O-Ku - Charlotte

4.9
1061 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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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were blown away by our experience at O-ku. Chose O-ku for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner. The food and drinks were excellent, the ambience was relaxing but what blew us away was from the moment we walked In the door every time we encountered a new member of the staff the first thing they said was “Clay, Happy Birthday, I hope you have a great day.” It was great how special they made my boyfriend feel and the fact that the entire staff acknowledged him with every encounter blew me away. Definitely service above all. Thank so much for helping make his day that much more special.

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CheniV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a date and to celebrate my birthday. We had an amazing time, food was delicious, the service extraordinary.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trey was outstanding! Great service overall, will be back.

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EddyZ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night experience. Food, service and ambience was incredible. Our server Trey was attentive and also informative in suggestions both with pairing of wine (sake) as well as suggestion dishes that were new to our palate. The manager stopped by to confirm that our evening and meal was as we expected. The atmosphere for a date night was perfect. Decor, lighting piped music and food presentation. Furthermore during these days of covid an inddor dining experience that was comforting. Temp taken at the door, tables socially distanced (more than 6 ft.), staff masked at all times. We look forward to our next dining adventure at O-ku.

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Sami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love coming into O-Ku, especially for their half off sushi rolls on Mon & Weds. Amazing food and exceptional service! Thanks Reggie for always being great & taking care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always fresh, great food. My fav sushi place in Charlotte! Many rolls to choose from. Only complaint is that we had to wait 20 min after our rsvp time.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oku has the best service and creative sushi. Love the Lobster appetizer and the tuna and bluefin sushi. Didn’t try the cocktails but fresh beer and local stuff on tap. Our server was the best lots of recommendations and just a fun person all around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Tony and Ryan !

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ok-I is the best, I’ve been going there for years and recommend it to everyone

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vipFineDiner
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place never fails to out do expectations, Trey is an incredibly knowledgeable and personable server, will be requesting him for all future dining! Love this place!

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bbmertz
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was fantastic and service was amazing. Great place for a special occasion or everyday dining. Interior is very modern although a bit noisy. I highly recommend O-Ku!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing service all around and had awesome sushi and sashimi. Recommend the salmon tartare starter.

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ShawnS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff was top notch. I will definitely go back.

JJ
vipJimJ
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go as a group, order 8-10 different rolls and have never had a bad one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So incredibly good!! Will be back ASAP!

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vipWallaceC
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another beautiful evening out with a special friend. The food, ambience, service and everything else you can addition made it a delight.

This is our favorite place to dine regularly. It’s a special place for us and we continue to return. Home Sweet Home....

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KristenP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O-Ku is always incredibly fantastic! I have gone here on several occasions to enjoy their happy hours and celebrate various birthdays. If you want an enjoyable time with great food and a beautiful atmosphere check it out!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service as always.

MD
MartaD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED IT!!!! We went to celebrate my sister’s birthday and we LOVED IT!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were excellent. Well spaced tables. Felt very comfortable and safe

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vipDCbites145
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic! It’s definitely for special occasions because it’s fairly pricey. You could do more reasonably priced items but most of the dishes they are known for are the most expensive items. Perfect for celebrations!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony made our experience at O-Ku amazing. The food is always phenomenal at this location. The drinks were unique and well-made. We sat down for a self-made four-course meal and had a wonderful evening. Thank you Tony & OKu

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vipRon0889
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!!! I would eat here every week if I could 😁

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vipTrudy
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great!! Food was awesome!!

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vipLindsayB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

My friend and I traveled from Greenville, SC for our birthdays.
The service was absolutely terrible. We paid for our drinks
and left after about an hour of waiting.

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JamesO
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the food was excellent. Our waiter also made it a fun and enjoyable experience. He was excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved the food and the atmosphere!

EN
ENC009
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leans to the pricy side, but we all deserve to treat ourselves now and then.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
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 on October 17, 2020
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 on October 17, 2020
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 on October 17, 2020
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 on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Alli
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
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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JackS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, waitress was wonderful and very attentive. All around wonderful experience.

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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
3 reviews
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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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 4.9 stars by 1061 OpenTable diners.

O-Ku - Charlotte 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.

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