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110 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1806
+1 919-834-6963
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (43 reviews)
“lumpia” (20 reviews)
“hot pot” (18 reviews)
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International, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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110 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1806
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Reviewed yesterday

BuKu has a great drink and dining menu. Whether you go for Tapas or the larger plates, you won't be disappointed. The ambiance is very nice, higher end, and the staff is wonderful.

Thank MBFNCNative
Reviewed yesterday

My boyfriend had been trying to get me to eat here for a couple of years. OMG hate I waited so long. the New York Strip is wonderful and the Sushi is nothing less than great.

Thank Janie M
Reviewed 4 days ago

The best thing I can say about this restaurant is that they do have vegan options and the drinks were good. Other than that, wholly unremarkable until they brought the check. Definitely over priced. Lunch was over $100 with drinks. The quality of the meals...More

Thank Feather1454
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here with a party of 8. The restaurant is spacious and upscale. The menu is very interesting with a variety of "street food" from around the world. Everything we ate was delicious. There were no bad choices. We had Filipino deviled eggs,...More

Thank E2709NUmichaell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before the restaurant moved downtown, we went 2 out of 4 weekends and loved every bite. Since the move, years ago we go at least 3 times a year. The menu is good and crab flautas and rolls are great. The steak was not good....More

Thank Doubledeacon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Ramen Bowl ever. Tapas to bowls to dinners. Fun fresh cocktails. Mint had lavender and rosemary. Dining outside very nice.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here thanks to the recommendation of a friend who hasn't made a bad call yet. BuKu was every pinch as good as promised. The ramen I ordered was served in a bowl big enough to swim in, and it wasn't just for show either....More

Thank JD S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...are going to hate. This place is awesome: Chef, servers, managers, top to bottom, awesome. Complimentary Valet, beautiful space, water wall behind a well-stocked bar, private dining spaces and a gorgeous wine cellar.

Thank Changolish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I go to Buku maybe once a month for the last year. Unfortunately we don't live close. It never ceases to disappoint in the quality and variety of the food. We've had such things as - Crab Flautas - PEI mussels -...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Food!!! Great Place for Brunch!!! Good vibes from moment you walk in until you leave! Can't wait to try dinner!!!

Thank Skyhighflygirl
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Corinne K
what is the cork fee if you bring in your own bottle of wine?
24 February 2017|
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Response from kamala m | Reviewed this property |
sorry, didn't bring our own wine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1806
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-834-6963
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Located at the corner of Wilmington and Davie Streets in the heart of downtown Raleigh, bu•ku is a local restaurant that tells a global story. The name "bu•ku" itself is an international slang twist on the phrase, "Merci, beaucoup" meaning, "Thank you very much." Inspired by the pushcarts of street vendors across the globe, our chefs harvest an array of unique and distinct flavors and present them authentically, in a virtual kaleidoscope of plates. The common link: these are foods that people love. Working within different regional traditions, our menu brings together complex and flavorful dishes that have been honed over generations. Foods like Polish pierogis, Colombian arepas, and Thai barbecue prawns served in a banana leaf with green papaya salad can be found on the street corners of Warsaw, Bogota, and Bangkok. We strive to convey the immediate thrill a traveler feels eating foods like these as they first cross over the cart and exchange hands into the urban setting.