Oko

4.6
99 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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 - Thursday: 5:00 pm - Close
Friday - Saturday: 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 99 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous new restaurant to the Westport dining scene. Amazing quality of creative Asian dishes. The sashimi platter included melt in your mouth delectable quality, not your typical fish found elsewhere in CT. Save room for homemade frozen custard for dessert!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

this was an amazing place, cant wait to go back again... the staff was unreal great and the chef is a great person, came over asked how it was and couldn't have been more friendly on a night that was bumping he still took the time to ask..

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The menu is exceptional and highly creative. Razor clams, all tempura offerings and sticky ribs great. Small space and only 8 seats at the bar so a reservation is necessary as Oko is extremely popular and busy.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

My wife and I tried Oko for the first time on the occasion of our anniversary and were not disappointed. Small plate choices gave us the opportunity to try a number of items on the menu, and our waitress was very helpful in making recommendations. We will go back.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Went here for husband’s birthday. Food was very good but at city prices.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Westport has really become an amazing restaurant town and OKO is certainly a welcome addition. Great intimate space with really interesting and delicious food. Chef Lewis brings an innovative touch to not only sushi, but other Japanese dishes as well. The kind of menu you can come back several times and not have the same thing twice. The torched Cod is better than Nobu's BTW...and right here in Westport.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Exceptional quality however the “meal” portion for the price was shockingly small.

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The quality and taste of the food just didn’t match the price. The sushi was good but vegetable tempura was ok. Black cod was heavily marinated and salty. The crab shumai just didn’t taste good at all. Just way too expensive for that type of food. Nothing memorable. Service was a bit slow. Waitress oversold the menu saying everything was great.

On the positive side, the atmosphere and the decor of the restaurant was very nice.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

AMAZING!!! Chef Brian has done it again! We have been several times and we still haven't been able to taste everything BUT everything we have tasted has been AMAZING!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Ralph behind the bar at both Cottage and Oko was fabulous as always!
Great menu and food!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The food was incredible. The portions were small and very $$. But I am a huge fan of Japanese food and would have paid any amount for it. I highly recommend it, if you are too.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great addition to Westport. Unique, inspiring menu. Wonderful staff. BEST SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Outstanding quality and preparation, excellent menu. Very nice interior. A little loud.

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

I would go again for the sushi but our selection of hot and cold small plates were terrible at best. Having just been to Nobu I can’t even compare the two

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I’ve been looking for great sushi in Fairfield County and I’ve finally found it. Inventive seasonings, freshest fish, great wine. Great place for a date

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Really looking forward to coming back in a few months when the service has ironed out some efficiency kinks and the menu streamlines. There’s a lot on the menu for such a small dining room...I’m impressed/feel bad for the kitchen staff.

The food was incredible. The nigiri....no words. I will be dreaming of that hamachi for months.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Love Oko! Great food by a talented chef. The space is cool, housed in an old firehouse. It’s a bit noisy so I’m hoping they make some interior adjustments to help absorbs the din.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Growing up in Westport and then learning a lot about great food outside of the town it’s hard to imagine a restaurant this good here but Oko is one of a kind. Staff is warm and friendly and able to guide you through the extensive and incredible menu. You can tell this isn’t just another business but a place with a lot of thought and passion behind it. Such a great experience, can’t wait to come back!

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The noise level was so loud that we were screaming at each other through the whole meal. The food was great and the service was good but because it was so noisy we could barely hear our waitress. It was a very unpleasant experience which is a shame because the food was so good. Get some sound absorbing panels installed! We won’t return or recommend to others unless the noise is addressed.

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Food wonderful. Go early if you don't want to be in loud environment

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Best meal I have had in five years, Chef Brian Lewis is an amazing talent. The service staff was attentive and very helpful explaining the dishes, a great experience overall.

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Way too expensive for sushi. In and out in an hour

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

WOW. What a great place. Amazing food. Amazing presentation and great friendly service.
Excellent bar program too!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Really exception. If you're going for the first time, ask for recommendations.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

As a self described sushi snob, I can honestly say that Oko provided an amazing, elevated sushi experience that exceeded our expectations! Everything was delicious and inventive, much like our former NY favorite Sushi of Gari (if we had to compare!). We loved the long list of individual, out of the box nigiri choices (sweet shrimp, marinated tuna, hamachi, king salmon) and the uni shooters are inventive and delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Chef Brian never fails to deliver amazing innovative food. Always worth a visit!

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Menu was extensive with a lot of options...almost too many. Food was fair to very good but service was not great. We had many questions before ordering but were hesitant to ask as 1) we couldn't hear our waiter and 2) the waiter wasn't exactly friendly.

Nigiri pricing was high for the quality and quantity. We had high hopes for this place but it's hard to justify the price-per-piece just because this is a "fancy" place. We initially expected to receive 2 pieces per order but were disappointed to see only 1 per order when they passed by us to other tables.

Food pricing was OK...there are price points for everyone. Cocktail prices are a scam- a tall and thin glass filled with ice (One Night Only) and maybe 3oz of actual liquid, which maybe 1 oz of is actual alcohol. Get a wine, beer or Saki instead.

Regarding hearing our waiter- this place needs some sound dampening panels ASAP. My wife and I are only 30 but we felt old because "it was so loud and harsh". Hurts your ears...We literally couldn't hear each other across the table.

Ambiance- besides exposed brick and cool ceiling lights- there is none. Which is fine. Tables are close together as it's a very small room but it makes it uncomfortable when it's busy as you need to be cognizant of people walking by your table...make sure your glasses and food aren't near the edge!

Plenty of bar seating, which is a great option and when we go back we'll probably eat there as it seems less hectic and stressful. If we go back. After writing this review a few things need to change before then. Just because it's Westport doesn't mean it needs to be pretentious and pricey...think Nom-Eez in Black Rock!

After spending over $250 for a date night, we left unsure of why we just spent so much money.

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Superior fish for the area, but the acoustics are terrible, and the service was only ok for the price point. Still, it's nice to finally be able to eat sushi of that level in Fairfield County.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

I am working at the theatre here in Westport so have time off when not performing. I have huge interest in food so always try to find great places when I travel. This is one of those! The menu is not overwhleming but has many options and is SO inventive. Not your regular sushi offerings but wonderful twists. Absolutely fresh, tender and delicious. I want to go back to try the Japanese pancake that the place is named for! Wonderful staff and bar. Lovely space and surroundings and, while you do not look onto the river, it is right there for a little walk before or after dinner.

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

This was my second visit to OKO. Food is very good. Service is ok. Very loud. I'd go back as food is worth it.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Absolutely the best! Better than the food we had in Japan! If you don’t believe me just read the recent Forbes article about Oko. Google it.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food was delicious.. absolutely LOVED the uni shots! Only disappointment was the OToro.. not in the least bit creamy or melt-in-the-mouth as it should be... that and the slice was very very thin. For I think it was $15 a piece, that was just not up to scratch. Finally, the music was just a tad loud..so everyone had to raise their voices to be heard.. which only added to the noise volume.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great addition to Westport dining scene! Superb and inventive sushi and takes on traditional Japanese fare. Great space (though the night we were there the AC seemed to be on hiatus).

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Fairfield County has been waiting for a sushi place like this! Fresh, creative and simply delicious. Best sushi outside of NYC!!

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was great, but pricey. Service was OK, but the restaurant was so hot! I hope the AC was broken because the thermostat was showing 82. It was super uncomfortable and loud.

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The restaurant itself is on the smaller side which makes for for a nice, intimate feel, but the sound level was a bit intense making it tough to talk across the table.

The menu was interesting with some unexpected combinations, individually everything we ate (primarily Nigiri and Tempura veggies) was really good, but the service was quite bizarre and sometimes very slow.

We ordered a selection of Nigiri that arrived on a plate with 12 pieces. They were all quite good, but I was surprised not to have had ginger served alongside the Nigiri. We were waiting for several more hot dishes that didn’t end up coming out until well after the Nigiri was finished and our wine glasses were empty - seemed as if the kitchen forgot and added them later while our server avoided the table knowing the delivery was kind of bizarre.

Overall, the meal was okay, but it’s not the service or quality you’d expect for a $200 meal for 2.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Scott and his team did an outstanding job with excellent food recommendations and service! The food is amazing!!! Can't wait to dine again!!

Lisa!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Food is simply amazing - the most imaginative outside NYC and competes with the best even there.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

the cold soba is the best soba we have had outside of Japan, authentic and tasty

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Chef Brian knocks it out of the park again. While more casual than his marque outpost, The Cottage, OKO reflects his attention to detail and magic with coaxing the best flavors from each ingredient. Oysters were out of this world as ware the crab dishes.

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