make this market a part of your itinerary and you will certainly get to see some truly strange sea creatures and a taste of the local culture.
How To reach Noryangjin Market by Public Transport
- Noryangjin Station, Line 1
Restaurants Near Noryangjin Market
- Ilmi Ganjang Gejang – typical Korean food
- Poom Seoul – Korean fine dining
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Things to Know Before Visiting Noryangjin Market
28.78% of people who visit Seoul include Noryangjin Market in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
28.41% of people start their Noryangjin Market visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Noryangjin Market
94.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Noryangjin Market
Noryangjin Market Trips
Noryangjin Market, Seoul Reviews
Love the seafood at this market. We had a king crab for 80000 won. And a Halibut sashimi for 35000. Then we went back there the second time to eat abalones 5 for 10000 won. Yes it’s about $ 11 Canadian dollars. I must say that’s our family’s favorite meal. They were so good that we had 20 of them. Their big prawn were very good as well.
The site has been renovated completed and all stalls are now accommodated in a new building. Most of the stalls are selling similar product and prices are similar as well. The only difference is that some store keepers can communicate with fluent English. After ordering your seafood, you can go to the upper level with a lot of restaurant to help you to prepare seafood in different ways. It all depends on your taste. Anyway i find the new building is much better place than the old venue.
Make sure to bring cash! Some stalls and restaurants don't take card apparently. Bought a giant crab and paid with card, figured the restaurant would too. Whoops! I was fortunate I had just enough cash to pay for my food prep. Could have been very awkward otherwise had I eaten everything and not been able to pay. 😬 Beyond that, I only regret not going here to eat more often during my trip.
Great place to visit for seafood lovers. Don't need to have a Korean around. The seller speaks Mandarin very well. I'm not sure if they speak English. Need to bargain for the seafood you want. Raw octopus is awesome. King crab is a must. Lobster is the most expensive of all, but the taste of king crab of better, while the texture of lobster is better. Don't stop at the first stall. Survey for more. After you purchase your goods, someone will lead you to a restaurant to cook with some service charges. The overall price is much more cheaper than what you can get in any other part of the world.
I have always wanted to try the live octopus and this place did not disappoint! There are two or more floors where vendors are selling there catches, but go to the second floor to find the octopus vendors. You can select an octopus yourself and then take it to a restaurant on the same floor and they will chop it up for you, or you can ask one of the restaurant workers to help you choose one. A small (very small, like baby) octopus is not expensive at all, and neither is taking it to a restaurant to have it prepared. They will also give you a small banchan (side dish) with your octopus. Eat carefully!