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O-Ku - Nashville, Nashville, TN

O-Ku - Nashville

4.8
4.8
1248 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
O-Ku Sushi Nashville 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, Chef Eric Hill showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets and produces in areas such as Norway, Scotland, Hawaii and New Zealand, as well as local sustainable sources.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 66 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (629) 900-0021

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Eric Hill

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • Parking details

    Park along the restaurant side of Van Buren and Adams St towards the Griff Apartments. The lot outside of the restaurant is metered and not operated by the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout

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What 1,248 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

  • Nashville

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  1. FA

    FaribaA

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time having sushi and I absolutely enjoyed it!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded todayThank you for the 5 star review! We are so honored your first sushi experience was with us. So glad you enjoyed it! Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  2. m

    mmom

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite spot!! Service is so good, everything on the menu is beyond amazing.. we would go every day if we could!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded todayThank you for the 5 star review and kind words! We are honored to be your favorite spot. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food was not flavorful at all. Portion size exceedingly small. Our order: Shishito peppers, bbq chicken wings, honey garlic chicken wings, tempura cauliflower, edamame, play boy roll, titan up roll, hamachi nigiri, beef skewers, and waygu nigiri. Drinks: matcha mule. Of all these items we ordered, the matcha mule was good and the bbq chicken wings as well. But, the chicken wings were BY FAR the smallest chicken wings I’ve ever laid eyes on. With all the hype around this restaurant I was very disappointed in the food. I’ve eaten sushi all over the country and this was possibly the worst I’ve ever had. Maybe an off night but seems hard to believe with all we ordered.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Truly the worst service I’ve ever experienced.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for taking the time to leave us this feedback. We would love an opportunity to hear more about your experience so we can work to improve and earn those last 3 stars. Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you. -Gabby

  5. TH

    TaylrH

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will definitely be coming back! Tanner was a great waiter and very helpful with any questions. Drinks were a little slow coming out but definitely worth the wait!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded todayThank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Tanner. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  6. RP

    RachelP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Oku is one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville! Amazing food everytime. Tonight we tried the seven course tasting menu and the food was excellent.
  7. U

    Ukgirl

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find on OpenTable in Nashville!!! Service and food excellent.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded todayThank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a good experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  8. CS

    ChadS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. We loved it. Staff took great care of us.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded todayThank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a good experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  9. DK

    DawnK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite is a treat at O-ku. The attentiveness and accommodation with food allergies is amazing. The wait staff is always knowledgeable and able to help with choices.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded todayThank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I would say the sushi is overpriced for what you get.
  11. BW

    BrittanyW

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Keith was amazing! Everyone that worked there gave us such amazing service. The food was delicious as well. Overall amazing.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded todayThank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Keith. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  12. NT

    NickT

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10. Booked wrong day for gf bday and they switched it for me when there were no tables. Everything we ate and drank was outstanding. Our waitress, LAURA was beyond nice and informative with entire menu. She brought out glasses of champagne, edamame with truffle oil and an incredible desert with a candle, I can’t remember the name but I called it “Frozen Japanese Macaroons” all on the house and that to me is what’ll make customers return is for experiences like that. Virago, blue sushi are pretty close comparably food wise but their service and attention to detail here is what stands out even more. Thank you Laura!!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! We are so glad we could take care of you and make it a memorable experience for your girlfriend's birthday. We do try to give all of our guests this type of experience. We appreciate your kind words. Can't wait to have you back in!-Sarai

  13. AS

    AceS

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been here multiple times, and every time we have a great experience. Service is wonderful, the food is unique and amazing, and really great value! Our server went out of her way to help make our night special since we were celebrating an anniversary, and we appreciated that so much although we did not expect it. We love love love this place. Will be a favorite for years to come

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words and choosing us to celebrate your special occasion with. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  14. J

    Jaime

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The playboy roll is a must!! This was the second time i had been here and the food does not disappoint at all. The service was great, we had reservations at 5 and were sat right away. They were able to accomodate a special roll for my 6 year old that wasn't on the menu as well.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  15. IF

    IkiyaF

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to this restaurant on numerous occasions but my visit on my birthday was nothing short of spectacular. The service was absolutely perfect!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate you celebrating your special occasion with us. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  16. JB

    JeffBinTN

    Nashville

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went back to O-Ku for dinner with friends last night and it was great! The quality and selection of dishes is outstanding. We had a fantastic waiter who gave us some wonderful suggestions. If I could improve one thing it would be turnaround on drinks from the bar which was slow. Overall O-Ku never seems to disappoint, we will be back!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a memorable experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  17. R

    Review

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and Tiffany gave great recommendations!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Tiffany. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  18. C

    Casey

    Nashville

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! We had the Tuna Tataki, the Titan Up, the Tanuki, and shared the Asian Greens salad. Everything was perfectly prepared. We will return!!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed everything. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by Tyler. Consistent drinks - the Shogun was delicious - and the food hit the mark with every dish. Loved it!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Tyler. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  20. S

    Stoney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice and wonderful dining experience, everything was awesome. Will return again soon.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a good experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  21. JH

    JennH

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't say enough things about Oku. It is the freshest sushi and I won't go anywhere else for it. I had by birthday dinner there, never mentioned that we were there for that and they brought out a desert with a candle. They have great service every time. Thank you Oku for making my birthday special. We will be back

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words! Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  22. R

    Red567

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite place to get sushi in the entire world! Everything about it is amazing.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Keith. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  23. a

    amelian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Oku and had Keith as our server, he was amazing!! Food was excellent as well, we will be returning!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Keith. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  24. LH

    LauraH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Overall we had a great experience at O-Ku. I went with 5 other girls and we split several items on the menu. We got the rock shrimp, kung pao cauliflower, playboy, nashvegas, tennessee two step, CAB yakiniku beef, and the japchae with shrimp. Everything we ate was delicious! The only issues we had were when our sugar and spice cocktails did not taste as expected (due to a new bartender forgetting an ingredient) and the hot dishes took a really long time to make. We got there at 6:30 and did not leave until after 9:00. We were in good company, so did not terribly mind the long dinner. Our server, Emily, was great and made sure the restaurant took care of those dishes and cocktails. The restaurant has a good atmosphere but can be loud. We could barely hear each other talk by the end of the evening when it was more crowded. Overall, service was great and the food was amazing so I would definitely recommend. In our experience, if there are any issues the restaurant will take care of you to ensure you want to come back!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 4 star review! So happy you had a great experience overall but do apologize for the mishap with the cocktail and the long wait time. Glad that Emily could turn it around for you. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  25. KW

    KaseyW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were wonderful! Emily was great!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Emily. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  26. SH

    SarahH

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared 3 rolls and edamame. The staff was super friendly and attentive. The rolls were delicious and came out in a timely manner. I have been here several times and each time the service and food are excellent. I highly recommend.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

  27. N

    Navid

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We go to O-Ku once a month and always enjoy the food. This time, food was completely different. Such rice was warm and falling apart. We were told chef is out of town. Hopefully it was one time issue and they would fix it.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. It was very hard into have table conversation just due to noise level from conversation and acoustics.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a good evening with us. We appreciate your feedback. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

  29. P

    Patron

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, was ok. The food was good, the ambience tasteful - my only gripe is that the food is over priced. I lived in NYC and Los Angeles, two big culinary scenes and you’ll find better quality to price restaurants. For two guests, we spent around $250 after tip.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The O-Ku Rock Shrimp was fantastic! The Playboy Roll was also outstanding. All 4 of us said it was one of the best meals we’ve ever had.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

  31. d

    dkmorganjr

    Nashville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything has was full of flavor. Great dining experience. Our waiter selected some of his favorites and there were no disappointments.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad your server made it a memorable experience. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

  32. B

    Bdog

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 10 year anniversary at O-Ku, and the experience was impeccable. The service from the hostess to the wait staff was top notch. Our waitress was informative, helpful, and went all out with giving us a wonderful experience we will never forget. The menu was diverse and immersive with many options to please the basic Japanese cuisine genre to fusion options fit for the foodies dream. The decor was fantastic. We will definitely be back soon.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate you celebrating your special occasion with us. So glad it was a memorable experience. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

  33. BS

    BreS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED it! Food was excellent and our server was the sweetest!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a good evening with us. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

  34. B

    Benj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Food, service, beverages all top notch.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed everything. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

  35. J

    Jmb777

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent…very knowledgeable and he guided us through a great meal. Drinks were also on point. 💯

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a good experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I love this place and have been here multiple times. I have a certain temporary issue that keeps me from eating raw sushi. The server was able to make adjustments to our favorite rolls to make them good for us! Great drinks per usual!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you always enjoy your experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in! -Zack

  37. T

    Tadman

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Certainly an above average and interesting sushi restaurant. Hip, fun, vibrant. Sat at the bar and the service & drinks were outstanding.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you for the 4 star review! Glad it was a good experience. Can't wait to have you back in and hopefully earn that 5th star! -Zack

  38. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible. Our server Clinton was awesome.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! I will pass your kind words along to Clinton. Can't wait to have you back in! -Zack

  39. KM

    KristenM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably one of the best meals I’ve had in Nashville that’s not a steak house. Excellent service from who we called was “super cool Guy Fieri look alike server!” Everything from the unique Jell-O shots we started with to the cheesecake dessert was amazing! Our group of six tried numerous apps, bowls, sushi rolls and pieces and nothing was bad. The rock shrimp and garlic wings were amazing! The sushi rolls were so fresh and the duck “lollipops” as we called them were delicious. Make a reservation, you won’t be disappointed!!!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words and will pass them along to Clinton. Can't wait to have you back in! -Zack

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I had a great time. Tanner is a great person.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

O-Ku - Nashville does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. O-Ku - Nashville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (629) 900-0021.

O-Ku - Nashville is rated 4.8 stars by 1248 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 66 times today
Google Map for O-Ku - Nashville

81 Van Buren St., Nashville, TN 37208

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Park along the restaurant side of Van Buren and Adams St towards the Griff Apartments. The lot outside of the restaurant is metered and not operated by the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Eric Hill

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout

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