Busan Bites: Beautiful Views and French Cuisine at Merciel

One of the city’s most iconic restaurants, Merciel is another restaurant to visit and take in the night views that Busan has to offer.

Appropriately, the restaurant’s name is a portmanteau of the words “sea” and “sky” in French.

Ever since its opening in 2012, Merciel has been beloved by domestic and foreign gourmets and culinary magazines around the world.

What makes the institution most impressive is that it has the privilege of appearing on this year’s edition of “La Liste,” a highly-esteemed list that names 1000 of the world’s best restaurants.

Image: Hal Swindall

Merciel is one of 16 Korean restaurants to appear on that prestigious list and the only restaurant in Busan to do so.

More importantly, the place is designed with a great view in mind. In fact, the sea-side wall is entirely made of glass, in order to see Haeundae Beach in all its glory.

In the evening, the restaurant becomes a popular location for dating and nighttime photography. With such a highly-regarded reputation, it makes sense that Merciel would be considered a hotspot for evenings out between couples.

Signature courses are 89,000 won. The Haeundae Salad costs 24,000 won. A gorgonzola pizza will run diners 23,000 won.

Restaurant Information

Address: 154 Dalmaji-gil 65beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan

Hours: noon to 10 p.m., daily. The restaurant takes a break from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Phone: 051-747-9845

Information: merciel.kr English available.

Dynamic Busan Staffhttp://dynamic.busan.go.kr/Main.bs
Dynamic Busan is the official news magazine of the city of Busan.

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