O-Ku, an award-winning sushi restaurant, opens tonight in South End’s Atherton Mill shopping center.
It’s close to Big Ben Pub in the same building as Sola Salon.
I love sushi, so I snuck in early to taste test menu items for you (not true, the Agenda was invited in because we’re nice people). Delicious. Fresh. Good vibe. Service was perfect – which is not normal for a friends/family night (normally a restaurant is working out the kinks).
Here’s a quick look at our O-Ku dining experience.
We started off with the Salmon Tartare ($16) – truffled microgreens, wasabi, guacamole, yuzu tobika.
Unless you’re a real sushi nerd, nobody knows what “yuzu tobika” is, do you?
Then their Charleston location’s most popular roll, the Potato Roll ($13) – tempura shrimp, avocado, kiwi, black tobiko.
Finally, we went with the Sushi/Sashimi Combo ($50) to taste test the fish freshness.
Tuna was A+. If you’re not into sushi, our waitress recommended the Chicken Teriyaki ($18) even though it sounds super boring. They also do a Lobster & Wild Mushroom dish ($29) with a table-side presentation that includes fire. We didn’t get it, but I should’ve.
Here’s the full list of sushi rolls:
Dig the layout and vibe.
The space is one giant room. Tables in the middle. High tops and bar in the back left. Sushi bar in the back right. I wish we had eaten at the sushi bar – I’m a big fan of sushi bars.
Beverages include craft cocktails, premium sake, champagnes, wines and unique beer selections (including about six taps).
- Monday – Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Friday – Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m.
- Agenda Pro Tip: There will be a Sushi Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays featuring half-off all sushi rolls.
Please don’t yell at me that this is hard to read, I get it. My apologies. Go eat some sushi and get happier.