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Where To Eat in Songdo Beach

Heading to the beach this summer season? When you are in Korea, one the beaches that you should definitely visit is the Songdo Beach. It is the country’s first ever public beach that prides itself with having fine sand, clear waters, overwater cable car and an overwater cloud walk. Aside from its attractions, you should also take this opportunity to taste the Busan seafood in one of the restaurants in the area. Here’s a guide on where to eat in Songdo beach at an affordable price.

Samyoung Sashimi Restaurant (삼영횟집)

There are a lot of places to eat in Songdo beach from restaurants, coffee shops and even convenience stores. Thus, deciding where to have your meal might be a challenge if you haven’t searched for it in advance. That’s exactly what happened to me and my friends when we went there. So we roam around looking for the best place to eat and we ended up dining in at Samyoung Sashimi Restaurant (삼영횟집). This sashimi restaurant has been featured already in a show in KBS so we assumed that their meal must be really good, and indeed, it was good.

Menu

As its name suggests, their specialty in their menu is sashimi. But my friends and I are not really into eating sashimi and we were craving for a fried fish at that time so we ordered other food instead.

Although we had to wait for about 15 minutes for them to serve our meal, it was worth the wait. The set menu comes with a fried fish, maeuntang, buchimgae (pancake), rice and variety of side dishes.

We actually didn’t know the name of the fish which they served to us but its taste was so good and large enough for three people. On the other hand, the maeuntang (spicy fish stew) was a little bit spicy but if I were to rate its spiciness, its just on a level 1. So for someone who doesn’t really eat spicy food, their maeuntang (매운탕) got my approval.

Moreover, as someone who does not usually eat vegetables, I tried eating their buchimgae  (부침개) or pancake and it was also good. Our meal also included jeonbokjuk (전복죽) or abalone porridge made with abalone and white rice. However, it failed to earn our nod because it didn’t match out taste buds and didn’t have any taste at all.

But you can still try it if you want as we all have different preferences on food since it comes with the set menu anyway.

Price

As for the price, as mentioned their menu is quite affordable. For 10,000 KRW to 15,000 KRW per person, you can already have a taste of their set menu. Note however that at least two people must order for it. In addition, their specialty which is sashimi comes in variety of options.

  • Natural production special (small) / 자연산스페셜 (소) : 100,000 KRW
  • Production special (medium) / 자연산스페셜 (중) : 150,000 KRW
  • Natural production special (large) / 자연산스페셜 (대) : 200,000 KRW
  • Assorted Sashimi Special (Small) / 모듬회스페셜 (소) : 60,000 KRW
  • Seafood Assorted Special (Small) / 해산물 모듬스페셜 (소) : 50,000 KRW

Note that price is subject to change without prior notice.

Ambiance

Samyoung Sashimi Restaurant (삼영횟집) has two floors and on 2nd floor you can have a nice view of Songdo beach while eating. On the first floor, there are just few tables and chairs so it’s not that crowded which is ideal especially during the times of pandemic. Moreover, the restroom is located on the second floor but it doesn’t really look pleasant at all. Although the cubicle for men and women are separate, it is till a shared restroom. Otherwise, you could use the public restroom located near the the seaside.

How to get there

Location: 83-1, Songdohaebyeon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan (부산 서구 송도해변로 83-1 (우)49269)

Directions: Busan Subway Line 1 and get off at Busan Station, Exit 7. From there, take bus No. 17, 26 or 61 and get off at Songdo Entrance Bus Stop. 삼영횟집 is located at the beachfront.

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🇵🇭 Joey

A scholar, marketer, educator, traveler, and ultimately, a fangirl currently living in South Korea. I mostly write about Hallyu-related places as well tips on traveling and living in Korea.