O-Ku

4.8
2074 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.

Support O-Ku during COVID-19

Offers

  • HAPPY HOUR Monday, Wednesday & Friday

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    HAPPY HOUR Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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 2074 people are saying
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vipgreatdate
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were promptly seated, and the timing of the order being placed and the food being delivered was perfect. Our waitress checked in on a regular basis and was extremely attentive.

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VasPat
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service. Too bad the valet parking is no longer available.

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vipStaciHamp
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great. My husband is a huge sushi person, and he was still thoroughly impressed. Decor is impressive too.

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ReneeB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most innovative fresh sushi options I have ever had! Nothing else compares.

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PamF
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi we ate was very good. There were several types to try that were different than most sushi places such as the Magic roll and the Potato Roll. It was a nice place to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful staff, full service catering to enjoy every single bite. Loved it.

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PJHyd
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nothing special about the sushi. Same ole options at a reasonable price actually for downtown. Server was great but I doubt I would return based on quantity and quality for meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food is just mediocre. The serving is too small for the price. The ambience is nice though.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy O-Ku. Exceptional food and exceptional service.

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steffrs
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, loved the food and our server Kayleigh

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing 🤍

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10isluvr
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was good but something things were FANTASTIC which made the other dishes pale in comparison. We had the yellowtail carpaccio and the pork belly appetizer. The carpaccio was good but the pork belly appetizer was packed with flavor. Our favorite dish of the night was the BLACK MAGIC (Tempura fried lobster salad, crispy onions, squid ink rice, Masago, spicy aioli, chives). The flavor of this was amazing. The menu has changed from what is online. I think my husband's entree was a braised short rib which was so soft that he could eat it with his chopsticks. We also tried the Fuego Fiasco roll which was very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious! We went earlier than our reservation to try to get the happy hour specials and we were seated right away. Cocktails were excellent, miso soup was some of the best, salad was great, sushi rolls were fresh and delicious. The salmon lemon roll is my favorite! We haven’t been to O Ku in ages and it was great to enjoy it again!

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Megan
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and apps - the tempura cauliflower is incredible! Friendly service and moody atmosphere that is perfect for date night or girls night!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest sushi restaurants we have ever enjoyed!! Our waiter Xavier was so wonderful!! After discussing the menu with him we ended up taking all of his recommendations and ordered three apps and three rolls. It was hard to pick a favorite they were so good but we all agree, as do all the locals apparently, that the Usuzukori is hands down one of the best things we’ve ever eaten. Highly recommend this place for any sushi lover or novice looking for the real deal!! Ask for Xavier!!

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vipClaraC
New England
49 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST. Get the wagyu beef entree- what they don't tell you is that it comes out on a fire torched skillet and you cook the pieces yourself. It is delicious and so fun. Sushi is incredible. Get the spicy edamame but be aware that it is VERY spicy.

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WadeD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great ambience and well spaced out interior. Our server was extremely attentive and knowledgable about the items we asked about. Overall, some of the best sushi we have ever had.

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JackP
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect , service very professional and knowledgeable. The GM was awesome. Checking in without even being the least bit annoying and offered us assistance with another matter . Felt like she was our friend !!

10 stars out of 5!

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vipjsllvn
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food! Great happy hour options and pricing.

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vipFoodie
Nashville
46 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner -as always! We love O-Ku! Exzavier was a great waiter and gave us fabulous recommendations and service.

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JonT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great! We were seated right away and birthday desert was top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic start to finish

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic but service was a little on the slow side. Understand it’s good food and it takes time but it took longer than 30 minutes to have our food delivered to our table. Drinks were delicious!

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MarkTiz
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pricing during their happy hour which was a very nice surprise! The wings (I know! Sushi restaurant wings?!) were excellent as a finisher to a wide array of sushi we enjoyed while dining there. Recommend!

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vipJimboelrod
Charleston
72 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Portions are getting smaller and smaller. Service is okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the Playboy Roll. It was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It was our anniversary, the experience was okay. The food was not the best we had ever had. We’ve had better. The waitress was really nice, but failed to tell us that they were charging us for substitutions due to allergies. I would have just ordered something different! She did give us two free flutes of champagne for our anniversary. Our drinks were amazing!!! Would go back for drinks but not for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
36 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was tasty. The service was good. The price did not match the portón size. We paid $130 for two people and then went somewhere else for ‘dinner’.

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TimH
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Food was fantastic. Drinks delicious. Service was first rate.

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JR14
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful night from beginning to end.
Alyssa was absolutely amazing and made sure everything went well the entire night.
We need more staff like Alyssa.
We love O’ku!

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vipbstrick
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the restaurant and our meal was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, below average service. Went on a Tuesday night just two of us and we’re not very attentive. One of the vents on roof was leaking on me, they offered to move us and I apologized and they said it’s ok, they probably should have been the ones apologizing - but very good food.

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BenR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the people there. Food is very high quality and it comes with a good price. I enjoyed my time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our server was extremely slow. It was painful. It took over 30 minutes just to get our first round of drinks, it took 45 minutes to order our food. Her service was so slow that every time she brought our table drinks we went ahead and ordered the next round because we knew it was going to take so long. The interesting thing is it took 45 minutes to place our order but then our food came out so fast that the entire experience was done and over with in an hour and a half. I would go back but I would make sure I didn’t have the same waitress.

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Kenigsberg
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

food portion got visibly smaller, we have ordered sushi

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RandiF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the best sushi we have ever had! They have a truffle ponzu that is amazing. We didn’t use soy sauce on anything after trying it! Great service and great food!

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ChuckM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food ! Very knowledgeable server ! She was awesome and very accommodating to my food allergies !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The foods and cocktails was excellent.

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CindyLou
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and menu, good prices. A little loud and the lighting made it tough for older people to read the menu. But, overall a great experience.

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vipbandeagle
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall good. Sushi is fresh. One suggestion: don’t wrap your fresh and delicate uni with cucumber…the cucumber overwhelms the taste of the uni.

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 4.8 stars by 2074 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.