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O-Ku

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463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6231 (Radcliffe Street)
+1 843-737-0112
Today
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant has the best sushi rolls in town. I've never eaten anything else here so I can't speak about the rest of the menu. It's a loud fun atmosphere. Service is always great and everyone working there is smiling and seems to be happy to work there. It's a great girls night out spot!

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Thank Erin B
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was cold out and restaurant was pretty empty so they sat us at the sushi bar.....go figure in front of an AC while it was one of the coldest days in Charleston. Server, Katherine, did a great job and is probably why they got 3 stars from me. Miso soup tasted like a bowl of iodine and was cold. Green... More 

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Florida
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for a sushi roll and a drink around 6pm and it only had like 6 people in it. We were happy about that since the reviews have stated this places gets chaotic quickly. The sushi rolls were delicious and the ambiance nice, but it was expensive. I think next time we will sit at the sushi... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant this week We ate at the bar. The drink selections were unique but pricey! We had a scallop roll and it was delicious.

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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1 1/2 hour wait for entree- one guest received food 20 minutes after others- wait staff seemed overwhelmed and lost- the food was terrific but not worth all the hubbub and confusion-

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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

O-ku offers creative sushi and sashimi with quality sake and cocktails. If you're looking for uni, toro, otoro, etc., this is one of only a couple reliable spots in Charleston. For sake, try the Kurosawa or Southern Beauty, served cool / cold as they(and most high quality sakes) would be in Japan. One important point on O-ku: The atmosphere is... More 

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Albany, Ny
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87 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We had dinner here on Black Friday. The restaurant is much too dark inside, making it very difficult to read the menu (and making me wonder what they're trying to hide). It was also much too noisy for us to have a relaxing time. The biggest disappointment tho is that they don't serve hot sake....whoever heard of a Japanese restaurant... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

First time visiting for my fiancées birthday. We sat at the bar and ordered some quick sushi before catching a movie. Kaeli was our bartender and she was warm, friendly, and knowledgeable. Would return just to see her. I recommend the 463 roll, the dapper snapper, and harvest. Also happy hour M,W,F 5-7 is great. Six sushi rolls and three... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Four of us had dinner reservations on Black Friday and were seated promptly. I had read reviews of how dark it is inside and yes, those reviews were right ~ we just used our phone to shine light on the menu otherwise you don't really need the light. The ambience definitely made for a nice, relaxing evening. To our surprise,... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner there on Friday night. Busy and loud so hard to have a conversation. The sushi was good but the portions of nigiri were small and the scallop roll was kind of clumsy to eat with the baked scallop on top of the roll which didn't stay put and therefore kinda defeated the purpose of eating it in one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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: +1 843-737-0112

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