OKO

4.3
247 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.

Experiences

  • Gin Afternoon Tea Brunch

    £45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Oko's bottomless Brunches are the perfect way to unwind after a busy week at work or a long day of shopping in the town. Start your party weekend or simple catch up over bubbles and chef's choice platter. 2 hours duration minimum booking of three people
  • Prosecco Brunch

    £35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Oko's bottomless Brunches are the perfect way to unwind after a busy week at work or a long day of shopping in the town. Start your party weekend or simple catch up over bubbles and chef's choice platter. 2 hours duration minimum booking of three people
  • Mimosa Tree Brunch

    £45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Oko's bottomless Brunches are the perfect way to unwind after a busy week at work or a long day of shopping in the town. Start your party weekend or simple catch up over bubbles and chef's choice platter. 2 hours duration minimum booking of three people

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 247 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters 18 th. Food and service was great. And the little added touch for the birthday girl. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food that arrived was not what we ordered. Low quality sushi. Waited 30 mins around for 30 mins for a waiter to bring over a dessert menu which never came so asked for the bill instead. Left hungry and no apology from the staff. Wouldn’t recommend or return.

OKO
Responded 6 days ago

Hi, Please contact us privately to tell us your name and food reservation name, so we can deal with this accordingly. Kind Regards, OKO Reservations

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so impressed with the food, its presentation and the service was friendly too. Thanks so much for a great experience- I will most certainly return!

OKO
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, we hope to see you again soon in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Reservations

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LaylaS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The guy who was front of house was sat with feet on a chair tapping away on his phone when we arrived. I thought he was waiting for his food. A few minutes went by until he looked up and realised we where waiting at the reception area. The restaurant only had 2 other couples in. So it was not to busy to of not heard us come in.
We where seated and left with menus. We had to ask bar staff if we order a drink with them or of a waitress will come over as we where left again longer than necessary. The cocktails where exceptional! The food was beautiful. The arrival was all that let this place down.

OKO
Responded on 12 October 2021

Hi Layla, We do apologise for this, and we truly appreciate the feedback. Thankfully everything else ran smoothly for you, and we do apologise again for your unprofessional arrival. We do take evert review seriously and work tremendously hard to right all our wrongs. Kind regards OKO Management

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GregB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn't have food, we went for drinks after a Fantastic meal at Gaucho for my Mrs Birthday. Nuvo was then the perfect place for social drinks, Great service, I was even served an espresso Coffee at around 12am because I was dozing of lol, then with the energetic ambience of the club and my new found energy from a caffeine rush went up to the club area and danced away for another 2-3 hours! fantasticO!

OKO
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Greg, hopefully you can join us for food next time! Kind Regards, OKO Reservations

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 all the time

OKO
Responded on 12 October 2021

Thank you for your review, we truly appreciate it. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Slow service. Seated 40 minutes after initial booking time. Service was slow, food took 40 mins to come out

OKO
Responded on 12 October 2021

Hi, Apologies for your wait - just like most hospitality businesses we are currently struggling with staffing. We hope your food and drink made up for it, and we are working as hard as we can to sort this out. We hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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VanessaS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a very good night and service was really good , and the food was delicious

OKO
Responded on 12 October 2021

Thank you Vanessa for your lovely review, we do really appreciate it, and glad to know you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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ChrisP
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Magnificent sushi.

OKO
Responded on 12 October 2021

Thank you Chris, We appreciate your kind words. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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JayJay
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, food unbelievable so much flavours. I’d recommend the rock shrimp I’ve fell in love with it. Lovely decor inside & the vibe was good.

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GlennS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great experience and lovely food. Ryan who looked after us was very, very good indeed. We will definitely be back for more. Thanks guys!

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KlaraH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time visiting OKO and have already booked to come back twice. Lovely cocktails and food!

OKO
Responded on 12 October 2021

Thank you Klara, we look forward to welcoming you back again! Kind Regards, OKO Management

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beef was wonderful. Great setting.

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ShanShan
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing bottomless brunch, waiting staff were lovely and helpful

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AnnieDG
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unreal, so yummy! One of my favourite restaurants now. All the drinks are amazing and got a different touch compared to other restaurants. The display of the foods with the smoke and layout was amazing and staff were so helpful, especially Ryan who was so attentive and made our night fab. Will definitely return soon. Thankyou

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EmilyP
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had a bad experience incredibly slow service waited over an hour to order and the restaurant was not busy. Food was mediocre the dynamite shrimp were not cooked well. The food made me have a upset stomach as did my friend I wouldn't return or recommend drinks are ok

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, attentive staff

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RaviP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good ambience, good customer service. Good was decent starters were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was very nice
Staff are friendly

OKO
Responded on 3 September 2021

Thank you for your review. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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santosandjava
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked Oko for my 20 year old daughter's birthday at her request and were a little apprehensive. However the whole experience was excellent. Our waiter Ryan was very knowledgeable , friendly and efficient. All the other staff also seemed to be working hard and were customer focused. The food was superb both in presentation and quality. It is geared towards a younger clientele but that certainly would not put us off booking again.

OKO
Responded on 3 September 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Saren as our waitress and she was fabulous. She was so attentive and overall just really nice. Amazing waitress!!!

OKO
Responded on 3 September 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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ClaireB
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a much needed catch up with the girls. The food was delicious as always. Quick and friendly service from staff. The pornstar cocktails are highly recommended.

OKO
Responded on 3 September 2021

Thank you Claire, for your lovely review. 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 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing staff. I drove from London to Birmingham and it was worth every penny

OKO
Responded on 23 August 2021

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

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Ezo666
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was fresh and the presentation was lovely. Defo a stop for any pre event to eat. However the overall deco and seating could be better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality and presentation for the sushi and muchi ice creams was second to none. Service was fantastic and assisted with all questions ask and advised well regarding portion sizes and explanation for food on the menu that my partner and I queried.

OKO
Responded on 23 August 2021

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

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ShakilaB
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the waitress Seran was amazing. She was very caring and welcoming.

OKO
Responded on 23 August 2021

Thank you Shakila, we will let Seran know. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management

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ChloeJ
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was pretty good! The sushi was great - we aren’t huge sushi fans, but it was all beautifully presented and tasted nice and fresh.
Main courses weren’t as good as the sushi but still very very nice.
Cocktails were absolutely amazing! Will definitely going back for the sushi and the cocktails.
Ryan was our waiter for the night and he was brilliant! Really friendly and attentive.

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SimrunV
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service, food took 1 hour & 30 minutes to arrive. Several people who arrived after us received there food before us.

Then as soon as we finished our food we were asked to leave the table twice as they needed it for someone else even though there were several spare tables available.

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Anonymous10
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Poor service! Couldn’t even digest my food before getting rushed to pay the bill and leave. Tables with the same number of parties arrived before myself and left after myself. Did not see those parties bothered by staff to hurry. The ladies managing bookings have poor management skills and no manners. Unable to rate my meal because I didn’t get the chance to enjoy the food or drinks. Couple of pointers: extend table slots, management staff seemed stressed. Some training in customer service, a smile would have been nice but instead was greeted with negative energy, the vibe was off. Overall not a comfortable environment to be in.

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AntonT
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really nice atmosphere, tasty food and great cocktails. Would say turn the air con down as got a little chilly toward the end

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JannahO
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I chose this restaurant as I was visiting a friend, we've both recently graduated and wanted to celebrate. The atmosphere in the restaurant was lively, it looked stunning perfect for that instagrammable moment. My waitress was lovely, she answered all of our questions and when I said that I didn't like my main dish she went and got it changed really quickly. It's a shame I didn't get her name. Overall, the food was ok, I definitely preferred the drinks. I would come back for pre-drinks or to eat some of the small plates but the mains were over rated. I would also like to try their sushi but didn't get to as they only sell them in platters (not suitable for one person).

OKO
Responded on 9 August 2021

Hi Jannah, Thank you for your feedback, we take all feedback seriously and will make changes accordingly. We hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Reservations

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is beyond amazing and very reasonably priced considering the quantity/quality. Would happily dine again but owner clearly prioritised larger tables and those ordering buckets of Veuve Cliquot - which I can understand to an extent, but we felt a little left to the side in terms of service (waited 15 mins to order more drinks and get the bill, asked to give up our table for a larger party)

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Angh
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Favourite Restaurant. Great Food & Great Atmosphere!

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RKS83
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Really disappointed, food was very average and not worth the prices

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ShaunaB
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Outstanding service (Laura was our host) … couldn’t do enough for us, very efficient team and great to get cocktails turned around so swiftly

OKO
Responded on 26 July 2021

Thanks Shauna for your lovely review. We shall pass the message on to Laura. Hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management & Reservations

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Bethy
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot fault anything about this lovely place, we had the bottomless Prosecco brunch which was outstanding value for money. the food was yummy and so well presented. The service was amazing and the staff were so friendly especially our waiter Ryan who could not do enough for us, our glasses were never empty.

OKO
Responded on 26 July 2021

Hi Bethy, Thank you so much for such a lovely review, we shall pass the message on to Ryan. Hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management & Reservations

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Shanks
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Visited on a Wednesday night for dinner. Our waiter Ryan was fantastic. He noticed that our son wanted to eat a watermelon wedge that came in one of our cocktails, and came back a few minutes later with a little fruit platter for him to nibble on. Brilliant way to start the evening. Food was tasty, drinks were plentiful and the bill was what you would expect from a Japanese restaurant.

OKO
Responded on 26 July 2021

Hi Shanks, Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you had a fantastic eveening, and we hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management & Reservations

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KudaM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was a 10. My boyfriend and l enjoyed our time. Every dish was worth the money. Prices were reasonable as well. Will definitely go back.

OKO
Responded on 26 July 2021

Thanks Kuda for the lovely review, we hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards, OKO Management & Reservations

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great! Food came promptly and it was nice food however we felt it was quite expensive.

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TinaA
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had booked the place to celebrate my husband’s birthday as he loves sushi. Service was generally slow. Our table became ready after 20 min despite us arriving on time (8:30).
Starter: Crispy squid was overdone but the duck rolls were nice.
The sushi/sashimi can only be ordered as a preset platter. Nice theatrical touch with dry ice. Unfortunately You are not given the option of choosing what you want.
We ordered a platter and lobster for main but they forgot the lobster so my daughter had to sit and watch us eating. After a reminder, the lobster arrived but had to be sent back as it was tough.
My daughter ordered 1 Brownie for desert and the restaurant kindly served another one with a candle as my husband’s cake. The night was finished off with 2 cappuccino.
When the bill arrived, they had charged us for the lobster but said the brownie and coffees were on the house. Reason: my daughter had tried it!!
I have to say the lady who served us saved the day as she was attentive and nice.
We won’t be rushing back.

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OKO is rated 4.3 stars by 247 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.