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463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6231
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Ranked #87 of 742 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Radcliffe Street
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117 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Centrally located on King Street, O-Ku Sushi is a great place to leave the hustle and bustle of Charleston to enjoy some really good Sushi and Asian cuisine. The restaurant interior was well done, the food was creative and tasty. It was nice to see the General Manager taking an active, on the floor role in providing his customers with... More

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Huntington, West Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I were visiting Charleston for a long weekend and were trying to find somewhere good and reasonably priced to eat when we came upon this place. It was FABULOUS if you like Sushi. I cant remember what the name of my roll was but it had crab, avocado, beets, carrots, and asparagus in it with salsa on... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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246 reviews 246 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Very good sushi and Asian cuisine. The setting, in the heart of King Street foodville, is modern and airy. Lots of mirrors, exposed brick and wood floors. The servers are mostly young and cute, many from the College of Charleston nearby. There are a number of starters. We chose excellent miso soup, among the best we have had. We followed... More

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Sterling, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had reservations since we were a party of 6 in town for a bachelorette party! We were seated immediately and our server (Shea?) helped start us off with drinks and plenty of appetizers. We were very well taken care of, the menu was thoroughly explained and everyone had a great time! We didn't have to wait long in between... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited o-Ku as for dinner with the facility. The place is energetic and busy. Service was good. The miso soup was well done with lots of flavor not just salt. sushi was very good and nicely presented. O-Ku has a modern uptown feel.

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Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I moved from Tokyo to Charleston --- Oku is very good, fresh unique dishes but very "california" style. Not traditional Japanese. extensive menu beyond sushi. The gyoza very good. Shumai bit small. Miso hearty and rich by too salty. Great service. Very fun vibe. Extensive cocktail and bar.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had reservations via Open Table for 5:30 on a Monday, because they have a 5-7pm Happy hour MWF, which includes half price sushi. It was also my daughter's birthday. Our server Jason was fantastic. We ordered based on his suggestions, and we're blown away by the unique take on sushi and sashimi that elevates the usual into the sublime.... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've been to this sushi restaurant several times. The sushi is perfectly fine, and the environment is very appealing. The waitresses and bartenders are very attractive and friendly. But the portion sizes that you receive are relatively small in comparison to other Sushi restaurants around town. And the prices for those portions are pretty high. If you are going to... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Although our eel roll and rainbow roll were both delicious, our server's mind seemed a bit scattered. He forgot to bring our edamame before our rolls arrived and was slow to bring our beers. But putting that aside, this is a stylish venue and, with a bit more attention to service details, it would be a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Oh my, one of my best meals ever. Now that could be that where I live offers little in the way of good sushi, but seriously, this place knew its stuff, had an incredible selection of both food and fun cocktails and had great service. Every wait staff we dealt with knew the menu inside and out and was enthusiastic... More

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