Restaurants

Top Choice 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…
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

Jacky's Seafood

Buying a raw-fish dinner couldn't be easier thanks to Jacky, 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 the…
Korean in Busan

Ddoongbo Jip

Open since ‘82, the name of this hole-in-the-wall literally means 'Fatty's House'. It's famous for its jjukumi (webfoot octopus): the spicy, chewy delicacy is grilled over charcoal and often paired with the house bo…
Cafe in Busan

Brunch Cafe Ean

If you've grown weary of soup and rice for breakfast, start your day with a sugar fix at this sweet little brunch cafe inside a renovated house. Flip through indie magazine ephemera – English-language selections inc…
Pizza in Busan

Sol Taphouse

Touted as Busan's best pizza, Sol Taphouse delivers craft beer plus authentic New York-style pizzas from the kitchen of Slice of Life. The classics such as pepperoni and cheese are done well, but Spicy Garlic and Th…
Korean in Busan

Gyeongju Gukbap

It may look like all the other dwaeji gukbap (돼지국밥; pork and rice soup) restaurants off Seomyeon's Youth St but, judging by the number of celebrity autographs on the wall, this one is special. Hard to find outside t…
Korean in Busan

Haeundae Somunnan Amso Galbijip

This local favourite has been serving up exquisite galbi (beef short ribs) since 1964. Also try the popular gamja-guksu (감자국수, potato noodles), which sizzle on the edge of the grill and soak up flavour from the beef…
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…
Korean in Busan

Milmyeon Jeonmunjeom

A ten-minute walk stands between Haeundae beach and a chilly bowl of Busan's signature milmyeon (밀면), a spicy noodle soup in an icy, meat-based broth. Order a side of steamy dumplings and enjoy this refreshing meal …