O-Ku

4.7
2058 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 2058 people are saying
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vipJimboelrod
Charleston
69 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
34 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
8 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
3 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
9 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.

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MBWilliams
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner! It was my nieces first time there and our server recommended the best food and was so attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Told them it was our anniversary and got a free sherbet. Really great quality food.

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SophiaN
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and very underrated restaurant! My partner and I came here for our anniversary and they gave us a small complimentary dish. The fish was very high quality and everything we got was so delicious from the rolls to the sashimi to the drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Amazjng vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was not as fresh and well presented as we’ve had at other Oku locations. The team seemed to be going through the motions and not focused on a great guest experience. Disappointing. Unlikely to return when there are so many great options in Charleston

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AndrewC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Recommend the black magic and surf and turf rolls

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Our new date night spot!

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JonathanT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

When we went there it was right when O-Ku opened and there was anywhere from 3-6 workers standing around doing nothing but talking the entire time we were there and yet our service was still terrible. At the end of our meal, when we were finished, we had to wait at least another 10 minutes for our check because our waitress was of to the side sitting down on her phone checking her Snapchat. Very poor service.

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AmyF
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love O-Ku! It never disappoints. Potato roll is my favorite!

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Jackson
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was great, but the standout for my wife and i was the Lobster Toban Yaki. The server brings your own individual small ceramic Japanese cooking dish with a ceramic plate on top. We seared our precooked lobster and mushroom with truffle garlic butter and it was delicious. We would definitely dine at O-Ku again.

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vipAngelaS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and atmosphere. Great experience

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Walter
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We enjoyed the ambiance. Tried some rolls...average but tasty. We would like to return to try more dishes. The saki and coffee cocktail were excellent! We are used to friendlier service however. Menu might be a bit overpriced. Good choice overall.

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vipCharlie
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent cuts of fish.

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WilliamS
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding!

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vipMjss
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food-amazing service. We had a wonderful night out!! Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Our waitress made excellent menu recommendations and when she found out it was our anniversary they surprised us with glasses of champagne.

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MarissaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to this restaurant on my honeymoon. Ordered some drinks at the bar, went to a table, ordered two rolls of sushi, the shrimp tempura, and the teriyaki wings. everything was excellent! Wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Disappointing. Food is ok but way overpriced and service is awful. You can tell a lot of diners there are treating this like a big night out and I just feel bad for them because the place does not rise to the occasion. Only went because we had gift certificate.

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vipWalstib
Western NC
39 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambience, will go again.

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vipJodieB
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love O-Ku- favorite date night spot. The potato roll is the best.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food. One of my favorite restaurants in Charleston.

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 4.7 stars by 2058 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.