Downtown Charleston’s Latest Culinary Gem: Makan’s Malaysian Kitchen


Exciting culinary news for Charleston food enthusiasts: Makan, a renowned D.C.-based restaurant, is set to open its second location in our very own Lowcountry. Taking over the former Goulette Rotisserie and Grill at 210 Rutledge Ave, this new dining spot promises to bring a taste of Malaysia to downtown Charleston.

South Carolina’s own Chef James Wozniuk, who has garnered multiple accolades including recognition in the Michelin guide, will be at the helm of the new lowcountry eatery. The 2,350-square-foot restaurant will offer a menu rich in traditional Malaysian flavors, featuring dishes like Nasi Kunyit (turmeric rice), Ramly burger, and the legendary Spicy Hakka Noodles.


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Chef Wozniuk, with family ties and a deep affection for Charleston, expressed his excitement about the city’s vibrant food scene and its openness to new culinary experiences. While the exact opening date is still under wraps, Charlestonians can get a sneak peek of Makan’s offerings through various pop-up events around the city, hosted by Chef Wozniuk himself.

Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting addition to Charleston’s diverse dining landscape.