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Reservations made for outdoors are weather dependent. In the case of inclement weather, we will try to move your reservation inside, however, that is not guaranteed.
Wednesday: 11am - 9pm (reservations available from 4pm - 9pm)
Thursday: 11am - 9pm (reservations available from 4pm - 9pm)
Friday: 11am - 10pm (reservations available from 4pm - 10pm)
Saturday: 4pm - 10pm (reservations available from 4pm - 10pm)
Sunday: 4pm - 9pm (reservations available from 4pm - 10pm)
You can expect a casual, thoughtful design features highlighting Charleston and its rich history throughout. Burwell’s takes great pride in being approachable to all, with high craft memorable food, ensuring guests a warm and welcoming Charleston visit. Don't miss the Wagyu!
Best place to dine in the low country - South Magazine
One of Charleston’s “local favorites” - bon appetit grub crawl
Walk-ins welcome, Burwell’s popular bar is available for full menu dining
Plenty of parking near by
Focused on incorporating authentically Japanese flavors into the fare, O-Ku's menu is comprised of signature contemporary Japanese entrées and traditional sushi of the season reflecting the uniquely designed space. Guests can enjoy chef specialties including salmon usuzukuri, pork belly bao buns, coconut curry udon, and hakozushi - a box-style sushi. A wide variety of nigiri, sashimi and crudos are also available. The beverage program at O-Ku is a sophisticated blend of specialty cocktails, premium sake, bubbles, red and white wines and unique beer selections.
- JJennyGreater Boston •3 reviews5.0Dined 2 days agoMy friends and I had a wonderful evening at O-Ku! The food and service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.More infoO-KuPrice: Expensive• Japanese• Downtown Charleston•4.8
- OTOpenTable DinerGreater Boston •1 review5.0Dined 4 days agoThe server was extremely welcoming and the ambiance was exactly what we had hoped for - cozy, upscale but not pretentious. The decor and lighting were perfect. We each had a pasta dish and they were on par with the best meals we had when we visited Italy. If I lived in the area we would certainly make this our go-to spot for date night. Price was very reasonable given the quality of the food. Tiramisu was delicious too. Can’t think of a single thing we would change. We are here for a few nights and already made a reservation for another meal.More infoIndacoPrice: Moderate• Italian• Downtown Charleston•4.8
- RRRozRNew York / Tri-State Area •6 reviews5.0Dined 7 days agoThere were three of us. One person had the scallops. These were very small. Another had the bouillabaisse and found it to be excellent: Portion was plentiful. I has the chicken francaise. Huge portion served with Brussels sprouts. The Brussel sprouts were very good.More info39 Rue de Jean - CharlestonPrice: Expensive• French• Downtown Charleston•4.3
- FDFreqDiner57Washington, D.C. Area •18 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Had a lobster roll, very good! The french fries were very crispy, done just right. And my wife had the fried shrimp basket. She said it tasted very good as well. This is our second time eating there, both times good, our server was very attentive, and knew the menu. We enjoyed the dinner, and we will certainly be back.More infoThe Darling Oyster BarPrice: Moderate• Seafood• Downtown Charleston•4.7
- JKJanisKvipGrand Rapids / Western Michigan •13 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Friendly casual atmosphere with high quality food and great service. Well balanced meal and the carrot cake was to die for!More infoCoast Bar & Grill – CharlestonPrice: Moderate• Seafood• Downtown Charleston•4.3
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