Buku

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 27 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Late Night + 7 more
90% of 22 votes say it's Celiac friendly

110 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601 Directions

(919) 834-6963
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    The staff is amazing, the food is amazing! Recommend you try the “bimbimbap” not sure that is the correct spelling but its similar to that.

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    3 rating
    5 months ago

    I had some difficulty here because I was trying to avoid additional food sensitivities. I used the online menu on their website before arriving. The one safe food I had chosen was no longer on the menu. Waitstaff left something to be desired in terms of communication and knowledge about other sensitivities. The yucca bread was yummy and GF, but not DF.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    I have Celiac. We were excited to eat at Buku, because we were told that it was celiac friendly. I ordered my food, the Buku Hot Pot, from the gluten free menu. It came out with a crust on top, but I didn't question it because the waitress knew why I was ordering from the gluten free menu. I got about half way through it, and I was amazed at how wonderful it tasted, and THAT is what suddenly clued me in. I dropped my fork and asked the waitress to please confirm that what I was eating was in fact gluten free. She said, "everything in your dish is gluten free except for the crust on top, which you can remove". I explained that I had already eaten half of it, and that having it even touch my food would cause me to have a reaction. She was VERY apologetic, but at that point nothing could be done. They comped our meals, and I was sick for two days. Touting that a place is celiac safe should mean that the waitstaff are trained to pay close attention, and sadly that's just not the case. I know mistakes happen and that she didn't do it on purpose, but these mistakes cause intestinal damage and sickness.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    This place was amazing with an extensive gf menu. A must go if you are in Raleigh.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I can't say enough great things about this place. The chef has Celiac AND it's my favorite restaurant in the entire Triangle. Gluten free street food from across the globe--gluten free sushi! So, so, so, so good. Tons of gluten free options with separate gluten free food and gluten free cocktail menus. So thankful to have this spot. I'm gonna miss it when I graduate. Very safe and great staff. Absolutely delicious! Try the pad thai or the caterpillar roll!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    SO good! If you go for Sunday brunch, let them know you need GF options and, if he is working, the chef who has Celiac disease will show you what you can safely eat from the buffet. They will also make you fresh food so you don't have to risk cross contamination.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Went here for GF sushi and it did not disappoint. 4 rolls and and entire GF menu, which contains mosy items from the main menu.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    waiter assured me they would be careful and I got cross-contamination. Next few days are going to suck :(

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Amazing! Huge number of gluten free options, staff extremely knowledgable. The gluten free menu is barely smaller than the gluten full menu. Loved everything I ate.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Sushi was incredible. Server was knowledgeable, and their gf selection was huge. Celiac safe!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    They have great food and great service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Best gf menu around. One of the chefs is celiac so they do an awesome job!!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Very safe! I have eaten here 4 times and have never felt sick at all. I'm very sensitive and extremely cautious. The food is delicious, well prepared and the service is excellent. Highly recommend for any gluten free foodie.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Echo all of the previous sentiments. Such an awesome variety of ethnic dishes, and so many of them are/can become gf. Waitstaff are clearly well-trained and will go find the answer if they aren't sure. My entire party loved every bite. Wish I lived closer!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    AWESOME food. I had the brisket which was to die for. They are very knowledgeable about gluten and cross contamination (although our waiter clearly didn't grasp what dairy was lol- luckily the cheese was very easy to take off)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    amazing food and variety

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    They have a specific GF menu and one of their chefs has celiac. They take it seriously and their food is great!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Celiac chef has educated the entire staff and expanded GF menu. Go with confidence for a great meal!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    One of the most knowledgeable restaurants in Raleigh. Tons of GF options, the food is delicious, and most of the GF stuff does not require substitutions. Went with the entire family and it was one of the rare occasions where my needing GF didn't make everyone else have less of a good time.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Excellent menu, staff was knowledgable and careful about gf.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Tons of GF options...And you don't even have to substitute anything! Hands down my new favorite restaurant in Raleigh!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Asian
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Vietnamese
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 12 am
Saturday
11 am - 12 am
Sunday
10 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm

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