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463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6231 (Radcliffe Street)
+1 843-737-0112
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here one night during our visit to Charleston. We didn't put in a reservation so the wait was rather long (2 hours). However we found a spot at the bar that was comfortable and ended up being a great seat because of the bartender Bridgette. Her and the other bartender were clearly busy but she was very tentative... More 

Thank bjmarsh14
Atlanta, United States
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

O-Ku has a great ambience and has a very nice bar area as well as seating areas for dining. We ordered a variety of rolls, sushi and sashimi. The sushi is excellent and the prices are what you would expect in an upscale sushi restaurant. The service was good and we really enjoyed our meal.

Thank Tara W
Valparaiso, Indiana
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at o-ku was very good, but the rest of our experience was poor. The ambiance at this place is non-existent unless you like loud places where you can't carry on a conversation. Table configuration against the walls are not conducive for privacy. Our server had too many tables. Our food didn't come out for 45 minutes and then... More 

Thank tazzy1711
Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The restaurant peeked our interest while strolling down King Street. The restaurant is beautiful and does not look like a traditional sushi restaurant. The sushi was delicious and well priced. The ambiance was really nice.

Thank cromero1027
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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!

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 8 January 2017 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 

Thank grizzly323
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 

Thank Emily C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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-

Thank mededguy
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

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 

Thank Les C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?