O-Ku - Charlotte

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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. We offer high-end traditional sushi and make it approachable and available to any interested diner.

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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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined for the first time a few days ago & I can already tell this will be my new favorite place. The food is absolutely amazing & the atmosphere is amazing as well. 10/10 would recommend.

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BrookeD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant & great server. We arrived early for our reservation and were quickly accommodated. I’m looking forward to my next outing to O-ku.

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GregB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was great. I am so happy we came. Thank you very much!

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LoriL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at O-Ku, it's a little dark so bring your reading glasses if you need those!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife & I enjoy the environment, service & food.

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Alli
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sushi was very delicious and our server, Trey, was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Udon noodles were amazing! The chef gave us a complementary salmon sashimi that was so delicious. Drinks were strong and very good. Everything was wonderful, including the service! Best service I’ve had in awhile. Lots of room to park too.

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DaveM
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been there a couple of times. Awesome food, service, atmosphere. Ask for Ryan, fun times.

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RyanK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary. Great food and service and staff was on top everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the sushi and the level of service at O-ku are always phenomenal. I am never disappointed dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always pleased ever time we come here! We leave full and happy and its a great value. Thanks for always being consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night out. Server was informative and attentive. Always a pleasure dining here.

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kamillaa
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oku is my fav sushi place in charlotte. beautiful ambiance + beautifully designed dishes. the wait staff is amazing and knowledgeable. they are so helpful with adjusting to accommodate vegan / gluten free requests. zach is a doll. request him next time u book. xoxo

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service!

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vipFoodie
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing als always. Best sushi restaurant in Charlotte!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sushi in town! Great drinks. Always a stroller experience.

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Carlon
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at O-Ku was delicious and so much fun! We made a reservation for 3 people for omakase to celebrate my mom's birthday. It was totally worth it and I'd love to go again sometime. I was somewhat worried because fine dining has that stereotype of tiny plates and still being hungry after the meal... that is not true at all here. You get FED. We tried so many different things: scallops, octopus, salmon from Scotland and New Zealand, lobster, blue fin tuna, A5 wagyu beef both in nigiri and toban-yaki grilled, and a lot more. The desserts at the end of the meal were also fantastic - creme brulee, mochi ice cream, and tuxedo cake. Every dish utilizes very high quality ingredients. That combined with how much food you actually get truly justifies the price for omakase.

On top of all this, Tony is an awesome server - he thoroughly explained each dish that came to the table and took very good care of us the entire time.

Thank you again for an unforgettable experience!

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DWalker
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service! The menu was limited but everything we had tasted amazing

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Lisa
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great service- We had a wonderful experience at O-Ku. The food and cocktails were excellent and our waitress was thoughtful and attentive. We will definitely be coming back in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, can’t wait to go back.

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Brianp
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and we let the waiter pick out rolls from their best sellers. Only complaint was we had to wait even having a reservation for 3 days prior.

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BarbaraWJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great ambience, very good waiter, Tony. Food very good but a bit pricey.....I sometimes go home from eating there and I am hungry.....Small portions and expensive for some items....Drinks were good but small martini glasses.....Waiter, Tony was very helpful in explaining different things to us about the menu and suggesting some special items.

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Rachel
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Portion sizes were very small for the price. Got sushimi combo which was suppose to be 24 pieces for $50. It had 20 pieces, 3 of which were the egg pieces. Got a total of 5 rolls, two of which only had 5 pieces/slices in the roll. Better dining options for sushi in Charlotte. Paying for the location (South End) not for higher or better quality food.

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vipWallaceC
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the royal treatment. You make our dining experience dynamite each and every time. We greatly appreciate the effort in accommodating our dining changes.

As well, thank you for making my birthday celebration a memorable one. You and the entire team make it absolutely wonderful and delightful in all our visits.

LJ
LindaJ
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, warm and friendly atmosphere,

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vipPeacock
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT WAS GREAT WILL BE BACK AGAIN THE WAITER WAS GREAT

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Food is awesome. Staff is excellent! Half off sushi Monday and Wednesday is such a great deal

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Decor made it welcoming. We’ll definitely be attending again.

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vipAyazS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Considering the pandemic they did a great job enforcing the rules without impacting the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun night

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friend’s birthday and as usual, they brought out a special dish to celebrate. They are always very thoughtful and make a point to send people over to say happy birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service
Ryan was the best

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

The person behind us was on FaceTime for the duration of our meal with little regard to those around them. It kind of ruined the ambiance.

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vipCaitlinT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! It’s the best sushi in Charlotte. Cannot wait to go back.

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Courage54321
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience5

Had a reservation for 815 didn't get seated until 835

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, safe environment

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They gave us some food free food!

SH
StaceyH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took my mom here for her birthday and we loved it!!!

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Claire
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Something for everyone - from the die-hard California roll lover to nigiri and sashimi connoisseurs!

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You can order delivery directly from O-Ku - Charlotte using the Order Online button. O-Ku - Charlotte also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 594-1922.

O-Ku - Charlotte is rated 4.8 stars by 1033 OpenTable diners.

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.

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