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O-ku Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville Beach, FL

O-ku Jacksonville Beach

4.6
4.6
131 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi

O-Ku provides a fresh and innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine. O-Ku’s menu is comprised of signature starters, contemporary Japanese entrees and seasonal traditional sushi that reflect the uniquely designed space. The beachside location with waterfront and rooftop dining offers traditional sashimi and specialty rolls, sourcing seafood from the finest fish markets in Tokyo and Hawaii alongside local and seasonal ingredients.

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Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (904) 694-2770

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Jacksonville Beach

  • Cross street

    4th Ave North and 1st St North

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

What 131 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Hot Spot

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JD

    JosieD

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Sushi was good not great. Drinks were better quality than the food.

  2. J

    Jerrymane

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The appetizers were the best of the meal! Sushi is fancy, but taste is nothing special.service is lacking. Noisy!

  3. TB

    TiffanyB

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Our first visit was great! This visit was mediocre at best. Our server was very nice, but slow and forgetful on a few things. They were out of diet soda, they were limited on wine due to shortages- I don’t know. Seating is a little cramped and the noise level can get pretty high. In terms of sushi, it’s the best in the beaches, but some other service items need some attention.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    O-ku is a classy, beautiful place to take someone special! The food was amazing, as was the customer service. Our waitress was thorough and very knowledgeable. I’d highly recommend this restaurant!

  5. GO

    GailO

    Jacksonville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was exceptional, including our server, Molly.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    Food was good. Server was friendly. Drinks took over 20 minutes to get. We did get a free round but we would have rather been able to order another drink but instead went to Lynch’s next door.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress was on point. The view is nice and the ambiance was great. Food was delicious

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Upscale sushi with unique ingredients

  9. k

    kellyb

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Hmm...I think I am just confused about this place. Service was very nice, not completely professional - but very friendly and accommodating. The sushi was good. The pork belly was dry and chewy. The fried cauliflower would have been really good if it was hot and not lukewarm. Edamame was excellent. But all and all I cannot eat there often as it is just too expensive for the amount of food. The dining room downstairs was muggy and warm, upstairs spot was really cold. I think this is more of a cooler weather place for me as the upstairs bar looked nice, but too hot for me outside on the day we visited.

  10. JB

    JanetteB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Crystal was an excellent server and the food was delicious.

  11. BM

    BruceM

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The service overall was excellent except for a few hiccups. The quality of the food was excellent, but they were out of couples items we wanted on the menu. The Uni we order was OK, but everything other food item was excellent. The drink selection was innovative, but limited. The roof top bar is excellent.

  12. HH

    HillaryH

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4

    My first experience here was AMAZING!! I was so excited to go back, mainly for the surprise purple donut balls, and the amazing French press coffee with heavy cream and coarse cane sugar!! Best coffee I’d ever tasted!! Made my next reservation 2 weeks in advance and drove all the way from Glen St Mary florida to take my boyfriend. Sad to say, it was a disappointing trip. The donuts were undercooked and gooey, and the French press was served with artificial sweeteners only. The waitress had no desire to accommodate my request for the creamer and bowl of cane sugar. Highly disappointed.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food. Our server was excellent. And fyi sushi rolls are 8 pieces each so that was a great surprise :). U def just need two rolls and your full. Definitely will be back and will bring friends.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and sushi, our waitress Crystal was phenomenal!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food as always! This is our favorite spot to celebrate anything special.

  16. l

    lindseyt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food and the ambiance was great it was a little loud. The salmon appetizer and tuna in spoons was the best

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    All of the food was very good. They didn’t have a table ready for us when we showed up and had to wait 20 minutes

  18. CI

    CINDYL

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    The food at O-Ku was very good. Sadly, the noise level inside was so loud I could not hear my husband talking to me. It appears upstairs, outside is much more pleasant. The restaurant is quite small, and next door to a very lively bar.

  19. s

    sarguy64

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, great service and a new favorite for date night!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Sat upstairs it’s was nice - it will be better when the construction is over but that’s not the restaurant’s fault! 🙃

  21. M

    Moonbeam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Over rated. I have definitely had better sushi at a much better value. Only cold saki, only tap beer. Atmosphere nice. Location great. No HH pricing. Waitress said they “are working on that”. There were so many servers tripping over themselves in the front of the house. Sushi roll and fried shrimp app came out so fast we had to question if it was pre-cooked and placed in a warmer. Nigiri rolls super small esp. for the price.Glad we tried it to see what the hype is all about but we don’t feel the need to go back anytime soon.

  22. HM

    HMH1

    Jacksonville

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    We have been several times as there are few places in North Florida to get good Sushi. However, the place is extremely loud and quite expensive for the value. Also, it was clear that the staff was providing lots of extras to certain people, which I understand when they are regulars, but it still doesn't create an atmosphere where all guests are treated well. It'll be a while before we go back.

  23. G

    Gwen

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience and food!!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was beautiful, great service. Impeccable presentation. One small comment that is easy peasy to amend - the rice was sticky which is great. It is just a little too heave/sticky. I will continue to return :)

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent sushi and service!

  26. J

    Joanna

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    Food was exceptional but the ambience left much to be desired. Seemed like people went to socialize over drinks and some bar snacks than appreciate high end sushi. It’s a shame because the fish is extremely high quality but there was no warm sake and ordering was a bit confusing. We also were disappointed there was no omikase, which is offered in all other O-ku locations. Seems more like a gentrified sushi establishment instead of a more authentic upscale sushi experience. I would go again, if only for the food.

  27. JB

    JenniferB

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved our food, excellent quality, the service was top notch, our server made our special occasion very enjoyable.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was awesome(except the wings). The sushi and miso soup was delicious. The service was great and the setting was perfect for date night.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect!!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience overall… Great customer service / menu exploration explanations / definitely an exciting addition to Jax Beach.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5

    Food was not impressive

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    No air conditioning.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    The a/c was broken and they would bot open doors! It was miserably hot!!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    O-ku had fantastic drinks and ambiance. We had an excellent server and our food was delicious. My only complaint is the roll was $17 and not very big.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience

  36. S

    Stevem

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    3rd time to O-Ku and each time gets worse. Sat at the bar as there were several empty seats - but filled with leftover plates and food. Had to clean it myself. Indifferent service from the bar. The rock shrimp tempura was over-cooked. The Salmon entree was also over cooked. I should have sent it back. It is a shame. Jacksonville needs a great Japanese restaurant.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner , service and ambiance was perfect . A friend suggested I try O-Ku but don’t be disappointed if you can’t get reservations because the were booked out weeks in advance. Luckily for me I was flying solo. I made reservations for one on Saturday @6:45 . Though there were only about 5 vegan options they didn’t disappoint. I started with the red Oni drink - Amazing. As my meal I order the spicy cauliflower with the crispy tofu . Everything was so good I while I was enjoying my meal I made reservations for next weekend. My new favorite dinner spot .😋

  38. VG

    VanessaG

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is incredible. Service is amazing! We love O-Ku!

  39. A

    Angel

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Overall, very good sushi.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fun place and good food but very loud!

FAQs

O-ku Jacksonville Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 694-2770.

O-ku Jacksonville Beach is rated 4.6 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 27 times today
Google Map for O-ku Jacksonville Beach

502 1st St N Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-7004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Ave North and 1st St North

  • Neighborhood

    Jacksonville Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Creative Japanese

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

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