O-Ku - Atlanta

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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
4.7
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4.6
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4.7
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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! We love eating here!!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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!

e
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AC
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.

LW
Birmingham
5 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.

SS
Atlanta
17 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.

S
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.

BN
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.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

B
Atlanta
9 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!

LS
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

B
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always love O-Ku its consistently good.

J
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.

OT
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.

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
2 reviews
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
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.

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
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love O-Ku. Always a great experience.

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.