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O-Ku

4.7
4.7
2210 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 50 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 2,210 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Hot spot

  • Charleston

    Hot spot

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You will not be disappointed!!!
  2. AR

    AnnaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    The food was really bad. We sampled many items on a menu but none left a satisfying experience
  3. BM

    BrittanyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was amazing! Cannot wait to go back for the pork belly lettuce wraps.
  4. b

    blueflag

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Ambience and food was very, very good. We really enjoyed that. The rolls, lettuce wraps, fried spicy clauliflower were tasty and different, the shasimi salmon and tuna was very good and the shrimp curry was great. There were five of us and our bill totaled just over $300. The service was just below average. The waitress just came around when she was in the area but otherwise just stayed at the bar area. Took 15 minutes to get soy sauce and ginger/wasabi for our sushi starters. Talking to us and smiling when you deliver the bill is just not good enough. Did not stitch her on the tip but wondered if we really have to pay 20/30% for this? Next time we will just stay in the bar area where we know the service is great but cannot bring a larger crowd.
  5. j

    jpl67

    Charleston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a great experience here, it’s a family favorite!!

    O-KuResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you so much! I loved to read that you had such a great experience and everything was wonderful! Please let us know when you're coming back so that we can make sure your taken care of. My name is Jared

  6. MO

    MaryO

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening! Always wonderful food and service!

    O-KuResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you! I am so happy you had such a positive experience, hope you have a happy holiday!

  7. GM

    GrahamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could give more than 5 stars I would. By far the best sushi and sushi experience I've ever had. Will definitely be back!
  8. SH

    StaciHamp

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best food, service, and atmosphere.
  9. u

    unlucky

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent sushi and sashimi Only 1 piece of nigiri with each order which was a bit pricey
  10. 1

    10isluvr

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Our visit was disappointing particularly since this was our favorite restaurant when we visited Charleston a year ago. Our waitress was fairly inattentive and always seemed rush and additionally she was nearly impossible to hear over the loud music when she was standing right next to us. Our sushi rolls were good (Playboy roll and Tuna Takaki roll). The lobster toban yaki was very good (the lobster and truffle butter was yummy). What was truly disappointing was braised short rib. A good portion of ours was totally dried out and inedible. When we mentioned it to the waitress, she had no response (perhaps she couldn't here us either). We expect more when paying $30 for an entree. We will not visit again when we come back to Charleston next year.
  11. DF

    DolceFarNiente

    Fort Lauderdale

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Japanese sushi experiences we’ve ever had outside if Japan! Food prep and execution were outstanding. Our server Ashley was knowledgeable, very professional and a delightful, engaging person. All around one if the best dinners we had in Charleston.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Great food, great service , Great atmosphere. Will be back!
  13. P

    Peppa4078

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single part of our experience was amazing! The wait staff was excellent, the food was incredible and the manager was the best! We loved every minute and will be back for sure !

    O-KuResponded on November 8, 2022Thank you ladies! We enjoyed having you!

  14. A

    Alex

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The vibe was great and I love it at O-ku! The only observation is that the lobster nigiri was over cooked and was chewy!

    O-KuResponded on November 8, 2022Hi Alex!!! Thank you for the review and heard on the lobster nigiri, I'll pass it along to the chef.

  15. B

    Bailey

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We went to Oku prior to a show at the music hall. We were seated immediately but no one came to take our orders for about 15 mins. We asked the Manager who our server was. He immediately offered us a round of drinks and found our server. Much to our surprise, we were also brought 2 complementary appetizers. We had our delicious sushi meal and then we presented with 2 complimentary desserts. Oku went above and beyond to ensure we were satisfied with our meal and service. Thank you, Jared Stanfield, General Manager of Oku for treating us so nicely!

    O-KuResponded on November 8, 2022Thank YOU! We loved having you as guest and look forward to you coming again!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That sous-chef James is unbelievable!! 5 star chef!
  17. EE

    EEKout

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Madison was an awesome server. the food and drinks were really great. Neat place will definitely go back again

    O-KuResponded on November 8, 2022Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Hostesses were warm and friendly. Waited extraordinary time for sushi order. There was a mixup with an unagi order. We asked for two unagi nigiri and got 4 unagi sashimi. When the order was corrected, they took the cod unagi and added it to rice. Ora king salmon was great, hamachi appetizer and scallop appetizer were great. Amberjack served with skin, not good. Our second visit, first visit had issues and decided to give a second chance. There will be no third chance. We are done.

    O-KuResponded on November 2, 2022Hi, My name is Jared, I'm the GM here at O-Ku. I am so sorry that we weren't able to give you the experience you deserve to have on multiple occasions. I would love to hear in more detail where we went wrong on the first visit. My number is 917-282-2973.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Madison was the warmest and most helpful waitress we’ve had in Charleston. Food was delicious from appetizers, sushi and dessert! Can’t go wrong with this place. ♥️

    O-KuResponded on October 30, 2022Thank you! We love Madison as well!

  20. SL

    SteveL

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Been to O-ku many times and in the past was always great. This night was either an off night or they have lost the recipe on food and service.

    O-KuResponded on October 30, 2022Hi Steve, This is Jared, the GM of O-Ku, I am so sorry this was your experience. Please give me a call so that I can find out exactly where we went wrong and hopefully get you back in so that we can give you a better experience. 917-282-2973

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing time at O-Ku!
  22. AF

    AbeFroman

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The size of the sushi seems to be much smaller than it was a year or so ago...the O-Ku in Charlotte has also "shrunk" even more...and become more expensive. But it was a good experience overall.
  23. NS

    NancyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful from the hostess, the GM Jared and our wonderful wait staff Jay. The food was flavorful and fabulous.
  24. PA

    PAra

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting the area and what a great find!
  25. C

    Clari

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Fun and delicious sushi rolls. Really great cocktails too
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Ordered the Miso soup

    O-KuResponded on October 25, 2022Hello! My name is Jared, I am the GM here at O-Ku, I am so sorry you didn't have a great experience. I would love to hear from you so that we may be able to give you and others a better experience!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi! I took a friend and she was completely mind blown and thought it was the best sushi she’s ever had!
  28. MS

    MichelleS

    Savannah

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Should’ve left right after the spring rolls. Too much money for too little food. I understand quality, but the portions were ridiculously small.
  29. WN

    WeesieN

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dine with you. Thank you!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome, service was great! We ordered way too much and finished every last bite
  31. MT

    MattT

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and drink. Great menu
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    teriyaki chicken was disgusting
  33. M

    Marguerite

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and service. It was the perfect relaxing evening!!
  34. CI

    CItyH

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Food was delicious and service was friendly and prompt.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    O-Ku is always amazing, and this time did not disappoint! Cocktails were delicious (Just Visiting, Sake-tini and Sugar and Spice). We had fried cauliflower and spring rolls, and lots of yummy sushi rolls. Food was delicious and our server was very attentive and so nice!
  36. CT

    CoriT

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is the best sushi in Charleston. Our favorite restaurant ever!! Alyssa, our server, is always so kind and friendly and attentive! She’s awesome!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly server! Favorite sushi in the area
  38. KF

    KatherineF

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten sushi in many countries and decided this was our favorite when we returned again for the second night ina row. We had superb service from Alisa who was the icing on the cake. Any time in Charleston this will be our first stop.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Long pause between course but unprompted the staff apologized and comped us appropriately
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food

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 2210 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 50 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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