O-Ku - Raleigh

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513 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
O-Ku Sushi Raleigh 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, O-Ku 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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vipSheppup1
Raleigh
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi!! Probably the best in the Raleigh area

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vipScott
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad they are back!!! Forgot how good they are!!!

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vipPAULB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first experience at O-Ku and we enjoyed it very much. We will be back!

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Great
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience here. The waiter noticed it was my friends birthday and brought us a drink and donuts with a candle for an extra special evening. It was so appreciated!

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KishaG
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited 30 minutes for our food. I ended up having to leave and come back to pick up our order as a to go order. The portions were entirely too small for the cost. My daughter ended up having to share my meal bc the two pieces of crab meat they gave her weren't enough to bait a shrimp net! Will NOT be returning!

O-Ku - Raleigh
Responded on September 14, 2020

Kisha, Thank you so much for your feedback, we love feedback. I will be reaching out to you to discuss your experience further. Thank you for your time and have a great day. Zach Stewart General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for my sisters birthday. Could not have had a better time. Truly an experience we will never forget.

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MaceeK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ok-u is by far my favorite sushi spot in Raleigh,NC. The service and ambiance are unmatched! Additionally, the establishment is very clean.

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Doug
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food, fairly creative and interesting, though the outside dining is a mixed bag. Some moving air would have been good, but I know they are doing the best they can in the COVID era. Maybe prices are a little high, but overall value is good.

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vipPeterR
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely will be back! You certainly do need a reservation.

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vipNicT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails. Great sushi. Great service.

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vipNcgk
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love O-ku, food was excellent, fish was super fresh. Every single dish was delicious. Cocktails were great, sugar and spice is my favorite. Service was outstanding, super friendly and courteous staff. We’ll be back soon.

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vipLauraC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time out since March and we loved every minute. The food was amazing, service was great and we got to eat on the patio which was wonderful. Great experience. We love OKU!!

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SamuelM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to O-Ku last weekend was only the second time i've been out since the beginning of Covid19, but if more restaurants handled spacing, temperature checks, and overall safety the way they did, i'd be likely to go out to eat more often.

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ErikB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was amazing. Social distancing tables for COVID made us feel more comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere. A little in the pricy side but a great place to splurge once and a while.

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LauraC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here the past two weekends. The food is amazing...top two sushi places in Raleigh, hands down. The service is wonderful, and the ambiance is perfect for a night out, romantic or with friends. 10/10 recommend

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GregN
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Consistently good food and ambient atmosphere. Service is sophisticated but was a little slow this time. Favorite aspect is always the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Very disappointed in the omakase. Last time we came just a few months ago the omakase experience was so amazing that we were very excited to come again today for my birthday. It’s a sushi restaurant, and on top of that, it’s an omakase, but salad and gyoza was given for 1/4 of our course. I don’t understand why gyoza would be a part of an omakase. It felt like a waste and they were just trying to make us more full. The omakase experience we had a few months ago was definitely worth the $100 but this time we were so disappointed that it felt like it should’ve been a $50 meal. Wagyu is also not worth it unless it’s the A5 which wasn’t available so we went with hanger steak wagyu but it felt and tasted so tough and bland. Half of the fish in the sushi courses were so low quality that we were confused because when we had sushi here a few months ago it was amazing and a different experience. Overall, the only word I would use to describe tonight’s dinner is: disappointment.

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vipLondon
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my family and everything was great from service to food and wine.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Raleigh. They have the freshest fish and all the rolls are so good. Even their hot dishes and appetizers are great

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend for her Birthday! When I made the reservation I included a message that explained the occasion and they went above and beyond! Our server Anna was so helpful/thoughtful. Our dinner was amazing-she even brought out dessert with a candle and champagne at the end! Thank you!

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teahp
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi In Raleigh 🤗 so good and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the very best!!!

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MarieA
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff!! I will definitely go back soon. I highly recommend!!

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AmandaA
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O-Ku was delicious. Even better than the first time I went a year ago. The service was great and safe.

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RODRIGUEZJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience

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vipNicT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna was AWESOME! She had wonderful and spot on suggestions. All the food was delicious. This is my 4th time here and they never disappoint.

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kristab
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was super good. Service was great. Will be back for sure!

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Patrice
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bring the potato rolls back!!!! But we love this resturant

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O-Ku is truly home away from home for all my sushi needs. I always get impeccable service and each time the staff may change they still quickly remember each time I come in.
One of my favorites here in D/T Raleigh.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner enjoyed on the outdoor patio!

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sabrinaH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We got appetizers and drinks. The service was incredible! Waitress and hostess were so friendly. My cocktail was great! The food was good but a bit pricey.

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Capers
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Maybe they had a reason, though we could imagine why, but my Black Magic was WAY below par. It tasted like it had been pre mixed and sat out. We’ve had this dish many times but this was not good. I ate it because it wasn’t free and that was our 1st dinner out in 3 months. My husband’s sashimi was excellent. Our server was great and she was not responsible for corners cut in the kitchen. Sad.

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vipMinaM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I went for her birthday dinner and it was all so delicious. The rock shrimp appetizer and the 2 rolls were the perfect portion (tsunami roll is delicious). Of course we each got several drinks. Our favorite was the one with a little kick to it- sugar and spice martini. Ambiance was chic and our waiter was the best. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipJayO
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O-ku is terrific. If you like sushi, just go. You will not be disappointed.

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Evan
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience4

Besides being charged full price after deciding to dine here because of the promoted half-off happy hour, it was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Graduation dinner

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jammoore
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere is always amazing at O-Ku. One of our favorites.

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AnneL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first night out since quarantining at home for the last few months. We thoroughly enjoyed it - great service and the food was very good. Thank you!

FAQs

O-Ku - Raleigh does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. O-Ku - Raleigh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 792-3777.

O-Ku - Raleigh is rated 4.7 stars by 513 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.