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Shi Ki

334 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
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Ranked #46 of 735 restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Asian fusion
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: Downtown
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We went on a Monday night, so they weren't busy. The hostess took the time to chat us up and give us recommendations on the house specialties. Beautiful presentation and really tasty.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Without a doubt the best sushi in Charleston. I have tried them all and this is the one. If I order to go it is a 20 minute ride where I pass several other sushi restaurants. I do that because it is worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Don,t expect fancy , do expect great sushi with quick friendly service. Off the beaten past, redeveloping area on East Bay, but very nice, beside Rite Aide. Enjoy as we did!

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Charleston, SC
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was not my first time in Shi Ki, but it was the first time that I tried their Sushi Boat For Two. It was Amazing! Their sushi is always so fresh and so well prepared and I was not surprised at all at the high quality of the boat. Get it for 2-3 people and you can sub out... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Read several good reviews about Shi Ki and am always in search of good sushi, so I thought we'd give it a try. Very glad we did. The sushi supreme was amazing. The rice was delightfully vinagered, the raw fish very fresh and the presentation was lovely. The Aji, spanish mackarel, my favorite, was sublime. The Red Bean ice cream... More

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This place was fantastic! We walked in but didn't have to wait. It was nice be able to drive right up to the front door--b/c it's not on the main strip (but not far off). It's a small family owned restaurant, and the husband (chef) and wife (hostess/waitress) were very attentive and happy to talk to us throughout our meal.... More

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Troy, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I knew this restaurant from here during my first time visit at Charleston. It's not a big restaurant but it's very clean and attractive with wonderful sashimi and roll. And their Taiwanese staff lady is very nice and warm hearted!

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This restaurant is a bit out of the way of the usual tourist spots in Charleston, but it is well worth the trip. The chef takes pride in making sure all the fish is high quality and the service is exceptional. My personal favorite is the special crunch roll--the combination of asain pear and tempura flakes is delicious! I also... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Escaping from the madness that is downtown Charleston in summer, we walked about a mile to the little East Bay shopping center to find Shi Ki. We had made a reservation for 7 pm on Saturday night and walked in to find this little restaurant empty, except for the owners. The reviews had been excellent, so we sat down and... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Shi Ki is one of the best kept secrets in Charleston, but for sushi, it is the freshest, most authentic, and delicious place I have found. It is nestled away in the corner of a small shopping center on East Bay, near the corner of Calhoun. The same gentleman is always behind the bar skillfully preparing all sushi orders. It... More

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