The last time I was in Busan, I wasn’t able to explore Seomyeon. While making my itinerary, I made sure to not miss it this time around!
For me after going to Seomyeon, it feels like Hongdae less the busking.
How to go to Seomyeon area (going down at Lotte Department Store) :
During that time, there wasn’t an area where we could cross the street. The street was under renovation so we had to go under to cross the department store.
After having our lunch at Lotte Department Store, we did not go around anymore. Mom and I decided to head out to explore the place.
My mom and I were getting hungry from walking around so we tried to find where we could have dinner.
I was supposed to take her to a beer pub but it was a bit far. We were really hungry already so we walked around the area trying to find restaurants. Both of us decided to dine at 1984 Napoli (already closed ❌ but I will still recommend this restaurant! If you want to try it I think they moved to one branch left – you can check their Instagram . I will recommend a different restaurant around the area so keep scrolling down!).
all photos were taken using an iPhone 13 Pro Max / Fujifilm X-T20 18-55 mm
* 2023 Update ! *
I went back a year later and after our failed attempt at looking for 1984 Napoli, we stumbled upon a different Italian restaurant where there was a long queue. The restaurant’s name is 이재모 Pizza or Lee Jae Mo Pizza.