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Baru

Asian, Korean, Vegan
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874-3 Seoak-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
054-774-5378
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pure vegetarian cooking

This is one of the few vegetarian restaurants in South Korea, so we definitely wanted to go here for dinner. We opted for the set menu, 9 Korean dishes to share. Some of them were delicious, others required a more acquired taste. All of the dishes were very beautifully finished up, one could see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Marleen1974
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Gyeongju, South Korea
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The food here is good, but not excellent. I was expecting more for the price compared to other vegetarian restaurants in Gyeongju. I enjoy the little pancakes and mushroom things very much would go back for those, but the doenjang jjigae was underwhelming.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is one of the few vegetarian restaurants in South Korea, so we definitely wanted to go here for dinner. We opted for the set menu, 9 Korean dishes to share. Some of them were delicious, others required a more acquired taste. All of the dishes were very beautifully finished up, one could see that the cooking at this restaurant... More 

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Gyeongju, South Korea
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Situated a short drive from downtown, Baru is a wonderful place to have a nice leisurely dinner. The menu is simple with only a couple choices of traditional vegetarian dishes. The set menu is an amazing 4 course meal. The food is made fresh and the variety of flavours and vegetables is great. Baru's "temple food" is as good as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is great for vegetarian to try a bunch of Korean food that would normal have meat or fish. I went here with my girlfriend and her sister, both of who are vegetarian, but I eat meat, and can honestly say that this was still one of the best meals I've had in Korea. We got the set menu... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Baru is a vegan restaurant in Gyeongju serving so called ‘temple food’. The food is among the best vegan food I ever had and I do not eat meat, which means that I frequently eat vegetarian food and have a bit of knowledge in that area. Vegan food is always under the suspicion of tasting a bit boring and actually... More 

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

A really nice restaurant and food is totally worth of money. It's outside the main city and a bit tricky to spot if you aren't familiar with Korean letters.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Fresh, filling, authentic Korean dishes served by a friendly Buddhist. Table d'hote: 18,000 won (about 18 USD) includes tea, salad, soup, bibimbap, numerous side dishes and watermelon.

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CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had temple food in Insadong in Seoul Korea and it was overrated and overpriced so we did not have high hopes when we walked into Baru. We were absolutely blown away by the beautiful food that we were served. The owner has a lot of experience preparing food for Buddhist monks and learned on her own several different styles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I spent five years living and traveling in Korea, visiting various farms and vegetarian restaurants and exploring the cuisine as much as I could. I wouldn't hesitate to say that Baru offers one of the best Jeongsik (tratidional Korean style set meal with rice and loads of side dishes) in the country. Baru serves a wide variety of side dishes,... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We came here after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and this sure is a place with great food! The atmosphere is not very welcoming, but it is a traditional style restaurant with low tables and cushions on the floor, which sure was a highlight for our 2 kids! The food is exceptional, we had the menu for 18.000 won and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 874-3 Seoak-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Gyeongsangbuk-do  >  Gyeongju
  • Phone Number: 054-774-5378

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  • Cuisine: Asian, Korean, Vegan

Description

http://www.sherwinvjones.com/gyeongjublog/2010/03/restaurant-review-9-baru-vegetarian-restaurant/

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