O-Ku - DC
The 120-seat restaurant also houses a lounge specializing in Japanese whiskey as well as a 40-seat rooftop bar, both featuring a sleek industrial design to complement the surrounding neighborhood.
Great food! My partner and I loved it! Great small plates. Definitely try the salmon appetizer with yuzu and truffle. Amazing!!!! The pork belly, hanger steak off the oak grill are incredible too. The cocktails were a hit. And service is so friendly. We’ve been there twice in ten days. We hope to go back very soon and try many more dishes there.
The black magic was very good, while the spicy tuna was so so. Poor beer menu
Our server was fantastic
Best service in all of DC and awesome food!
Food and atmosphere were good. Service was good at the start, but after our food arrived, the waitress stopped checking on us. Never took another drink order after our bottle of Sake was finished, never came back to the table when we were done eating to check on us, and we had to ask for twice for a check. This was a business dinner and my guests actually started leaving before we could ever get a check. Disappointing
Unbeknownst to us, it was Happy Hour with half price rolls, which was greatly appreciated. The food and service were fantastic. We had two small plates and two rolls, which were generously sized. We added a whisky flight and two beverages (one alcoholic). We left very full and satisfied. Will definitely go back soon.
Thanks for your kind words! We love happy hour too! So glad to hear you enjoyed the service as well as the beverages! Hope to see you again soon! Thanks, O-Ku Team
We simply love this place. The food is outstanding each and every time and the service is well. We really enjoy seeing Lindsey and TG whenever we go. They are one of the reasons we think of O-Ku as “our restaurant”. On this last visit we met Shannon who was amazing and delightful! She is passionate about the food and wine and now we have one more reason to keep going back. Thank you again for another wonderful dining experience!
Thanks so much, we are so happy to hear you love O-Ku - we ARE your restaurant! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks! O-Ku Team
Our server Long was amazing and sitting at the Sushi bar was fun too! Nice welcome by the hostess and delicious food! Will come back soon!
Thanks for your kind words! So glad to hear that you enjoyed the service and the food. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks, O-Ku Team
Absolutely stunning in every respect. Went to celebrate an occasion and our waitress took the initiative to get O-Ku staff to sign a celebratory card and the manager provided a round of champagne on the house.
Thanks so much for your kind words! We do hope to see you again soon, and are happy to hear you chose to celebrate with us! See you soon, O-Ku Team
Everything was great! Food was delicious!
I frequent O-Ku often! It was so great to bring my family here for the first time - they loved it too!
So glad you brought your family in to try us out too! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks, O-Ku Team
I'm not sure what else I can possibly say about Oku that I haven't already. The restaurant itself is gorgeous and is exactly as I remembered from my last visit. The restaurant is very clean and well kept. Our server was very knowledgable and personable as well as prompt. The food was amazing(as always) and is easily hands down my favorite Japanese restaurant. We came here for my birthday and for dessert the gave me(us) birthday ice cream mochi as well as a card from the entire staff which was very touching as I've never had that done before by any restaurant. Highly recommend!!
Thanks so much for your kind words! Hope to see you again soon! Thanks, O-Ku Team
This restaurant was a must visit whenever in DC. Food was amazing, drinks were made to perfection and service was outstanding! I would definitely recommend!!
Thank you so much for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon! Thanks, O-Ku Team
We had a 6:30 reservation and got to take advantage of half priced sushi for happy hour. So good! So affordable! We basically ordered every roll on the menu twice and pigged out. We had a great time and would definitely go again!
Thanks so much for your kind words! We are happy hear that you enjoyed our happy hour! We also offer half off bottles of wine and sake on Sunday nights. We hope you can join us again soon! Thanks, O-Ku Team
The food is so fresh and tasty! Service was also amazing. Everyone was friendly and recommended the best dishes! Definitely going back
Thanks so much for your kind words! We do hope to see you again soon! Thanks! O-ku Team
Outstanding food, great drinks, and wonderful service.
Thanks for your kind words!
This was an amazing experience for my girlfriend and I. She was very pleased with the service and our meal. We will be definitely return in the near future and have referred friends as well. Thank you again to Long and the staff.
Thanks so much for your kind words! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed. We hope to see you again in the very near future! Thanks, O-Ku Team
The staff was amazing and the sushi was so fresh we have been once before and now its official we will be regulars. I've eaten sushi in Hawaii, korea and the Philippines but this is the best sushi I've had do far no regrets if you're an avid sushigoer
Thanks so much for your kind words and we are so happy to hear that we are some of the best sushi you've had! Looking forward to hosting you again! Thanks, O-Ku Team
Love the ambiance, the food was delicious and the service was impeccable. This is my new Asian cuisine/ sushi spot! Will be back soon!
Thanks so much for your kind words! So glad to hear you enjoyed the service and we hope to see you back soon! Thanks, O-Ku Team
Shannon our waitress was phenomenal , the food was great and overall a great restaurant to grab a meal.
Thanks so much for your kind words! We think Shannon is great too, and are happy to hear you loved the food as well! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, O-Ku Team
Great food-drinks were mediocre, expensive and the smallest I’ve ever seen. Service was fine. Our waitress was a little overly eager to share her personal opinions about the menu .
Fantastic food. Our waitress, Erin was wonderful. Made a great night even better. Highly recommend.
Thanks so much for your kind words! We think Erin's awesome too, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks, O-Ku Team
We had the chef tasting for two. Incredible experience and each dish was thought out and tasted great. Good mix of sushi, sides, and entree. The service was very good. Our server was friendly, welcoming and timely. The ambience and environment was modern and clean. The music choice had sealed the deal for me. Who doesn’t like listening to Odesza, Zhu, and other mellow electronic songs?
Honestly one of my favorite restaurant experiences. 10/10
Thank you for having us.
This is one of the best experiences I"ve had in DC's restaurant scene. Great Staff, food and vibe!
Thanks so much for your kind words! So happy to hear we were one of your best experiences in DC restaurants and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks, O-Ku Team
Great birthday dinner with friends!
This was our first time. A recommendation from a friend. We had a party of 7. We were seated immediately. The waitress was awesome, she knew the menu very well and provided great recommendations. The variety of the menu to include items for members of the party who didn't necessarily eat sushi. The music playlist was amazing. Everything we tried was delicious!!
Thank you for your kind words! We are happy to hear your friend recommended us and you visited and also enjoyed! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, O-Ku Team
We went for a friends bday and they couldn’t have been nicer! Very attentive to all the details and very personable. Great experience and amazing happy hour deal!
Thank you for your kind words! We are happy to hear you chose to celebrate with us at O-Ku! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, O-Ku Team
Delicious food and great service! Will definitely be going back
Thank you so much for your kind words and we hope to see you again very soon!
I had the most amazing birthday dinner at O-Ku. The service was outstanding, the food delicious, and the music was perfect! I will definitely be back.
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are happy you chose to celebrate with us and hope to see you again soon. Thanks, O-Ku Team
Amazing food and service!!
Great dinner at O-ku - we loved their version of omakase (not just nigiri) - wonderful service and great staff. Might need to be ready to wait a bit though, we were seated 30 minutes after our reservation time. Great staff and delicious cocktails made up for it though. Definitely a do again.
Thanks so much for your kind words! We appreciate the feedback as well - we always want to improve on our service. We hope you chose to eat with us again soon. Thanks! O-Ku Team
Food was delicious!! Waitress was super friendly! Guided us to order right amount of dishes for our group!!
Thanks so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks, O-Ku Team
I love this place. The staff know their menu and go above and beyond. Came for my anniversary and the staff gave us a lovely card paired with some glasses of bubbly and a surprise appetizer.
Thanks so much for your kind words! We are honored you chose to celebrate with us. We hope you chose to join us again soon. Thanks! O-Ku Team
My boyfriend and I truly enjoyed our 1st time at O-Ku! From the time we stepped through the ornate front doors, we experienced superior hospitality, ambiance and food. Tyler is doing a great job creating a welcoming atmosphere and sitting at the sushi bar to watch the chefs do their work was the right choice! Plan for many rounds of small plates to share.
Thanks so much for your kind words! We are happy to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your visit! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, O-Ku Team
I felt like I paid a lot for not that much quality.
While the ambience and service was excellent, the food in general was way too salty for my friend and me.
I love this restaurant. They should be a little more prepared for guests arriving but otherwise no complaints. Will keep coming back.
Perfection! Best sushi I’ve ever had. Great service as well. Will definitely be returning.
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our service and food! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, O-Ku Team
O-Ku made this birthday celebration truly special! Sashimi was out of this world delicious, and the service was unbeatable. Anna gave us advice for sushi and sake pairing that was spot on. Thank you for the experience!
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are happy to hear you chose to celebrate with us and that you enjoyed Anna's recommendations! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, O-Ku Team
Awesome as usual.
Thanks so much, we hope to see you again soon!