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O-Ku - Charlotte

4.9
4.9
1702 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

8:30 PM


Booked 64 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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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  2. CS

    CalShivers

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and exceptional customer service.
  3. M

    Mads

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    Mktk

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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 1 day agoThank 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

  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. RP

    RickyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good vibe, good service, Best sushi in Charlotte.
  8. 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.
  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. LJ

    LaurenJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time and great food! Would definitely return
  18. 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 _______
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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

  22. 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.
  23. 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!

  24. TD

    TD0519

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect as always!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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

  26. 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!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great server
  28. 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in Charlotte great atmosphere
  30. 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!
  31. 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!!
  32. 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
  33. RP

    RitaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the place!! Especially our waiter — unfortunately I forgot the name. Nice atmosphere and great food!
  34. G

    Gloria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The happy hour deal was great. And the sushi and drinks were amazing. The only problem was to find a parking spot.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kristine and Trey were absolutely the best!
  36. R

    Rocketman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for our anniversary. The staff and the waiters were fantastic. They had a cool card for us and made recommendations that were spot on. Every bite and every drink were delish! We will be going back!
  37. ND

    NicoleD

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic birthday dinner! Top notch, all the way.
  38. K

    Karlie

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful! treated us very well for our anniversary!
  39. RN

    RachelN

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not only was it our first time @ O-Ku but we celebrated our anniversary there. From the moment we walked in until we left, the entire staff knew it was our anniversary and made every effort to treat us well in every way, including complimentary Prosecco to toast one another. The food was delicious and fresh. The best and most authentic fried rice we have had in the area to date. We will be back! This is our new sushi place for sure!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    My husband and I were very excited to try this place but unfortunately we got the impression that we weren’t ppl our waitress wanted to serve because not only did two separate tables that were seated AFTER us got served ALL their food before we could even get our drinks. What helped was the hostess noticed our dissatisfaction and came to our table and when I asked for the bill for the two drinks we had at the bar the waitress comes with the check and added the food we ordered BUT hadn’t even got yet. Mind you we had reservations so it wasn’t like we just came in randomly. I think had we not had the server we did our experience might have been better but I won’t know cause I’m never going again. But the food was good.

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 1702 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

8:30 PM


Booked 64 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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