O-Ku - Raleigh

4.8
818 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 818 people are saying
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SaraS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We go to Oku

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DonnaH
Pinehurst
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fresh and delicious sushi and rolls- will definitely visit again!

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vipFranD
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, food, and service. I do wish there were more vegan options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Was surprised that we were not allowed to order the chef's tasing menu at 8pm on a Saturday. Seems a bit early for a Saturday, even if it takes two hours. We left at 9:45, and there were people still waiting to be seated.

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Saoirsefireborn
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to celebrate a birthday! The food was amazing. The only negative feedback I have is that we scheduled a reservation and still had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated.

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John
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was mediocre in taste. Little food for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, great service and food

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GaryD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We had a reservation, waited for 20 minutes… food and drinks took forever to come out. Food was good though.

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Sunil
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O-Ku had really good food and ambience with great Service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, cocktails took a little while to come out but other than that everything was really good. Sweet and sour cocktail was really good and were the dumplings.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Some of the best sashimi I’ve had.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rolls were filling prob will not order them next time full of rice and the crab meet was imitation which was a surprise based on price. Everything else was very good but didn’t like the rolls. Cod entree didn’t like the purée would have been btr w a miso broth

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance. Food was fresh, well presented and service was knowledgeable with thoughtful recommendations.

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vipAdam
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best sushi in Raleigh, hands down. I could eat here every night. Bar was fairly slow with drinks, but our server was great and even brought us an app and a dessert to compensate for the slow bar service. Overall, I'd recommend to anyone in Raleigh, it's truly phenomenal.

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RobertC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at O-Ku and it did not disappoint! There was a parking garage just around the corner, and the atmosphere and ambiance at the restaurant was very pleasant. We will be back and would recommend this venue for a very nice evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible. The service was outstanding, the food was to die for and we were treated like royalty. OKU is by far my favorite restaurant in downtown Raleigh.

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

Loved the whole dinning experience at every levels. Service, food, ambience, atmosphere.

Very happy for my choice.

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AnnaF
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding.
It is a nice place but a little too noisy. Food was yummy and good quality, portions are small and price and the expensive side.

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vipShawnC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! Food was very creative. Best sushi I've had since moving from NYC. What I really appreciate is a restaurant that serves you on a crazy busy Friday night and makes you feel like you are the only table in the restaurant. Thank you Keff and James!

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Madeline
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Very fun spot for a date night! The only complaint I have is that I had trouble hearing my boyfriend across the table with everything going on.

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vipMaggInTheCity
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and a lovely heated patio

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Kedd was amazing, the appetizers came out slightly after our sushi but that was a minor preference. Overall the service, good, drinks and ambiance were amazing! Thank you OKU

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Sushitrash
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Server was great and so was the food, but it was packed and very loud. They claim to be seating at 50% online, but that didn't seem right because I could literally straighten my arm out and touch the table next to us. Recommend not sitting next to the side doors in the winter, very cold wind gusts when guests leave.

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vipKatherineC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Cool vibe, the happy hour is great. Fresh sushi and other items! Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. Food, service, atmosphere, all top notch!

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Mads
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Raleigh! I love this menu and how it changes over time, the ambiance is perfect for date night and the service is great! Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna crudo is delicious! Sata Andagi dessert (donut holes) is fantastic- similar to Italian zeppoles, but made of fluffier dough and ginger sugar. Can’t wait to come back!

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TravisP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good and a great atmosphere. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves sushi.

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vipTomasN
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We decided to try O-Ku, since we have eaten at O-Ku Charlotte on many occasions, but O-Ku Raleigh was sub-par in comparison. Food was okay and service was poor.

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TracyC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the freshest, most delicious sushi I’ve had in the triangle!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

This restaurant has really gone down hill. When it opened, it was one of the best in Raleigh. Now it’s just an overpriced place to get mediocre sushi. Service was poor. Saki was expensive. Lots of beers weren’t available. Overall, a mess. It is a great place when you want to impress a date and the decor is beautiful. Just stay away if you want good sushi and a good price.

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shohreht
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sashimi pieces are very small. The quality of fish is ok, but not the best. Service is OK.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was amazing and the service was great!

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sarah
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out to celebrate my husband's birthday, and our first time out since the start of the pandemic. We were treated so well and the food was delicious! We really enjoyed O-Ku and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal. The staff was extremely attentive and friendly. Food looked delicious, well presented with every bite filled with delicious perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great sushi

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vipDillonD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had been to O-Ku in Charlotte; this was the first time to the Raleigh location. Food was delicious, service was amazing, and outdoor seating was great for the small group of colleagues.

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LouisG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After waiting 20 minutes past our reservation time, the rest of the night was great. Food and service were excellent. Drinks were well made although a little pricey. Overall, great night and restaurant. Place was full, but plenty of wait staff which is rare these days.

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 818 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.