Mesu

4.4
314 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
We are a lively urban spot designed around street art with Mexican and Sushi cuisine. Tequila infusions complement sake sangrias with a full cocktail list.

Reservations accepted until 6pm daily, walk-in availability from 6pm and later!

Experiences

  • New Years Eve Dinner

    $75.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Ring in the New Year at Mesu with our 4 course NYE dinner! Please check out the menu on OpenTable.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 314 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, drinks were amazing! I loved it! Would def recommend!

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BrynW
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved the sushi at Mesu! Our server was so sweet and attentive and gave great recommendations on drinks and sushi rolls. The music wasn't as loud as I was expecting from other reviews (though it was a little early - 7:45), but the playlist was super fun! Overall it was great!

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ChrisR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We were looking for a new place on upper King and thought we would give it a try.
It ended up being one of our new favorites and have been in twice in a week.
What at first was a strange mix of sushi and tacos ended up being an awesome combo. Its perfect for a diner with friends as you can order a few things, each try something different or share and go back for more if you still feel hungry. The Frozen Flan, with cocoa puff crust is a crowd pleaser

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation and had a great experience!

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vipGailS
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

IT WAS SO NOISY THAT THE WAITER HAD TO POINT TO THINGS ON THE MENU TO MAKE SURE HE WAS GETTING IT RIGHT. ABSOLUTELY UNBEARABLE.

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vipflotown
Charlotte
62 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a fun place to come for happy hour and soak in the loud music and cool art work. Food was good, sushi I have had better but was still good. Our waiter was too preoccupied taking care of a large table of ladies celebrating, so we saw him 2 times and had to ask someone else where our drinks were, though plenty were coming to the other table. I believe the manager had to get the rest of our items. But overall we did have fun. Good place to take your college going child for a bite to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was good. Sushi is kind of overpriced but decent quality. The drinks were strong, Iwould come back here again.

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KeithM
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was average, nothing exceptional. Service was OK as it took asking 3 times to get somethings. The food was sort of overpriced. Fairly noisy. Place didn’t add up to ratings. Not bad, just nothing exceptional.

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JenniferM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! 100% recommend! Food was delicious and the drinks were perfect! Great vibe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughters 15th Birthday. She and her friends had an amazing time. We called earlier in the day was told that we could bring a cake and there would be no fee. The first thing we were told when we arrived was that there would be a $20 cake serving fee. A little disappointing but the food was great and our server ended up being so kind. Overall, this experience was great.

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scubasteven74
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was OK, but lacked in flavor. The guacamole had almost no flavor, so we had to add quite a bit of hot sauce to it. The barbacoa tacos were OK. My portions had good flavor, but my wife's were less spicy and we suspect not all of the ingredients made it onto her portion. Our server was great, but the hostess seemed like she didn't give a crap what was going on. At one point she walked by our table, grabbed onto the extra chair and the chair slid, rammed right into my knee. She barely managed to muster a "sorry" without stopping to apologize.

With all of the options in Charleston, I can't see us going back.

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vipPoojaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! A little loud.

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MeganR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I made a reservation in advance, but when we got there, we were told we would be sitting at the sushi bar. When they showed us to our seats, the bar was dirty and we had to flag down a server to wipe it off. Other than that - everything was great. They were super busy (Friday night at 8pm) and it was a very loud and energetic atmosphere. We loved the music, the food and our server.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were excited to try Mesu based on the concept and great things we heard from others. Our group left underwhelmed. Food was very average. Sushi was better than the tacos, and overall we just expected much more. A suggestion - offer a pairing of a taco and sushi roll.

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AlexisS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we had was so fresh and great! Server knew so much about the menu and made some great recommendations. The taquitos are amazing!! Had the dynamite and tsunami roll and both were better than I’ve had anywhere elsewhere

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience, great food. Our waitress Michelle was friendly and very helpful. My gluten free Mother was also very happy, huge win for Mesu in this regard.

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vipPaulM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very good food, but our waiter was not good.

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PaigeD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the service was great too!

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vipMariaM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

really yummy food. great atmosphere for afternoon hangout

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MicheleM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience! On a girls trip & celebrated my sister’s 40th birthday here. The food was amazing. The tortilla chips alone are worth the trip. Service was top notch. We had a great time & would definitely go back if we visit Charleston again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food! The chips with their special seasoning are out of this world delicious. Service was fast and friendly, outstanding meal too. Highly recommend this place and would definitely go again!

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Brenn
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

The food was great. The hostesses & staff were extremely rude even with having a reservation.

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vipKristinM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up with a larger party and the team was fantastic. They showed us a great time and the food was excellent. Would highly recommend.

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KelseyK
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food every time we go here!! Highly recommend .

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LatoyaM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food the drinks the service the atmosphere was amazing

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vipDLPP
Orlando
52 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious, drinks were not

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great first date spot! The birthday cake/candy platter was everything btw. Great service, too!

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Skinjunky
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience1

I will say the service was really good! Food not so great. Ambiance is to much like a late night dance club for a 6pm dinner reservation.

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GFFoodie
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Wasn't enthralled with this place. Our table right by the door and speaker didn't help (so, so loud and bright sun shining in my husband's eyes the whole dinner), but overall it was ok food at a high price. We were there with a pre-fixe menu that helped, but had we paid full price it would have been ridiculous. I appreciated the gluten free options, although wasn't super trusting of them when the waitress mentioned cheese related to gluten (clearly thought there was gluten in dairy).

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vipMichaelG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and had a great experience. Mike, the bartender, was very friendly and not only made excellent cocktails, but offered solid recommendations. They were very busy when we went, but the staff was still very attentive and the very high quality food came out quickly. I will be be back for sure and will recommend to my friends in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious and service was excellent. Will definitely be recommending this place to visitors, and coming back when we’re in town.

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NancyT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and much more than we expected. Margaritas were amazing! Music was loud and parking was very difficult to find. We'll go back, but not on a Saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a younger crowd but food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! From the Apps to Dessert! *chefs kiss* 10/10 would recommend!

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YGrazes
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We had a very nice time, but the menu was limited. We ordered chips and dips as an appetizer for the group. The avocado dip and salsa was very bland. The best part of the meal was the Petron Manhattan - very nice take on the cocktail. There was nothing special abouth the entire meal, other than the service. The server was very friendly, upbeat, and helpful. With so many great restaurants in Charleston, we will probably not visit this one again.

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SusanS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The margaritas were outstanding, and the fish tacos were the best I’ve had in years. I’m picky about my guacamole, and I thought there’s was just so so

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Poor service. Cramped. Expensive drinks. Didn’t bother ordering food.

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KerryM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Our waiter was excellent but hostess and other staff came off as very unfriendly. Food was horrible but service was still solid. Drinks were mediocre. Atmosphere is very loud and fun which was great for our group but would not recommend if you're looking for an intimate date night. Only 1 restroom per gender and no space to wait for restroom = poor design.

FAQs

Mesu is rated 4.4 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.