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.
O-Ku is one of our favorite restaurants.
The drinks are amazing. Sushi is delicious.
The manager Neko is doing an excellent job.
We would eat here every day if we could
Visiting Charleston for the first time and this was the best sushi I’ve ever had! So fresh!
Food was good but service was slow. Forty minutes after we ordered we tracked down the waitress to inquire about the order. They did give us a round of free drinks for the inconvenience. So - if you’re pressed for time, may be something to consider.
Nice drink menu.
Birthday dinner for my best friend! Great atmosphere and food, loved it! Will definitely be back!
WE like to go to O-Ku during happy hour when certain rolls are half price. You can't go wrong as every single roll we've tried has been delicious--though some we like better than others. Our server last time was Melanie. She is energetic, very knowledgeable on the menu, friendly and personable. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The only drawback is that it is loud which makes it difficult to hear the conversation at you table. Other than that, a wonderful dinner.
i go to oku 3 times a week and now they know my order as soon as i walk in. absolutely love it here.
Jay was a great server with superior menu knowledge . Was able to list gluten free options as well as menu favorites . Highly recommend
Friendly and helpful staff made the experience even better. From start to the final bite it was truly enjoyable.
The waitress that we got was very energetic and knew what she was talking about (don’t remember her name). The food was also really good, I got the potato roll and the prices weren’t outrageous. The interior of the place is aesthetic and looks like a very high end restaurant, but as I said above the prices were “normal.”
We were celebrating a birthday and our waitress was absolutely fantastic. I think her name is Jane but not really sure. Noise level was a bit much and as much as I love a lower lit place for ambiance, I think it was a tad too dark. Had to break out the phone flashlight to read the menu.
The food was fantastic! Wasn't my first time here, won't be my last either.
Great loved it
The food was not as good as always. The chicken wasn’t tasty and rice was cold and stiff. Sushi just okay.
Best sushi I’ve had! Only issue was part of my meal was left out. I had to remind the staff and wait for it to be made. Everyone in my group was done with their meal by the time I got it. However, it was worth it.
O-Ku is one of our favorite Charleston restaurants. It never disappoints!
This place was amazing! The service was outstanding above and beyond our expectations. Their attention to detail was much appreciated. The manager even came over to ensure that everything was up to par. What a pleasant experience.
The food here is AMAZING and I will definitely be back!
Excellent happy hour and attentive service from all servers and help.
Excellent restaurant. We went twice else in Charleston. The prices were reasonable and the food was wonderful. I would highly recommend dining here!
We had a reservation and were sat right away. Great waiter and great food. It was very loud and difficult to talk at the table but everything else was great
Great Sushi! Really good, attentive, knowledgeable service! Fun Vibe! Would definitely recommend and go
We went for our 10th wedding anniversary and, having mentioned it to our server (who was excellent and communicative without being too much) it was clear that a lot of the other staff had also been made aware of it – we got several 'happy anniversary's from those passing by.
Our meal was really good. We've eaten at O-Ku a number of times, and are always happy with the sushi. Nothing out of this world, but very very good. And the wine (a sparkling, cloudy/unfiltered sake) was really worth it.
Having finished, the shift manager came to our table with complimentary glasses of sparkling rosé, before our server arrived with a complimentary plate of mochi and gelato – we were made to feel very special, whilst being thanked for choosing to spend our anniversary with them. It was a very nice evening.
Always the best Sushi and wine Happy Hour! Our go to downtown...
Great creative sushi!!
As usual great service, great food and dream ambiance. Will certainly go back.
Excellent pork belly and short ribs. We were really surprised! Service was slow and perhaps related to the vast roll in of patrons. Overall excellent food!
Shout out to our waitress, Krissa, who did a great explanation of the menu including all of the sauces and accompaniments to the dishes. This place is fantastic. The yellowtail carpaccio with Serrano and ponzu sauce was a standout. The garden salad was incredible with individual leaves of local lettuces and a carrot ginger dressing. They had a hip techno violinist playing in the bar. Awesome food, service, and ambiance. Have you ever had a sushi roll with a puréed black sesame seed dipping sauce? Great.
Tasting menu was OUTSTANDING!! Well worth the $100
I highly recommend O-KU Charleston. I’ve been to one of their other locations which wasn’t nearly as good.
Had dinner at O-Ku before a show. One round of appetizers and then an array of rolls to share. Our server, Dallas, was outstanding. Knew the details of everything on the menu and not afraid to make recommendations. Bang bang shrimp was outstanding along with wagyu tartar appetizer. Rainbow roll was best sushi roll, but they were all great. Will definitely go back again.
Bachelorette party - free round of shots! Such a sweet waitress
Everything is great...however, if you are a purist sushi eater stick with the sashimi. The rolls are mostly spiced up and decorated. They are tasty, spicy nice to look at and after the first couple of bites I enjoyed them. Very interesting experience.
Always the best service food and fun!
This the loudest restaurant I’ve ever ate at. I couldn’t hear myself think
Great service and great food as always
Madison- our lovely server was amazing. Really liked her. Loved the food as always.
Fabulous and creative sushi dishes and amazingly delicious. Our server Dallas was delightful and the entire staff was extremely professional and attentive. One of the best sushi restaurants I’ve experienced and I’m a lover of sushi. I would definitely recommend this spot for a date night or dinner with friends. Late night entertainment was quite enjoyable as well. I will definitely be back on my next visit to one of my favorite towns.
Great food and excellent service in a great atmosphere, except for the noise.
The food was amazing. Each bite was a perfect blend of textures and flavors. Very unique dishes that were unforgettable! Dessert..... melt in your mouth. Wagu Beef Roll and Lemon Salmon were completely different and both were extraordinary.
We were a group of 4 who chose O-Ku for the great Restaurant Week deal: 4 courses for $35. The dinner exceeded our high expectations. I had the miso soup, the spring roll (delicious!), the chef's choice platter, and the chocolate dessert. In fact, I asked for the yellowtail carpaccio as an additional starter, because I've had it before, and it's one of my favorite items on the menu. Everything was great! I also ordered a bottle of the Dreamy Clouds nigori sake, and it was perfect with the meal. I have never been disappointed with O-Ku, and I recommend this place to all of my friends.