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Noryangjin Market is one of South Korea’s largest seafood markets, located in the heart of Seoul. Offering a diverse range of seafood from the depths of Korean waters, this vibrant, bustling market provides a unique culinary experience. The market’s main draw is the opportunity for patrons to select their own seafood from the market stalls and have it freshly prepared to their liking on-site. Popular items are the steamed crab and crab fried rice.

Getting There The market is located near Noryangjin Subway Station (Line 1). It’s a short walk from Exit 1 of the station. Taxis, buses, and bikes are other viable options depending on your starting location within the city.


  1. Seafood Galore: The market is filled with hundreds of vendors offering a diverse range of seafood, from fish and shrimp to more exotic choices like sea cucumber, octopus, and abalone.
  2. Culinary Experience: After you’ve purchased your seafood from the market, bring it to one of the numerous restaurants located within the facility. These establishments will happily cook your seafood to your specific liking. It’s an exceptional way to enjoy Korea’s culinary tradition.

Tips & Advice

  1. Shopping Tip: The vendors usually speak Korean, so you might consider bringing a local friend or using a translation app. Bargaining is also a common practice.
  2. Visit Timing: For the best experience, it’s recommended to visit the market early in the morning when the seafood is freshest and most plentiful.
  3. Try Local Delicacies: Be adventurous and try some local delicacies like sea squirts or sea cucumbers.

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