1274 5th St. NE
The 120-seat restaurant has a cocktail lounge specializing in Japanese whiskey and a 40-seat rooftop bar with a view of the Capitol dome. Owned and operated by The Indigo Road, O-Ku also has locations in Atlanta, Charleston and Charlotte but is far from the typical restaurant chain. Each O-Ku location has different chefs, menus, and décor. Charleston-based architect David Thompson will design the space. The DC location features 120 seats downstairs with an upstairs cocktail lounge and rooftop with outdoor seating and its menu includes items cooked over Robata grills and traditional Binchotan charcoal as well as a large selection of sushi and a variety of non-traditional Japanese dishes.