O-Ku - Raleigh

4.7
567 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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KatherineG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service & ambiance. Looking forward to returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at O-Ku and it did not disappoint. We loved the tuna tataki appetizer and our entrees were amazing! Everything comes out beautifully plated and our service was spectacular. I hadn’t even noticed we’d been waiting long for our main course (later found out my husband had) and our server offered us a complimentary dessert without us even mentioning the long wait time. The cheesecake is great! We’ll definitely be returning again.

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ChristyE
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went to O-Ku for the first time with friends and they were able to accommodate a last minute change in our reservation which was very helpful. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and had several recommendations on what we should order. My drink was not what I expected and not good but she was able to have something else made for me. We had chicken wings for an appetizer and they were a bit dry. But, other than that, everything else we ordered was very good. The black magic was the favorite of the table. We also had the hanger yaki, salmon and lemon maki, cali crunch and spicy tuna crunch were all really good. We felt the menu was pricey for what we got. But, the service was great, the staff was very attentive, and we had a nice night out with friends. We will be back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience...

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vipMikeE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Super covid safe and delicious as always.

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allenmoore
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, with attentive staff, and amazing food!

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TaiY
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time during my first visit. The food was delicious, the plating was well done, the drinks were tasty, and I would definitely go back. Would recommend going during happy hour if you want to save a few bucks.

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Raleigh
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best sushi place in town. Always have amazing food and great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was the third time we’ve eaten here in the past month. The first two times were great. This time I think they must have just been overwhelmed with the evening. Food wasn’t as good and service was slow. We’ll give it another try on a less crowded night.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

We always have a great time at Oku. The food is great, the drinks are good and the atmosphere is lively! The service this time wasn’t the best because our food took longer than usual to come out and we ordered 1 sushi roll each. When we asked the server how much longer it would be she said they had a bunch of Togo orders to get to first. I thought that was a strange response as you’re basically saying to go orders take priority over guests who are seated in the dining room. Any who, it was a great time and we will definitely be back.

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SherisseM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi and the rest of the menu options are amazing! One of my new favorite sushi restaurants in the Triangle. Great service. Pretty good at heeding to the covid requirements too.

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Bey22324
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food quality not what it used to be and overpriced for the quality

O-Ku - Raleigh
Responded on December 30, 2020

Good afternoon, Thank you so much for your feedback! I would love to discuss your experience with you further. I will be reaching out to you shortly. Thank you again for your feedback. Zach Stewart General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just moved to this area not long ago and I have been looking for great Japanese food, especially sushi.
After many dissapointing experiences, found M-Suhi which finally gave me what I was looking for. Then, quite accidentally made a reservation in O-ku; decided to give a try. After other experiences I was not expecting much. Oh boy was I surprised. So now I have two go to places to go when craving japanese food.
Do not hesitate to eat here. You will be pleased and like me, become a customer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved how they minimized the capacity by a lot! I felt extremely comfortable. Food was great, as usual!

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graceS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i dine here all the time and it is consistently wonderful .
great service cool atmosphere and always great food

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DwayneD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perhaps the best sushi and presentation in town! A+ quality service from staff. Very attentive. Plenty of parking in paid garages nearby. Limited street parking. However, all worth visiting this establishment.

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Dens
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is absolutely fantastic! We tried lots of different rolls, sashimi, ways and more and it was all delicious! The service is on point.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! The people, the food, the atmosphere... it’s the perfect spot no matter the occasion. Thank you to all the folks who make each time I visit special!

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vipKaciW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and food were great !! We thoroughly enjoyed our night and in COVID times, we felt very safe as well!

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LucyB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and the food quality is amazing!!

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HG13
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I CANNOT say enough great things about O-Ku. My friends and I came to celebrate my graduation last Thursday evening. The service was outstanding, our waitress was awesome. Who I assumed to be the manager or owner checked on us throughout the night as well. Who I assumed to be the manager or owner checked on us throughout the night as well. The food and cocktails were even better! I had some of the best, if not the best, sushi I have ever had. To round out our evening, they gave us complimentary champagne and desert! We will be back at least once a month now if not more. Thank you O-Ku!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with the O-ku staff and food and drinks! We keep coming back :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Make sure to order the Katana roll. That’s it, that’s all I have to say. Best roll in Raleigh. Maybe think about ordering two of them.

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Clayton
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, we will definitely go back.

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NathanS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting O-ku. Overall the food and service was amazing. My only gripe would be that the chicken teriyaki was underwhelming, essentially just rice, some plain chicken on a bed of teriyaki sauce...not worth $18.
Will definitely be visiting again.

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vipKathrynF
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ate outdoors, with 2 heaters near the table. Very attentive staff, and wonderful food!

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KatherineH
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. A great place for a date or just out with friends. Excellent service too!

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USF2015
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for the first time for my friend’s birthday, and we had a great time! I loved the ambiance, and the food was fantastic! I would definitely recommend it for a nice date or special occasion.

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Lucas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O-Ku was AWESOME. I took my girlfriend there for our 3 year anniversary. When making the reservation, I attached a note for the staff to put some flowers and brief card on the table. They went above and beyond! The flowers were beautiful and they brought us celebratory champagne. After the meal, my girlfriend declared that it was literally the best meal she's had.

This place is awesome. Simple.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight we celebrated a family member’s birthday and they had a blast! It was their first time coming to the restaurant and they absolutely loved it. The food was great, the staff were all pleasant and excellent in taking care of us. The atmosphere is very vibrant and welcoming. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner at O-Ku! Every single dish was so full of flavor and the fish was very fresh. We especially loved the Black Magic, the Katana roll, and the Usuzukuri! The Ora King salmon nigiri was outstanding as well. I would recommend O-Ku to anyone who is looking for some great sushi with a splendid atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I sat at the bar for dinner and had an amazing experience! The food preparation and quality is perfection and our cocktails were delicious!!

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MicheleD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We chose to dine outdoors due to COVID. My only complaint is that it was a chilly night and they have no outdoor heaters. As we get into the colder months I would recommend that they get heaters for the outdoor seating area

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TalorW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time. Will definitely go back! Food was expensive but worth it!

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GrahamM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service could not have been better! We were seated on time and received attentive, pleasant service throughout our meal. First rate in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice belated birthday celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding is an UNDERSTATEMENT. The service and food here was phenomenal. The cocktail menu is diverse and our server Diana was very knowledgeable of the food menu and gave great recommendations. Myself and my closest friends celebrated my 24th birthday here and the staff was top notch. The food was amazing and came out in a timely manner. They even brought us complimentary green tea shots to help us celebrate! You don’t find that kind of dedication to customer service anywhere. The manager was professional and polite and checked on us to make sure we were satisfied with our experience. I cannot recommend this place enough. I’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall a very good experience! Waitress was super kind, attentive but not over-bearing. Knew the menu. Never felt pressured or rushed. Would go back again!

FAQs

O-Ku - Raleigh offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 792-3777.

O-Ku - Raleigh is rated 4.7 stars by 567 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.