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O-Ku, Charleston, SC

O-Ku

4.9
4.9
2633 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
O-Ku, a Japanese restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, is a triumph of execution and concept. The restaurant's menu is a modern take on traditional Japanese cuisine, and it features fresh, seasonal ingredients that are prepared with care. The dishes are beautifully presented, and the flavors are both complex and delicate. 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 reflecting the uniquely designed space. Guests can enjoy chef specialties including kurobuta pulled pork don-buri, braised short rib with shiso pesto, coconut curry, and hakozushi a box-style sushi. A wide variety of nigiri, sashimi and crudos are also available. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Cross street
    King Street & Radcliffe Street
  • Parking details
    O-Ku is located on Upper King Street which offers ample on-street parking.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,633 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Charleston

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    Most Booked

2,633 Reviews
  1. DANIELLEK

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess was welcoming and we loved the restaurant theme/decor. Very contemporary and comfortable. Alyssa was a friendly and helpful server. She had great recomndations for our visit and made sure we had everything we needed. She was professional and pleasant. The manager was approachable and made it over yo our table to help tidy up our plates. Food was amazing and we cannot wait to return! Excellent! You must go!

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  2. DonnaA

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there at 5p and therefore the crowd wasn't there just yet. I ordered the braised short rib and it was excellent. My friend ordered the wagyu beef and we were a little disappointed with that. He nor I was expecting that he had to cook the beef at the table. Especially being that type of beef is so expensive. Either way it was a lessons learned.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alyssa was our sever and she was very attentive and took good care of us. Sam the manager stopped by to see how everything was going and how we like our meals. We always have a good time and great meal at Ok-u.

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  4. JessicaJ

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the reasons we travel to Charleston is because of restaurants like O-Ku. The sushi is so fresh and delicious.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner Great vibe Great service Great food.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alexis is the absolute best! She always takes care of us and her service and knowledge of the menu makes a world of a difference. My family has been coming to O-Ku for many years and we will continue to do so in the future! Amazing variety on their menu- 5 stars all around!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I love O-ku and brought my wife here to help her ease into good sushi. Unfortunately this time it left less than a stellar taste. Her wagyu nigiri was torched far beyond it should’ve been and her lobster nigiri was wildly chewy. It took about an hour for us to get our entrees and our initial appetizer was brought out incorrectly. My second drink never made it to the table. I’m hoping this was a fluke but for the money, I can’t afford to not have a good experience.
    O-KuResponded 5 days ago
    We appreciate you taking the time to fill us in our your recent visit. It is our sincerest apologies that we did not live up to the expectations! We will be sure to connect with the team on this subject & use this as a coaching moment in which we intend to improve upon. We hope that you can give us another chance to make it up to you. Please contact me directly so that I can ensure we do this. Much appreciation, Stephanie Funderburk, General Manager (803) 348-7215

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  8. JasonD

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Lobster Temaki blew my mind generally. Everything else was up to par, but that dish was special. Worth it.

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  9. sfzag

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good fresh food. Nicely presented by excellent staff.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server knew exactly what we would like and really delivered! Margaritas were great and the salmon and lemon roll was delicious. (server had a boot, forgot her name!)

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FAQs

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

O-Ku is rated 4.9 stars by 2633 OpenTable diners.

O-Ku does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for O-Ku

463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Additional information

  • Cross street
    King Street & Radcliffe Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    O-Ku is located on Upper King Street which offers ample on-street parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    HK Pak
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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