Restaurants

Top Choice Desserts in Busan

Sulbing

No serious foodie should visit Busan without trying sulbing, a wonderfully subtle dessert invented in this city. It's a bowl of shaved frozen milk topped with soybean powder and sliced almonds. A splash of condensed…
Top Choice Seafood in Busan

Noran Mahura

This cosy restaurant, not far from a lighthouse, is where people come for a drink to watch the sunset and unexpectedly stay for the sunrise. Meals include barbecued shellfish (조개구이; jogae gui) with an amazing salsa-…
Top Choice Seafood in Busan

Jackie's Seafood

Buying a raw-fish dinner couldn't be easier thanks to Jackie, the affable owner of this seafood restaurant. He speaks fluent English and uses signboards to help customers make smart seasonal food choices. It's on th…
Korean in Busan

Yetnal Jjajang

A sterling example of a successful restaurant owner who won’t update the interior. According to superstition, the good fortune a successful shop enjoys can be lost if the interior were changed. Consequently, some sh…
Korean in Busan

Dolgorae

The interior looks like a penitentiary, but this humble restaurant near the Gukje Market serves up tasty standards such as doenjang jjigae (된장찌개; soybean stew) and soondubu jjigae (순두부찌개; spicy tofu stew). Each dish…
Korean in Busan

Dongnae Halmae Pajeon

With large wooden tables and rich earthy colours, this is one of the most attractive places to experience pajeon (파전; green onion pancakes), a classic Busan dish. From the station, walk to the first light. Cross the…
Korean in Busan

Gyeongju Gukbap

It may look like all the other dwaeji gukbap (돼지국밥; pork and rice soup) restaurants on Seomyeon's Youth St but, judging by the number of celebrity autographs on the wall, this one is special. Hard to find outside th…
Korean in Busan

Gijang Fresh Eel

For adventurous foodies, this restaurant serves eel from the tank in front of the shop. The meat is so fresh it continues to writhe as it sits on the tabletop gas grill. Customers choose one of two sauces, salty or …
Seafood in Busan

Millak Town Raw Fish Centre

Buy a fish for ₩30,000 (or more) and walk upstairs to eat; the woman selling you the fish will indicate which floor. Inside the seating area, your fish will be prepared and served for ₩5000 per person. It's the tall…
Korean in Busan

True Octopus Restaurant

There's no need to read a menu here because this shop serves only one thing: a humongous octopus tentacle with an amazing array of side dishes. Your only choice is between the small set (good for two people) or the …