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Roll With Your Homies Over To These Top Sushi Spots in Charleston

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Charleston is one of the best restaurant cities in the South the entire country. We’re pretty well known for our seafood, our bbq, and our comfort food. But there’s ONE type of food that’s on the underrated side. Sushi.

People go crazy for sushi. Rolls can be so pretty that sometimes it’s hard not to just stare. Sushi can be creamy, crunchy, hot, cold, spicy, sweet, pretty much whatever you’re in the mood for. Sushi rolls are (usually) healthy, inexpensive, perfect for sharing, and just down-right delicious, which makes it hard to not want it ALL. THE. TIME.

1. Locals Bar

Hence their name, Local’s Bar is a “local” favorite. Killer specials set them apart—from ½ off sushi to half off bottles of wine. Live music & an outdoor patio will make you pull off the road to check out this hoppin’ Mt. Pleasant sushi bar.Image Credit: Wasabi/Facebook

2. Wasabi of Mt Pleasant

A fun place for sushi AND a good deal? Yep, it’s possible. Wasabi’s large selection of hand-crafted and unique martinis are a fan favorite. Oh, and you can’t forget about their ridiculously cheap happy hour.

3. O-Ku

Looking for a nice place for dinner, O-Ku is hands down one of the best sushi places downtown. They are famous for their potato roll, rock shrimp salad, salmon lemon roll and miso soup. They have a large selection of fairly priced sake and an outstanding happy hour. Don’t miss this if you’re a sushi lover!

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4. Zen Asian Fusion

Here’s what to expect at Zen Asian Fusion: sushi towers, innovative cocktails, and bubble tea. YUM. Zen also offers flaming bowls and neat animals made from carrots and scallop shells. A great and affordable place to take the entire family.

5. Shiki

This little hidden gem is tucked away off of East Bay Street with surprisingly easy parking. If you’re in a hurry, this is the place to be because it’s super quick and super delicious. Don’t overlook the sashimi, nigiri, and fish!Image Credit: Shiki/Facebook

6. Osaka Asian Bistro

Right off the West Ashley bridge on James Island is an authentic sushi place with a great atmosphere. Freshness and consistency are what Osaka is most well known for. It’s a super convenient stop on your way to or from Folly Beach.

7. Bushido Japanese Restaurant

Want a casual sushi night out? Bushido is a great place for just that. The food is great, the service is quick and friendly – what else could you ask for? Head to Magwood Drive for this tasty Asian cuisine.

To find the top 25 list or contribute your vote for your favorite local places, download the Taste app for IOS. Foodies love it and locals need it. Instead of picking places you might not like, Taste, makes it simple to find the best places around town!

Other apps leave you searching through reviews trying to find the best spots, while Taste gives you the top picks in your area from locals and their ONE favorite.

What’s even cooler is that you get to have an opinion too! If you have a favorite place in one of the categories, it gets 100 points in the ranking. Also, if you love one category and are visiting it a lot, the weight of your ranking increases in points.  

Don’t waste time trying to find a great restaurant, go where the locals go. Click here to download the FREE app for iOS devices.

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