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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Robatayaki Filet was perfect! Every bit tasted like the first!
The food was delicious. Our server was excellent. The first two rounds of dishes came shortly after we ordered. But after we ordered the third round we waited and waited. The server came by several times and asked if we were okay and said she would check on the food. After 20-25 minutes the food finally came, the server apologized (not her fault), but we never did find out what the problem was. All in all it was a very nice evening, and my son (whose birthday we were celebrating) was very happy. We will definitely go there again.
Amazing food and amazing staff. Will come back on our next trip to Charlotte.
We love this menu — great for sharing we especially enjoyed the sushi, specialty rolls like the Rice Krispie treat and yellowfin sashimi. The Black Cod is such a treat and the spicy steak is a nice size. All shareable. Don’t forget the veggies — all are amazing! I did find I needed to help waitress pace the meal or everything just comes at once. Love the ambiance especially the upstairs lounge bar area.
Food was amazing, tuna and salmon were fresh. Service was excellent, our sever made great recommendations, ambience was wonderful. Definitely our new go to spot for sushi.
Did not had a single bad bite. Everything was amazing.
High quality food, authentic, at a fair price. They brought out a treat fir my son and daughter for their teen birthdays. My parents attended. Thank you so much for making this family event so special.
Went for our 15 year anniversary. Heard many good things about Baku. Didn’t disappoint. Server Alex was very friendly and attentive.
If you want the true experience, bring your wallet and order the toro and otoro. Melts in your mouth.
Great sushi - super quality and great service! It’s a bit on the expensive side.
Favorite restaurant. Great mixed drinks and food!!
Everything was fantastic. The hamachi was my favorite of the evening. We will definitely be back to try more menu items!
Great food, but that's no surprise. We traded our table reservation for a spot at the bar- our bartender was super knowledgeable in the sake selection and the food. This is definitely one of our favorite spots.
It’s ok. Music is blasting from limited speakers so it’s annoying. More speakers and lower volume gives a better experience
Wonderful restaurant; excellent attentive service, great & creative wine list. Filet special was tender flavorful
Love the experience
Lovely dining experience. Hands down our go to for Sushi in the South Park area
Always an awesome Japanese meal and experience at Baku!
Definitely my favorite place!! We will always go back.
Eye catching interior and excellent service including help with a complicated menu. Quite a nice variety in their Japanese menu offering with menu setup in a tapas ordering and service style. Food was expertly prepared and for the most part quite tasty. A simple miso soup however fell far short of expectations as did the freshness on some selections on the sushi variety platter. Soup tasted as if was instant. Soup is simple and should have been better. Cocktails were inventive and enjoyable but they were too expensive. Overall value was a bit below expectation but did not deter from an otherwise enjoyable experience.
Good overall, but a little bit overpriced for what you get. Weird that sashimi plate did come with ice on the bottom like in other places. Had to eat fish really fast so it won't get warm and nasty.
One of the best food experiences I've had in awhile. All the food was grade A and our server and the waitstaff was extremely attentive.
Very slow bar service. It took about an hour to receive cocktails. Would have ordered wine or beer instead.
The food was average to above average. The service was very good. It is very expensive considering it is Tapas. From a value perspective the food quality did not meet the expectations of a high-end restaurant. Lastly, if you are looking for ambiance, this is not the place (very dark).
The restaurant looks a bit worn down. The table, chairs and floors were sticky. Our food tasted delicious but the black cod had a ton of bones in it which wasn't fun to pick out. The desserts were wonderful. The price of the food is slightly above average for what it was. Our servers were pleasant and the service was good. We would return but feel that we can find sushi equally high priced in a more updated venue.
We love Baku and frequent them once a week. The sushi is best in Charlotte and cocktails are really good
Beautiful restaurant. Service, food, and drinks were all very good! Will return and be adding to our rotation of restaurants! So happy we found this place. It is perfect for date night. Fun, dim lights, and good music
Food and service were great. The drinks weren’t very strong and it felt like the air conditioning was not on as it was a bit warm in the restaurant.
Great service, great food, love the atmosphere.
Just did a "surprise me" omakase, but they let me set my own budget! Good for the most part, really loved the posters with melon and ponzu, plus the imported uni and the snapper tasting.
Best sushi in charlotte.
Hadn't been there for awhile and was happy with meal and service!
Wonderful service throughout. Food was beautifully prepared and presented. Prices reflect similar quality in the area and are mid-high but worth it.
Baku is a favorite of ours, but the bar takes forever to make even the simplest drinks. It’s a shame that the bar is a consistent problem and bottleneck in what is otherwise a fantastic dining experience with a chic vibe. Be sure to order the “rice krispy” appetizer- it’s amazing!!
The wagyu was amazing
I really enjoyed Baku. We recently moved to Charlotte and this is the best sushi we’ve had so far. It was pricey- more like NYC pricing that CLT - and I thought some of the dishes were overwrought. That seems to be the trend for Charlotte sushi though so maybe I’m just out of touch. The service was excellent. The noise level was ok early on a Saturday night.
Everyone from the hostess, to the waitstaff and the manager were extremely pleasant and professional. The waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu. Food was delicious as well.
Excellent food but a bit expensive compared to similar level places.
Great date-night, girls-night, anything-night spot. The food was amazing and the dessert was yummy!!
The service was amazing, the ambience was perfect. The food was good— but not great:(
Baku is rated 4.7 stars by 1278 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.