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Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar
Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar

Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ENSOCHARLOTTE.com
  • Phone: (704) 716-3676
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4pm; Saturday: Noon - 4pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4pm - midnight

    Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 2am; Sunday: 4pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Sushi, Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Haim Aizenberg
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: ENSO Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar offers a wide selection of menus to suit your catering needs. Please contact our banquet sales representative for current options and pricing.
  • Entertainment: Live DJ, in our Sake Lounge: Friday and Saturday beginning at 8:30pm until close.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Enso's Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in our Sake lounge. Specials include $6 select bistro and sushi specials as well as daily drink specials.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: College and Trade
  • Public Transit: You can take the Lynx light rail or a Charlotte Area Transit System bus, both of which stop right at the EpiCentre.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar is located in Uptown Charlotte in the EpiCentre, directly across from the Time Warner Cable Arena. Parking is available in the EpiCentre (pricing varies on day of week), with entrances on East Fourth Street and East Trade Street. You can also take the Lynx light rail or a Charlotte Area Transit System bus, both conveniently adjacent to the EpiCentre. Valet is accessible on College Street.
A word from Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar
Located in the heart of Charlotte’s Uptown hotspot, the EpiCentre, Enso is a place to dine, drink, and delight. Every detail, from the menu, the lavish and understated interior design, and the hottest electronic beats have been painstakingly selected for a reason – to create a warm, vibrant, and welcoming environment. Part bistro, part lounge, part meeting place, Enso has something for everyone. No matter what your mood or taste, come and experience what everyone is talking about.
From the exotic flavors offered on the menu to its contemporary, elegant design and decor, ENSO is a feast for the senses.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Great restraunt for fine dining as well as great sushi, definitely a place to visit."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband and I frequent Enso because you can always get a table, or at least a place at the bar. The sushi rolls as well as the hibachi are always delicious and filling, which is very important to my husband. Also, the staff are friendly and the bar is always concocting new drinks to try!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Waitress seamed to have an attitude even though it wasn't crowded or overly busy. Sushi was some of the best ever had. Price was on high end but ok since sushi was so good."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Nice location and very pretty inside. Sushi was good but not great. I would not go back considering the cost."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I would go back later to choose other menu items. I loved what I had and would like to expand on it."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a great time and the food was outstanding. The restaurant was full on a Wednesday night. My only complaint was we wanted a few things while eating and our waitress was hard to find. The food was delicious and the crowd was diverse. A great night out!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "It was an awesome overall experience. I honestly just wanted to seem fancy and impress some friends from out of town without breaking my bank. This was perfect for that (especially during food week)"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Fun place...great atmosphere. We have selected this place many times. Service is usually very good and we enjoy the variety of menu options."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Everyone at our table ordered something different and it was all delicious!! We especially enjoyed the scallops. The ambiance is great too. I will definitely come back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We love Enso and eat there whenever we head out to the Epicenter. This night we had a group of 6 for dinner and the place was packed out. WE were seated right on time though and everything was excellent! Shrimp and Scallop Fried Rice and Maryland Sushi Roll were to die for! This place is not to be missed."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "very good. dj music too loud, too early. food was excellent"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent food and the service was great! Beautifully decorated"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Sushi is great. Drinks are watered down. Suggest chefs choice on sushi. Will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food at Enso is always good... but you could tell that they were either understaffed or did not care. I think that the manager waited on our table the whole time, his appearance/outfit did not look to be the same as the other server. We made a reservation just because you never know. But, we were the only people in the restaurant. For paying almost $60 for lunch, I would have excepted a little better experience."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We were in Charlotte for a meeting and used open table. the staff was friendly and accommodating when our meeting ran 45 min late...they had a table and GREAT service. the sushi had a range to accommodate experienced palates. the round table for our group was a bonus!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Enso had great sushi and fast, friendly service. However, some of the other guests were extremely drunk and loud, which disrupted our dining experience. Still a fun night, but seeing a bachelorette from a neighboring table carried out of the restaurant at 8:30pm was a little unsettling. It was also more expensive than I realized."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I was staying at the nearby Omni. This is nearby, and a nice place. I went on a special trip with my son. We both enjoyed the place--service was good, not great. The man who brought our order out dropped off soup without a spoon, and dropped my order off without picking up the obvious empty salad bowl. Our waiter was excellent, though and had good suggestions. Noise level was high due to a table of 15-20 shrieking women (bachelorette group) nearby. Nothing the restauant could have done about that, though."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful; from appetizers, sushi, to traditional entrees"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Enso is my wife and I's favorite sushi restaurant in Charlotte. The service, atmosphere and food are always top notch! Try the tuna nacho and rock shrimp apps, they are the best!! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Decided last minute that we wanted sushi and since it's hard not to enjoy Enso we ended up there on a Sunday night. Much different atmosphere than a typical weekend night but still delightful. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The Best sushi I have ever had amazing. Entree was awesome as we'll "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I first came here for a lunch meeting with some out of town clients. The food is top notch, the service is excellent, and the ambiance leaves nothing to be desired. My second visit was very recently on a dinner date with an old friend, and she absolutely loved it. It was a shame that I had raved about the edamame mashed potatoes and they happened to be out, but I'm sure she'll find her way back in there in the near future. I have recommended and will continue to recommend this establishment for anyone seeking a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The choice off rolls where excellent! It is a higher end restaurant so expect to pay a little more. The sushi is absolutely worth the price!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The service was quick and the atmosphere was romantic."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Enso is a really well decorated restaurant. They invested a lot in making it look fun and exclusive, but they don't have a dress code. We felt dumb for getting dressed up for our anniversary when we were seated with people wearing hoodies, ball-caps, and t-shirts. The waitress took our order and treated us well. We were asked to choose soup or salad with our meal, and we both got soup. I got the seafood miso and a typhoon roll and she got the regular miso with the chicken fried rice, but neither of us were impressed by the food. Then they hit us with the bill. We found out we were charged extra for the soups, and with the food already eaten, ultimately we felt like we were cheated. The food is better at Cuisine Malaysia."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Reception by employees was not remarkable. Very dry"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great appetizer options, we tried the Waygu tacos which were awesome! Great roll choices, something for everyone!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Service was slow, but food was great. Very large portions so you get what you pay for!!! Not recommended for kids."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Wonderful experience . The food was excellent , many options ,allgreat"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Enso is not only centrally located; it also hits the spot for tasty sushi and wine. You never go wrong going here. Cheers!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "9:30 reservation Saturday night. Extremely loud, not a good place for conversation over dinner. All seats are in or near the bar. Decor was nice, food selection was average with Uptown prices."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "waitress was less than acceptable. service was not the best. to me, not very appreciative of the customer. must do a lot of business and don't care. doubt i would return."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Made reservation on open table & specified We were celebrating my husbands bday and that we wanted a booth . Neither were mentioned nor given while we there ."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food at the place is unbeatable. Everything is beyond delicious. The wait staff however is rude and seems to be more concerned with their own personal appearance than making you feel welcome or even wanted. But hey, that's why there's a tip line on the receipt."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Enso has been one of my favorite restaurants in CLT for a few years. However, I was surprised on my most recent visit to see that the menu had changed and my favorite dish is no longer offered. Hopefully next time I'll find something that I like just as well."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Generally service can be hit or miss but the sushi is always top quality."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, great food, great service. You can't ask for much more in a dining experience. We love eating at Enso!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went for dinner last night. I arrived earlier and had a seat at thd bar. When my girlfriend arrived though the bar was pretty much empty we had to get a bartenders attention to greet her and get her a glass of wine. We then sat down with our server Marion who was amazing. She was personable knowledgable and just all around great. I have a peanut allergy and while eating the calamari I dipped a piece in the peanut sauce, Marion came out of nowhere and slapped the piece out of my hand. Now I know this isn't usual server behavior but basically she saved my life. I would absolutely go back but skip the bar part."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Brought some out of town colleagues to eat. Food was great- wine list & service average. Need some more mid-priced cabs."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The food was good--not great. I brought my daughter and her friends here for 16th birthday party and it was very expensive. I was hoping the food would be amazing, but it was just "good". I won't return because I have many other Asian restaurants that I eat at that are much cheaper and better food."
    Dined on 3/8/2014