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O-Ku celebrates authentic Asian cuisine with a regional approach with a menu that focuses on unique ingredients and sophisticated presentations. From petite plates to sushi specialties, O-Ku showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets and producers in areas such as Norway, Scotland, Hawaii, and New Zealand, as well as local sustainable sources.

Focused on incorporating authentic Japanese flavors into the fare, O-Ku’s menu is comprised of signature contemporary Japanese entrées and traditional sushi of the season reflecting the uniquely designed space. Guests can enjoy chef specialties as well as a wide variety of nigiri, sashimi, and crudos. The beverage program at O-Ku is a sophisticated blend of specialty cocktails, premium sake, bubbles, red and white wines, and unique beer selections.

The interior is modern yet offers a reminder of Charleston’s charm and unique history with its exposed brick and high ceilings. Located on Charleston’s bustling upper King Street, the large expansive windows allow the perfect place to watch the action during the day or night. O-Ku has been named one of the Top 20 Best New Restaurants of 2010 by Esquire magazine and the Best Sushi Restaurant in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure in 2013.

Partners & Purveyors

At O-Ku, we are passionate about supporting our local farmers and fishermen and proudly showcase their bounty throughout our menu.
Hawaiian Fresh Seafood
Lowcountry Shellfish
Crosby’s Seafood
Northern Fish Co.
Inland Seafood
Ambrose Farms
Blackbird Farms
GrowFood Carolina
Limehouse Produce
Share our Strength
James Beard Foundation
Charleston Restaurant Assn.
Charleston Area CVB