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463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6231
843-737-0112
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Ranked #102 of 763 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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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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English first
Louisville, KY
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It is dinner and a party. At least it was when we there. It is loud! We had good food, good service and everyone was very nice and friendly. We had 7:30 reservations and the table was waiting for us. Warning however to anyone who may not want to be in a noisy restaurant, do not go here. This is... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The food is exquisite and far better than many asian restaurants in the Big Apple. The service is excellent, starting with the manager Kim who makes you feel really special. Would highly recommend it.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Not often can you say the food, ambiance and service were all great, but that was our experience at O-Ku . One of my pet peeves, is service. We have a lot of wonderful restaurant's in Charleston and most have excellent chefs and have great atmospheres. But service is always something of a crap shoot. This evening our hostess informed... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Everything we sampled was incredible. Our server assisted those in our group having difficulty in making their minds up. Two in our group selected Restaurant's Week $35.00 pre-fix dinner. We plan on returning but what is it about Charleston restaurants and ear piecing music? You go to dinner at a astoundingly designed restaurant, sit down to enjoy conversation with friends... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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122 reviews 122 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We ate here with friends who live in Charleston, and my only negative comment was the overall noise level that made conversation more difficult. The food was excellent, well presented and that was helped by knowledgable waitstaff (and knowing one of the chefs!) Clearly a hang out for some well known people. The actor Bill Murray was at the bar... More 

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bergen cty nj
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Best sushi! Excellant service. Loved it. Nice atmosphere. Spring rolls yummy! Highly recommend Food allergies were noted and cared about

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Charleston, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The sushi was excellent, the service was just ok. It appears that they recruited from the local sororities rather than hiring experienced servers.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Atmosphere, food and service all excellent! Waitress very knowledgeable and helpful with food choices- especially with member of party having a shrimp allergy!

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Fremont, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had an "Early Bird" dinner at OKU Restaurant. It was a very good and original display of the sushi we asked for. The food was delicious and very well presented in a decorative way and on very nice plates and trays. The atmosphere was very nice but a bit too noisy and the restaurant is not very well lit.... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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84 reviews 84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Three of us came here on a Sunday. For a sushi restaurant ambiance is 5 stars, service 4 stars and the food 3 stars. Going with 3 stars overall because for this cuisine, food is most important. Our server Jennifer was very attentive and pleasant. Food was very average. Presentation is a big part of sushi and ALL the plates... More 

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Additional Information about O-Ku

Address: 463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6231
Phone Number: 843-737-0112
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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