Babione - 바비오네

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 15 reviews )

19-4 Banpo-Dong, Seocho-gu, Buk-gu, Seoul, South Korea

A natural food vegan restaurant at the bus terminal complex. Menu has photos. Located outside exit 1 in the metro station. 고속터미널역 부근의 자연식 채식 밥집입니다. 음식은 유기농 밥과 효소 반찬으로 맛을 냅니다. 메뉴는 사진으로 제시되어 있으며 쌀과 각종 재료들은 국내산을 사용하며, 산지가 명시되어 있습니다. 각종 장류와 반찬들을 판매하며, 전 메뉴 방문포장이 가능합니다. 영업시간은 매일 10:00 - 22:00이며, 둘째주, 넷째주 화요일은 휴무입니다. Open Mon 10:00am-10:00pm, Wed-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan, International, Korean

Reviews (15)

First Review by danielReich

Delicious stews! - Edit

The 된장 and 청국장 stews are delicious! Owner and staff were super nice and very attentive. Food came out super fast. The place is extremely easy to find at the bus terminal

Pros: Easy to find, Delicious stews, Friendly staff and short waiting time

Cons: The 잡채 is SUPER overpriced.

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꽤 맛있어요! Quite delicious - Edit

100% 비건이라 좋습니다. 콩고기버섯 덮밥을 자주 먹는데 맛있어요 ㅎㅎ
반찬도 맛있어요 특히 채식 김치! 어머니가 이집 고추장을 아주 좋아하십니다.
All of the menus are really good. It's really great to have a 100% vegan restaurant near my house. I especially enjoy their "rice served with soy meat and mushrooms". Their banchans are also really good I love their vegan kimchi! Super refreshing.

Updated from previous review on 2017-04-20

Pros: 100% vegan

Cons: Serving size is quite small , I don't like their Hangul chairs haha

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Nice little place - Edit

Babione is great and I love their kimchi stew and their country bean paste soup. The portion sizes are good for the price and the side dishes are quite tasty. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone. It is also easy to find and the prices are good. The chef used to be a Buddhist monk, I believe and he makes great food. I'm happy to learn about this place. I took my friend visiting here from Japan a few times. She was pleased, too.

Pros: Excellent location, Good portion sizes, Good prices

Cons: No bathroom, Not many seats

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wonderful friendly atmosphere - Edit

We got a bit lost... it really is about 100m straight out from exit 1 and on the right.It feels like eating at a host family! we had the glass noodles with red pepper sauce and the kimchi stew. very good value and tasty - a first for me as its not easy to get veg Korean food in Sydney.

Pros: Good menu variety, very quick service, very good value

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Awesome, convenient, affordable Korean style vegan restaurant! - Edit

Their food is just awesome! There are a variety of choices, and they are quite inexpensive compared to other vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Korea. And if you want to try Korean style vegan food, this is a very good place to start.

As many folks mentioned, it is located in a very convenient place, so you can’t miss it!

One more thing: this is one of the few vegan restaurants in Korea which has 無五辛菜 option for Buddhist vegetarians.

Personally, I love their mushroom dishes, noodle soup with perilla seed, and bibimbaps (They have two different kinds. Honestly, both taste good). :)

Pros: Great food, Affordable price, Convenient location

Cons: Some of their dishes can be bland to some folks.

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OK - Edit

I always heard such great things about this place but honestly... it fell flat. I mean it was ok, but really nothing special. I probably wont waste my time there again.

Updated from previous review on 2016-10-10

Pros: Ok food

Cons: Small portions

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Great and convenient vegan place! - Edit

Walk straight after getting out of Exit 1 of the Express Bus Terminal subway station. Look for the restaurant on the right - the kimchi pots and the Latin-letters sign are very helpful.

This was the best lunch place I visited, price-wise and quality-wise. It is true none of the staff members for the day might speak much English, though. But the pictures on the menu help. I recommend the glass noodle dishes - 15K each, but worth it and the portions are truly huge. Other items on the menu are much cheaper - 7-8K.

A warning: the blue baskets are for your belongings, so you don't put them directly on the floor. Also, there is no restroom in the place, but you can use the restrooms inside the bus station.

I believe they don't use MSG, which was very welcome for me. Also, depending on who serves you and the appetite you exhibit, you might get a second helping of the side dishes. It happened to me once.

Pros: great vegan food, good prices, no MSG

Cons: staff might not speak English, no restroom

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PeterSong 08 Nov 2016 - Excellent review! :)

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Delicious, authentic Korean food - Edit

This is a great little restaurant. The food is delicious and the people who run it are super nice. I highly recommend the Kimchi Jjigae. They have their menu in English with pictures of the dishes making it easy to know what you are ordering. They also sell their own kimchi and other banchan to take home.

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Loved it! - Edit

I got the kalguksu (noodles) here and it was absolutely delicious. I do have to say that I think they, thinking I wasn't Korean (I'm second-gen born in the US), gave me less banchan than everyone else in the assumption that I wouldn't know any better--of course I was a bit peeved, but maybe they always give less to people who order kalguksu, or to people who go alone, I don't know. Nonetheless, food was great and I would 100% go again.

Pros: Awesome noodles

Cons: Potential bias?

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Very good vegan place - Edit

Lots of vegan choices, mainly soups with rice and side dishes ! one of my favorites so far !

Pros: cheap and delicious korean food

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The food was amazing! If anything it was too salty, definitely not bland. I have no idea what the other reviewers were thinking. I guess the owner read the reviews and now adds way too much salt! ugh! Anyway the food was great! We ordered the kalkuksu noodles in bean soup as well as one of the popular sousp. I don't remember the name, but it was delicious. The side dishes were great too especially the salad, which was fruit. The side dishes were too salty for me but I eat a high carb, low fat, low salt, no oil diet...obviously unless I eat out. I recommend this place and I'll go back whenever I'm in Seoul and I'll bring my friends too!

Pros: delicious, good serving sizes, not too oily

Cons: salty mains :(, salty side dishes :(

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vegan food at a low price in a convenient location - Edit

I enjoyed eating at Babione. The staff does not really speak English but they were very nice. The restaurant is small but clean, cute and comfortable. I took the 7000 won soup and my boyfriend the 6000 won soup (upper right corner of the menu). It came with a bowl of rice with red beans and I believe 5 side dishes. It was good! And for that price in a restaurant that cute in a convenient location like that I think it is great. :-) opening hours: 10 am to 10 pm.

Pros: price, location, cute

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review - Edit

nice mom and pop place. food is ok, but it is cheap and easy to find. if you're close, and hungry don't miss it

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(Good) restaurant at convenient location! - Edit

This restaurant actually has an convenient location in the express bus terminal complex! Everytime you take the bus to another city in Korea or when you arrive there you can have food there without having to go to anohter far location! Same for opening hours, it is only closed on Tuesdays.
Take exit 1 of Express Bus Terminal and head to the front side of Express Bus Building complex. There are a lot of restaurants beside each other and Babione is one of them.
People lacking Korean skills may encounter some problems as the menu is in Korean and the staff seems to lack English skills. But the menu features pictures of the meals so you'll still be able to show them what you want!
Many complained about the bland taste of the food but I was totally ok with that as they don't use any artifical stuff.
Staff could be more friendly but as long as they don't bother me I'm fine with that.
Last time I got there with a friend 30 minutes before they close, but we were rejected from ordering... They didn't displayed their last order anywhere. It was a pity they didn't make any exception which is sometimes even common at other restaurants or make take-out instead. Since then I'm avoiding this place... :(

Pros: location, natural food, fair price

Cons: a bit bland, staff

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Good portion sizes, ok food - Edit

We had a decent meal. They had a really good spicy sauce to pour on your meal. We enjoyed the rice balls. Otherwise, the food was ok.

Pros: Easy to find, close to subway

Cons: Could have been more flavorful

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