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O-ku Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville Beach, FL

O-ku Jacksonville Beach

4.8
4.8
630 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 44 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 630 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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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

    Hot spot

630 Reviews
  1. SusanN

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was so good and our service was even better!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love OKu on the rooftop ! Great music, sunshine and food ! Nothing better

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  3. AS123

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was terrible! Wrong drinks were delivered after waiting for 30min, appetizers were never delivered until end of the meal when manager got involved. The waitress kept saying they had to “wash more glasses” before drinks could be delivered to the table. Food took forever (never put in correctly) and overall was a poor experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Jax Beach location had such a West Coast feeling I love it!

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  5. NatalieR

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went to O-Ku last night for our anniversary. The food was OUTSTANDING. So incredibly flavorful! Presented beautifully. Portions were perfect. Our service was amazing. The cocktail was so tasty. The cherry on top was the acknowledgement of it being our anniversary and the complimentary appetizer, dessert and champaign that was served. Can't wait to go back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the coolest restaurants I’ve ever been to. The restaurant is beautiful, the staff was amazing, the view from the top is unmatched. Everyone should get to experience this restaurant at least once. As far as the food, in the words of my son “everything was 10 out of 10”. Thank you for the experience!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful time at o-ku! We had a chance to dine on the patio and it was truly lovely with the weather. Never have had the same twice there (my preference) and every bite has been amazing. Love visiting this incredible space.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food & excellent service. Not great for kids (no kids menu) but great atmosphere and ambience.

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  9. RobertH

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    O-Ku continues to impress us as the rightful winner of “the best sushi in Jacksonville” accolade. Outstanding service and a creative menu enable fans of all ages to indulge our sushi cravings. Fun dining!

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  10. AshleGryre

    Jacksonville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a great Easter Sunday dinner evening with family and friends. OKU was very accommodating for our party of 8. John our server was very helpful especially to our guest unfamiliar with the menu. The new Chef provided beautiful presentations of our plates. Meals were very fresh tasting and just the right portions. Our group had an obsession with the fresh ginger and John kept that flowing! Kudo's to OKU for a great evening with ambience on point!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was awesome . It was our first time in Jax Beach . We walked there so we were a little late to our reservation. They accommodated us anyway and provided great service . Thank you !

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food at a fair price point for what you get. I had the sushi box for lunch and for $25, a true steal. The freshness of the fish is UNMATCHED. Also had the yellowtail carpaccio… impeccably chosen by our waiter for us. Can’t wait to come back for more!

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  13. Jill

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In town visiting Jax Beach and have already eaten at O-Ku twice! The food is delicious, especially the Usuzukuri, Tuna Tataki, Lobster Temaki, and Oceanside roll. I will be craving those for years to come. Complimented by a super friendly and awesome staff (is everyone in Jax Beach super happy, or is it me?), a cool vibe, and amazing cocktails, this place is a must try.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is always top notch and the food is amongst the best in JAX beach.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every bite was delicious! Highly recommended 10/10

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had my brother in town for the weekend. We had Mario as our server and he was absolutely fabulous. It is always a pleasure having him.

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  17. MattP

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I had high expectations, but was let down. Service, while very nice and knowledgeable, was the slowest I can recall in years from any restaurant. Took 20 minutes to get our drinks. They are just plain understaffed. Our entrees were lost and it took 40 minutes to get our dinner. The food was good, but not great - I expected “great” based on the prices and the restaurant’s recommendations - prices were very high, even relative to bigger cities. Last, cool ambiance and vibe, but the music was a little loud.

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  18. RandyP

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the reception to dinner , it was professional, seamless and beautiful!

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  19. kirby66

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love this restaurant -- the service and food are excellent and the the rooftop setting is lovely. And this visit, we have to give a special shoutout to Vianna, who went above and beyond for us. Thanks Vianna!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is definitely the best Japanese restaurant, and potentially the best overall restaurant, in all of Jacksonville. Incredible service, inventive menu, and fish quality that is better than anywhere else in the city. We loved the signature nigiri flight and the fried hamachi collar!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Despite arriving in a torrential downpour we were greeted so wonderfully by the hostess and manager on 3/9/24. We had to wait just a very short bit for our table and they treated us to a round of drinks while we waited which was such a nice touch. Food, service & recommendations were perfect.

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  22. SamanthaW

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience with excellent food and superior service. Would have loved to have sat upstairs but the downstairs is very nice. The ambiance is very zen and the decor is nice. I cannot say enough about how great the food was!

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  23. AmyL

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    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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  24. AllenL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. AtlantaGuy

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    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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  31. 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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  32. Terry

    Las Vegas

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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FAQs

O-ku Jacksonville Beach is rated 4.8 stars by 630 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 44 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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