Great experience, staff was nice and friendly! The only thing I didn’t like was some of the flavors in certain foods but overall a great time was had.
The small plates were great. The entrees were average at best. My duck was mixed, some parts were cooked perfectly. Others were tough and chewy. Similar feedback from friends.
Symphony for my birthday
We’ve come to Buku a lot in the past & love the brunch but yesterday was the worst experience. It was beyond freezing & the food was horrible. We had to send back the pho (cold soup) and the sushi was the worst I’ve ever had in my life. Stay away from the empanadas. The steak that we said to make medium was BURNT. Never going back.
NYE, pre fixe menu was okay, the serving staff was super busy but pleasant .
They had a set, scaled down menu for New Years Eve. A 3 course meal with 3 options for each course. My date was Vegan and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate her.
I’ve been to Buku three times. Twice for dinner where I had the Pho once and the pad Thai the other time. It was delicious and the service was great!
However our New Year’s Eve experience wasn’t so great. The party favors were nice and the ambiance was festive. It was just extremely overpriced for what you got. The three course meal was $65 which when broken down was 15 for appetizer and dessert each and 35 for dinner entree. My steak was cold and over cooked. My husbands fish was super small and the rice was bland. We also did the drink pairings for $25. This was not a deal as this is the normal price for wine - $7 first glass, $10 second glass, and $8 last glass. The first course was fine but the second course we didn’t receive our wine until basically we finished eating the food. Then for third course we got our wine at least 15 minutes before our dessert was served. Considering this was about a $200 meal after drinks and taxes I expected much better.
Dinner on New Year's Eve with friends from out of town. Pre Fix menu was innovative, appetizer choices were excellent (we tried them all). Entree steak was mediocre, vegan entree was very good. Desserts were a disappointment. We have enjoyed many excellent meals at Buku - the Sunday Brunch is the best in Raleigh. The New Year's eve meal was not up to their normal excellent standards.
Made a reservation there for New Year's Eve dinner - was not informed that it would be a fixed price menu. Meal was ok, but far overpriced.
We hadn’t been to Bu Ku for a few years and chose it for close to home location and ambience. Nice atmosphere and good service. Choices of 3 course menu for NYE. Except for desert, the food was good but not worth the high price. We still enjoyed the occasion and would probably try it again with the regular menu. Also we remember great weekend brunches.
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