O-Ku - Nashville

4.5
41 reviews
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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.
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Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Wesley, was wonderful. The Chef put a nice personal touch on our evening by interacting with us and speaking to us about different dishes he has coming up. Overall, amazing experience. Will definitely be back.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded a day ago

We're so glad you had a great experience at O-Ku! We enjoyed having you, and love that Wes and Chef Eric made you feel so well taken care of. We look forward to your next visit!

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GS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went here on a Monday for their happy hour (half priced rolls). The rolls were INCREDIBLE as were the drinks. The one issue was that the kitchen was behind and never put out one of our rolls and we eventually just cancelled it. Our waiter was amazing though and he even comped one of our rounds of drinks due to the slow service (which was not his fault). We will definitely be back!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded 2 hours ago

Hello Grace! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at O-Ku. We apologize for your wait, and appreciate your patience. We're happy you felt well taken care of and enjoyed our Happy Hour as much as we do. We hope to see you soon.

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DS
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Far too loud, I was shouting at my date the entire time. 6 rolls of sushi took more than 2 hours to all come out. Quality and taste was low considering price.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded 2 hours ago

Hello Danielle, we're sorry you didn't have a great experience. We'd love to see you back and give you the evening you're looking for. Please reach out to Gabby at (629)900-0021 so we can get you taken care of!

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JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most wonderful and pleasant server, Ally, and although things like the Sake we wanted was out, she made it one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we've ever had! 5 stats for sure!!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded 18 hours ago

Thank you for visiting O-Ku! We're so glad that Ali took great care of you and we look forward to your next visit.

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JM
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Service was excellent. Limited pArking.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded 2 hours ago

Hi James, thank you for the great feedback and the great review!

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, some of the best sushi I have ever had and I travel the world.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded 2 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, thank you for the great feedback!

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WA
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. Sonwas our server! Will be back!!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Whitney! We're so glad you have an outstanding experience with us. We can't wait to see you next time!

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KA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food are beyond perfect. The staff went out of their way to explain everything on the menu. The food was delicious and so flavorful.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded 2 days ago

Kristy, we're so glad you had a great experience at O-Ku, and we hope to see you back soon!

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KK
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been recommended to O-Ku by friends and you all did not disappoint. Food was excellent and Christine was an excellent server

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded 2 days ago

We're thrilled you had a great evening at O-Ku and Christine took such good care of you! We look forward to your next visit.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place overall!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review, we're glad you had a good time!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful. Best Sushi in town hands down. I bit too loud but otherwise fantastic.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the great review and feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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HB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic and the food was amazing. Very fresh sushi and fun vibe!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're glad you had a great experience and love our menu as much as we do. We look forward to your next visit.

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K
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was good for sushi in Nashville. My husband and I spend close to $300 for the two of us. We had a $40 bottle of sake. Not sure it was worth $300.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your valuable feedback. We hope to give you a 5 star experience net visit.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in Nashville! We are the Omakase (chefs choice) for $100 each. It was a 7 course tasting menu! Super delicious and a good way to try a bit of everything. We also got a roll that was very delicious.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 9, 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars! We're so happy you enjoyed the Omakase, it really is a great way to get a little taste of everything. We loved having you and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was beautiful, the overall vibe was great. Food was amazing, they did have a flaw on the alcohol menu. They had the Nigora Sake listed at 24oz for $48 and the actual bottle is 12oz and same price., which I believe shouldn’t be that price., comparing market value.

However, definitely try this place.. if not definitely for the experience and food was amazing, true sushi enthusiasts will agree.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 9, 2019

We're so happy you chose to visit us at O-Ku and had a great experience. We enjoyed taking care of you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JE
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi I have had in Nashville. For only being open a few weeks, i was surprised at how well run it was.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 9, 2019

Thank you for the great feedback Jennifer! We're so glad you had a great experience and look forward to your next visit.

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was wonderful and helped us find some amazing menu options! The choices were all excellent and we will be back!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded 4 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at O-Ku. We look forward to having you back!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very unique atmosphere and menu. If menus often bore you with the usual suspects, this menu will not disappoint! Delicious and executed well. Enjoy your dinner!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 8, 2019

We appreciate the great feedback, and hope to see you again soon to give you that 5 star experience!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the ambiance to the service to the food was great, really enjoyed every bite and moment. After living in ATL and Miami I was definitely missing a good Japanese place. And I think I don’t have to look for one anymore.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thank you for the great review Cristian, we're so happy you visited us at O-Ku and had a great experience with us! We look forward to seeing you next visit!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal meal! Every dish was delicious. Wonderful ambiance for a fun night out.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 8, 2019

We're so glad you had a great experience and enjoyed our menu as much as we do! We hope to see you again soon.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Our server had no personality, and wasn't knowledgable. maybe his first service job. Food: was disappointing.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 8, 2019

Chuck, we're sorry you didn't get a true O-Ku experience. We'd love to have you back soon and give you the evening you're looking for. Please contact Gabriel raven at (629)900-0021 with any feedback or concerns.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service. Food was amazing.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate the great review and hope to see you again soon!

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Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for the first time this past week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our group ordered probably 15 items from the menu as share plates and 14/15 were thoroughly enjoyed. The cocktails were similarly on point and the infused pepper ice was a creative way to change the flavor of a cocktail as the ice melted. The service could not have been improved as they showed just the right amount of attentiveness.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thank you for coming to visit us at O-Ku! We're thrilled you enjoyed the menu as much mush as we do, and the Music City MoMo is one our favorites too. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Sushi and rolls were awful. Fusion Japanese but not a good one. Average quality of fish but expensive. I’m from Japan and I won’t go back to this restaurant.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 8, 2019

We're sorry you didn't get a true O-Ku experience, and appreciate the feedback. Please contact Gabriel Raven at (629)900-0021 with any concerns you'd like to discuss. We hope you choose to visit again soon so we can give you the evening you were expecting.

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b
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We left still hungry and our bill was over $100. For the price, I would prefer to have my money go a little further and not still be hungry.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 8, 2019

We're sorry you weren't satisfied with your experience at O-Ku, and would love to see you again soon to give you the true O-Ku evening you're looking for. Please reach out to Gabby at (629)900-0021 with any more feedback you may have.

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JF
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable evening at O-Ku and are excited to return. Food was outstanding. Our server was sometimes long-delayed in checking in on us, but at least a 2nd person, who seemed to likely be in a manager status, was checking in as well and filling in the gaps. All in all, it was terrific and we are excited it is in our neighborhood and will return soon.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thank you Joseph! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience at O-Ku and are excited to see you back soon.

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DD
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool new spot in Germantown. Well overdue sushi joint. Everyone was very friendly. Morgan was a knowledgeable server. All the nigiri is wonderful and fresh.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 8, 2019

We're thrilled you chose to visit O-Ku Nashville, thank you for the great feedback! We hope to see you again soon.

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l
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great anniversary dinner. The taco appetizer was great and so were the cocktails. Playboy Roll was delicious, too!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary at O-Ku. We enjoyed having you and hope to see you again soon!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service! Our new favorite sushi joint!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you for the great review, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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c
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t normally rave about new places but O-Ku has it all! Beautiful space and ambiance, great food and wonderful service! You will feel welcome from the moment you enter and leave happy! If you haven’t been to O-Ku yet, you have to go!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to visit O-Ku and for letting us know you had a great experience! We're so glad you felt welcome and enjoyed our menu and restaurant. See you soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

I've been eating traditional sushi since I was a child (I'm Japanese) and I'm always looking for new asian places in Nash to eat. With the pretty ambience and such a high price tag, I had high expectations walking in. Sadly, I can't say I felt the sushi itself was worth it. I always eat nigiri and I expected for the fish to just melt in your mouth since each plate was around $7-8. Instead, it tasted average. Nothing special. Also, the rice was undercooked, hard in texture, and clearly difficult to create sushi rice with since the consistency is lacking in stickiness. Needless to say, although I was able to keep most of my sushi in place, my friend that came with had her sushi fall apart almost every time she picked up a piece. We both decided to leave after eating our plates, not really feeling the rest of the expensive menu was worth our money. I would come back to possibly attempt other more complex items on the menu, but be assured this isn't a spot for supreme, melt-in-your-mouth sushi.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 1, 2019

We're sorry you didn't get a true O-Ku experience. Thank you for the feedback! We hope to see you back soon so we can give you the evening you're looking for.

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Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal knowledgeable server. The space is calm & beautiful. The host staff is friendly and welcoming. The GM even came to our table to introduce herself and ask about our experience. Well done!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thank you for the great review and feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon. -Meagan

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SB
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The portion sizes are smaller than comparable sushi restaurants in Nashville.
In addition, the rolls could be rolled a bit tighter as they fell apart when trying to pick up with chopsticks. Love the atmosphere!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thank you for visiting O-Ku Nashville! We're glad you enjoyed our atmosphere and hope to give you a 5 star experience next visit. Hope to see you soon, Meagan

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good but still working out some of the timing kinks! Prices were expensive for the amount of food.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, and we're glad you enjoyed your evening. We hope to see you again soon and give you the 5 star evening you're looking for. -Meagan

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S
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my girlfriend ate there on the second night they were open, kinda went all out, ordered a lot of different menu items. Was it pricey? Yes. Did we get what we paid for? Yes. Everything at O-Ku was absolutely phenomenal. Service was spot on, and environment was laid back but nice, not too pretentious. We are so glad to have a quality sushi joint in Germantown. Highly recommend.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on June 24, 2019

Hi Steven, thank you for the great feedback and recommendation! We're thrilled you loved the menu as much as we do and enjoyed your experience with us. See you next time, Meagan

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Oku!! Enjoyed dining this space with my love! Only complaint we can even come up with is the turn around time ...but realize it’s a brand new establishment and likely still getting a grove going. Rolls are amazing.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on July 1, 2019

We loved having you at O-Ku! Thank you for your patience while we get settled, and we're thrilled you loved the menu as much as we do. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi spot in Nashville, offering an array of high-end items that were all the best I've had in the local market. Pricing is high, but this is a case where you get exactly what you pay for, which is outrageously good, fresh seafood. On their second night of being open they nailed every aspect of our meal, from food and drink suggestions, to presentation, to timing, and especially on quality and taste. I'll be back very soon and have already told all my friends.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on June 24, 2019

We're so excited you had a phenomenal experience, and can't wait to see you soon! Feel free to send your sushi-loving friends our way, and we will be certain to make them feel welcome. See you next visit, Meagan

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi I’ve had in Nashville. They were great about subtly acknowledging my husband’s birthday. Easy parking in Germantown!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you for visiting O-Ku and choosing to celebrate your husband's birthday with us. We enjoyed having you and hope to see you back soon! -Meagan

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

No. The menu is too extensive, and the food was not good.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on June 24, 2019

We're sorry you didn't enjoy the menu. Please contact Gabby at (629)900-0021 with any feedback or concerns, and we hope to have you back soon to give you the experience you're looking for. -Meagan

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Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fancy shmancy. Great for a date. Delicious dishes. Superfluous service.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you for visiting O-Ku! We're thrilled you had a great evening, and look forward to your next visit! -Meagan

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