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What is Sushi-Wa Izakaya?

A Japanese izakaya from chefs Kazu Murakami and Chris Schoedler focusing on quality sushi, chirashi, sake and small plates using the best ingredients available.

We are currently offering takeout Tuesday through Thursday with pickup between 4 and 6:30pm. Please call or email 24 hours ahead to order. We offer an omakase experience Thursday at 6:30pm and between 5 and 8 Friday through Sunday.

Kazuyuki Murakami

Kazuyuki Murakami Chef and Owner of Sushi Wa Izakaya Charleston, SC

For over 20 years, Kazuyuki has been practicing traditional Japanese cuisine. He learned his craft while working under Chef Hiro, owner of the first sushi restaurant in Charleston. He is also largely influenced by his brother, a chef of over 30 years. His favorite dish to make is the Sushi Omakase, an assorted platter of fresh nigiri. He loves watching people's faces as they try something new.

Chris Schoedler

Chris Schoedler Chef and Owner of Sushi Wa Izakaya Charleston, SC

Chris knew he wanted to be a sushi chef as soon as he created his first sushi roll. From then, he made it a goal to own his own sushi restaurant. He started practicing Japanese cuisine in 2009, while training under Kazu. Chris also draws inspiration from other American chefs who are passionate about learning exotic cuisine. Both Chris and Kazu share the same pleasure of watching people try new dishes.

1503 King St. Ext.
Charleston, SC 29405


  • Tues - Thurs
  • 4PM-6:30PM
  • Fri - Sun
  • 5PM-8:15PM

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