843 KOREAN BBQ & SUSHI HOUSE

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$30 and under
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Korean
We transcend the norm of Asian Cuisine in Charleston by fusing new innovative and interactive art of Korean barbeque right at your table. Watch as your meat, vegetable, and seafood sizzle and caramelize before your very eyes. We want to offer you an experience you will truly never forget, with an array of complex flavors that will give your palate a new perception in taste. We also offer beautiful edible sushi unparalleled, crafted by chefs who have devoted their lives to the art of sushi.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing time as always. Great place for friends and family to enjoy a great meal and fun times

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B
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interactive good experience

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SO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite places in Charleston- I always eat on the grill side. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Flavors are amazing and customize-able so great for people with different palates!

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MH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The sushi is great but the service is always so slow.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers day

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C
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Taylor was our server and he was great. He was knowledgeable about the wine (apparently they do staff taste testings regularly) and attentive to our table without feeling like we were being interrupted. Food was terrific- we had the Korean BBQ and the Bulgogi was by far the best meat, but the spicy pork was a close second. We stayed and had a drink at the bar after dinner, too. It's a fun experience unlike any other in the Charleston metro area and would highly recommend.

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BA
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic meal!

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ER
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I was disappointed with my entree. I was seeking an exciting dish, so I asked our server for advice. He of course suggested THE most expensive entree on their menu, (short ribs). I took his advice and ordered it. When it arrived it looked delicious, but the meat was way over cooked. It was left chewy and inedible. Prior to ordering this he assured the meat would fall off the bone. Nope, didn’t happen, the over cooked meat was fused to the bone. It was unpleasant. I sent it back, and a new plate arrived afterwards only this time, only some of the meats were tender, and the spicy kick I had previously requested with my original meal was not there. I was disappointed and expected someone from management to speak with me about sending the plate back but it didn’t happen. I think that’s poor management, my total bill was $120 so it’s not like I was asking for a free meal. I simply like to hear an “I’m sorry” for the inconvenience. I do pay for the experience...none of their actions are out of the kindness of their heart. I’m never returning and I don’t recommend it based on my experience.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, everything is so fresh and delicious! Wish I lived in Charleston so I could dine there more often. We will definitely be back the next time we are in town! 5-Stars!

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J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun time. Felt skimpy on the bulgogi amount. Something was wrong with the music speakers. Excellent waitress. Sushi was delicious.

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RS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

This was my 4th time eating at 843 and a few things have changed. Each time we were seated at the grilling table, which has always been an enjoyable experience and worth the cost of the food. This time the food for the grill was subpar and not very plentiful.
Pros: Still a fun way to entertain guests. Our server was great. He was entertaining and knowledgeable.

Cons: One of the meats we chose was Pork Belly. The past 2 times this has been a quality cut, very thick with a lot of meat. This time we were served very fatty bacon...it was thin and 3 times more fat than meat. Even after cooking it, it was not edible. The Korean Bulgogi was tasty, but not enough to feed 3 people, even though we cooked it last. Drinks were EXPENSIVE...$8 to $11 each, and it took 25 minutes to get our drinks.

Bottom line: What used to be a great experience and worth the cost has changed. High drink prices, small quantities of food, and lessor quality of food has made this restaurant not worth the money. For 5 people, our FOOD bill alone was $240. 5 drinks added another $43. Definitely not worth $300.

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Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were very impressed. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. I had the BimBap with tofu & the green dragon roll as an appetizer. We were in the “Traditional” seating section. I had dined previously on the other side, and that was fun too.

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MC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Servers were very attentive. They kept coming by to see how everything was every five minutes. We appreciate having an attentive server, but it became annoying after several interruptions within a short period of time. Would like to try the Korean BBQ next time.

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time going and I would definitely go again. Great service our server was great and very helpful. Food was amazing 👍🏻👍🏻

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L
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant and food are amazing! The staff was very knowledgeable and nice! We came to celebrate our anniversary and it was a perfect evening! Thanks Davis and staff!!

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and excellent! We come often because of the service and you guys are the best!

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d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dining experience at 843. The staff is super friendly and the food was excellent.

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S
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch. I surprised my sister with a new experience for her. We loved it an the food was delicious.

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RC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our Anniversary on Monday and our first time at 843 Korean BBQ. At first my wife was a little apprehensive, but warmed up once we started eating. We had a great time. Staff was so friendly and not just our server, the whole staff. I’m a restaurant manager, and they were amazing!!! I want to repeat that, AMAZING! I live for spicy pork, it was so good. I was eating food I don’t normally eat: kimchi, sprouts...All you people in Opentable world reading this should make 843 Korean BBQ a priority if you live in or if you’re visiting SC.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was very warm, welcome and nice

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SW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Honestly, if you love Korean food, you have to go, This place is completely awesome! My wife and I wish we had found it sooner, but we go as often as we can. If you haven't been you have to go! love it!

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VS
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Would 10/10 recommend 843 to any who's looking for that authentic Korean BBQ experience or just some awesome sushi! The service is the best around and they treat you like family! Can't rave enough about this place!

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CS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is simply amazing and a very good value for you money however, one star was lost to cleanliness and waiting times.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat

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K
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time there and the server was very helpful and nice.

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G
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had an excellent time at 843. It was our first time ever trying Korean BBQ and we are from out of town. We had some trouble getting seated (got moved twice), but once we sat down, Jimmy was a great server/cook. He was personable and very knowledgeable. Would definitely visit again whenever we come back to Charleston. Also, my partner said the prickly pear punch was great!

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n
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were thoroughly impressed with 843 Korean BBQ. Our server Gigi was great! She was very attentive and didn't mind answering the many questions we had as it was our first experience. We would definitely recommend. Well worth the price paid.

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CF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our visits at 843! The service is excellent and attentive! The food is always delicious! The portions of food is always large and take-home boxes are always necessary!

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S
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time doing Korean BBQ and can’t wait to go back. The best service and so helpful with the cooking process and how to order. A special shout out to Liz that guided us through this experience. Don’t hesitate to make a reservation for 2 or more and be assured you will love it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sushi was awesome, brisket had way to much fat on it and was hard to chewy.

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RA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating at a Korean BBQ restaurant. Delicious food and a lot of it! We will plan to come again. Thank you!

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D
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Delicious food! Our server did a great job with explaining and suggesting menu options that worked best for our party of 4 experiencing the Grill Room for the first time! Will absolutely be back!

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n
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service !!! Thet really went above and beyond!

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B
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

My girlfriend and I have been here previously with a fantastic experience this time not so much. We made the reservation online and were seated very quickly. Very shortly after being seated I overheard what appeared to be maybe two hostess discussing how we didn’t have a server. One of them came over after walking away and told us a server possibly Ms. Janet or Janice would be our server for the evening. We had already been waiting a while so we placed our orders with her which was the BBQ essentials and Rivers Ave sushi roll. We had no interaction from other members of the staff for over 20 minutes. We were gathering our things to leave because the only thing we had received was the water. The hostess not server came over and explained sushi was half off and the chefs were backed up causing the delay. I was empathetic to that but upset I was not made aware of the special. After noting we had been sitting there for a while she brought out our BBQ and that’s when I served appeared. She rarely addressed up and was putting all the meats on the grill before we were ready. It felt like we were being rushed out even tho the delay was no fault of our own. After this experience I’ve had my fair share.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a lot of fun

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I rove it!! Service was fan-fkin-tastic! Food was delicious. Thinking about it is makining me hungry.. brb

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The spring rolls and dumplings were delicious. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get into the Korean bbq room. The waiter was great and knowledgeable.

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DC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit for my husband and me Jimmy was a phenomenal waiter explaining the menu and everything the restaurant offers we will definitely be back with family and friends when they come into town

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SW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It has been a long time since i had really great, genuine Korean food. I would like to say my wife and I truly enjoyed it. We will come again and hope to find more varieties of Kimchi and fresh garlic to go with the meals. It brought me back to my days in Korea :) Thanks so much! - Steven & Cole

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1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Birthday dinner

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