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O-Ku - Charlotte

4.9
4.9
1710 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. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 594-1922

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Chanthavong

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Rebecca Hays: (855) 230-1418

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  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. EG

    EricG

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oku is always CONSISTENT!! Always!! Top quality fish and service from wait staff to bar staff! Topher and Ryan are amazing!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was terrific. Prices of drinks were fine . Our appetizer came out late and they gave us an additional one! Manager came over to inquire how everything was.
  4. T

    Trica

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very pleased with my experience. The staff left a great first impression! I ordered the mermaid roll twice! This might be my new favorite restaurant in Charlotte! The service was amazing, the music was upbeat and the venue was beautiful! 5 stars to the O-Ku team!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    They lost my reservation and made me pull out the confirmation only to say they’d seated someone else under my reservation and I had to wait to get a table. The food was good as usual but we had a 45 minute wait between the starters and the sashimi/ rolls.

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded 3 days agoHey, Sorry to hear this was your your experience with us. We hope your wait on food and the miscommunication at the door won't deter you from coming back. We would love to have you at our table to experience all O-Ku has to offer. Best, Nick Mazzaroni General Manager 843-472-0922

  6. KW

    KirstenW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing!!!! Food was great, awesome music, and was a really fun night out with friends.
  7. M

    Missmariss

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time dining here and I will absolutely be back! Everything from the moment I walked in the door to when I left was amazing. Trey was a wonderful waiter who was very well versed in the menu and gave me and my friend’s wonderful suggestions. We thoroughly enjoyed our girls night out. I highly recommend the lychee martini and the A5 wagyu nigiri.

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded 6 days agoThanks so much for the kind words! We love Trey & we're so grateful he brings this level of value & joy to our guest's experiences! Come back to see us soon for another Girl's Night! - O-Ku

  8. MM

    MelissaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never have I been to a place where the staff was so attentive it was our anniversary and there was at least eight staff members that came by and wished us a happy anniversary. The food was amazing the atmosphere was amazing. I could not recommend this restaurant enough!

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for the wonderful feedback! It's an honor for us to be able to spend time with guests on special occasions such as anniversaries. Can't wait to see you guys again soon! - O-Ku

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  10. CS

    CalShivers

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and exceptional customer service.
  11. M

    Mads

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! I love that they have a separate gluten free menu.
  12. M

    Mktk

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from the Greenville SC area, so not too familiar with the dining in Charlotte. Expectations were high and O-Ku did not disappoint. Fabulous evening from start to finish!!! I appreciated every detail from water service complete with citrus or cucumber to perfect appetizers and sushi. Our service was spot on from beginning to end. The entire menu was explained in detail and staff was very knowledgeable. Keep up the terrific work! We will return. Excited to learn O-Ku will be coming to Greenville soon :)

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded on November 30, 2022Thank you so much for the positive feedback! Love that you had a fabulous dinner! We hold ourselves to a very high standard & love to see guest's noticing the amount of effort we put into making your experience unforgettable! We'll see you in Greenville for sure! Best, O-Ku

  13. LL

    LindaL

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been celebrating my husband's birthday here for the last 4 years. Always wonderful and never disappoints. We love to sit at the sushi bar. Chris always makes amazing surprise sushi masterpieces. Jamie our server was amazing! Love O Ku!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good it was fun and the ambience was good
  15. RP

    RickyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good vibe, good service, Best sushi in Charlotte.
  16. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and great food. This is turning out to be one of our favorite sushi restaurants around Charlotte.
  17. JB

    JosephB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Reggie Pierre was a great server and helped us pick out several dishes throughout the evening while we celebrated my fiancés birthday. We really enjoyed the yellowtail carpaccio and the Dim Sum dumplings, but everything was delicious.

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded on November 17, 2022We love Reggie too! Thanks so much for the great feedback. Hope to see you in again ASAP! - O-Ku

  18. BH

    BryceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for our anniversary. Wife has been breastfeeding for a year so no sushi. The sushi was amazing. Tasted fresh. Perfect temperature. Brought us a champagne toast and some extra appetizers for our anniversary. They greet you by name if you make a reservation. Ambiance was really nice. Loud enough to not feel like other people can hear your conversation but quiet enough for normal voices at your table. Only knock is they don’t have any traditional desserts but it’s in the heart of Southend so take your pick of walking distance treats. Moderately priced so it’s a good choice for some takeout sushi as well.

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded on November 17, 2022So glad you guys were able to come out & celebrate with us! We love being a date night/anniversary go-to spot in Charlotte! Hope to see you back again for many more celebrations! - O-Ku

  19. MK

    MrsK

    Charlotte

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so fresh. The restaurant is so clean. I love that the tables are spaced apart to allow for more privacy and less change of spreading contagions!
  20. c

    charlottenc

    Charlotte

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous dinner and service at O-Ku. Our server was very capable and made excellent recommendations. Food was very fresh and imaginative. Delicious.
  21. SS

    SueS

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Can’t wait to get back and eat there again.
  22. PC

    PattyC8

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to O-Ku for my birthday dinner and it was outstanding. The service is top tier and so is the food. I HIGHLY recommend this spot to anyone who loves sushi. If it’s packed on a Tuesday night, you know it’s great! Amazing experience.
  23. VA

    VanessaA

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar, the bartender was very knowledgeable and friendly 10/10 service!
  24. SP

    ScottP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything I ate was top notch. They sent out a couple extras for my wife’s birthday. It was a great night, and we’ll be back for sure.
  25. LJ

    LaurenJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time and great food! Would definitely return
  26. WC

    WallaceC

    Charlotte

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a wonderful time dining with you all. Family night with everyone to celebrate belated birthday and expecting grandchild was absolutely fabulous. The service, food, ambiance and the acknowledgment of your staff made it an evening to remember. We greatly appreciate it and look forward to our next visit. W &M _______
  27. RR

    RossR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience. Took girlfriend there for birthday and couldn't have been better. Food and service are top notch!
  28. EC

    EvelynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect location to celebrate our daughters' 16th and 19th family birthday celebrations.
  29. TG

    TerriG

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Didn’t live up to the hype. Overpriced Server wasn’t too helpful

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded on November 3, 2022Hey, Terri, we're so sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with us. This is not the standard we want to set. We would love to hear from you in hopes of improving! We will send you a private message with our General Manager's contact information so that you can let us know more details about the experience. We hope to hear from you soon! O-Ku

  30. MA

    MadisonA

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite date night spot. Consistently great service, food and ambiance.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chelsea is a great bartender and provided me amazing service and the food was incredible! I will be back again :)

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded on November 2, 2022We LOVE Chelsea and glad you do too! Can't wait to have you back!

  32. TD

    TD0519

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect as always!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    O-ku was perfect for our date night! The staff was attentive and even brought us an extra dish to try! It’s our favorite sushi in Charlotte.

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded on November 7, 2022We love hearing your date night was perfect! Can't wait to have you back! O-Ku

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined here for the first time last night and had a great experience! Our server, Ryan, was super attentive, professional, and had a great personality. Food was delicious.. we will be back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great server
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly some of the best sushi I have had. Wonderful birthday experience from start to finish!! Highly recommend for a celebration dinner.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in Charlotte great atmosphere
  38. EB

    EileenB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and energy. Food was amazing. We will definitely be back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oku is seriously the best!!!! Food is AMAZING and the service was top notch. Told our server we were celebrating a friend reunion and she brought us a free small plate. Will keep returning!!
  40. NT

    NekoTan

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Once again, wonderful time at o-ku for celebrating our anniversary

FAQs

O-Ku - Charlotte does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. O-Ku - Charlotte also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 594-1922.

O-Ku - Charlotte is rated 4.9 stars by 1710 OpenTable diners.

O-Ku - Charlotte does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for O-Ku - Charlotte

2000 South Blvd, Suite 510, Charlotte, NC 28203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E. Tremont Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Southend

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Chanthavong

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout

  • Phone number

    (704) 594-1922

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Rebecca Hays: (855) 230-1418

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