O-Ku opens for lunch on February 28

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Lunch fare in downtown Charleston is about to get more interesting as O-Ku announces that it will open for lunch beginning February 28th, serving a diverse selection of Japanese cuisine and sushi from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Celebrating authentic Japanese cuisine with a contemporary spin, Executive Chef Sean Park’s lunch menu will feature appetizers, such as dumpling dimsum; sushi and sashimi selections, including Tasmanian salmon and Kanpachi yellowtail; specialty rolls such as the fire cracker roll and the salmon and lemon wrapped roll and a variety of combination choices. O-Ku will also offer a modern take on a traditional bento, a Japanese-style lunch box featuring an assortment of sides, salads, noodles and sushi for $10-$15.

Here's a sneak peek at the lunch menu:


  • Miso soup
  • Edamame 
  • Yellowtail carpaccio 
  • Dumpling dimsum

Bento Box:

  • Chicken Teriyaki Bento 
  • Yakiniku (tender beef) Bento
  • Seafood Teriyaki Bento
  • Tofu Bento with veggie roll 
  •  Sushi Bento,with 5 pieces of nigiri 
  •  Sashimi Bento, 6 pieces of sashimi 
  •  Sushi and Sashimi Bento, 4 pieces of nigiri, 6 pieces of sashimi


  • Potato Wrapped Roll 
  •  Fire Cracker Roll 
  •  Tuna Wrapped Roll 
  •  Salmon and Lemon Wrapped Roll 
  •  Rainbow Roll 
  •  Tuna Crunch Roll

Sushi Lunch:

  • with ginger salad, choice of specialty roll and five pieces of nigiri

Sashimi Lunch:

  • with ginger salad, bowl of rice and 10 pieces of sashimi

Sushi and Sashimi Lunch:

  • with salad, choice of specialty roll, four pieces of nigiri and six pieces of sashimi

As an added incentive to the neighborhood locals, O-Ku will offer a 10% discount to Upper King Street residents, students, and businesses on Mondays.

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