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“Unsatisfying. Paid a lot for a little. ”
Review of Baru Restaurante

Baru Restaurante
Ranked #446 of 4,060 Restaurants in Campinas
Price range: US$11 - US$48
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a mixed menu being Japonese and Korean. My wife and I ordered off the Korean menu while my 9 year old son ordered the Teishoku with Anchova (R$55) off the Japonese menu. The Teixoku coms with three sides, a miso shiro soup and rice. The Anchova had a strong fishy order and was extremely dry. The three sides are very small and consist of some julienned boiled potato, steamed spinach and kimchi. The miso shiro was very salty with a strange flavor. Pretty simple stuff for the price.

My wife and I ordered the fried chicken in a hot sauce/slather (R$80) and the kimchi soup with pork (R$52). The chicken was basically boneless buffalo wings. It was an appetizer so didn't come with anything. It was a generous serving that would serve 4 as an appetizer. But still, 80 reais for buffalo wings is quite expensive. However, this was the best part of the meal.

The kimchi souo was a broth with some kimchi and some very fatty thin slices of pork. So basically spicy water with spinach and pork fat. Again, very expensive for what it is. We left most of it in the bowl.

With 4 sodas, the bill came to R$216 without tip. A very unsatisfying meal for the price.

Note: I mentioned the very fatty pork when I paid the bill and the waitress seemed surprised. She says they only serve lean pork. She apologized.

Maybe we had bad luck. Maybe other dishes are better. But based on my experience, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant and I don't plan on going back.

Thank Brett C
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

I really liked Baru because it has a lot of option, in particular for vegetarians. So being a japanese restaurante you wont be hungry in the end because the options are pretty varied and tasty. I didnt find it expensive either, but I went during lunch so for sure they have special prices has their main target are those that work nearby alphavile area. Still a very good option with very tasty food and not expensive at all.

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Thank portelacarla
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

What a great addition to the Campinas food scene. Though I know the owner from her other restaurant this new one is a fantastic addition. Bright and airy serving genuine Korean and Japanese cuisine buffet style for lunch and a la carte for dinner. Today we had a buffet of sushi, super fresh salad and delicious spicy pork ribs. My mouth is watering as I write!!

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Thank Malcolm M
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile
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