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463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6231 (Radcliffe Street)
843-737-0112
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Happy Hour

Nine of us decided to go to happy hour after work. We did not have reservations but they accommodated us in the front of the restaurant on the leather sofas. We had great views of King St. And we were able to talk, people watch and enjoy the scenery of the restaurant. Sushi was great we had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
E9
,
Charleston, South Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Nine of us decided to go to happy hour after work. We did not have reservations but they accommodated us in the front of the restaurant on the leather sofas. We had great views of King St. And we were able to talk, people watch and enjoy the scenery of the restaurant. Sushi was great we had a variety. The... More 

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Sugar Grove, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

What an outstanding meal we had here! The service was prompt, informative, and very courteous. Absolutely everything we ordered was fantastic - soup, appetizers, four different sushi rolls, sashimi, and craft sake - all delicious. The entire experience was truly delightful!

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Santa Monica, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Not only does O-ku offer tremendous sushi selections but there are incredible deals to be had during the 3 happy hours offered throughout the week. Half price deals on top sushi and drinks options makes it difficult to get a reservation on happy hour days. Well worth the effort if you can make it. Invigorating bar scene adds to the... More 

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Spanaway, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Best sushi in town. I'm accustomed to fresh Pacific Northwest sushi and was pleasantly surprised how well the Charleston (imported from Hawaii) sushi was. Good food and drink and nice restaurant decor. Dress up or go casual. Don't miss the Monday/Wednesday/Friday happy hour prices-a plus!

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Ottawa, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had a great meal here. Cool, albeit busy, vibe, lots of selection, some nice sake as well. But the Southern approach to asian cuisine was sublime - some of the best sushi I have had. Excellent service - highly recommended.

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went to O-Ku on a recent Friday night. I always like to try new places around town. We were not disappointed. The sushi is great but there is not a long list to pick from. The fish was very fresh and the rolls were well prepared. Our only complaint was that it the menu was for the sushi was... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Everything about O-Ku is A+!! The atmosphere is perfect, all the staff - even the bartenders - are very knowledgable on the menu selections and preparation styles. The food is perfection, and head chef Jay just keeps bringing his A+ game every night. I ended up coming here 3 nights in the same week, and Jay and the staff kept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Had sushi for the first time here and it was like nothing I have ever tasted. I loved it! Highly recomend it! If you haven't had sushi I recomend the California Roll!

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Charleston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It's a wee bit on the pricy side but the atmosphere, service, food and cocktails are great. We went for happy hour on a Girl's Night Out and had some excellent sushi. The bartender concocted some delicious and unusual drinks making us happy guinea pigs.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Service and wonderfully prepared sushi are always perfect at O-ku. Be sure to visit while in Charleston

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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: 843-737-0112

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?