OKO

4.3
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64 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 64 People Are Saying
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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

OT
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👍🏾

OT
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
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.

JS
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

RK
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

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive and friendly staff 5*

KG
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!

OT
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.

J
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.

N
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.

GL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CG
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.

CB
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.

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

z
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.

KG
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.

YX
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:)

OT
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.

SS
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.

JB
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.

OT
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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OT
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.

LM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food3service3ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

j
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

LD
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food5service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food2service4ambience5

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