Daily Dish: O-Ku
I'm a sushi queen, so when I find a place I like, I'll be a loyal customer.
My sushi fave in Charlotte is O-Ku (also located in Atlanta and Charleston). I’ll get to the goods — my go-to is a potato roll that has super powers. It's filled with tempura shrimp and avo, wrapped in fried shoe-string potatoes, and finally topped with eel sauce and sweet chili mango. It's AMAZING. I'm also one of those people who, when I find something I love on the menu, rarely tries anything else. Like I said, loyal.
Food aside, the dining experience is always pleasant. You can opt for a seat at a high top table or at the sushi bar, which I will say is my favorite spot. I've never tried making sushi, but it's so impressive watching the chefs work their magic. The interior decor is also on point, with giant, industrial-looking windows, dimmed lighting enclosed in funky light fixtures and tree branches popping out of various spots around the restaurant.
The best part? Mondays and Wednesdays are HALF OFF all sushi from 5-7 p.m. So if you're looking for a new dinner spot this week, definitely give O-ku a try.