O-Ku - DC
The 120-seat restaurant also houses a lounge specializing in Japanese whiskey as well as a 40-seat rooftop bar, both featuring a sleek industrial design to complement the surrounding neighborhood.
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The food was great a little overpriced but that's DC for you. The salted caramel dessert was disappointing. I didn't know if it was sweet, savory or bitter.
Left a nasty after taste in my mouth. I do not recommend it.
Best sushi in DC, relaxed-chic interior with friendly, helpful staff.
Always a good time. Quality food and excellent hospitality.
Best sushi happy hour you can find in DC!
Oku DC is our favorite Asian restaurant in the city. The service is always amazing and the food is even better. We love you guys!
One of my all time favorite restaurants in the US...yes, in the US. Hands down, best sushi in DC. I love the atmosphere, service, food, and drinks. You can easily spend 3-4 hours there eating and drinking. The manager is amazing and he promised an excellent experience and delivered beyond our expectations.
Excellent as always!!
Great ambiance and seating upstairs; really nice vibe with versatile menu for entree dining or small bites w/ drinks.
Good first - new bao was amazing, as was the cauliflower dish, which is listed as a main, but we shared as an appetizer.
However, while service started out good, it went downhill quickly. Had to track down - and remind - the waitress to order our meals and have the dirty / empty appetizer plates removed after sitting there for more than 10mins.
Seating was listed as outdoor only, but the weather was a little iffy when we arrived and we were sat inside - maybe a bit close, particularly inside, given the pandemic. They put everyone upstairs and chose not to utilize the downstairs area for some reason.
Whenever I visit O-Ku the food and service and is always amazing and this visit did not disappoint. It was my boyfriends first time and he's already talking about going back. Stephanie was awesome!!
It was nice ambiance coupled with great food. The dining experience was enjoyable.
We once again had a wonderful dining experience. Many thanks to the staff of O-Ku for making our birthday celebration special. This is our favorite place, not just because of the food and it’s artistic presentation, but because of the people. It’s more like family than a restaurant. Thank you!
We had the best time. Such great service and love the ambience. The food is delicious too.
Place was top notch very wonderful experience. Dumplings were out of this world.
Food and service could not be better.
Lovely roof deck to watch the sunset. Tasty rolls and drinks.
Went for patio coronavirus experience but then it started raining :( they gave us our order to go. Went home and wished we had ordered more. Absolutely delish!!
Great food! My partner and I loved it! Great small plates. Definitely try the salmon appetizer with yuzu and truffle. Amazing!!!! The pork belly, hanger steak off the oak grill are incredible too. The cocktails were a hit. And service is so friendly. We’ve been there twice in ten days. We hope to go back very soon and try many more dishes there.
The black magic was very good, while the spicy tuna was so so. Poor beer menu
Our server was fantastic
Best service in all of DC and awesome food!
Food and atmosphere were good. Service was good at the start, but after our food arrived, the waitress stopped checking on us. Never took another drink order after our bottle of Sake was finished, never came back to the table when we were done eating to check on us, and we had to ask for twice for a check. This was a business dinner and my guests actually started leaving before we could ever get a check. Disappointing
Unbeknownst to us, it was Happy Hour with half price rolls, which was greatly appreciated. The food and service were fantastic. We had two small plates and two rolls, which were generously sized. We added a whisky flight and two beverages (one alcoholic). We left very full and satisfied. Will definitely go back soon.
Thanks for your kind words! We love happy hour too! So glad to hear you enjoyed the service as well as the beverages! Hope to see you again soon! Thanks, O-Ku Team
We simply love this place. The food is outstanding each and every time and the service is well. We really enjoy seeing Lindsey and TG whenever we go. They are one of the reasons we think of O-Ku as “our restaurant”. On this last visit we met Shannon who was amazing and delightful! She is passionate about the food and wine and now we have one more reason to keep going back. Thank you again for another wonderful dining experience!
Thanks so much, we are so happy to hear you love O-Ku - we ARE your restaurant! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks! O-Ku Team
Our server Long was amazing and sitting at the Sushi bar was fun too! Nice welcome by the hostess and delicious food! Will come back soon!
Thanks for your kind words! So glad to hear that you enjoyed the service and the food. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks, O-Ku Team
Absolutely stunning in every respect. Went to celebrate an occasion and our waitress took the initiative to get O-Ku staff to sign a celebratory card and the manager provided a round of champagne on the house.
Thanks so much for your kind words! We do hope to see you again soon, and are happy to hear you chose to celebrate with us! See you soon, O-Ku Team
Everything was great! Food was delicious!
I frequent O-Ku often! It was so great to bring my family here for the first time - they loved it too!
So glad you brought your family in to try us out too! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks, O-Ku Team
I'm not sure what else I can possibly say about Oku that I haven't already. The restaurant itself is gorgeous and is exactly as I remembered from my last visit. The restaurant is very clean and well kept. Our server was very knowledgable and personable as well as prompt. The food was amazing(as always) and is easily hands down my favorite Japanese restaurant. We came here for my birthday and for dessert the gave me(us) birthday ice cream mochi as well as a card from the entire staff which was very touching as I've never had that done before by any restaurant. Highly recommend!!
Thanks so much for your kind words! Hope to see you again soon! Thanks, O-Ku Team