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20 Best Local Food Restaurants in Busan

Busan is one of the top tourist destinations in South Korea and the second most populated city behind Seoul. The bustling large port city is blessed with beautiful seas and mountains covering its landscape. There is so much to see, do, and (my favorite) eat. Check out the 20 best local food restaurants in Busan and enjoy the food just like the locals out there.

Top Local Food Restaurants in Busan

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​60 years old Halmae Dwaeji-gukbap (60년 정통 할매국밥)

  • Address: 4 Jungang-daero 533beon-gil, Beomil-dong, Dong-gu, Busan
  • Food Type: Pork Soup, Sundae
  • Price Range: Less than 10,000 Won
  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00 (Closed on Sundays)
  • Phone: 051-646-6295

One of the oldest restaurants in Busan, with 60 years of tradition, Grandma’s house is famous for its pork broth soup and delicious, steamed pork beef. The hearty bowl of hot soup warms your body and is the perfect first meal in Busan.

Gukje Milmyeon (국제밀면)

  • Address: 1st floor, 242-23 Geoje-dong, Yeonje-gu, Busan
  • Food Type: Milmyeon, Wheat Noodles
  • Price Range: Less than 10,000 won
  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 21:00
  • Phone: 051-501-5507

Milmyeon is one of the representative foods of Busan. Do consider Gukje Milmyeon restaurant as the menu has broth, bibim milmyeon (spicy and without soup), water milmyeon, wheat noodles, and broth. Milmyeon is a Busan Korean War-era creation dish. Enjoy the combination of thick meat flavor with firm noodles. 


BiBiBiDang (비비비당)

  • Address: 239-16 Dalmaji-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan.
  • Food Type: Tea and dessert
  • Price Range: 10,000 – 30,000 won
  • Opening Hours: 10:30 – 21:00, (Mondays Closed)
  • Phone: 051-746-0705

If you are in Busan searching for a place for good pictures, then this is your call. This place is called Bibidang, located on Haeundae Dalmaji-gil.

The magnificent view overlooking Cheongsapo at a glance with a traditional interior and luxurious taste is awaiting you. The menu offers several types of tea with various kinds of refreshments. Bibibidang is the perfect place to go to enjoy dessert and a beautiful view of the Busan sea.

Haemok (해목)

  • Address: 8 Gunam-ro 24beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
  • Food Type: Grilled eel
  • Price Range:  Less than 50,000 won
  • Opening Hours: 11:00 –15:00, 17:00–22:00
  • Phone: 051-746-3730

Haemok is famous for its eel rice bowl, Hitsumabushi (Freshwater Eel Bowl). This signature dish is a must-try with freshly fried side dishes. The other menus are Kaisen-don, Raw Salmon Bowl, Negidoro, Assorted Tempura, Burrata Cheese, Kaisen-dong, etc. Hitsumabushi is a representative dish of Nagoya, Japan.

Go-ok (고옥 – Old House)

  • Address: 6 Gwangnam-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan.
  • Food Type: Sea Food
  • Price Range: Less than 50,000 won
  • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 21:00 (Closed on Mondays)
  • Phone: 051-622-1638

The menu has sea eel hitsumabushi, Kimoyaki (grilled freshwater eel liver), appetizers, and garnishes to enjoy different ways of eating the Hitsumabushi Eel Bowl. You will get salad, tea, and miso soup. The garnish (chives, wasabi, seaweed, and perilla leaves) can be refilled as many times.

Myungseung Sea Food Restaurant (명성횟집)

  • Address: 128-1 Gogwan-ro, Dong-gu, Busan
  • Food Type: Sea Food
  • Price Range: 8,000 – 15,000 won
  • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 21:00 (Sunday Closed)
  • Phone: 051-468-8089

Myeongseong Sashimi Restaurant mainly serves meals for lunch. Baekban and Oden Baekban are the signature dishes. Almost 50 years old and famous for its sushi. It is a blessing for people in Busan as this kind of menu is not found everywhere. The menu is divided into meals and snacks, many types of soups, and side dishes.

Geodae Galbi (거대갈비)

  • Address: 22 Dalmaji-gil, Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan.
  • Food Type: Beef Restaurant 
  • Price Range: Average 60,000 won / 100 gm
  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 – 21:00 
  • Phone: 051-746-0037

You can find a wide variety of meals on the menu like Galbi, Tenderloin, Sirloin, Beef Tongue, Special Raw Ribs, a la carte menu, etc. You can combine the meat with naengmyeon (cold buckwheat noodle) or miso as well. There is a varied menu for those who don’t know what to choose. The service and the high-quality beef are worth more than the price.

Haeundae Amsogalbi-jip (해운대 소문난 암소갈비 집)

  • Address: 32-10 Jungdong 2-ro 10beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan.
  • Food Type: Barbecue / Beef Ribs Restaurant
  • Price Range: Less than 50,000 won
  • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 22:00, (Closed on holidays)
  • Phone: 051-746-0033
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Haeundae beef ribs restaurant is the place for Beef ribs (both raw and marinated) and Bulgogi. These ribs are the restaurant’s signature dish, and the beef ribs cook quickly because of the excellent heat in the unusual fire pits. If you are a foodie, then this place is worth eating.

Jeilsan Eel Restaurant (제일산꼼장어장어구이)

  • Address: 65 Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan.
  • Food Type: Eel restaurant
  • Price Range: Less than 60,000 won
  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 22:00
  • Phone: 051-245-8990

If you are in Busan, you can’t miss the Eels, and the Jeilsan Grilled Eel Restaurant makes sure that you don’t. The combination of sweet and savory seasoning from ripe onions and reddish sauce and the texture of eel cartilage burst in each bite. 

Poong Won Jang Shellfish Restaurant (풍원장 꼬막정찬)

  • Address: 38, Marine City 2-ro, 1408, U-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan
  • Food Type: Cooked shellfish
  • Price Range: 16,000 won
  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 22:00
  • Phone: 051-742-0037

Poong Won Jang Komak’s dinner menu is simple but tastes extraordinary. Choose between the grilled shell dinner or the shell bibimbap dinner, which comes with various side dishes like pickled, seasoned, or boiled shell, grilled tofu, and different vegetables. The rice is exclusively their own grown

Haemurwangchang Kalguksu (해물왕창칼국수) – Seafood Noodles

  • Address: 416-14 Deokpo-dong, Sasang-gu, Busan
  • Food Type: Sea Food noodle
  • Price Range: Less than 10,000 won
  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 21:30, (Mondays are Closed)
  • Phone: 051-939-2579

The menu offers seafood kalguksu, beef bibim mil myeon, and dumplings. You will never find noodles that taste as exceptional anywhere else in Busan. At least give this restaurant a try while you stay in Busan for seafood, and you will know why you should have visited it sooner.

Geumsubokguk, Haeundae Head Store (금수복국)

  • Address: 23 Jungdong 1-ro 43beon-gil, Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan.
  • Food Type: Bok-guk (Soup)
  • Price Range: 10,000 – 30,000 won
  • Opening Hours: Open 24 Hours
  • Phone: 0507-1334-3600

You can find various options like Eunbok-guk, Milbok-guk, Magpiebok-guk, and Hwalchambok-guk. The other options on the menu and Bok-guk are sweet and sour pork, Bulgogi, Pork cutlet, etc. The best thing about this place is that TVs are all over the store showing the kitchen in real-time. Don’t miss out on the fried bok fish as well as the sashimi

Maga Mandu (마가만두)

  • Address: 56 Daeyeong-ro 243beon-gil, Choryang-dong, Dong-gu, Busan
  • Food Type: Dumplings 
  • Price Range: Less than 30,000 won
  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 21:00, (Mondays are Closed)
  • Phone: 051-468-4059

Crispy fried dumplings with rich and juicy meat are served with pickled radish, onion, cucumber, and sweet and sour soy sauce. You can also find steamed shrimp dumplings and water dumplings. While you are staying in Busan, don’t forget this dumpling restaurant. They also have fried rice, spicy seafood soup, and other Chinese food.

ShinBalWon (신발원)

  • Address: 62, Daeyeong-ro 243beon-Gil, Dong-gu, Busan, Road 561-1, Choryang-dong, Dong-gu, Busan
  • Food Type: Dim Sum, Dumplings
  • Price Range: less than 10,000 won
  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 20:00
  • Phone: 0507-1440-0195

When traveling to Busan, you can’t miss the famous dumplings, and what better place to go and get hearty and delicious dumplings than this restaurant. Meat dumplings, Water Dumplings, Steamed Gyoja, Shrimp Gyoja, etc., are on the menu. Dumplings are the signature menu of this house and are sure not to miss

Chopilsal Dwaeji-gui (초필살돼지구이) – Grilled Pork

  • Address: 23 Marine city 3-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
  • Food Type: Grilled Pork
  • Price Range: 7,000 won
  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – 1:00
  • Phone: 051-747-5571

If you want to enjoy the super special grilled pork, this restaurant is for you. There are various available options for roast pork, but Pork Skin is the signature dish. When grilled in the shell, the taste is super chewy. Here, you will find the best salt-grilled pork ribs.

Seonchang Sashimi (선창횟집)

  • Address: 67 Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
  • Food Type: Sea Food
  • Price Range: 50,000 – 100,000 won
  • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 23:00
  • Phone: 051-747-7470

Enjoy the view of Haeundae Beach in Busan with Sashimi. Relish the fresh seafood stew with seaweed soup. Try to find a seat by the window because the scenery matters the most here. You can get sea squids and king oyster mushrooms and octopus here

NaeNaeho Naengmyeon (내호냉면)

  • Address: 17 Uambeonyeong-ro 26beon-gil, Nam-gu, Busan 
  • Food Type: Cold Noodles
  • Price Range: 10,000 won
  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:30 – 20:00
  • Phone: 051-646-6195

One of the oldest restaurants in Busan, famous for its Milmyeon noodles. It has been there for around 100 years. Enjoy your favorite bibim milmyeon and mul milmyeon here—one of the best places to enjoy your wheat noodles if you love eating them.

Sukseongdo (숙성도 광안점) – Aged Pork Meat

  • Address: 199 Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Gwangan 2(i)-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan
  • Food Type: Pork Restaurant 
  • Price Range: Less than 30,000 won
  • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 15:00, 16:00 –22:00
  • Phone: 051-754-3392

A Gwangalli Beach View Pork restaurant famous for its aged pork. Try to make a reservation in advance and enjoy meat at the window seat overlooking the sea. Relish the aged bone sirloin and pork belly here

Ttungbo-jip (뚱보집) – Fat Boy Pork Restaurant

  • Address: 80 Muhak-ro 9(gu)beon-gil, Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan
  • Food Type: Pork meat
  • Price Range: 10,000 won
  • Opening Hours: 17:00-2:00
  • Phone: 051-753-3349

The restaurant is famous for grilled skin pork meat. The cut of the pork skin makes the texture of the pork meat more delicious. Big Boy Restaurant is a special place to experience pork meat’s uniqueness. You will regret it if you don’t eat here during your stay in Busan.

Jaemi-jip (개미집) – NapGopSae Restaurant

  • Address: 34 Gunam-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
  • Food Type: Sea Food spicy soup
  • Price Range: 12,000 won
  • Opening Hours: 24 Hours
  • Phone: 051-747-8569

Ant restaurant is Busan’s representative Nap- Gop-Sae restaurant. Here, you can try stir-fried octopus, nak-sae (octopus and shrimps), and nak-gop (octopus and giblets) in a hearty spicy soup. The spicy and addictive soup sauce makes you clear a bowl of rice in no seconds. The taste is memorable and the seafood is fresh. There are a lot of Ant restaurant branches in Busan. Add it to your list of local restaurants in Busan.

Here is our call to the top 20 local food restaurants in Busan. Do check these out while you stay in Busan and make unforgettable memories. Happy Eating!

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