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463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6231 (Radcliffe Street)
18437370112
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Great Night out starts here

Been wanting to come here for awhile as I have heard alot about this place so my expectations were high as it was my birthday dinner. My wife and I treated it as a date night as much as a special occasion and had drinks at the bar ahead of our reservation. The bartender was very accommodating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Adam H
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been wanting to come here for awhile as I have heard alot about this place so my expectations were high as it was my birthday dinner. My wife and I treated it as a date night as much as a special occasion and had drinks at the bar ahead of our reservation. The bartender was very accommodating when I mentioned... More 

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Thank Adam H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1.) This is the best sushi in Charleston but that doesn't say much because there aren't many places to choose from. 2.) Worst service ever! We made reservations for a party of 12 at 8 pm. There was another party of 12 there that didn't have reservations. I think they thought that party was our party...so we had to wait... More 

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Thank Jenny R
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

O-ku is definitely a great happy hour spot. The drinks are good, and the sushi is reasonably priced. I'd make a reservation if I were you. It gets full early. Make sure you have a place to sit.

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Thank Chelle_TheRegluator
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere with an awesome staff. Everyone is friendly & the place looks awesome. We had the rock shrimp salad & pork belly to start. (Shared between 4 people) amazing choices! We split 6 rolls also which were all very very good. No complaints here! Perfect sushi place in a great location!

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Thank Amber B
South Carolina
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143 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Hurry down on a cold night for the most savory, unctuous, delish slurp of 2016! O-ku delivers plenty of flavor and swagger, and feels more club like as the night lingers. Generous cocktail and wine list, solid sushi and good staffing make it a winner for dinner or just a drive buy tasting.

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Thank pluffmother
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

By far my favorite restaurant in charleston, the atmosphere is fun and upbeat and the food is authentic and delicious, a little pricy but completely worth it.

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Thank gracefriedman
Charleston
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We recently went there for a double birthday dinner at the request of my ten year old grandson and twelve year old granddaughter. They love sushi and we were shopping on King St. so we stopped in. We were there on a Monday and they had a sushi special. In the words of my granddaughter," This was a 10 experience."... More 

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Thank siteseer58
Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Would you believe me if I told you I drove all the way from Charlotte for the scallop roll? Had another terrific sushi dinner here, everything is amazing. Surprisingly, the service was also top notch. Typically when I go to a place like this with my kids that is more of a date night spot, no one is very nice... More 

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Thank Sharon G
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Everything we had was wonderful. Vegetable tempura sushi was crispy on the inside of the rice and so very flavorful. The service was so excellent. There was one of the rolls I had envisioned being different. The manager immediately brought me something different, even without me asking. They wanted it all to be right for us. Sushi was half off,... More 

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Thank jill g
Charleston, South Carolina
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Trendy, upscale King Street restaurant now offering lunch; very attractive & knowledgeable service staff. Pick from sushi favorites, and unique appetizers like Yellowtail Tuna Carpaccio, Dumpling Dimsum or Rainbow Roll. Or, try the great lunch value: Bento Box. Our very knowledgeable server Katrina walked us through a great menu and well-paired wine offerings by the glass or bottle. Good parking... More 

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?