Hasukjip in Centum: Experience an 80’s-style Korean meat restaurant
Around 500 meters from Busan Cinema Center, the spacious pork restaurant, Hasukjip, welcomes meat and soju lovers alike.
Taking a leisurely stroll after watching a film shouldn’t be a problem as the nice cool breezes are settling in from the Suyeong River.
Energetic customers create a delightful outdoor atmosphere, talking and enjoying the food at the outside tables which features newcomers, travelers, and regulars.
Nighttime is when the place really gets jumping, the mood made by diners the facing wide roads, the view of neon signs and lights from the nearby tall buildings, and the bustling movement inside from workers running from table to table.
80’s Korean pop songs are the music of choice, greeting nostalgic diners who are busy cooking their meat at their tables toasting each other with their soju glasses. If you sit inside, the interior will make you feel like you are in a Korean restaurant back in the 80s.
While the restaurant may seem overwhelming with the workers running from table to counter, everything is served quickly even during busy hours. Some dishes can be a bit spicy or salty to your liking, but all the dishes are overall enjoyable with soju or beer.
Among the side dishes, their seasoned pajuri, or green onion mix is probably the most delicious compared to other meat restaurants. The sauce based on pepper powder, soybean sauce, and sesame oil, and was excellent mixed with the green onion to make it a great combination with samgyeopsal.
If you become a regular, from around your third visit the manager will recognize you and sometimes he offers some free food of his choice. Once we were served fried eggs as a surprise.
After the meat, we ordered pork kimchi jeongol and rice. It was partially precooked and then finished cooking on our table. It was spicy, rich and a bit salty, but we could not stop ourselves from eating all of it and it is also really good as an anju. Many regulars love the doenjangjjigae, soybean paste stew, for 3,000 won per portion, which you can order after having the meat.
Seafood dishes are from 16,000 won to 18,000 won. Korean alcohol is served from 4,000 won to 9,000 won. Korean fish cake soup is also available for 22,000 won.
There are photos with English and Japanese on the menu.
During dinner time, it gets packed, and people wait in line, but the waiting time is usually relatively short. There are several chains in Haeundae with the same name (some open for lunchtime), but it seems this one is the most popular.
Hasukjip Jaesong (하숙집)
Open: 15:00 – 02:00 daily (need to check for Seollal and Chuseok)
Address: 1F, Cubi e Centum BLDG., 90, Centum Jungang-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
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