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Baku

4.8
4.8
1519 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
BAKU is a Japanese Robata-style restaurant that showcases outstanding Sushi and innovative Robata and Yakatori cuisine. Casual everyday dining downstairs with a upscale lounge upstairs. We specialize in creating an unique and memorable experience for every occasion.



For parties of 8+ guests on Friday and Saturday evening, we do require a $50 Non-Refundable Deposit to confirm reservations. This deposit is applied to the bill at time of reservation. Please call the restaurant for more details about confirming your party of 8+ guests on Friday and Saturday. All parties of 8+ guests will need to call the restaurant directly to make reservations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Yakitori, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 817-7173

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Dining Room offers the chance for you and your guests to relax and enjoy our Izakaya inspired menu. For our guests, we provide our Omakase (Chef's Tasting) menu. This space allows us to accommodate up to 24 guests comfortably. We look forward to booking your next event at Baku.

  • Private party contact

    kyle cameron: (704) 817-7173

  • Neighborhood

    SouthPark

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi was really amazing!! My husband ordered the lamb lollipops and we was slightly disappointed at how much food we got for the cost. Everything else was great though! Highly recommend.
  3. g

    gwenm

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great!
  4. AC

    ACamp165

    Charlotte

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food at Baku! Everything from the presentation to the service was beyond exceptional. Cozy atmosphere & super cool. Can’t wait to go back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Spot's been on my list for like 10 yrs after working in the area and driving by it all the time. Sushi was good (I guess-it all tastes the same to me), calamari was solid, and the short ribs were tasty but a bit fatty. Didn't order some of the pricier things we wanted to try (steak for example) because they all said "minimum 45 minute prep time." Drinks were solid but started at like 16 and went to 22- for that price I'm expecting extraordinary. I loved the ambiance and artwork-definitely a nice moody vibe. Our server was great and attentive. We'll be back though for those other dishes now that I know about that wait for some of them.
  6. F

    Famof5

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were seated right away and order for drinks was taken. Those took a while to come but it was ok since we were still waiting on 1 other person in our party to arrive. Our server later apologized for us having to wait on various things (mainly refills on our drinks) because they were short a bartender so he was having to help out there. The food arrived as it was explained, we order a plate and it comes when it’s ready so we had different items coming out at different times and we all shared. The food was excellent. So tasty and we enjoyed the experience. The only thing I would add is there are several instances where we had to stop our conversations to order and/or reply to the server. As you are constantly having orders placed and food and drinks coming and going, it got a bit distracting but that is the way it goes here so just something to keep in mind. Overall it was a great night with our family and we would go again.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much enjoyed my dinner. Our waiter knew a ton about the fish and made excellent suggestions and knew exactly what had been delivered that day. The fish was exceptional!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing spot for a birthday dinner, quality sushi and welcoming service
  9. J

    Jennluvsfood

    Charlotte

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate upstairs for the first time- The bartender waited on us and was phenomenal. She helped with suggestions, and EVERYTHING was DELICIOUS!! So so good!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Can’t wait to go back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve dinner. Food and service were both amazing
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wonderful staff. The lychee martini to die for!!! The food is outstanding and we just keep coming back
  13. S

    Sergi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Quality has dropped, terribly since last few months.... no much more to comment. No value anymore. Sad... used to be good!
  14. k

    kempw

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant hands down in charlotte
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here and everything was excellent. Our server, as well as rest of the staff were very friendly and attentive and steered us in the right direction for our dinner selections. We ordered a variety of items including sushi and all was absolutely delicious! Drinks were great as well, and overall a very enjoyable experience!
  16. S

    Suzan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service. Food is amazing I highly recommend if you enjoy sushi and sashimi
  17. K

    Kaki

    Greensboro

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Resturant is gorgeous! Food is fabulous! Fir the price of our meal I would have expected much better service. It was SO SLOW!!!
  18. A

    Alana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    We felt that the restaurant is overrated. We finally returned to the restaurant after a while, the foods were really mediocre. Unfortunately I got sick with food poisioning from the salmon I had last night.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks and knowledgeable server!
  20. JB

    JessicaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Wait time for food was extremely long if ordering anything other than sushi.
  21. JF

    JahzminF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in for a date night and had a wonderful time. The atmosphere is so cool and has a great vibe. The food was great we tried a few small plates: Kalbi, Grilled wings (special), pork belly, and the Spicy Filet as our entree. Kalbi was a little overcooked, but the manager took care of it. Cocktails were A-1!!!!! We tried the Momo Margarita and the Sweet & Sour Geisha. OMG, We will be back, with friends! Great job Baku.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Came here for the first time and everything was delicious! The service was a little slow on the night we went but overall the food made up for it
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great spot! Always love the food here and one of my favorite sushi spots
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant with great staff. Food is beyond exceptional best sushi in the area. Highly recommend and the Lychee martini is outrageous!
  25. DF

    DorieF

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding, he was great fun, very knowledgeable and really great. Food was awesome. No complaints at all! We will be back as we get suchi weekly. Wanted to see if we could find out what the playlist of channel you use for Pandora so we cna listen - music was a 10/10!
  26. A

    Anja

    Montana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love BAKU! The food and service is on point every time. Drinks are yummy and there’s something for everyone.
  27. R

    Reviewer

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Too expensive for portion and quality but overall good
  28. M

    Mixalusa

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was sooo good, and the service was great, however I get the prices were steep for the quantity.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing wonderful food; service was excellent vibe is so nice. Thanks so much Baku!
  30. m

    mona

    Charlotte

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service amazing fresh food came out timely great selection of drinks. The hostess was attentive and got a seated in time, and the food came out on time as well. Very enjoyable, dinner experience, and amazing taste, and varieties to pick from.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my first time to Baku since Covid. It was great. Food. Service. Top notch! Will return!
  32. EK

    EdKplano

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic experience! Great food!
  33. J

    Jenny

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The Maki was fairly priced considering specialty sushi rolls at other restaurants. Rolls were pretty good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and the food was exceptional.
  35. JA

    JessicaA

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great except for the fact that we had to wait 45 mins for our table after having reservations.
  36. c

    cltguy

    Charlotte

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in Charlotte. The nigiri selection is phenomenal and very nicely presented. If you haven’t tried nigiri/sashimi before let this be your first! Great cocktails and wine selection. Best if all is the friendliness and service of staff. Love this place.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Banging. It’s expensive which may have you turning your head but you have to try the food to understand it. I would pay double what they charge for their food. So good. 10/10 already recommended it to several people.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. We tried 7-8 dishes both time we went and have spent all morning discussing and rating them. One more delicious than the next.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  40. c

    chris

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Friendly staff, unique and awesome tasting sushi, especially the wagu nigiri and truffle yellow tail

FAQs

Baku is rated 4.8 stars by 1519 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Baku

4515 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    SouthPark

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Yakitori, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 817-7173

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Dining Room offers the chance for you and your guests to relax and enjoy our Izakaya inspired menu. For our guests, we provide our Omakase (Chef's Tasting) menu. This space allows us to accommodate up to 24 guests comfortably. We look forward to booking your next event at Baku.

  • Private party contact

    kyle cameron: (704) 817-7173

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