Mesu

4.5
104 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!

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 104 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were extremely disappointed by our experience tonight at Mesu. We were rushed to order our food and then had to ask another server to order a 2nd drink. Our server rarely checked on us and we had to ask 3 times for our bill. He was definitely preoccupied by other tables. We were rushed through the dining experience and then waited over 30 minutes for our bill. We will not go back.

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vipPhillyGuy
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Interesting concept and the fusion of Asian and Mexican was decent. The service was poor. He almost got our entire order wrong. He was slow. They seem disorganized. Many good choices in Charleston we won’t be back.

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DateNite
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service.

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Sarah
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very crowded, tables too close to each other. Food was great, drinks were awesome. People who ordered tacos got their food about 10 mins before those who got sushi. Both were delicious though!

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MattT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food for restaurant week!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great! I want to try more soon.

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kfray
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our group loved being able to chose Mexican or Sushi. Food was tasty- street corn was a favorite. Service was slow - we often had to chase down our server

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vipGreg
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great concept. Great sushi!

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Kimandcaz
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except they put wasabi in the fish bowl and you couldn’t tell so it was a surprise to eat the big chunk of it. Should have been on the side or the server should have told us about it.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was smooth and positive vibes.

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vipReagan
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food was amazing and the service was on point! I’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful staff, wonderful
Food. Good Tequila recommendations.

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vipPamhood
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit. Our server Cheyenne was amazing. He made very helpful menu suggestions and was very pleasant. We had the best sushi ever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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Grace
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best taco and sushi I ever had! If you like either of those things, Mesu is a place you need to go to !

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JessicaV
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool place. Nice servers. The food was amazing. Fun music, but not too loud where you can’t hold a conversation. This was our favorite place in Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mesu is incredible with Japanese and Mexican cuisine in one building, which makes for a perfect compromise for most couples on most nights. They sell art off the walls and an awesome selection of sake, so in general, Mesu is a refreshingly unique spot in downtown Charleston. Sushi is the best the city has to offer, and they import from Hawaii. I could go every night!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The restaurant and atmosphere were both ok. The food was great but on the expensive side. Our server was not busy but didn’t come back to the table to check if we needed anything. We had to track her down anytime someone at the table of 6 needed something.

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vipJjgnc07
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good but not great. Server a little hurried and not so customer friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Close pin tacos are delicious and tuna nigiri also fresh and good!

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food was good but we were met with an extremely strong smell of grease. There was clearly no venting system and the fryers were too close to the seating area so the smell was very strong, to the point we almost didn’t stay. The food was very good and the service was good.

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vipSteveO
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here last week and was pleasantly surprised! Short menu but everything we tried was excellent starting with Guacamole and tuna and ending with carnitas, poke, shrimp. All were quite good.

The service was actually exceptional and really made the difference.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was okay. Service was great

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BrittanyL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was fun!

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Ktgslr
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the mix of Japanese and Mexican! Very fun and eclectic décor!

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of fun. Great vibe. Awesome idea for a fusion! And of course the food was really, really good. Could eat the Honolulu bowl every day. We will definitely come back next time we’re in town!

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vipLeslieM
Miami
108 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation through Open Table 2 months ahead. For a Monday night. The reservation was confirmed through Open Table the day before. We were on vacation. We showed up on time for our reservation only to find the restaurant was CLOSED on Mondays. As a restaurant, do you really not check your reservations ahead of time, or let Open Table know you’re closed on Mondays? This is inexcusable, particularly considering what restaurants are going through right now. I will NEVER go to this restaurant after what they did this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My daughter and I enjoyed our meal. We shared the beef nachos and the Hawaiian Special Bowl. We topped it off with churros stuffed with caramel.

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Jbird
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat outside great concept, just college crowd was a bit much (next time we will go earlier)

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vipLeeannv
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice because my husband likes sushi...and I like Mexican. Worked quite nicely!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibe, awesome food and service! We will definitely return!

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BenO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great rolls. Nice fusion concept. I would definitely recommend this place.

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AshleyS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious and very unique! We had great service and the drinks were amazing! I do wish there was a larger menu especially for the sushi. We would definitely come back when in Charleston again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and were happy to see that the staff was following the guidelines for face masks and distancing in the restaurant. I ordered a drink that was not listed on the menu and bartender was not only happy to make it - it was fantastic. He even came over to the table to chat about it and check that it was okay.

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AlyssaL
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We got the tempura lobster roll, the chorizo spring rolls (more like deep fried egg rolls) and margaritas. All delicious, served quickly by amazing staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just visiting Charleston.

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KatieZ
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Clothespin tacos are a must. Was a busy Saturday night but worth the wait. Server was really apologetic and very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

We very much enjoyed the food and the great idea for a restaurant that combines flavors. Our biggest gripe by far was the table spacing during these times. Outside of covid times it would be a great place to eat , but if you are concerned with social distancing probably not a great idea. Overall I would suggest eating here just be aware that they have very limited seating that leaves for little space between tables.

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MeganC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service! Orders tacos, sushi, queso and churros...all outstanding! Atmosphere was fun.

FAQs

Mesu is rated 4.5 stars by 104 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.