Noryangjin Fish Market is the largest seafood market in all of Seoul, supplying the majority of the city’s seafood restaurants. Auctions are held in the early hours of the morning, well before sunrise, for restaurateurs to bid on the freshest catch before the market opens to the public a couple hours later. All types of seafood are available for purchase, from shrimp and crabs to regular fish to octopus and other rarities. There are a number of restaurants located on the second floor of the market that will prepare or cook up any seafood you’ve bought at the market in a number of styles; raw, grilled, or boiled in a stew.
The market has a long history stretching all the way back to 1927. It was originally called Gyeongseong Market and was located near Seoul Station until it moved to Noryangjin, right across the Han River in central Seoul, in 1971. In 2016, a brand new facility was opened across the street from the original Noryangjin Market, but it was not without controversy. Complaints about cramped space and high rent have led some vendors to remain in the original Noryangjin Market. Most vendors have moved into the new facility, but those who are looking for a more old-school experience can still find some vendors in the original market.
|Company Name||Noryangjin Fish Market (노량진 수산시장)|
|Category||Food, Drink & Nightlife Shopping Services|
|Opening Hours||24 hours|
674 Nodeul-ro, Noryangjin 1(il)-dong, Dongjak-gu, 서울특별시 South Korea Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market
Take Lines 1 or 9 to Noryangjin station and go out Exit 7 >> Walk straight for 145 meters >> Go through the small tunnel under the bridge. The entrance to Noryangjin Market is at the end of this tunnel.