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442 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6230 (Between John & Ann Streets)
+1 843-722-3474
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: A warm contemporary and inviting space, Fish resides in a beautifully...
A warm contemporary and inviting space, Fish resides in a beautifully renovated, 1837 Charleston home in the heart of the Upper King Design District. South Carolina's singular French Master Chef Nico Romo reimagines classic French cuisine with delicate Asian touches and unrivaled presentation at Fish Restaurant. Our always-changing menu showcases the finest local and sustainable ingredients, resulting in fresh and flavorful dishes that engage and inspire. Featuring fresh-off-the-boat seafood and locally harvested produce, 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. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails at the lively bar - a local favorite for weekday happy hour.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 153
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    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
excellent

Try the tuna tartare with creme fraiche. We tried 5 different small plates and they were all excellent. The place was packed but the service was still enthusiastic, informative and engaging. Sit at the bar and try the mimosa. Don't be afraid to ask for gluten-free variations they happily... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
aaronds
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watertown, CT
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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265 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
watertown, CT
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Try the tuna tartare with creme fraiche. We tried 5 different small plates and they were all excellent. The place was packed but the service was still enthusiastic, informative and engaging. Sit at the bar and try the mimosa. Don't be afraid to ask for gluten-free variations they happily accommodated and the results were excellent.

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mt pleasant
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful,tastey, fish...of course! Nice atmosphere. Would like to see more "green-type" salads though. Good wine list. Trout dish was exceptional. Interesting fried bread. Yes you could tell the restaurant had a French flavor. Nice friendly service but a "tad" slow. I would go there again and again. Nice change to the high market restaurants classically found in Charleston. I'm hooked.

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Toronto, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant in mid town Charleston. The service was very good. We started by sharing the dim sum - we particularly liked the quail egg. For mains, we had the scallops and the "naked fish" - the scallops were perfectly done. The naked fish is a lightly grilled fish but the best part is that you... More 

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St. Marys, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It was food and wine week in Charleston so when we were late for our reservation I thought it would be a real bust. I called and was told they would work it out--and they did. Not only that but on arrival I asked for a quiet table--the bar was a real buzz. Not only that, when friends called and... More 

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Eckman
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133 reviews 133 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We did the absolutely excellent "Pole to Plate" day during the 2015 Charleston Wine + Food Fair, which included a truly unique and fun half day of fishing with a local fisherman and Chef Nico Romo off the Isle of Palms in the morning (with wine and lunch on board as we fished and learned about the local fish &... More 

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Raleigh
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Fun place to go have some cocktails and enjoy good food. They have a nice happy hour food menu that is really good. We usually eat here when we are in town. They make great cocktails. They have live music some nites. Check with them

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great happy hour experience. We were sat by the hostess, Corinne. She was so sweet and knew so much about charleston. We were waited on by Will at the bar. Such a great guy. very friendly. The food is delicious and the service amazing. Will be back. Especially for their great happy hour prices. Fresh fish and other delicious bites.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

First visit and we couldn't get past the small plates. This is definitely a place to visit if you're visiting Charleston or if you live there. It definitely upscale without the snobby prices. We wanted to try so many things but settled on the small plates so we could try several. Definitely the way to go.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Both my husband and I enjoyed our meal at Fish. Service was good as well. I had the "Spa" drink and it was fantastic. I read a review about the trout before we went and it didn't disappoint. I'd recommend the restaurant. We made a reservation through Open Table and our table was ready when we arrived.

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Putnam Valley, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My bride insisted on fish last night. I reluctantly went along. I was very happy I did. By far the best dinner sans beef I have ever had. Service was excellent. We will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 442 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6230
    (Between John & Ann Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-722-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 45
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Description

A warm contemporary and inviting space, Fish resides in a beautifully renovated, 1837 Charleston home in the heart of the Upper King Design District. South Carolina's singular French Master Chef Nico Romo reimagines classic French cuisine with delicate Asian touches and unrivaled presentation at Fish Restaurant. Our always-changing menu showcases the finest local and sustainable ingredients, resulting in fresh and flavorful dishes that engage and inspire. Featuring fresh-off-the-boat seafood and locally harvested produce, 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. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails at the lively bar - a local favorite for weekday happy hour.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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