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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OT
Atlanta
7 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
11 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
17 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
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and amazing service. Highly recommend!

j
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was very good except the Valet service. The valet was rude and dismissive - to put it mildly. He kept us waiting when we dropped off or car (he was having a conversation with the other valets) and then when it was time to pick up our car the same thing happened. It got to the point when I said to him "I can see my car, can you please give me the keys and I will get it myself?" he looked me up and down and said "I'm not taking care of you so it must be one of the other guys". His name is Quincy - sad sad sad. He was busy joking around with another costumer and taking pics on his phone. The food and service at O-Ku were great.

a
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Experience.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the rooftop patio. It’s one of the best places to have a date in Atlanta. Service and food was exceptional!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Made a reservation and that was fine. Compared to 2 years ago when we went for my husband's birthday the service was atrocious and the sushi was mediocre at best. What a disappointment. I was so looking forward to going. Wont be going back!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The atmosphere, sushi, and beverages were great as always. The service wasn't as good. Our server was difficult to find and rarely came to check on us. And he would never leave a menu on the table for us to order more drinks and food. Each time we had to ask for one menu and each time he would take it away.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was in town for a tradeshow and needed a dinner place. This place was amazing. The service was great, the dishes were absolutely amazing and the waiter allowed us to taste sake to find the right bottle. Everyone loved the dishes and kept on talking about it.

k
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great, but ambiance was a little darker than expected for a restaurant where we sat (in corner by windows). I'm young but it was tough to read the menu given the lack of light. Overall great experience and would recommend!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Love this place.....yellow tail wasn’t right this visit.

EA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O-Ku happy hour is amazing!! I love this place so much and Monday and Wednesday from 5-7 is the best time to go. It can be slow getting food but it is well worth the wait!! Best sushi in town. And amazing service and drinks. The Sweet and Spicy drink is my fave!!

VY
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our experience overall was very disappointing and makes me think that O-ku has become overrated. While the truffle salmon appetizer was delicious, our waitress recommended the Otoro Spoons as one of the best things on the entire menu. When we got them, we of course had high expectations, but they were SO fishy you couldn't taste anything else. I've had Toro before and that is not how it should have tasted. Our waitress didn't ask us how they were - I think she knew we didn't like them, but that just about ruined the meal for us, especially being the most expensive thing we ordered. Our rainbow roll was good, but not any better than your standard rainbow roll. We came out spending $100 still hungry, and just disappointed. We definitely will not be returning anytime soon.

HG
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love O-Ku and the wait staff. Linda is absolutely amazing, kind, professional, and always makes me feel welcome and very special. Whether you eat on the rooftop or inside, the ambiance is always fabulous. I brought a friend who had never been and the only thing he liked better than the beautiful evening Atlanta skyline was the Frose'. I can't recommend this place highly enough. Never disappointed

n
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the same waiter we had exactly 2 years before when we went for my birthday. He made wonderful suggestions and everything was delicious! We had a slight delay with our dinner being ready so they provided an appetizer on the house to tide us over. Absolutely phenomenal experience all around.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Fish was fresh yet possessed less than the wow factor for me. Drinks were less creative and tasty than I have experienced at other venues. Service was delightful and friendly.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We ordered the dragon and black widow rolls in addition to the chef's selection of hamachi. The fish was thin enough you could see thru it......very disappointing! We came in specifcally for the black cod and glass noodles and they didn't have any.....btw, we arrived at 5:30pm....no excuse.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food made me sick and sushi was too warm. Big delay in bringing food. Sushi was falling apart. Otoro was chewy

m
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat at the rooftop, which was nice. First come first serve. We had drinks and some sushi as well as an appetizer. It was good but not the best in Atlanta. We have eaten at the Charleston location and it was great. Great spot for date night, or girls night!

C
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, excellent service and exceptional food. Second time visit after getting my wife to try real sushi 🍣 vs just rolls. Our server (Jack) provided excellent recommendations and our server from our first visit recognized us and cane by our table. This exceptional service and quality food will have us back again and again.

G
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and excellent staff. It was just freezing. I know you probably have to keep it cold bc of the sushi but I was painfully cold even w a jacket on. It was actually distracting from the food. Everything else was great!

H
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food and vibrant atmosphere! Service was good but slow. Overall, wonderful experience!

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