Focused on incorporating authentically Japanese flavors into the fare, O-Ku’s menu is comprised of signature contemporary Japanese entrées and traditional sushi of the season and reflects the uniquely designed space. Guests will enjoy chef specialties including salmon misoyaki, harumaki and spicy teriyaki pork belly. The beverage program at O-Ku is a sophisticated blend of specialty cocktails, premium sake, bubbles, red and white wines and unique beer selections.
Tables were fairly close together. You overhear other conversations. Our particular server didn’t visit very much. However our sushi was good.
Surf and turf roll!
Appetizers took forever to come and then the entrees arrived on top of them. Very bad timing.
Pretentious ambiance for no reason.
The staff are fake nice and it’s so obvious.
Not all that it’s cracked up to be....
Service and food was outstanding!! Definitely get the potato roll, it’s life changing!
I have been coming here for years. The happy hour deal just can't be beat for a downtown Charleston area restaurant with this level of food. Everything from the appetizers to the cocktails to the sushi is just amazing. I bring everyone that I can there to enjoy it (and to give me a reason to go myself)!!!
Girls dinner out. Shared dumpling dim sum & Yellowtail carpaccio appetizers. Enjoyed Rainbow roll, Firecracker roll, and Coconut curry. Everything was wonderfully fresh and flavorful. Best curry we have ever had. Atmosphere was sophisticated yet comfortable with beautiful furnishings and soft lighting. We each enjoyed a glass of wine with our meal and considered the entire tab to be well priced for the quality of food & service. Would highly recommend O-Ku. Reservations strongly suggested.
Always a great experience! Superb Happy Hour menu!
We wanted to check out their happy hour and it did not disappoint! Would definitely try happy hour for anyone wanting to try the restaurant!
Everyone was kind and helpful. We enjoyed our hightop table and really had a nice time.
We had a wonderful time, catching up with an old friend. The food was exceptional and the happy hour prices were a nice bonus!
O-Ku is always a reliable and enjoyable experience. Our rolls were great as always. Service wasn’t as stellar as usual, but everyone has a bad night. It will continue to be a definite stopping spot.
Wonderful meal. Our waitress, Dallas, was great! We will definitely return. Blackberry dessert was delicious!
O-Ku is always a good solid go-to sushi place for a delicious dinner. Never disappoints, food and cocktails are great and service is typically top notch as well.
The server was not friendly at all.
Great food, service, and atmosphere! Would recommend to friends and family
Delicious sushi that is well worth the price. Some of the wait staff could be friendlier but this is the unfortunate byproduct of college student servers.
Consistently one of the best dining experiences in Charleston!
The manager and our server were so kind and accommodating ! Everyone made sure we enjoyed ourselves . The food was excellent as well as the dessert! Definitely would return when we visit Charleston.
Such great sushi. The Butterfly Effect was a very tasty and fun drink. I LOVED the picked Wasabi stem. Had two orders and then took some home. Staff was fabulous.
Hi the food was good but the place is very noisy. Interaction with the server was difficult along with having a conversation with people at your own table.
Our server was fantastic! I have Celiac and she made sure I was taken care of. She knew which items were gluten-free and brought me gluten-free soy sauce, and the kitchen was very willing to work with me and prepare a dish in a different way so that it would be gluten-free. I was delighted at how natural the server was in handling my questions and requests, and the food was all delicious. Highly recommend.
Best sushi on the east coast.
I was disappointed. Thought food was below average. Really, sushi from Publix was better.
This place is a staple for my visits to Charleston. I love the food, staff and entertainment. Keep Seth G on a residency and I’ll keep coming back! 2nd Thursdays Rock!
We LOVED this restaurant. The food was phenomenal and the prices very reasonable. The service was great as well. The one thing was that it was really loud in there. Some people really enjoy the energy of that but the noise level is not for everyone.
Restaurant wasn’t busy on Monday more than 1/2 of the tables were empty upon arriving before our reservation time
Had called said no ressie avail for an earlier time frame, same result on Open Table. Asked about walk-in and was told we could sit at the bar which was for walk-ins. Really!?!?!?!
Why turn away ppl who want to dine at your restaurant with this type of deferrals
Overall food was good, small portions though which made the pricing expensive for what you got.
We enjoyed a lot of yummy sushi for a great price. The happy hour special is great! Our waitress was good. We will definitely go back.
We had visited O-Ku twice before, all the way form Ky so on our third trip it was essential to make reservations and spend an evening at O-Ku. They did not disappoint. Hostess, servers and manager all took great care of us. Food was amazing. We even sampled all the desserts. A trip to Charleston always means an evening at O-ku for us.
The service was top notch. The items we ordered all great, however some the appetizers/starters were better than the Sashimi entree.
Never been and loved it! Pricey but excellent!
Great happy hour menu. Fun and friendly staff. Great value
My favorite restaurant! I love get everything but if you’re going here you must try the lobster and mushroom truffle butter toban yaki. The King salmon usuzukari is also spectacular. Love Oku and can’t wait to go back again soon
Making a recommendation is tough. The food is delicious, however the portion with the price doesn’t match. I think it may be nice to go otp nce, but I can’t really say that I would ever go back.
Jane was absolutely amazing and we fully plan on coming back to OKU as soon as possible.
We had such an amazing night! There were so many options for me, the pregnant lady who isn't allowed sushi, and my husband who has been craving sushi more with each passing week. We are so grateful to Mika and the amazing staff for taking such good care of us every visit. O-Ku's greatness has ruined all other sushi for us!
Great service. Loved the restaurants dark funky vibe and fun atmosphere. No wait for a table.
Great food and service
Food was so delish that we went back for dinner a couple days later!
Everything was delicious and beautifully presented!