OKO

4.3
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60 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 will provide the city with a new concept, specialising in sushi, dim sum and sashimi, bringing with it the vibrant colours, flavours and textures of traditional Japanese Cuisine, whilst providing a modern meeting place with carefully matched food and drinks.

Providing uncompromised quality with a dedicated Sushi chef and the use of the finest ingredients, OKO will be providing its guests with a unique style of contemporary Japan, in a cosmopolitan and sophisticated setting.

”OKO After Hours” will be 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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1,000-Point Tables

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

What 60 People Are Saying
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JS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

RK
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive and friendly staff 5*

KG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

J
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

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.

N
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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

GL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

CB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

z
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

KG
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

YX
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

OT
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

SS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

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.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

LM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant and service was amazing! I’m allergic to avocado and they accommodated my allergy perfectly! They managed to make me the sushi I wanted without the avocado will definitely dine there again!

RG
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We thought we'd get a relaxing Japanese experience, but definitely not . We walked into a bar with blaring music and a hen party . We ordered as little as possible and made our escape. The food we did have was actually ok but definitely not the experience we were expecting.

DW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Myself and my partner went to OKO for his birthday. We had Laura serve us and she was amazing! From helping us pick the best drinks to the tastiest food on the menu! It for sure won’t be our last visit to Oko! Best sushi in birmingham!!!

NW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, thank you so much Laura .. you gave us 5star service

j
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was amazing, service was very friendly and speedy.
ambience was nice bill was quite expensive but it didn't help having 10 cocktails.
would definitely recommend an go again.

F
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great sushi st a reasonable price. Wasn’t aware that the restaurant was at the side of the cocktail bar.

ST
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meals during our 15th year anniversary celebration! Delicious meals with attentive waitress. We will definitely return in the future.

MG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing would definitely recommend staff are polite food is amazing music was brilliant x

SS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service for our anniversary meal. The sushi is fresh and really good and a great choice of cocktails. The best thing about this place is the service, in a very nice stylish bar.

CM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was fab and so was the food. Was saddened I could not tip waitress on card tho as I had very little cash and she was amazing! Very accommodating for a coeliac

GS
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We dined early here prior to a concert at the Symphony Hall. naturally it was pretty quiet but we enjoyed good service and the sashimi was delicious.

PH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is amazing. Possibly the best Japanese restaurant in Birmingham food wise. Perfect for date night or night out with friends. Can get busy and noisy as it is a bar but i love it there.

HJ
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lovely food and great service on a Friday night before going to a gig. Thanks!

LD
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress on Friday night (11th Jan) was lovely and provided excellent service, polite, informative and with a lovely smile. Food was delicious, will definitely come again.

F
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food is really good, even thou we were only couple in the restaurant service was poor and had to fetch own drink sitting on the bar waiting to be brought over. Waitress really helpful knew the menu and gave good recommendations. The only thing that lets this place down is customer service lots of staff but nobody paying attention to the customer. Probably would not go again as not as authentic as I was expecting and quite pricey especially as the customer service was poor.

SC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oko dokey, this is a place with a big heart, great mulled wine delicious food with exceptional service from Laura.

GP
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Difficult to give a fair review here. We had a fun night but the food was rubbish and they didn't have any Japanese beer.
However the staff were pleasant and they had excellent dance music from the 90s which happens to be right up our street.
The only dish that was good was the salmon sashimi. The tuna was tasteless and with a cloying (previously frozen) texture. The tempura batter was wet and soggy not set and crispy.
Would have liked to like it but can't recommend it

J
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for a birthday meal and our host Laura was amazing from the moment we walked into Nuvo! She made sure we were always okay and that we were happy with the food and drinks that we ordered. She even helped us by recommending a few things off the sushi menu for us which we did go for and they were lovely! Prior to booking I had mentioned that it is a birthday meal that we were there for and after our mains, Laura came out with a surprise dessert that said happy birthday on it. My boyfriend and I were honestly SO impressed and we would definitely go back there again. The service and the food was outstanding which made the whole birthday experience a really lovely one!

s
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing rest one of the best Japanese in Bham .. highly recommended with good atmosphere..

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

This is NOT a restaurant. It is a bar with a few tables in the corner. Do not be fooled into booking a table unless you want loud dance music and poor table service. We were made to wait for a table (we had a reservation) and the staff never came back to get us so we walked out without eating.

CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We came 1930, finding us being the only guests, exept 3 people in the bar, so we decided to find another place. I cannot say anything about the food quality, because we never tried it. I was told thursdays are quite and a big conference ended the day before so this was a bit "change-over day". Hope I can come back another day, the place looked really nice on the web and also IRL.

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