The long-awaited Wiki Wiki Sandbar is now open at 106 East Ashley Avenue on Folly Beach.
The restaurant and bar in Folly Beach, SC, is from Charleston restaurateur Karalee Fallert, who is also behind Taco Boy, The Park Cafe, and The Royal American, and her business partner April Bennett.
Executive Chef Jason DuPree has created a menu that offers slow-cooked meats accompanied by sides including rice, macaroni salad, greens, and starchy root vegetables.
The restaurant says stand-out dishes include the grilled kona kampachi, a variety of poke bowls, a pu-pu platter, Southern-fried coconut shrimp, and Spam sliders.
Wiki Wiki Sandbar resides in a 6,500-square foot space that incorporates local artists’ work that embody the facets of tiki culture.
The four dining rooms have different themes including: the Octopus Bar featuring the work of Jeff Kopish; the Sunset Room featuring a sunset mural by Suzanne Allen; the Wave Room featuring a massive sculpture made of Japanese glass floats by KHA; and a traditional tiki bar that resides on the top floor with views of the Atlantic Ocean and dioramas by artist Hirona Matsuda.
Visitors can expect South Pacific-themed dinners, festive drinks, live music, and weekend brunches served in each unique space.