Japanese food has been taking over the Holy City in the last few years, making it a great place to fulfill your cravings. If you’re looking for excellent nigiri, sashimis, makis, or traditional sushi, we’ve made a great list of the best sushi restaurants in Charleston.
1. Sushi Wa Izakaya
Sushi Wa Izakaya is the perfect spot to visit when looking for a traditional intimate Japanese experience. Pair your food with a nice bottle of sake, and don’t miss the nigiri omakase.
Where: 📍1503 King Street, Charleston
2. Kanpai Japanese Restaurant
You’ve probably heard that Kanpai has the best sushi in Charleston. Are you ready to find out? This restaurant, located in Mount Pleasant, is family-owned and indeed a hidden gem.
Where: 📍1035 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Suite B-9, Mount Pleasant
Oku is now opening seven days a week again! This is a great spot when looking for a combo of great ambiance and fresh sushi. Happy Hour is from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Where: 📍463 King Street, Charleston
4. Shi Ki
Shi Ki is a quaint and cozy family-owned sushi bar. Authentic Japanese cuisine guaranteed! The restaurant just had a makeover you need to check out. Don’t forget to ask your waiter for special rolls; they always have attractive options in and out of the menu!
Where: 📍334 E Bay Street, Charleston
Hokkaido is the perfect place for a quick sushi break. They have fresh ingredients, and their rolls are delivered promptly, without sacrificing taste or quality.
Where: 📍 99 Westedge Street, Suite 1600, Charleston
Featured image by Hokkaido Charleston @hokkaidochs.