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.
tempura shrimp, avocado, wrapped with fried shoe-string potatoes, eel sauce, sweet chili mango
mushrooms, truffle garlic butter, chives
The Black Magic Box Sushi, the Uni Spoons, and the Nigiri Flight were absolutely incredible.
Great food and decent pricing on 1/2 off night. Service is very polite however often slow. Other than that a great place to have a group dinner! Stay munchin!
Every time we come to Charleston we have to go to O Ku. Have never been disappointed with the food or service. Quality all the way around.
The sushi is excellent here. Our waitress was very friendly and provided wonderful service. Highly recommend!
Amazing! Always my favorite and go-to sushi restaurant in Charleston!
Service was a tad slow but understandable because it was their second night back from quarantine. Food is outstanding.
Phenomenal. We went here 5 years ago when we were in Charleston and loved it. Went this time when we were back in Charleston and we relived the great experience.
A very nice place for a date or just hanging out with friends. Great place, great food.
As usual, everything is excellent from the food to the service. The sushi is hands down the best in Charleston. They are very accommodating with food allergies. I am allergic to onions and garlic and they were able to modify the order to exclude those.
Appetizers were amazing Had special dumplings and vegetarian spring rolls. Tuna Tataki roll was amazing. Really enjoyed the sweet tea.
O-Ku is always amazing. Freshest sushi, great atmosphere, and the friendliest staff. I've enjoyed O-Ku now for 7 years. Remains one of our favorites. Can't beat Monday, Wednesday, and Friday happy hours.
Great sushi and service! Our waitress was super sweet and attentive. Will definitely be back!
Amazing food, great service! The sake is extremely pricy, but overall amazing
Always a treat. Good people, good food, nice atmosphere. Been many times and will keep going in years to come.
I took friends from out of town here and was sorely disappointed. This place needs LIGHT! It is so dark in there you have to use your phone to read menu. I personally do not like eating food I can’t see. The wait on food was WAAAYYYY too long! We sat woth empty plates on our table literally 10 min. Finally menu is limited. They did offer to make me unagi (eel) which isn’t on menu so I thought how great! They brought me 6 small rolls for 12$. Seriously? Harris Teeter gives you 9 pieces for less than that and the difference was MINIMAL! I would not go back here really for anything. 🤷🏽♀️ Sorry but Fuji in Mount Pleasant way better for ambiance, flavor and price.
Alyssa was fantastic and the food delicious.
Great Sushi and service! I will certainly be coming back and bringing more friends with me!
What a fabulous dinner!! Great service and our server Jay made the night!!
Amazing! Everything was done just right!
Thank you very much for the great review. Hope to have you back soon!
The Omakase experience was absolutely amazing. It's like we flew to heaven and stayed there for the time being. Best Japanese sushi spot in Charleston. Thank you Colton for recommending the A5 wagyu beef with a side of raw quail egg as a dipping sauce. It was an out of the world experience.
Sabrina, It was great to meet you and thank you for letting us give you that experience! I will share your enthusiasm with Junior and Colten. We'll hope to see you again soon!
Thank you so much for all the support. Sounds like we will see you again soon!
We eat at O-Ku at least twice a month. It's definitely the best sushi in town. It's just so fresh tasting. The drinks are good as well and I highly recommend the chocolate bliss dessert.
Thanks you ShanaB! We appreciate the support! Here for your sushi AND chocolate fix anytime!
We made reservations at 5 on a Friday. I gave the overall experience 4 stars because out of the twenty empty tables, we were seated all the way in the back in a two person table by a computer where servers enter orders. The other tables were not occupied the entire time we dined. Why not put us in a better location? It was not a great seat. I also asked the waitress about a drink and she said she didn’t know, she was just filling in. It took awhile to get a drink but once we were acknowledged things moved pretty quickly. The food was great and the happy hour is awesome! I would come back but request specific seating next time!
Ashley, Thank you for visiting us and thank you for taking the time to review us and share your experience with others. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't like your seating. We will make sure to accommodate anything that may be in your preferences next time. We will also use this feedback to improve our service. Thanks again!
Love this restaurant. Got seated right away. Perfect ambience and the food is always delicious, perfectly presented and tasty. Best sushi in town.
We are grateful for your time and for your review. Thank you for sharing it!
Great atmosphere and good food, thank you for having us!
We are from Toronto, visited while we’re where there for a Valentine’s weekend. It was fantastic! Food was amazing and staff were friendly.
Thank you so very much! We appreciate you choosing to spend a special weekend with us.
Best sushi/sashimi I ever had. Drinks were creative and delicious and service was excellent. Noise level high, but I’m an older woman who prefers quiet dinner. Still, I will be back! Love the decor too!
Everything about our Valentine’s Day dinner was outstanding
Delicious food and great experience! Our favorite was the potato roll
We tried the Chef’s choice Omakase menu. Every bite was an incredible flavor bomb!! The service is always five star!!
Food was alright but for the price it wasn’t amazing. They almost tried to give our reservation away to other people who were waiting for the next open table at 11pm.
Perfect all around!
My partner and I really enjoyed our Valentine’s Day dinner. Sushi was yummy!! Will be back again soon!
Great service by our bartender! She works that bar like an efficiency machine with style and a smile! Loved the sushi and the experience of something a bit different in Charleston!
Great service and food.
Food and service are always great.
I wish they had some noise-absorbing walls and ceiling materials. Very difficult to converse.
It was great!!!
Everything was GREAT about this place...from the hostess to our waitress to the food. The hostess was so kind to my wife and I. Our waitress was fast and friendly. The food was the best sushi I’ve had. We will definitely be back! 5 🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠
Great food. Very well priced for Charleston. When you are tired of Low Country cuisine, head to O-ku.
The Basil Berry Lemonade was awesome. A light refreshing drink. The Pak Man Roll and the Potato Roll were out of this world. The fried potato with the cool ingredients inside gave cool/hot temperature when eating.
O-Ku does offer 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 4.8 stars by 1975 OpenTable diners.
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.