OKO

4.2
184 reviews
£26 to £40
Japanese
At the ground floor of Nuvo Bar Birmingham, OKO blends traditional Japanese favourites such as sushi and sashimi, contemporary pan Asian dining served with a visual flair.
Our mission is to provide our guests with memorable experiences that challenge all senses. Enjoy the vibrant colours and textures Japanese Cuisine in a cosmopolitan setting.

Not a fan of Sushi? No problem! Our menu includes options to please everyone. Bestsellers such as Rock Shrimp, succulent Beef with black truffle, Black Cod and Fresh Lobster skewers are guaranteed to challenge your taste buds but are also perfect for those “instagramable” moments.

Our award-winning cocktails, wide selection of wines, sakes and champagne are designed to perfectly match our dishes and enhance your dining experience. Each liqueur and spirit from our range is chosen based on quality and distilling tradition, and our skilled bartenders are always happy to make you that special cocktail, even if it’s not listed on our menu.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 184 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.2
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s good and worth the money

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SurmaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely customer service and food was 10/10. Nice scenery for taking pics also and the bar is nice

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Rebecca
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time celebrating my 25th! There was a bit of a wait as they were waiting for a table to leave! But still had a fab time xxx

OKO
Responded on 8 June 2021

Thanks Rebecca, We hope you had a fabulous birthday, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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SUMC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented and delicious food & drinks. Charismatic and friendly waiting staff, and an upbeat atmosphere.

OKO
Responded on 8 June 2021

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

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BiancaN
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice friendly staff. Food and drinks amazing! Strongly recommend

OKO
Responded on 8 June 2021

Thanks Bianca, We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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AlishaF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As usual amazing food and service. Will absolutely be back again. My only complaint was the aircon was a bit cold for me but perfect apart from that x

OKO
Responded on 8 June 2021

Hi Alisha, Were sorry about the aircon, we hope you let your waitress/waiter aware to have had it fixed on the evening. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food lovely experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was not high quality - shrimp was just batter covered in sauce.
Sushi was not freshest
Staff were not attentive and lacked decorum - literally threw our cutlery on the table.

OKO
Responded on 8 June 2021

Hi, Sorry for you experince, please contact us privately with your booking name so we can track this down and investigate further. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Samy
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Japanese food, we ordered the Kyoto Shared Platter and the taste of the sushi and californian rolls was outstanding, the red tuna was very soft
One of the best place to eat japanese food in Birmingham

OKO
Responded on 8 June 2021

Thank you Samy. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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LEANNEN
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience
The food was amazing and very theatrical !

Cocktails and wine all great

The best bit was Ryan our host - he was absolutely epic- super personable and exactly who you want to be serving you- nothing was too much trouble and he’s amazing at his job!

Will definitely be back

OKO
Responded on 8 June 2021

Hi Leanen, Thank you for your kind words, we will pass the message on to Ryan. We hope to see you again in near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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GilK
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was very good but the food was not worth the money. I can not believe you can charge 9 pound for dessert that the cheese cake bought in and the ice cream in Asda is better.
Will not come back and will not recommend

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0121
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good and Laura was a very good waitress.

OKO
Responded on 8 June 2021

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

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MiaT
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Drinks were a fair price and was a really good atmosphere, however , the 2 of us were waiting 30 mins for our drinks, had a few different waitresses we spoke to regarding this and still never received our drinks as quickly as they said they’d be coming out. Service let down the overall rating.

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LukeM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food and service! 10/10 will be returning

OKO
Responded on 31 May 2021

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

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DanielleS
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and helpful staff, good quality
Food

OKO
Responded on 31 May 2021

Thanks Danielle, we hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Harlene
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always incredible food, service and atmosphere!

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Corey
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience at the restaurant, food and service was great would definitely come again.

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EdwardS
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan’s service was excellent. Food was equally as good.

OKO
Responded on 31 May 2021

Thanks Edward. We will let ryan know for the kind words. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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JonathanS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my friend had a fab time at the NuVo (OKO) bar and restaurant. Ryan was our server and he was fantastic. Very friendly, easy on the eyes and great knowledge of the menu. All the staff were professional and friendly. The food was so delicious, flavoursome and filling. I would not hesitate to return.

OKO
Responded on 31 May 2021

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

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Annon
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Myself and my girlfriend booked a table just for some cocktails and was asked if we will go upstairs as we was not eating so when we went upstairs we was then told it was ‘bottles only’ and the cocktail list comprised of approx 8 cocktails, the whole vibe felt judgey since we got there and would not recommend for a date night.

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jayb
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience and the food was amazing. Definitely very filling! Our waiter, Ryan was very attentive and friendly and made the experience even that much better! :)

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vipAvaSophia
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Shocking service last night we came for dinner at 9pm table wasn't ready so seated at the bar for 15 minutes until our table was ready which was fine but only had 2 starters and a few drinks. Ordered drinks at the bar but they forgot to put it through and was forgotten about. Ordered 3 main dishes and 3 sides which after 2 hours still hadn't come so we asked for the bill. Then the bill took ages to arrive and then we waited another 30mins to pay as we had to wait for the card machine to become available. Charged us for 2 waters instead of 1 too which was corrected after we told the waitress. Some of the dishes were out of stock too.. Our babysitter was only supposed to stay a few hours. The starters were very nice though cant fault the food but I think they should hire more staff/chefs to make things more efficient!

OKO
Responded on 23 May 2021

Hi Ava, We apologise for your experience, and we can assure you that everything is being done our end to make sure that this doesn't happen again. We are having staffing issues to the pandemic, and the bad light in hospitality for employment - however this is no excuse, and we are very aware of the mistakes that happened last night. We hope you can return again soon to find that this has been put right. Kind Regards, OKO

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Honestly, writing this review brings me deep sadness as the food was something to die for, however the service was worth pulling your hair.

We waited 25 minutes before anyone took our drinks order to which we ended up having our food order ready to make things easier for them, then we waited 45 minutes before anything arrived to our table - thats including drinks. Finally, 1 out of 3 starters came before realising our drinks haven’t arrived therefore we had to flag someone down, bless her heart The host came over and she managed to get our drinks to us including the OKO bonfire showstopper (amazing). Our mains came directly afterwards, but had to ask our waiter again where our 2 other starters were to which he responded they are right on their way which wasn’t the case. Slowly, 1 starter arrived but still 1 missing. Our waiter came over to check if everything was ok, to which again we had to ask where was our third starter. He apologised, went to check for final starter which should have been first to come. To our surprise, they had suddenly ran out of this starter, he tried to make it better by offering to take it off the bill and giving us 2 cocktails on the house which we did appreciate. AGAIN, these cocktails took way too long to come to the table, we got the bill pretty quick, but had to again flag our waiter down to take payment and still having to get them to correct the bill which added an extra 20 minutes just to do that. The service was bad from start to finish, which our waiter knew but was not attentive in the slightest to make sure the rest of the evening went smoothly unlike the previous two times which we came here. Overall, this was quite underwhelming as the food was absolutely amazing, drinks on point! BUT service was such a let down.

OKO
Responded on 23 May 2021

Hi, Thank you for the review we really do appreciate the feedback. Being the first week back open since lockdown, and such a shortage in hospitality workers everywhere - the staffing has been an issue which did let us down the weekend. We are very aware of the slow service, and doing everything we can to fix this. We hope you can judge us for the product we serve, and try us again next time, which we can assure the service will match the quality of the food. Kind Regards, OKO

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience3

Sadly really bad service in regards to food being late, 2 hour booking didn’t get food till 10 minutes before booking ending.

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MandyL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere the food is amazing especially the sushi platters well worth a visit

OKO
Responded on 23 May 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and even better food!

OKO
Responded on 23 May 2021

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

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OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and really tasty and esquisit food.

OKO
Responded on 23 May 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to finally eat out for a date night and OKO was the best choice. Even though the staff were busy the service was kind and attentive. The food was delicious especially the rock shrimp and was served timely and presented beautifully. The pornstar martinis are the best in town 😍. Overall had the best evening and can’t wait to go again!

OKO
Responded on 23 May 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was honestly so poor. Once seated nobody came to take our order or bring drinks menu. We had to constantly grab the waitresses as they were walking past. Food was nice but by the time it came, we were honestly too fed up to even enjoy it. Won’t be dining here again.

OKO
Responded on 23 May 2021

Hi, Were so sorry to hear this, we have had a problem with staffing issues and the shortage of staff, however it is something we are fixing, and doing the best we can with the situation. Being closed for nearly a whole year, has left us with a brand new team. We do hope you can return one day, as this issue will be sorted as were doing everything from our end to do so. Once again we apologise, but we do hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regads, OKO

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Kadi
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Japanese food, great atmosphere and excellent service, they really know how to do great food and cocktails. The lady who created the cocktail menu is brilliant, very knowledgeable and helpful.

OKO
Responded on 23 May 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal indoors since the quarentene started. Totally worthy, staff was great, food was delicious.
Highly recommend

OKO
Responded on 23 May 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really nice, relaxing meal.

Amazing sushi.
Although menu was limited due to COVID, waitress was very accommodating and made small changes to suit out taste.


Thank you

OKO
Responded on 23 May 2021

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

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Lysha
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had absolouteley fantastic night, the food is out of the world!

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Crjp123
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible restaurant. Staff were so understanding that we arrived late due to a train delay. Food was sensational. Service was brilliant. Would definitely return.

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Mohamedc
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

One of the worse customer service I have received from a top end restaurant. I expected the service to be perfect but I did not get much service. I booked this place for my sister’s birthday and I had to keep reminding the waiters to bring us our food. No one paid attention to our table and the music inside was horrendous. Loud and unable to speak to one and another waiters just ignored us. The place was not even that busy for them to act like they did not have time to serve us. Overall I am truly disappointed by this place expected to receive first class service.

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Milia
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely setting, delicious food and great cocktails. Definitely will return for another meal :)

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nicola198
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Attended for a birthday celebration. Staff was very welcoming however we did have to wait a while for placing our drinks order. over all experience was great

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was amazing! Real assets to the restaurant and made our night! So polite and welcoming and professional! Very hard working and had a smile on his face the whole evening! He really made our night fun and memorable! He definitely deserves some sort of promotion or pay rise for his hard work and passion for the business! We will definitely be back and we wish him all the success for the future! Overall lovely food and service and as said previously we will definitely be back!

Many thanks to Ryan again and we will see you soon!

Chanay and Shonna xxxx

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AzadH
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

OKO
Responded on 28 October 2020

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 on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OKO
Responded on 28 October 2020

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

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OKO is rated 4.2 stars by 184 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.