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Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
+82 51-713-8000
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 March 2014

In reading reviews before heding to the Jagalchi Market for a seafood dinner for my family of four, I noted that most reviews lacked specific information regarding a specific vendor. There are hundreds of cafes and restaurants in the market proper and hundreds more in...More

11  Thank darlingbrenda
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Actually the fish market was rather ok, but the whole experience was destroyed by the exorbitant price we had to pay for dinner at Jacky’s seafood. Only found out that we should have avoided it completely after reading more reviews about this place and that...More

5  Thank sirtech77
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heaps of fun visiting Jagalchi market. The market is huge with heaps of live seafood on display. We went at midday and it was really quiet, we were able to look around the market without it being crowded, and we never felt like...More

Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 1 week ago

the seafood taste so fresh and we enjoyed 2 days dinner there. we had grilled eels, king crab, grilled fish. Even though it is expensive but it worth the money spent there.

Thank suhidahmohd
Reviewed 1 week ago

You haven’t seen a fish market until you’ve been to the Jagalchi Traditional Market. Thousands of ocean critters, both alive and dead, line the narrow streets as old women yell at you to come in and eat. It is definitely a unique cultural experience you...More

Thank Katherine A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are there, it is worth ordering seafood from a stall you fancy in the building. Fresh sashimi octopus is worth trying. Lots of stalls along the roadside selling fresh seafood but they do not offer a place to dine.

Thank Jasmine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the biggest fish market in the Republic of Korea. They have all kinds of seafood, fresh off the boat, and provide a real shopping opportunity for seafood lovers. For tourists, it's an interesting walk through and insight into local culture. Locals come from...More

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seafood are fresh at Jagalchi Market but you must negotiate with the seller as the price did not spell out clearly. Once you choose and pay for the seafood they will recommend a stall to cook for u. Do note that another fee will be...More

Thank Tiffany Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jalgalchi market is a traditional wet market. It is located along the seaside, thus they provide fresh seafood every day. There are many peculiar kinds of seafood, which we never have seen in our life. The market is also nearby BIFF square and Gukje Market,...More

Thank Vleo0306
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish market is well worth a visit. It is very clean and doesn't smell particularly fishy - maybe in summer it is different? There are many fascinating things to see - varieties of live fish and shell fish as well as the dry fish...More

1  Thank John_C_Ldn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Market is a “must see “ when your in Busan. They have a wide selection of Seafoods. The Market was fully packed when we went there because it was dinner time. A gentle man approached us and offered us their place, where we can...More

Thank yanNaeCh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The prices at the market are so freaking expensive! I feel like the prices are ridiculous sky high. Starting price is always 30,000won for seafood. Cheapest is maybe 13,000 won for fish. Prices in Japan is so much more cheaper & affordable. Come here only...More

Thank aska215
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15 April 2018|
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Response from Karen Q |
U can visit the market anytime of the day actually. But if u want to witness the opening of the bridge at 2pm, then u can go there by 10am. Pick the seafood u want to eat, have it cooked and enjoy lunch there. Then walk... More
31 January 2018|
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Response from Roland A | Reviewed this property |
Seollal is celebrated 2/15-2/17 I don’t see any reason the market to stay closed through the whole weekend. This market supplies seafood throughout S.Korea. Also most Koreans make this holiday pilgrimage to the south, so the... More
13 September 2017|
Response from PaulSiow | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they should be open as the Jagalchi Cultural Tourism festival is held every October. However, they may be closed every first and third Tuesday of each month. For more info, you may want to check the tourism website at... More
21 August 2017|
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Response from Diane G | Reviewed this property |
Go into Google under jagalchi market it will answer all your questions. Have a great trip
13 August 2017|
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Response from Mohammad Said J | Reviewed this property |
It opens through out the weeks and the best time to go after 12 noon until 10pm. Enjoy the sea brisk just behind it before you place your order. They have also renovate the area and 1st floor will be the dining floor.