04/10/2011Oriental Cuisine Restaurant
The review WatchfulMom wrote is a complete lie. I believe she has personal issues with the owners. So please do not take her word for anything he or she said about this place. I am not downing or disrespecting her or him, I just dont think it is right to give a bad review to a company, when your problem with them is not the food at all. So with that being said. The Oriental Cuisine is by far the BEST restaurant is that type of genre of food. You know it might even be in its own genre of style. The people who own and run the place are Filipino and so all the food has a pacific islander taste, with an Americanized taste as well. There employees are all family, and it really gives you an "at home" feeling while you are eating there.So in conclusion to my review, hands down one of the best restaurants ( out of all restaurants, not just Oriental places.) I have ever been too. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting excellent food. Also for the people who have small lunch breaks, the Oriental Cuisine has great prices and awesome lunch specials, that do not take long for those people in a hurry. Thanks everyone!Oriental Cuisine 5 Stars and more!
11/21/2015Slightly North Of Broad Restaurant
I've eaten here several times and every experience is wonderful. Any time a friend/family came to visit me in Charleston, I always brought them here. Everyone was very impressed with the food preparation and flavors.The food is so delicious. They prepare their protein to perfection. Their ingredients are unique, the chef knows what he's doing because all the flavors always compliment each other. I've never had something I didn't love here. I would highly recommend eating here, you won't be disappointed. This is a small restaurant so I would suggest making a reservation, especially if it's during the weekend. The staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgable. They all know the menu really well because I've never had any waiter go ask another person if they didn't know the answer to my questions. The restaurant is casual-upscale. The bar area is small, there is small bench to sit on if you have to wait. There is off street parking but it's very difficult to find because it's very congested in this part of downtown Charleston. There is a parking ramp a block away from here.
08/20/2008Slightly North Of Broad Restaurant
SNOB is one of the first restaurants my fiance and I visited on one of "my" first trips to Charleston three years ago. Every visit since then has been quite enjoyable with one small exception. The atmosphere is great, the service is impeccable, the wine is refreshing, and the food is amazing!The only complaint that we've had in our many visits there has been a single occasion when we weren't dressed to the 10s...maybe an 8.75, but not a 10. They were busy and after a short wait we were seated at the front of the restaurant near the door and among the crowd of waiting guests. They were busy, yes...but we took it a little personally as out table was not only dirty, but was being used as quasi-storage for the night. They came to clean it off AFTER we had been seated there and complained about it. We didn't stay that evening figuring if the staff had wanted us there, they would have made us feel a bit more welcome.Other than this single hiccup, SNOB has been a wonderful addition to our Charleston restaurant "short list".