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About O-Ku - Atlanta

Inspired by sister restaurant O-Ku in Charleston, O-Ku Atlanta provides a fresh and innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine. The Midtown restaurant offers rare and unique dining options along with traditional sashimi and specialty rolls, sourcing seafood from the finest fish markets in Tokyo and Hawaii alongside local and seasonal ingredients.

1085 Howell Mill Road Suite A3
Atlanta, GA 30318
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 500-2383

Website:
http://www.o-kusushiatl.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Treat yourself to an omakase dinner before heading out to ring in the New Year! Toast to 2018 with complimentary champagne while enjoying a first course of oysters, followed by a signature omakase dinner. Available by reservation only for $150, with wine pairings available for an additional $50.

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O-Ku - Atlanta Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Scenic View (14)
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Romantic (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Fun (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

My friend and I actually arrived at 5 PM. We were not “no-shows.” I called the the restaurant back around 9ish to make certain our time there was noted on open tables. This was my second visit to O-Ku. The location is lovely, the food was great and the staff members are very attentive.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place. Don’t really have anything to say that would be an improvement. All my criteria was met; seated on time, food took a bit but when it arrived it was excellent. Definitely an option for anyone to try.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Met with business associates and had the rare opportunity during a well-worth-it happy hour (4-7 weekdays, IIRC) to have the server bring one of every specialty roll. Being gluttonous Americans we, of course, ate it all. Everything was fresh and beautifully prepared from the tuna tartare starter to the hibiscus tea mocktail. Great setting, full of the beautiful people (i slipped by) of west midtown. Only complaint was the valet was slow upon arrival.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We chose O-Ku for our couples’ date night and we had a great time! It was my first time dining here and I already can’t wait to come back! Amazing food and atmosphere. Our sever, Michelle, was wonderful and so attentive. She was very knowledgeable of the menu and gave fantastic suggestions. The lady manager was warm and welcoming! I truly felt like a guest in someone’s home. The whole staff at O-Ku gets an A+ from me!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was paiiiinnnfully slow. I like to order small plates a couple at a time, but my date and I realized we needed to throw them in all at once or risk never seeing our server again.
On a couple of occasions we had no water and empty cocktails and t didn’t seem to bother either Server at all. Wasn’t a terribly busy night either.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A+ for the terrific gluten-free menu! It is so difficult to find "safe" sushi with a gluten allergy because it is in everything at many establishments (crab, rice, sauces...)... peace of mind was wonderful. The hostesses seemed bothered by us being 20 minutes early to our reservation, even though the restaurant was almost completely empty. They kept encouraging us to sit at the bar or go upstairs (I'm pregnant so I get mildly annoyed by being encouraged to go to the bar). It was so odd. We were seated at a table in the middle of the restaurant, which was fine; I get that they were probably following a rotation, but it wasn't the coziest of seats. Our waiter quickly turned things around. He recommended the hamachi carpaccio as an appetizer, which was delicious. My husband loved the "Marilyn mon roll" and I enjoyed the heat of the Baja California roll, both recommended by our server. I can see noise being a problem on a busier night, but it was fine during our visit. A note about parking - it is free valet, which is great, unless you don't carry cash (like us) - definitely get change if you're driving!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was disappointing. Took over 60 minutes between the appetizers and the main course to arrive. We had a similar experience the first time we were there when they had just opened. At the they they said they were working out the “kinks” gave them the benefit of the doubt. This time, used the same excuse again. I am sorry but if after 2 years you are still working out the kinks I’m taking my business elsewhere.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This restaurant has phenomenal sushi. We enjoy all of our rolls & the ambiance was amazing! Fabulous dining experience overall!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Wasn't completely thrilled with their non raw options but the person I was with really enjoyed it.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

O KU is always a great time. Fresh food and great staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The scallop nigiri was amazing!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Jasmine was the best! She offered great suggestions from beginning to end. It was a Great impromptu date night!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Sensational and authentic Japanese food and drinks with a southerly creativr charm. looking forward to my next visit!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We missed our reservation, but we had another reservation made for two hours later. Luckily, the hosts had us a table ready before then. So, even though it was our fault being late, the restaurant still tried to accommodate us as best as they could. The service was awesome- fast, fun and friendly. The food was even better! Usually I need to dump my sushi in yum-yum sauce, but the sushi was so tasty and fresh I didn't need any sauces really. Would definitely recommend if you want to try out some new, trendy spots in Atlanta.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Spicy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing place and food.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food, quick service, great atmosphere. Score.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great cocktails. Rolls were fantastic.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Was amazed at the service from Jasmine. Her knowledge of the menu and personality was way more than I expected. My new favorite sushi place....I recommend the Black Magic roll

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good food, great service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I had a wonderful experience here at O-Ku. The waiter was extremely attentive and paid close attention to each and every detail. I spent my my evening here celebrating my birthday and everything was definitely superb! I’m definitely satisfied with their service. Thank you for everything, O-Ku staff!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food had a great taste and the presentation was impeccable. The ambience was nice.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Was there for a supposedly nice birthday surprise for my spouse and a few friends. Probably the single worse dinner experience in a really long while. We get the kitchen might be slammed etc but let us know don’t ignore us. Don’t not ask how’s the food after we ate and why would a glass of wine take 15 minutes to arrive? This would have been if the waiter was personable or the bill high for small portions.

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 (London)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We came to the restaurant based on a recommendation we received. We invited friends as a small reunion. The service was ok, but the food was very disappointing. The portions were small and the presentation marginal. The sushi grade salmon nigiri was stringy. On top of all of these things, the meal was expensive. One of our party could eat so little of the food that we actually had to go to Barcelona afterwards for a snack. We won’t return.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Rooftop dining was amazing!! We will be back! Plus the service was amazing!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Beautiful inside. Our server Julian was great. He did a great job of training Jasmine, a new server. The meal was wonderful. The atmosphere was fun since everyone was dressed up for Halloween. I voted for the ninja! My wife received a complimentary dessert for her birthday and we both a received a free shot for Halloween. Great place!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

What can I say about the amazing staff, phenomenal quality of sea food & menu offerings, not to mention the outstanding cocktails (try the Sugar + Spice)!? Every time I go to O-Ku I’m blown away by the service! It’s definitely become my favorite sushi spot in atlanta & boasts on having the best views of atlanta with their rooftop patio.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

After arriving to the restaurant 5 minutes before our reservation, the gentleman at the hostess booth stated that our table was being setup and should be ready shortly. As we walked in, we noticed that there were more than 7 tables that had been setup already and were completely empty. There were no additional reservations waiting at the door.

The service was average. Nothing special.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I've been coming to OkU every other week for about month now and recently celebrated my b-day there this past Sat 10/21.

Unfortunately, I cannot remember the server's name assigned to our table; he was awesome and I wanted to pass that info on.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The full tasting menu is wonderful, as is the service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Amazing, innovative and fresh! Jin and Dominica made the evening even better. They were both incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and guided us with perfect food and beverage pairings.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Our waiter was really great at recommending sushi - he was critical in our food choices.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Server was not well connected. If you enjoy sushi And plan on spending that kind of money just go to Umi. Hamachi sashimi wasn't that fresh. I watched the bartender, after sending back my incorrect drink, just pour more of an ingredient in my original drink. When I said never mind I saw what he did, the server had a laugh and said yeah I saw the same thing. No one was willing to rectify the situation. Not very impressed with this establishment.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Love O-Ku! Jackie and SungMin did us right at the sushi bar!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Food was excellent as always. Kitchen was slow last night but they kept us updated.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food, drinks and service were equally amazing!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Amazing sushi last night! Loved the Aburi style nigiri

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went for a birthday and were really hoping to eat on the rooftop. Unfortunately, the rooftop is very small, with very inconvenient seating. We ended up eating downstairs. The food was excellent, as was the service

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great food with fun ambience. Plenty of cooks, servers and staff.

Tags: Late-night Find, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We were there on the Sunday of Labor Day, which is essentially a Saturday, especially with so much going on in town over the weekend. The restaurant was severely understaffed, which I could see and which our server confirmed at the end of the meal. While there were empty tables (including the one where we ended up being seated), we were still told to wait at the bar upon arriving with our reservation. The bar was backed up since there was only one bartender, which was also the case upstairs.

Once we were seated, service took awhile for both food and drinks (we ordered beer and wine to make things easy and even that took quite some time). Our server was nice but walked past us on more than one occasion when it was obvious that we wanted to order our meal and/or refill our drinks. For the price of the meal, it was a disappointment. I know it's not the staff's fault that there were not enough of them, but I'd hope that they would at least let us know up front that things are slow due to there not being enough of them. It's also poor management to under staff on such a busy night.

I really want to like this place outside of just happy hours specials, but this makes it difficult.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Everything was delicious. Reasonably priced as well.

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