Busan Restaurants & Dining

Where and What to Eat in Busan

If you are a food lover and always on the lookout for the best food while on holiday, then Busan is one of the best choices for you. This place is full of surprises and you will find all types of cuisine here but Busan also has great local dishes that you shouldn’t miss. As Busan is located on the coast, it serves the best seafood in Korea; try the seafood pancake known as dong-nae pajeon. This green onion pancake can be eaten with sashimi. Although you will be able to locate most international cuisines, Korean seafood is a must try and the Millak Town Raw Fish Centre at Gwangalli Beach is worth a visit. If you wish to splurge on food, Busan has some of the most amazing restaurants like the Four Seasons Raw Fish or the Ventana Grill Steak and Seafood. Busan has all kinds of restaurants and you will be able to enjoy good food at low cost here.

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Bawoo Seokswegui

This is the best place for Korean grilled beef. With generous portions and a good atmosphere Bawoo Seokswegui is one of the more popular restaurants in Busan. Do not forget to order some galbi as they prepare it the best here.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Dongnae-gu, Dongnae
  • Address: 1-10 Suan-dong, Dongnae-gu, Dongnae
  • Tel: 051/556-6115
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Beomtae Sonjjajang

This is one of the oldest traditional restaurants in Busan. The ambience is not exactly flamboyant and modern, but the success of the restaurant lies in its food and its many repeat customers. The owner of the restaurant believes in keeping things traditional and simple so try the amazing seafood like gunmandu. You should also try their sweet and sour pork known as tangsuyuk.

  • Location: Seomyeon
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Cafe Ban

This is the best place for breakfast and snacks in Busan. The café is set in modern surroundings amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown. The ambience of the place makes it even more interesting. Cafe Ban is not as inexpensive as some of the other fast-food places in the city yet this place deserves to be visited once. Even when you know that you are paying a little extra for its ambience and setting, the place won’t let you down as the experience is worth a little extra. Try the Brazilian coffee with your choice of sandwich.

  • Address: 501-15 Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu, Haeundae
  • Tel: 051-8853
  • Price Range: Expensive
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This restaurant is more like a small eating shop run by local women but they serve the best spicy bean stew (known as doenjang jjigae) in the city. You will not have issues locating this shop as all the locals know about it. It is located near the B&C Bakery.

  • Location: 1 block west of the KB Bank, downtown
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Napal Ggot (Morning Glory)

Napal Ggot, also known as Morning Glory is known for its affordable Korean dishes. They serve han jongshik with a vast variety of banchan. If you wish to enjoy a low cost Korean meal, good ambience and quality service all in one go then there is no better place than Morning Glory. Also the restaurant is located in the heart of Haeundae-gu, Haeundae which accounts for its popularity.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 1502-9 Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu, Haeundae
  • Tel: 051/744-0125
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Pasta Vanita

This place serves the most amazing Italian food in the city. Not easily located, it’s nevertheless worth the effort to track Pasta Vanita down for its seafood spaghetti, pasta and good wine list. There is decent parking and the restaurant accepts credit cards. Take the subway line 1 to the PNU station and it’s a 10-minute walk from there.

  • Address: 420-30 Jangjeon-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Dongnae
  • Tel: 051/512-9113
  • Price Range: Moderate
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Pho And

If you wish to taste good Vietnamese food in Busan, then this is the best in town. You can order pho or spring rolls (also known as rice-paper rolls) at this place. The restaurant is hidden away on the second floor but the ‘Pho’ sign will grab your attention.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 - 22:00
  • Address: 1380-22, Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu, Haeundae
  • Tel: 051/747-8997
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Shabana Indian Restaurant

You will get Indian food at a decent price here. Located on the third floor, the restaurant is easily accessible by public transport.

  • Location: 56-1 3rd floor Deyon-dong Namgu, Busan
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Ventana Restaurant

If you are fond of steaks, then a visit to Ventana Restaurant is in order for some delicious cuisine. Ventana serves the best steaks in Busan. The ambience of the place complements a romantic dinner with your loved one(s). As for wine, some local labels along with great international choices are available. Getting there is very simple; simply take a cab to Novotel.

  • Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 11.30 - 14:30 and 18:00 – 22:00, Sundays 11:30 – 14:30
  • Location: In the interior Novotel, Haeundae
  • Tel: 051/746 - 8481
  • Price Range: Lunch: Affordable, Dinner: Expensive
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