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Permanently Closed - Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar

738 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Asian, Sushi, Pan-Asian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday: Noon - 4pm

Monday - Wednesday: 4pm - 11pm
Thursday: 4pm-1am
Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 1am
Sunday: 4pm - 10pm

Happy Hour:
Sunday - Thursday: 4pm - 7pm
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Phone number
(704) 716-3676
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Haim Aizenberg
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Private party facilities
Please contact Ashley Morris for your private dining needs.
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Private party contact
Ashley Morris: (704) 716-3676
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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.
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Cross street
College and Trade
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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.
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Public transit
You can take the Lynx light rail or a Charlotte Area Transit System bus, both of which stop right at the EpiCentre.
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Live DJ, in our Sake Lounge: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday beginning at 8:00pm until close.
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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.
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
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBadgersrock (Western NC)
1.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

Per Open Table the restaurant is permanently closed. I did not receive a notification from Open Table or
Enso Asian Bistro. I found out by accident when I looked at my upcoming reservations in the app and didn’t see it. I checked further and saw you had marked it as permanently closed. I was able to find another restaurant. Please look into this problem.

vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
1.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

The restaurant was closing the next day. We had a drink and left.

vipgreat (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Closing new week -- what a shame
Closing new week -- what a shame

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

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).

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
2.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

took more than an hour to get our 2nd round of drinks during a pre concert rush... 1.5 hrs for food to come...

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
1.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

Service was terrible. Our waitress said the place was closing down and the morale was low.

Iopvacation (Charlotte)
1.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

There was a concert and by 6:40 they ran out of the most popular dishes. Waited for drinks for 45 min

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
1.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

Waitress was great, but drinks and food were extremely slow to get out.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
1.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

Worst experience ever...poor service, understaffed, 60 minute wait for food, poor food quality ... excuse was that they just found out restaurant was closing so staff quit.

vipDCfoodie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

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!

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
3.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

To many young drunk kids hanging around outside and this is not the place for adult dining on a Saturday night

vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined on August 31, 2017

Food was not great. I believe the salad made me sick. Bathrooms had a plumbing issue in the sinks and could not wash my hands.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

Great Sushi “Godfather “ best I have had in Charlotte! You get what you pay for! Will definitely go back!