O-Ku - Raleigh

4.7
526 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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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The service was fast and personal. The food is always delicious. O-Ku has a nice selection of sushi and sashimi. I would definitely recommend O-Ku for a date night.

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vipDeezhazelnutz
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Amazing service! We complained about our cost table because it was by the door and the cold breeze keep us cold but they were accommodating enough to switch us a different table and end up having the best server.Joe was good and knowledgeable about food and drinks. Food was great! Pork bun, yakitori, hamachi and tuna tataki! Mind blown 🤯 Definitely will go back here with group of friends. Clean, elegant and good ambiance for date night and ladies night. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much variety to choose from! Everything was delicious including the desserts!

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Paul
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute reservation. Great sake pairing with sushi. Elegant place for a great bite to eat. Recommend a reservation so you don’t get sat outside in the cold.

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Food was delicious. Got a little loud during the end of our meal.

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vipElizabethE
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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SarahB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at O-Ku was absolutely exceptional. As far as I'm concerned, this is the best sushi in the city. The staff is very kind and very knowledgeable. It was a fantastic evening out, and I will certainly be back again soon!

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Zboy
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff was awesome and accommodating but it was expensive to be expected but still worth it by far.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and cleanliness. I will definitely return for special occasions.

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vipSandrita
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at O-Ku. Food & service was exceptional. Definitely one of our favorites now. The birthday celebrant felt special for sure. The extra attention given made it really a celebration to be remembered!! Thank you O-ku!!

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vipSheppup1
Raleigh
45 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi!! Probably the best in the Raleigh area

O-Ku - Raleigh
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words. We look forward to having you back in the restaurant soon!!

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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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vipKimP
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and innovative. I will definitely return.

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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
33 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
6 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

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 4.7 stars by 526 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.