O-Ku - Atlanta

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$30 and under
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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.
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J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The appetizers were had were fantastic, but that wasn't the reason we went. The sushi was average at best. Our first order arrived quick! After we finished that we ordered two more rolls but waited 48 minutes before they arrived out. No one came to the table to say anything for 35 minutes. Once we caught the waiters attention he told us that because of happy hour, they were running behind in the kitchen. We didn't complain. They provided us a free appetizer, which was really nice and unexpected. Service overall seemed inconsistent. When we arrived it was empty and we were only there with two other people. It did pick up but the person I came with was a frequent visitor and was upset they didn't give us fruit with our water or fold her napkin when she was gone. Per her, we were really getting a sub-par experience. It was a gift certificate from her to me, so she was disappointed that her referral was falling flat.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The setting is nice and dark -we were looking for this-. The food was good and delish once it actually came out. This is my only complain, the dishes would come at random and sometimes after a long while. It took so long at times that we kept ordering more food thinking we didn’t as we were very hungry. At the end, we ordered so much they even missed some of the items, yet they try to charge us for them. The drinks were very good, no hot sake though.

j
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had hesitation about going back because our first experience was not good. The restaurant itself was good but the valet was downright rude and soured the whole experience. But this time was a great experience. The food was good. Our waiter was excellent. All in all a good night.

KM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and wonderful food!

k
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new sushi go-to place. Quality is excellent.

ME
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food presentation was fantastic and the sashimi spot on. The Chilean Uni was amazing! But the Lobster hand roll became one of my new favorites.

JG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and we played roulette with the menu and allowed the server to pick our courses. Creme de la creme is a must.

MA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, vibe, and food. Will definitely come back when they offer Half price rolls on Mondays

OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was good, decently priced, waitress was very knowledgeable

e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quality Asian food with a great wine list. The tuna appetizer was amazing. Modern and fun scene!

C
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance. Will definitely return.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was a little slow because they were packed but aside from that everything was awesome !!!!! Their manager was very friendly and welcoming !!!!!!

NN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We’ve been here a few times and it’s been getting worse and worse as they increase in size as a company. Salmon appetizer was pretty good, but very small portion for the cost. The Urchin had turned. It was bad, we decided to stop eating that for safety. The rolls were ok, but some neglect in details as we had shells scattered through some of them. Our waitress seemed annoyed with us. Cocktails were perfectly fine. Ambiance is always great there. Unfortunately, I can no longer recommend this place or visit again. That’s how becoming a chain works I guess.

CE
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi was the best I have tastes and the shrimp appetizer was delicious

B
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love to come eat at OKU!!!
Every time I come to dine, I feel so welcome and excited to dine.
Of course, I miss my favorite server Wilson - but Wilson 2.0 was wonderful when we dined with him.

WS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and world class sushi! Cant wait to return!

T
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a date to O-Ku with my wife and we both had an absolutely wonderful time. The service was outstanding and the food was incredible. We plan on returning and bringing our friends too.

CR
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service. One of my favorite spots in town for sushi and definitely one of the best happy hours!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We had a dinner date of
Three couples and were excited about the experience. However, the service was terrrrible! Everyone’s order did not come out together and the food was just okay.

SD
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food, great service. Thank you O-Ku and especially Victoria!

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great relaxing time on Sunday afternoon. The Hamachi Carpaccio was incredible as was the nigiri selection we had. Great finishing on the fish. Presentation was above standard.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great cocktails with very good food overall.

TD
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Server made wonderful recommendations. Chef's choice was perfect and generous. Sake menu was varied, and it was fun to try new sakes. Dessert was outstanding! Kudos to the pastry chef!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was 1st class and the food was great. My husband and I have been to the restaurant a couple of times, so we thought this would be a great experience for our nine guest and is was a wonderful! You now have nine more people that will go back to the restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and server had very good expertise!!

p
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and specialty drinks!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, staff were all great!

LP
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service. They go out of their way to be accommodating. Really great customer service the entire evening. I noted a food allergy in my reservation, and when we got there they provided us with a special menu and offered to walk us through any items on the menu that could be modified for the allergy. All of the food and drinks were very good. Can't wait to go back!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great service. Delicious food

SG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

So yummy! Jack was a great server and let me change my order after I realized it was SO spicey!!

F
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, 2nd visit won’t be my last for sure. Loved the yellowtail carpaccio & the salmon appetizer. I will say I ddI not enjoy their rolls, I prefer the sashimi & nigiri whether is raw or aburi (seared) it is melt in your mouth phenomenal!!! The salmon belly, tuna belly, scallop, wagu ....no matter what you choose you will not be disappointed!!!!
I feel like no other sushi restaurant compares!

l
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

O-Ku happy hour continues to impress. The drinks are unique and the half-price rolls are a great deal. The dumpling special app was delicious and the matcha chocolate dessert is good but the portion is small for a hefty price. Servers are knowledgeable and recommendations were spot on. Lemon, lime, and cukes for the water is a nice touch. Wait time once order is placed can be a while. Looking forward to another visit and exploring more of the menu!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re gluten free - this is the sushi experience you want! They have gf soy sauce and know their ingredients well. Absolutely amazing and delicious! The half price sushi on Monday was so fun - we ordered everything on the menu and had a great time.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Cool environment, good drinks, mediocre sushi

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was mediocre at best

C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner for our 21 year old. The food is always amazing and the service was exceptional. Our waiter took great care even bringing his favorite for us to try free if charge. He was very polite and helpful through out our entire experience

BE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The music is deafening (bordering on ridiculous) in this place and for the price point I expected the ambiance to be a little more refined. Our server or the kitchen lost our order. To be fair, our server was over-taxed with too many tables. Not his fault. There was nearly an hour gap between app and main order.

But the sushi was UNBELIEVABLE!!!! Otherwise I would not come back. But the fish was so good that I can’t wait to come back.

J
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoy O-Ku and their happy hour. It takes some time because they are making a lot of rolls. Last night was the first night I felt like they were “skimping” on fresh fish on sushi rolls. Some of mine were missing ingredients all together. I still will continue to visit. It’s very loud so don’t plan on having any quiet conversations here. Service is always great.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome first experience! The drinks and sushi were bomb!

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and customer service from Jack and Jamaal was exceptional!