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O-Ku - Nashville, Nashville, TN

O-Ku - Nashville

4.8
4.8
1255 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 75 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 1,255 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Nashville

    Best Food

  • Nashville

    Best Food

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  1. PK

    PatrickK

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic o-ku nigiri presentation and taste. Definitely recommend the wagyu tartare! Great experience overall!
  2. TC

    TCUfan

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely perfect! The freshest sushi and hands down the best hot sake we’ve ever had! Keith, our server, was amazing and explained everything to make our choices perfect for us!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Good overall dining experience. Waitress we had for previous visit was excellent. This visit was ok, however, by comparison the waitress was not as attentive.
  4. JD

    JosephD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food great was great. Drinks and food took a while to come out.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best birthday dinner every from the food to the service amazing

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 6 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate you celebrating your special occasion with us. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  6. TG

    TierraG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food4service2ambience3
    It took at least 45 minutes for our food to come out. We were very hungry and it was my boyfriends birthday. We wanted to cancel the order and leave, but they prompted us to wait a little longer. When the food finally game, the manager didn’t even apologize or address our frustration. The server did give us her employee discount which was nice. We wanted to order more sushi but did not want to wait another 45 minutes so we got the check and went to another sushi restaurant after.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Sushi took a while to get but that gives you time to sake it up
  8. FA

    FaribaA

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time having sushi and I absolutely enjoyed it!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 7 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! We are so honored your first sushi experience was with us. So glad you enjoyed it! Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  9. m

    mmom

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite spot!! Service is so good, everything on the menu is beyond amazing.. we would go every day if we could!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 7 days agoThank you for the 5 star review and kind words! We are honored to be your favorite spot. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food was not flavorful at all. Portion size exceedingly small. Our order: Shishito peppers, bbq chicken wings, honey garlic chicken wings, tempura cauliflower, edamame, play boy roll, titan up roll, hamachi nigiri, beef skewers, and waygu nigiri. Drinks: matcha mule. Of all these items we ordered, the matcha mule was good and the bbq chicken wings as well. But, the chicken wings were BY FAR the smallest chicken wings I’ve ever laid eyes on. With all the hype around this restaurant I was very disappointed in the food. I’ve eaten sushi all over the country and this was possibly the worst I’ve ever had. Maybe an off night but seems hard to believe with all we ordered.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Truly the worst service I’ve ever experienced.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 9, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this feedback. We would love an opportunity to hear more about your experience so we can work to improve and earn those last 3 stars. Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you. -Gabby

  12. TH

    TaylrH

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will definitely be coming back! Tanner was a great waiter and very helpful with any questions. Drinks were a little slow coming out but definitely worth the wait!

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

  13. RP

    RachelP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Oku is one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville! Amazing food everytime. Tonight we tried the seven course tasting menu and the food was excellent.
  14. U

    Ukgirl

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find on OpenTable in Nashville!!! Service and food excellent.

    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!-Gabby

  15. CS

    ChadS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. We loved it. Staff took great care of us.

    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!-Gabby

  16. DK

    DawnK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite is a treat at O-ku. The attentiveness and accommodation with food allergies is amazing. The wait staff is always knowledgeable and able to help with choices.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded 7 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I would say the sushi is overpriced for what you get.
  18. BW

    BrittanyW

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Keith was amazing! Everyone that worked there gave us such amazing service. The food was delicious as well. Overall amazing.

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

  19. NT

    NickT

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10. Booked wrong day for gf bday and they switched it for me when there were no tables. Everything we ate and drank was outstanding. Our waitress, LAURA was beyond nice and informative with entire menu. She brought out glasses of champagne, edamame with truffle oil and an incredible desert with a candle, I can’t remember the name but I called it “Frozen Japanese Macaroons” all on the house and that to me is what’ll make customers return is for experiences like that. Virago, blue sushi are pretty close comparably food wise but their service and attention to detail here is what stands out even more. Thank you Laura!!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We are so glad we could take care of you and make it a memorable experience for your girlfriend's birthday. We do try to give all of our guests this type of experience. We appreciate your kind words. Can't wait to have you back in!-Sarai

  20. AS

    AceS

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been here multiple times, and every time we have a great experience. Service is wonderful, the food is unique and amazing, and really great value! Our server went out of her way to help make our night special since we were celebrating an anniversary, and we appreciated that so much although we did not expect it. We love love love this place. Will be a favorite for years to come

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words and choosing us to celebrate your special occasion with. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  21. J

    Jaime

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The playboy roll is a must!! This was the second time i had been here and the food does not disappoint at all. The service was great, we had reservations at 5 and were sat right away. They were able to accomodate a special roll for my 6 year old that wasn't on the menu as well.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  22. IF

    IkiyaF

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to this restaurant on numerous occasions but my visit on my birthday was nothing short of spectacular. The service was absolutely perfect!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate you celebrating your special occasion with us. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  23. JB

    JeffBinTN

    Nashville

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went back to O-Ku for dinner with friends last night and it was great! The quality and selection of dishes is outstanding. We had a fantastic waiter who gave us some wonderful suggestions. If I could improve one thing it would be turnaround on drinks from the bar which was slow. Overall O-Ku never seems to disappoint, we will be back!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a memorable experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  24. R

    Review

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and Tiffany gave great recommendations!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Tiffany. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  25. C

    Casey

    Nashville

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! We had the Tuna Tataki, the Titan Up, the Tanuki, and shared the Asian Greens salad. Everything was perfectly prepared. We will return!!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed everything. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by Tyler. Consistent drinks - the Shogun was delicious - and the food hit the mark with every dish. Loved it!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Tyler. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  27. S

    Stoney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice and wonderful dining experience, everything was awesome. Will return again soon.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a good experience with us. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  28. JH

    JennH

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't say enough things about Oku. It is the freshest sushi and I won't go anywhere else for it. I had by birthday dinner there, never mentioned that we were there for that and they brought out a desert with a candle. They have great service every time. Thank you Oku for making my birthday special. We will be back

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words! Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  29. R

    Red567

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite place to get sushi in the entire world! Everything about it is amazing.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Keith. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  30. a

    amelian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Oku and had Keith as our server, he was amazing!! Food was excellent as well, we will be returning!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Keith. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  31. LH

    LauraH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Overall we had a great experience at O-Ku. I went with 5 other girls and we split several items on the menu. We got the rock shrimp, kung pao cauliflower, playboy, nashvegas, tennessee two step, CAB yakiniku beef, and the japchae with shrimp. Everything we ate was delicious! The only issues we had were when our sugar and spice cocktails did not taste as expected (due to a new bartender forgetting an ingredient) and the hot dishes took a really long time to make. We got there at 6:30 and did not leave until after 9:00. We were in good company, so did not terribly mind the long dinner. Our server, Emily, was great and made sure the restaurant took care of those dishes and cocktails. The restaurant has a good atmosphere but can be loud. We could barely hear each other talk by the end of the evening when it was more crowded. Overall, service was great and the food was amazing so I would definitely recommend. In our experience, if there are any issues the restaurant will take care of you to ensure you want to come back!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 4 star review! So happy you had a great experience overall but do apologize for the mishap with the cocktail and the long wait time. Glad that Emily could turn it around for you. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  32. KW

    KaseyW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were wonderful! Emily was great!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! I will pass along your kind words to Emily. Can't wait to have you back in!-Gabby

  33. SH

    SarahH

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared 3 rolls and edamame. The staff was super friendly and attentive. The rolls were delicious and came out in a timely manner. I have been here several times and each time the service and food are excellent. I highly recommend.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

  34. N

    Navid

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We go to O-Ku once a month and always enjoy the food. This time, food was completely different. Such rice was warm and falling apart. We were told chef is out of town. Hopefully it was one time issue and they would fix it.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. It was very hard into have table conversation just due to noise level from conversation and acoustics.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a good evening with us. We appreciate your feedback. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

  36. P

    Patron

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, was ok. The food was good, the ambience tasteful - my only gripe is that the food is over priced. I lived in NYC and Los Angeles, two big culinary scenes and you’ll find better quality to price restaurants. For two guests, we spent around $250 after tip.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The O-Ku Rock Shrimp was fantastic! The Playboy Roll was also outstanding. All 4 of us said it was one of the best meals we’ve ever had.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

  38. d

    dkmorganjr

    Nashville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything has was full of flavor. Great dining experience. Our waiter selected some of his favorites and there were no disappointments.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad your server made it a memorable experience. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

  39. B

    Bdog

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 10 year anniversary at O-Ku, and the experience was impeccable. The service from the hostess to the wait staff was top notch. Our waitress was informative, helpful, and went all out with giving us a wonderful experience we will never forget. The menu was diverse and immersive with many options to please the basic Japanese cuisine genre to fusion options fit for the foodies dream. The decor was fantastic. We will definitely be back soon.

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate you celebrating your special occasion with us. So glad it was a memorable experience. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

  40. BS

    BreS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED it! Food was excellent and our server was the sweetest!

    O-Ku - NashvilleResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review! So glad you had a good evening with us. Can't wait to have you back in! -Gabby

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 1255 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 75 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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