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O-Ku - Nashville, Nashville, TN

O-Ku - Nashville

4.8
4.8
1300 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
O-Ku Sushi Nashville 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, Chef Eric Hill showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets and produces in areas such as Norway, Scotland, Hawaii and New Zealand, as well as local sustainable sources.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 51 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (629) 900-0021

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Eric Hill

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Parking Details

    Park along the restaurant side of Van Buren and Adams St towards the Griff Apartments. The lot outside of the restaurant is metered and not operated by the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout

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What 1,300 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Nashville

    Best Food

  • Nashville

    Best Food

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  1. AF

    AceFoodie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time I am writing a review for O-ku, it is just amazing every time we come to eat here. This time we tried the kung Pao cauliflower for the first time and it was mind blowing. The sushi is so unique, tasty, and very good quality, as always! The staff was very friendly and accommodating when we had a request, which we greatly appreciate. This is and will be our favorite sushi place in Nashville 💕
  2. EO

    EmilyO

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere with a stunning aesthetic and design and top tier food.
  3. WH

    WendyH

    Atlanta

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good sushi for Nashville
  4. H

    Hunter

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    We had a bad waiter this time, but we’ve always had great service in the past. The food is always great and it’s one of our favorite places in Nashville.
  5. A

    Amyb

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food and service was not as good as usual. Disappointing
  6. j

    javituiran

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great place. Delicious food and friendly service.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 7 days agoThank you for the 4 star review! Hope to have you back in soon and earn that 5th star. -Ashley

  7. J

    Jude

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time whenever we go here!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 7 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner per usual. One of our top favorite restaurants in Nashville.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 7 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words and will pass them along to Mariah. Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  9. BT

    BT81

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot in up and coming area. Plenty of parking (which in Nashville means everything to me). Food was delicious and service prompt even on a busy Friday night. Will definitely be back.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 7 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a good experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an early dinner reservation

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 7 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  11. ME

    MaxE

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and experience. Laura was our waitress and she did a great job!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 7 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Laura. Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were pleased with the quality of the sushi and the staff. Waiter was extremely attentive and helpful with our service

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 7 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a good experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  13. ME

    MaxE

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was above and beyond. We had our 19 month with us. The staff catered to him and we really enjoyed our dinner and overall experience. Headed back again Wednesday....

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 7 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a memorable experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lots of variety on the menu. We had the skewers, sushi, and salads. The corn was my favorite!! The dessert waffle was not very good. It was a great experience.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 7 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your feedback. So glad it was an overall great experience. Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  15. C

    Chas

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice location and furnishings. Excellent cocktails. Very good sushi and apps. Will go again.
  16. TB

    TamaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed myself as per usual! great ambiance and great food

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on September 8, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed everything. Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  17. CC

    CarolC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Visiting TN from MA, and this sushi spot was a great place to land. Drinks: AWESOME. Food: AWESOME.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on September 8, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate you dining with us on your stop in Nashville. Can't wait to have you back in on your next trip! -Ashley

  18. G

    Grace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oku is absolutely my favorite spot in Nashville. Their rolls are the best I have ever tried. They also brought out complimentary drinks for my friend Patterson's birthday, how kind!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on September 8, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words and are so glad you had a memorable experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  19. JJ

    JJ1234

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service was frustrating. We said we needed a minute to game plan what we wanted and put in soup and salad and a bottle of wine. Then before coming back to check on us after setting our menus aside, the server decided to sit with the table next to us and share her life life story, then skipped us to take a food order from a table that came in much later that us. It may have been unintentional, but took so long that we contemplated just leaving after our soup and salad. The food was great, but not anything that I couldn’t get at other sushi restaurants for a better value. I would give it another shot to try other options, but not at the top of my list for Nashville restaurants.
  20. KP

    KelseyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi I’ve ever had. I honestly have no complaints. Just a phenomenal dining experience

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We are honored by your kind words. Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  21. D

    Dininggirl82

    New England

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Took my parents to explore Japanese, the Hamachi Carpaccio and poke tuna tacos is a must for appetizers. We ordered the CAB tenderloin and Duck skewers. Tenderloin was wonderful that my dad ordered 2 more orders! The duck was not but a bit chewy. Overall dinner was good. Service was wonderful.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for the 4 star review! So glad your dad was such a fan of the tenderloin and your service was memorable. Can't wait to have you back in and hopefully earn that 5th star. -Ashley

  22. JP

    JimP

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The sushi is phenomenal. The service needs a bit of attention. They forgot part of our order and after the third inquiry from staff passing by, which was from a manger the third tim, our order was delivered. The restaurant is extremely loud and it was near impossible to carry on a conversation. I’ll say again the sushi was phenomenal but due to the price and noise level I’m not sure we will be back.
  23. g

    gingerknows

    Austin

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    O-ku is always phenomenal. Fairly certain they have the best servers in town. They're friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and seem to be really happy to work there.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words.. we will have to agree, our servers are the best ;) Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  24. WV

    WilliamV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi place we have been able to find since we’ve moved here! The service was incredible as well. Super informative and knowledgeable with the menu and had great friendly inviting energy! Definitely will be back

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words. Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  25. JS

    JennyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had incredible service and the most delicious, flavorful sushi. Also glad we tried to the molten chocolate cake made in-house… it was amazing!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed everything. Our molten cake is pretty amazing! Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  26. T

    Tika

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Omakase experience! 7courses. A LOT of food, tasty, fresh, customized when I requested certain fish. Overall memorable experience. Will be back if in Nashville again. Waitress was great too.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed the omakase. Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Very slow seevice. :(
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing vibes will definitely come back again !

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  29. S

    Southerners

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Lauren was outstanding. She knew the menu extremely well and explained everything in a very succinct manner. Cocktails and food were superb.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Laura. Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit, but not my last. Outstanding, from the time we walked in to when we left. It is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday. We were treated with champagne and dessert to celebrate as well. We tried four amazing sushi rolls, an edamame appetizer, some wonderful drinks…and the service was incredible…informative, helpful, cordial…it was a truly great experience…the first of many.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate you celebrating with us. So glad it was a memorable evening! Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  31. MR

    MarieR

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday dinner. We had the Nashvegas roll, cauliflower and wings. Sooo delicious! And they gave us birthday deserts. Everyone was so pleasant and helpful and excited to be there. The food, the restaurant and the service were all 5 star!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words. So glad it was a memorable experience. Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We have been once before and really enjoyed it! We had awful service tonight - had to ask for things multiple times and multiple people. We had to ask three people for our check before it was brought to us! Our waiter was on the computer all night - maybe there were computer issues? Not sure, because he never returned back to our table. Many tables around us were upset as well. Super disappointed!
  33. AF

    AspiringFoodie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, knowledgeable bar tenders, and incredible food.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! Can't wait to have you back in! -Ashley

  34. JM

    JasonM

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant I’ve ever dined at. And we have been to morimoto in NYC…
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always thanks again
  36. LS

    LeonardS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I are always delighted with our dining experience at O-Ku's.
  37. KM

    KM180

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Been here a few times but this last time was just ok. Food was good as usual but the service was pretty bad. Hopefully a fluke.
  38. B

    Bireley520

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We finished up our meal at 7:30 and they out of half of their dessert menu. We ordered toro first time around and it was delicious. When we went to order it again why they brought was not toro even though they insisted it was and our waitress did not care. Disappointed in the service last night.
  39. AR

    AlisonR

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    I love o-ku, would be there every Monday for happy hour. It seems like ever since that was canceled, quality and value seem to of declined. I have been to O-ku 2 different Saturday’s in the past 2 months and ordered the Titan Up roll. Both times, it did not have the crispy rice on it. I feel like during your busiest day you should have all the components to a roll. Waitress also never told me (both times) they were out of crispy rice. Disappointing for the cost. Waitress very unwelcoming as well
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with my bachelorette party and had a great time. Ambiance was so fun, yet calming- and the food was great. Will definitely be back when we visit our local friends!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

O-Ku - Nashville does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. O-Ku - Nashville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (629) 900-0021.

O-Ku - Nashville is rated 4.8 stars by 1300 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 51 times today
Google Map for O-Ku - Nashville

81 Van Buren St., Nashville, TN 37208

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Park along the restaurant side of Van Buren and Adams St towards the Griff Apartments. The lot outside of the restaurant is metered and not operated by the restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Eric Hill

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout

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