Millak Town Raw Fish Centre
This celebrated blowfish eatery is a good spot for anyone who wants to experience a seafood delicacy and earn themselves some bragging rights: ‘I ate poisonous fish and survived’. It’s on a lane opposite the Paradise Hotel, surrounded by a car park and a few pine trees. Look for the red metal beams on the roof.
This humble, friendly eatery tucked away in an alley behind the Haeundae Market serves up delicious soksoegui grilled pork (석쇠구이) that you wrap in lettuce. From the market, go south at the mobile phone shop across from Save Zone and then bear left.
Stock up on tasty carbo-hydrates before exploring Nampo-dong’s back alleys.
Dongnae is famous for pajeon (파전; green onion pancake) and this is one of the most attractive places to experience a classic Busan dish. Large wooden tables and rich earthy colours blend traditional design with modern touches. From the station, walk to the first light. Cross the street, walk right and turn left at the first road beside KT Plaza. Turn right past the motels.
Hungover in Gwangan beach? Do what many Koreans do and stumble over to this restaurant respected for hangover remedies disguised as food. Jaecheopguk (재첩국; marsh clam soup) is a clear shellfish broth. Located on Gwangan’s one-way street, behind Beach Bikini on the beach road.
A branch of this chain near the bars in Kyungsung-Pukyong makes decent tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas and other Mexican standards.
A sterling example of a successful restaurant owner who won’t update the interior. According to superstition, the good fortune a successful shop enjoys could be lost if the interior were changed. Consequently, some shoddy-looking restaurants, like this one, serve great food. The famous jjajangmyeon (black bean-paste noodles) and jjambbong (spicy seafood soup) are excellent.
It’s not the best sutbul galbi (숯불갈비; charcoal-fired barbecue) restaurant but it is good. The main draw at this busy place is the backyard barbecue feel in the outdoor patio. Lean moksal (목살; pork chop) tastes great, though most Koreans will choose samgyeopsal (삼겹살; fatty pork).
This cosy spot in Seomyeon serves up yummy vegetarian treats like bibimbap , soft tofu pot stew, fried noodle, and homemade vegan ice cream.