Japanese concept O-Ku opens on Atlanta’s Westside

Modern Japanese concept O-Ku Atlanta is opening doors for dinner today, Dec. 17.

The upscale restaurant, located in Midtown’s Westside Ironworks building at 1085 Howell Mill Road, is the latest addition from restaurateur Steve Palmer’s Indigo Road Restaurant Group, which recently expanded to Georgia with the opening of Colletta and a second location for Oak Steakhouse. Both are located in mixed-use development Avalon in Alpharetta . ( Three more restaurants will open in Avalon by spring 2016 .)

Like its sister restaurant O-Ku in Charleston, S.C., the O-Ku Atlanta outpost will offer a contemporary take on traditional Japanese cuisine with a focus on sushi rolls and signature dishes. Helming the kitchen is executive chef Jackie Chang, formerly of Umi Buckhead.

Menu highlights include sousaku nigiri with toppings like seared otoro and uni, cured yellowtail and binchotan seared kobe beef; aji skeleton made with Japanese horse mackerel sashimi and ginger; tobiko hamachi hako with spicy tuna, cucumber, basil, wasabi tobiko and crispy onion; sea bass yu-an yaki with Asian chives, wild mushrooms and oyster sauce; and otoro spoons with otoro tartare, uni, soy, scallions and caviar.

While O-Ku will serve dinner daily, beginning at 5 p.m., customers looking for a deal can partake in half-off select sushi during happy hour weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. and late-night from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

For more information or to make reservations, visit www.okusushiatl.com .

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Ligaya Figueras
Ligaya Figueras
Ligaya Figueras joined the AJC as its food and dining editor in 2015.