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Buko Restaurant

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327 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91206-3944
+1 818-243-1717
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Wed - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for affordable, family friendly, Asian restaurant near Glendale/Eagle Rock? Look no further than Buko. Smallish in size and slightly too brightly lit, Buko's ambience left a little to be desired. However the food was delightful. Fresh, zesty appetizers; thoughtfully presented entrees; generous portions; served with dignity and grace by attentive but not intrusive wait-staff. It's not "world class" (hence... More 

Thank Alex A
Los Angeles
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I love Buko and many friends have thanked me for introducing me to this neighborhood gem. It's a family run Japanese restaurant. We often sit at the bar since we've gotten to know the family, can see how fresh the fish is, and watch the baseball game. The ramen is delicious as well. They offer interesting rolls like salmon and... More 

Thank Lucy W
Monrovia, California
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182 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

we are once-a-week regulars, and have been for years. It is unbelievable that they can consistently serve such good food for such a low price, perfect service!

Thank Nancy O
Glendale, California
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014

I recently moved to a new neighborhood and I've been searching for a Japanese restaurant that makes me feel at home. Here it is - BUKO in Glendale. Owned by a very friendly chef who brought his personal recipes with him from Japan, he and his delightful son (who is also a chef) make it a family restaurant in the... More 

Thank WhiteLineFever5555
Los Angeles, California, Usa
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I had driven by this little strip mall for years. Never in a thousand years did I think I would find this great Japanese restaurant here in this neighborhood. But hey - why not? The prices are very reasonable and the portions are good. Service is usually awesome, but on occasion they'll forget something especially when it gets crazy busy.... More 

1 Thank USC_Mare
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Went to Buko looking for basic Japanese food: some sushi, tempura, teriyaki, etc. We were not disappointed. The combination platters give you a lot of food at reasonable prices. Very prettily plated. I had the nabeyaki udon, which was good but just a little salty. The restaurant is small and cozy. It appears to be family-run (not sure about that).... More 

Los Angeles, California
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2013

Buko is a fine little Japanese restaurant in East Glendale. They have many of the menu items typical of the Japanese restaurants in the San Fernando Valley (and probably So. Cal. in general). The place is clean and the restrooms were, as well. The food was tasty, fresh and presented nicely. I was told the mussels were excellent. I had... More 

2 Thank srarakawa
Glendale, CA
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Buko recently changed ownership. The former owners were great and the service and food were very good. The new owners have remodeled and added a sushi bar. The service and food continue to be exceptional. It's great to see a first-rate neighborhood restaurant continue to excel.

3 Thank spotter
Glendale, CA, USA
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2010

Buko's is a neighborhood restaurant where you go to eat and find your friends and neighbors are there already. We have eaten at Buko's for at least 25 years...it is always good. It is a traditional Japanese menu that tastes very good. The service is quick and helpful. The owner is always watching over the guests to be sure everyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Sushi, Japanese
Restaurant features
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91206-3944
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: +1 818-243-1717

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