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OKO

4.2
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103 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.

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
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
What 103 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DarranP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and presentation was outstanding. The atmosphere and ambience was busy but comfortable and did not disturb our dining experience. Highly recommended

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Shea
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time at oko,food was delicious and stupendous. Service was perfect and drinks were just 10/10 had a really good dining experience and I can’t stop telling my friends about it.

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Izzy
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend the bottomless brunch, lovely food and great service

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CarlaG
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Everything about this restaurant was great. Service, ambience, food was exquisite and presentation was amazing.

Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - food was great. In the past when I’ve been it has been quiet, however this time it was pretty busy, with a vibrant And great atmosphere. Slick service knowledgable staff.

Highly recommend the platter. Will continue to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Music was very loud, so difficult to actually hear or talk. The service, the waitress was poorly trained. With out main dish you get a side dish, we weren’t told this, so ended up ordering more side dishes. Not very attentive to customers. When we needed someone, could not locate them. Overall, expected more especially as a restaurants that’s serving Japanese food (unfortunately did not translate to the service or ambience).

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Lolly
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Friend and I were catching up and thought we’d try a different cuisine. This restaurant appeared on OpenTables restaurants to try.

Food was lovely and thoroughly enjoyed by both, although the warm doughnuts were over cooked and hard.

The venue is lovely and chic, the music is Ibiza chill out.

The service - the young lady was very friendly and polite and helped with our understanding of the menu options.

However service was very slow, thankfully we were both driving otherwise it would have been a very sober evening. We had to keep asking for drinks, then the dessert menu and then the bill. Even after making eye contact, with who we assumed was the owner, he was too interested in a group of friends/regulars.

Under the existing circumstances with COVID 19 this is where restaurants will need to step up with table service.

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Ganochn
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Had to wait very long for the food but the staff provided free drinks for the inconvenience so we didn’t mind waiting

OKO
Responded on 22 July 2020

Hi Ganoch, Thank you for the review. Unfortunately this was a one off incident, as our system crashed and double booked up. We apologise for the waiting, and can assure you on your next visit it won't be the case. Thank you, we look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind Regards, Nuvo Management

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Dissapointing
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We arrived on time, they sat us at the bar and forgot about us. We had to prompt twice to get us seated 45 minutes later. The food came out in drips and drabs. One of our mains never arrived so we ended up sharing a main between two of us. We left hungry and disappointed. However, they did give us a free cocktail and the entire bill came to £20. There is also zero compliance to government guidelines as staff wear their masks around their necks. Atmosphere was great.

OKO
Responded on 22 July 2020

Hi, Unfortunately this Saturday just gone, we had a problem with out system which double booked us over. For this reason, our kitchen back logged. We can assure you this is a one off incident, and not a reoccurring situation. We apologise, and can assure you on your next visit that this will not be the case at all. As a small independent business, in these tough times - there may be times we make mistakes, but can assure you we are working to perfect these problems. Kind Regards, OKO

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niallq
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

As soon as myself and my partner arrived, we sat down at the table and ordered a drink straight the way, 15 minutes later someone came over to ask us what we wanted to eat but we just wanted 5 more minutes to think, we ordered another drink at the time, 45 minutes later, the manager came over to us and said people are here for this table, I said we haven't even ordered food, because nobody came back to us, we only got spoken to twice, the man was extremely abrupt and rude, whilst I was talking he walked away from me, my partner felt very uncomfortable, we decided to leave, I have eaten at a lot of top restaurants in my time, and this was absolutely horrendous from every point, so we walked across to Bank, and was greeted very nicely and had a lovely evening.

OKO
Responded on 20 July 2020

Hi Niall, Were extremely sorry for your experience this weekend. Unfortunately with our system crashing and being double booked on Saturday, this was a one off experience. I will contact you personally to resolve this matter. Kind Regards, Managing Director.

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CatherineB
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food was lovely and service very friendly. Ambience was a struggle to achieve given it was a lunchtime sitting and only two tables were occupied when we were there, although four more arrived shortly before we left. The music though was still at normal levels which meant it was quite overpowering for a lunchtime natter.

The main area of disappointment was the fact that there were no desserts on offer at all. No one told us this at any stage of the meal. Had we known, we would probably have ordered more starter and main course items. Apparently they hadn’t had their delivery that day but this should have been communicated.

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MisssT
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Summary: -Waited an 1 hour and 30 minutes for our food.
- Music was loud I was could barely hear the waiters nor have a conversation without shouting (as if we were in a club(due to the live DJ.))
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My husband and I visited Oko on 17/07/2020 (yesterday) and fair to say we left disappointed.
We took 10 minutes to scroll through the menu and ordered our meal. It was our first time visiting so we were unsure how long it took for the food to get ready. When the food was ready we were told our order was mixed with a larger groups order and thus the delay. The waiters showed remorse and I don’t fault them for the mishap. We were compensated with a 20% off the bill but sufficed to say it wasn’t the best first time experience and wouldn’t consider returning.

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Koko
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite with COVID-19 restrictions OKO is honestly hands down the best place to eat in Brum, the food was insanely good and the staff were so attentive and friendly it really had a great atmosphere. Overall I would 100% recommend OKO to everyone and will be going again myself.

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AK04
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Inconsistent and lack of service. Cutlery and plates not given until asked for and even then, came in drive and drabs. Not informed when kitchen was closing so could not have dessert, but another table had ordered dessert after. Staff appeared to not know what they were doing, didn’t seem to have designated tables. Very inconsistent

OKO
Responded on 19 July 2020

Hi AK04, Apologies for your experience, unfortunately with covid restrictions we are unable to have tables laid, and can only bring them out with the food. Yesterday our system crashed and left the system open to bookings when were in fact already fully booked. This is not a consistent thing and most definitely a one off. We apologise immensely, and hope to see you return. We are working on our faults to perfect them.

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Anthony
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at OKO and it was fantastic. Due to Covid-19 they arerestrictions but this doesn’t affect their great customer service. The food was hot and very tasty me and my partner fully enjoyed the experience. We will be booking again very soon.

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RadikaR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t fault it amazing food and cocktails were spot on and the price definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Staff was friendly, food was amazing and the overall atmosphere was great! Would recommend :)

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LFW653
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and the waitress/ manager was lovely and really helpful!

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Eunice
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

The food wasn’t nice, out calamari was burnt, the fish was too slimy but waitress sorted us out

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Olga
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice to sit down there for a chat with friends, we do enjoy this place, will recommend to friends

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Shivani
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such tasty food and the cocktails were to die for! Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attended for birthday, first day after lockdown. Atmosphere obviously a little strange! Food was excellent and the service was also brilliant, especially given the difficult circumstances of having to operate in a whole new way

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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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Grace
Birmingham
7 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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Grace
Birmingham
7 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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