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About Permanently Closed - Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Asian, Sushi, Pan-Asian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday: Noon - 4pm
Monday - Wednesday: 4pm - 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 1am
Sunday: 4pm - 10pm
Sunday - Thursday: 4pm - 7pm
College and Trade
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live DJ, in our Sake Lounge: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday beginning at 8:00pm until close.
ENSO Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar offers a wide selection of menus to suit your catering needs. Please contact Ashley Morris for current options and pricing.
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.
You can take the Lynx light rail or a Charlotte Area Transit System bus, both of which stop right at the EpiCentre.
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Ashley Morris for your private dining needs.
Private Party Contact:
Ashley Morris: (704) 716-3676
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Enso's Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in our Sake lounge. Specials include $6 select bistro and sushi specials as well as daily drink specials.
Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
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Meh. The food was closer to room temp than hot. The roll we had was great, but the chicken curry was bland. Service was slightly subpar for the price. I had made a reservation on OT but still had to wait 20 min for a table, which is not uncommon just undesirable. It was the second time there and I probably wouldn't recommend it for the price which was 72 for 2 (no drinks).
Had a 6:30 reservation ahead of an 8:00 concert. We were seated & greeted immediately. At that time the waiter told us that the sushi bar was backed up. That happens. I get it. We orderd drinks and food. It took over an hour for our drinks to arrive. This included sodas and iced tea. Totally unacceptable. Even worse we spoke to the manager who seemed thoroughly perplexed as to why we had an issue.
We left and had hot dogs at the stadium.
Apparently Sept 14th was not a good night for Enso because it was the worst service for a lot of people. We had a 615 reservation, ordered at 630 ( we had a concert to get to) and we didn't get our food until 8.. 1.5 hrs later (!!!) and that's only because we complained and had to track down the manager. I even went to the sushi counter and had to directly order our sushi bc they didn't have our ticket. We told the manager that we weren't paying for the meal and she was fine w it. That's the only reason they would even get the one star. It was just awful.
I was here for a bachelorette party on a Saturday night. It was the perfect place for our dinner. The energy was lively with a dj, and the sushi was fantastic. The wait staff made sure to make the bride feel special with some extra complementary drinks. Great experience!
A warm welcome, exceptional service and a culinary delight do not describe this restaurant in any way, shape or form. However the lack of server attention and level of unprofessionalism we're on full display. Waited 45 minutes for soups and salads and 90 minutes for entrees to arrive. I wish I could say the food was worth the wait. It wasn't. Orders were wrong. Staff seems totally overwhelmed. Luckily, they excel at excuses and diversion. Walk next door Firehouse Subs and have a far better experience.
Huge disappointment! We made a reservation here after turning down other options for our anniversary. It was restaurant week so we'd expect restaurants to be on top of things so people get a good impression. We had a 9pm reservation and after the waitress brought us water and took our order, 30 minutes went by and we didn't even get a drink menu or our salads. We flagged down the manager and let her know and she said she'd take care of it. In the meantime, the waitress passed by us twice and never stopped by. Still no salad or drunk menu. The music was insanely loud for a restaurant. It's more like a club than an "Asian Bistro" or even an upbeat environment. The waitress couldn't even hear us the few times we did see her when we first got there. Also, there air conditioning must have been messed up bc it was HOT in there! So many people were fanning themselves. Ultimately, we got uncomfortable and tired of waiting. We let the hostess know we were leaving and went elsewhere. Luckily, it wasn't too late to make another reservation. We expected more.
Had an amazing experience at this beautifully decorated Asian Bistro. We chose this restaurant as a lunch spot for our Bachelorette Weekend. We had the most perfect time. Our party of seven was seated in an intimate round table spot with a beautiful ambiance. Great atmosphere, great food and amazing service.
We came for the happy hour specials at the bar. When we sat, we were told we could be moved to a table and took it. We were then told we couldn't get the happy hour food despite it being the servers who told us we could move to a table. Having worked in the restaurant business, I felt like this was pretty poor customer service on the managers part to then not give us the deal. We also sat at the table for quite a while without even water on the table. I understand it the place is busy but there were maybe a handful of other tables and multiple waiters standing around. The bartender also sat around and chatted with the servers instead of just making the drinks. I loved the sushi but was really disappointed in the poor service
My wife and I were visiting our son in Charlotte and he took us to Enso...we understand why this restaurant is one of his favorites! The decor is sleek and modern, the wait staff led by Jennifer was excellent, and the food and drink were outstanding. We started with Miso Soup and Ginger Salads that were very good. We then ordered the Sashimi Platter and a variety of Sushi Rolls...all were outstanding! We love good sushi and Enso served some of the best we have experienced and in an elegant atmosphere. We will plan to return on a future trip.
Our second visit did not disappoint from the fun vibe, excellent service, multplicity of choices to well prepared food which arrived displayed to whet your appetite. We started with chicken lettuce wraps and steamed shrimp dumplings. Both were tasty and are on the have again list. The chicken was on the ragged edge of being too spicy for me (I am a bit of a spice whimp but making slow and steady strides) but it was so tasty I kept at it! The dumplings were tender and came with a nice dipping sauce (could use a more generous amount please). I ordered fried rice with my main course - traded it in for plain white rice as it was well prepared but had a sweet taste that I didn't care for. Truthfully their rice is just ok - personal taste. The kung pao shrimp was really good - not the traditional preparation but well done. The szechuan beef was tender and received a thumbs up from my husband who is not easy to please. We had enough for dinner the next day! Enso's riff on Asian cusine is a winner. It is on our to return to list for future trips to the Queen City.
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