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 Kazu Murakami’s focus is to offer high-end traditional sushi and make it approachable and available 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 and reflects the uniquely designed space. Guests will enjoy chef specialties including Yakiniku duck legs, salmon misoyaki, harumaki and spicy teriyaki pork belly. They also offer cold plates like poke, king salmon usuzukuri and red snapper crudo. 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 interiors are modern yet offers a reminder of Charleston’s charm and unique history with its exposed brick and high ceilings. Located on one of the city’s most popular streets, the large expansive windows allow the perfect place to watch the action day or night. O-Ku was 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.


At O-Ku, we are passionate about supporting our local farmers and fishermen
and proudly showcase their bounty throughout our menu.