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OKO

4.2
145 reviews
£26 to £40
Japanese
Located on the ground floor of the city’s prestigious Nuvo Bar, OKO provides the city with a new concept of Vibrant dining. Specialising in Sushi and Japanese favourite speciality hot plates. Flavours and textures of traditional Japanese Cuisine, whilst providing a modern meeting place with carefully matched food and drinks.

Providing un-compromised quality with a dedicated Sushi chef and the use of the finest ingredients, OKO provides its guests with a unique style of contemporary Japan, in a cosmopolitan and sophisticated setting.

OKO After Hours is open for those guests who wish to continue their night after dining, bringing a complete dining and dancing solution to Birmingham.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 145 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
service
4.1
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4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AzadH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was amazing, sushi platter and beef fillet with truffles were the best. Service by our waitress was top.

OKO
Responded 7 hours ago

Thankyou Azad for your review, We look forward to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Maryam
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great first time experience. Waitress gave perfect service. Will be definitely coming back!

OKO
Responded 7 hours ago

Thank-you Maryam for your review, We look forward to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Izzie
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rare to find somewhere that still has a good atmosphere and vibe during the restrictions - OKO is an exception to this. Ryan our waiter was very helpful and attentive.

Our portions were huge which was unexpected. They asked if we were celebrating and when we said it was our anniversary they bought out a smoking chocolate cake which was a lovely touch. Food was tasty.

Very good place to go for celebrating an occasion and/or when you feel like dressing up a little.

OKO
Responded 7 hours ago

Thank-you Izzie for your review, We look forward to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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FayeN
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening great hospitality from Ryan even brought a a cute brownie with sparkler for me passing my theory

OKO
Responded 7 hours ago

Thankyou Faye for your review, We look forward to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Bola
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was lovely, perfect for a birthday celebration. The service we were given by Eleni was amazing. 10/10 would recommend

OKO
Responded 7 hours ago

Thankyou Bola for your review, We look forward to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Rali
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The floor manager provided excellent customer service

OKO
Responded 7 hours ago

Thankyou Rali for your review, We look forward to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Felicity
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely gorgeous. The rock shrimp was one of the best i have ever tasted & i have had this dish from several high end japanese restaurants such as Nobu. Egg fried rice is perfectly seasoned and not your average egg fried rice. Salmon with pak choi was mouthwatering! Cocktails are delicious.

lovely vibe & setting with great service also. Will definitely return and im upset this was the first time i have visited

OKO
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you Felicity for your review and kind words. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Wasim
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was absolutely shocking. I have been to over 500 hundred restaurants all over the world in my lifetime, but never had I thought, I’d be writing a bad review for a restaurant in my own city. Upon arriving to the restaurant, we were not made aware of how long we had until we ordered food. As we waited for the rest of our party to arrive, 15 mins passed until a waitress advised we would have to order within 10 mins. Within those 10 mins the rest of our party arrived however all of a sudden we were now told we would have to leave as it was too late to order. I looked around and could see customers still ordering and customers still arriving. The waitress was rude, she spoke over me, did not listen and advised we should have been told how long we had to order upon arrival, which was not done, yet she stood there arguing that we were, calling me a liar, she even rolled her eyes at me when asked for a higher manager. At this point I was unhappy however when the manager arrived I was shocked. He asked us to leave the table now, he did not want to listen or talk, he shouted out that he has a tight schedule and the kitchens are now closed. I reiterated the events of that night to him however he laughed in my face. He asked me what I wanted and advised him to let the rest of my party in and we were ready to order. He bought in 4 of the remaining 6 people in our party and shouted at them for being late and then shouted saying we were only allowed 1 course. He made all of us feel uncomfortable as he went around to waiters stating the same. He made us feel scared to order. We managed to order more than 1 course after a further 10 mins asking for a waitress to order, which made no sense. Thanks to another helpful waitress who advised us that the manager was just lying and to ignore him and apologised on his behalf. The food arriveS an hour after ordering, However food was pretty amazing, the ambience was nice and noise was still pretty loud.

OKO
Responded on 19 October 2020

Hi Wasim, Firstly i apologise for the experience you faced. After investigating this issue, placing a food order after 40 minutes of your reservation time, is near impossible for us to be able to serve a starter, main, dessert in 1 hour. As a business, who are trying to survive in a pandemic, and follow government guidelines, with the curfew in place - we are turning tables away who are more than 10 minutes late. We hope you can understand our position, but thoroughly apologise for any rudeness

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AvaSophia
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Fernanda for the exceptional service! She was so attentive and everything was perfect, the vegan recommendations were so good, will definitely be back soon!

OKO
Responded on 19 October 2020

Hi Ava, Thank you very much for your review, we hope to see you soon in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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miat
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great night with friend and will be coming back again soon

OKO
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you for your review, We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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CaitlinW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were served by the lovely Laura who was delightful. Very attentive and smiley. Food was great, had the nippon platter which was delicious (although was meant to feed 4 and fed two of us quite comfortably)

OKO
Responded on 19 October 2020

Hi Caitlin, Thank you very much for your review, we hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Team

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PaulH
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time. It was my first time going out since the lockdown in March so i was nervous but i cannot wait to go again. There was hand gel on arrival and staff wore masks.

Tables were seperated adequately which was good and i felt comfortable.

Food was amazing as usual and i really enjoyed it!

I look forward to going soon.

OKO
Responded on 19 October 2020

Thank you for your review Paul, was great to see you back. We hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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HPatel
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We were waiting at table for 50 minutes to be served. When we got there admittedly we were 10 minutes late but we got told because of that we will not be able to have food which I thought was unfair because we didn’t even get served for ages. In the end we only had time to have one drink. Not good service. Came here for my birthday but did not have a good time.

OKO
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hi Mr H Patel, Your table was booked in for 8pm, and you were sat at your table at 8.18pm. On every booking confirmation it does say if a guest is more then 10 mins late the table is canceled, with the curfew in place its far too difficult to be able to serve in time, which is why we ask our guests to be on time. We apologise we couldn't be lenient with timing although this isn't any ordinary times. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Jessica
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food came 55 minutes late
Waiters are in a rush.
Rush to order
Rush to leave

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Limaart
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Honestly had a wonderful time and enjoyed the energy and level of service! Even with all that's going on with the restrictions due to Covid, my hubby and I felt very accommodated. The ambiance was very picturesque and fun, a bit loud but we didn't mind one bit! The only thing that we didn't quite enjoy was the actual quality of the sushi. It wasn't as fresh and just didn't match the level of everything else Novo has, which was quite disappointing. With all into consideration of our entire experience, I would definitely consider going to Novo Oko again but probably to the cocktail lounge upstairs or to enjoy some of their small plates.

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JoshC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service from Laura explained food to us when brought to the table and made sure drinks where kept full. Ambiance was perfect and place was clean and very COVID secure. Wish I was able to leave a tip with a card payment but unfortunately I was not aloud which was the only down side to the restaurant Can’t wait to rebook for another afternoon or evening. 5 stars and more

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Barney
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firstly the food was fantastic in quality... in Covid times the restaurant had a refreshing liveliness! Service was very good too from all tbe staff. It was nice to see the manager checking every table, I saw a person who cared for all the customers which was nice.

Forsure I will be back... it was a great night

OKO
Responded on 3 October 2020

Thank you for your review Barney, we appreciate it and hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a brilliant experience, I would definitely recommend to all. The bar staff made one of the best Chocolate Old Fasioned drins I've had, the chef's food was incredible and the management (El) was very attentive. SUPER!

OKO
Responded on 3 October 2020

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and hope to see you in the near future. We have notified Eleni for your kind words. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and vibe - had a great evening

OKO
Responded on 3 October 2020

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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MandyL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, beautiful food and great service! Well worth a visit.

OKO
Responded on 3 October 2020

Thank you for your review Mandy, we appreciate it and hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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KiranU
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning venue! Delicious food and amazing service. Would definitely go back and recommend to others. The sushi’s platters are a must!

OKO
Responded on 3 October 2020

Thank you for your review Kiran, we appreciate it and hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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LucyH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at Oko. Food was lovely and the service was great too. Will definetly return.

OKO
Responded on 3 October 2020

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Georgia
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and beautifully presented. The waiters were very friendly and the service was quick.

OKO
Responded on 3 October 2020

Thank you for your review Georgia, we appreciate it and hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Zozzi
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The freshness of the sushi really hits you and ignites your taste buds. Then the presentation tops it off - so luxurious.

OKO
Responded on 3 October 2020

Thank you for your review Zozzi, we appreciate it and hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Harlene
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, great ambience and the customer service was beyond expectation. Will definitely be going back again.

OKO
Responded on 3 October 2020

Thank you for your review Harlene, we appreciate it and hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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John
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

OKO is excellent and something ‘just a bit different’. The food was superb, our waitress (blonde lady) was amazingly efficient & helpful. We visited on Saturday and had our 2 granddaughters (aged early 20’s) with us as we were celebrating her 21st Birthday, they absolutely loved it. The waitress had arranged a special dessert with a Sparkler on top which helped to make the evening even more special - thank you!

OKO
Responded on 3 October 2020

Thank you for your review John, we appreciate it and hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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AnnieS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed the food and the service was great!

OKO
Responded on 14 September 2020

Hi Annie, Thank you for your review - we hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Shea
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went out for my birthday had a food table booked unfortunately for me my friends where over an hour late and whilst waiting one of the managers named Athina was extremely rude, honestly her attitude stinks and she should really think about how she talks to customers. After sitting and waiting with 1 of of my friends whist the rest of the guests hadn’t turned up yet,one of the managers said that the kitchen would be closing and so I asked to order just the two of us and the manager said she’d get a waiter to come take our order and nobody did. 20 minutes later our other party guests arrived and finally a waiter came to take our order and when we said about food we were told the kitchen was closed.

The manager then came back over and lied and said I’d told her that I’d we had already ordered food. I was just so annoyed because I’d spoken to her like 3 times and apologised that my other guests were late and that I was happy to just order for the two of us that were there. Completely ruined my night I just payed the drink bill and left.

It was such a shame because I was just so let down by my friends being late and then the service that I’d gotten from the staff just wasn’t what it normally was. Very disappointed

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi Shea, Unfortunately we are a low capacity restaurant with added restrictions with Covid, it says when booking we dont accept tables that are later than 15 minutes. We possibly couldn't take any food orders after 10.30pm when our kitchen closes, when a group was over an hour late. We apologise for the rude behaviour you experienced from a member of staff, they have been spoken to. We value ourselves on service, and aim for all our guests to have a good experience. Apologies once again.

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KeoshaG
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue and food is amazing I'd deffo recommend it to anyone this was my 1st time trying Japanese food and it was beautiful

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Thank you Keosha, we look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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JasC
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good service and I was touched they brought me a cake with a flame for my birthday, the manager was really nice lady.... would defo go back

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Thank you Jas, We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Lspide
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food good value for money and we will definitely go there again. We are vegetarians and the choices are great. Very good portion also.

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Ashley
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food took over an hour to arrive but the host was very apologetic and offered us a free drink and took a round off the bill. The food was really nice and definitely made up for the wait. Good atmosphere and good music.

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi Ashley, Thank you for your review, apologies for the wait, we have now hired some more kitchen staff to make everyones experience as good as can be. We hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Brip
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food, great service, very quick service. Great vibe inside. 10/10.

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi Brip, Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Wouldn’t recommend as the service was so poor! We were midway eating our dinner and got told we only had five mins left and wouldn’t give us a chance to order dessert because the kitchen was busy!

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Emilyb
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is AMAZING! And the atmosphere and staff made it that much better.

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi Emily, Thank you very much for your review, we hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star service!
Food was phenomenal!!!

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Thank you very much for your review. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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NatashaP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the sushi platter and cocktails were great too

OKO
Responded on 24 August 2020

Thank you Natasha, We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Not an authentic Japanese restaurant. Very much a club with some temporary seating. Surprised they didn't have any Japanese beers, offering the cheap stock beers. And no sake? Very odd. You don't feel any authenticity. That being said the food was actually quite good. Have had Japanese all over the world and the food here was comparable. Again missing some must have on the menu. Overall decent experience. Food was good but if I was looking for a Japanese, I wouldn't go back here.

OKO
Responded on 24 August 2020

Hi, Thank you for your review. We do sell both Japanese beer and Sake, but due to an extremely busy week we sold out more than usual. Apologies. We hope to see you soon again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Managament

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Tori
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

After being hyped by Instagram I expected only the best and it was far from it. From the moment we was seated, the waiting around for attention and service was shocking, and having to repeatedly ask for things is not ok. Our table was at 9pm and we found ourselves eating at 11pm plus the food came out in waves...which would be fine if it wasn't so random. Who wants to eat just chips after eating everything to go with them? Overall just disappointed as I really wanted to enjoy it so it could be a new spot but I won't be rushing back any time soon.

OKO
Responded on 22 August 2020

Hi Tori, Thanks for your review. We had a few issues last week which left us a few problems on the day. These have all now been resolved with an extra chef employed. Sorry for your experience, but we hope when you come back you will see we have sorted these issues out. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, OKO Management.

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garethD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1st time eating here and the food was fantastic, service was friendly and the waitress was really helpful explaining the way the menu worked.
Only niggle was the group of very loud girls 2 tables away, but not a lot the restaurant could do about that.
Definitely worth a try

OKO
Responded on 22 August 2020

Thank you Gareth. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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FAQs

OKO is rated 4.2 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.