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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. Guests will enjoy chef specialties including salmon misoyaki, harumaki and spicy teriyaki pork belly. The beverage program at O-Ku is a sophisticated blend of specialty cocktails, premium sake, bubbles, red and white wines and unique beer selections.
Charleston, SC 29403
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Served: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30am; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
O-Ku is located on Upper King Street which offers ample on-street parking. Complimentary valet parking is also provided for dinner guests.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 5-7pm - All rolls half-off, selected sakes half-off by the glass and the bottle, specialty cocktails $3 off.
Sunday - ALL bottles of wine are half-off. Korean BBQ for $15
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O-Ku Ratings and Reviews
The only reason I gave the food three stars was because a lot if menu items were unavailable. I have never had this happen before and was extremely disappointed. Also the drink I have there overtime I go was not the same as it normally is. The drink is to have an infused spicy rum and I believe that they made it with plain rum or the pepper flavor had not fully developed as the drink was overly sweet as it was missing the heat.
It was so dark we couldn't read the small-print menues. We used the flashlights in our phones to read.
The sushi was beautiful, fresh, and delicious. The salad was wilted and had zero flavor. I should have sent it back because it was a waste of $8.
The bar drink menu is creative. We tried several bar drinks and all were very good. Our server Sam did an excellent job!
If not for the frustration of trying to read the menu and the horrible salad, I'd give a much higher rating.
My Husband and I were in Charleston for a 10th anniversary trip. I reserved O-Ku on open table because we both love sushi (I am vegetarian.) We loved O-Ku! It has a very dark, romantic, modern, warm atmosphere. Our server Sam was wonderful. He answered all of our million questions. He was very friendly and told us about things to do in the area. All of the staff was professional and friendly. Our food was delicious. I would definitely recommend O-Ku.
I absolutely love O-ku. I’ve been here before, but never for happy hour. Food was fantastic! I am a very experienced sushi eater and O-Ku truly has the best sushi in Charleston. Also, if you go during happy hour you are getting above and beyond a great deal. The atmosphere was awesome and service exceeded my expectations. I will be back.
Overall the food was good but took over an hour to get our food and the restaurant was not busy when we got there and ordered. Go early and be prepared to wait! Happy hour was a great value but just don’t know if we will go back since getting your food takes so long... there was 2 of us and we each got 3 rolls so not like we ordered the whole menu.
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