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874-3 Seoak-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Ranked #6 of 64 Restaurants in Gyeongju
Cuisines: Vegan
Description: http://www.sherwinvjones.com/gyeongjublog/2010/03/restaurant-review-9-baru-vegetarian-restaurant/
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Description: http://www.sherwinvjones.com/gyeongjublog/2010/03/restaurant-review-9-baru-vegetarian-restaurant/
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

The cost of the set is now 18,000 won. It was really tasty and a very interesting selection of inventive food. We didn't find the quantity overwhelming. There were eight courses altogether but they were all very small. Each meal was like a sample taster with one each of something on a plate of a saucer of something to share... More

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Jeonju, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Baru is about a fifteen walk or 2 minute taxi ride from the bus station. There are no chairs, you sit on cushions on the floor. There is a jeonsik set menu for 15,000 won which has many dishes but there is a minimum of two people. If you feel like splurging it is worth it to order the set... More

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