O-Ku celebrates authentic Asian cuisine with a southern 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. Chef Dung “JR” Vo’s focus is to offer high-end traditional sushi and making it approachable to any interested diner.
Focused on incorporating authentically 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 including kurobuta pulled pork don-buri, braised short rib with shiso pesto, coconut curry, and hakozushi a box-style sushi. A wide variety of nigiri, sashimi and crudos are also available. 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 a Best Sushi Restaurant in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure in 2013.
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At O-Ku, we are passionate about supporting our local farmers and fishermen
and proudly showcase their bounty throughout our menu.