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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/18
Time
11:30 PM
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Baku

4.6
776 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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BAKU is a Japanese Robata-style restaurant that showcases outstanding Sushi and innovative Robata and Yakatori cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Yakitori, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
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Phone number
(704) 817-7173
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Parking details
Valet parking available
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 776 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CharlesJ 
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

I came here for Valentine's day with my girlfriend and I was NOT pleased. Walking in, the atmosphere was a bit more chaotic than I expected, with children running around and a surprisingly lax feel from the employees--both of which I would have been fine with if I were eating somewhere where I wasn't preparing to drop several hundred dollars. Though there were many booths and tables against the wall (not to mention we were obviously on a date), we were seated in the center of the floor at a tiny hightop, directly under a bright light in front of the sushi bar. Considering we had a reservation and the restaurant was nearly empty, I was aghast. Our server was friendly, though disheveled and also with a seemingly careless attitude. The food was fantastic and came out very quickly, though the portion sizes were small and extremely expensive. Overall, the experience was severely lacking and I will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

To be fair my husband and I are sushi snobs. We are very picky when it comes to fresh fish. I wouldn’t say their fish was bad, it was definitely above decent. BUT, for the price ... it wasn’t worth it... the portions were very skimpy. If we are paying that much.. we want the fish to melt in our mouth. They left the skin on sashimi cuts, which made it very chewy. I can list a few sushi places in Charlotte that are cheaper with better portions and better quality seafood. Was it horrible? No. Was it worth it? Absolutely not.

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vipNormaD (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We went to Baku for Valentines Day and were not disappointed. Food was delicious and served beautifully. Our waitress was attentive and caring. Great Asian food.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food is always so tasty! Love the small bites but always come away satisfied!

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OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Kushiyaki was great. Dissapointed that they ran out of pork belly (said they had 3 orders for the night). Not sure how that happens on a Friday... Vegetable tempura was extremely heavy and oily.

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vipZimm (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great dining experience! Also have to give credit to Amy....after dinner, I went back to hotel and noticed my diamond pendant that my husband gave me for our 10th anniversary was missing from my necklace. When I called, she went out of her way to search for it and found it. I am so thankful for this sweet girl who rescued my very sentimental pendant!! Thank you so much to Amy!!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

only 4 customers in restaurant, why try to sit me next to bathroom in corner. You are better than this. food was delicious as well as the cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Each plate is meant to be shared so be adventurous. The food and service were both amazing but you will pay for the experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Went there for Queens Feast. Great deal for $35! Sushi is always fantastic here. Ambience and service the tops. Can be expensive if doing ala carte, but cannot get better variety and quality for sushi.

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Sclaire (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for restaurant week 2018. Had great service and enjoyed each course.

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vipLtippett (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Sushi was fresh and delicious! My husband and I tried various small plates, scallops, pork dumplings, lobster sashimi roll and it was all excellent, we’ll definitely return!

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Oscar (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Came to Baku for Charlotte Restaurant Week - had a good menu and choices (liked that you got an extra appetizer, rather than dessert - could accept upcharge for dessert). Only negative was the lights above our table kept flickering - and when we mentioned to our server, she committed to resolve but never did. As we were leaving, noticed lots more lights flickering - maybe ambiance (or maybe something else). Didn't distract from our dining experience, though.

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Rlouisperez05 (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I was extremely happy about my experience. Was just out with my best friend and we enjoyed ourselves so much that we are looking forward to our next time. The food was extremely delicious and had us wanting more. Waitress was very polite and knew the menu very well. Food didn’t take long at all. Overall had a fantastic time and will definitely recommend. Thank you Baku 😁👍🏽

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friendsgettogether (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Baku is always amazing! We were there for Queen's Feast and it was great!

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MayaT (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The hostesses did not seem happy to see us and one of them flashed one quick fake smile before seating us. They hardly opened their mouths to speak to us. The hostess is the first impression of the restaurant and they could definitely be more warm and welcoming. Our server Reggie was friendly and efficient. The salad was delicious. The main course (salmon) was good. I especially enjoyed the chocolate dessert.

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