Baiku Sushi Lounge

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52 reviews
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Baiku is St. Louis' premier sushi lounge located in the boutique Hotel Ignacio in Midtown, serving St. Louis' best sushi in an atmosphere like no other. BaiKu Sushi Bar only uses the freshest fish, serving the best authentic sushi and sashimi in St. Louis. Come visit us before and after all Midtown St. Louis & Grand Center events; Powell Hall, The Fabulous Fox Theater, SLU Basketball, The Sheldon, Blues and Cardinals games. BaiKu has a great daily happy hour!
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Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to SLU area. Was happy with everything l ordered and will visit again. Had some roll combinations I had not seen before and they were delicious.

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LL
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have eaten here 3 times and it’s always great. Definitely one if the best sushi places I’ve been to

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R
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baiku Sushi is a cool, chic spot that is definitely worth the price! Some of the best sushi in St. Louis City.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fox Theatre show

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BF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I totally recommend it! Our hostess and waitress were super nice and helpful. The food came out fast and it was such a cool environment! Extremely affordable for getting fresh sushi!

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MJ
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Baiku before the Fox. Very friendly and attentive staff. Sushi was very fresh and very well prepared. The restaurant had a very trendy, cool vibe. Will certainly return!

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S
St. Louis
29 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We haven’t been to restaurant in a few years and was in neighborhood and decided to return
Excellent food overall. In particular the homemade pot stickers were fabulous. Not to be missed. We had sushi and a ramen noodle dish which was also good. Service was excellent. We will be back

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FU
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great and relaxing meal at Baiku. We went after the theater crowd so had our choice of tables and the full attention of our waitress. We ate all sushi and fish carpaccio and everything was very fresh and tasty. Great cocktails as well.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, fun atmosphere, prompt and delicious appetizers and sushi. We will return!!

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Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I say at the sushi bar. The food was excellent. The staff was friendly and welcoming.

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef who prepared our sushi and other items was most helpful in deciding what and how much to order. Every bite was so satisfying.

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TS
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for dinner if you are going to a concert or event at Chaifetz. Within walking distance to venue. Reservations are definitely recommended. They can fill up fast!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

What a terrible experience! Service was bad, sat for 35 mins with no drinks, server had a ride, they plated everyones food together despite shellfish and gluten allergies. Bad overall, will not recommend!

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St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mr. Kenji is still the reigning sushi master in the StL area, and the ingredients he selects to create his inventive menu are always fresh and delicious.
The servers know that guests are often rushing to shows in Grand Center, and they are happy to move things along to ensure that you make it on time...or slow it down for a more casual pace. Always a treat!

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CS
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere at Baiku is just as we like it--the lighting is intimate yet cheerful. The servers are friendly and professional. The times we have been there, it has a good crowd, but not overly busy. Food is always delicious.

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MD
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We tried Baiku on the recommendation of knowledgeable friends who promised the best sushi in St. Louis. We're not sushi aficionados, but on our first visit, a pre-theatre Valentine's Day treat, it was love at first bite!! Friendly staff greeted us and John provided expert advice. We enjoyed the excellent white bordeaux and. as starters, the salmon carpaccio and the generously proportioned tuna poke with plenty of seaweed and Japanese veggies. The recommended fisher-san roll was perfect; the lobster pot sticker, so-so. We've already recommended Baiku to friends and we promise to come back when we have more time. Thanks to John, who discovered we'd left a credit card with the check and ran down the block to catch us, we'll be able to afford another round, the sooner the better!

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SW
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a great spot for a quiet quick and tasty meal before a show at the nearby Fox Theater.

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool place to eat with awesome food!
We went last year for the first time after a show at The Fox. Now we go every time we see a show. If you like sushi you’ll love this place!

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi and friendly staff!

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l
Oklahoma City
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were fantastic!! Great service, great food. We came in with a large party (20 people) and they accommodated us beautifully.

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OK
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good selection of sushi, great beverage and cocktail selection

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CF
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant offers delicious sushi at a reasonable price. The service was exceptional. Our server, Nicole, was very friendly and knowledgable about the menu options. I would recommend this spot for a preshow dinner if you are going to the Fabulous Fox.

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D
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice cozy lounge. Sat at a table and had a great experience. Would def recommend to a friend.

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AV
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing interior and great food🙌 waiters were friendly and food was served quick. Cant wait togo again!

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m
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Baiku. 2nd visit there. Food is fresh, delicious, and "pretty." Great place for a before-the-show dinner!

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi is hands down the best in STL!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Ever since moving from Connecticut, we have been in search of a good sushi restaurant. We were excited to try this new one.
The edamame was good, but it was your typical dish.
The salads were quite tasty and I liked the fact that they used Spring Mix and not iceberg lettuce.
The rolls were freshly made and the fish seemed fresh,however, despite some good aspects of the meal we will still continue to search for a great sushi restaurant.
This restaurant is quite close to the theatre and sports arena so it is a great place to catch a quick meal.

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L
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried several items and all wonderful with excellent presentation. Just scrumptious.

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N
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The food was not very good and certainly not even close to authentic Japanese. However, our waiter was fantastic and the sake we settled on was delicious. Pricey but really really good.

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Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem! Loved it. Great staff and superior sushi. Creative too. We'll be back

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m
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad a friend recommended this place. Food was fresh and delicious. Not your every-day sushi. Steve was one of the best servers we've ever had. Friendly, informative, funny. Highly recommend!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Seriously, some of the best Sushi I've had with the only exception being in an actual coastal city. I was really blown away by the quality of everything we tried here and our waitress was super nice as well. Will definitely come back of ever in the area.

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LT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fresh Sushi, generous portions and our server was wonderful!

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PD
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, nice atmosphere, good service and fairly speedy, a bit pricey.
Overall a nice change for pre-FOX Theatre dining.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

This was my 2nd time dining at Baiku. I was impressed enough the first time to schedule a graduation dinner.
The food was very good, the music a little bit loud (but the scratchy speakers were an issue).
I was very disappointed in the service this time. Our water glasses were continually filled but after raving about how much we would love the “Shooter” special, it was never delivered to us.
We were one of only two parties, so our waiter, Steve, wasn’t too busy. I have no idea why after making such a big deal over the dish, we wouldn’t have received it with our order. (Yes, my husband did order it.)
When I got the bill, I asked if the Shooter had been deducted, as we hadn’t gotten it.
Steve seemed surprised but said, “yes, it was taken off”.
I really didn’t know if it had been taken off or not.
The dishes were listed in their Japanese names.
However, I won’t be back.
Good food but disappointing service.
Well, except for the water.

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GC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service-great date night atmosphere-close to Fox for Theatre night-

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Fried rice was drowned in syrup and sweet soy sauce. So was the unagi and the vegi roll. This falls with the majority of Asian restaurants that make everything sweet and nothing authentic. I guess this is what Americans want, though. So enjoy!

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QC
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Helpful waiter with suggestions of wine, specials, sushi and portion sizes. Deliciously fresh flavorful sushi. Nice complementary wine list. Finally an Atmosphere for talking.

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j
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to go prior to a show at the Fox. The atmosphere is wonderful and the sushi was good (and I usually don't care for it).

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l
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The sushi was all very tasty and high quality (highly recommend the Clover roll), drinks were strong, and you can't go wrong with 20% off your bill for happy hour. The service was quick at first but slowed down as the restaurant filled. We ended up having to give our credit cards to another waiter because ours was busy and we needed to leave to catch a show. Great location, easy parking out front, and nice modern interior. Would definitely return!

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