O-Ku - Atlanta

4.7
1073 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
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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CarmenW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was all really good and I enjoyed it all!! Our waiter was AMAZING

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AlexisSan519
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork belly was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Birthday was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and pretty moderately priced for such high quality sushi. They are also able to accommodate shellfish allergies!

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Sunshine
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Music was too loud! Could not hear our people across round table at all & had to yell for them to hear us.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Great drinks, great view, amazingly fresh sashimi.. but everything else seems like they are trying too hard to be unique. The rolls are horrendous with so many weird ingredients not found in most sushi establishments and trying to make it work. It just doesn’t.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was “chef’s kiss”! Delicious. Great view and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience celebrating a new job.

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LacieB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fresh tasting sushi and drink options. Have been multiple times and have tried all sushi rolls, all have been delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at O-ku, Britany was our waitress she was great, very attentive and gave us great recommendations. Sushi was delicious and cocktails amazing. Definitely will try their other locations hopefully in NC next

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BrookeV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant. Went for a birthday, waiter was very attentive despite covering a lot of tables, and the sushi was fresh and delicious. Would highly recommend for a date night or celebration.

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giiig999
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

service and staff was terrible, everyone working had an attitude and was drunk. the restaurant is not accessible for people with disabilities.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Super disappointed in this restaurant. I kept hearing about O-Ku and finally decided to give it a try, but I wish I hadn’t. First, we were running late to our reservation because traffic was horrible. I called the restaurant to let them know that we were on the way but running late (atl traffic is so unpredictable). The lady tells me “well, we can only hold your reservation for 15-20 mins”, I said ok we are doing our best to get there ASAP. When we arrive, the restaurant looks dead. Hardly anyone there, and the vibe seemed like the restaurant was literally closed. I checked in for our reservation and the hostess says to give her a few minutes to get our table together. We were then approached by what I am assuming is a manager who says because we were late, even though we called, they gave our table away. I asked if they could still seat us, since we called and have a heads up, AND there were several completely empty tables available, and she said no. She sent us to the roof to see if there was any seating available up there. I ended up going back down and asking a different manager who was apologetic and sat us immediately in the dining room.

Once seated, our server was nice. He was pretty responsive and gave lots of recommendations. However, the food itself was pretty awful. I would compare my sushi roll to something you can get at the grocery store. It was lacking freshness and flavor. We also got the rock shrimp tempura which was not tempura *at all*, but more a soggy, saucy shrimp dish. The crispy rice was not crispy at all, either. Instead it was a fluffy, thick, battery ball, and all you could taste was batter. The cocktails were ok.

Overall, I would the restaurant to be overrated. The food was not even close to its competitors - Umi is SO much better, in every way. I’ve even found that some of the smaller, less fancy sushi spots around town have better food and service. The vibe wasn’t impressive and the lady at the front check in was frankly rude.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

We ordered 3 omakase, and it took 1hr and 30 mins to see first 2 course. The foods tasted great, but way we have been treated by chef was brutal.

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AllyC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Don't celebrate your birthday there... food is amazing but the lack of attention and poooooor service will ruin your celebration :(

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food quick service everything’s definitely pricy but well worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - awesome experience. Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love o-ku! Great food and great service.

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vipRobynR
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Appetizers were fantastic!! Our waiter was fabulous. Some of the entrees were a little underwhelming. Upbeat and loud atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing first time experience here. Our server Isabelle was truly the best. Fresh seafood and an excellent time. Ask for Isabelle!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing night! Extremely good food and even better service. Surprised us with a complimentary appetizer for being first timers on our date night.

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CarlL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Yaya) was the best and the food was incredible. Recommendations: Chrysanthemum Water Sake (filtered), Mt Fuji & Black Magic rolls, Salmon Usuzukuri.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was ok. I was looking for a replacement for Eight sushi since it’s closed rn, the rooftop patio was cool but the sushi was nothing to write home about and didn’t seem like the fish was fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and service were wonderful as always. A favorite go-to spot in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service in a well-appointed space with great design, great cocktails and great sushi.

Had a reservation in the dining room but went up to the rooftop to try to grab a seat there. Had appetizers and cocktails at the bar while we waited for a rooftop table to open up. There was a mixup and we ended up shifting back to the dining room, but the staff was amazing at making it right. Chef sent out a delicious two piece off-menu sashimi gratis that was incredible.

Things happen. It’s how you deal with them that matters. And they were on their game.

Now about the sushi. Very well-prepared. Everything. The Follow the Yellow Brick Roll was stunning. The hint of thin lemon peel put it over the top. Try it.

The Crème de la Crème also delivers. Literally melts in your mouth and is worth the price for the experience and flavor.

Cocktails: Had so many. They were all outstanding.

Vibe: Totally on-spot. Buzzing but not overly loud. Just lots of people having great sushi and talking. Which is what it’s all about.

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mercedesm
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The overall experience was great. Our server was very attentive and informative. The drinks were strong and amazing. The sushi however was just mediocre. I’d go back based on the service alone, not the sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambiance. Great food and bar service.

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LisaO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality. Everything we ordered was delicious. Highly recommend.

IM
vipIvanaM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service and food is great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food and amazing drinks! The staff on the roof deck was less than accommodating and the view is over rated, once seated downstairs the service was great and our server was very knowledgeable!

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Skg2
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, so delicious! The staff were all super friendly, and overall the entire experience was perfect. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely amazing!

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vipAaron
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Here for a birthday and it was great.
Food is always amazing so you really can’t go wrong when coming here.

Usually service is good but this time around the service was really slow and felt like we were not getting much focus. But that said I’d still come back and it was probably just a super busy night.

10/10 would recommend coming here. Rooftop is dope too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in Atlanta!

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vipPappi
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. We should have order all at once instead of in stages.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fancy words would describe how great my experience was at o-ku.

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EthanB
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was date night for my lady and I. It was an awesome place for this occasion. The crispy rice appetizer was a great choice as well as the Black Magic box roll. Everything was so wonderful and our waitress was spot on with food and drink suggestions. Thanks so much for a great dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Service was good, nice atmosphere…food and drinks were just ok, need more options on the menu. Seems like every menu item used same ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably my 10th time being there. The sushi is always fresh and the service has always been great! Richard is a fantastic server!

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Cheri
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were phenomenal and the sushi was oh so fresh! The servers were excellent and extremely helpful.

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You can order delivery directly from O-Ku - Atlanta using the Order Online button. O-Ku - Atlanta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 500-2383.

O-Ku - Atlanta is rated 4.7 stars by 1073 OpenTable diners.

O-Ku - Atlanta does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://theindigoroad.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.