O-Ku - Raleigh

4.8
626 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 626 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Excellent food. Quality service. Loud, but the energy was good. Fun night and will definitely go back. Cheers!

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CabellW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Oku! Our waiter, Ray was beyond amazing and was so helpful with menu options and made our experience even more enjoyable! Can’t wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner out in a long time! Our waiter was amazing! The food was incredible and they were very knowledgeable about accommodating for GF! We will definitely be back!

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vipFoodie
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! You'll most likely need to make reservations until restaurants open to 100% post-pandemic.

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JeffH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal meal and perfect service. First time but not the last.

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vipNikki
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Oku and it’s a regular spot for our date night. We never usually make it for Happy Hour, but we finally did this go round.

There are only a few items on the HH menu and it’s def a great deal but we would come whether it was HH or not. Our favorite menu items are the Ha-Ha-Machi, the Usuzukuri and the Yellowtail carpaccio. Our server was super friendly and accommodating and offered great recommendations. We can’t recommend Oku enough!

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Tuesdaydinner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We have been to O-Ku several times now and this was a really poor experience compared to other times. We were excited to bring two of our friends visiting from out of town and all left feeling really disappointed. The service was extremely slow - we arrived at 6:45 and did not receive our sushi until after 8:00. Our waitress hardly checked in and when she was there it felt like we were bothering her the whole time. For a nicer restaurant we expected a lot more. Not sure we will be returning especially if we are hosting guests and want to bring them somewhere new.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequently dine at O-ku. It has some excellent takes on sushi and other entrees. We sat outside and it was delicious as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got laid, good work

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food is SO good but our server was a little rude, she maybe just wasn’t having a great night. Then we also realized after getting home that we never got the edamame we ordered and paid for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing customer service. Oh yeah, the wine is super good :-)

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vipDISMAL
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My wife and I have eaten here ever since O-Ku opened. Usually about once a month. We have always enjoyed the food. However, when we ate there last weekend it was dismal to put it politely. The food was way below average. We sent an appetizer back because it was so awful, I was given the wrong drink, the Nigiri that we ordered was really bad. All of the items were 95% rice, 3% sauce/topping and the other 2% was fish. Even the fish seemed to be poorly cut and prepared. So we felt really ripped off. When you drop $200+ for dinner you kind of expect to get at least good food. It was so bad I don't think we will return. I hate leaving bad reviews and I rarely do...but this was a pretty bad experience overall.

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Pam and SteveE
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elgin was our waiter & He was A-mazing!!!! Great food, & everything was perfect!

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AmeliaG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing date night meal! Server was personable and knowledgeable with great suggestions. Will be back!

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vipdsfish
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love O-Ku! By far the best Sushi in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Reservation for patio seating at 7:45 and ultimately ended up sitting inside after 8:30

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was amazing, as always. Best sushi in town.

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vipLindaD
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Delicious food! We really enjoyed everything and had a wonderful evening!

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ChristyC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great but portion are small so order at least a couple of items. Loved the outdoor area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriend’s birthday dinner

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Mmmgood
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a birthday to celebrate! We had not been COVID-vaccinated yet so we ate on the patio; the gas heaters kept us warm. All three of us ordered the omakase dinner and it was delightful. Elgin was a terrific waiter. We look forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. Also, costumer service was incredible. Totally recommend the restaurant!! They rock!!! :-)

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DeAnnaB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, extraordinary food and wonderful ambience! Can’t wait to return!

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vipLovetodineout
Raleigh
47 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience here and it was awesome! Food, service, etc. will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Elgin, really made the experience at O-Ku so fantastic! He had such a warm personality, made suggestions from the menu, and even brought us a complimentary treat! Everything we ordered was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We loved the sashimi

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vipDinnerdiner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was generally good but a few of the smaller dishes felt quite overpriced for the portion size. Although the quality was fine the price was higher than other quality sushi restaurants like City Market Sushi. There is a cool factor premium you are paying for here.

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vipMarkH
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met for a birthday dinner, it was exceptionally pleasant in their outdoor seating with heaters if they would have been needed. The fried rice and the chef specialties were all fire. And we could bring our dog which was an important part of the celebration. I'd highly recommend it.

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vipIvoryM
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and we loved the creative non-traditional rolls!

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viplittlered1978
Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, there were some parts that were wonderful! Our server was sweet and attentive. The pork buns were amazing! Portions were small on the dishes we tried, but were advertised as small plates. We did have a shellfish allergy at the table and I was a little disappointed that the cauliflower ended up being a non-option (I love me some caulifower options!), but was pleased that we were notified before it was served. Will probably give it another shot, and it's a great option for those who do like seafood/sushi!

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Anonymous
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is always top notch. Service staff could be a bit more knowledgeable and polished considering the price point.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordering from regular menu would be better than omakase. I've had better. Not worth the money for omakase and too much time between the dish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great! Food was delicious, as always. We were also pleasantly surprised that oysters were available and the yuzu + oyster was fantastic. GREAT idea!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great costumer service. Food was amazing!! Had a great time. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food so glad we stopped in!

OK
OKuFirstTimer
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Didn't like my Sushi - don't think lemon aioli sauce belongs on sushi and was expecting better food for such a nice sushi place

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my boyfriends birthday. Phenomenal experience. Wonderful customer service, great food — mood was set in an excellent way. Will be coming back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was on point we failed to inform her about a mild egg allergy and she quickly took care of the item and was inquisitive to prevent any further interaction. She was well-versed and attentive. Sushi was delicious!

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vipBenReviews
Charlotte
78 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oku is an excellent, 5 star Japanese experience. The prices are not moderate but the food is top quality and the service is personal and very customer oriented. Excellent restaurant for high end dining

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AnayC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It is a bit pricey, but food and service area great!

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 626 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.