O-Ku - Charlotte

4.9
1093 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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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! Love the service and food was incredible. Reggie rocks!!!

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NickB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried almost 1 of every roll. Everything was excellent. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Reggie was wonderful! We loved the quality & freshness of the sushi. Beautiful, quiet ambience. We will definitely be back.

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vipWallaceC
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening of dining to start 2021. Thank you for the ongoing accommodations each and every time we dine at O-Ku.

The food, drinks and desserts were fabulous. The service is outstanding along with the staff. My family appreciate the hospitality that is given each and every time we dine here.

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RyanS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi restaurant in Charlotte.

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SarahT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oku is always wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Felt very safe with table spacing and they take your temperature at the door. Reggie, our server, was on it from the get go. Cocktails were perfectly crafted, especially the Open Sesame. When it comes to food, definitely order the Firecracker roll and the lobster temaki! The yellowtail carpaccio is delicious as well! Will definitely be back!

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SharonH
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing - my family went there to celebrate my son’s birthday. It was perfect! Everything was very clean and I saw they kept up cleaning routine, as well as the bathrooms too. From the service to the food was excellent. The best fresh food around. Their drinks were made well too.

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nataliep
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chelsea was a wonderful waitress and was helpful with recommendations and was attentive. The sushi was delicious as always and the sugar and spice cocktail was fantastic!

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vipCleclee
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom there for her birthday we had great service! Loved all that we had and that the wait staff suggested! Super good cocktails too! Sugar and spice so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu offerings from this establishment were sublime. The servers were extremely helpful with our inquiries, and the space/ambiance was an absolute treat.

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Zach
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chili edamame and the wagyu tartare are total show stealers

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TerryP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Prepared well. Waiters/ waitress great. Reservation helpful.

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Roxam
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service combined with an extensive menu that doesn’t disappoint makes for the perfect date night, business dinner, etc. Will definitely go back and highly recommend to anyone looking for a chic spot with great sushi.

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Bauer57
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall the meal was very good! The restaurant interior conditions could be improved. The restaurant was very chilly by the windows and many people wearing their jackets! The bathrooms were messy.

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vipVanessaA
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here on Sunday night to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. It was definitely the right choice, the server made our dinner extra special. We shared a bottle of endless summer sake, had an app and then sushi (best spicy tuna in Charlotte). The ambiance was nice as well. Can’t wait to go back 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food quality, service, and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O-Ku is hands down the best sushi in Charlotte. The place is fun, the service is wonderful and the food is outstanding. They take the time to remember what you like from one visit to the next. We can’t wait to go back.

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LoriW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time experienced - referred by friend - and it was Fabulous - exquisite food and friendly awesome service!

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vipABH92
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had, in and outside of Charlotte. Immaculate fish and service. Tony was wonderful! Couldn’t recommend enough.

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Family
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time here
Service and food was excellent
And they made us feel very welcome and help celebrate ours sons 31st too
Highly recommend it

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vipWallaceC
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an absolutely top notch place to dine for all occasions. Thank you for taking care of my daughter, her boyfriend and guest.

I wasn't able to make it but, the thoughts and kind words in acknowledgement makes me feel at home each and every time I dine here.

The food, ambiance and service is always unbelievable. It more than 5 STARS. Thank you always...

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for the half priced sushi on Monday. Made a reservation beforehand (thank goodness), ordered 3 rolls for $20!! The food was phenomenal. Really great and attentive service and the ambiance was perfect for a casual dinner. Will be back for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I always make it a point to eat at Oku in Charlotte when we are in town and our experience has never been short of amazing. Our most recent server, Ryan, was incredible. He truly made our visit memorable and his ability to put together a multi-course dining experience was second to none. The food and drinks were paired perfectly and were all so delicious. We will be back!

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vipPattiB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love O’Ku...I live in Emerald Isle, NC and frequently visit Charlotte and O’Ku is one of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner with really kind and accommodating staff! One of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte!

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BenG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to go and enjoy time with lovedones or a date. Service and food were excellent.

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KellyM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food is always great and the service is amazing. Great date night spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very good and the service was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to this place the first time YESTERDAY and I think Tony was our server and he was exceptional! I love the service and food so much, I had to come back the next day and brought more friends. Ryan was our server today and he was the most professional and it was the most amazing service I have ever had in my life.

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JenB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING service and food!! We celebrated a birthday there and the waiter gave us a special appetizer which was so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
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 on November 23, 2020
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 on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EddyZ
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
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 on November 23, 2020
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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KathyM
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at O-Ku is top rate and very good food at a reasonable price for the quality.

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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 !

FAQs

O-Ku - Charlotte offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 594-1922.

O-Ku - Charlotte is rated 4.9 stars by 1093 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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