Baku

4.7
1315 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

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vipEdew
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi is always top notch. Service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fave restaurants in CLT! Delish food.

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vipCrazytraveller
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

Fantastic food. Ashley was great!!!

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both amazing

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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.

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Fly2NaplesWeekly
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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

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

Food and service were excellent.

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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!

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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.

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

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was a great server and food was excellent

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vipJBB23
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was fantastic, but took far too long to get to us. Restaurant wasn’t busy, so not sure of the reason why.

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rhinojr66
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the abundance of small dishes that we can share... everything was excellent- although the Korean ribs weren’t the usual for some reason- really terrific and didn’t feel gross after !

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anthony
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. The food was delicious and our server made sure we had a great first experience. Will definitely be going back soon!

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RobertK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Anniversary / Date night with the wife. Small plate options at the finest, for trying lots of great food. The pork belly appetizer, spicy Hamachi crispy rice and scallops were all great. Caitlyn was the most attentive and helpful server for our 1st but not last time at Baku.

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vipjonwbrady
Charlotte
44 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been in years but what a delightful experience. Exceptional food and service. The Kingu Kani roll was fantastic and all of the small dishes we tried were as well. We will definitely be going back sooner than later!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never disappointed! Food was wonderful and they have killer drinks as well.

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vipDavid
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was amazing! Always pleasant and on point with service! As always, Baku never disappoints with their food. Have been here several times and have been extremely satisfied each time.
Thank you Sara for coming by and saying hi!

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vipBeBe
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our salad and scallops were delicious. We had outstanding service and had a quiet booth.

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DanielP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Would not recommend. Service was sub par, felt judged and rushed. Food is overpriced, 37 for a cod tapas? Will not go back

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The waitress was enthusiastic which I loved! She made great recommendations. Check out other reviews at @whereweeatinclt

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with my family here. We've been many times over the years and have never been let down.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baku is 2 for 2 with me. Great vibe. Great food.

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vipLaytonC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Highly recommend Baku to all people!

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Mike
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was really good. The biggest downside is that the menu online did not match the menu that they have at the location. Overall, this is a hidden gem!

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vipMaryS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, awesome sushi, and delicious tomahawk steak!

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maryh
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I've been to Baku a couple of times and was always wowed by the food (the crispy brussell sprouts are the best anywhere) but my meal was not as fresh and tasty as usual especially for the price. What stands out is the service, our waiter and I can't remember his name, was fabulous. I will always recommend Baku though, I'm sure it was just an off night.

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ToniR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good, server not very knowledgable about menu. Not a surprise given these weird
covid times. Pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Spent a few hundred dollars each time and left starving. When they say small plates they mean SMALL… went back about 4 times to give it a try. Left disappointed and hungry every single time. It’s a shame it’s so close to my house. Great Atmosphere, and great service and great drinks.!

FAQs

Baku is rated 4.7 stars by 1315 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.