Fish
Fish

Fish

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fishrestaurantcharleston.com/
  • Phone: (843) 722-3474
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Bar: Monday - Sunday 4:30 pm - until
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic, 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, 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) 737-9235x
  • 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: 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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Fish reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (132)special occasion (83)romantic (62)neighborhood gem (61)good for groups (50)notable wine list (49)vibrant bar scene (34)hot spot (32)great for outdoor dining (19)late-night find (17)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Relaxed, attentive and reasonably priced. Everything was delicious but different
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    HighlandmikeVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our dinner at FISH was our favorite of the weekend. Excellent food, nice atmosphere and friendly service. We would definitely recommend and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals I ever ate
    MrsMarronVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The restaurant is set up in an old house, yet it is elegantly decorated and extremely inviting. The cocktails were out of this world, the dim sum was to die for, and the entrees were not enormous portions so we were able to finish our food without feeling overly stuffed. We skipped dessert but I had another cocktail! That's how good they were. We highly recommend this restaurant for a fine meal and dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will return
    MWK1313VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We arrived to find this young man playing music in the bar. He was so entertaining and fun. The service, food, and ambiance were all above average. It seems counterintuitive to order short ribs at a placed named Fish, but, they were recommended highly and I was not disappointed. We also had a delicious salmon dish, tasty tuna tartar, and crispy calamari. We would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • not fishy - it's FISH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    this place is a great "go to" place in charleston. our table ordered scallops and the special sheepshead fish for entrees. both were exceptional in terms of taste and presentation. desserts were a bit disappointing all around. we were a little surprised about the desserts considering they have two dedicated pastry chefs in house. despite the disappointing desserts (which were presented well but just didn't taste good), the meal was still quite good. i wouldn't hesitate to recommend Fish and would guess that it was just an off day in the pastry kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fast and good
    purplejasmine
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Lovely little spot near the Visitors Center. Food was excellent, particularly the chicken cordon bleu which was outstanding. We were in and out in less than an hour although we were in no hurry. Gave us time to have a gelato at a nearby spot on St. John though so no harm done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    disasterVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This is consistently one of Charleston's best, without the overblown egos of some of the others. I have dined here about ten times in the last three years and its always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    After reading great reviews, and after having a spectacular experience at Wild Olive on Johns Island, my wife & I relatively y disappointed by FISH. The food was fine, but comparatively meager in quantity and quality to WO. The service was competent and friendly if a tiny bit slow, but the ambiance was cold. We would not return and I'm afraid we would not recommend it.
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  • Fish has dim sun
    alwaysthere1VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Dim sin was great especially escargo. With wild mushrooms
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    Escott
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food at fish was incredible. I was blown away by both the quality of each dish and how they were prepared- the flavor combinations were delectable and everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local13
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Wonderful menu and delicious food, served by attentive staff. Noise level became very loud by the time we left, but obviously popular. will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meticulous care
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The fish served was sauced, cooked and served with attention to detail and flare. Great ambiance as well, even for a town known for its restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant!
    Thom
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fifth visit, never disappointed! Interesting menu, every item ordered was delicious and perfectly prepared. Our split app - calamari - was as good as we have ever had. Entrees: scallops and grouper wonderful. No room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still great
    Lizbeth
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food is excellent and always a new cocktail or menu item to try with no disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    Nclady
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was great dinning and good was awesome. It was definitely a good find. Service was great at first but then our waitress disappeared. They did treat my husband awesome for his birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Foodiemom
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Great experience from beginning to end. Lovely atmosphere, friendly & helpful staff, delicious food. Just a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    AnnhVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Fish. The food was fantastic and the service was very good. I had the NC trout which melted in your mouth. The combination of flavors was great. Would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious new menu
    melred50
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our server, Rashad, announced that we would be ordering from a new menu. Well it was fabulous! We started with an order of Dim sum, calamari, and duck pate for the table. Our favorite was the calamari cooked in a tempura batter and served with a sweet chili glaze. So yummy! The seafood entrees tasted very fresh and cooked to perfection. Our table enjoyed the pan seared scallops with a coconut sauce and grilled snapper with delightful goat cheese dumplings. Excellent service and food. The only negative was the loud music. We were early diners and had difficulty talking over the boastful sounds. Overall, we will certainly return and recommend others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    Grace
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here and it was a good meal but not the best ever. We started with dim sum and all were delicious- my favorite was duck confit. Then, I got the scallops- delish and my husband got the sous vide lobster- he was disappointed that the coconut sauce wasn't cooked in the sous vide with the lobster because it was bland. Both entrees didn't have much on the plate as far as sides. The dessert dim sum was THE BEST with 4 sampler bites. They were very accommodating for our anniversary, but I would skip entrees and just get apps and dessert next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    eatout
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Chose this restaurants on the excellent reviews. My food, the merquez stuffed quail was relatively tasteless. I couldn't taste any difference between the mashed merquez and the quail. It was just a mish mash. The rest of the plate was forgettable. Would not bother eating here again
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  • We loved it!!
    ahz2403
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We joined a couple who live part-time in downtown Charleston and frequent many of the restaurants. We all were so delighted with Fish. The swordfish, scallops and boullibaisse plates were so good and the two gentlemen loved the tuna tartare. Service was also perfect...right there and attentive, but not hovering. We will go back...soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Carolina
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent restaurant!!! Have already recommended to friends. We will be coming back....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!!
    Chiron
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I was with a group of five this past weekend and I truly enjoyed my meal. I had the snapper and got to taste the scallops and the grouper. All were delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good!
    Luvwsdining
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was awesome! Service was attentive and the wine list was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SF vs SC
    Watystable
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Living in the Bay Area gives us many choices for seafood. I always look forward to South Carolina seafood menu. The fish will always be my top choice when I come to Charleston.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great value
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Our two day visit to Charleston included stops at several highly rated restaurants. Janet's appetizers (tuna tartare and grilled artichoke) were tasty but very small for the price. My scallops were also tasty but small. The presentation with both were quite lovely. Avoid the bar area which was very noisy, which we did. Service was good and the atmosphere was nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic dining experience
    bvhgastronomy
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We've dined at some of the most famous Charleston restaurants this week and we both agree that the food experience and service at Fish was the most memorable. The chef knows how to combine flavors which have your taste buds yelling for more! The dim sum of 4 choices was perfect, the scallop entree was cooked to perfection and the braised beef was presented sliced and tasted like the best tender filet mignon. The potato sticks with bacon bits and a sweet spicy dipping sauce complemented the flavors of the meal. Our server was welcoming, friendly and made sure the timing of courses from drinks to desert was perfect. You don't want to miss this dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Very Enjoyable Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We enjoyed our experience at Fish. The service was outstanding with our server always being at our table at the right time. This was especially note worthy because she was serving a large party at the same time as us. We each had the Scallops which we thought were outstanding. The Peach Epiphany dessert was a perfect way to finish. Although the wine we had was excellent, we would recommend that there be some more moderately priced wines added to the wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    trustme
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our food was great. Highly recommend. Waiter was not the best, but I would rather have good food and bad waiter than the other way around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boz62
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Menu selections were diverse and difficult to choose from. Food interestingly and well prepared. Our server, likely relatively new, was not well versed on preparations and specials. Overall, a good choice for an interesting and delicious evening.
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    fit for foodies
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  • DVanVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had very nice dinner at Fish. Food and service was very good. Only downside was menu is mainly seafood. Having said that, if that is what you are looking for (which we were), it is an excellent choice. Would return.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Consistently my favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was fabulous; Will was fabulous and I loved every aspect of my experience there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Way to end restaurant week!
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We enjoyed several 3 for $30 meals this week as part of Charleston restaurant week. The total experience at Fish clearly stood out for us as the best. While they scaled back slightly on portions, I'm glad they did so we could enjoy perfectly sized plates. The tuna tartare was excellent and the artichoke very good as well. The scallops and the snapper entrees were fabulous. The peach epiphany and ban moh deserts were yummy. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • finally food with a spice
    dave
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Moved here 9 months ago. Food is good but nothing over the top. Finally food with flavor. Spices flavor. Good southern food in Charleston, but nice to eat world food. Having lived in several areas in the world, appreciate flavors. Went during restaurant week so hope this is the standard. If you like food with flavors, don't miss this one in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TLDiningout
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The entire dinner was prepared and presented beautifully. The calamari was probably the best I have ever had. It was fried to perfection and seasoned perfectly. Can not wait to go back. Thank you for a wonderful evening and meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Dinner Out in a Long Time
    bdaydinner61
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    i used to do the Trade Show Circuit a few year back and had dinners out in most of America's major cities. This dinner experience @ Fish ranks up there as the second best I've had, behind Chicago. Granted I was with my wife of 41 years and we were celebrating her 61st birthday (can't get any better than that) it was a most enjoyable night. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    wonderful setting, great food...none of us crazy about the "bread"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • colecourt
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a great experience at FISH during Charleston Restaurant Week. Great food, service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    KenD
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Some of the food was delicious. 2 of the appetizers were inedible. The artichoke heart was very tough and chewy. The tomato and mozzarella salad had bits of horribly offensive tasting seaweed. Both dishes were ruined. The server left our glasses empty for 20 minutes. I would not recommend Fish.
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  • Excellent Experience
    Khbuck
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I have eaten at Fish twice recently and both times had exceptional service and food. The first time I went with a large group of friends and not only were we quickly seated and served, but the setting was perfect for dinner and conversation. Both times the good was phenomenal. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant for a small or large group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.