A perennial favoriteDiscovered Fish many years ago and have watched it evolve. Have always loved it but this time around we were disappointed in the menu. Presentation was beautiful but I think that we've fallen out of love with Fish. Just too many great restaurants so Fish is on our 2nd tier list for now.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMnice evening outMade reservations the night before based on many positive online reviews. We arrived about 15 minutes early and they seated us at that time at a lovely table upstairs. The decor is so pretty and the food was delicious. I had the pad thai and it was very good. My friends had the small plates (which were indeed small but yummy, they said). Another friend had the lobster roll and fries with sriracha ketchup, also delicious. Another friend had a salad that was really good and seemed quite large. I have no negative comments at all. I can see how some people expecting large portions or cheap prices might be disappointed, but if you know what you're getting into, you will not be disappointed!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA Refreshing Lunch ConceptAt FISH, you're offered a choice of four main dishes, a protein, and a side, for $10. Order at the bar, get your drink and find a seat. Kitchen staff brings your meal, in short order. There's no traditional "table service." It's a refreshing concept for Charleston, where food prices have become somewhat outrageous. I enjoyed flash-fried tofu withan excellent pad thai. Very friendly staff. The host/bartender loaned me an employee's umbrella to go retrieve our umbrellas from the hotel, to cope with one of Charleston's pop-up thundershowers. The facility is nice, clean, casual, though worn in spots.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the stopThis is still one of the hidden gems of Charleston. Overall a great place with good food, drink and service.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as alwaysWe had an early dinner because of concert arrangements. The restaurant had AC problems just before opening. but they handled it so well by opening their private dining rooms and had them set up and opened within 15 minutes. It was still a great experience, and food delicious. Highly recommend Fish.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA great find in CharlestonMy wife and I went to Fish on a brief weekend trip to Charleston. We picked Fish based on other reviews on OpenTable and we were extremely pleased with our decision. We had the mussels and a selection of their "small bite" foods for appetizers. While all of it was good, the mussels were absolutely delicious in the sweet and sour broth they came prepared in. The portion size was generous for an appetizer as well. We both picked one of the nightly specials for the main course and both the black grouper and the mahi dishes were mouth watering. The portions were appropriately sized (and priced), not too large but enough to let you know you had eaten a great meal. Dessert was awesome too. We will definitely visit again when back in Charleston.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestaurantOur first time here, and we will be back. Excellent food, great service! We were more than pleased!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was zvwry good, as always.Food was zvwry good, as always. Waiter didn't seem well informed about the entrees. Just saidmtheynwere each "really good," which they were. Loved the dim sum appetizers.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMYou Gotta Try This Place...We took the outdoor seating which was a very nice atmosphere. Small plates were excellent and creative. Wine list very solid. All in all one of our favorite restaurant experiences in a very long time. Returned the next evening for wine and cheese at the bar.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousWonderful experience every time! Friendly, attentive service; fresh, locally grown or caught ingredients creatively prepared highlighting the synergy of the flavors without excess. I order something different on each visit and have never been disappointed.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time, and aWe had a great time, and a wonderful meal at Fish, as always.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a good meal!Heard about Fish from several of the "visitor guides" and it did not disappoint! Food was great and the service was excellent. The ambiance is a bit sterile. Definitely would go back.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined very early when theWe dined very early when the restaurant was almost empty. It may be different at a later time.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMfresh, delightful seafood dishesEvery time we go there we have a delicious, surprising seafood dinner in a friendly setting....love it.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good! Have been everywhereVery good! Have been everywhere in Charleston and this place tanks very high!! Great food!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood, excellent wineGreat seafood, excellent wine & bar selection. Have going for years, never let me down.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service!Staff could tell we were there to celebrate my nieces' graduation and they apologized for their lunch setup. They worked to upgrade our situation and give us great service along with an outstanding meal!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic FishMy wife and I had an excellent meal at Fish. The menu choices were a joy to read and finally experience. We enjoyed it so much we have reserved a table for our last night in Charleston.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur best Charleston mealI had the fish special, beautifully fresh Grouper.....simply prepared. I requested it with accompaniments served on the menu's flounder dish; turmeric and basil dumplings and rainbow spring vegetables. ( These dumplings are crazy yummy) The plate was beautiful, everything tasting fresh, bright, and light. I don't recall what my adult children had, but we all agreed it was delicious and our favorite meal during our 4 day stay..
The service was pleasant, knowledgeable, and capable.
Atmosphere pleasant, although it was very NOISY while we were there. In their defense, it was college graduation weekend and we had a table of 20 happy college students right next to our table which made conversation difficult.
I would recommend it highly.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGood FishThe food was good, innovative with a bit of an asian tint . The service was friendly, helpful and patient. I enjoyed it and would definitely return.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Sorry we waitedGreat food. Sorry we waited so long to try. So many decisions to make...5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent menu - love theExcellent menu - love the dim sum approach for appetizers.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMUnder-mentionedEntering this lovely space feels like looking underwater on a calm day -- soothing and soft colors with vibrant art on the walls and hanging from the ceiing -- shades of Farallone in San Francisco but very much its own place. My dinner was one of the nightly specials: 2 lovely chunks of perfectly crusted (no coating) grouper on a bed of avocado-coconut rice with bite-sized chunky roasted vegetables -- beets, carrots, asparagus. We arrived at 6:30pm and the restaurant was still quiet but as the dining room we were in filled, the noise level went up ... we could still hear each other at our table, thank goodness.
This place is a real winner -- for all.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bouillabaisse was outstanding.The bouillabaisse was outstanding. The seafood was very fresh and the coconut milk base had just the right touch of flavors to be sublime. Overall, a terrific meal. Thanks, Fish!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSomethings never change, ISomethings never change, I recently moved back to Charleston and I'm happy to report that Fish is still awesome. The Dim Sum is amazing, all of the Main Courses where awesome, service was great. Loved it and will definitely be back!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Charleston's under-appreciatOne of Charleston's under-appreciated restaurants. Every course exceeded our expectations. The Dim Sum appetizer was inventive and delicious as was the Dim Sum dessert. We both enjoyed the short ribs - very inventive presentation and absolutely delicious.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fairly early pretheaterWe had a fairly early pretheater dinner on a Saturday night. I had the daily fish special which was wonderful. My husband enjoyed his meal too. service was friendly.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFried mozzarella with capreseFried mozzarella with caprese salad was very good.
Short ribs also very good4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat an awesome experience.What an awesome experience. Nicole, our waitress was beyond outstanding, the lobster was the best I'd had and the desert was fabulous! Definitely a restaurant I'll go to again.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Fish to check outWent to Fish to check out their new spring menu and the only problem I had was trying to decide what to order! Love the dim sum approach to appetizers and desserts - perfect for sharing and sampling the talents of the chef. I went with a special featuring Triggerfish and totally cleaned my plate. Living in Charleston, I'm constantly asked where to get fresh, local seafood and I will definitely be pointing them in the direction of Fish.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood received was good, goodFood received was good, good presentation, adequate portion. However, items on the menu for a late evening supper were not available. We chose 3 bottles of wine off of the wine list before we found one that was available. The manager was very apologetic and did his best to make his establishment's deficiencies right.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe so enjoyed out luncheonWe so enjoyed out luncheon at Fish - the menu was very innovative and the food was excellent as was the service. Great place to start off an afternoon in Charleston as it is close to the visitor's center.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe inventive mix of flavorsThe inventive mix of flavors was amazing. The foie gras, duck combination was amazing. We tried the dim sum, the small plates, large plates and the scallops were fantastic. The vietnamese, french and fresh local seafood blended marvelously. Well executed.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLocated on King Street, oneLocated on King Street, one bock off Meeting (the main north/south street). It is in a busy part of historic Charleston. It is near the Visitor's Center parking garage which is a huge plus. It looks small from the sidewalk, but when you get inside, it is connected to the building next door, with a patio between. It is decorated in a historic theme. The menu is smaller. Mostly seafood, but a beef/chicken/duck item or two. We both had seafood and it was very good! Service was friendly, helpful and not too chatty. The food came out pretty quickly. A good wine list and a full bar. They were busy!
We hope to go back some day!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Fish expectingWe went to Fish expecting a lively place with a fun menu - especially liked the sound of the fusion dim sum items - and were pleasantly surprised by the superb quality of the food. One of our dishes was described as flounder from North Carolina, it was one of the best tasting fish dishes I have ever had at a restaurant and that includes five star fish restaurants in New York.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent menu, great specialityExcellent menu, great speciality cocktails, in the cool Upper King neighborhood. We were in Charleston on a very busy evening, and we were extremely happy to book a table here somewhat last minute.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were great.Food and service were great. Sarah, our server, was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiasic about the menu - no question she could not answer. We were seated in a quiet dining room on the first floor looking out onto King Street. Lobster roll a delicious bahn mi-like take on the New England standard. The "dim sum" were inventive, while small, they were just large enough for each of the 3 of us to have a bite. Although primarily a seafood place, we'd eated so much seafood we were starting to grow fins and scales, and I opted for the roasted chicken. Perfectly cooked, served with was was billed as quinoa, but looked more like couscous, and "peas and mushrooms" - black-eyed peas and wild mushrooms. Great combo. We'll be back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, fresh, top-qualityFantastic food, fresh, top-quality ingredients, creative and well executed. We had an excellent meal. Be sure to try the Dim Sum appetizer!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks for the adventureLOVE the inventiveness of the chef and the pastry chef. We love the adventure offered by our meal at FISH. the dim sum pork belly and duck confit were delightful. Lobster dim sum was relatively bland compared to the rich, deep flavors and umami of the meat. Bouillebaisse was wonderful and the figgy/piggy pudding was divine!! I cannot get over the inspired pairing of bacon, fig and yamasaki egg nog. REALLY? It was waaayyyy wonderful. I had a really nice deep red wine from Spain - garnacha or some such. Too bad we didn't feel like a bottle since they have half price bottles on certain week days.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love FISH and plan to goWe love FISH and plan to go there on every trip to Charleston! Tofu and fish entrees are divine! Beautiful presentation, love the variety of offerings and non-dairy accommodation e.g. roasted baby cauliflower w/ peas sans cheese. Striper was delicious, perfectly prepared, and the Pad Thai was excellent! Thank you!!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMinventive and freshMy dad, who is a southern traditionalist and had been hoping we would choose Hank's so he could order the fried seafood platter, proclaimed the curried crab soup "better than she crab soup, it has a better crab taste." That soup WAS amazing, as was the fun dim sum menu ($10 for 4 choices). I ordered the lobster tail, and it came with a deconstructed sweet potato ravioli and the spinach side was served in the empty lobster tail. It's inventive food that doesn't go over the edge, and everything tastes really fresh.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a Find!Our first dinner while visiting Charleston & it set the bar high! I had advised this was our first time away as a couple since becoming parents & my birthday week....we were seated at an intimate corner table, & greeted by a smiling and gracious Sarah. Everyone seemed genuinely happy we were there. The Clams and Fromage Du Jour started the evening out delectably. Sarah offered her opinion for a good bottle of white wine to our taste and -BONUS- it was 1/2 price bottle Monday! The menu is fresh and plentiful-from small to large plates there is something for everyone. For dinner we enjoyed Bouillabaisse & Scallops, leaving us full and satisfied. Although we passed on dessert, Sarah & the Manager brought a lit candle S'more Brulee - OMG, YUM!!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat an incredible menu.What an incredible menu. Love the fusion of French and Asian. The dim sum was an excellent idea as we had escargot, lobster, artichoke and crab in beautiful two bite tastes as an appetizer. The entre was also wonderful. This is a unique restaurant and worth every bite!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely go to Fish!This was my first time at Fish and we all loved it! The service was great. The ambience was fun. The food was wonderful. My party had the Tilefish, scallops, bass special and the naked fish. All were cooked perfectly and enjoyed by all of us.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery goodGreat quality and friendly staff. Check out the half price bottled wine nights, and you have a deal'!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was better thanOur server was better than excellent. even though we arrived at 5:30 she was prompt and goty us everything we needed in order to make a concert on time.12/1/2012 12:00:00 AM