A couple of weeks ago I met up with some of my favorite girls – fellow blogger Venita Aspen, Holly McGetrick of Dandy Boutique, and photographer Libby Williams for some sushi and cocktails at O-Ku. O-Ku is one of those see and be seen hotspots on Upper King, but what us ladies were really interested in was trying out the exotic rolls and delectable plates.
Andrea wears Klee Kimono $277 from ibu // Silk top by Patricia Fieldwalker $135 from Rapport // Jeans by Kan Can from House of Sage // Jewelry by Ash Hoffman // Ema heels by Rachel Zoe $278 from Shoes on King
Holly wears Dandy Boutique
Of course we had to start out with the Tempura Oysters which were out of this world! The fluffy fried oysters were topped with a Kimchee tartar sauce and microgreens that melted in my mouth. One sharing plate wasn’t enough so we had to order another one.
Fruity cocktails are always the way to go, especially when when there’s real fruit in there. My strawberry lemonade concoction with mint leaves was so sweet and refreshing.
The assortment of sushi can be overwhelming when you look at the menu. Asking the server what to order is always the best solution. Some of the highlights were FIRECRACKER ROLL with Crab salad, avocado, asparagus, tempura fried and topped with spicy fish, serrano pepper, eel sauce, the POTATO ROLL with Tempura shrimp, avocado, wrapped with fried shoe-string potatoes, eel sauce, sweet chili mango, and the BLACK DRAGON ROLL with Eel and avocado wrapped, with spicy fish, cucumber, avocado, eel sauce, spicy aioli.
I’m all about presentation and with sushi it’s a work of art. O-Ku pays attention to every little detail and the service was fantastic. I would definitely go back for date night or happy hour again with my girls. If you want to salivate more over the food we ate, view more.
Photography by Libby Williams