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wake forest meets global street food


Located in the heart of Wake Forest, the new bu•ku will delight your senses just like our flagship establishment in downtown Raleigh

The name “bu•ku” comes from an international slang twist on the phrase, “Merci, beaucoup,”  meaning, “Thank you, very much.”

Inspired by the pushcarts of street vendors in cities across the globe, we harvest an array of unique and distinct flavors and present them authentically in a virtual kaleidoscope of plates. The common link being, 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 our Peruvian Hokkaido Diver Scallop Tiradito, Empanadas, and Indian Aloo Chana Chaat can be found on the street corners of Lima, Oaxaca, and Delhi. These are foods that have been shared and developed in their communities for hundreds of years. At bu•ku, we strive to convey the immediate thrill a traveler feels as these foods first cross over the cart and exchange hands into the urban setting.

Our Global Street Food menu is a new type of dining, designed for the type of mix & match tasting and plate-sharing that sparks conversation.  We are a locally owned and operated restaurant that opened to fill a growing niche in the Triangle; a place where people with different backgrounds and nationalities can come to eat something familiar, while at the same time, locals can try something they’ve never had before.

Merci, bu•ku



(919) 435 • 1595



1228 Heritage Links Dr.
Wake Forest, NC 27587



M-Th 4–10pm
F 4–11pm
Sa 11–11pm
Su 10-10pm



-Monday - Thursday - Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm,  All small plates 50% off!

-Monday Night Raw featuring our chef’s inspired sushi roll!

-Wednesday-1/2 priced ALL bottles of wine 

-Thursday - Live music on the patio each month 

-Friday Night Flights- featuring a lineup of 3 different wines from a specific region accross the globe!



Our wine flight for the month of August takes us to napa valley - Don't Miss It! 

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Join Us August 25th For Our Next Wine Lunch!


-featuring a Lineup from Sleight of hand cellars in Walla walla, WA

-3 courses with wine pairings for $25

-Make your reservation Below

Join Us On September 20th For Our Next Wine Dinner!


-featuring a lineup from Vision Cellars in Sonoma, CA!

-5 courses with wine pairings for $75

-owner and wine maker Mac Mcdonald will be joining us

-Make your reservation now


Live Music Thursdays On The Patio!


-featuring Ed stephenson and the paco band

-august 16th from 5pm-8pm

-September 13th from 5pm-8pm




Wake forest location

1228 Heritage Links Dr.
Wake Forest, NC 27587




Let us know!

We hope that you are able to come down, visit with us, and enjoy all that we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Merci, bu•ku

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