O-Ku - Atlanta

4.7
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$30 and under
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love O-Ku. Definitely my favorite sushi spot in Atlanta. Sucks the rooftop view of Atlanta will soon be obscured by high rise apt buildings. *sad face emoji

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vipJamesG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Terrible terrible service. The food may have been good we just didn't stay long enough to find out. After waiting inordinate time for our table and food, un-welcomed by a very rude hostess, we lay some money on the table and cut our losses.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Experience! I got every weekend. Everyone is friendly from the valet, the the hostess to the Waiter. I would recommend this restaurant for best sushi in Atlanta!

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Yahm
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi of my life! The fresh wasabi is a MUST!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless experience. Everything was amazing. Very fresh fish, reasonably priced, and absolutely delicious. 10/10 would recommend!

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vipLynnA
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday celebration. Very cool place. Good sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food but extremely slow service.

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JulieN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have been to O-Ku several times, and it never disappoints!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Very average experience. Food was OK, but added up quickly. Pay a lot for single pieces. Valet seemed unnecessary on a week night and was very slow.

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vipNatinf
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband’s bday
Great choice!
Our server was the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great first date spot, would recommend the 5 course option. very expensive but very delicious, the chef came to our table talk to us and introduce himself. overall 10/10 would recommend if you’re trying to make a good impression on a first date !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O-Ku is probably my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. The food is almost supernaturally good—and the attentiveness and intuitive style of the service is world class. Jack, our server, really knows his stuff. Warning: you will put away a shocking amount of food... and it will be worth it!

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LaLaCotton
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of sushi was outstanding! Our server was friendly and helpful at guiding us through the menu. Rock Shrimp appetizer was our favorite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I’ve been O-Ku several times and all of the times have been good. However, this last time the service was below par. We got our drinks, but never saw our waiter for another 40 minutes. Don’t know the reason. We saw others having their orders taken and even getting their food even before our order was taken. I don’t care what kind of excuse it is, that’s totally unacceptable. Makes me think twice about going back. The only thing that make me want to go back is the food. I would say it’s one of the better place in Atlanta to get good sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! We love eating here!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I’ve ever had. Always super fresh and the customer service is top notch as well. I couldn’t recommend this place more!

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emmak
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We splurged for the Omakase (which is $100 per person) and it was amazing! Our server thoughtfully asked us if there was anything we didn't like, so he could tell the chef and they were able to substitute or switch plates if needed. One of the plates of sashimi had salmon with truffle oil (!)– a combo I had never even dreamt was possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! Service was amazing & sushi was very fresh.

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KeriA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Food is fabulous. Service is wonderful. Always accommodating to my kids & I.

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AbbeyC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will absolutely be back... The atmosphere was lovely and a perfect setting for a chill girl's night out.

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vipLaurenW
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Ok used to be one of my FAVORITE sushi places that I would compare even to Umi. After this last experience, I believe the service and quality of food has gone downhill. I've had better sushi at takeout sushi places. My rolls fish even tasted like it had been previously frozen. We also ordered the "balling" pice, which is $16 a piece and they had no truffle on it. Our waiter for got our drinks, but did give them on the house since we were almost finished with dinner when they arrived. I'm not sure I will come back to Oku.

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vipSaraS
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Was expecting an amazing dining experience. We ordered the chefs choice. The food was unremarkable and the sauces were the same for almost every course. The sushi was okay and the appetizers were not that delicious.
We sorely disappointed and will not return. Our waitress was lovely but she could not make up for the food.

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Shnelly
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I’m not an avid sushi fan, so I’m not the best judge of sushi. However, I was less than impressed with the food here. I didn’t like the house salad (the ginger was way too strong IMO) or the sushi rolls (one tasted like they had used Rice Krispies in it). Bright spot...the drinks were delicious. The service was kind but SO SLOW. Our waiter looked either very confused or very frustrated. It took close to three hours to eat here and we waited about 30 minutes after the food was gone to check out. We went to Umi two years ago. I’m more likely to visit it again. This wasn’t worth the effort.

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BrittneyN
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Rolls are small and they ran out of miso soup. That’s was disappointing. I honestly expected the food to taste better. The ambiance was better than my food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi. Probably best I’ve had in Atlanta. Pricey though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect and the service was outstanding! The food was amazing and the experience over all was Seamless.

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vipBrian
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always thoroughly love my dining experience here! The host down quickly and politely and my usual server Wilson came by to get my experience started. He let me know he was going home but assured me my server Jack would take great care of me.
They remembered my order from before and already prepared the food and cocktail which I thought was so considerate of them!
I love dining here. Every time I am always treated so well and leave super happy. Thank you to Jack, Wilson, and Minjee for such a great night!

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LaurenS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu, new chef. Great service, excellent food and drinks. Really enjoyable! I was notified about specials as well, which i'm excited to come back and try

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vipBigeater
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always love O-Ku its consistently good.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
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.

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vipjoye
Atlanta
20 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.

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KatherineM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and wonderful food!

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vipkaab00m
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MichaelE
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.

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vipJadaG
Atlanta
4 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.

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MARKT
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

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was good, decently priced, waitress was very knowledgeable

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vipeelizabethf
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!

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vipChristiansmom
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance. Will definitely return.