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O-ku Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville Beach, FL

O-ku Jacksonville Beach

4.8
4.8
609 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Additional information

  • 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, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 609 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Best Overall

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Best Food

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Innovative

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Hot spot

609 Reviews
  1. AmyL

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was great. Food was good. Came out quick. One of the sushis, Oceanside, tasted like a blow torch but the rest, especially Firecracker, was super tasty. We went at 5:30 because no other timeslots available but many of the table were empty which was surprising. The place was dark but not in an ambient or sexy way. The music is really loud, so you really have to listen hard to conversation. Wish they would go down a notch in volume. Having said all that, our server was friendly and knowledgeable and I’ll def go back.

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  2. AllenL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate on the second floor overlooking the ocean. Food was very good

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  3. TamiF

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great, we both had the Nigiri Flight. Awesome experience and very tasty. A bit disappointed, our first time and wanted to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Made the reservation and noted this, didn’t receive any acknowledgment from the staff. Noted this in the receipt and told the hostess when she asked about our experience. The GM called about 25 min after we left very apologetic acknowledging they dropped the ball and will do better in the future. He offered a way to make it right and we will try again in the near future.🤞

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  4. Rebecca

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lana was a fantastic server, super energetic, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.

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  5. TerryW

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to O-ku and we were impressed. The food was delicious, imaginative and beautifully presented. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. It was raining so we did not go to the upstairs area. Next time!

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  6. SamuelC

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and this place met all my expectation’s and I will be back. The sushi was so fresh

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, experience, ambiance, and service! We loved the mixed spoons, a5 wagyu, and all the rolls. The plum martini was unique and delicious! Can’t wait to come back!

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  8. AtlantaGuy

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Much better than what I remember of oku Atlanta. Excellent food. But they certainly charge for it.

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  9. JVLGator

    Jacksonville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was outstanding. All very in sink with each other....great team. The food presentation was very good. Whe we requested certain things all was done in order.

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  10. Terry

    Las Vegas

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit. Food is excellent. Waitstaff is very efficient and helpful. At 5:30 when we arrived the noise level was low to moderate. By the time we were finished the noise level was high. Highly recommend if you are a sushi lover or if you are new to sushi. Both times we have been there our waiter has been very helpful with making selections.

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  11. JessicaH

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    BEST SUSHI IN JAX! Can't wait to take all my friends to this place!

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  12. brettf

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    O-Ku was a tremendous treat for our day after Valentine's Day date. My wife and I had a delicious run of small plates and tasty cocktails. 12/10!|

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  13. Joseph

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely kind staff and excellent food that was more than fair for the price. Would highly recommend for both dining and drinks at the rooftop bar.

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  14. VickyD

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dominic was an exceptional server! We tried the Karaage Chicken, Blue Crab Temaki, Sake Dreams, Blazing Saddles roll and the Firecracker roll. All amazing!!! 100% recommend for your special occasion or date night.

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  15. Jenna

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection and very knowledgeable server. We really enjoyed our experience.

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  16. MarkN

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was extraordinary tasty. It was served as we were ready for the next course, with the correct condiments, and at the perfect temperature. I ordered the Valentine's Day special and my wife (not a sushi eater) ordered a cooked appetizer and entree off the menu, but they gave us an additional serving so we both served at the same time. It is expensive (but we knew to expect it). The service was perfect, a gentleman from their corporate office brought me and described the opening course, a special yellow fin tuna izakaya...it was exceptional! I could go on and on. The main downside, was there were too many tables...however, they are needed later in the evening, because they get packed. But this is not unusual with Japanese restaurants.

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  17. BobS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Evening was great. Food was very good. Service was excellent and we had a nice chat with the new manger.

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  18. DanielleG

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn’t have asked for a better night! From the great service to the food and presentations, it exceeded our expectations. Our server was so knowledgeable with recommendations and answered every question we had. Can’t wait to be back!

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  19. Amara

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi I’ve ever had! A great place for a date / girls night. Service was amazing!!!

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  20. OlivierW

    Belgium

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably One of the best sushi experience ever. The team was Perfect 😍

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Waited 45 minutes with a reservation and did not get offered any sort of apology or free app/drinks. Food was great but need to manage reservations better.

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  22. KaseyG

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi we've ever had! The tuna tataki appetizer is amazing. Our server Dustin was great! Very friendly and helpful.

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  23. TravisB

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice rooftop dining area. The service was amazing and the Sushi absolutely delightful. We started with the Tuna Tataki which was perfect, and then ordered Oceanside, Firecracker, Blazing Saddles, and Fuego for the table, there wasn't a bite of any of it left. Capped it all off with SATA Andagi (donut holes), and Samoa Burauni (brownie). Every dish was excellent. Five Stars.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emily was a perfect server. She recommended some delicious wines and food selections. Management ran some dishes which was is always a nice touch. But Emily’s hospitality was the real treat.

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  25. NMCowboy

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and services were outstanding but the noise level was jarring. The group next to us was obnoxiously loud. We should have asked to be moved. It was so loud we couldn’t hear our own voices.

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  26. MonM

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely disappointed with presentation and portions especially Lobster in broth, the flavors were great but seam to lack care and thoughtfulness (a lot of unnecessary fondling and transferring with the pre chopped lobster pieces; chopped up in the lobster tail onto plate then transferred yet AGAIN to ceramic plate. My Partner's special Bday dinner did not seem special. Waiter wasn’t engaging, didn’t even acknowledge, probably unaware of special day. I expressed disappointment and response was kinda "oh-well".

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had Mario as our waiter and as usual he was absolutely fabulous

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent l! Our sever Lana was attentive and patient.

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  29. susieq

    Jacksonville

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really creative delish sushi. I felt like I was in Japan. Great and knowledgeable wait staff. Pricey but you get what you pay for.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fav rest in jax. Food is perfect evertime. Staff is top Noch!!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Sadly the kitchen had a major back up in getting rolls out so we were told but pretty sure it was just our order...of 3 rolls. Our server comped us an appetizer which was nice. She apologized for the delay and said her manager would be by to see what could be done to make the visit right for us but that never happened. Food was great.

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  32. NathanH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good. Server Dustin was very accommodating. While the main dining area was very pleasant in aesthetic the music was incredibly loud. Despite the good food and good service I would likely not return strictly because of the volume in the dining are. Just my personal preference.

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  33. AlexandraC

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and excellent customer service! Mario is the best!!

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  34. Tara

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and server was amazing. The wait time was very long for our party. We waited about 2.5 hours for our sushi rolls to come.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kind of pricey and a bit loud. Food and service was top notch as always.

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  36. PhoenixRize

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful date night at O-Ku Jax Beach 🍣 We told the waitress that we had no idea what anything was and to just take us through the menu however she thought was best. She asked us a few questions about flavor preferences, (of course everything needed to be gluten free for me)… and then she took over. She brought us the most amazing plates of deliciousness. My chopstick skills are abysmal, but the food was great, the waitress amazing (Ashley) and we had the most wonderful evening. Lots of menu options were marked with a little wheat symbol to denote GF and our waitress said most things could be modified. She poured us little dishes of soy sauce and said it was gluten free before I could even ask!

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  37. foodlover

    Phoenix

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent sushi/japanese influenced Asian food that was delicious and very creatively different. Very good value with a good cocktail menu and really good sake selection. While a bit noisy, a really good place to eat at Jacksonville Beach.

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  38. joep

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sushi and service. On the list to come back again and again.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for my son’s 17th birthday. We have frequented many sushi restaurants around town and this is by far the greatest experience our family has had. From the moment we walked in until the moment we left the staff made us feel welcome. This was our first time dining here so our waiter took plenty of time to go over the menu with us. At one point the manager came over to us to personally say happy birthday to my son and he was treated like royalty. I don’t even know where to start with the food but there was not one complaint whatsoever. Everything was fresh and clean and you could tell they take pride in this. Cheers to the staff of O-ku for making this a great and unique dining experience. We will return

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  40. ThomasR

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience again. Our second time there and won’t be our last. Nigiri and apps were so fresh, clean tasting and delicious. Hats off to sushi chef Natalie. The service from Ricky was top notch and the manager even stopped by to check in. Overall another great experience, looking forward to the next time!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided

FAQs

O-ku Jacksonville Beach is rated 4.8 stars by 609 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Google Map for O-ku Jacksonville Beach

502 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Additional information

  • Cross street
    4th Ave North and 1st St North
  • Neighborhood
    Jacksonville Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Billy Brannen
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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