Overall service food atmosphere was perfect I love this place every time I come I highly recommend it all the time to everybody. It’s a perfect place for meetings gathering with friends for small numbers. Looking forward to coming back soon. Thank you
Anniversary lunch on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The hostess initially seated us inside, near the door, even though we had a reservation and there appeared to be tables open upstairs. After asking, we were moved to an upstairs table with a beautiful ocean view. We ordered the Korean cauliflower, flat iron steak, and a sushi roll. All were delicious, nicely prepared, and graciously presented by our server, Amanda. Overall, we were very happy with both the food and ambience.
The views are great from the rooftop. The Sushi perhaps the worst we have ever had! Staff was friendly.
First class service and food under COVID-19 restrictions- just absolutely great.
Delicious food, beautiful view and great service.
great experience, good reservation system.helpful staff, heater could have been closer to tables
Excelent food and fish quality ! Best tuna nigiri
Beautiful view of the ocean, we sat outside on the patio and there were heat lamps. Food was a bit salty for my taste but still amazing!
I LOVE OKU! This place is a jem! Outdoor water front dining!
The food and view was impecable, service however was alright not the best.
The service was incredible. Best sushi ever
We chose well to have our intimate elopement dinner. We were treated with class and grace by every one. The food was phenomenal as was the service. We had a beautiful and romantic dinner on the outdoor terrace. It was perfect for us. Thank you so much Oku!
We had a very nice evening at Oku. I love the upper patio.
food wasnt good :/food wasnt good :/food wasnt good :/food wasnt good :/
The sushi is very solid and some of the specials - but overall nothing very special regarding the food. The celebrated chicken wings had a thick batter coating and not as light and tasty as we would have hoped. We liked the cauliflower and the sushi was good. But since it has been so highly rated we were disappointed.
Service and staff were lovely.
We love OKU! We are grateful that they are navigating this trying time professionally and with attention to their customers' dining experience. The service was excellent and the food was fresh and delicious.
Amazing views, especially on the top floor. Great food and service every time we come.
Good food, good service, good view. The Yo Adrian sushi rolls were especially good as was the cauliflower appetizer.
Food quality and service was excellent along with outside seating and heaters.
High quality food and service. One of very few to offer this level of quality in Santa Barbara
Just love it. Great food, lots of varieties and a very nice owner.
AMAZING FOOD AND AMAZING VIEWS!! Will definitely be back!!
Some of the most creative and sensationally flavorsome sushi I've ever had, artfully prepared and presented. Located on Cabrillo just across the street from the Santa Barbara coast, it is a lovely and stylish restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. Great, knowledgeable service and a thoughtful, pleasing music list made for a very special experience.
Great, fresh, and delicious food - Service was also outstanding. Our waiter (Javier) was very attentive to all of our requests. Great Job !!!
Great view from the rooftop!
Sushi was good. Menu is limited, they are still on CoVid menu. Rolls were not extremely large for its price. We’ve had sushi at a lot of places throughout California and I would say not amazing but not horrible so good.
It was such a wonderful restaurant with wonderful food!
loved it great food service great vibe
The fish had no flavor
Seemed fresh enough
Great views of the ocean and shoreline along with reasonably priced food
We had reservations for over 2 weeks, yet were set outside in an overflow parking lot. That was the only disappointment.
The waiter was very rude and preoccupied. The food was okay. The best thing was the cauliflower and that doesn’t make sense for a sushi restaurant. I wouldn’t waste my time and money there again.
Great food. The service was slow.
Great location, views, food and service. Recommend it highly.
We chose OKU to celebrate a little extra on our honeymoon and man did they deliver. Free champagne for us honeymooners and very friendly staff. We felt very spoiled with amazing food, drinks, balcony view of the pier and a fireplace to top it off! Thanks OKU for making our honeymoon extra special!
View was amazing. Food was amazing. Our server Amanda was amazing!
Staff super nice and friendly.
Food just mediocre.
Arrived and menu was covered with food stains.
Surprised as you would expect standard protocol
Amidst Covid to have all menus wiped down with disinfectant. But they were super busy and I’m sure
That detail fell through at some level.
That was a turn off.
Santa Barbara is very relaxed compared to Torrance where we traveled from. - they need to show a little more safety to their guests.
I feel like Oku is pretty overhyped and overpriced. You can get much cheaper and better quality sushi in Santa Barbara. I was felt let down because everyone has been talking about how great it is.
Food and service were very good, but my husband and I were disappointed that we had made reservations specifically noting that it was our anniversary...and they didn’t acknowledge that at all. We were even more disappointed when we walked upstairs and saw that there were plenty of open tables on the rooftop (plenty even for COVID spacing) where we would have been able to see the sunset! I had specifically made reservations at that time for that reason, but dessert came and went without a mention of our celebration (our server was very sweet and attentive, esp with me being pregnant...so I am pretty certain that she wasn’t made aware that it was our anniversary). Won’t make this mistake again.
First time eating out for a nice/special occasion (my birthday dinner) and it was the perfect place to have an intimate, beautiful celebration with a small group of friends. Love the outdoor/rooftop area & fire pits :)