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874-3 Seoak-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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+82 54-774-5378
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and people! Go here!! A vegan/vegetarian sanctuary. We had the 7 course vegan set menu and it was fantastic. Everything was specially prepared and had the most fresh ingredients. The people was so kind and took extra steps to make sure we had a great experience. Please do yourself a favor and check it out!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Vegetarian food can be tough to find in South Korea. This place serves only vegetarian food, and the array of dishes they brought us for the set menu was amazing. Lots of things we've never seen before, and almost all delicious. We tried everything, but couldn't finish it all. The restaurant is really close to Gyeongju. We hired some bicycles... More 

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Gyeongju, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 874-3 Seoak-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Gyeongsangbuk-do  >  Gyeongju
  • Phone Number: +82 54-774-5378
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