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6 Leading Charleston Sushi Restaurants For Pickup Orders

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The Charleston sushi scene has been slowly expanding over the years. Just a few years ago, there were many places in the Lowcountry to grab a California roll or rainbow roll, but less with fresh wasabi or rare delicacies like uni. Today, many sushi aficionados put Sushi-Wa Izakaya at the top, but there are a few other stops in town to quell nigiri cravings. Here are six restaurants offering takeout.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sushi Wa Izakaya

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1503 King St Ext
Charleston, SC 29405

Located next to food hall Workshop, Sushi Wa Izakaya offers some of the freshest fish around. Chefs Kazu Murakami and Chris Schoedler offer high-end sushi, chirashi, sake, and small plates in the intimate dining room or for takeout.

2. Kanpai

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1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Ste B9
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-4227
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Chef Sean Park puts the utmost care in every plate and seems to score the freshest catches around. Where else have you seen live uni on the menu? Mount Pleasant residence should definitely make a stop at Kanpai.

3. Hachiya Kyoto Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

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688 Citadel Haven Dr
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 571-6025
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Kyoto-trained chef Yuichiro “Junior” Takebata runs the sushi side of this Japanese steakhouse in West Ashley. He specializes in nigiri and sashimi, but Hachiya also offers an extensive signature roll menu as well. Takebata sources most of the fish he uses in his sushi bar from purveyors who order directly from Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.

4. O-Ku

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463 King St Ste A
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 737-0112
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Back when we were allowed to go out, O-Ku may was a major King Street hot spot, but it still commits to a solid sushi program. From the lemon and salmon roll to the otoro nigiri, there’s something for everyone.

5. Shi Ki

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334 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 720-8568
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Shi Ki is a quiet, quirky spot on East Bay Street. The long-standing sushi eatery is an intimate space to catch up with friends. The rolls are super fresh, the service is solid, and the sake is affordable. It's a no-frills night with raw fish and perfect rice.

6. Thai Elephant

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915 Folly Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 619-0181
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The place to go for "retro rolls," Thai Elephant satisfies the sushi needs of the James Island set. As reviewer Vanessa Wolf once said, "Charleston's cream-cheese, deep fried, extra sauce-loving sushi-philes may want to sit themselves down."

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1. Sushi Wa Izakaya

1503 King St Ext, Charleston, SC 29405

Located next to food hall Workshop, Sushi Wa Izakaya offers some of the freshest fish around. Chefs Kazu Murakami and Chris Schoedler offer high-end sushi, chirashi, sake, and small plates in the intimate dining room or for takeout.

1503 King St Ext
Charleston, SC 29405

2. Kanpai

1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Ste B9, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Chef Sean Park puts the utmost care in every plate and seems to score the freshest catches around. Where else have you seen live uni on the menu? Mount Pleasant residence should definitely make a stop at Kanpai.

1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Ste B9
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

3. Hachiya Kyoto Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

688 Citadel Haven Dr, Charleston, SC 29414

Kyoto-trained chef Yuichiro “Junior” Takebata runs the sushi side of this Japanese steakhouse in West Ashley. He specializes in nigiri and sashimi, but Hachiya also offers an extensive signature roll menu as well. Takebata sources most of the fish he uses in his sushi bar from purveyors who order directly from Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.

688 Citadel Haven Dr
Charleston, SC 29414

4. O-Ku

463 King St Ste A, Charleston, SC 29403

Back when we were allowed to go out, O-Ku may was a major King Street hot spot, but it still commits to a solid sushi program. From the lemon and salmon roll to the otoro nigiri, there’s something for everyone.

463 King St Ste A
Charleston, SC 29403

5. Shi Ki

334 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Shi Ki is a quiet, quirky spot on East Bay Street. The long-standing sushi eatery is an intimate space to catch up with friends. The rolls are super fresh, the service is solid, and the sake is affordable. It's a no-frills night with raw fish and perfect rice.

334 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

6. Thai Elephant

915 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412

The place to go for "retro rolls," Thai Elephant satisfies the sushi needs of the James Island set. As reviewer Vanessa Wolf once said, "Charleston's cream-cheese, deep fried, extra sauce-loving sushi-philes may want to sit themselves down."

915 Folly Rd
Charleston, SC 29412

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