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Kudoku, Charlotte, NC

Kudoku

3.9
3.9
181 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
Open Now!! We are currently Taking reservations with a max reservation of 8 People.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Comfort Food, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Dinner Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (704) 503-9539
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Nobuaki Ishikawa
  • Neighborhood
    Plaza Midwood
  • Cross street
    Central and Lamar Avenue
  • Parking details
    Limited Parking with Paid parking across the street
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 181 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Healthy

  • Charlotte

    Hot spot

  • Charlotte

    Healthy

  • Charlotte

    Hot spot

181 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time going there and we trade it out for Valentine’s Day. It was very good. We will go back again. Sushi great. Korean short ribs were the really thin kind. I was expecting the thick and juicy ones. Just fyi but I will not take a star off. It was my perception of what I was expecting which was different. All was good!!!

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  2. ERICAB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I’m not sure if this was an off night but everything was terrible. The kitchen seemed backed up, food took forever. The sushi took forever even though there were two guys making it. A couple of our rolls were super fishy and not fresh tasting. The surf and turf was horrific. I don’t even know what was in the roll and then they piled a bunch of beef on top of the dish. The server kept forgetting to get our drinks to the table and I was looking around, I could see our surrounding tables were having the same issue: forgotten food and drinks, mistakes on orders etc. Avoid going to this place!!

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  3. GarrettG

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The most important part of a restaurant is the food. The dishes do not disappoint. Would recommend to anyone looking for Asian cuisine.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was freezing. Everyone was eating in coats and hats. Left after appetizer bc it was so uncomfortable. Not sure of heat was broken or if their insulation sucks

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Their heat does not work. Food and Drinks were subpar

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  6. LindaP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The prices are a bit steep and parking is limited. We had to walk a couple of blocks to get there. They were also out of a few things. They couldn’t make 2 of the cocktails on their list because of missing and/or non functioning items (like their espresso machine not working) I like the food and would love to see this place succeed. I love they had live music (jazz) and it was really good. The ambience and service are both great. I think if they lower their prices a little and make sure they can do everything on their menu, I would go back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation on a Friday night and was surprised that the restaurant wasn’t packed. The food was great, especially the mozzarella and crab sticks. The menu seemed a bit small for an Asian genre, but the food we received was fantastic with the exception of the miso soup, which fell flat. Otherwise good experience.

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  8. KennethG

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food!!! Was very surprised just how good it was!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, the service was not. I ordered the Japanese curry and my boyfriend ordered some nigiri. They were out of pork katsu that was supposed to go with the curry and asked if chicken was ok, I assumed I would be getting fried chicken but got stewed chicken in the curry. It was good but misleading. The worst part about the experience was that my food came out 30mins (not exaggerating) before my boyfriend’s nigiri. I was completely done with my food before he received his. Our waitress didn’t check up on us once to provide updates. The restaurant did give us an extra piece of nigiri and $5 off our bill in the end but the whole experience was ruined when my BF just had to watch me eat and I had to watch him eat alone. Maybe it’s opening kinks they need to work out, but please make sure that the sushi kitchen and the regular kitchen are WAY more in sync.

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  10. GailOB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time and we enjoyed it - food and service. I know it's a small place, but a few more wine options would be great.

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  11. Aquadoc

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the music played at a decent level to hear it and have a conversation!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing experience at The Warmack!! My mom loves it and Chef Nobu. We always go on her birthday and we are treated so well!! Highly recommend the Yellow Tail Jalapeno starter!! Even tho Chef Nobu wasn’t there, we met the owner and the other chef this time and it was an overall great experience with amazing food, service, and attention to detail!! We will always come back and support you!! Can’t wait to see what’s next!!

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  13. AshleyC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Would recommend! Had a calming ambience. Perfect for a date night!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jazz group performing was awesome! Chef came out to confirm our order & in advance ensure it was cooked just the way we wanted. Food was perfect & generous quantity. Everything tasty & perfect. The Pear Cobbler was fab! Will def return!

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  15. PatriciaM

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was fresh and delicious. My favorites were bao buns pork belly, shrimp shumai and Brussell sprouts. We’re coming back!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food quality does not match the price. Very disappointed

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for the jazz trio on Sunday evening. They were absolutely phenomenal. However, the food here was less than stellar. And for us to have spent $100 on appetizers and drinks, I most certainly wouldn’t return for anything but the live music. Very unseasoned, poorly cooked and indecently priced.

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  18. hopeh

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I will definitely go back. Definitely recommend. The food was good 9 out of 10. Drinks 10 out of 10.

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  19. Emily

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Long wait for service and drinks didn't align with expectations. I won't be back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went for our anniversary. We chose The Warmack because we liked the it was a more intimate atmosphere with live music. We enjoyed it. Will visit again. Plus, they had choices that accommodated our vegan lifestyle.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good dinner experience. Food was as expected, fried rice was very good. Drinks were particularly sweet

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  22. BaileyT

    Charlotte

    191 reviews

    4.0

    191 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Wonderful sushi and Asian small plates. There was no one else in the restaurant while we were there which was a little odd but we sat at the bar and enjoyed our dinner nonetheless!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really good, the environment is perfect the people are lovely and the chef is super attentive with people … he didn’t have the plate that I wanted and he made it himself for me , that was lovely like he literally got out of the kitchen to ask me how I wanted the plate.I highly recommend this place plus the inside it’s super beautiful and chick ❤️❤️

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  24. SolerFamily

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the restaurant and it was a perfect romantic place. The server Mimi was excellent, she explained and recommended some great dishes. Definitely going back.

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  25. AmandaB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food and ambiance is pretty good. The service was absolutely horrible from the server to the bartender. I wish it was even slightly better because the food was amazing.

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  26. Neisha

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service and ambience are good. However, the food was just okay.

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  27. OccasionalDiner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, just was not impressed for the cost. The drinks were pretty good but what came out did not match the description in the menu for two of them. The sushi was just poor, the California roll equivalent they had tasted very fishy.

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  28. CasseyM

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the terminator sushi roll, loved it. Also the duck bao buns is a new fave.

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  29. Nathan

    Charlotte

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was good. The food was great as well. The bao buns were fantastic along with the sushi

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  30. Andee

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The vibes, sushi, and service were outstanding here! Highly recommend the Terminator roll…absolutely delicious. There was a live musician, which played a little too loud over the speakers - and we sat outside so that we could have conversation. Food came out quickly and our waitress was so nice! We also had the Yakisoba noodles…not our favorite compared to other places, but we did enjoy the Surf n’Turf roll instead! Cocktails are a bit high priced. Nevertheless, we will definitely go back to try it again!

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  31. yvonnec

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & service was awesome! Would go back again.

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  32. marym

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! The food, the music and the drinks were amazing

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, fabulous service , food was good and I loved the live music

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was a vibe. From the food, to the drinks, to the live music, you can't go wrong with the Warmack. Will definitely return!

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  35. PattyP

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bowls are generous, delicious, and a great value. Half price bottles night so the wine drinkers were very happy! Interesting cocktails, beautiful decor and pottery. A lovely evening with friends; will definitely visit again.

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  36. NancyW

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. We ate on outside section which was comfortable.

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  37. DebraT

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Vibe; live music and outdoor patio. I went on a Sunday night ; service was good ... definitely got the impression they were short staffed and needed another waitress because the hostess and manager were serving tables and clearing tables.

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  38. ValueQualityExperience

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. great food. happy faces. nice setting

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  39. KBob

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Service was great! We were the only family in the restaurant! I had gotten reservations, but they weren't needed.

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  40. ThisIsNicole3

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed it! Great drinks and food. Entertainment was just starting as we left.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Kudoku offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 503-9539.

Kudoku is rated 3.9 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Kudoku

1226 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2569

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Central and Lamar Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Plaza Midwood
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Dinner Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Comfort Food, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Limited Parking with Paid parking across the street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nobuaki Ishikawa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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