Busan Bites: Hamburger Heaven at Burger Shop


With two locations around the city, Burger Shop provides mouthwatering burgers at very affordable prices.

I stopped in for lunch with a friend last week at the Seomyeon location after a disappointing attempt to visit another local establishment and was rewarded with a nice, juicy burger alternative that didn’t disappoint.

I’d seen a few reviews on the Busan Food Facebook page when my lunch partner and I accidentally stumbled across it on a chilly day and decided to give it a go.

On first glance, the old-style interior doesn’t really impress with its various bric-a-brac all over, but the food here is the main draw.

With four burgers to choose from — Classic, Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger and Mexican — it wasn’t really hard to make up our minds other than if we wanted a double patty to go with it and if we wanted it in a set which came with fries and an old-style coke in a bottle.

We went with double-patty cheeseburgers, dripping with flavor, crisp bacon and vegetables, and large, tasty fries — it was similar to Burger in New York in Haeundae, but we enjoyed the thicker, crispier fries more, and the burger was a bit easier to eat with the boxed-paper packaging.

They use fresh hanwoo beef for their burgers which range between 8,500 won to 9,500 won for a single burger, and you can add an extra patty for 3,000 won and up it to a set for an additional 4,000 won.

Sodas are available, including Jarritos and apple juice, but for those wanting to indulge, three kinds of Brooklyn Beer are also on the menu.

The Seomyeon location takes a bit of work to find, while the Haeundae location is behind the old train station most accessible from exit 2 or 4 at the Haeundae stop on metro line 2.

Both locations are open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Seomyeon location

Haeundae Location

Taehyeong Kim
A lifelong LA Dodgers fan, Taehyeong Kim enjoys eating delicious food and watching movies with his wife and son.

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