Seomyeon Food Street
Great place to go for everything – cheap street food, good cheap traditional Korean restaurants (including pork
soup restaurants), and there’s even a Turkish restaurant in there too.
An underground shopping mall.
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Seomyeon is found at the meeting place of Metro lines 1 and 2.
Subway and Buses
The subway is a very convenient way to get around Busan, and as with all of Korea, buses are also plentiful and
out this Busan subway map.
As with most busy areas in Korea, taxis are also plentiful and usually fairly easy to flag down – they are also
cheaper than taxis in western countries. Please be safe and only flag down registered taxis displaying a license –
as with any country in the world, we wouldn’t recommend getting into an unmarked car.
Some drivers may not speak any English, so be prepared to clearly state your destination.
Busan is a pedestrian friendly city and we recommend walking where possible to get a real feel for the place.
You will undoubtedly stumble upon little hidden treasures along the way that you may otherwise have missed.
This is a good Italian restaurant with a great décor and atmosphere. The pasta dishes are good, priced decently
(12-13,000 won), and wine is relatively cheap too! Skip the pizzas though – they’re kind of weird.
Our vote for ‘top brunch in Busan’. The different varieties of pancakes great to order, but other combo
breakfasts are available too. This place also has a nice open-air balcony in the summer.
Galbi and Samgyeopsal Restaurants (Korean Barbeque)
These restaurants are all around too – just about everywhere!
Monglit Wine Bar
TAwesome ‘grotto’ atmosphere, and a great place to start your night with a bottle of wine. Cocktails and beer
are also served if wine’s not your thing.
Hip hof/restaurant with an awesome 70’s/80’s vibe. During the weekends, it’s packed with a young, hip Korean crowd.
Judy's Nine Brau
Judy’s is a brewhouse serving good hefeweizen (light-colored wheat beer) and dunkel (dark) beer. Food is also
good, but a little pricey. Say that it’s someone’s birthday and you’ll get an awesome birthday dance from the staff!
They sometimes have live rock gigs, but despite the name, we’ve never actually seen metal music being played here.
Cool décor and an ‘American bar’ feel to the place.
A nice hotel where you can get rooms for 60,000 won on a weekend, or 40,000 won if you’re willing to go ‘ondol style’
(sleeping on the floor). Most hotels in Busan will charge around 100,000 won at a weekend, so this place is a bargain!
4 blocks south of Seomyeon rotary
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