Baku

4.7
1252 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
BAKU is a Japanese Robata-style restaurant that showcases outstanding Sushi and innovative Robata and Yakatori cuisine.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChristinaC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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MariaB
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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ivanM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, love the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in charlotte.

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vipfit4foodies
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been there for awhile and was happy with meal and service!

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vipDRoy
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service throughout. Food was beautifully prepared and presented. Prices reflect similar quality in the area and are mid-high but worth it.

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vipluvfoodanddance
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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!!

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vipBrianS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wagyu was amazing

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MeredithB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food but a bit expensive compared to similar level places.

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KaityA
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great date-night, girls-night, anything-night spot. The food was amazing and the dessert was yummy!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service was amazing, the ambience was perfect. The food was good— but not great:(

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and excellent quality sushi and drinks. However, it is a little overpriced. For the price everything should be perfect but the Korean ribs were over cooked. So disappointing!

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vipJAPNb
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nigiri sushi was excellent. All other dishes mediocre/OK. Overpriced for the overall quality of the food. Tapas style, but still small portions even for tapas. All 4 people in my party were disappointed. Not bad, it was decent fare, but didn't meet high expectations. Much better sushi or Asian cuisine restaurants out there for the price.

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CraigJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talking with the server the weekends tend to be a more energetic vibe - we went on a Saturday - and weekdays tend to be a little more relaxed.

The food was amazing, the drinks were well made, and the service was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service! Tables were spaced apart appropriately and servers wore masks.

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vipThankful
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipDDDD
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick is a great bartender - we love sitting at the bar for dinner. He remembers our favorite drinks and dinner orders! Highly recommend!

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vipKathyS
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Baku! Great experience every time. Best crispy rice. Love the salmon belly nigiri!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service! I can’t wait to come back.

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AngelaB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Our waitress was excellent. The food was delicious!! Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Low key. Classy vibe. Definitely underrated. Highly recommend.

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SiaraM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best low key luxury restaurant. Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we never been so we really didn’t know what to expect for sure but he was so amazed and happy with my choice.

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vipcltguy
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi and sashimi that can be made to order. Tuna is always fresh and melts in your mouth. If you go, ask for Natasha as your server. All are good but she will make your experience 100%.

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BillD
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fun spot, and the food adds to the smiles. We were sat in front of the sushi bar on the main floor and felt like we were on a busy street with people walking around us so much. Try to consider your placement in the building when they seat you if you have that opportunity. Our server was really well versed and fun to include in our evening...

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ErinN
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had fantastic service! The wine was amazing! The food was really good. I thought the sushi was similar to a number of other high end sushi restaurants in Charlotte.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the most enjoyable restaurants I’ve ever been to in my life. And I eat out a lot.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, we just had a passing in the family and was looking for the perfect place to have some sushi and drinks and it was even better then i could have imagined. Nicole our server was super sweet and took great care of use very good understanding of the menu. She was great especially since we were one of the last tables there. Somewhere i will deffiantly be back over the years. The Absolute most Fresh Fish you could ever ask for. I had a wonderful time talking to Drew as well very kind. Entire staff was wonderful. People always ask me your going to spend that much on dinner and the answer is no i spent it on a memory i will never forget everything exceeded our expectians and we will deffinatly be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely recommend 10/10. Service is top notch, the manager checked in with us twice. And drinks are delicious and strong! The dishes are small but delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Great venue!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible as always. Beautiful space and great music

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was welcoming and prompt. The food is consistent high quality. Hot when it comes to the table and beautiful presentation. Our sushi came out on a unique bamboo wooden platter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a romantic setting

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TerenceC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been to Baku on multiple occasions, we’ve always have a pleasant experience- and our last visit was very pleasant as well- the COVID-19 restrictions are well appreciated, excellent atmosphere, food quality worth the price, great service , great margaritas!

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NikaN
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I gave 4 stars on the ambience because of the music. We enjoyed our food and our server was great, but we couldn't help but notice the terrible music that was playing. This is considered a higher-end restaurant and for them to play a radio station full of tik tok hits and one-hit wonders from the 2000s is a weird move on their part.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing, very friendly and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Sit upstairs!!

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Baku is rated 4.7 stars by 1252 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.