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Meze Greek Fusion

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East Village
1.6 km from USS Midway Museum
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We are a family-owned bar and restaurant deeply rooted in San Diego's popular Gaslamp Quarter/East Village community. The word "meze" translates as "taste" - meaning both "flavor" and "a taste of something." At Meze Greek Fusion, you'll find both. Our menu features finely crafted Greek cuisine with a Southern California twist. You can enjoy entrees in our chic high-ceilinged dining room, or in small portions as "meze" that go exceptionally well on our patio with a drink. Meze is the perfect gathering spot for special event celebrations, relaxing dinners with family and friends, a peaceful lunch, or a handcrafted cocktail and a quick bite to eat before heading to a Padres game, or a night out
PRICE RANGE
US$20 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Healthy, Mediterranean, Greek
FEATURES
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before we get into all of the details that made this first visit to Meze the highlight of our San Diego/Los Angeles week vacation, let me just say the food is probably the most authentic I've had in the US and I've had it everywhere....The avoglemeno soup was about as good as my grandmothers. The portions are huge. The spanikopita was a slightly different take but incredible. Everything was fantastic. It's easy for places like this to do so well at everything else but have standard food. This is different. From Chicago's Greektown, to the Greek restaurants in Hell's Kitchen in NYC, Meze stands out as the best in class. And that's just the food. The wine suggestions by their inhouse sommelier, Ben Silver, were spot on, even though we were just in the mood for the Retsina. But Ben's magic tricks made this, perhaps, one of the most memorable moments for my teenage and young adult kids (and the grown ups as well). We all agreed it was the absolute best magic we've ever seen with a deck of cards. My youngest was laughing so hard and simply couldn't believe how crazy good Ben was. Overall, the service was impeccable. We can't wait to go back. Hands down, my favorite restaurant in San Diego.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 25 August 2020 via mobile

It is very rare for us to return to the same restaurant two days in a row. However we made an exception with Meze Greek fusion. Their chicken wings were superb. They were very moist, tender, and delicious. Unfortunately, the chicken wings are only served...occasionally. We think they should be a standard feature on the menu. We also recommend the Greek red sangria.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 14 March 2020

Its seems that every Greek person thinks they can open up a restaurant and just because they are Greek, people will love their food. Not always the case. Meze is the expectation. This family truly understands good quality Greek food. Some of the best Pita...I have ever had, wonderful Hummus and Tadzikh. Octopus was spot on as was the service.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

Meze Greek Fusion serves Greek food with a unique twist. The service is excellent and the decor is very nice. An upscale restaurant feel with mid-range prices. We had delicious gyros with Greek salad and Meze fries topped with feta. Yum! We topped off dinner...with Baklava cheesecake. It was like two desserts in one with a delicious baklava crust and creamy light cheesecake top.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

Went here for lunch. We ordered several Meze plates to share and were not disappointed. The saganaki was delicious and they set it on for table side which was fun. The meatballs are also good. The Greek tacos were amazing, particularly the lamb. The hot...sauce on the table was really really good, and I would recommend trying it with the meatballs. Our server Tiffany was awesome and the service was very quick. She had a ton of tables but was super attentive. I would definitely return here and if I lived in the area this would be a regular place I would visit.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

I had pretty high expectations based on reviews and ratings. I really wanted to love this place but unfortunately I found it to be pretty average Greek cuisine. While the Spanakopita was very good many other items were not so great. The biggest problem I...had was that it was pretty bland. The dolmas, for instance, was fresh but lacked the flavor of many other places where I have order them. It’s possible that all the Meze I got were not their best dishes. On a side note it had a nice trendy modern interior but it was a little too loud for my tastes.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

Good service. Really good souvlaki (Kebobs). We ordered some kind of shrimp on fire dish that was good. The salad was just okay. Very basic. It was good. I would go back and try lots more.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 28 February 2020

In addition to great food and service, Meze was also a cool place to hang out. My group had some food allergies and Vegan concerns....and it was no problem. Food and Tapas were 100% fresh and tasty. Nice drink selections. I will be back soon!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

We were here for lunch on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The restaurant is beautifully designed for a cozy and casual feel. The staff is friendly and attentive. Our server, Tiffany, treated us like royalty. She made sure every detail was perfect including the additional order...to go (for dinner at our hotel later.) Best of all, the food was delicious. Definitely the best hummus and falafel we have ever had. The Meze Platter for Two was more than we could finish for lunch. We will eat here every time we are in SD!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020

It's worth the extra walk from the Fifth Avenue. Not as busy as those on fifth Ave. Food is good and reasonably priced.

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They are highly recommended as we are very busy on weekends. You can make a reservation by calling the restaurant or visiting us on yelp. Thank you and we hope to see you!
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