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O-Ku - Charlotte

4.8
4.8
1619 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

7:00 pm


Booked 74 times today
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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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  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Server was knowledgeable about the menu. Very attentive.
  2. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely incredible. Also the staff was terrific. We got stuck in traffic and we’re late for our reservation. However, we called and the table was held for us. It is a bit pricey but worth it for the delicious food and lovely atmosphere.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding food, made a reservation and still had to wait though, so don’t bother worrying about being on time
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    Every single person at our table got sick after eating here
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and so was the service.
  6. TV

    TraVeLcHiCaDe

    Charlotte

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful surprise for our birthday celebration when each server / runner came by with food or drinks they would say happy birthday. It was very intentional and a great touch. The sushi was fantastic as usual. We love O-Ku!

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded 2 days agoWe love making special moments memorable; thank you for celebrating with us! Can't wait to see you again! O-Ku Charlotte

  7. R

    Renee

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Topher was an excellent waiter and provided superb service.

    O-Ku - CharlotteResponded 2 days agoThank you for the review! We LOVE Topher!! Hope to see you back soon, Renee! O-Ku Charlotte

  8. N

    Nanabananapudding2222222

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Great service but very little fish on sushi rolls.
  9. WC

    WallaceC

    Charlotte

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for accommodating change in seating and time. Greatly appreciate everything you do with each of our dining experiences. The food, service and ambiance is always fabulous. We look forward to our next evening out at O-Ku.
  10. KM

    KevinM

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and service was awesome.
  11. PT

    PaytonT

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service by Ryan and an overall great experience!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    I’ve visited the restaurant dozens of times prior to Covid. I was very disappointed tonight. My portion size was extremely small compared to what I’m used to getting. I typically order the same sushi roll and what I got tonight was unbelievably disappointing.
  13. ZC

    ZakiyaC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was a bit slow to come out but everything was delicious and the service was amazing. We were comped an appetizer while we waited and the recommendations were perfect.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was ok for the price
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic and delicious experience per usual! We love to bring visiting family and friends to O-Ku Charlotte - they ALWAYS impress. Reggie provided us truly phenomenal service; a true professional. Bravo!!
  16. BJ

    BrinaJ

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Bar service was great. Once we were seated at our table, service was poor. Even the young lady who seated us, terrible. Slow service. Waitress walked away mid sentence. Waters never refilled. Food tasted great. We ordered 2 rolls of sushi, chicken teriyaki, and yaki udon. Lychee martini was good also. Would recommend but be prepared for subpar waitress service and sushi takes a while to come out. Hot food came out much quicker.
  17. KB

    KellyB

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The first half of my omakase dinner was phenomenal. The flavor profiles and product were on point. Unfortunately. The cooked course and dessert tasted like Benihana. The lobster with seasonal mushrooms was over cooked. So it was tough and chewy. The dessert was a salted caramel gut bomb. After the delicate flavors of the numerous sushi courses. The dessert should have been simple and refined. Like most high end Japanese restaurants. The first half was extraordinary. The second half was shear disappointment.
  18. SM

    SadieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was beyond impressed by the quality of food and outstanding service. Every single person who came to our table made us feel special. We will be back many times.
  19. M

    Micar

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Upon entering we noticed a 90 health score. Bad! We spoke with manager and he assured us the fish/food was safe. Food safety rules are not new they should not have such a low score. I won't pay top dollar for management and staff that clearly do not care about the customers they serve. Anything below 92 turn and run, or stay and risk food born illness. It is your money and your choice.
  20. KF

    KristiF

    Charlotte

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trey explained the menu well and made wonderful recommendations. We will be back for sure! Sushi was delicious! We had the Red Dragon and Lemon Salmon roll. Can’t go wrong there.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our anniversary. Nick (GM) was very attentive and did a wonderful job with his recommendations and making us feel welcomed. Great food and great service … we’ll be back!
  22. LP

    LoriP

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    The waitress was cold and impersonal. We were served 3 bottles of sparkling water. I only asked for 1. It felt like she was trying to run up our bill.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was great as always! Food and service were really slow. Service was very friendly- just took forever.
  24. K

    Kristin

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding! The food was very good however a little skimpy on the sushi fish.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my birthday and it was awesome! O-Ku always has amazing service and delicious food.
  27. GS

    GabrielleS

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, ambiance - all phenomenal! Would highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for high quality sushi!
  28. T

    Tanitec

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went at 4pm for an early dinner because that was the only time we could find reservations. The place was pretty empty and quiet, the sushi was delicious and the service was great.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite spot for sushi and amazing sake.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Ryan was fantastic!!!
  31. P

    Palmer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went first time last night for my wife birthday- This morning she woke up and wanted to go for lunch lol- I told her they open at 5PM she was very upset- Exceptional sushi and top notch service-
  32. G

    Gigi

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Music too loud for conversation. Small portions. Weak drinks.
  33. AA

    AshA

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Knowledgeable and friendly servers. Delicious food. Will definitely be returning!
  34. w

    wesley

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food needed my phone light in order to read th emenu but it was a wonderful evening with great food.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good never disappoints! Best place for sushi, appetizers, drinks, service or otherwise. Very attentive & knowledgeable staff.
  36. CB

    CamB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great servers
  37. JP

    JessicaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Great gluten free options. Although sounded like contamination doesn’t bother me, it sounded like it is a thing for those who it does bother. Great food and drinks!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food quality made this a worthy experience
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere and the food is always exceptionally good.
  40. M

    Morgan

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner. Service was excellent, they were so kind about our birthday celebration they gave us multiple free dumplings and free dessert. Excellent wine, sushi was perfect. Sashimi was very fresh but the best part of the meal was the wagyu tartare. 10/10 experience.

FAQs

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 4.8 stars by 1619 OpenTable diners.

O-Ku - Charlotte 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 74 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, Takeaway

  • 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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