O-Ku - Nashville

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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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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SG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! I went twice in one weekend, once with friends and again with my husband.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable

TJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! Hip vibe, classy interior in a funky but up and coming neighborhood-Germantown. Chef Eric Hill's creations are bright, complex, and dead on. Each bite was a close-your-eyes-and-smile experience. Favorite dish
of the nearly ten dishes we had was the mussel/perfectly bronzed topped halibut creation (and I don't even like mussel's!) they had just put on the menu. Just go. . .

KF
London
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love sushi, but not a lot of good options in Nashville. Tired of Virago I was excited to try this new option. We arrived at 9:15 on a weeknight, so I would say half of the restaurant was empty. Not a huge spot, but decent size. Nice ambience. Bar was nice size. They have an outdoor space but with low temps it was empty. Good drink menu. It did take a while for drinks to arrive, I repeatedly had to ask for water refills, entrees arrived before apps which would normally make me take a star off. However, the food made up for it. From the apps to sushi to the entree we ordered it was all amazing! Truffle edamame was best I have had. The sushi rolls were amazing. Nashvegas roll with goat cheese mousse was very good! Our mushroom risotto was the best I have ever had! I will definitely be back. Even w the long drive from Franklin. Best sushi in town in my opinion!

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Like others, I had heard great things about this restaurant. However, this was not the stellar experience I had hoped for. The entrées and sushi were very good, but not remarkable. The service was off. One expects top-notch service at a restaurant with this price point, so it was disappointing they missed the mark. One person in the party waited for her simple order of white rice and vegetables long after the rest of us had been served our sushi. We waited an inordinate amount of time for a simple draft beer order and also for some soy sauce for the table.

Certainly, not an awful experience, but they need to step up their attentiveness to their patrons needs.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was amazing, great ambiance & our server was awesome. Made amazing suggestions & the food was phenomenal. Will definitely be going back!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed everything including your server's recommendations. Can't wait to have you back in. -Gabby

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PH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is really incredible. Second time there, and every dish had me saying “omg”. You can taste the quality in the food. Service was great. Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had!! And I’ve had a lot of sushi ...

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you for the kind 5 star review! I'm happy to hear our sushi stands out to you. Can't wait to have you back in. -Gabby

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CD
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, recc many dishes to share. Playboy roll, sugar and spice martini and wagyu were awesome!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review, Chad! Come back in and see us. -Gabby

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!!!!! The best food and the best service. We went for our anniversary and everyone went way out of their way to make it special even providing us with some gratis treats that we never would have even known to try otherwise. Take the waiters/hosts’ recommendations on best dishes! They will not steer you wrong. I’m in love with this place.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review! I'm so happy we were able to make your anniversary a memorable one. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

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LC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Willing to give this place another shot but we waited over an hour for our sushi to arrive. Kinda killed the value of happy hour.

JC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best Japanese/Asian restaurant I have ever been to in the U.S.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on November 7, 2019

Wow, what a compliment! We appreciate your kind words. Can't wait to have you back in. -Gabby

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BA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time there and it’s great for ambience and sushi. Pretty good sake menu (does need a few more dry options with their sake).

DN
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish in Nashville, coming from a California guy who was raised on good sushi.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on November 12, 2019

Wow what a compliment! Thank you for the kind review. Hope to have you back in. -Gabby

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SB
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We weren't given the 1/2 off sushi on our bill but when notifying O-Ku- they were happy to refund what was necessary.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on November 7, 2019

I apologize for the slip up on your bill. Thank you for notifying us and giving us the opportunity to fix this for you. We hope to see you in again soon. -Gabby

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w
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service and a special treat. We have gone here as just a couple, sat at the bar once and a table on another occasion and had a perfect experience both times. This time it was 11 family members of various ages (40-85) and was so much fun!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 31, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! I'm so happy to hear you've had multiple great experiences with us. Can't wait to have you back in. -Gabby

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience are great

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I'm glad you had a great experience with us. Hope to see you again soon! -Gabby

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JM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great quality of the food, awesome drinks. Love the Gin Roku and Sake options.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for the kind review! I'm glad you enjoyed everything. Come back and see us soon. -Gabby

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BL
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only thing that could be improved is the noise level. It was very difficult to carry on a conversation across the table.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your honest feedback. Hope to see you in again soon! -Gabby

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RW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love O-Ku! The Hana roll is the best. Always have great service here. The restaurant is loud so don’t go if you’re hoping to have an intimate conversation.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your feedback and will do what we can to help improve this. Hope to see you in again soon. -Gabby

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JE
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely made up for a “not so great” service experience last time. Best sushi In Nashville.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! I'm glad we were able to show you a true Oku experience. Can't wait to have you back in. -Gabby

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j
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The restaurant was very dark. It was hard to read the menu.

M
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, served by energetic and knowledgable staff.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! Can't wait to have you back in. -Gabby

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N
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

great atmosphere - good for a date night or night out with friends

OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome! First time there and he filled us in on everything. Food was delicious!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 25, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! I'm happy to hear your servers knowledge of the menu helped make your experience a memorable one. We hope to see you again soon. -Gabby

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L
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. The cocktails. Expensive but good.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your feedback. Look forward to seeing you again. -Gabby

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Over priced- very loud we couldn’t even hear each other talk. For a date night just go to Virago.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great meal - service pace was lacking but food made up for it.

NF
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very enjoyable experience at O-Ku. The star is the food. It's fantastic! We shared several dishes, which is easy to do. Both cooked and raw dishes were excellent. I was there with friends celebrating a birthday. The restaurant knew about the birthday, but did not do anything special to acknowledge the birthday girl. Lots of places in town do, but not a big deal. The service was polite but not very attentive. They did rectify mistakes, and seemed to try hard. It's a cool place in what use to be a bad part of Germantown/Salemtown (no such thing now) so it's in an industrial area. While the vibe is good, it is very loud, so if you go with a big group, expect to talk to your neighbor. All and all, I would definitely go back!

OT
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Fantastic restaurant and food. The sushi is so too notch and probably the best in Nashville. It's hard to do good sushi in a landlocked state. They nailed it 👌. We had a very slow waiter who couldn't seem to keep up but the food made up for it. Great date night spot!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review of the sushi! I apologize your service was slower than desired. Hopefully we'll see you in again soon and earn that 5th star. -Gabby

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DR
Nashville
31 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and ambiance. Clinton our server was very friendly and totally engaged in our dining experience...
5 stars in every category!!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 16, 2019

Wow thank you for the awesome review! I will pass the kind words along to Clinton. We'll see you again soon. -Gabby

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F
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great sushi. The NashVegas roll is SO good! Their happy hour is such a deal too! Can't wait to go back and experience the tasting menu because every bite that we had was really good.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! The NashVegas roll is definitely one of our most popular. I'm glad you enjoyed our happy hour specials. Look forward to you coming back to try the rest of our menu!

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GH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and a beautiful space. Bravo! 🖤

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you for the kind review Glenda! We hope to see you in again soon. -Gabby

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B
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous first time experience. CK was helpful with the menu and Gabby welcomes us like VIPs

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you for the kind review, Brooks! I'm so happy you had a great experience with us. I will let CK know you appreciated his help. I hope to see you again soon! -Gabby

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E
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised by this Germantown restaurant. The fish was good, besides the scallops, which tasted fishy. Wine was very good, and the atmosphere was cozy but cool. Was happy to find quality sushi in Nashville. Two Ten Jack is also very good. Fish was even slightly better there.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

LOVELY!!!! Rolls were AMAZING. service was lovely as well!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 9, 2019

I'm happy to see how much you enjoyed your sushi rolls. Hopefully, we see you in again soon and can earn that 5th star. -Gabby

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LC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! We waited a little bit longer than expected for the food to come out but our waiter brought over a complimentary appetizer before we even questioned if the kitchen was backed up. Excellent service!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review, Lindsay! I'm glad to hear that we delivered excellent service to you and your guests. We hope to see you in again soon! -Gabby

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun spot. Great food( and value, as we were there on 1/2 pricedMonday). Fun atmosphere, team service, could not ask for more.

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're glad you and your daughter had a fun happy hour with us. We hope to see you in again soon! -Gabby

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J
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great staff. Chef Eric is pure genius !

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! I will have to pass this along to Chef.. we think he's pretty great, too. See you in again soon! -Gabby

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KC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Definitely our new favorite restaurant! Loved everything we ordered and can't wait to go back!

O-Ku - Nashville
Responded on October 9, 2019

Wow, we are honored to be your new favorite restaurant! We are happy you had such a great experience with us. Can't wait to have you back, Kelsey. -Gabby

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette party

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