We visited the recently opened Hayashi Sushi, located at 5341 Highway 17, Unit G, H, and found ourselves to be the only customers there for a while. The reason for this, however, is the secret isn't out. Yet.
Formerly known as Charlie's Studio Cafe, this place now has a husband-and-wife team crafting fresh, picture-perfect sushi rolls to order. Sorry, there's no hibachi here. Straight sushi menu. But as you will see, these offerings are superb and worth your dining in for the night. Or lunch. They offer their satisfying creations from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For appetizers, we had the Gyoza (deep fried pork dumplings served with gyoza sauce) and the Money Bag (cheese, crab meat and vegetable wrapped in wonton skin, deep fried with sweet chili sauce). Both were fresh, fried perfectly and tasted great.
The sushi roll menu is extensive. There's something for every sushi lover here.
Our choices were Tuna Roll, Alaska Roll (salmon, avocado, cucumber), Philadelphia Roll (smoked salmon, avocado, cream cheese), California Roll (crab stick, avocado, cucumber), Foxy Lady Roll (spicy tuna, avocado, topped with tuna, served with chef's special sauce), Volcano Roll (tuna, salmon, yellowtail, crab meat and avocado inside and chef's special sauce on top), Samurai Roll (salmon, tuna and yellowtail topped with avocado) and the Rainbow Roll (tuna, white fish, salmon, white tuna and avocado on top of a California Roll).
These rolls were presented in fine detail and came in two portions, the biggest presented in a "Titanic" sized ship.
Enjoy the photos and stop by. You'll enjoy the tastes and the service. And then the secret will be out.
You have to drive straight to where the water meets the end of Wachesaw Road in Murrells Inlet to find Deck 383. But, you'll relate it to finding the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
Owners Craig and Ariane Lieberman have had to bounce back from extensive flooding in September of last year. You can see by the video they received a lot of water.
True to form, however, Deck 383 came back stronger than ever.
We were fortunate to dine in on a slow night due to the cold temperature. Ariane said the night before saw a huge crowd. Their loss. We enjoyed some great dishes.
We had their Keel Hauled Wings (10 Applewood smoked jumbo wings, fried to a golden, crispy brown, tossed in your choice of traditional Buffalo sauce, Thai chili, BBQ, Teriyaki or Garlic Parmesan) and the Waccamaw Fry (A generous portion of our all natural French fries smothered in rich brown scratch gravy and topped with delectable hickory smoked pork belly) as appetizers. Loved both. Make sure you get the cheese added to the Waccamaw Fry. It makes a huge difference. We got one with and without to show the difference.
The first top entree we enjoyed was The Big Water Burger (which is a one half pound custom grind of chuck, short rib and brisket cooked to your liking. or a portabella mushroom for the veggie lovers). Served naked or on a brioche bun. Added the avocado and caramelized onions. So good.
The second was the Decked Out Pig, a fried pork tenderloin on a toasted brioche bun with fried green tomato and our lemon pesto aioli. Loved the fry on the tenderloin. Not overdone. The aioli was perfect.
Here's some more photos of what we had and urge you all to go check out the renovated and revitalized Deck 383. You'll love the warm welcome and good food.
This year's Taste of the Marshwalk was held Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, and brought out a huge amount of people both days. Also held during the event was the 3rd Annual Bloody Mary Showdown at The MarshWalk sponsored by Tito’s Vodka. Here are a few photos from that Saturday's portion of the event.
New restaurant to the Marshwalk Catfish Johnny's had an increasingly significant crowd at their location due to the shrimp & grits and fried catfish. They took over the location formally known as Capt. Dave's Dockside. Their "original buffet on the Marshwalk" has been a huge hit amongst locals and tourists alike.
Local favorite Dead Dog Saloon offered their famous she crab soup and tender bites, but the fried shrimp and grit balls stole the show. As I was taking photos in the 10 minutes I was at their location, they brought out at least five refills of the cherished golden tastes. It was a real crowd pleaser.
The Wicked Tuna also saw huge crowds flock for their creative sushi rolls as usual, but the award-winning crawfish mac & cheese wowed, too. Flavored well and excellent portions of crawfish made the taste worthy of any award that day.
Considered the sleeper that day, The Claw House's shrimp and artichoke bruschetta quickly awoken those who had it, and in return, told others to come grab it. People also enjoyed their clam chowder.
Offering a fried and grilled version, the mahi mahi tacos from Creek Ratz were flying out as fast as they could prepare the fish. People could sauce their tacos as they liked, but the flavors for some were more than enough. Their fried shrimp was also a huge hit.
Here's a shot of one of many bloody mary offerings. Each restaurant had their own version of the world-known drink. This year's winner was Creek Ratz.
Drunken Jack's offered their version of a crab cake (pictured above) and a BBQ pork slider to compliment their famous hush puppies with honey butter. That's right, compliment. Those hush puppies are to die for and the long lines proved it. But, people grabbed the sliders, too, and were super pleased. The crab cake was a huge hit as well.
Walking towards the end of the Marshwalk, Bovine's was drawing people with their BBQ baby back ribs and pork loin gumbo. The ribs were a huge favorite and the gumbo was a great compliment offering. They also served hush puppies.
Sadly, I was not able to get to Wahoo's Fish House due to time constraints. I sincerely apologize to them for not snapping a few photos of their offerings, but I heard from a few people there the fried flounder was awesome.
Here are more photos below of Saturday's portion of the event.