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OKO

4.2
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125 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

Offers

Dine Local: Bottomless Prosecco Brunch £30 per person

Aug 24, 2020-Oct 24, 2020·Thu 16:00-23:00, Sat 12:00-14:30

Dine & Bottomless Prosecco with us - Pick between a few dishes from the menu, and sit back and enjoy your prosecco being topped up! £30 per head for 1.5 hour of bottomless prosecco, or pick our premium option giving you 2 hours for £40 per head.

What 125 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.0
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and vibe - had a great evening

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LucyH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at Oko. Food was lovely and the service was great too. Will definetly return.

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Georgia
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and beautifully presented. The waiters were very friendly and the service was quick.

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Zozzi
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The freshness of the sushi really hits you and ignites your taste buds. Then the presentation tops it off - so luxurious.

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Harlene
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, great ambience and the customer service was beyond expectation. Will definitely be going back again.

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John
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

OKO is excellent and something ‘just a bit different’. The food was superb, our waitress (blonde lady) was amazingly efficient & helpful. We visited on Saturday and had our 2 granddaughters (aged early 20’s) with us as we were celebrating her 21st Birthday, they absolutely loved it. The waitress had arranged a special dessert with a Sparkler on top which helped to make the evening even more special - thank you!

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AnnieS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed the food and the service was great!

OKO
Responded on 14 September 2020

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

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Shea
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went out for my birthday had a food table booked unfortunately for me my friends where over an hour late and whilst waiting one of the managers named Athina was extremely rude, honestly her attitude stinks and she should really think about how she talks to customers. After sitting and waiting with 1 of of my friends whist the rest of the guests hadn’t turned up yet,one of the managers said that the kitchen would be closing and so I asked to order just the two of us and the manager said she’d get a waiter to come take our order and nobody did. 20 minutes later our other party guests arrived and finally a waiter came to take our order and when we said about food we were told the kitchen was closed.

The manager then came back over and lied and said I’d told her that I’d we had already ordered food. I was just so annoyed because I’d spoken to her like 3 times and apologised that my other guests were late and that I was happy to just order for the two of us that were there. Completely ruined my night I just payed the drink bill and left.

It was such a shame because I was just so let down by my friends being late and then the service that I’d gotten from the staff just wasn’t what it normally was. Very disappointed

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi Shea, Unfortunately we are a low capacity restaurant with added restrictions with Covid, it says when booking we dont accept tables that are later than 15 minutes. We possibly couldn't take any food orders after 10.30pm when our kitchen closes, when a group was over an hour late. We apologise for the rude behaviour you experienced from a member of staff, they have been spoken to. We value ourselves on service, and aim for all our guests to have a good experience. Apologies once again.

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KeoshaG
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue and food is amazing I'd deffo recommend it to anyone this was my 1st time trying Japanese food and it was beautiful

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Thank you Keosha, we look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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JasC
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good service and I was touched they brought me a cake with a flame for my birthday, the manager was really nice lady.... would defo go back

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Thank you Jas, We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Lspide
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food good value for money and we will definitely go there again. We are vegetarians and the choices are great. Very good portion also.

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Ashley
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food took over an hour to arrive but the host was very apologetic and offered us a free drink and took a round off the bill. The food was really nice and definitely made up for the wait. Good atmosphere and good music.

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi Ashley, Thank you for your review, apologies for the wait, we have now hired some more kitchen staff to make everyones experience as good as can be. We hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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Brip
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food, great service, very quick service. Great vibe inside. 10/10.

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Wouldn’t recommend as the service was so poor! We were midway eating our dinner and got told we only had five mins left and wouldn’t give us a chance to order dessert because the kitchen was busy!

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Emilyb
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is AMAZING! And the atmosphere and staff made it that much better.

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi Emily, 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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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star service!
Food was phenomenal!!!

OKO
Responded on 11 September 2020

Thank you very much for your review. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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NatashaP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the sushi platter and cocktails were great too

OKO
Responded on 24 August 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Not an authentic Japanese restaurant. Very much a club with some temporary seating. Surprised they didn't have any Japanese beers, offering the cheap stock beers. And no sake? Very odd. You don't feel any authenticity. That being said the food was actually quite good. Have had Japanese all over the world and the food here was comparable. Again missing some must have on the menu. Overall decent experience. Food was good but if I was looking for a Japanese, I wouldn't go back here.

OKO
Responded on 24 August 2020

Hi, Thank you for your review. We do sell both Japanese beer and Sake, but due to an extremely busy week we sold out more than usual. Apologies. We hope to see you soon again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Managament

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Tori
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

After being hyped by Instagram I expected only the best and it was far from it. From the moment we was seated, the waiting around for attention and service was shocking, and having to repeatedly ask for things is not ok. Our table was at 9pm and we found ourselves eating at 11pm plus the food came out in waves...which would be fine if it wasn't so random. Who wants to eat just chips after eating everything to go with them? Overall just disappointed as I really wanted to enjoy it so it could be a new spot but I won't be rushing back any time soon.

OKO
Responded on 22 August 2020

Hi Tori, Thanks for your review. We had a few issues last week which left us a few problems on the day. These have all now been resolved with an extra chef employed. Sorry for your experience, but we hope when you come back you will see we have sorted these issues out. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, OKO Management.

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garethD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1st time eating here and the food was fantastic, service was friendly and the waitress was really helpful explaining the way the menu worked.
Only niggle was the group of very loud girls 2 tables away, but not a lot the restaurant could do about that.
Definitely worth a try

OKO
Responded on 22 August 2020

Thank you Gareth. 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 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fresh sushi, great taste, good service and very prompt.

Definitely one to recommend!

OKO
Responded on 22 August 2020

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

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DarranP
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OKO
Responded on 22 August 2020

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

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Shea
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
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.

OKO
Responded on 22 August 2020

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

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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

OKO
Responded on 22 August 2020

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

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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!

OKO
Responded on 22 August 2020

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

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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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DomincJ
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Good Saturday night starting place

OKO
Responded on 24 August 2020

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

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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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OKO is rated 4.2 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

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