Where to Eat in Charleston Right Now
The gist: Named after the 8th-century consort of the last Tang emperor, Kwei Fei can be found in the same space as the Pour House and specializes in Sichuan cuisine from Western China. High quality Chinese food is hard to come by in Charleston, so Kwei Fei is a beacon of shining hope for those who crave a warm bowl of dan dan noodles or hand-folded dumplings.
The food: If you’re looking for something comforting, start with pork crescent dumplings and then go for the Xi’an Style Beef Noodles or Dan Dan Mian, which are hot and loud and bursting with flavor. The cocktails are also fantastic, and one of our favorites is the Mother’s Helper, which is made with your choice of booze and local One Love Kombucha.
The cost: Most of the apps are $8, entrees are $14-17. Cocktails run from $10-12. Tips are split between the kitchen staff, so act generously.