Kanda Soba: Trying a Noodle Lover’s Perfect Meal in Busan

soba in busan bowl of noodles with pork

Kanda Soba in Busan: tasting the 62-ingredient mixed noodles with marinated ground beef and grilled pork at Seomyeon district.

Thick noodles surrounded by a rich savory sauce of 62 ingredients.

Large meaty slices of pork.

Join me today as we dine at a retro noodle diner in Busan. In this guide, we’ll go over mouthwatering menu options, provide restaurant photos on what to expect, visiting tips, and everything else you need to know for dining at Kanda (칸다소바).


For more fun things to do in Busan and Korea travel tips on the best places to stay, eat, and visit, check out my other articles below.

Are you ready for a flavorful quest to a noodle lover’s paradise?

Then, let’s roam!

kanda soba door with windows

Kanda Soba


  • Donkatsu Ramen | 9,000 Won
  • Majae Soba | 9,000 Won
  • Pork Aburasoba | 11,000 Won
  • Aburasoba | 9,000 Won
  • Spicy Majae Soba | 9,000 Won
  • Spicy Aburasoba | 9,000 Won
  • Redrock Beer | 4,000 Won

Menu and prices may have changed from the time of my visit.

How to Eat

1. Mix the 62 ingredients well.

2. After you eat about 1/3 – 1/2 of the soba, it’s good to eat with some vinegar with your preferred amount.

3. After you finish all the soba, ask a worker for the rice.

4. Mix the rice with leftover sauce (to make a porridge dish) and finish.

kanda soba with pork yellow egg beef toppings

What the soba looks like mixed

kanda soba noodles mixed with sauce

Kanda Soba Busan: My Experience

My Order

I ordered one of Kanda’s signature soba dishes. Here is what the food looked like on the menu outside of the restaurant.

kanda soba sign with founder story

Below is what my order looked like in real life. They gave generous portions of noodles too.

kanda soba noodles with boiled egg seaweed ground beef green vegetables chopsticks

Restaurant Interior

The noodle restaurant had an old fashion ambiance that brings you back in time. I enjoyed the vintage stools and bar tables that look into the kitchen. It’s interesting to see the chefs cook different dishes.

This type of dining experience is also perfect for solo travelers and backpackers. You can just bring a book and eat without feeling self-conscious.

kanda soba table and chairs dining area
kanda soba interior booth seating in front of kitchen

Ordering Kiosk

I placed my order on this machine.

If you can’t read Korean, there are a multitude of language options at the top, including English, Japanese, and Mandarin. There are photos of the food too if you want to see what dishes you’re ordering.

So don’t worry if you can’t speak in Korean. There’s great technology!

The prices were not bad either, considering you don’t pay tip!

kanda soba ramen robot machine electronic menu for self ordering

Restaurant Entrance

Below is what the soba restaurant looks like from the outside by the entrance. It’s at the corner of a block and easily visible when walking past by.

There were no benches for waiting in line at the time of my visit.

kanda soba noodle restaurant

My Visiting Tips

  • Pairing a bottle of beer with a bowl of noodles is a popular combo at Kanda.
  • There is usually a line to eat here. Instead of waiting by the door, I visited some nearby cafes and shops returning at the wait time. There is a NC Department Store at the nearest intersection too.
  • Asking for the estimated wait time let me explore the area before returning at the allotted time (instead of waiting by the building).

Here is the outdoor sign for their popular donkatsu ramen.

kanda soba ramen sign donkotsu ramen with meat egg pork

Kanda Soba: Visiting Tips

Visitor Information


  • Lunch: 11:30 AM–3 PM
  • Dinner: 5–9:30 PM


  • 105 Dongcheon-ro, Busanjin-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • 부산광역시 부산진구 동천로 105


Getting There

To get to the noodle restaurant get off at Seomyeon Station Exit 8 or 10 in Busan. You can get to Seomyeon Station via the green or orange line.

Seomyeon station area is a popular shopping and nightlife district in Busan. There is a Lotte department store, Lotte hotel, a movie theater, and underground malls. You’ll find shopping both above and underground, but trendy bars and cafes are typically above ground. Major chains like Zara, Starbucks, H&M will be in this area too.

  • Daehyun Primall Busan Underground Mall & Seomyeon Market (above ground): Exit 1 or 2
  • Seomyeon Underground Shopping Center: Exit 12 or 15
  • Lotte Department Store & Lotte Busan Duty-Free Shop: Exit 7


Does this restaurant take card?

Yes, this restaurant takes card and cash.

Is this ramen restaurant vegan or vegetarian-friendly?

No, this soba restaurant isn’t vegan or vegetarian-friendly. Meat is used in cooking the soba.

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Kanda Soba & My Closing Thoughts

With its wide selection of noodle dishes, Kanda is the perfect place for noodle lovers. You can indulge in their delectable dontkatsu ramen or sink your teeth into their spicy pork aburasoba. Plus, to top it off, you can pair it with a refreshing Redrock beer.

If you’re visiting the Seomyeon area, this retro noodle diner might be the perfect food spot to add to your Busan bucket list.


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Happy roaming, Roamers! I hope you found some helpful information and enjoyed this guide to Kanda Soba.

Roaming Sonaa

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Roaming Sonaa was born and raised in Hawaii. She uses scholarships and jobs abroad (ESL) to live in different countries. These are her personal experiences and photography taken on the road resulting from these opportunities. Hopefully, these travel notes help you on your next adventure. Let’s roam!

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