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Xiao Bao Biscuit

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Cor. Of Rutledge and Spring, Charleston, SC
+1 843-793-2216
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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York, South Carolina
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had heard of this place, stopped on our way out of town, somewhat early , no one around, looks like an abandoned gas station without the pumps. finally people started filtering in and so did we, and so glad we did! we needed some help with menu (we're old) which was graciously provided by our delightful waitress.. the food was... More 

Thank doholman
Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here, and have been looking forward to their signature lunch dish called Okonomiyaki. This is a Japanese inspired cabbage pancake offered with either egg, porky candy or bacon. I opted for pork candy, which was a finely slivered/shaved silver dollar sized dollop of delicious pork. The cabbage pancake filled up a plate, and was drizzled with several sauces,... More 

Thank Brent B
Atlanta, GA
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great small place with a very limited menu. Spicy, flavorful food. We enjoyed the shaking beef, tempura fish, pork dumplings, and Chinese broccoli. Very tasty and very spicy!

Thank AroundTheGlobe69
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by a waitress at the Obstinate Daughter. We went and had a glorious lunch before heading home. This is a super casual place, must be in a former gas station, tables inside and tables outside. Great staff, wonderful food. Delighted to be there. A must go for lunch and dinner.

Thank wglevy
United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We decided to give this place a try after reading a few Yelp reviews & then having our Air BnB hosts say it was one of their favorite places in the neighborhood. It was a great hang over cure & their cocktails were delicious as well. I would highly recommend the cabbage pancake with egg. We tried a little bit... More 

Thank Stefanie C
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

From the outside it is hardly recognizable as a restaurant. But: it is all about the inside! And yes, this is a great place. Don't hesitate, just go. Trust on people who have taken the time to review this place. You won't be disappointed. We had 3 random dishes, with white rice. Rice is described as 'sticky', well: that is... More 

Thank John W
Salt Lake City
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This quirky restaurant serves some killer food. Housed in a renovated gas station, it looks totally unassuming from the outside. The dining room feels simple, but hip. The small front patio was full of diners on the night of my visit. The menu was not large, and each dish seemed carefully crafted. I tried the cabbage pancake, topped with a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Wow! unique cocktail menu and beers from across the globe (Taiwan & Vietnam). The most unique dishes I have eaten. Please check out the menu, because I am not sure how to describe it. Here is what we had: SOM TUM - spicy green papaya salad with local veg (noodle dish). Okonomiyaki* - cabbage pancake with a farm egg &... More 

Thank jpmaui2020
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1,670 reviews
1,038 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I would bet my 401k that the cooks are all smokers because the Mapo tofu and the fried rice were profoundly oversalted and painful to eat. Whatever nuance there might have been was lost. Very disappointed

Thank Alzor S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We were only in Charleston for two nights, but we almost went back for dinner a second time. Super interesting food and cocktails. Have had great Asian fusion and Asian street food in other cities, like NYC and Boston, but the food here was even more unique. That said, the Mapo Dou Fu is not for wimps - be sure... More 

Thank leeg636

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cor. Of Rutledge and Spring, Charleston, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-793-2216

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?