O-Ku - Raleigh

4.8
692 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 692 people are saying
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAshleyB
Pinehurst
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My fiancé took me out to celebrate our engagement. We had a wonderful server named Ray. He gave several suggestions on food items/drink options. He recommended a sake flight which was great! We will definitely be coming back!

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CestRenee
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and creative selections and the service was very welcoming!

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AllinF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! A young lady whose name we forget. She served the entire patio on Saturday night. She really made out night! Make sure you hold on to her....she was exceptional!

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Peyton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Just wow! Took my fiancé out for dinner and our server Gus made it a great night. 10/10 will be back soon! Thanks Gus you were great!

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RyanF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! And food was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back

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vipShibumi
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, especially the lobster temaki and the pork belly. Excellent service as well. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and very courteous.

I would eat there again, but I won't do that until the owners drop the mask requirement for the staff. It's not fair to them that the patrons don't have to wear masks, but they do. Drop the masks, O-Ku, or we won't be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our waiter brought free champagne for my birthday, which was 2 days prior, and everything we had was so amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Apps were deicious. Rolls were average

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Great desserts. Sushi happy hour is Mon-Thurs, not MWF.

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MadisonY
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing but always super slow. Love the ambiance too!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. :-)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! As always. It’s one of our go-to restaurants!

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vipbrianB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night there great as always. Food and service was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It took a while for the server to come over to our table (she walked by multiple times without greeting us or even having someone pour us water) so I notified the hostess. After that she was attentive and knowledgeable of the menu and made a good recommendation for appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi around!!

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vipRebekah
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elgin took excellent care of us and made the entire experience as wonderful as the food. I hope to return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and sushi was amazing! Will definitely return.

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DorianM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice looking restaurant! Nice lighting! Music was way too loud! Reminded me of a retail store like h&m or forever 21. Waitress had to yell at us to communicate and we had to yell back. Food was expensive, which is fine as long as it’s quality matched the price. It’s quality did not match the price. Took girlfriend for birthday and she was not happy unfortunately.

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vipAndreaW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful sushi and spectacular service! Our server, Ray, went above and beyond to make our dining experience special. We will definitely be back!

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PhillipH
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good and flavor food. Service was timely and my cups were never empty. We sat outside so our experience was a little quieter.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end, this restaurant was superb. Janelle the hostess had such fantastic energy, gave us wonderful recommendations on food, and really set the tone for how great the rest of our dining experience was going to be. Tina was out server and her knowledge of the menu, personable touches to the table, and charming character was a much needed refresher from what the average restaurant offers. Highly suggest the chili edamame, the usukuzuri salmon appetizer, and the katana roll were delicious. Dessert was flawlessly executed with a strawberry and green tea mochi as well as Japanese style doughnut balls dusted with sugar and caramel drizzle. Overall, this experience could not have been better. MAJOR SHOUTOUT TO JANELLE AND TINA FOR MAKING THIS EXPERIENCE MEMORABLE!

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KristalB
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi. Good happy hour prices on many rolls. Excellent waitress and bartender. Nice outdoor area. Would highly recommend

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vipIvyGrad10
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our waiter was very attentive and pleasant.

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PaulB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Portions on the small side. Grilled Yellowtail and donuts were outstanding. Sashimi potions were small. Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Below average food at a premium price. Go to Kai or Waraji if you want good sushi/Japanese.

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viperabelle
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent sushi restaurant in the heart of the city. Highly recommended for a lovely night out, great service, and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service- our waiter brought us champagne & dessert since we were celebrating a birthday!! Food was phenomenal! Highly recommend!

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Dke123
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite amazing as always. Excellent service and presentation.

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laura
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Ray for excellent service and suggestions. Food was great.

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vipBDUJeff
Raleigh
42 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great night of good food and great service.... Just wayyyy too expensive. We knew what we were going in for, but the sashimi price was exorbitant for the quantity and quality of the cuts. Luckily there are plenty more sushi places in the area. Again, the service was great. Maddie or Matty (muffled through the mask) and the rest that worked as a team, including the bartenders did an excellent job.

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CameraEye
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was prepared well, but portions were small. Service was good quality (thanks Joe!)
Try the Mochi (especially if you have read I Love You So Mochi)

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DDDG
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I have ever had! Great service. Great variety of dishes. The donut holes for dessert are a must have!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Made a reservation for 830 here on a Tuesday night. My date and I were meeting for the first time so we were trying to take our time and relax. However, directly at 9 our waitress told us that it was last call for any orders and stood by the table while we rushed to try to figure out our order. From then on it was rush, rush, rush to get us finished and out the door so the waitress could clean up and leave. I hate feeling rushed when I’m dining out, and even more so when I’m trying to meet and make a connection with someone. Very disappointed by this.

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SophiaM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O-Ku was the most wonderful dining experience I have had in quite some time. Would highly recommend to just about anyone!

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dphazelwood
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Maddie, was excellent - saw to our every need and made sure we had every thing we needed to have a wonderful evening out. The food was delicious as well.

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michelleh
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very efficient waitstaff. Excellent ambiance. Excellent quality sushi. Beautiful presentation.

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DeeD
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Donuts were good. Wings were small, sent back due to pinkish tint. Smooth sake drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Perfect cocktails. Delicious food. Amazing cocktails. Service was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Unfortunate that drinks arrived after we finished our entire meal. The bartender was “backed up”. And we were still charged for them.

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FoodWineBeerGirl
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant so much. The food was amazing! I ordered a bunch of food to share for the table and the kitchen was great at bringing the dishes out in waves so we didn’t have a cluttered table. Our waitress was outstanding. She was attentive and really paid attention to anything we might need. I also enjoyed sitting outside next to the heater.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from O-Ku - Raleigh using the Order Online button. O-Ku - Raleigh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 792-3777.

O-Ku - Raleigh is rated 4.8 stars by 692 OpenTable diners.

O-Ku - Raleigh does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://theindigoroad.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

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.