Oko

4.6
147 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
The highly anticipated newest restaurant, OKO showcases Chef Brian Lewis' innovative take on traditional Japanese Food and Sushi in a lively and charming atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - Close
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Phone number
(203) 557-8404
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Lewis
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking in two adjacent lots
Three tier garage
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night
What 147 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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j
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic, cool vibe

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MT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us had an excellent dinner at OKO. The sushi (we had 4 types) was all fresh and flavorful, hand rolls (spicy King Crab & Spicy Maine Scallop) were a delight. The duck & Foie Gras Gyoza were so tasty, and the assorted vegetable tempura were light and retained each of their respective flavors. We also had some sort of a rice bowl (can't remember the name) with fish pieces and sticky ribs. We would reorder any of our selections, and will be back soon. The waiter (Stephen) was very helpful and made great recommendations, and the chef even said "hello" A great spot!

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l
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Apps were fine but got s handroll that was suppose to be yellowtail and was instead a red piece of bad fish that was impossible to even bite through. I spit it out and informed nice waitress who replaced with a better one. The most annoying thing was we had an 845pm dinner and when we questioned why the sushi did not come with ginger we were told they ran out earlier. Really!? AN expensive Japanese restaurant runs out of ginger?? Worst thing was chef never came over to apologize for either isdue and nothing comped. Don’t think we will be coming back anytime soon

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A
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time here and we will return. We enjoyed all the small plates which were creative and well-prepared.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic! Can’t wait to go back

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of the best I have been in.
Everything was perfect!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is so amazing. Goooooooo

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Al of the staff were gracious, friendly, helpful, especially our server. It was great to have the owner come over and explain some me dishes.
Very unique and fabulous food!

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w
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OKO is one of the best new restaurants on Westport’s dining scene. Japanese food, but creative and with great and fresh ingredients, including delicious fish from Japan. Save room for dessert of homemade matcha kit kat or homemade soft serve vanilla chocolate swirl ice cream with fresh chocolate toppings and crunch, etc.
The staff is very careful and takes my son’s food allergy seriously.

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CL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my dining experience at OKO... unique menu.. delicious...waitress was very knowledgeable...I liked the small size of the restaurant... the owner/chef there and hands on! I recommended it to my friends!
Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed OKO and will be coming back. The service was excellent. The drinks were great. I loved the vibe; I felt like I was dining in Manhattan. I'm a sushi snob and was not impressed by the quality of fish for some of the dishes we ordered. The Otoro was not worth $19/piece; this cut of tuna should melt in your mouth, but it was very chewy. The rice fell apart for all of my nigiri. The scallop uni appetizer, wagyu beef with quail egg and Poke dishes were great.

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TM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oko is a fantastic addition to the local restaurant scene. We moved from NYC to CT a few years back and are astounded by the mediocrity so prevalent in CT restaurants. Oko stands out as one of the few NYC-level spots in Fairfield county. Pretty much everything was a highlight - I'd recommend: kin medai, the wagyu with quail egg on crispy rice, pretty much all of the other nigiris, duck gyoza, sticky ribs, my wife loved the "pastramen", the ramen eggs are awesome, the tempura brussels sprouts (and I normally hate brussels sprouts)... really you can't go wrong just randomly picking things... leave room for the soft serve at the end though. Loved the ambiance - good energy, beautiful place. I am thankful to have Oko in my restaurant rotation now.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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SO
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only downside is tables being to close together limited personal space- beyond that amazing.

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N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great experience, nice variety on menu, Sashimi is amazing, very fresh.

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The omakase experience was wonderful. The OKO team could not have been more gracious in helping us celebrate our anniversary. The presentation, quality and diversity of the different dishes were outstanding. The service was attentive without being intrusive and we never felt rushed. I can’t wait to go back!

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was pricier and nowhere near as tasty as a similar cuisine restaurant down the road. No need to go back here.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Inventive and modern sushi and Japanese inspired plates. Excellent for sharing. Incredibly fresh and flavorful. Our server made excellent suggestions that met our needs. We’ll be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The food was very bland - we had Tempura which was really greasy, the Ramen broth was gritty and the portion on cod we had super tiny. The bartender was also wiping off the air conditioner vent above the bar with a mop every few minutes so it didn’t drip. Not a great experience at all.

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D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Felt the waiter was too pushy with food choices. When bringing out the order it was wrong , We told the sever but he said enjoy it. Without saying we will bring the correct dish out. When ready for dessert a girl put out the menu in a dirty wet table. I just felt rushed through the whole dinner. The sushi is very good just will wait on going back and wait til they get it together.

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RB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Tempura was saturated with oil. Pieces should be cut smaller to avoid the extended time in oil. Chawanmushi should not be watery. Nori wrap of the hand roll should be dry to be easily chewed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place just gets better and better everytime I go
It’s like a family union that takes it to another level with service food and atmosphere that’s off the charts
How lucky are we all in Fairfield county to get to experience one of the best restaurants on the planet right here in our own backyard

Sincerely and gratefully

Peter Siroka

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M
Cambridge
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, inventive modern Japanese cooking.
Noisy, but not deafening.
Expensive, but worth it.

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NM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian Lewis does not disappoint. Brought my daughter in for a mom and me dinner before the movies and she loved it. The food was fast and flavorful. It’s my daughter’s new favorite place to eat. If you would rather take your time and order more courses you can do that too. Every bite was a party on the plate and reminded me of the delicious food we had while in Japan. They also fixed the noise issue which makes the place much cozier and nicer for conversational meals.

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t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Good not bad but the price is too high for the value

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We were excited to try a new place and absolutely love The Cottage. We waited a bit for our reservation but everyone was very nice. The sake was excellent. The fish was incredibly fresh but was overpowered by too many toppings that weren’t needed. One of the pieces was egg custard cut from a sheet pan. We couldn’t find the fish underneath it all. It’s too bad. Probably won’t be back for the price.

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BL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I rarely go to restaurants later in the evening, but decided to this past Saturday bacause we wanted so badly to check out OKO. We tried to get reservations Saturday afternoon for Saturday night - our bad - so we took what we could get; 9:45. It proved to be an excellent decision. The place was packed! We enjoyed several wonderful, delectable, dishes. Our choices were based on our server Julia’s recommendations. What a gem she is. We topped off the night by sharing vanilla soft serve topped with toasted almonds and a Matcha kit-kat bar. Both are NOT to be missed. Oh, yes, we’ll
go again...even if it’s late night! The staff was welcoming, professional, and they know their stuff! Westport is lucky to have OKO.

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AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid place in general. Foods is great with some very unique flavors. Some very interesting spins on Asian food. My Korean wife keeps bugging me to go back. We’ve been back 3 times already for more!

Nice ambience and decor - a good date night or celebration type place. Good service - lots of staff.

It’s the same owner/chef as The Cottage which is another Westport gem. Well worth going to both Oko and The Cottage.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was fantastic food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole family loves dining at OKO. Best sushi in the area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

We were not impressed. As huge sushi fans, we were really hoping to have an awesome meal. We each ordered the chef's choice of sushi ($45 dollars 10 pieces which is reasonably priced), but the pieces themselves were not great- it was almost like the least ordered sushi was thrown onto the plate (I only managed to eat 6 of the 4 pieces, and I'm generally pretty adventurous). Could be that I ordered completely wrong, but again, was not impressed.

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SK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The hot food was delicious, the sushi was pretty terrible, my husband got the sashimi live scallop which looked and tasted old. For the price, we felt ripped off. I think this place is trying to bill itself as a sushi joint, but by that standard, it was very sub-par

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DA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Definitely the Best sushi I’ve had in a long time...

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W
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Too much attitude. Prices would be absurd in Manhattan.

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e
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

whats not to like about this place? Its cute and cozy with elevated food and original cocktails. The owner is a good host, the staff work as a team and the whole meal is well composed and thoughtful while still casual and not too serious. Its just the right size to feel like a neighborhood spot and its a peg above all other sushi in fairfield county. I sometimes call when its showing full and they accommodate me at the bar

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JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Everyone so nice but had to ask for explanation on chef’s choice. Not attentive.

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, excellent service, and extraordinary management. Must get a cocktail off the menu and try the gyozas as well as dessert. Most fresh nigiri I’ve ever had.

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AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We really wanted to try this. It’s hard to imagine wanting to go back. There was nothing exceptional about our experience.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing experience!! The cocktails are stellar, the staff most accommodating, and the food is just addicting!!

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YA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I are foodies and sushi “snobs”. Many years of living in CT, we have yet to find good (never mind decent) sushi, until now. Chef Brian is a master of cuisine and an absolute artist. His dishes were like nothing my husband and I have ever experienced and we are both well traveled. This experience wasn’t simply sushi, it was artitisty. Every dish was better than the next, not only taste but presentation and textures. Each bite was popping with extroininary flavors and every morsel was married perfectly. I’m only mentioning the food, but the cocktails were over the top as well. Utterly unique combinations that worked perfectly to create refreshing , light drinks that weren’t sickening sweet with juices that we all have come to know. The service was spot on, knowledgeable and attentive and the restaurant in entirety was impeccable. We have found our favorite place in CT..., finally !!!! We’ll be back again and again !

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