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“Sushi lounge at Ocean Room” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Room at The Sanctuary

Ocean Room at The Sanctuary
One Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
843-768-6253
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Cuisines: Sushi, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Forbes 4-star/AAA 4-Diamond Ocean Room at Kiawah Island Golf Resort specializes in an unparalleled steakhouse experience. Chef Nathan Thurston and team have sourced the finest meats obtainable from artisan and local cattle ranches. Dishes include both wet and dry-aged grass-fed steaks and chops as well as items for the non-meat eater. The décor reflects a classic “steakhouse” ambiance including the elegant lounge furnished in mahogany and leather to enhance this incomparable oceanfront dining room.
Washington, DC
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“Sushi lounge at Ocean Room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

The sushi lounge is a first come, first serve bar area immediately outside Ocean Room at The Sanctuary. If you are looking for a table for 2, check to see if one of tables with the oceanview happens to be available - very romantic! Otherwise, the ambience is not what you expect for sushi. I don't mean that in a bad way, but it's a very formal lounge that oozes old world southern hospitality. Onto the food.... The sushi is extremely fresh, and very tasty, but not traditional (the spicy tuna had benne seeds, the low country roll had fried green tomatoes, lump crabmeat, and ham -amazing!). They have truly amazing cocktails and an extensive wine list. The service is unparalleled, albeit a little pricey ($145 for 2, including 3 cocktails & sake).

Visited September 2013
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Delicious Food - Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is the type of restaurant that you go to on special occasions or if you really want to impress someone. The food was prepared to perfection. The service was top notch. Just being in the Sanctuary Lobby makes you feel like you have gotten away from the crazy world. We enjoyed a cocktail at the bar in the lobby. Beautiful views of the great lawn and ocean. Plan to make a night of it and just relax and enjoy. I suggest you make reservations.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carolina shores NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A Touch of Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Service was excellent as well as the food. The menu matched our needs,the portions were fine, but overpriced.

Visited August 2013
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Can you say special....?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We celebrated my mothers 75th birthday and it was just perfect. The service was not only good it was sincere. They made her feel like the special person that she is. The filets were very tender and my NY strip was just how I liked. The wine list is expensive but wonderful and fitting for a special occasion. Bravo Ocean team.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great five course meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Very fancy, loved it , romantic for birthday dinner. Excellent food, cheese plate, beautiful ocean view. On par with some great NTYC restaurants I've been too.

Visited October 2012
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