Korean Food

Where to Eat in Busan

I thought it was about time I started to put together a list of a few of the restaurants I have been to in Busan. Where ever you travel, it is always good to have a restaurant recommendation so I hope my list helps you try the foods you want to eat as well make you try some you might not know of.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that I will continually update this post with new restaurants as often as I can. My thought process was, its better to start the post now and update, rather then wait a year and try to do 50-60 restaurants all at the same time. So if you do have a look and notice there isn’t many restaurants in a particular area it’s probably that I haven’t been there too often recently. I will try and list all the restaurants I ate at which I would recommend.

I will list the name of the restaurant, address, what I ate and also order the restaurants by area to help make it easier 🙂

Click are area below to see what restaurants I recommend there:


S E O M Y E O N ( 서면 )


Name: Gentle Pork / 젠틀포크 (CLOSED) – However this area is packed full of places to eat, so would recommend going here and eating.

Address: 부산광역시 부산진구 동천로95번길 20 (paste this address into Google Maps)

What I ate: (갈비) Marinated Pork and Beef Short Ribs, (돼지 껍데기) Pork Skin

Gentle Pork / 젠틀포크


Galbi (갈비) Marinated Pork and Beef Short Ribs – 7,000 won per 150g. (돼지 껍데기) Pork Skin


G W A N G A L L I   B E A C H ( 광안리해수욕장 )




H A E U N D A E   B E A C H( 해운대해수욕장 )

Name: 밀양순대돼지국밥

Address: 543-1 U 1(il)-dong, Haeundae, Busan (paste this address into Google Maps)

What I ate: (돼지국밥) Pork Rice Soup

It is located on one of the main roads in Haeundae Beach so it should be pretty easy to find.


I ordered 돼지국밥 Pork Rice Soup – 7,000 won


돼지국밥 Pork Rice Soup


Of coarse the side dishes are free 🙂


NAMPODONG / JAGALCHI  ( 남포동 / 자갈치 )

Name: 소문난분식

Address:  27-4 Bupyeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan

What I ate: (비빔당면) Mixed Glass Noodles, (떡볶이) Hot/Spicy Rice Cake, (수제어묵) Fish Cake

This is the entrance to 부평깡통 시장 (Food Market).


A quick snap outside the restaurant.


Here is the menu, we ordered (비빔당면) Mixed Glass Noodles – 4,000 won, (떡볶이) Hot/Spicy Rice Cake – 3,000 won and (수제어묵) Fish Cake – 3,000 won.


(비빔당면) Mixed Glass Noodles, (떡볶이) Hot/Spicy Rice Cake and (수제어묵) Fish Cake.


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Name: 전주횟집

Address: 24-1 Nampodong 6(yuk)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan (paste this address into Google Maps)

What I ate: (산꼼장어) Seasoned Grilled Hagfish, (산낙지) Raw Octopus, (파전) Korean Pancake, (전어구이) Grilled Gizzard Shad, (산낙지) Sannakji

To get to this place, simply take Exit 4 from Jagalchi Station. I have provided the address above to help you find it. We ordered (산꼼장어) Seasoned Grilled Hagfish – 40,000 won and the other dishes were all side food which is provided free of charge (반찬).


(산꼼장어) Seasoned Grilled Hagfish – 40,000 won (medium serving)


(파전) Korean Pancake – Service (free)


After a lot of mains in Korea, you can ask to have them fry rice on top on your existing sauce (볶음밥). Normally very cheap.


(전어구이) Grilled Gizzard Shad – Service (free)


San nakji
VIDEO: (산낙지) Sannakji – Service (Free)


D O N G N A E ( 동래 )


Name: 함흥냉면

Address: 함경면옥, Dongnae-gu, Myeongnyun-dong, Busan

What I ate: (비빔 냉면) Korean Spicy Cold Noodles, (물 냉면) Korean Cold Noodles in a Chilled Broth and (왕만두) King Dumplings

It’s the grey building right in front. To go upstairs, just go behind the truck to the right.


Bibim Naengmyeon (비빔 냉면) Korean Spicy Cold Noodles – 8,000 won


Mul Naengmyeon (물 냉면) Korean Cold Noodles in a Chilled Broth – 8,000 won


Wang Mandu (왕만두) King Dumplings – 5,000 won


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Name: 감자탕

Address: 부산 해운대구 명장로67번길 53 (paste this address into Google Maps)

What I ate: (감자탕) Pork Spine Soup

It’s located on a main road so fairly easy to spot


The menu – We ordered a large 감자탕 – 37,000 won. 4 Adults.


Gamjatang (감자탕) Pork Spine Soup – 37, 000 won (before)


Gamjatang (감자탕) Pork Spine Soup – 37, 000 won (after)


Gamjatang (감자탕) Pork Spine Soup


After enjoying your stew, get the bokkeumbap (볶음밥) – they add rice to the existing sauce. Well worth it.


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Name: 조방낙지

Address: 400-1 Myeongnyun-dong, Dongnae-gu, Busan

What I ate: (낙곱새) Octopus, Offal and Shrimp Stew

With the address above, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find. Easily one of my favourite restaurants in Busan.


This restaurant was featured on the famous food show Three Great Emperors (3대천왕). More info Here


Nak Gob Sae(낙곱새) Octopus, Offal and Shrimp Stew – 8,000 won p/person


Best to mix the stew with rice.


It is easily one of my favourite meals in Korea.


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Name: 희망통닭

Address: 259 Nangmin-dong, Dongnae-gu, Busan

What I ate: (반반통닭) Mixed Korean Fried Chicken

희망통닭. This restaurant was also on the Three Great Emperors (3대천왕). More info Here


I ordered mixed Korean Fried Chicken 반반통닭. Half with sauce / half with no sauce.


Ban ban tong dak ( 반반통닭 ) Half half fried chicken. 15,000 won.


Pure Korean fried chicken 🙂


Fried chicken with sauce.



P N U (부산대학교)


Name: 마마돈 (Japanese Restaurant)

Address: 부산광역시 금정구 금강로 248-5 (paste this address into Google Maps)

What I ate: (믹스동) Crumbed Pork and Prawns, (사케동) Raw Salmon and Prawns, (타코야끼) Takoyaki – Octopus in a doughy ball

Pretty easy to find. A short walk from the PNU train station.


Both of these meals cost a total of 20,000 won.


(사케동) Raw Salmon and Prawns. 10,000 won.


Mix (믹스동) Crumbed Pork and Prawns. 10,000 won.


Takoyaki (타코야끼) Octopus in a doughy ball. 1,500 won (if you pay cash).


7 thoughts on “Where to Eat in Busan

  1. Would appreciate if you could include directions to restaurant, such as nearest transit station & also which exit.

    1. Hi Emily,

      I have included the address of the restaurants which if you copy and paste them into Google Maps, you can easily see the nearest station and exit numbers.

      The restaurants have already been separated into different areas (Seomyeon / Dongnae / Nampodong etc) so the station is already provided (example: if the restaurant is in Seomyeon, get off at Seomyeon Station).

      Hope that helps 🙂

    1. Hi Serene,

      Plenty of restaurants in Korea will serve vegetarian food.

      One restaurant that comes to mind is: Dajeon (다전) Restaurant and Teahouse – Seomyeon – Vegan/Vegetarian Korean http://dmaps.kr/4k9ih

  2. Heya!

    First – I really grateful for your blog! Give me good input for my upcoming holiday to South Korea!

    And secondly, do you have any suggestion if I would like to try the famous king crab, but without going to the Crab Market? Can I get it in other market such as Jagalchi Market? Thank you!

    1. Hi Pat,

      King Crab can be eaten at quite a few places. Jagalchi Fish Market would be an obvious choice.


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