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O-Ku, Charleston, SC

O-Ku

4.7
4.7
2570 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
O-Ku, a Japanese restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, is a triumph of execution and concept. The restaurant's menu is a modern take on traditional Japanese cuisine, and it features fresh, seasonal ingredients that are prepared with care. The dishes are beautifully presented, and the flavors are both complex and delicate. Focused on incorporating authentically Japanese flavors into the fare, O-Ku's menu is comprised of signature contemporary Japanese entrées and traditional sushi of the season reflecting the uniquely designed space. Guests can enjoy chef specialties including kurobuta pulled pork don-buri, braised short rib with shiso pesto, coconut curry, and hakozushi a box-style sushi. A wide variety of nigiri, sashimi and crudos are also available. The beverage program at O-Ku is a sophisticated blend of specialty cocktails, premium sake, bubbles, red and white wines and unique beer selections.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Cross street
    King Street & Radcliffe Street
  • Parking details
    O-Ku is located on Upper King Street which offers ample on-street parking.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,570 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charleston

    Best Ambiance

  • Charleston

    Best Value

  • Charleston

    Healthy

  • Charleston

    Hot spot

  • Charleston

    Lively

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

2,570 Reviews
  1. Adh1982

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, it wasn't overly expensive...maybe not somewhere I would go for a special occasion again, but everything was just very okay...

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  2. greatniteout

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous server great attention and sushi was excellent- love the happy hour !

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and the service was amazing!! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone that’s in the Charleston area

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  4. FresaH

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and delicious food. Attentive staff.

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  5. Holly

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great, good-size house salad and sushi rolls were delish. Spring rolls were meh and the miso was beyond salty and just plain broth.

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  6. AmyR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a dinner reservation for my friend's birthday! Her review: This past weekend, I had my 24th birthday dinner with some friends and was overwhelmed with how amazing the service and food was. To start, they gave us a delicious appetizer on the house for the wait (which really was so minimal). Then, there was a slight mix up with what I had substituted in my sushi roll and our server, Rachel, noticed the mistake right away and had the kitchen remake it. It not only came out within minutes but they also gave us sake, mochi AND comped my rolls. The staff was incredibly efficient and kind. I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best sushi we’ve had, our waiter was an awesome help! Definitely recommend

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  8. Chslocal

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oku nigiri is always the way to go. Sam is the best

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  9. JamesM

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love O-Ku in Washington, DC, so we were excited to try their original location. The food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the nigiri flight, spicy edamame, crispy rice, lemon and salmon roll, and rock shrimp.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is mine and my husbands FAVORITE sushi in Charleston. We think it is truly the best sushi & it is always so clean and fresh. It’s a must go to any time we are in the area, 10/10 everytime!!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from O-Ku using the Order Online button. O-Ku also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. O-Ku also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 737-0112.

O-Ku is rated 4.7 stars by 2570 OpenTable diners.

O-Ku does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for O-Ku

463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Additional information

  • Cross street
    King Street & Radcliffe Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    O-Ku is located on Upper King Street which offers ample on-street parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    HK Pak
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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