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Boku- Columbia, Columbia, SC

Boku- Columbia

4.5
4.5
5 reviews
$30 and under
Asian

At Boku Kitchen and Saloon, you can be sure you are receiving only the highest-quality meals with the freshest ingredients possible. We pride ourselves on not serving our customer's pre-made food. We make everything from scratch, including our noodles, salads, crab rangoon, calamari, soups, cocktails, and more! All our food is made-to-order. You won’t be able to find quality like this elsewhere!

We want to make your time at our restaurant as enjoyable as possible. Therefore, at Boku Kitchen and Saloon, you can trust that we will provide you with a made-from-scratch meal paired with the best cocktails, sake, wine, and craft beer you will find in Columbia, SC.

Our team is excited to serve you, your family, and your friends' delicious meals and beverages. See you soon!

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (803) 708-8577

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Menu

Small Plates

  • Pork PotstickersUS$9.00

    Pork stuffed dumplings with a side of chili honey sauce. Your choice of pan seared or fried. Suggested Pairing: Shichi Hon Yari Junmai / Riesling, Ravenna by Owen Roe, Walla Walla

    • Tempura Baby CornUS$10.00

      Sake tempura battered baby corn with a side of sweet Gochujang sauce. Suggested Pairing: Shichi Hon Yari Junmai / Sparkling Chenin Blanc / Viognier, Pine Ridge, California

      • Crab RangoonUS$10.00

        Creamy crab stuffed wontons with a side of sweet Thai chili sauce. Suggested Pairing: Yuri Masamune / Prosecco Rose, Torresella, Veneto

        • EdamameUS$7.00

          Steamed edamame pods tossed in our homemade ponzu and topped with sesame seeds. Suggested Pairing: Yuki No Bosha Junmai Ginjo / Cava, Poema, Spain

          • Hong Kong RibsUS$14.00

            Slow cooked braised ribs dressed with a five spice Chinese BBQ sauce. Suggested Pairing: Fuku Chitose Yamahai Junmai Ginjo / Grenache, Qupe, Santa Barbara

            • Char Siupork BaobunsUS$9.00

              Two steamed buns filled with char Siu pork loin, topped with picked red cabbage, cucumbers, and scallions. Suggested Pairing: Fuku Chitose Yamahai Junmai Ginjo / Gamay, Jadot Combe Aux Jacques; France

              • Tempura Green BeansUS$11.00

                Sake tempura fried green beans with a side of Japanese aioli. Suggested Pairing: Joto Nigori / Sparkling Albarino, Infinite Monkey Theorem, Colorado

                • Szechuan Green BeansUS$10.00

                  Wok fired green beans tossed with ginger, garlic and mildly spicy soy sauce. Suggested Pairing: Joto Nigori / Sparkling Albarino, Infinite Monkey Theorem, Colorado

                  • Vietnamese RollsUS$10.00

                    Spring rolls stuffed with poached shrimp, ginger scallion mushrooms, spinach, cucumbers, and soy-soaked noodles. Served with a side of nuoc cham and a spicy peanut sauce. Suggested Pairing: Fuku Chitose Yamahai Junmai Ginjo / Chen Blanc, Simonsig, South Africa

                    • CalamariUS$11.00

                      Salt and pepper calamari topped with wok fired ginger and chili pods, garnished with scallions and served with a side of mango aioli. Suggested Pairing: Shichi Hon Yari Junmai / Gurer-Veltliner, Groner, Austria

                      • BrusselsUS$12.00

                        Wok fired Brussel sprouts tossed with tangy Gochujang chili sauce and topped with pickled red onions and peanuts

                        Salads + Soups

                        • Thai Cucumber & Tomato SaladUS$5.00

                          Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onion and Thai basil marinated in a rice wine vinaigrette. Suggested Pairing: Fuku Chitose Yamahai Junmai Ginjo / Sauvigon Blanc, Concha y Toro Gran Reserva, Chile

                          • Ahi Tuna Poke Chop Greens*US$13.00

                            Soy garlic marinated raw tuna, red peppers, carrots, edamame, avocado, and fried wonton strips. Cabbage blend tossed with sesame vinaigrette. Suggested Pairing: Maboroshi Junmai Ginjo / Albarino, Klinker Brick, Lodi

                            • Asian Chicken SaladUS$12.00

                              Cabbage blend, pickled red onion, red pepper, cucumbers, and chicken dressed with a sesame vinaigrette. Suggested Pairing: Yuki No Bosha Junmai Ginjo / Soave Classico, Pieropan, Venteno

                              • Hot & Sour SoupUS$7.00

                                A spicy tangy and savory broth with tofu, bamboo shoots and fungus strips

                                • Wonton SoupUS$7.00

                                  Seasoned chicken broth with water chestnuts, shitake mushrooms and pork wontons

                                  Noodles

                                  • Garlic NoodlesUS$11.00

                                    Tossed in a homemade white vinegar sauce topped with bean sprouts and cucumbers. Suggested Pairing: Joto Nigori / Riesling Ravenna By Owen Roe, Walla Walla

                                    • Spicy NoodlesUS$13.00

                                      Ground pork tossed in a spicy dark soy sauce topped with cucumbers and bean sprouts. Suggested Pairing: Yuki No Bosha Junmai Ginjo / Sparkling Chenin Blanc / Viognier, Pine Ridge, California

                                      • Char Siu Pork NoodlesUS$15.00

                                        Char Siu pork loins, sesame, nori, poached egg, crispy chili scallions and cilantro. Suggested Pairing: Yuri Masamune / Malbec Toso, Mendoza

                                        • Vegetarian NoodlesUS$12.00

                                          Mushrooms, Bok choy, kimchi and bean sprouts. Suggested Pairing: Shichi Hon Yari Junmai / Chardonnay, St. Francis Sonoma

                                          • Pho NoodlesUS$14.00

                                            Sweet and spicy chicken broth served with sliced beef, bean sprouts, Thai basil, and jalapenos on the side. Suggested Pairing: Joto Nigori / Riesling, Ravenna By Owen Roe, Walla Walla

                                            Entrees

                                            • Honey ChickenUS$24.00

                                              Wok fired ½ chicken tossed in a homemade honey sauce topped with sauteed bell peppers and green onions. Suggested Pairing: Joto Junmai / Cannonau Cantina Mesa Sardegna

                                              • General Bob's S&S ChickenUS$14.00

                                                Wok fired chicken breast, peppers and onions tossed in a homemade sweet and sour sauce. Suggested Pairing: Shichi Hon Yari Junmai / Soave Classico, Pieropan Veneto

                                                • Pow ShrimpUS$18.00

                                                  Wok fired tail on shrimp tossed with a ginger scallion oil and chili pods. Suggested Pairing: Fuku Chitose Yamahai Junmai Ginjo / Pinot Noir, Martin Ray, Russian River

                                                  • Kimchi Fried RiceUS$13.00

                                                    Boku's kimchi wok fired with your choice of white or brown rice. Suggested Pairing: Fuku Chitose Yamahai Junmai Ginjo / Chenin Blanc, Simomsig, South Africa. Add tofu for no charge

                                                    Sides

                                                    • EggUS$2.00

                                                      • White / Brown / Fried RiceUS$4.00

                                                        • Plain NoodlesUS$4.00

                                                          • Garlic NoodlesUS$6.00

                                                            Desserts

                                                            • Toasted Pineapple Ice CreamUS$9.00

                                                              Mixed with sweet sticky rice, topped with peanuts and a side of Sake macerated berries. Suggested Pairing: Joto Umeshu / Sparkling Chenin Blanc / Viognier, Pine Ridge, California

                                                              • Yuzu Peach CobblerUS$9.00

                                                                Wok fired peaches topped with a honey granola crunch and our toasted pineapple ice cream. Suggested Pairing: Joto Umeshu / Sparkling Albarino, Infinite Monkey, Theorem, Colorado

                                                                Last updated: 7 May 2022

                                                                What people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                4.5
                                                                4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                                • 4.5Food
                                                                • 4.6Service
                                                                • 4.6Ambience
                                                                • 4.7Value

                                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                                  RFain

                                                                  Charleston

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great food and great drinks! I would recommend for a date night or special occasion.

                                                                2. AR

                                                                  AngieR

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Garlic noodles & spicy noodles were delicious! First time having bao bun and soooo good!

                                                                3. MA

                                                                  MissA

                                                                  Charleston

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  I absolutely loved Boku. Now, I will have to be honest and say that they were out of quite a bit of dishes and it was our first time there BUT the server was absolutely amazing. I hate she’s leaving but it’s to pursue her career so kudos to her. We are definitely coming back to dine there again. The drinks were delicious! The food was delicious. The ambiance was really nice. Such a great vibe. Boku is definitely a fave in my book.

                                                                4. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                  overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                  Cool ambience, but the food was lackluster. We ordered several appetizers and the General Bobs chicken with garlic noodles. The appetizers were fine, but not great. The General Bobs chicken had a strange tomato/ketchup taste and was lukewarm when delivered. The menu and ambiance are great, I just wish the food tasted better.

                                                                5. t

                                                                  tweety

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                  Great atmosphere. Cool...but small cocktails. Food was very good . Excellent value for the quality of food. Only issue was that a noodle dish we ordered, the Char Siu pork Noodles. was enjoyable but misleading. It's a soup dish which would be perfect if it wasn't 85⁰

                                                                FAQs

                                                                Boku- Columbia is rated 4.5 stars by 5 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                Booked 3 times today
                                                                Google Map for Boku- Columbia

                                                                916 Gervais St Columbia, SC 29201-3128

                                                                Additional information

                                                                • Area

                                                                  Columbia

                                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                                  Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                  Asian

                                                                • Dining style

                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                • Dress Code

                                                                  Business Casual

                                                                • Parking Details

                                                                  None

                                                                • Phone number

                                                                  (803) 708-8577

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