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Gimbap Restaurant in Gwanghwamun: Teacher Kim’s Baruda

“Teacher Kim’s Baruda” is a premium gimbap chain in South Korea that can be found in various locations. You can also find Teacher Kim’s Baruda in the Gwanghwamun area, located west of Gwanghwamun Square.

Situated on the first floor across from Building 3 of Gyeonghuigung’s Morning Office Tel, this restaurant is small but always bustling with many customers.

“Gwanghwamun Gimbap Restaurant: Teacher Kim’s Baruda”

Teacher Kim’s Baruda is a premium gimbap restaurant. As the name suggests, the menu you can find here is “gimbap.” They offer various gimbap options, from the basic “Baru Gimbap” to a range of other gimbap variations. Additionally, they provide simple menu items like dumplings, rice, and noodles, which fall under the category of “snack” menu items.


  • Baru Gimbap: ₩3,900
  • Spicy Pickled Radish Gimbap: ₩4,500
  • Cream Cheese Walnut Gimbap: ₩4,800
  • Spicy Perilla Leaf Gimbap: ₩4,900
  • Tuna Gimbap: ₩4,900
  • Spicy Pork Wrap Gimbap: ₩5,000
  • Pork Cutlet Gimbap: ₩5,000
  • Shrimp Tempura Gimbap: ₩5,000
  • Our Aged Tuna Gimbap: ₩5,900
  • Bulgogi Gimbap: ₩5,500


  • Galbi Dumplings: ₩4,500
  • Shrimp Shiitake Dumplings: ₩4,500
  • Spicy Pork Fried Dumplings: ₩5,000
  • Shrimp Dim Sum Fried Dumplings: ₩5,000


  • Shrimp Shiitake Rice Cake Dumpling Soup: ₩7,000
  • Baru Samgyejuk (three-tiered porridge): ₩7,500
  • Tender Chicken Curry: ₩8,000
  • Dallae Hyang Soy Sauce Bibimbap: ₩8,000
  • Iron Plate Pork Deopbap: ₩8,500
  • Iron Plate Bulgogi Deopbap: ₩8,500
  • Baru Sirloin Pork Cutlet: ₩8,000
  • Cheese Sirloin Pork Cutlet: ₩9,000


  • Seafood Jjamppong Ramen: ₩5,800
  • Baru Anchovy Noodles: ₩5,900
  • Fish Cake Tempura Udon: ₩5,900
  • Andong Guksi (Korean noodle soup): ₩6,500
  • Chewy Cold Udon: ₩6,500
  • Teacher Kim’s Bibim Noodles: ₩6,900
  • Galarak Tteokbokki: ₩6,900
  • Cheese Galarak Tteokbokki: ₩8,300
  • Shrimp Dim Sum Curry Udon: ₩8,300
  • Chicken Breast Cold Noodles: ₩7,500
  • Baru Kongguksu (soybean noodles): ₩8,000

“A Great Place for a Simple Meal”

“Teacher Kim’s Baruda” is a great place to solve your meal needs with a simple dish. You can have a meal that’s not too heavy but still satisfying.

The restaurant has about 10 seats. Although the seating arrangement is a bit tight due to the small space, the turnover is quick, so you can secure a seat relatively quickly.

During this visit, I ordered Galbi Dumplings, Bibim Noodles, and Gimbap. I opted for these dishes as they offer a variety of menu options for a simple meal.

Located in the Gwanghwamun area, it’s a convenient place for a quick meal. It’s a good choice if you’re looking for a meal that’s not too heavy.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun, Teacher Kim’s Baruda”

  • Address: 103-104, 42, Sajik-ro 8-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 02-2195-4333
  • Business Hours: (Daily) 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Website: https://www.teacherkim.co.kr