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O-Ku - Nashville, Nashville, TN

O-Ku - Nashville

4.8
4.8
1360 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
O-Ku Sushi Nashville 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, Chef Eric Hill showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets and produces in areas such as Norway, Scotland, Hawaii and New Zealand, as well as local sustainable sources.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (629) 900-0021

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Eric Hill

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • Parking details

    Park along the restaurant side of Van Buren and Adams St towards the Griff Apartments. The lot outside of the restaurant is metered and not operated by the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout

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What 1,360 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Nashville

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  1. AH

    AlyH

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Took 3 hours for just two of us. Only ordered three rolls. Drinks took 45 mins. Ordered hot sake when i sat down and it came two hours later. Our sever comped us for that but still, it took THREE hours. And noise level is deafening, and that’s without music.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a lovely night! The food is out of this world. Hands down best Japanese cuisine in Nashville.
  3. VD

    VickieD

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great dinner date with a friend. Service was a little slow but ambiance and food was on point!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful way to celebrate my wife’s birthday with some of our closet friends! Great food, drinks, and service!Tanner was amazing!
  5. MM

    MeganM

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in Nashville
  6. JP

    JessikaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was excellent, however, it was difficult to hear our server and I think he had difficult time hearing us but did not ask to verify our order and half our meal was missing. It took a while to clear things up. The manager did comp a dish for us and she was very apologetic, Our server never apologized. Clearly, he felt bad but he was a bit immature on how to handle a situation like this. The service industry can be brutal, but an apology and a smile can go a long way. The food was excellent and we loved the OKu Rock Shrimp app! We will return!
  7. T

    Taytaytaytay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited with my boyfriend for a date night and everything was amazing from the service to the food to the atmosphere. I definitely recommend the kimchi edamame & kung pow cauliflower to start & honestly all of the sushi rolls are spectacular. Ask for Laura as your server. She went above and beyond!
  8. m

    meyerlemon

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent sushi and sashimi. We throughly enjoyed dining experience.
  9. J

    Jenn266

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is always amazing!
  10. L

    Laurastuckindab

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was exceptional. My only complaint is the noise level. They could add some acoustic softeners?
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tiffany is an amazing server!!!
  12. RM

    RichardM

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have come here numerous times over the years and the food is always excellent, yet very innovative. Their staff is for personable and knows the menu if asked for suggestions. Exceptional restaurant, regardless of what city in which you might be.
  13. JM

    JoshM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so good!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious! Our server Jade made our experience so special. We will definitely be recommending and coming back+
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi. I have been to every spot in Nashville and can confidently say Oku is the best. The Sugar and Spice drink is also amazing.
  16. TC

    TiffanyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Keith, did a wonderful job explaining the menu and all of the non fish items so that my friend could pick something she would want. The ambience was great, we felt secluded even though the restaurant was full and the lighting wasn’t harsh. Food was PHENOMENAL, and made my birthday.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 16, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate you celebrating with us. We will pass along your kind words to Keith. So glad it was a memorable evening. Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  17. SA

    StephenA

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    What menu items O-ku still had, were excellent. The menu is very pared down . . . not a lot of selections and most of these are plated up as 'finger food'. They were out of everything on the skewer menu but one item. It is very dark in this place and the location is very hard to find . . . in a remote industrial area of Nashville being re-developed. We had trouble finding it and then had to pay $5.00 for parking , , , in a dark area with tons of vacant properties and asphalt lot everywhere. The menu is very hard to read in very limited lighting. It is noisy and hard to have a conversation at the table even though we were seated in the dining room but outside of the main section. The prices are exorbitant for VERY small portions. Our bill was over $200 and 2 of a party of 3 left and could have eaten more. Not a very good value for the meal. Our server was most attentive but she appeared to be relatively new. Two of our sushi plates were forgotten and we had to remind her. She did make amends as a courtesy. We have lots of option for international cuisine in Nashville, this would not be on our list.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, we really loved their O-Ku nigiri, the Nashvegas roll, duck skewer, Tuna Tataki, and everything else we tried. The truffle edamame is something I could snack on all day, any day too. Our server Laura was awesome, the kitchen had a bit of a wait because they were so busy, but she stayed engaged with us and gave us some of their signature shrimp to try as an apology for the wait, which was also yummy.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 16, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed everything. We will pass along your kind words to Laura. Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We went on a Friday at 7.30. The service took forever!!! This was my favorite place but the waiting time for food was just insane. The place was not very busy, the menu is smaller and the server said it was because of the difficulties to get some ingredients. None of those faces look familiar anymore, he didn’t know about the rewards program (?). Oku is not as it was a year ago.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Minus one star for food allergy mess up …. It’s always delish and a great vibe, even a really nice apologetic waitress, but they struggled big time with getting the order right. We gave them grace but watch out if you have food allergies. There was dairy in the roll - after she asked for allergies and then clarified every time, 2 bites in and I knew. They tried to make it right, but O-ku team: you will lose food allergy ppl with mess ups like that :(
  21. SJ

    StephanieJ

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite sushi restaurant in Nashville! Atmosphere and food is always top tier as well as an incredible drink list & service.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 16, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We are honored to be your favorite sushi in Nashville. Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING food and ambiance

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 16, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  23. AD

    AmandaD

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food is incomparable, such great options. Everything is fresh and great, don’t miss the truffle edamame or the playboy roll. The service is great… when you get it. I’m not sure why there are half a dozen people wandering aimlessly about while 1 rockstar of a waitress tries to handle everything. She was amazing, but we waited 40 minutes to pay and leave after our meal. It might have been nice to converse during that time but the sound is obnoxiously loud. I don’t mean the music, I mean the echo of other guests… it’s deafening. Such a gorgeous spot, nobody thought about the art of sound dampening.
  24. LG

    LaurieG

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ohakase tasting menu was superb. Each course was a culinary delight. Our waitress Jade was attentive and delightful. A definite gem. Laurie

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 16, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words and will pass them along to Jade. Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  25. GW

    GraceW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in Nashville! Service was great. Food was more than delicious! We ordered the TN two step, Nashvegas, and the Predator roll. All were delicious, but Predator was favorite hands down. Highly recommend.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words. So glad you enjoyed everything, Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lia was attentive and provided us great service

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Leah. Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SO GOOD!!!! The entire experience was fantastic. We got both kinds of edamame, oku rock shrimp, playboy roll, Tennessee two step roll, and a classic shrimp tempura!! Highly recommend the oku rock shrimp!!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a memorable experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The service late was really lacking compared to prior experiences. Thankfully the food didn’t suffer the same fate. This is our favorite sushi spot in Nashville but we also went nearly 40 minutes without being checked on.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the 4 star review and feedback! Although I'm glad you still enjoyed your meal, I hate that your service suffered. We are honored to be your favorite sushi spot and hope we will see you again soon! -Ashley

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Sat at the bar for quite a bit and no one ever came to serve.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner for a party of 8. Food was fab. Highly recommend the chicken wings they were the best of the night. Great services and great atmosphere. Ten out ten recommend O-KU Nashville

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate you celebrating the special occasion with us. So glad you love our tebasaki wings as much as we do! Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super yummy food and great menu selection!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate you celebrating your special occasion with us. Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the very beginning, every aspect our dining experience was perfect!! Ali was a great server with amazing recommendations. The manager, Gabby, came by to make sure everything was to our liking. Definitely recommend the chicken wings and all the rolls we ordered tasted fresh and were very creative! 5 stars!!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a memorable experience with us. We will pass along your kind words to Ali. Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  34. ML

    MollyL

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful dinner! loved everything we tried, even the dessert. will be back for sure. also enjoyed the dimmer lighting level and warm ambiance.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  35. O

    Oscar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I heard this was the best sushi in Nashville. Turns out, it is!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We are honored by your kind words. Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  36. EW

    EatWell

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is perfect just amazing, but attention to detail with reservations could be improved. When notified of special celebration you shouldn’t seat that party next to bathroom. Especially when there was plenty of free tables thru the entirety of our time there.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the 4 star review! We appreciate you celebrating your special occasion with us and we will be sure to share this feedback with the team. I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal. Can't wait to have you back in. -Ashley

  37. KH

    KyraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good value for money, food was delicious, yet not exceptionally exquisite. Noise level was very high though
  38. D

    Derrick

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was really good, especially the chicken wings!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the 4 star review! So glad you loved the chicken wings. Hope to have you back in and earn that 5th star! -Ashley

  39. L

    Leslie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Environment and service were fantastic. Sushi and cocktails were wonderful. Didn't love the hot plate as much, but just an opinion. Will definitely be back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leah provided 5 star service and the food was amazing!

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

O-Ku - Nashville does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. O-Ku - Nashville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (629) 900-0021.

O-Ku - Nashville is rated 4.8 stars by 1360 OpenTable diners.

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 69 times today
Google Map for O-Ku - Nashville

81 Van Buren St., Nashville, TN 37208

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Park along the restaurant side of Van Buren and Adams St towards the Griff Apartments. The lot outside of the restaurant is metered and not operated by the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Eric Hill

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout

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