O-Ku Opens Tonight – South End’s Newest Hotspot

O-Ku Opens Tonight – South End’s Newest Hotspot

The wait is finally over, O-Ku officially opens tonight in South End’s Atherton Mill shopping center. Focused on incorporating authentic Japanese flavors into their food, O-Ku’s menu is comprised of signature contemporary Japanese entrĂ©es and traditional sushi of the season that reflects their uniquely designed space. They will 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.

We got a sneak peak last night and from what we saw/tasted, this new spot is sure to be a hit. The atmosphere was upscale and trendy and the decor was elegant. Similar to their other two locations, O-Ku’s new South End spot offers exposed brick, oversized lampshades and beautiful manzanita branches. The space is one giant room including a sushi bar that overlooks the kitchen. O-Ku’s first restaurant opened in Charleston six years ago and has received national acclaim including being named the “Best Sushi Restaurant in the U.S.” by Travel + Leisure in 2013.


Liz Wohlrab
Finding and sharing hidden gems from Charlotte's lively bar and restaurant scene.

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