OKO

4.2
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81 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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.

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Wed - Thu 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 8:00PM

What 81 People Are Saying
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amritaB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, great drinks, would definitely go again!

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PaulH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though my regular waitress, Laura was not there, the other staff made us feel so warm and welcome. I would recommend it for couples or small groups who want great food and drinks

OKO
Responded on 16 March 2020

Hi Paul, Laura no longer works in the restaurant, and has been promoted as events organiser, and marketing! :) Thanks for being so loyal to us, and we hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, Nuvo Management

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Hhhhhh
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn't even order drinks
Got there and the noise was unbelievable. 6pm claiming to be a restaurant bit playing music louder than most clubs. Group of 10 in there already drunk and very loudly celebrating, which is fine if they are claiming to be a bar. Sat down for 2 minutes and couldn't bare it any longer as I couldn't hear my boyfriend. Left and found somewhere much quieter

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JohnB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab night out with my partner where we enjoyed a fab meal, which was made even better by the waitress service who went over and above to make us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble

OKO
Responded on 19 February 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and food

OKO
Responded on 26 February 2020

Hi , 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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HaseebS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food. Exceptional service. Lovely ambience and atmosphere.

The best sushi I have ever had. The best service too. Our waitress couldn't do enough for us. She went above and beyond.

Highly recommended.

OKO
Responded on 19 February 2020

Hi Haseeb, Thank you very much for your review, we hope to see you again in the near future. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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PaulH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OKO is amazing. The best Japanese restaurant in Birmingham for me. I've been approx 20x and I'll keep going. Wish i could eat it daily! The staff are amazing especially Laura. She makes you feel really special.

OKO
Responded on 19 February 2020

Hi Paul, Thank you very much for your review, we hope to see you again in the near future. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Emelie
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and deserts. Drinks were amazing. Recommend everyone to go there who fancies sushi and good service!

OKO
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you for your review Emelie, we hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management Team

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Priscilla
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food. Waitress is friendly. Slightly noisy than what I would prefer but overall ambience is not bad. Great drink selection. Would recommend it.

OKO
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you for your review Priscilla. On the weekends we do pride ourselves being a Vibrant dining destination after 7pm. If you'd like a quieter experience, we would recommend dining earlier on in the evening. We hope to see you soon in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management Team

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snvij4567745
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared a sushi platter, dragon roll and had alcoholic cocktails. The sushi was surprisingly good given how inexpensive it was. The staff were lovely and attentive. We had an accident with one of our drinks which was replaced immediately at no extra cost. The cocktails were also very good. Overall a great experience and would definitely go again!

OKO
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you in the near future. Also further apologies for the accident! Kind Regards, OKO Management Team

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SarahC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent sushi and dumplings - very well presented with dramatic dry ice. Excellent Mocktail menu (dry January!) Would recommend.

OKO
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you for your review Sarah, we hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My sister and I went to celebrate our birthday, we loved the service, the food and presentation.

OKO
Responded on 10 February 2020

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

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Priscilla
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good quality food. Enjoyed the food. However, food service was really slow, even though it wasn’t a busy night for them. We waited for over an hour for the food to arrive.
Would go back for the food, but wouldn’t recommend if you are in a rush

OKO
Responded on 10 February 2020

Hi Priscilla, Than you for your review. We deeply apologise for the slow service. Please contact us directly. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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AHonestReview
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Avoid, avoid, avoid they don't care about your custom or even about ruining a child's birthday dinner.

Booked a birthday party. Stated vegetarian. Menu lists vegetarian items (and still does) but they don't actually do any beside a joke of an option. made excuses that their website developer won't update their site despite asking (months later still shows vegetarian dishes)

Waitress tried her best to find us somewhere else but to no avail. We ended up finding somewhere ourselves.

Manager couldn't be bothered to even come talk to us even though the place was empty as they were too busy drinking and laughing with their own friends. No one even greeted us when we walked in staff sat at Bar looking at their phones drinking etc. An abysmal place.

Avoid this place for the inconsiderate abomination of a restaurant it is. Review also forces a photo else won't let you complete so I'm giving it the "photo" it deserves

OKO
Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi, Firstly, we're extremely apologetic for your experience with OKO. The Vegan menu at the time was discontinued from that previous week, until we updated it, and unfortunately was not removed on our website. We have a brand new Vegan menu, and would like to invite you back for a dinner on us, to apologise for your experience. Please contact us privately via our website , as we cannot disclose an email address in the comment box. Deepest apologies once again. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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JadeF
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very good so was the drinks and they went out there way to make my birthday special.

The food was priced really well as you get a lot for your money certainly worth it

OKO
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you for the review Jade, we're glad you enjoyed your birthday. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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TasleemR
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Website offered a full vegan menu which wasnt actually available
Service was extremely slow
Staff not aware of the difference between vegan and gluten free
I would have spent more money on food and drinks had the service been better because the food was really tasty and nice selection of drinks

OKO
Responded on 10 February 2020

Hi Tasleem, We deeply apologise for this inconvenience. Please contact us directly, via the website contact form. We have a brand new Vegan menu, and can assure you all our staff have been fully trained. We would like to invite you back, to show you a greater experience than your first. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Terry
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great service, lovely food as the night went on the noise level around us increased. Could have done with a quieter area as we were still eating. Highly recommend the food

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful throughout. The girl that served us was so lovely and helpful, made my boyfriend’s birthday special. Will return👍🏾

OKO
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you for the review, were glad you enjoyed your birthday with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sushi and very nice staff. Ambience was great too. Would definitely go back!

OKO
Responded on 10 February 2020

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

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Bobo
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not busy at all for a Friday evening.. shame as atmosphere was quiet.. food and service was amazing lovely staff and very knowledgeable on menu. Second visit and not the last.

OKO
Responded on 10 February 2020

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

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JamesS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were both fantastic but the music was too loud and this meant people started speaking louder and louder until I was struggling to hear the people I was with

OKO
Responded on 10 February 2020

Hi James, Many thanks for your review. As we do pride ourselves on Vibrant dining, we also want to make our guests as comfortable as possible. We have taken your review in to full consideration, and will be altering the level of sound throughout the evening. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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RashK
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering we we're their with a voucher the staff couldn't do any more for us and the food was great x

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive and friendly staff 5*

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KayleeG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went for a late Thursday night meal. The restaurant was empty but we didn’t mind. Our waitress Ayanna was lovely and very attentive. I can’t wait to visit again just to see her!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was good.

Waitress was poor, too new and too opinionated. Wasn’t comfortable with conversation, and wasn’t wise enough not to lead with her opinion inappropriately.

The atmosphere was dead and empty. Indicating that it was all that popular.

We wouldn’t go back.

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Jellybean
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Food was good but for the price paid the service needs to be improved. Two lovely young waitress but seemed to have had very little or no training.

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Nate
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waitress needed training... but excellent food! The portion sizes were just about right, and it was a good deal.

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GemmaL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service from Laura. Will come back.

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CurlyGeek
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited OKO for the first time early on Saturday evening. We received first class customer service from the staff and were made to feel really welcome. The food was superb - my husband is not a great fan of sushi but the pudding made up for it - totally delicious. The restaurant was very clean and had great air con which was very welcome. The noise level was moderate and not intrusive. I would definitely recommend.

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vipCharlieB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful gem of a place. Delicious sushi and food overall and Laura was fabulous. We love her! Great vibe and all in all, just what we needed after an extremely long day travelling from London to Newcastle then onto Birmingham. Lychee martinis scrumptious! Thank you for having us.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very quiet but still a nice vibe and the service was good

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vipzyxxx
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere was good the service was friendly and efficient without being overbearing the host pitched it just right. The food was presented beautifully but for me just didn’t quite taste as fresh as some of the other city centre sushi spots. Gaijen and sushi passion in my opinion are superior. But certainly a nice venue and good service.

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KizoG
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service, second time I've been and i'll be back!! The venue is great, nice layout, decor and easy to get to. The cocktail menu is good, although most of the things I chose were a little too sweet but if you ask they will tailor them to suit your taste. The food is divine, freshly made and good sized portions. The staff must be ex-John Lewis because they are fabulous, very knowledgeable about the menus, friendly but not intrusive, very good indeed.

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YilingX
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is amazing but compared with other sushi in Birmingham it is a little more expensive:)

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AmandeepB
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came to oko’s For my husband’s birthday. Food and cocktails were nice just a bit too noisy otherwise good quality food.

OKO
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you for your review Amandeep. On the weekends we do pride ourselves being a '' Vibrant dining'' destination after 7pm. If you'd like a quieter experience, we would recommend dining earlier on in the evening. We hope to see you soon in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very nosy. Couldnt even hear someone sitting right next to me. Had a event launch on but when booking this was not mentioned.

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SallyS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We were fortunate that the place was pretty much empty and our waitress was very nice and had time to spend with us. Unfortunately the food was not authentic. This is appears to be an Asian owned and run restaurant that is serving Japanese food ... and not doing a particularly good job of it. I don't know who they have in the kitchen but I would guess and bet money it's no Sushi Chef! There are better places to go.

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JenniferB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my friend for her birthday treat. We were very impressed with the staff, everyone was very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the food very much, especially the salmon, it was delicious. The bottomless Prosecco was fantastic. The only downside for us was the music which was very loud, however we wouldn’t let that stop us visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

La qualité de la nourriture est execrable, l'ambiance est trop bruyante et pour le coup c'est cher.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was excellent and the service from Lora was very good.

However it’s not a venue I would select for a more special occasion. The ambience is not one of a restaurant and more reflective of the late bar in which the 8 tables are located.