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Fish Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fishrestaurantcharleston.com
  • Phone: (843) 722-3474
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Bar: Monday - Sunday 4:30 pm - until
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Seafood, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: French Master Chef Nico Romo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Fish offers off-site catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: Fish’s new second floor dining space offers flexible seating for up to 75 seated guests. The piazza offers additional gathering space, with views of the interior courtyard and Upper King Street. Guests also enjoy a private bar area.
  • Private Party Contact: Sales Office (843) 737-9235
  • Entertainment: Stop in for dinner, and be sure to join us Thursdays in the bar for live music. Live music is also provided by featured DJs Saturday evenings from 11 pm - 2 am.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Fish is a local favorite for weekday Happy Hour, offered Sunday-Thursday from 4:30-8:00 pm. Specials feature chef's selection of dim sum, mussels and french fries, cheese plate and calamari for $6.00 . For wine enthusiasts, enjoy half-priced bottles under $90 every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. Fish also pours $4 well liquors, house wine and champagne at the bar for happy hour.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between John & Ann Streets
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking and parking garages are located on adjacent streets
A word from Fish
South Carolina's singular French Master Chef Nico Romo reimagines classic French cuisine with delicate Asian touches and unrivaled presentation at Fish Restaurant.

Featuring fresh-off-the-boat seafood and locally harvested ingredients, Fish's vibrant fare spans farm-raised meats, innovative dim sum, artisan cocktails and boutique wines. Small and large plates feature light fare, family-style bites and hearty entrees, alongside vegan and gluten-free selections. Fish is also a local favorite for Happy Hour Sunday through Thursday 4:30 - 8 PM.

Enjoy a warm, inviting ambiance inside this beautifully renovated 1837 Charleston single in the heart of the Upper King Design District. Luncheons, corporate events and group celebrations are welcome with gathering space in the Alcove or second floor private dining room and piazza overlooking Upper King Street.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were very happy with our visit. The staff was very attentive, the food was, as others have said, both creative and tasty. We finally decided that we were going to sit French style, i.e., next to each other instead of across the table from one another. Three other couples immediately did the same as we shared conversation over dessert. While we rated the restaurant as excellent overall, it was a bit too pricey, at least in our view."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our family went to dinner to review menu as a possible wedding venue; we were amazed. Food, staff, chef and manager were above and beyond expectations"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Six of us dined at Fish this week for the first time. The bar was active with a great combo and we enjoyed cocktails and music prior to our seating. We loved the menu and the extensive wine list. Each dish we ordered was perfectly prepared. The service was very attentive and our overall experience was outstanding. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I arrived alone and had their Basil Thai Cucumber Smash cocktail which hit the spot and then choose a Pouilly Fuisse for dinner. The dim sum appetizers were wonderful and the scallop entrée was excellent as well. I was joined by my wife for dessert. Service was impeccable. A great dining experience."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great place with French-Asian oriantated food, went there for dinner"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I highly recommend the dim sum for both appetizer and dessert. It was the perfect little sampling of everything delicious. There was nothing I tried that I didn't love. The service was wonderful and the food was even better."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Good was very good, very creative combinations bordering on slightly weird. Unfortunately, I think the French chef thinks he's still in Europe because the portions were quite small for the "large" prices charged. 4 people each had an entree, only one person had a dessert and we had the cheapest bottle of wine on the menu. The bill was $250!!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Every aspect of our dining experience was exquisite! Cocktails, appetizers, entree's and desserts - all were amazing. I can't recommend this restaurant enough. We wanted something special for my Birthday celebration and Fish exceeded our expectations. We've eaten at a lot of Charleston restaurants, but this was by far, the best yet. Thanks for a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Calamari was excellent; Tapa's were great; Cheese plate was not up to par with the rest of the meal."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Our dining experience at Fish was outstanding in every regard. The portions are perfect, and the small plates allow you to try some of their best items. Our server was extremely outgoing, knowledgeable of the menu, food preparation and wines. We tried a big variety of items and their wasn't one thing that wasn't exceptional. A must try when dining in Charleston."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Fish, and boy was I glad I selected it! I enjoyed scallops with grilled watermelon....OMG!! What a great combination. The staff was very FRIENDLY and made great recommendations."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "An asian take on seafood and a bit of a french twist as well. We enjoyed our meal and the service was great. The noise level is distracting, however."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "one of the best meals in Charleston. Outstanding execution, very fresh, unique preparations. The French master chef's influence is clear."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The deserts were pricey and did not meet our expectations"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We have now dined at Fish, Hanks, Hymans and Peninsula Grill and Fish was not comparable to Peninsula Grill or Hanks but MUCH better than Hymans. Had the Halibut special and it was rather bland"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Consistent & dependable w correct elements of 'new' each visit. Offerings are innovative and of high quality from small plates through desserts. The French - Asian fusion works and is well executed. Price point coapts w the environment. Go ... You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My daughter and I were treated to a fabulous and inventive meal at Fish. The dim sum allowed us to sample several interesting flavors - goat cheese panini, duck confit, escargot rangoon and croque madame... YUMMY! I had the special - wreck fish - due to recommendation by the waitress. Did not disappoint! My daughter had the scallops which were accompanied with grilled watermelon. Delicious! We both loved the inventive ingredients. Will definitely have my husband join me next time - Sunday, Monday and Wednesday are 1/2 price wine nights!!!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Start with a special cocktail -- this bartender knows what (s)he's doing. Apps and entrees are very good, particularly the farm-fresh herbal salad. Desserts are great, especially the stunning doughnuts. Very good quality for the price, too. We'll be back next time we're in Charleston for sure!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We dined on the 4th, with friends from out of town, the food is exquisite. Seafood options with accoutrements are delectable! I would absolutely recommend! I can't wait to go back for dim sum happy hour!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was really good. We all had fish - the grouper, wreck fish special and mahi mahi dishes were superb. The farm salad with goat cheese spring roll very nice. There were many things on the menu that I wanted to try. They have a dim sum app list and small plates so you could make it that kind of meal as well. We didnt have dessert bc we were so full. The service was perfect. The only thing I can complain about would be the noise level - it was pretty loud."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Up to par with what I'm used to in DC and NYC. If you are visiting Charleston and want fresh Fish come here top to bottom excellent."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We took a chance and had dinner at Fish for our last night in Charleston and were we sure happy we did! The menu isn't huge but is so varied that we had a hard time deciding, so our waitress made some great suggestions. We didn't like the first wine we ordered (by the bottle) and they graciously recommended another and brought it with no grumbling (and it was fab). The decor and atmosphere were top notch. The service was impeccable and the entire staff seemed dedicated to making sure we had a great time. Fish is a very special place that I would highly recommend for someone looking for a fancy night out in Charleston."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Everything was great! The prices are very reasonable for such a nice restaurant. The service was great but if you just want a glass of wine instead of the bottle you must specify. Will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Celebrating birthday, waited started us with complimentary champagne, very nice. Then things went down hill from there. Food came before having a chance to order a glass of wine, then brought wrong wine. It appeared he knew the people at the table next to us and gave them more attention.. The food was great, the service was poor. Had much better service at the other restaurants we visited that weekend."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I read the reviews and took advice of diners past.This was a wonderful dining experience.Service was great the food was great a would recommend to you!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Fish was an unexpected find...our dinners (scallops, fish of the day and the short ribs and various salads) were delicious and the waitress was friendly and informative."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We didn't enjoy it as much as we would have liked. I think we were just unlucky though and fell victims of a distracted chef who let our fish cook too long. Everything was good except for the fish. Unfortunate."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I had heard about this restaurant when I was on a plane to DC. The person sitting next to me had been at the Charleston Wine & Food Festival and told me this was the best restaurant they went to. Finally I was able to dine there this week and it did not disappoint. One of the best! I had the tuna tartare and then the flounder. My friend had the special with Triggerfish. Both entrees were excellent. Pricing was reasonable and we were there during half price bottle of wine night. All and all a wonderful dining experience...can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We needed a relatively quiet spot for a get acquainted dinner with my boss and this turned into a great find. It was quiet without being uninteresting, nice menu, excellent service, reasonable wine list and reasonably priced. I'm of the age I like to hear the conversation around the table and this was not a problem at Fish. We'll be back. even though there was plenty of tables filled around us."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Wife and I selected Fish for a pre-concert dinner. Last here several years ago, but last time wasn't overly impressed, hence the lengthy interval between visits. This, though, was an all-around pleasure. A couple of quiet and lazy glasses of wine at the bar, followed by a nice table in a beautiful room, then an absolutely superb dinner. My highlight was the crab curry soup, wife's was the bouillabaisse. Fish is back high on our list for future evenings in downtown Charleston."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Wonderful!! Made reservation for 6 online for my son's 27th birthday. We ordered drinks, appetizers, soup, entrees and every dessert on the menu and the price was good considering how much we ordered. Only one thing was bad. One of the appetizers was burnt but the server was quick to comp it with a dessert when we didn't care for a new appetizer. Everything else was absolutely fantastic. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have eaten at Fish several times and always have a perfect experience. I always recommend it to visitors to Charleston as a reasonably-priced, seasonally fresh seafood restaurant that never disappoints and Saturday's meal was no exception. Everything was wonderful and I will continue to recommend."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Fish is one of our favorite places for special date nights. The food is excellent, the service is outstanding and it is an all around great experience. We also gave it a great review on the FB page Datenight Low Country SC."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our fish was horrible, not what we were expecting! The service was average. What happened/ It is in a convenient location on king St., but we all received poor fish!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Was in town for the week visiting my parents who retired to C-town. Wanted a nice and quiet dinner with my wife, away from our 3yo jihadist princess. With free grandparent babysitting, we crowdsourced recommendations and Fish fit the bill. Why certainly not a "formal fine dining" kind of thing, it is very classy and comfortable. Wonderful departure from the current trends in white linen dining, the french/asian fusion fit the bill perfectly. The dim sum app was great for sharing, and the seafood was a hit all around. The swordfish was a beautiful piece of fish, and my wife will order cioppino/bouillabaisse if it on the menu. A great preparation. Friendly professional service and a good bar as well, this was an excellent choice."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "With so many "southern cuisine" places in Charleston, it's nice to find something like Fish offers -- Asian fusion, French and seafood. The dim sum appetizer was really tasty, the wine list French and California, service competent but not high end. Overall the food was very good. My fish was a tad overdone, as were the accompanying vegetables, but it was very good. I'd recommend this for anyone wanting a break from the ubiquitous fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food was hot and/or fresh. Our server was professional and knew the menu well. The food items were unique in selection and taste."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "It was ok service slow st first then just ok server very dry. Food was not ober the too but decent ok"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Enjoyed a divine dinner after a show at Pure Theatre. The evening was perfect. Food was wonderful. The curry crab soup is to die for!!! Service was exceptional!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I choose Fish to be part of our first time taking part in the Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston. A friend had previously dined at this restaurant, and recommended it to us. Both of us had a wonderful experience, our service was very good. Sarah helped us make some choices with our dinner selections, and she was right on with the menu. We have already recommended Fish to our friends in Mt. Pleasant, and my wife has definitely put Fish on our list of restaurants to return to. We enjoyed ourselves immensely, the portions of food was just right for us, and the desert was to die for. We are going back soon!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014