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O-Ku - Raleigh

4.7
4.7
1081 reviews
$30 and under
Asian
O-Ku Sushi Raleigh 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 produces in areas such as Norway, Scotland, Hawaii and New Zealand, as well as local sustainable sources.

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2 people

19:30


Booked 53 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Sushi, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Phone number

    (919) 792-3777

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    We look forward to planning and customizing off-site events and catering for you.

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Cathleen Barrett: (844) 527-4718

  • Area

    Raleigh

  • Parking Details

    The best parking option would be the Dillion Parking Deck. The parking deck entrances are location either on West Street or Harrington. Also, there are public lots around the vicinity of Oku.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. K

    Kelly

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for my friends night out! Awesome food and staff. I was running a little late due to traffic and they were SO accommodating.
  2. A

    Andrew

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for me and my partner on our anniversary
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful, bar service slow but it was busy. We love it!
  5. JM

    JonathanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    O-Ku is quickly becoming our favorite place to go in Raleigh. The service and food are outstanding and a nice walking distance to the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
  6. H

    Harry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, in some unique variations on sushi. Try the squid ink rice in a roll. Breathtaking. Look forward to going back soon. Service is First rate, with an extensive knowledge of the menu to aid with choices/ questions. One of greatest experiences in Raleigh.
  7. C

    Cjmprince

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Raleigh, hands down the best place for sushi. The quality of the ingredients is always top notch, as is the service and overall vibe.
  8. CZ

    CarolineZ

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful!
  9. MS

    MattS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere with service that matched exactly what we were looking for. Would highly recommend to friends and family.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic as always. Have been coming to O-Ku for a year plus, I bring all my friends and family!!!
  11. t

    timothy7134

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food delicious. Service very slow and took forever to get our food.
  12. AW

    AvaW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary / birthday / cancer-free / multi-purpose celebration - we definitely don't go out to dinner very often so this was a big deal. Mirna went so far above and beyond with our meal! We wanted to have the omakase, since it was a celebration, but apparently that is not available on the weekends. Mirna essentially made a custom plan for us - and stayed within budget - including sake pairings. Everything was excellent! Even though it was rush, everything was well timed. We were never without a drink, or even had a half empty water glass. She was also equally attentive to all of the tables around us. Everything we ate was really delicious, and the sake selection was huge (and very generous pours). Honestly - it's the afternoon, day after, and we're still talking about our evening. Thank you!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great experience but the sushi did not fully live up to some of our other experiences!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Crazy cold in the resta
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally awesome! Best sushi! Creative drinks. Outstanding service.
  16. J

    Jeannie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh. Innovative. Good variety. Great decor/ambience. Recommend back booth for privacy, more intimate dinner. Top shelf cocktails. If you love sushi, O-Ku is your place!! Highly recommend Uni, Black Magic, Yellowtail.
  17. c

    cjxx

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and very attentive service in a nice space.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Food was fantastic. But our server was not good. Lack of attention, was never asked how our food was when it came out or if we needed anything. Never received the miso soup we order, we also asked for a side of spicy mayo and never got that either. We told the server we never received the miso soup and she apologized and we told her to just remove it from our bill. Bill comes , miso soup still on , had to have her remove it. Overall great food but it was overshadowed by the bad service.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable as were the drinks, the food was alright. They had a special of hamachi kama (one of my all time favorites) that was over cooked and dry. My negitoro unraveled as I picked it up. And…nowhere on the menu did it state that they would be charging $3 per person for mediocre wasabi.
  20. JS

    JonathanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service. Went for my birthday, boss got me a gift card to their. Great food. All good in general!
  21. K

    Kevin

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Will definitely go back.
  22. A

    Anthony

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service always. My wife and I came here for our anniversary and had an awesome time. There really isn't a bad option on the menu.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Food was good but very overpriced. Service was slow. Overall weird vibe from the place, borderline pretentious. An example being that soy sauce has to be poured by the wait staff…?
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi at this place is absolutely outstanding and the mood is set perfectly especially if you love Asian food !
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent customer service
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The food was so great! If you get anything from the wood fire be prepare to wait a good bit. Overall it was a great experience! I'll definitely be coming back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  28. K

    Kevin

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good sushi rolls and appetizers. Beer selection could be better. Like the atmosphere and the food! Service was good, but waitress was very busy.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing. The service was slow and after waiting for food and drinks appetizers and the main all came at once. Then again waiting for dessert which we gave up on and had to track down the waitress to get the check.
  30. SC

    ShawnC

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and amazing service.
  31. c

    cucinaqueen

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The overall interior aesthetic is pleasing and the outdoor patio is ok. Street noise (it was a Sat. night so we expected some noise) was loud, but inside was ridiculously loud. Nothing to buffer all the noise even when standing in the bar. Shoutout to the bartenders last night! Food was truly impressive, and Austin, our server, was knowledgeable about the various dishes and wasn't shy about making recommendations. Big applause for Austin! The value for money is what we felt a little unhappy about. Excellent quality fish (the Black Gold was outstanding) but we felt everything was a bit overpriced. We will be going back, though for a splurge event but not on a regular basis.
  32. J

    Josey

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was great! We were celebrating a birthday so we got a bit spoiled 🥰 The service and food were great as well, highly recommend!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We have visited quite a few times and the food is always amazing. Fresh, delicious, and unique sushi that you can't get anywhere else. A little more expensive than other sushi in the area but definitely for good reason. The service is hit or miss. Sometimes we've had great service, other times we've had service that makes us want to leave. The food always brings us back.
  34. r

    rose

    Charlotte

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Order omakesa it okay. It wan reasonably price but serve too slow. Our waitress was friendly
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and quality as always! My favorite sushi spot in Raleigh.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our date night at o ku! Everything we ordered was delicious and my cocktail was super tasty! Our waitress was super attentive and knowledgeable. We will be back!
  37. S

    Sunny

    Czech Republic

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After our 10th visit, yet again, an outstanding meal. Our server was Clint and he was very very helpful. We had a delicious Nigori (unfiltered) sake and then we always start with the spoons appetizer. Amazing. The Scottish salmon was outstanding and the Hamachi with a little bit of something special on top was just what we needed. We had the Japanese Uni that was very fresh and then on the bottom right of the menu I can’t remember what it’s called but it’s black squid ink rice with lobster and three or four other fishes. Everything was outstanding and we had a great time.
  38. BS

    BrekS

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was fantastic. We ordered a number of starters and they were all beautifully presented with great flavors. The drinks, including our water, were presented artfully and tasted great. The restaurant was lively and energetic with a positive feel.
  39. TT

    TTTT

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful food! Service was slow to start but ended well.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends visiting

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

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

FAQs

O-Ku - Raleigh does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. O-Ku - Raleigh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 792-3777.

O-Ku - Raleigh is rated 4.7 stars by 1081 OpenTable diners.

O-Ku - Raleigh 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.

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2 people

19:30


Booked 53 times today
Google Map for O-Ku - Raleigh

411 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Additional information

  • Area

    Raleigh

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Sushi, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    The best parking option would be the Dillion Parking Deck. The parking deck entrances are location either on West Street or Harrington. Also, there are public lots around the vicinity of Oku.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (919) 792-3777

  • Catering

    We look forward to planning and customizing off-site events and catering for you.

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Cathleen Barrett: (844) 527-4718

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