Noryangjin Fish Market is located at Noryangjin-dong (노량진동; 鷺梁津), Dongjak-gu, Seoul.
Noryangjin Fish Market is a very interesting place to go when you’re in Seoul. There, you can see various different kinds of seafood that you might not see before. The flower crabs, octopus, fishes etc are live and fresh. All these seafood are at wholesale prices so you can get affordable and fresh seafood at the same time.
Visitors can also purchase these seafood and get it sliced into sashimi or hwae (회) in Korean. Koreans eat raw seafood slices in a different way from the Japanese. Instead of dipping the fish slices in wasabi, Koreans dip them with Korean red pepper sauce or what we call, Gojujang (고추장) in Korean. Some also like their hwae to be wrapped with perilla (kkaenip/깻잎) also called shiso (紫蘇；しそ) in Japanese. The rest of the fish parts (head and remaining meat etc.) will be made into a large bowl of hearty spicy fish stew (매운탕/Maeuntang)! For those who are adventourous, you may also try the Korean’s infamous live octopus tentacles.
Noryangjin Fish Market is conveniently located near Noryangjin Station 노량진역 (Seoul Subway Line 1/9). You know you are at the correct stop from the smell of seafood at the station! Just cross the overhead bridge and follow the seafood aroma to get there.