Baku

4.7
1336 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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 1336 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
A
Alfredo
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Sushi samplers are fantastic !

CS
ChrisS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. My out-of-town friend was blown away by the quality and flavors and thanked me for ruining all other sushi for her.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

N
vipNick
Charlotte
76 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time at Baku, and it was a wonderful dining experience. A great menu, with excellent service and ambiance. Highly recommend if you enjoy this type of cuisine.

E
vipExcellentdiner
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Good atmosphere. Friendly staff. Pricey.

R
Raynay
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish is high quality and prepared to perfection. You will not be disappointed. Excellent.

a
anthony
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here and needless to say it doesn’t disappoint. both times the servers we had were amazing, food delicious (filet specifically is so good). definitely will be coming back soon.

C
vipCathy
Charlotte
65 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious and our waiter, Devin, was very attentive. We’ll be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always!!!

E
Elizabeth
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great service, lovely date with my sweet husband!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our experience was really good, as always !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Drinks took 30 mins to arrive. Three bartenders but slow as heck. Every drink order took an eternity. Food was just ok. Any sushi place would do better. Way too expensive for mediocre food. Menu is confusing, items don’t reflect what you actually get. Brussel sprouts burnt. Half the dinner order was forgotten and arrived after server had cleared the table and given us our check. Ridiculous. Server has no clue.

N
vipNathan
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

KC
KathrineC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They brought a birthday dessert without even being asked because the server heard that it was my birthday!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for our first time!!

f
foodlovers
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Excellent Service..can’t wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Haven’t been In years, it was better than expected. Very happy it’s back in the rotation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice date vide. Soft lighting and music. Exclusive

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I’ve been had in my life (not being dramatic)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was AMAZING! Alex was our server and he was attentive, friendly and very knowledgeable. This was our first time, but definitely not our last.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. He was so helpful with picking drinks and food options. Will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Family dinner for a birthday. Great food, drinks, atmosphere. Sushi was amazing. Service excellent! Pricey but an awesome special event place!

E
vipEdew
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi is always top notch. Service was outstanding.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The foodie in me was very satisfied with this experience. We took a while to figure out what we were going to eat (menu set up wasn’t my fav) but settled upon sharing small cold and hot plates which let us eat the perfect amount. The small plates makes this place a 1on1 experience whether that be for a date or besties night out. I throughly enjoyed myself and will suggest to others

OT
OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fave restaurants in CLT! Delish food.

C
vipCrazytraveller
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the sashimi on ice was amazing as was the maki and really all the appetizers!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very expensive for what you get. Everything is a-la-cart. With very small portions for everything. Be prepared to pay excessive for items you would normally pay less then half for. Nice vibe though. Great atmosphere. Food was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening at Baku. There wasn’t anything we ordered that we didn’t like. I highly recommend the salmon belly nigiri, it was absolutely delicious. The whole experience was well worth the 1.5 hour drive for my birthday. 10/10.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose Baku for a date night. It was a great choice! The service was terrific and the food was even better. Highly recommend!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Ashley was great!!!

LA
LeighA
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible! The menu selections are not only beautiful works of art but the flavors are exceptional. Sarah, the sommelier was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She guided us through the impressive sake selection. This restaurant is one you MUST try in Charlotte.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience. Been to Yama plenty, and absolutely love that place. Baku is definitely awesome for a special occasion. All the food was really good.

FN
Fly2NaplesWeekly
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Excellent wine menu. We'll definitely be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good quality fish. Sides are overpriced. Edamame was horrible. Food overall was very good.

MR
MattR
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers were delicious, sashimi was very fresh and decent size. Cod was very tasteful but quite small for the price. Service was good and the restaurant was immaculate. The QR code menu in the phone was tough to use, really could use paper menus. It was pricey ($150 for 2) but really good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

F
vipFoodie247
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baku did not disappoint! To name several - the salmon tasting, the spicy filet, fried rice, the Rosemary smoked otoro nigiri and the wild mushroom pot was ALL delicious. Our server Drew was knowledgeable and personable and made great recommendations. We could not get enough of the Tokyo old fashioned and the lychee martinis either. The only thing that was “just okay” was the Keylime pie as it seemed like one you might get anywhere and the yuzu flavor did not punch through. However the beignets were delightful and a great way to finish the meal. Will definitely return!

AD
AngelicaD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my hubby's bday and the staff were wonderful and made his bday dinner wonderful as well, sushi is always great, drinks are great, it's or go to for sushi and for just a lovely date night.

N
Nerd4hire
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Devin took very good care of us as for all the staff.

FAQs

Baku is rated 4.7 stars by 1336 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.