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Folly Newcomer Deemed ‘a Bit of a Mess’ by Critic

Wiki Wiki Sandbar gets one star for food

A plate from Wiki Wiki Sandbar
Jonathan Boncek
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

Although it’s decorated like a tropical vacation fever dream, Wiki Wiki Sandbar fails to inspire Post & Courier critic Hanna Raskin. She states, “Beachgoers who jam the indoor-outdoor complex this summer will likely be too besotted by rum and portholes framing internally lit pufferfish to notice, but Wiki Wiki’s dishes and drinks are a bit of a mess.”

The crab cake sandwich is dry, the Spam katsu is too salty, the salad is wilty, the fries are lukewarm, egg rolls are greasy, the tuna tempura sandwich is too sweet, the poke is overdressed, and the macaroni salad “has a lifeless texture and bland character that usually requires mass production to pull off.”

It’s not all doom and gloom however, as Raskin notes toward the end of her review that the menu recently went through updates and the Spam katsu is gone and, “[e]ven the mussels, seated in a buttery ginger broth, seemed plumper with the restaurant drifting back on course.” Perhaps by summer, Wiki Wiki will have caught up with expectations.

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Wiki Wiki Sandbar

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