Kiki & Rye

4.4
200 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A wood-fired restaurant awaits you just minutes from downtown Charleston.
From the same family that brought you Community Table comes a new dining experience like no other. A massive wood-fired oven is the centerpiece to a large, open concept kitchen as diners enjoy the flavors of coastal inspired fare and handcrafted cocktails. Our craft bar program features made-from-scratch ingredients and citrus which is squeezed-to-order for every single drink. Quality meets approach-ability at Kiki & Rye, Charleston’s favorite new culinary destination!

Offers

  • Party on the Pond - Sunday Funday!

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Brunch + Live Music + Artisan Fair Every Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Rye's Fishcamp

    Multiple dates available

    Tue 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Every Tuesday Night from 5-9pm featuring a specialty seafood menu alongside our regular menu
  • Kiki's Night Out

    Multiple dates available

    Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Every Thursday Specials 5-9pm Music 5:30pm-8:30pm $12 Smash Burgers Featured Drink Specials

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
What 200 people are saying
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PJMac
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PHENOMENAL! We were on vacation, celebrating our anniversary. The staff was so accommodating, from the time we walked in the door. We were even given a complimentary glass of bubbles. The food was awesome as well as the service. GREAT JOB Kiki and Rye!!!

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect cozy dinner. Kiki & Rye never disappoints. They think of everything! And the food is fantastic!

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Bays
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Food was awful. Pork had been microwaved and was nasty . Quinoa had no seasoning. Would not recommend!

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LindaW
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent first meal! Attentive service and creative menu. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb in every way!

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CHSfood
Charleston
43 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waiter was fantastic, I would like to dry dinner the menu looks fantastic. Lunch was great, martinis were right up to my standards. Great anniversary lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! The server and cook went beyond the call to adjust to a special order due to tooth sensitivity that required making a dish softer and it turned out perfect. Highly recommend this location and Community Table for lunch or dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great, but our service was just okay. They kept forgetting things and confusing the order. It was still a nice experience, and we'd try it again.

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KristinF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We wanted to love this place. They had a ton of staff on the SUnday morning we went. But, no one seemed to really care about great service... most of our food was luke-warm, even though they had all the staff and we were literally right beside the kitchen. We didn't feel like sending it back. My daughters Mac and cheese was good. So maybe breakfast just isn't their thing. Grits were crunchy and not creamy. It felt like they had just opened. I would try again, but for lunch or dinner maybe. Was hoping to find a close brunch place.

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vipGetouttaraleigh
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is lovely!

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GainesH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding with very high quality and presentation. Our server really seemed to enjoy his job and he got us in and out quickly so we could get to our daughter's rehearsal.

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tanina
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette party! We loved the burgers and the Brussels sprouts. Great service

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vipmichelle
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Need some gluten free options for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a pre-holiday friends get together at Kiki and Rye. Beautiful restaurant, great service, food was fantastic. We tried several of the starters, husband and I shared the duck dish which was delicious. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The restaurant is in a shopping center, but inside the ambiance and vibe is good. Service was extremely slow - we watched our Cuban sandwich sit under the heat lamp for 10 mins before it was brought to our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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TracyB
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of three girlfriends for dinner. We started with a Kiki cocktail and it was yummy! The menu is fantastic and so unlike the usual items you see on everyone else’s menu. We enjoyed the Korean shrimp, Brussels sprouts and shared the acorn squash entree. It was lovely as was the Oregon Pinot noir we had…one for dinner and one for dessert!
The service was great and the ambiance is so creative and warm. Love this place!!

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CHSFoodie
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is a great new add to the restaurant scene. Good food, great cocktails and a very warm ambiance.

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AmberD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We usually LOVE it there. But the risotto this night was terrible at best. I heard this from a friend of ours from night before, but I wanted the scallops that was with the risotto and I couldn’t believe they’d mess it up two nights straight. They did. HOWEVER…the manager took back the uneaten risotto and the owner/chef taught the new chef how to better make it brought out a huge beautiful bowl of new risotto. DELICIOUS!!! We are fans for life!

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vipLeslieD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I have not been to Kiki in Rye for a while now so I thought we would give it another try. Had a 6:00 reservation and as requested were seated outside on the covered patio area. Still love the vibe outside but unfortunately our experience was less than what we expected. We ordered three starters which came out quickly and were very tasty. Unfortunately our entrées did not follow for at least 30 to 40 minutes. One of our entrées was the scallop dish. After waiting so long for our dinner to come that entrée was horrible. The scallops tasted like ammonia and we’re not even cooked properly. The pumpkin risotto was hard and tasted like alcohol that had not been cooked out. The pork tenderloin dish was overly peppery and a bit dry but edible. The other two dishes at our table or the smash burgers which were OK but certainly not worth $18. We actually have reservations for Community Table on Friday night. I hope it is better than this was…
Leslie

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JenniferM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful place to go and to bring family and friends. We have never been disappointed with the service, food and ambiance of the place. It has become one of our favorite go to places!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great wait staff! Drinks are good too!

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JudithM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

accommodating staff, music too loud, adjusted speaker.
Food very good, generous portions.

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MailysL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

the food is good but as a French native, it does not meet up the standards I am used to concerning food

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vipSusanA
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent!

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RichardG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

superb menu and food preparation, acceptable noise level for conversation, service good but unsteady at times. a very pleasant dinner experience.

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CindyD
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We came early in the evening (530pm) They were already out of the shrimp appetizer that was the "happy hour special from 5-6" but did not offer a substitute. Then we replaced that request with the bruschetta, which they were also out of... so we settled on wings. (they were delicious)
We felt like we were bothering the waiter at times. Just a bit "snobby" ??
Main course was good, but brussels were dry on the ends and the "hoe cake" was soggy. Maybe think of a way to arrange the plate where that remains crisp, but the taste was yummy and the duck was cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience5

We waited 1 hour and almost 30 minutes for our appetizers. Food and apps came all together, no plates, no sauces, no dressing for salad, water refill etc. Waitress came back 20 min after food came to check in us, at that point we had eaten everything and wanted to leave. Emailed manager, waiting in a response.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful service, we were there 1 1/2 hours and still no food, or even told how much longer it would be.
We left, no idea how the food would have been.
Service, awful.
Hostess and waiter , not a word!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible terrible experience.
We waited over two hours for our food, it was cold and not cooked appropriately and then I had to ask for the manager for a half hour before she acknowledged me. Truly horrendous service. Will never return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and comfortable atmosphere. Service was vary attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Great service. Food was delicious!

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Jessie
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooooo good!! Yummy, fast, and the cutest place!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely wonderful.

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vipDebby
Charleston
96 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and food was delicious! The only complaint was the AC was incredibly turned low and it was cold ! Thank you

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MartiB
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I were looking for a restaurant in Mt. Pleasant. We were not familiar with Kiki & Rye, but the menu looked good so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed! Everything was delicious!. We had the pork belly appetizer. The smoked flavor made this dish. My son ordered the duck for his main dish and I ordered the pasta. In addition to thoroughly enjoying both our mains and our appetizer, the restaurant has great cocktails. We both highly recommend Kiki & Rye .

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KaileyL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary with our kids and we loved it!

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Renee
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best fish dish I have had in a long time!

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HannahM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal at Kiki & Rye! The food is always fabulous, especially the mussels (Please don't ever change them, they are they best in the city!)

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MariaL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and ambiance was amazing, unfortunately the service was not as good. We felt rushed all the time and it felt like we were not welcomed. We made reservations for 2:30 and the place closes at 3 on Sundays. They should not take late reservations if they will not be confortable with it. It is very uncomfortable to feel rushed when all you want is to enjoy and have a good time.

FAQs

Kiki & Rye offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 981-0312.

Kiki & Rye is rated 4.4 stars by 200 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.