O-Ku

4.6
2026 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
O-Ku celebrates authentic Asian cuisine with a southern approach with a menu that focuses on unique ingredients and sophisticated presentations. From petite plates to sushi specialties, O-Ku showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets and producers in areas such as Norway, Scotland, Hawaii and New Zealand, as well as local sustainable sources.

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. The beverage program at O-Ku is a sophisticated blend of specialty cocktails, premium sake, bubbles, red and white wines and unique beer selections.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2026 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHammer
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well presented and prepared sushi plates with the normal standard items. No surprises, just good fresh sushi. A little pricey as is everywhere these days.

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Worldtraveler
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!
Highly recommended!
Especially if you’re from out of state

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vipMichaelA
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and place. Food is wonderful, the gm and waitress was the bomb!!

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vipJennifer
Louisville
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate here our first night of vacation on a recommendation. Everything we had was so flavorful and fresh. We voted it our favorite meal of the trip....and we had a LOT of meals in restaurants. Even the basic miso soup and ginger salad that you can get anywhere were elevated somehow. We will go back the next time we are in Charleston.

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CarolM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have dined there before and have always had good meals. The best sushi and sake in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was ok (definitely not great but better than meh). It took way toooo long to arrive.

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MaryGraceandFrancis
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and our server was so sweet and helpful! They made my birthday feel so special. We will absolutely be back!!

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NTNS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience for my daughter's first omakase- our waitress was excellent! The sushi was absolutely divine (and this is to say we're from NY and our standards for sushi are quite high.) Thank you!

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greatdate
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was unique and very fresh. The cocktails were outstanding and the service was spot on. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very nice place, ambience and food

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gracey
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and so was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the happy hour deals!

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staceyb
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and enjoyed the atmosphere! My daughter and I had a wonderful birthday dinner!

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Foody
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour was very enjoyable! The food was great as usual and the waiter Sam did an outstanding job. Even got to talk to Kimble, who happen to be at the Washington, DC location. For who didn’t know OKU has a DC location!

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vipDanP
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was sooooo cute! The service was on point and the GM was attentive!! Highly recommended!!!!

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! Came for my boyfriend’s birthday celebration and they brought us an amazing appetizer for his birthday. The service was amazing and was very quick. Such a great place to eat! We will be coming back for sure!

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vipLouieR
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly atmosphere and Great Service

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic astic

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anderfel
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at O-Ku for our anniversary. Food and service were excellent. Great sake selection and the Fiasco roll was superb!
A don’t miss Charleston restaurant.

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vipL5JW
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sushi, attentive and professional staff, and a well run place even when extremely busy. The only disappointment was they were out of uni, which I was informed of before I asked, and impressed by the service. It was pretty loud, but that's because it was packed. I had a few pieces of negiri and a couple of rolls, along with a bottle of Tarusake delivered by some of the most proficient waitstaff in town.

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MaureenG
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We were seated late for our reservation and then took 10 minutes to take our drink orders. Service was bad but food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to enjoy great food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O-ku has awesome food and atmosphere

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VacayFoodGuru
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

O-ku was recommended to me by several friends so I was very excited to go. The host was very nice. The server however gave us attitude and was condescending toward us when ordering. Only negative about the atmosphere was the lighting, I could hardly see the menu. I think our experience was mainly ruined by our server. But, the food underwhelmed me too, maybe because of the poor taste I already had in my mouth from the server. We will not be returning. But I think you’ll enjoy your experience as long as you don’t get our server. Keeping names anonymous because I understand we all have off nights!

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vipcoffeegirl
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We considered ourselves very lucky to get a last minute reservation at O-Ku on Mother's Day. It was a fabulous dining adventure! We loved it! The atmosphere is incredibly fun - good energy, exposed brick walls, mirrors showcasing the space and terrific all around. Then there was the food! We followed the recommendations of our server (Alexis) and were very pleased. We started with the fried cauliflower and spring rolls. The cauliflower was out of this world! It somewhat overshadowed the spring rolls which were good in their own right. We then had two rolls - the Tuna Tataki roll and the Playboy roll. The Tataki roll was unbelievable! Absolutely amazing combination of flavors and textures! Really incredible! We will definitely go back to O-Ku the next time we're in Charleston!

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ChristineC
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a fantastic experience. The sushi was so fresh and the favor pairings wonderful! Great service, great ambiance loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place, location was amazing. The only issue I had is that I wish I got a little bit bigger of a serving. I ordered the chicken teriyaki and I felt like it just wasn’t enough food for the price.

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vipBookem
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service! The restaurant is a bit noisy, but it was worth the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and so was service! The Sweet & Spice cocktail is a must.

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KathrynK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic visit as usual. Our service was top notch (one of the best servers we’ve ever had!). Food was delicious. Ambiance was perfect. Love this place!

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StevenB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O-Ku remains to be my go to for sushi in Charleston, visit city twice a year and have had great experiences for over four years now. A quick drink(s) and some starters at the bar before going out to other places or having a full dinner, chef tasting menu (Omakase) is always amazing.

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cyndis
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Great food, great service, great drinks, great decor. What's not to love?

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ReneeS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was amazing. Especially liked the red curry and the duck buns. Would definitely return here next time in Charlston

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vipMichelleW
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

My issue was I got to the hostess to check in for our reservation, we arrived a few minutes early and she told me they would see us hopefully early and right away. 745 comes rolling around which was my reservation time and my reservation was not on the list and they told me they put me on a waiting list, they then proceeded to sit us ASAP

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vipPaulD
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner. Great experience. Signature Nigiri was incredible, especially the Lobster!

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vipDerrickM
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I have ever had. Our server Jay was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was good but spicy. My husband likes spicy flood, I usually try to keep mine mild, so for me it was a little too much. Otherwise I liked the place a lot, nice atmosphere and good service.

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ShellyD
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous omakase - even accommodated gluten free. This is our favorite sushi spot. Period.

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Izzy22
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! It was our anniversary and they made sure to make it extra special. We were given a special appetizer from the chef and they comped one of our desserts.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from O-Ku using the Order Online button. O-Ku also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 737-0112.

O-Ku is rated 4.6 stars by 2026 OpenTable diners.

O-Ku 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.