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Baru Gongyang

5F TempleStay Bldg. 71 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-170, South Korea
02-2031-2081
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Ranked #107 of 12,934 Restaurants in Seoul
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Cuisines: Korean, Vegetarian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Netherlands
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236 reviews 236 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

N37°34.438' E126°58.992' On the fifth floor in the Temple stay Centre overlooking Jogyesa temple, this is quite simply one of the best places to eat in Seoul, particularly for vegetarians. For less fancy buffet or noodle and rice dishes go the other kitchen on the second floor. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful and oozes culinary tradition. From the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lunch here was my finest meal in Seoul and one of the few that I didn't have to worry about at all since the restaurant only serves vegetarian cuisine. I ate at the 5th floor restaurant in the early afternoon, not the 2nd floor restaurant in the same building, which I think has less expensive options. The menu I could... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great vegetarian food, so delicious and so much variety. There were so many flavour combinations that I would never think of and I will try to use as inspiration.

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Branson, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I visited Baru for a late lunch after visiting Jogyesa Temple with our Korean friend, Mee-Kang. It was her idea to come here; although, I had it on my list of restaurants I wished to visit. Mee-Kang is a vegetarian; and although my husband and I are not, we enjoy vegetarian cuisine, and were really exited to... More 

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Washington, DC
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41 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at the Baru Gongyang -- course after course of delicious foods, each beautifully presented. I also appreciated the servers, who made sure I knew what each dish was, even though I don't speak Korean.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

As a 'lifelong' vegan I was really looking forward to eating here, and I suppose I had an idealised view on what the people who work at a temple stay restaurant would be like. I had gone, without a reservation true, to enquire if it would be possible to make a booking. The lady in the restraunt saw me entering... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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117 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is one of the hallmarks of the vegetarian cuisine in Seoul. It's located on the 5th floor of the Templestay building, in front of the Jogyesa temple. It offers a lunch buffet as well as a menu set. For dinner there's a choice of three menu sets, with 12, 15 or 17 respectively. We ordered the middle one and... More 

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North Yorkshire
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7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Having struggled to find vegetarian food in Seoul, as everything seems to have meat or fish in it, we were very excited to get in here to experience true South Korean Buddhist food. What a disappointment. Ok, so we have a western palate, but we consider ourselves well eaten around the world & we'll give most things a go, but... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I'm quite picky with restaurants in general but I like healthy Korean food. This place is really good : refined dishes but nothing pretentious, great variety, calm atmosphere and nice staff. Best restaurant in Seoul. Korean food is not only meat, kimchi and spicy stuff :-)

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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We went there as a group of five for lunch. We ordered the 70 dollar set. It was fantastic with all kind of exotic but healthful ingredients. The serving women were terrible, really unfit for a Buddhist temple food: they were arrogant, curt, and rushing. If the Buddhist restaurant would like to make a good impression of the Buddhism, these... More 

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Address: 5F TempleStay Bldg. 71 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-170, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-2031-2081
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:45 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Monday 11:45 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tuesday 11:45 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Wednesday 11:45 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday 11:45 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Friday 11:45 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Saturday 11:45 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Cuisine: Korean, Vegetarian

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