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Baku, Charlotte, NC
Baku, Charlotte, NC
Baku, Charlotte, NC
Baku, Charlotte, NC
Baku, Charlotte, NC

Baku

4.8
4.8
1661 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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2 people

20:30


Booked 18 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Japanese (Yakitori / Poultry), Sushi
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (704) 817-7173
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private Dining Room offers the chance for you and your guests to relax and enjoy our Izakaya inspired menu. For our guests, we provide our Omakase (Chef's Tasting) menu. This space allows us to accommodate up to 24 guests comfortably. We look forward to booking your next event at Baku.
  • Private party contact
    kyle cameron: (704) 817-7173
  • Area
    SouthPark
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking available
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 1,661 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,661 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always fantastic food and the waitress, Jordan was great! Recommend it highly. Food is always awesome and best Sushi in town hands down.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing! Recommendations from our server led us to try new items we would not normally eat. I also enjoyed the music and atmosphere. A gem in this city!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff was very friendly and prompt. All employees are responsible for looking after tables. There was never a time I needed something. Someone was always available to get refills or checking in on us. It was amazing.

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  4. Sweenster35

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was on point and they have a good gluten free experience if you ask.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably the best sake and fish selection in Charlotte for the value. It is pricey but well worth it. My server recommended a sake I have never tried called “Hidden Truth”. Upscale ambiance without feeling uncomfortable and uptight. Music and vibe is so fun. Caring, attentive, and engaging from service staff to manager. I will be back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service, fantastic recommendations, great food.

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  7. acs5567

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic, we always drive by the restaurant and this was our first time stopping in. Our server Nicole was incredible. The service overall made the food that much better, worth every penny!

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  8. makk

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was not well prepared. The service was HORRIBLE. after placing the odere, we even did not get our food after 1hr and 20 min. We called the manager and she was extremely rude and sarcastic. We had to leave without eating. I do not recommend this dumpy. Awful place.

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  9. NotEZ2Plz

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Simply incredible. We've lived in Charlotte since before Baku opened, but only just now tried it. That was a mistake. Top notch service... and the food was even better. We've lived and eaten all over the world and can't remember a meal we've enjoyed more. Highly recommended with no reservation. Will return. Repeatedly.

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  10. Theresa

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nicole is absolutely a fantastic bartender, and Jordan compliments her well! Tallah, Mae, and Amann provide amazing service, and the food is consistently delicious!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is incredibly friendly and food is amazing.

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  12. PastorB

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely ruined our Valentine’s Day meal. My wife and I love sushi, but we cannot do shellfish. Restaurant was completely unwilling to substitute salmon or tuna for the shrimp or crab in their rolls. My wife ordered some sort of noddles from the sides and they had almost no sauce and tasted awful. We ordered a fried chicken appetizer that was literally small chunks of deep fried chicken tenders. Zaxby’s is way better and cheaper. Server was nice but manager never came by even after knowing we were severely disappointed. Don’t waste your time. If you want killer sushi at a great value visit Konnichiwa on East Blvd instead.

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  13. JoeS

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I came here on Valentine's Day and were genuinely blown away by the food, service, and overall experience. Our waitress was super knowledgeable about the menu items and communicated them clearly with descriptions. Lively vibe and they had an NBA game upstairs where the bar area and smaller tables were but plenty of seating downstairs. Would highly recommend it to anyone looking for great food or a date night.

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  14. klb333

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Valentine’s Day. They gladly seated us early for our reservation. Jordan should win awards for her sunny disposition, willingness to surprise my husband with saki, and her excellent knowledge of dishes. We had scallops, edamame, a salmon roll, and my favorite, wagyu dumplings. All the stars!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 out of 5 stars! The best Japanese restaurant experience I’ve had so far! I ordered blue fin tuna sashimi, crispy pork belly yakitori, some rolls, perfectly cooked gyoza, teriyaki miso glaze chicken, fried rice and all of the desert menu. Ended the night with some in house sake and sweet red wine. Chris P. was our server and made sure our first experience was the best. Highly recommended 😀

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well done- our server was very attentive and recommended great options. Very pleased

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  17. cltguy

    Charlotte

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi in CLT. Every server we have here are the best. We love Baku!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! Delicious food and great service as always

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  19. CalShivers

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of sushi and hot dishes. Also got great service.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent atmosphere and food! Always a great experience!

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  21. LeanneS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my birthday here with a few friends. The drinks and food were great, especially for girls who like to munch and gossip! Server explained processes, timing, and specials which helped make our experience great!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was amazing as usual. We love driving down to have a date night at Baku

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  23. MichaelR

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Simply love visiting our favorite restaurant in South Park. Great food and friendly service makes it almost like home… if home had sushi and sake’. 😉

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great customer service. Great food. Enjoyed, had a great time

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  25. CaitlinM

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Baku is amazing! The food is outstanding. We got a drink at the bar before sitting down, had great service there too. I had the perfect dirty martini. Once we sat down we ordered in waves and were going to order sushi at the end. Our waiter communicated to us that the sushi kitchen was backed up and that it might be delayed. We decided to order anyways, and he communicated to us the whole time about the wait time. Waiter was very communicative, energetic, and helpful. Also, I'm gluten free and they had gluten free soy sauce! Loved that. If you go, get the brussels sprouts! They're to die for.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious and the fish in particular was very fresh

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  27. HollyBrown

    Charlotte

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a really cool place, and every server is SO knowledgeable and goes through lots of training to know the menu inside out. It's a little pricey, which we don't mind for quality food but I have to say the place has a bit of a non-food smell. I don't know if it's the hardwood floors that have had things spilled on them over the years, but I noticed it. It could be from another source, but it was noticeable.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi in Charlotte. Just a great experience.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my family here for dinner and we had an amazing meal that was accompanied by excellent service. 10/10 recommend and will be returning soon.

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  30. Igor

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty food and good service but but could be a little bit chipper.

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  31. KellyB

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Our server Campbell was so sweet and accommodating to my dietary restrictions and delivered a special birthday dessert to my son at the end of dinner… highly recommend!

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  32. NatalieM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had a freat waitress Jordan, loved her recommendations!

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  33. MJBCLT

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is delicious. Unfortunately, we have had two sub par service experiences the last two times we’ve visited. The first time, one dinner special’s price was not disclosed by our waiter, which made it awkward with us and the other couple we were with when we got the check. The second, most recent time, our waitress completely neglected us. We were starving and excited for good sushi, but the order kept getting delayed, even as other guests were served—even though they arrived after us. I waited over 15 minutes for a second beverage that never came. I finally had to complain to the hosts because our waitstaff was nowhere in sight. A manager brought us our check yet did not follow up at all and sent another waiter to get my credit card; it was as if the manager did not want to engage us at all. I finally had to return to the hostesses to fix the incorrect check. Finally, a different manager apologized. In sum, we love the sushi but will not be returning because of two negative service experiences. This is a costly, special-occasion restaurant, and we’d rather go to restaurants where the cost feels worth it. I felt neglected and hungry when I left last night.

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  34. WilliamM

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great, very helpful and informed service, great food, best sushi in town.

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  35. Colleen

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful dining experience, perfect start to finish, definitely a repeat!!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We Love Baku, the Lychee mojito is amazing, wagyu and pork dumplings are delicious, as my entree I had the Tomahawk it was good only thing it was just a little cold for my liking even though I got it mid well but still good will be back for the dumplings and mojito.

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  37. charlesb

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, service and people. Most importantly the food was the excellent...we tried 5 different dishes!

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  38. CourtneyS

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food. Can't believe we waited so long to go. Will definitely return.

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  39. janellesward

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here for a double date and it is the perfect spot of just that! Baku is upscale without feeling stuffy thanks to the more modern vibes and tapas style menu options. We ordered a bunch of items for the table - with lots of variety for every palette - and no one left hungry or unhappy with a single thing that we tried. Even when the place was out of drink options that we wanted, our server was quick to give similar options for us to try. The only real downside of Baku is the parking, or lack there of. There are a couple of spaces out front, but forget about that on the weekend. You get stuck parking behind the building on in a deck nearby. Doubly so on the weekends and holidays since it is across the street from Southpark Mall.

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  40. KristyF

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is fantastic but the service is horrible! Our waiter never entered our order so we sat for 40 minutes before any food came. We had to call the manager over to find out what was going on.

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Baku is rated 4.8 stars by 1661 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

20:30


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Baku

4515 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211

Additional information

  • Area
    SouthPark
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Japanese (Yakitori / Poultry), Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking available
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (704) 817-7173
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private Dining Room offers the chance for you and your guests to relax and enjoy our Izakaya inspired menu. For our guests, we provide our Omakase (Chef's Tasting) menu. This space allows us to accommodate up to 24 guests comfortably. We look forward to booking your next event at Baku.
  • Private party contact
    kyle cameron: (704) 817-7173
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