Essence Restaurant & Lounge

Soul Food, Latin American

3829 6th Ave, Tacoma
(253) 503-0276


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Recent Reviews

I cannot say enough about the "wonderation" that is Essence Lounge. Besides the fact that they are great business people (they comped us a meal for a communication issue) they have the BEST catfish, greens and red beans I've tasted in this area. I'm from the south and I've had every variation of collards. Essence had the most legitimate southern greens I've had in the PNW this far. They were awesome. And the catfish?? fire. You will not be disappointed. Period.

This place is EVERYTHING! I know this because we ordered EVERYTHING! Smothered pork chops with an extra chop of course. Fried catfish with an extra fillet because we knew we wouldn't want to share! Best collards in town. Thinking about their Mac and cheese brings a tear to my eye... And amazing customer service to boot! We had to call a couple of times because their phones were on the fritz, and they gave us our (life changing) Mac and cheese free of charge! AND it's full review
We ordered takeout from Essence a few weeks ago, and we were so impressed with the flavors and quality of food. We were ordering a somewhat large amount of food (4 entrees and a couple sides), so we were told to give them 40 minutes. The order ended up taking over an hour, which would be something we'd take into consideration when ordering from here again. We really did love the food, and the employee helping us was very friendly. They comped two of our sides as an apology full review

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Monday 12 - 8PM
Tuesday 12 - 8PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12 - 8PM
Friday 12 - 8PM
Saturday 12 - 8PM
Sunday 12 - 8PM

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