Seaside Sushi at Wicked Tuna
Enjoying a day on the South End of the Grand Strand? Or, are you just looking for the best place to enjoy fresh seafood and sushi with a view? Wicked Tuna, located along the scenic MarshWalk area of Murrells Inlet, is new to the area and is quickly becoming a favorite among visitors and locals alike. The restaurant offers a little something new and different to this quaint section of the beach and is causing quite the buzz.
The first thing you will notice about this newly renovated eatery is the sophisticated nautical decor. There is a gorgeous metal art piece of swimming fish hoisted over the hostess area that draws you in and soft lighting that provides a more intimate atmosphere. The sushi bar area offers several high top tables and a glass top bar area that showcases a fun, wave shape. The main dining room is a great place to cool off on a hot summer day while the covered outdoor patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a cool breeze on a warm spring or fall afternoon.
After you take in the gorgeous views and unique design, dive into their creative menu. Start your meal with one of their popular, family sized appetizers. The Rock Shrimp is a crowd pleaser, lightly fried and tossed in a spicy mayo and the Oysters Rockefeller are as fresh as they come. For something light, try one of their fresh salads or hand pressed sandwiches. Their fish tacos are also a popular selection among those looking for lighter fare. For the main event, enjoy your choice of a wide array of land and sea options. The chef himself selects the freshest fish selections for the day, like grouper, scallops, and sea bass and also hand cuts each steak filet to ensure the highest quality. The menu carries a distinctive blend of low country flare with an Asian twist and is unlike anything else in the area.
Thought their main menu is impressive, their sushi menu is where they really shine. The in house sushi chef has developed an inventive selection of creative rolls that use only the freshest ingredients. Indulge on the King Crab Tempura Roll that is filled with tempura crab, cucumber, and avocado and then finished with a blue crab fix and masago, or the Wicked Tuna Roll which offers spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, and jalapeños topped with spicy mayo. They also offer plenty of smaller, more traditional rolls in additional to nigiri and sashimi. What could be better than seaside sushi?
The Wicked Tuna offers a nice change of pace to the usual Calabash style restaurant that Myrtle Beach is overwhelmed with. The quaint atmosphere of the MarshWalk and the scenic marsh views take visitors to another place entirely. Great food and great views are exactly what you get when you visit this south end favorite. Call (843) 651-9987 for more information or to make reservations.