Busan is a place that was once one of the top industrial cities in Korea, and is now emerging as a trading city and a consumer city. Busan is popular in Korea along with Jeju Island and reigns as a popular destination for many people, but it is said that it was a honeymoon destination in my mother's generation when they couldn't even dream of traveling abroad in the 70s and 80s. It's a place where you get more and more excited when you go to the point where even if you go there once and say no one is disappointed, the more you look at it, the more new it is, and it's as if you were meeting an old friend or love that you had forgotten for a while. Even if you just hear the name, Busan has an image that is full of individuality and has clear colors, and I think the reason is that places that have a quiet blend of our turbulent history and modern places go well together. In order to package and cover Busan in a more beautiful way, I would like to introduce unique restaurants in Busan that are currently going viral in a slightly more special way.
1. Haeundae 'Rooftop Attic' where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Haeundae
âRooftop Atticâ, which is famous for being an authorized viewpoint in Haeundae, is a place you can see if you walk straight along the railroad tracks on the Mipo side of Haeundae, and is located on the 4th floor of a building that looks a bit shabby, but it's perfect for enjoying the nightlife while looking out at the sea. The cute interior is also very eye-catching, but there is a panoramic terrace where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks while enjoying the view of Haeundae. It's quite chilly these days, so you can enter a little leisurely except on Friday evenings and weekends, but it's important to note that it's always full during the summer season, so it's difficult to get in without waiting. The menu at Rooftop Attic includes barbecue sets, fish and chips, and burgers. Among them, the âRooftop Barbecue Set,â in which marinated pork belly (400g) and neck (150g) grilled on a grill are served with assorted grilled vegetables, pickled onions, and miso sauce, is popular. The soft-textured asparagus, onions, and fresh tomatoes capture the flavor of the barbecue. It goes well not only with beer but also with wine, so it's a good idea to pair it with a nice glass of wine.
â²Location: 28, Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan â²Opening hours: 17:00 to 02:00 every day â²Price: Three-layer barbecue for a three-layer barbecue, 34,000 won for a rooftop barbecue set, 18,000 won â²Review (GlueStick): A place where I went to Busan after a long time was not disappointed. If it wasn't for my friend, I would have gone unaware. I'm really not stingy about being a view thug.
2. The visuals are heartwarming, and the taste is also heartwarming, âIt's a warm feeling.â
Warm Hyeok Ine is a local bar where it's nice to have a drink in an atmosphere, where their signature menu, âTartar Shrimp,â began to go viral. Overall, it has the atmosphere of a Japanese-style izakaya, but you can enjoy a more friendly and comfortable feeling by putting snacks in thoughtful pans and pottery bowls. It's a hidden restaurant with many regulars, and a place where many enthusiasts have formed recently. In addition to shrimp tartar, which is the best menu item, there are many dishes that go well with alcohol, and beef salad with plenty of beef is one of them these days when low-carb and high-fat diets are popping up. Seafood stir-fried noodles and seafood champon soup, which match the local characteristics of Busan, which is famous for its fresh seafood, are also very popular. The unique fire flavor that differentiates it from other places is particularly impressive. Another unique item on the menu here is the âConger Eel Spice Bundle,â which has a rich sauce unique to Hoon-hyeok (warm Hyeok Ine) as a snack for beating conger eel in sauce. The fragrant sesame leaves that come with it are also a must! It's far from the âromantic atmosphereâ that people often define, but the unique taste and style of âwarm hyukâ forms a new atmosphere, so it's a good idea to visit at least once.
â²Location: 1st floor, 168-111 Bujeon-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan â²Opening hours: 18:00 – 05:00 (closed every 2nd and 4th Sunday) â²Price: Tartar shrimp 16,000 won, conger eel seasoning bundle 16,000 won, beef salad 23,000 won â²Review (Shikishin Chocolate Factory Factory): It's not flashy, but the atmosphere is strangely overwhelming! Be sure to try the tartar, shrimp, and conger eel! I drank a lot of alcohol because of this…
3. 'Jisimjeong' in Gwanganri where you can enjoy unique gyoza
Jishimjeong is a gyoza hot pot specialty store where you can enjoy unique gyoza unique to Jishimjeong. The most popular menu item is the gyoza hot pot containing a variety of mushrooms, mochi sari, eggs, meat, and garlic, and the point is the gyoza in the hot pot, which is different in size and shape from traditional king dumplings. Dumplings are made using white kimchi that is not irritating to the tastes of people in Busan, and broth made by stewing various herbal ingredients for 3 hours or more based on anchovies and kelp broth is used. Grilled pork neck, made by putting plenty of mushrooms, vegetables, tomatoes, and kimchi on top of pork neck, is also a delicacy. The biggest advantage of this place is that it does not use chemical seasonings and has a rich flavor made from natural ingredients. In addition to this, they also have seasoned pork for those who like spicy and pungent flavors, perfect as a spicy, cool, and soothing menu. It is located near Gwangalli Beach, making it easy for both travelers and locals to visit. It's a great place to visit at this chilly time, where you can relax your body and mind with a hot hot pot at Jishimjeong after enjoying the cold sea breeze.
â²Location: 35, Namcheon, Bada-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan â²Opening hours: 18:00 to 23:00 every day, not open for lunch â²Price: Dumpling hot pot 30,000 won, burning neck meat 30,000 won, marinated pork neck 30,000 won â²Review (Benjamin Kim, the god of food): Grilled pork neck and dumpling hot pot are the best in the area!!!
4. âDon Don,â the origin of Japanese home-cooked meals in Busan
Don Don is a Japanese home-cooked food specialty store so famous that it already has several stores in Busan, including Nampodong branch, Haeundae branch, and Busandae branch. It is a restaurant with a unique sense of neatness and tranquility, where you can enjoy a warm and hearty meal. There are various sets consisting of grilled dishes, sashimi, and grilled chicken, such as cube steak, salmon sashimi, sukiyaki, and grilled chicken, and there are also nabe and natto sets that can be lightly sweetened. Other options include curry, grilled hamburger, donburi, and ramen, so it's easy to visit in groups. If you order the brazier set meal, you can grill the meat right in the mini brazier and eat it, so it's a great place to enjoy the accompaniment with alcoholic beverages such as beer, sake, and highballs. There may be waits for lunch and dinner, so it's a good idea to visit a late hour, like a late-night restaurant, or visit around opening hours to enjoy a full meal.
â²Location: 31-2 Gwangbok-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Busan â²Opening hours: 11:00-22:00 every day â²Price range: Cube steak set meal 12,000 won, shogayagi set meal 10,000 won, grilled brazier set meal 14,000 won â²Review (Asher Shikigin): Japanese home-style restaurant popular among young people in Nampo-dong*^^* It's a Japanese nabe cuisine specialty restaurant that is commonly available, but it didn't seem like Japanese food with strong sweetness and saltiness. I remember it was a food that was easy to eat!
5. âWhale fish cakeâ from whole shrimp, cheese bread, and abalone
Whale Kamaboko is a famous kamaboko specialty store with a total of 5 stores in Busan alone, and chain stores are expanding all over the country. The unique fishcake menu that can only be enjoyed at âWhale Fish Cakeâ is very eye-catching, such as cheese-breaded fish cake, abalone fish cake, and whole shrimp roll. Cheesebang kamaboko contains whole white New Zealand cheese, and the point is that it stretches long when you take a bite. Using cheese with a high crude oil content, it has a savory flavor and is popular among men and women of all ages. A menu loved by the elderly is abalone kamaboko, which has long been praised as a precious food because it is high in protein and low in fat, contains a whole of abalone. Another popular item on the menu is a whole prawn roll with a chewy shrimps. In addition to these, there are a variety of kamaboko on display, and it is said that they all run out in the evening, so I recommend visiting early. Kamaboko can be purchased for both snacks and gifts.
â²Location: 17, Jungang-daero 769beon-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan â²Opening hours: 07:00 to 19:00 every day (Bujeon main branch) â²Price range: Octopus skewers 2,500 won, abalone fish paste 6,000 won â²Testimonials (Shikigin rice sundi): I always enjoy eating fish paste at the main store~ I recommend eating it in Busan even if it's not the main store.
6. âBisporeâ in Millak-dong, a handmade lasagna specialty store full of sincerity
âBisporeâ, located near Suyeong Bay, offers romantic views of Centum City and Marine City from the banks of the Suyeong River. Thanks to this, the restaurant has already gone viral among the locals as a restaurant with a great view. Bispore is the most famous lasagna, and there are 5 types of lasagna available, including classic lasagna, spinach and tofu lasagna, and assorted grilled lasagna. In particular, âsoft shell crab lasagna,â made by putting a soft crab on top, is Bispore's signature menu, and you can see it placed on each table. The secret to the bispore lasagna flavor is the ragu sauce, which has been carefully simmered over time, and you can enjoy the rich flavor of the meat along with natural cheese. Another popular item on the menu, âOne Grapefruit Salad,â is a salad topped with a sauce that combines basil and ricotta cheese while keeping the shape of the grapefruit intact. It's a unique menu that is both bitter and full of sweetness, making it a great appetizer or dessert to whet your taste buds. It's especially popular among women.
â²Location: 3rd floor, 336-13, Millak-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan â²Opening hours: 11:30 – 01:00, 22:00 to 23:30, only sides and alcohol can be ordered â²Price range: Soft shell crab lasagna 21,000 won, grapefruit salad 8,000 won, lemon peel cheesecake salad 17,000 won â²Review (Shikigami Jiwani): I tried soft shell crab lasagna because it's famous. Looking at the visuals, I thought it was expensive, but when I tried it, they said that it actually contained a whole crab and that the sauce had been simmered for over 5 hours. I think it's worth the price. I'm going one more time with my boyfriend! LOL
7. âEderaâ in Nampo-dong, a natural combination of whole squid and ink
âEderaâ is a restaurant that has gone viral for its simple yet old-fashioned interior. The interior stands out for its meticulous attention to everything from the exterior, including the signboard, to the walls, doors, and small pots placed inside. The tables are widely spaced, so you can have a more comfortable time to eat. Edera's most popular menu is âwhole squid ink risotto.â The ink risotto, which boasts a unique visual appearance of grilled squid raised in a barrel, is different from what it looks like, captivates many people's tastes with its savory flavor and moderate seasoning, but it's a menu that varies from person to person, so it's a good idea to check it out. Other popular dishes that have no likes or dislikes include gorgonzola cream risotto topped with large mushrooms, mentaiko oil pasta with unusual visuals, and ederapyo bacon cream pasta with the flavor of soft-boiled fried cream, so be sure to check when ordering.
â²Location: 30-5 Daecheong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Busan â²Business hours: 11:00-22:00 â²Price range: Edera cream pasta 13,000 won, whole squid ink risotto 15,500 won, gorgonzola cream risotto 13,000 won, mentaiko oil pasta 11,500 won â²Review (Shikigin po Alok Dallok): At first, huh? What is it? It's a taste that makes me keep eating it even though I don't know it! The squid risotto is delicious, but the mentaiko oil pasta and gorgonzola pasta are also the best visuals! Once you go, it's a taste that makes you want to go back twice~ When you first eat it, ah! Rather than being admired for its deliciousness, isn't it a taste that I'm unknowingly addicted to?
8. A hearty brunch near Kyungseongdae and Bukyongdae, 'We love the vibe'
âWe love the atmosphereâ is a brunch restaurant located near the university district. It draws people's attention with its lovely atmosphere and brunch menu that matches the name of the store. Basic pancakes and French toast are representative brunch menus, and if you add 1,500 won, you can enjoy a full set that comes with homemade ricotta cheese, fruit puree, seasonal fruit, ice cream, and nuts. It's a good value for money, so it's perfect for a hearty meal, and if you want a quick dessert, you can order one and share it with the two of you. In addition, there are Ã la carte menus such as egg croissant sandwiches, salad udon, ricotta cheese and fruit salad, so you can easily eat them with various drinks such as coffee, fruit yogurt, fresh fruit juice, and aid. Even though it's a cafe, they have simple snacks such as bottled beer, fried local cheese, and karaage, so it's a great place to enjoy a light glass of beer. It hasn't been long since it opened, but it's a small cafe with about 5 to 6 tables, so it's a good idea to visit before it gets crowded.
â²Location: 11 Yongso-ro 21beon-gil, Nam-gu, Busan â²Business hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12:00 to 22:00 (Last Order 20:00), closed on Mondays â²Price range: French toast set 10,000 won, wu. bun.sa brunch 10,000 won, salad udon 8,000 won â²Review (Kongkong of Memories of Shikigami 2): The atmosphere is so beautiful for taking selfies, and the brunch is full, so I go out to eat with friends! More places I want to go before it becomes a rumor:)
9. Haeundae 'Shukredol's', a pure cake without chemical additives
It is run by a patissier from Tsuji Confectionery College in Japan and Le Cordon Bleu and presents a variety of traditional French desserts in a modern way. The principle is same-day production and dale sales, so being able to enjoy fresh cakes every day is an advantage. Their signature menu includes a variety of cakes, but they also sell brunch and drinks, so be sure to check it out. Overall, the cake boasts a pure flavor that is not irritating, and this is due to the fact that only the finest selected ingredients are used, and no chemical additives are used. In addition to cakes, you can also find baked goods such as madeleines and eclairs filled with soft cream, and there are dozens of varieties of black tea (Mariage FrÃ¨re, Wedgewood, Lupicia, and Kusumi tea) that go well with sweet desserts, so you can have a fragrant tea time with the cake. Cakes that go with coffee are great, but I recommend adding a variety of specialties at âShukredolls.â They store varieties of French tea and Japanese tea that are not easily available, so they are already very popular among tea lovers.
â²Location: Busan Kukdong Broadcasting, 105 Centum Jungang-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan â²Business hours: 11:30 ~ 21:30 every day â²Price range: grapefruit orange fresh cream cake 7,500 won, plain mille-feuille 7,500 won, macarons 2,500 won â²Testimonial (Shikigin Punk Hazard): I visited by chance right after opening the business, and I still miss it. It's a place where I often buy it even on my friends' birthdays. I prefer to just go and wrap it in a slice of cake and eat it! The fresh cream cake has a light flavor, so even the elderly will love it. If you like something sweet, I recommend Eclair!
10. 'Ordinary Flower & Cafe' in Munhyeon-dong with a
Flower & Cafe, located in Munhyeon-dong, Busan, is a place that runs a flower class and cafe at the same time, and it's a great place to have a cup of coffee while feeling the fragrant smell of flowers. The
Nordic-style open kitchen and spacious cafe with large windows give a cozy yet clean and tidy feel. The cafe is divided into 1 to 2 floors, and flower classes are mainly held on the 2nd floor, and it is used as a cafe when there are no classes. The popular menu here is the homemade
croissant sandwich and chocolate bread, and if you look at the photos recently uploaded to Instagram, you can feel their popularity. Light
cranberry scones are also sold for 1,500 won, so it's easy to pair with coffee. Fresh plants placed all over the cafe are sold directly, so if you have something you like, it's a good idea to buy one .
â²Location: 763-16, Munhyeon-dong, Nam-gu, Busan-si â² Business hours: 12:00 – 19:00 â²Price range: Choco bread 4,000 won, long black 4,000 won â²Review (Queen of Food and Society): If you are sweetened with chocolate bread and have a cafe, you will feel at ease because of the plants. I personally recommend enjoying it on the 2nd floor