O-Ku welcomes spring with debut of rooftop access to bar and dining


New Jax Beach sushi restaurant O-Ku opened its beachside rooftop to the public on Tuesday, April 5, in time for guests to enjoy spring al fresco dining.

O-Ku’s second floor boasts ocean views, including the iconic Jax Beach pier, and offers both covered bar seating and outdoor dining tables. The rooftop is available during regular operating hours, 5-10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis after checking in with the host.

Guests can enjoy a fresh and innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine, paired with a signature cocktail. While most menu items are available on the rooftop, including Chef Specialties, Signature Nigiri and Makimono, select menu items are not available upstairs, including the Tobanyaki.

For downstairs seating, reservations are recommended and continue to be accepted through OpenTable.

The Jacksonville Beach location was inspired by the original Charleston location and is similar to O-Ku locations in Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; and Washington D.C. It opened in early February. The modern Japanese restaurant offers rare and unique dining options with sashimi and specialty rolls, sourcing seafood from the finest fish markets in Tokyo and Hawaii, among others.

“We are thrilled to finally share our rooftop with the Beaches,” said Jessica Moyer, general manager of O-Ku Jacksonville Beach. “We know how excited the community is to dine beachside and we are just as happy to be inspired by this beautiful beach view and neighborly reception. We hope everyone will stop by in the coming weeks to take advantage of this amazing spring weather.”

With the summer peak season approaching, O-Ku is still currently hiring for all positions. Hiring information can be found on The Indigo Road Hospitality Group’s career page.

For more information, go to theindigoroad.com.