Industry vet Karalee Fallert (Taco Boy, The Park Cafe, The Royal American, Monza, and Closed for Business) will bring some South Pacific flair to Folly Beach with the forthcoming opening of Wiki Wiki Sandbar.
Opening at 106 East Ashley Ave. in late July, Wiki Wiki Sandbar will have five rooms with different themes and works from local artists. The restaurant/bar will include: the Octopus Bar with works from Jeff Kopish, the Diorama Room with works by Hirona Matsuta, the Sunset Room with “a sunset-inspired Venetian plaster design” by Suzanne Allen, the Wave Room with a sculpture made of Japanese glass floats, and a tiki bar on the top floor.
Jason Dupree (formerly of Rue de Jean) will be the executive chef. The menu draws from Hawaiian and Southern cuisine.
Expect South Pacific-themed dinners, festive drinks, live music, and weekend brunch served in each unique space. Think slow-roasted pork, a pu-pu platter, and Spam sliders.
Beverage director Xan McLaughlin’s menu will feature tropical tiki drinks — including the iconic Dole Whip.
Look for Wiki Wiki Sandbar to open before the end of summer.