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463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6231 (Radcliffe Street)
18437370112
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Everything was delicious, service top notch

Everything the four of us ordered was amazing. Our favorite roll was Green eggs and hamachi hako. We had to wait a bit on the scallops (which was fine bc we were still busy eating so our other rolls) so our waitress brought us a seafood taco appetizer on the house, and that was amazing too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
nfullmer
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Provo, Utah
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Everything the four of us ordered was amazing. Our favorite roll was Green eggs and hamachi hako. We had to wait a bit on the scallops (which was fine bc we were still busy eating so our other rolls) so our waitress brought us a seafood taco appetizer on the house, and that was amazing too.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is my daughter's favorite sushi restaurant. Anywhere. As a food connoisseur I couldn't agree with her more. This establishment is on the corner of a busy Upper King Street where valet parking takes out the stress of being on time for your reservation. The decor is filled with a stealth, dark mahogany bar, high top tables for two and... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were seated to our table in a timely manner and the service was excellent. The food was delicious.... From sushi to noodles ..... It was all wonderful! The table was spacious and the atmosphere was fun. Nice decor.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I consider myself a Sushi Snob eating at some of the finest sushi restaurants in New York, San Francisco, Miami, and St. Barth's F.W.I. I'm not sure the other reviewers ate in the same restaurant?! We enjoyed an excellent meal with friends and my 9 year old. The waitress was very knowledgeable and had several "non spicy" suggestions for my... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I had the opportunity to entertain clients here at O-Ku in Charleston and I will tell you it was excellent! The food was incredible and creative and the service was spectacular. I first noticed it while we had drinks at the bar while we waited for a table. The bartenders were more than on top of everything they were in... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I love sushi, I wish I could have fresh sushi at least once every week. O-Ku let me down, there were 3 of us all really hungry ordering several different sushis such as black dragon roll, tuna wrapped roll, spicy tuna crunch roll. Its just it all tasted very ok, didnt give that distinct fresh flavor. Most of their fish... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

They have half off sushi at happy hour which makes this place a bit more reasonably priced. The sushi was good, but I don't understand why everything had to be spicy, fried or both. We're at the ocean, fresh fish doesn't need to be fried or hidden in spicy sauce. I wish they had more rolls with just fresh fish.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My friend and I went for dinner an split a few roles including a special lobster hand roll which might be once of the best sushi roll I have ever had! The atmosphere is great, high ceilings and a modern feel. My only qualm is that the waitresses were not very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice restaurant. Expensive, but has rolls and drinks have price for happy hours on Wednesdays and Fridays. Very friendly service, but verify the checks, the waiter made several mistakes (but apologized about it). Dress up, everybody who works there is very fancy ! Nice experience overall, good food (tried the chicken Teriyaki)

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Waterford, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went to dinner with friends. All of us love sushi! Great service and quite a few options. We tried so many different rolls and they were all good. Mixed drinks were really good too. My friend enjoyed the sake.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6231
    (Radcliffe Street)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 18437370112

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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