O-Ku

4.8
2081 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.

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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 2081 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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MorganB
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jay spoiled us. So kind and everything was delicious 😋

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vipKatKat
40 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Japanese restaurant! We loved everything we ordered! I cannot wait for O-Ku to open in Greenville, SC!

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vipsctraveler
27 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been at O-Ku many times, always great food and service.

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ElizabethA
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great; friendly servers. Always a nice evening!

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Hadley
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

I was looking forward to some good roles of sushi on my 1 night in CHS. I am sad to say the food was revolting. My salmon smelled bad. The chicken teriyaki was dry and bland. My rice tasted like feet.

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gallopinggourmet
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal at O-Ku, thank you for the amazing food, the wonderful time and hospitality!

O-Ku
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us and taking a moment to share your experience with others. We hope to see you again very soon!

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AustinW
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Our server was top notch. And the food was spectacular. I am usually not head over heels about sushi, but the Potato Roll was so good! The spicy edamame was a great starter as well. Highly recommend O-Ku!

O-Ku
Responded on December 29, 2021

Austin! You are not alone in your feelings about the potato roll! Thank you for the great review. We appreciate you more than you know!

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gallopinggourmet
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best dining experiences in Charleston! Phenomenal food, fantastic attentive service and a wonderful ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Sushi rice was way over seasoned. Overpowered the taste of the fish. Then a sweet sauce was added on top of the Nigiri as well. Nice place but not for the serious sushi eater. Ordered a bowl of rice when the sashimi arrived at the table. 25 minutes and all the sashimi later it arrived. Would not return.

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GeoM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! The Oku cocktails are phenomenal!

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Merryeats
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi and spring rolls at O Ku were excellent. The cocktails divine. The service is always beyond compare.

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LW86
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat in the back of the restaurant with a nice view of the Sushi bar. It was really dimly lit and the chairs were very low to the ground. Waitress was nice and attentive enough. Starters came out quickly. Tuna crunch roll was delish and Playboy roll was good too. Fried rice was made with sushi rice and was unique in that respect but nothing quite as satisfying as I anticipated. I would get the tuna crunch roll again for sure.

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MattT
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and some great new menu updates. This is one of our go to date night spots

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vipgreatdate
31 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

JP
vipJackP
6 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
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food! Great happy hour options and pricing.

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vipFoodie
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
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic start to finish

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OpenTable Diner
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
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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CarrieC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic - very fresh fish! And our wait staff was friendly and helpful. Loved having the corner table overlooking King Street!

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vipJimboelrod
76 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Portions are getting smaller and smaller. Service is okay.

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 2081 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.