Review: Vegenarang Vegan Restaurant in Busan (+ Tips & Menu Prices)

Vegenarang Vegan Restaurant in Busan

Address: 9-32 Gwanganhaebyeon-ro 370 (sambaek, 민락동 Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea


Vegenarang was the first vegan restaurant I went to after arriving in Busan, South Korea. Vegenarang had lots of good reviews on Google Maps, so I added it to my list of vegan restaurants in Busan to try.

Was it worth it? Keep reading for my review of Vegenarang restaurant.

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Table at Vegenarang vegan restaurant in Busan with parfait and tea on table

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Vegenarang Menu and Prices

The menu includes Buddhist temple-style dishes like grilled vegetable salads, tonkatsu with a bean chick’n cutlet, noodles, and rice avocado rolls.

Some meal sets are only available for 2 or more people (sadly for solo travelers like me!)

I got the plant based chik’n katsu bean cutlet for $8 USD and vegan yogurt parfait for $3 USD.

Vegan chicken katsu meal at Vegenarang with rice and salad on the side

The katsu was 8/10. It was crispy and meaty, and the dipping sauce that went with it was perfectly savory and sweet.

You also get a small side salad, scoop of rice, and banchan sides of pickled cabbage and kimchi. The ingredients tasted high quality and fresh.

While filling, I did get hungry shortly after, and should have ordered another small dish.

The vegan yogurt parfait was also a solid 8/10.

It was topped with chocolate chips, cacao bits, and a yellow curd. The yogurt was the best kind of sweet and sour, and was nicely thick. I believe this is the only dessert option.

Vegan parfait from Vegenarang, topped with cacao nips and lemon curd

Vegenarang Hours

The restaurant is open daily from 11:30am to 3pm, then 5pm to 8pm. Make sure not to visit their break hours between 3pm to 5pm.

Seating at Vegenerang

Two tables and chairs at Vegenarang vegan restaurant in Busan

The restaurant is quite big with lots of seating. The restaurant is enclosed by glass windows, so you can also see views of Busan and the sea. (Unless it’s really sunny, they roll down the curtains for the customers.)

How to Get to Vegenarang

Vegenarang is located on the 9th floor of a multi-business building. Once you enter the building, take the elevator and press 9. There is also a sign indicating 9F is Vegenarang, which is the last floor.

Picture of young woman in an elevator going up to Vegenarang vegan restaurant in Busan
By Taxi

I stayed near Haeundae Beach and chose to take an Uber taxi to the restaurant for 6,600 won, or $5 USD. Uber works in Busan if you don’t have the Kakao Taxi app (you’ll need a local sim), or don’t want to hail a taxi. Don’t rely on Uber however, as it’s not always widely-available in Busan.

By Train

There are no subway stations really nearby. The closest station is the Dongbaek station, and from there it is a 20-25 minute walk away and you have to cross a bridge.

By Bus

Depending on where you’re coming from, there are plenty of buses that stop near Vegenarang and are just a few minutes walk away.

Use Google Maps or Kakao Maps to find buses closer to you. Note that while Google Maps provides bus + walking routes for Busan, it does not give just walking routes.

Nearby Attractions

Right after Vegenarang, I highly recommend going to the Millak Waterside Park, which is a short walk away for incredible views of Busan’s watersides and bridges. And right after, take another short walk to Gwangalli Beach, which has incredible night views as well.

Walking patio at Gwangalli Beach in Busan with locals taking photos

Vegenarang Payment Options

Vegenarang does accept credit cards, or you can pay with cash. I used a Bank of America visa credit card and didn’t have any issues. Still, always bring back up won just in case.

Final Thoughts on Vegenarang

I would definitely come back to Vegenarang, especially since it’s close to Gwangalli Beach.

I was bummed that I wasn’t able to get the Korean vegan set meal for two that includes the lotus rice wraps. Hopefully, I’ll be able to try it with another person next time.

There’s lots of vegan restaurants in Busan, and I can’t wait to come back!

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