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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
Monday Lunch- Locals Lunch- 10% off for locals
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O-Ku Ratings and Reviews
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.
The Lobster Tamaki appetizer was just fantastic - one of the best appetizers I've had at any restaurant in Charleston. We ordered the sushi/sashimi combo for two and it was very good with fresh cuts of fish and a nice selection. The service was very good as well. Only complaints are an overpriced wine list and we were seated at a high top that is block-based so your legs can't move forward; it was awkward and uncomfortable seating. Other than that a great experience.
O-Ku has the most inventive and unique sushi creations in the area. The ingredients are incredibly fresh and tasty. The entrees are designed to complement hefty rice rolls (Khan crab roll - yum!) or multiple, lighter appetizers (salmon tartar was exquisite). Every plate is an artistic creation that pleases even before the first bite. Very friendly, and efficient service with great knowledge and explanation of menu items. Wonderful evening.
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