Lately, I’ve been really into trying and experiencing new places (if you haven’t noticed). I don’t know about you but in the summer, I feel more free to do things. Go to happy hours that last till 10 pm, travel to see concerts, take time for myself by reading a book by the beach… it’s just nice to casually do a mental check during this time of year to balance your regular life when Fall comes back around. Maybe it’s a left over feeling still from school and college but anyways, I like it so I’m keeping it.
Back to sushi. Erin and I tried this amazing new place in Market Common last weekend. It just opened about 2 months ago and it’s named Co Sushi. They have a location in Charleston named just Co which means “feast” in Vietnamese. That is on their website, I don’t know Vietnamese.
So, with this little trendy place opening in Myrtle Beach, it brings a nice hip, Charleston flair to the already trendy Market Common. I love going out there because I can find any kind of cuisine I want- Italian, Chinese, Mexican, CREPES- anything but sushi. Until now!
It’s a small restaurant but the outdoor with an open bar is really cool. Besides, someone was very smart with this little tactic. It’s right beside the movie theaters so you better believe I will be heading to the outside bar for a cocktail after I see the latest McConaughey movie.
The inside forces you to make friends with people.
The long tabled seating is really cool though. They have 4 tops and 2 tops and a long table in the middle could be for a larger party or just sucking it up and meeting someone new.
I really like the black, white and red color scheme. That is one of the most dominant color combinations and I love to see it used cleanly. They did a great job on their branding. I really like detail in the logo, menus and it’s even on the chopsticks. The Japanese pin-up girls are fun, too!
Ok, so enough about the cool atmosphere, let’s talk drinks! I was very excited about their cocktail menu. Of course, they have the normal sushi drink, sake, BUT their cocktails really deserve their front spot on the menu. The ingredients are all so different and every one of them are very tempting. We tried 4 between the 2 of us. They are a little pricey but if you are going somewhere for cocktails, try Co Sushi.
Erin had the Jalapeño Guava Margarita and I had the Cucumber Mojito to start. The margarita is already a favorite of the restaurant and it has a very spicy and unique flavor. The cucumber mojito was so refreshing that I kept the menu so I could go get the ingredients to make it myself!
On our next round, I got the CO 75. As a lover of champagne, I had to try it as the champagne was joined with gin, fresh ruby red grapefruit, grapefruit syrup and rice wine vinegar. Erin got a Cilantro Fizz which was vodka, cilantro, lychee juice, and lemongrass syrup. Both again very yummy!
The other drinks include wine and beer. They have 6 beers on draft including some Charleston breweries like Holy City and Westbrook as well as some Japanese bottled beers, too. Great options all around.
For dinner, we wanted to try a little of everything. We started with the pork & ginger gyoza dumplings. All of their dumplings are only $5 with 4 different flavors. This would be amazing to have dumplings and cocktails for a happy hour!
For dinner, I went for the safe route and got the pad thai. Okay so as a disclaimer, I’m not a HUGE sushi eater as in, I only eat sushi that doesn’t have raw fish in it. So that cuts out a lot. I decided to go for a wok dish so pad thai it is!
Pad thai isn’t very pretty but it’s always delicious. I would highly recommend it!
Erin got sushi. Not only did she get a normal roll, she tried a pressed sushi roll as well. This is REALLY cool and I’ve never seen sushi in a square before.
Everything, including our fabulous waiter, was wonderful! I would love for you to try this place. Dinner and a movie… I think so!