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Kwei Fei Brings the Heat to James Island

A permanent home for the pop-up

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Popular pop-up Kwei Fei opened the doors on its permanent home yesterday. Located in the former Lot space at 1977 Maybank Hwy., the Sichuan restaurant helmed by chef David Schuttenberg brings much of the same menu that spice-seeking fans found at the pop-ups at the Daily.

Schuttenberg, formerly of Fish, started hosting Kwei Fei at the Daily last October. He brought the heat with lamb dumplings, Sichuan beef, la zi ji (chicken thighs, dried chilli peppers, spicy bean paste, garlic, and ginger), and more. He took over the 652 King St. space every Friday and Saturday with somewhat of a cult follow of spice seekers.

Now that the chef has a permanent space, Shuttenberg says that he plans to expand the Kwei Fei menu as the team grows into the space.

Kwei Fei is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., with plans for Sunday brunch in the future.

Kwei Fei [Facebook]