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O-Ku

4.7
4.7
2171 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
O-Ku 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 producers in areas such as Norway, Scotland, Hawaii and New Zealand, as well as local sustainable sources.

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 and reflects the uniquely designed space. 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

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 737-0112

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Junior Vo

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Radcliffe Street

  • Parking details

    O-Ku is located on Upper King Street which offers ample on-street parking. Complimentary valet parking is also provided for dinner guests.

  • 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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Offers

  • HAPPY HOUR Monday, Wednesday & Friday

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM,Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM
    HAPPY HOUR Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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What 2,171 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Hot Spot

  • South Carolina

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Charleston

    Best Overall

  • Charleston

    Best Food

  • Charleston

    Best Value

  • Charleston

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  • Charleston

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  1. C

    Chemist

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very fresh sashimi. Service was excellent. Hostess was more personable than the previous time that we had eaten here several years ago.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and ambience!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our first time at this fabulous restaurant!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! You will not regret dining here! First class! Jay, our server was so helpful and nice! The general manager even stopped by to check in on us. We loved our experience!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful food, wonderful service. from the hosts to the servers, everyone was really welcoming. the atmosphere was very comfortable and the food was even better!
  6. e

    eatwell

    Charleston

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Good drinks and food options. Can be somewhat noisy Highly recommend.
  7. KG

    KiaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am not a huge fan of sushi, but their firecracker and potato rolls have made me a O-ku fan. Love the food, drinks, and service.
  8. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks… just expecting more from the service
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to visit our daughter who has just moved to Charleston. The food was great and she and her boyfriend and friend said they would definitely come back for happy hour!!
  10. CS

    ChucktownShopper

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere, really attentive service and good food. Couldn't find parking on street, but that's expected in Charleston. One if my fave sushi spots.
  11. LV

    LaVern

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Loved the ambience and the grown and sexy crowd. Nice atmosphere for an evening out with friends. Don't recommend taking children as it can get loud.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wanted to participate in restaurant week but there wasn’t a notification that the deal does not apply to happy hour. Please ensure that is specially stated and provide happy hour hours, as I would have changed my reservation time. We’d come to o-ku regardless but for others not expecting it that could have been quite the surprise.
  13. L

    Loralei

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing as always. My new favorites- spring rolls and fried cauliflower- not with the spicy glaze. I dip the fried cauliflower in the spring roll sauce.
  14. D

    Deborah

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Surf n turf was disappointing. Beef dry overcooked. Rice in roll dry. Thank goodness for soy sauce. Drinks arrived after 1st course. And second course on top of that. Poor timing. Restaurant week allow us to try new places and we did.
  15. KB

    KimB

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Sam was wonderful! He was personable and efficient and a great asset to our evening! Absolutely love the potato sushi, had never had anything like that before. And also thought the dumplings were fabulous! I think your happy hour is the best in town.
  16. SS

    StephanieS

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was awesome, loved her!!
  17. CC

    CarolynC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and creative sushi. Staff was friendly and attentive. Looking forward to another visit soon!
  18. BS

    BrittS

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal excellent service.. The best sitting that I can say outside of that is just a plain thank you!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebra our anniversary and the food and service was AMAZING! I can’t wait to go back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alyssa was amazing. The food was nothing but the highest of quality. Nothing but a perfect experience. Thank you O-Ku
  21. c

    citygirl

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite sushi restaurants. Even a non-sushi lover who joined us enjoyed the food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a lovely time at O-Ku. We each had a cocktail with two appetizers, dim sum and spring rolls. We followed that with Toro sashimi, salmon and lemon roll, and a playboy roll. Everything was delicious! The restaurant is tastefully decorated and the staff was friendly and efficient. I look forward to returning next time I’m in Charleston.
  23. DK

    DanielleK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alexis is our favorite server
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good great atmosphere and great service!
  25. NR

    NadineR

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and Jared, the GM, was very hospitable. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
  26. MM

    MikeM

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sam our server was awesome, he gave great recommendations from drinks to food.
  27. TZ

    TracyZ

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our third visit to OKu. Excellent apps and sushi! Great ambiance.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Amazing experience! Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff- amazing food- stunning space
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a very helpful server who gave great suggestions for food to try as it was our first time at O-Ku. The food was excellent and tasted great as well.
  31. YC

    YCristinaV

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Best sushi in Charleston by far! The lobster teppanyaki was amazing! Some of the best cocktails we have had since moving here (the matcha and tea drink was so unique and refreshing and no alcohol but would be incredible with rum). Service was a bit slow and they were out of a few items, but we really enjoyed our meal. Can’t wait to be back! Other highlights were the truffle edamame, and the signature otoro nigiri.
  32. CD

    CarolineD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the sushi was amazing. Great vibe and although there weren’t many families with children our boys loved the sushi.
  33. DG

    DeenaG

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff, all around amazing experience
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    O-Ku was amazing! The food was next level and SO tasty. Our service was great and everything came out very quickly! My only small complaint was that the portions are kind of small. I think as Americans, if we sit down at a restaurant to spend some coin, we expect huge portions. This is just part of our culture. But these portions were smaller, more reasonably sized. Nothing wrong with that, just not what I was expecting. So if you’re a big eater, maybe order more food than you think you need? But overall very good!
  35. h

    heatherc

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food & experience. Excited for the upcoming Greenville, SC location.
  36. F

    pascaleF

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Happy Hour choices! Service impeccable! Great meal and drinks! Thank you.
  37. W

    Will

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I have visited Charleston twice and stumbled upon Oku the first time. The experience was so good we had to go back the second time. Amazing sushi
  38. J

    Jimboelrod

    Charleston

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our “Go To” sushi venue in Charleston. We enjoyed meeting Jared, the new GM!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jay was our server, which was such a delight. He was very knowledgeable and attentive. I wasn’t entirely familiar with the entrees, so I asked for recommendations. I tried EVERYTHING he suggested and was in love. The “Black Magic” box sushi is unforgettable. Highly recommend this restaurant for my sushi loving friends.
  40. MP

    MarissaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was slow and our waitress was rude. I’ve gone here for years when traveling to Charleston but after the last experience I would not go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

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 2171 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

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for O-Ku

463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Radcliffe Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    O-Ku is located on Upper King Street which offers ample on-street parking. Complimentary valet parking is also provided for dinner guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Junior Vo

  • 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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