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O-Ku - Charlotte

4.9
4.9
1768 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. We offer high-end traditional sushi and make it approachable and available to any interested diner.

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

20:30


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 594-1922

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Chanthavong

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Rebecca Hays: (855) 230-1418

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4.9
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  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. JG

    JustinG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and amazing server who was knowledgeable about Celiac.
  2. CH

    CHADEW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food5service4ambience4
    I waited for over an hour to eat with a reservation
  3. S

    Sophia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful! The service was even better. One member of our party had several food allergies, and the waitstaff were so friendly and attentive. They went above and beyond to identify items he could enjoy on the dinner and dessert menus. We had a great experience and would highly recommend this place :)
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    honestly, never been to a restaurant where everyone was so accommodating. they really wanted to make sure we were set all around. &obviously the food is one of the best spots in Charlotte!
  5. MV

    MarcV

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here was incredible. The best sushi we’ve had in Charlotte. I like the music they play too. Great atmosphere and service as well.
  6. m

    miken171

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent quality and service every time! Definitely on the short list for special occasions.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my daughters 24th birthday with friends and had Ryan as our server and he is an absolute Rockstar! He’s funny extremely personable, knows the food and drinks like no one else! Constant attention at our table all night bringing our ordered food as well as some free items also! This place is an absolute gem and is the best restaurant I have ever experienced! Bravo O-Ku staff and management! Steve Kramer
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was outstanding and so was the food. Love the music and ambiance. Great for a sexy dinner date.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are always amazing. This is my favorite restaurant in Charlotte! Tony, Ryan, and Reggie are my favorites so if you go, ask for them!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Yummy mocktail (cherry one) delicious all around. Udon noodles are bomb!
  12. AR

    ARNorwich

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Happy hour is so worth it! Great sushi and service overall, drinks were very slow coming out (well after appetizers) but otherwise great!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haley was great!
  14. JA

    JohnA

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the O-Ku team went above and beyond for my birthday. The amazing staff and delicious food are both unmatched in Charlotte.

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded on 13 January 2023Thank you, John! Always an honor to have you dine with us. Again, Happy Birthday! - O-Ku

  15. JM

    JulieM

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic sushi—one of our most favorites in Charlotte!
  16. KP

    KeithP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. The best sushi spot I've found in Charlotte.
  17. DT

    DanielT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, exceptional service Best staff I’ve ever been served by Would definitely recommend without hesitation Our new go to restaurant for fine dining

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded on 11 January 2023Thank you for the kind feedback, Daniel! We believe our staff's attention to detail really makes the dining experience exceptional. We hope to see you again soon! - O-Ku

  18. MH

    MikeH

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town on business and Went on a recommendation from several people and we were not disappointed. If you love sushi - a must while you are in CLT.
  19. M

    Margie

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at O-Ku, and I cannot stop raving about it. Our server (Justin) was very attentive, gave great suggestions, and even treated us to a truffle oil salmon sashimi appetizer on the house. Customers get a selection of fresh sliced fruit with their water, which was a nice touch. Ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce are also brought to the table at the beginning of the meal. We tried two mocktails - the mint lychee and peach. Both were refreshing and not too sugary. For appetizers we had miso soup (standard) and the dim sum, which was my favorite dish of the evening. The pork gyoza was great, and the shrimp shumai melts in your mouth. The soy ginger sauce and chili oil served with this dish are amazing - I recommend saving any leftover sauce for the rest of your dishes too. In addition to classic nigiri, O-Ku offers nigiri selections with a unique twist. We tried the O-Ku Tuna nigiri, which came with togarashi spice, negi umeboshi paste, and shiso. We also got the O-Ku A5 Wagyu nigiri, which was seared and topped with truffle oil, cilantro aioli, fried onion, and chive. Both pieces were spectacular. For rolls we had the Spicy Tuna Crunch Roll and the Potato Roll. The latter was a standout - it's basically a shrimp tempura roll wrapped in fried potato. Highly recommend getting the pickled wasabi on the side for dipping. Sounds strange, but it's perfect for pairing with richer fish and meats. We will 100% be back to O-Ku! Looking forward to trying the sake, dessert, and omakase experience.

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded on 11 January 2023Margie, thank you so much for the kind words! We're so glad you had an amazing dinner & love our food just as much as we do! We hope you're able to come back soon to try our Omakase experience; it's an unforgettable dining experience that we really go all out for. Again, thank you so much! - O-Ku

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Jewel and she was so sweet, quick and knowledgeable ! We had duck buns, spider roll and teriyaki chicken w rice. Duck buns were my favorite.
  21. DH

    DHobbs

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From the moment you walk into the restaurant the lighting was beautiful and the artistic pieces throughout the dining area were definitely conversation starters. I will say our service was 2nd to none. The Edamame was great, the duck rolls were so good, the teriyaki chicken and vegetables were the highlight of my experience. I’m definitely coming back. P.S. if you like a good cocktail go with the “Just Brew It” if you like old fashions or the “Spill The Tea” if you like more of a citrus style drink(The garnish that comes with it is like a spicy gummy) lol surprising flavor but adds a bit edge to the drink itself.

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded on 11 January 2023Love this amazing feedback! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you loved your dining experience. We really do strive to make sure that not only our food in outstanding but our atmosphere is outstanding as well! We appreciate your attention to detail & hope you'll be joining us again soon! - O-Ku

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! Ambience was delightful. We will definitely come again!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Internship
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always! Best sushi in Charlotte!
  25. A

    Addy

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server-Reggie was wonderful. His knowledge, memory, attitude, and attention to detail where top notch!
  26. D

    Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service, great food. A little loud and dark, but it was a great night out with our family.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    O-ku was phenomenal! Best experience and service was so friendly and kind. Food was also exceptional.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at O-ku and it did not disappoint! We stopped in after seeing a show late on New Years Eve and had the best experience: our server (Topher) was very knowledgeable and attentive with excellent suggestions, the food was perfect from the duck buns to the freshness of the sushi, their bartender even noticed we were drinking non-alcoholic drinks and took the initiative to give us a NA option for the midnight toast (though we did opt to have a little champagne to celebrate after all). We cannot wait to go back!

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded on 5 January 2023Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We're so glad you had an awesome NYE with us! We loved ringing in the near year you guys. Here's to another year of sushi! Hope to see you in again soon! - O-Ku

  29. K

    Karen

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    O-Ku is consistent in its high quality food, service, and ambiance. It so our top choice for special nights out.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner. From the entrance to our exit everything was Outstanding for a New Year’s Eve ! We had the cauliflower and the edamame with chili sauce was the Bomb! The Black Magic, Red Dragon and Sake to die for. We will definitely be coming back again and again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the best food I have eaten in a loooong time.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite family spot!
  33. j

    jdc143000

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I e been here a number of times and I just might say it’s the best sushi ever. However I think they need to expand their options for rolls.
  34. c

    caseyw

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Black Magic roll is a must when you visit O-Ku. Great service from our waiter on Christmas Eve; a tradition for us.
  35. S

    Stuffed

    Charlotte

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, service/attentiveness, presentation of food. Really liked how our plates were replaced for our each part of our meal. We loved the dragon and spicy dragon rolls, didn't care for the potato or tofu roll. The tuna nigiri was nice and fresh. Overall I would definitely come back.
  36. MG

    MaddyG

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and exceptional service! The food was good as always and the server was so sweet and accommodating. We’ll be back again!
  37. L

    Lauren

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, sushi, and drinks!
  38. KS

    KandS

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always! Fantastic food and great atmosphere.
  39. WC

    WallaceC

    Charlotte

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We continue enjoy dining with you all over the years. You all have been wonderful in accommodating our needs. Thank you for everything. Merry Christmas 🎁🎄 and a Happy New Year 🎈🎊🎆 to the entire O-Ku family. W & M _________

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded on 23 December 2022Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you, Wallace! We're always so excited to see you guys on the reservation list! We appreciate how much you love O-ku & how valued you make our staff feel. See you soon! - The O-ku Family

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so fresh and delicious

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O-Ku - Charlotte does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. O-Ku - Charlotte also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 594-1922.

O-Ku - Charlotte is rated 4.9 stars by 1768 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

20:30


Booked 46 times today
Google Map for O-Ku - Charlotte

2000 South Blvd, Suite 510, Charlotte, NC 28203

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    E. Tremont Ave

  • Area

    Southend

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Chanthavong

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout

  • Phone number

    (704) 594-1922

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Rebecca Hays: (855) 230-1418

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