Reservations accepted until 6pm daily, walk-in availability from 6pm and later!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Baja Fish Taco
Cilantro Lime Wahoo, Pineapple Slaw, Avocado Tomatillo Salsa, Pumpkin Seeds
Lobster Rangoon Roll
Lobster Cream Cheese, Avocado, Eel sauce, Sriracha Aioli, Tempura Fried
Chips & Queso
Food was amazing
Great food and service! A little loud.
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.
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.
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
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.
Very good food, but our waiter was not good.
The food was phenomenal and the service was great too!
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.
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!
The food was great. The hostesses & staff were extremely rude even with having a reservation.
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.
Amazing atmosphere and food every time we go here!! Highly recommend .
The food the drinks the service the atmosphere was amazing
Food was delicious, drinks were not
Great first date spot! The birthday cake/candy platter was everything btw. Great service, too!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
It was a younger crowd but food was excellent.
Everything was fantastic! From the Apps to Dessert! *chefs kiss* 10/10 would recommend!
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.
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
Poor service. Cramped. Expensive drinks. Didn’t bother ordering food.
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.
EVERYTHING was perfect for a semi-casual evening. We brought our daughters and a group of their friends for a birthday dinner. Every part of our experience was wonderful. The hostesses were welcoming and our server was efficient and accommodating. Delicious food. Great atmosphere for a group.
Mesu was great!
Great place for really good mex and sushi with awesome music that keeps you moving. Well I know I couldn’t keep still😉. Cool, casual atmosphere. Really cool staff too. Loved it!
Read the reviews online and saw the one and two star reviews but this place was recommended by a colleague so we decided to try it out anyway. Music was loud and not conducive for conversation at the table. Waitress came by to take our order and was training another server. Asked for recommendation and about portion sizes and she provided us with the information. Ordered the trio appetizer and it was good but portions of guacamole, queso and salsa we small…chips were plentiful…probably enough for two trio orders. We both ordered the tacos…they came out very quickly. My colleague order one fish taco and one veggie….I went with two veggie tacos. The fish tacos were good (I’m told) but the veggie tacos which were disappointing. Heavy on the quinoa with some asparagus and corn…no flavor at all. I asked for hot sauce and was offered Chalula…great except the only hot sauce in the restaurant was apparently the last few shakes in the very last bottle. The waitress said she’d check the storage room but neither she nor the waiter in training returned with more hot sauce or to say they were out. Probably an OK place to stop for drinks and late night snack after drinks…can’t speak to the sushi but with so many other great restaurants downtown, I’d skip this place if you’re looking for a memorable meal.
Food and service were okay. When our food was delivered it was cold. Our server had taken a break and our food sat during the time. They offered to remake it but it took so long it wasn’t worth staying for. Started off great but nose dived real quick. Not sure if it was a server or kitchen issue
Great food and fun. Service a bit slow but didn’t mind because it was nice to sit and chat with drinks. They forgot our chips so didn’t get them until after our food arrived but all in all we had a good time!
One of the coolest spots in town!
Great spot for drinks and eats. Our server, Lauren was super knowledgeable about the food and drinks. The mango margarita was soooo good. We only had some apps but the queso dip was amazing, the corn skewers were delicious and the chorizo taquitos were so awesome.
Courtney was awesome. We loved her.
The food was awesome! great ahi tuna appetizer, sushi, and tacos. pitcher of frozen margs was on point. i would not want to go to this place with more than one person because it was very loud.
I love the combination of Mexican and Japanese. Both cuisines were done really well. The wait staff was super friendly too. I can't wait to go back!
We did not realize that this is really more of a bar. We made a reservation for 4 and we were seated beside the staff register, which meant unmasked servers were above our backs repeatedly. Worst Covid protocols I've seen so far! Crammed people into tight table spaces and we decided it was not worth the risk. We finished our margaritas and left! We then ate at one of the many restaurants downtown that has some sort of guest/ staff safety protocols in place.
Mesu is rated 4.4 stars by 300 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.