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Mesu, Charleston, SC

Mesu

4.2
4.2
675 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 daily, walk-in availability is an option as well!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican, Sushi
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am Food Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (854) 429-1011
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Matt Greene
  • Private party facilities
    Email Jenn at info@mesuchs.com for private event information.
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Cross Street
    King Street and Spring Street
  • Parking Details
    Parking Available at the Hyatt Hotel.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 675 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

675 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Felt like the old days in Charleston when the staff is friendly and fun and engaging with the customers. Haven’t had that much fun downtown in a long time.

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  2. Sarah

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The queso was some of the best queso I have ever had. And the sushi rivaled some of the best in Charleston! Highly recommend!

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  3. MichelleB

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The salsa and tacos were delicious. Margaritas were tasty. Prices were amazing for the excellent quality of the food.

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  4. Anonymous

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Our experience wasn't good or bad, just somewhere in between. The food was okay, the atmosphere was loud. Our waitress was great!

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  5. notachoice

    Columbus

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Been many times this one was a bit different. Food was fine, not stellar as usual. Service was fine but again for how slow they were at the time it was not stellar. Will try again but requiring $25/person for a reservation now for a bar is a bit much especially if not going to be superb food and service.

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  6. JennH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I enjoyed I ourselves! The food was great and the environment was amazing! We’ll be back!

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  7. LorraineB

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were great. We visited during restaurant week and all four in our party ordered from the special menu. Overall food and drinks were very good and served promptly. Our server was great - I think her name was Glynn. The restaurant is rather small and tables are very close together. The volume of the music was much too loud for dinner and every table was filled so the overall noise factor was not conducive to having a relaxing conversation. We have no issues with playing music but would suggest toning it down a bit for dinner patrons and waiting for the bar crowd to up the volume.

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  8. Reagan

    Atlanta Metro

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed it. Rachel was our server and was awesome. We had our toddler with us and she was patient with us having him. Food was really good! We got the buns as an app and they were the only thing that weren’t great. Too much bread for what was inside.

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  9. LissyS

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The service and food were great, but the music was very distracting and loud at times! The staff was kind enough to offer to turn it down which we appreciated, I just think loud club music at 6pm felt a bit out of place and made it hard to hear my partner at times. Would come back again but wanted to offer this feedback :)

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  10. BrandiD

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, atmosphere was fun and it was reasonably priced

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food wasn’t great, server was nice but admitted churros aren’t made fresh. Sushi was overcooked and nachos were burnt. The best part of food was chips and salsa only:/

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always! Fantastic service and food. The restaurant week menu was awesome!!

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  13. ErinS

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My son and I visited for restaurant week and shared our menu choices. The salsa and chips were the best I've ever had. The combinations of different flavors in the tacos were delicious. Sushi was good as well. Will come back.

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  14. tarabeara

    Edmonton

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, great ambience. We had the "build your own trio" chips and dip - delicious. We also had tacos: veggie (not what I was expecting, on the spicy side, still pretty decent), crispy chicken (AMAZING - would order again and again), braised beef (very good would, order again). The house margarita was also very good and had me a bit tipsy by the end of our meal. We really enjoyed our meal.

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  15. PatrickC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overpriced. food is nothing special. another one of those "fushion" gimmicks where they serve mid sushi and tacos that come on those corny metal trays

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  16. Lbrad

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This is my first bad review. Do not recommend! Came with a group of 6 and refused to separate checks. Was very inconvenient with the way they wrote the bill so we could hardly separate what everyone had. Since we were a party of 6 they added a 25% gratuity and our service was awful. Server took our order and that was it! 22 min for drinks never offered additional cocktails and when we asked for water it never came. It wasn’t overly busy. Sushi had hardly any fish in it, so spicy i couldn’t eat it. Bao buns were burnt and hard with a sliver of pork in it. The churros were tasty. We were also charged a 3% CC fee but we were paying cash! Wish we could have spoken to a manager but since everything took so long we were almost late to our show. I should have stayed far away when they required a credit card to hold the reservation. Our most expensive and worst meal we had during our whole weekend in Charleston!

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  17. RachealM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    It seemed like a place that wasn't sure if it wanted to be a club, restaurant, or sports bar so instead chose all three. The service was great but the food was so-so at best. The ambience plus food and price of it all made it so we will probably never go back but it was a nice try

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  18. SherieseW

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner during restaurant week was awesome! Our server named JP, I believe, was extremely tentative and gave great service throughout dinner. The reason for the 3 stars was the rushing out time. We did not know that we only had 1.5 hours to be at the reserved table until I was about order another round of drinks. Very, very disappointing that after a $310 bill we had to leave and being there for my nephews birthday. Maybe it should be PRIOR to making reservations, that there will be a time limit for a table.

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  19. SaulD

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The music is so loud can't conversate at all unless you yell, the tables are so near to each other that anytime anybody needs to walk around they bumped your chair constantly.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got to experience the Charleston Food Week menu. Tons of food with several unexpected delights! Will definitely return.

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  21. CamilleM

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food. Staff very friendly. They accommodated us either a stroller

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  22. VinceM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time there and having Lauren as our sever. Food and service was awesome

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  23. Steph

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a great time. The food was good and I loved the tres leches cake! Perfecto!

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  24. Makayla

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were excited to visit this Mexican/Sushi fusion spot. Upon arrival, the noise level was a bit louder than anticipated, but nothing terrible! Seemed like a nice little date night spot. Service was great! The food, however, was nothing I’d write home about. We ordered from their $30/pp restaurant week menu and added one marg each, but we walked out with a $125 bill for just two people! It was definitely not worth the price. Interesting concept, but will not be returning.

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  25. BrittanyF

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great atmosphere, accommodation for groups between 6-12 . I'd recommend this place, great music selection. At time music level was to loud to have a conversation. Noise level in restaurant, plus the radio was overbearing. The food was priced decently. I do feel like the portion size could be more for what your spending. Drinks were good. One issue I had was when I asked for a vodka cranberry. I was asked what type of vodka I wanted, I chose Tito's. Later when I got my bill, I was charged two separate price for one drink. I thought it was weird, questioned it but left it alone. Probably wouldn't return so soon. I would come back one day though. Overall okay night. Appreciate the staff who was at my table, helping.

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  26. mattm

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cool place! Food was outstanding and the tequila we tried was so good!

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  27. amberc

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Despite the food being great for tacos and okay for sushi I would not recommend Mesu and will not return. Service was poor, our waitress was not attentive and had to be waved down to take our order. The music was very loud it's more crowded bar vibe than restaurant.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing. Very busy but staff was attentive and welcoming

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  29. SarahL

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool looking spot, good music playing, nice and convenient with the hotel’s parking garage right around the corner. But honestly, the place is just… meh. Service was adequate but not great. The skinny margarita was pretty good actually, but definitely not worth $16! Chips were like grocery store tortilla chips they heated up and put extra seasoning on (which was super visible but honestly we could hardly taste), some were inexplicably soggy which turns my stomach trying to figure out how that happened. The queso was bland and watery. The beef brisket on my salad was delicious on its own but the rest of the salad was underwhelming in addition to having the onions on it I had specifically ordered it without. Just overall, would have been an ok dinner for $30-40, definitely expected more for $75-100!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious!! First time going and our party of 6 would ALL go back. Service was also fantastic.

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  31. StephanieM

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for my son’s birthday and while the sushi was incredible and the appetizers we had were good, the tacos were just meh to us. It’s more of a bar atmosphere than and true restaurant setting but would definitely return for the lobster Rangoon roll.

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  32. RichG

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks, and great service. Everything came out really quickly, and everything was delicious.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good. the place had a good vibe and we enjoyed our meal.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibes of this restaurant were immaculate! The music is kind of loud but I absolutely loved it. They had great music playing, everyone was having the best time. My waiter was FANTASTIC, the food was AWESOME. What other restaurant can you have chips, salsa and queso as an appetizer before sushi? It was such an experience and I can’t wait to go back! I would absolutely see myself doing a birthday party of fun dinner with friends there again. Cannot recommend this place enough.

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  35. IsabelD

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were amazing. Music was also awesome but a little too loud. This place seems to be Charleston’s best secret because it’s so easy to get a reservation and everything is always great.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Rude customer service. Unfriendly. Food was reasonably ok and came out quickly.

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  37. StephanieP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on Thanksgiving and it was a great change from the usual fare. The drinks on the Thanksgiving menu were expensive but that was our choice. Great experience. Delicious moderately priced tacos.

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  38. Lori

    New Orleans

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, but our server, Nicholas made the evening. He was so accommodating, yet never over bearing. Loved it!!

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  39. danae

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chose this place for my daughter’s 18th birthday and it was perfect. High energy and a bit loud. It was perfect. The servers were the best. A couple large groups were there. Bathroom was fun too! Highly recommend. They got sushi and I got the taco salad. It was the best taco salad ever. Can’t go wrong.

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  40. Rick

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress was great. Food was barely mediocre. Who messes up qusadillas? Asked for no sauce for the bao bun but still got it and it got on my bun. Food was over priced. I wanted to try a new place but never again to Mesu. I'm going to stick to Fuji, our favorite! Very disappointed.

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Mesu is rated 4.2 stars by 675 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Mesu

570 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    King Street and Spring Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am Food Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking Available at the Hyatt Hotel.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Matt Greene
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
  • Phone number
    (854) 429-1011
  • Private party facilities
    Email Jenn at info@mesuchs.com for private event information.
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