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“Not worth the trip ”

Noryangjin Fish Market
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Ranked #89 of 811 things to do in Seoul
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This so called traditional fish market, apparently due to its popularity and inflow of tourists, is not so "traditional" anymore. Though open for 24 hours, we went there during night time, most of the stalls closed and limited seafood available, most of the stalls selling the same range of seafood. I would rather go to a better restaurant with the same price.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank BennyO167
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

I headed here on the Metro system early one Friday afternoon recently and more or less followed my nose out of the station, through an underpass and came out between the two buildings that make up the bulk of this extensive fish market.

I first wandered over to the old building. There were still many stallholders selling their wares but around 2 o'clock in the afternoon there were few buyers. It's safe to say that you should be able to buy any type of marine life you fancy eating here. I wasn't buying and I was rarely stopped for any hard sell.

Later, I walked over to the much newer building where, again there seemed to every thinkable type of marine life available for purchase. Again there were more than enough stalls but few customers. I took the escalator up to the first floor where there was very much the same extensive selection, including loads of dry fish and stalls where you could buy sauces, pastes etc. Lining this floor were many small, rustic type restaurants where I'm sure fresh sea food is a guarantee. I headed deep into the interior of this floor and found an edo sushi restaurant which I simply couldn't resist.

This is certainly the place to come if you are curious about seeing a traditional market with the complete focus on the sea and everything that swims, crawls or simply exists in it.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Eyekaytoo
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Went here by taxi from Myeongdong hotel, it took like 15 mins no traffic 6:30 am.

Pros: just nice to see the difference between the seafood here and other places. Stingray seems popular. We came early so the restaurants are closed and we never bothered to make sure bec it’s early to have a hearty fish meal.

cons: It’s not a small place. It’s pretty big. Can be exhausting for seniors.
Price can be expensive so choose what’s exotic for you.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leeann d
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

The fish market is a fascinating place to visit - probably not the sort of thing high on people's list of "things to do", but it is well worth a visit. There is a wet and dry fish market. The former is full of fascinating fish and shellfish (etc!). You can purchase some fish and have it prepared by one of the restaurants around the market.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John_C_Ldn
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

If you like fresh sea food and enjoy authentic experience, then this is the place for you! We loved every minutes of it and the food and service, despite the language barrier, was exceptional.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank clarissemax
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