Permanently Closed - An Asian Cuisine

4.5
1650 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian

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An is an authentic Asian cuisine restaurant that offers a modern setting in Cary, North Carolina. The food is created with a unique technique designed by the chef that turns traditional Asian ingredients into whimsical versions of authentic fare. Guests at An are always welcome to ask for recommendations and information from any of the highly knowledgeable staff.



The menu at An includes lunch and dinner options as well as plenty of sushi. Guests can enjoy a white dragon roll, a shrimp tempura or a bowl of duck and noodles at lunch. Dinner might start with sesame tempura yams, a special Hong Kong take on chicken and waffles or the house special ramen. Vegetarian versions of many of the dishes are available at An.


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4.5
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Deacon
Raleigh
75 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience5

AN is one of the best restaurants in the Triangle!! Great cuisine, great wine, and wonderful ambiance. Cannot go wrong at this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent cuisine with superior service and a great place for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. One minor glitch was in scheduling since we had to wait about 20 minutes for our table.

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vipDebM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was reported An's closed today. Such a great restaurant, will be missed.

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vipfishbones
Raleigh
58 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience. Beautiful food. Always a pleasure.

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vipKay46
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The waiter was attentive. I enjoyed black cod entree and spring rolls which were beautifully presented. The side dishes were too salty without eating rice. The portion size was very small so that my guest did not have enough food.

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vipCHSfoodie
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Very slow service and food delivery . Did not matter as they added 20% for our party. Disappointed in the dining experience though food was excellent.

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vipluvfood
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried several sashimi which was excellent. Flounder was also great.

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LuvBullCityFood
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a birthday dinner and the food was amazing. Great wine list and wonderful ambience. Great for a cozy dinner date!

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CharlesS
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant. The food and service were superb. I will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Tiny portions, weird sauces. Interesting combination of eccentric flavors. Not authentic, more of an asian "fusion" restaurant. Food is kind of pricey, not too hefty, but portions are small compared to price. Too much garnish, more focused on how food looks rather than how it tastes.

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vipSpreener
Raleigh
70 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always solid. SAS rolls all around and tail of two tunas with Riesling. Service consistently good and always informative. Happy New Year !

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JohnM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most elegant and delightful places I've dined! The waitress and waiter were spot on! I proposed to my girlfriend and they made it extra special going above and beyond what I could've ever imagined!

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vipJHG8
Raleigh
38 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Their wait staff has been bowdlerized by their hotel owner (name withheld, but it is across the street and Very Posh). As a result, the new staff in training was hurried, hesitant and fretful.
A shame. An has been a stalwart of the Raleigh fine food scene. The kitchen has remained formidable.

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MeggieH
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the food and presentation at An. The must haves are the Pork belly buns and the wings. the sushi was also amazing!!! Try the Lychee cocktail...YUM

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BenC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was terrific. Service was a bit unsophisticated and overdone. Too many checks at the table, but server knew very little about the wines or he dishes.

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MegP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! It is an experience. Great food! Great Service! Beautiful place!

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Violy
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the experience. Dione, our server was wonderful, thank you! SAS roll was sooo good, also love the snapper. My family loved the place and the food!

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vipBDCorum
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An never disappoints. This is one of my favorite restaurants for a business lunch.

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Beth
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOved the birthday meal. (They did not do anything special for the birthday meal, did not even bring a candle.) other wise our meal was perfect! Loved the lettuce wraps, the back ground music was just right and the service wonderful. I will go back and back and back

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DonM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went there for our wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was amazing and the service was the best service we have received at a restaurant in the United States. The food was outstanding and fresh. The drinks were cold and mixed very well. The attention to every detail is A+. We cannot wait to go back.

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vipFoodie
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An is easily our favorite restaurant in the Triangle. From food to service this restaurant has it all.

This eclectic restaurant has a handful of different options to choose from depending on what you feel like: fish, meat, sushi, vegetarian etc... The service was phenomenal, and our server Deon, in particular provided the best service we have ever experienced to date. He was quick to answer every question we had (we had many); very detailed, polite, professional, friendly with a good sense of humor. When our food came we felt pampered as they had a team approach and presented the meal all together in one swoop.

We were blown away by every single item that was brought out: The sesame tempura asparagus, the pot stickers with the black tea sauce and the asian green salad were our appetizer choices-- highly recommended. For dinner our group had the red snapper, crispy prawns, chicken & waffles, along with the giant shrimp tempura roll and the vegetable mango roll -- again all highly recommended. In addition they brought out jalapeno cheddar muffins, and blueberry peach scones, their special for the evening, and something we could not get enough of (I wish they served breakfast or had these on the regular menu). The complimentary pre dessert was a delicious addition as well. We had a variety of dessert options, but the chocolate chip cookies and shot of milk was the tables favorite. The chefs at this restaurant are some of the best in the area, and are able to create all of these exceptional options that turned out flavorful and divine. We will definitely return on a regular basis to this remarkable restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience as usual. Super warm inside, a/c not working well so a bit uncomfortable for my guests.

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DavidG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2016
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our experience: great, creative fusion dishes in search of significantly better coordinated table services; arbitrary wait to actual reserved seating time (table was available 10 mins. prior to seating); attractive decor; lighting in main dining area could be 'warmer'.

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vipFoodophile
Raleigh
46 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service!

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demanding1
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Daily bento box mediocre

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vipKathy
Raleigh
76 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Worth the trip - especially if you want to impress. The service started off a little slow but we had asked for a different table and our server was already busy. Anyway, it ended up being a great evening with a variety of food presented in unusual ways.

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Esther
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We didn't get seated at the reservation time... Went to bar --- took a too much time before we were even greeted, because they were so busy giving the waiters the dining people their drinks. Our order was not correct either. We ordered most our sushi sashimi- it was served nigiri style ...:(

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KimW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An is one of our favorite restaurants in Cary. The sushi/sashimi is always fresh, and the staff impeccable.

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tgreenster
Wilmington
20 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and it was perfect. Raymond , our waiter, was fantastic. The perfect amount of attention.
We started by sharing the Spicy tuna 2 ways roll. My husband ordered the lamb chop entree and I had the snapper. Both were superb. We finished with the rhubarb dessert and drinks. Delicious!
Highly recommend.

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vipRandy
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is off the charts, me and my friends get consistent service and high quality food every visit. You get what you pay for, and I don't mind paying for quality.

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luvsushi
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to An many times, and have never been disappointed. We keep it for special occasions, which we seem to have had a lot of lately, but we have also been there for lunch. Service it attentive without being intrusive. Wait staff remember us from previous visits, which always surprises us! I had the Lamb entrée, which was a small portion, but beautifully prepared and presented, and it was delicious. We shared the Thai wings and the Foie Gras as appetizers. The wings were generous, the foie Gras is small, but exquisite. I can't comment on the sushi, but my husband and son both had it, and always enjoy it. It is my husband's favorite place to go for sushi, and he loves sushi. He says it is always very fresh, and he primarily eats the plain raw fish. This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but you get what you pay for, and we will be back.

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vipStacyH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The sushi is authentic and fresh. We ordered several small plates, sushi and drinks for a total of $200 for the two of us. The server was very unattentive. We brought a cave collection bottle of Far Niente wine from our wine club with them (an does not carry any Far Niente) and despite a $25 corkage fee, the waitress wanted to check the wine list before agreeing and would not chill the wine other than an offer to "stick it in the fridge". I was embarrassed, so agreed to order a bottle that was already chilled off their wine list - which was a very affordable list. I can assure you the restaurant profited less than $25 on my $40 bottle. It was a 20 minute wait for the initial cocktail order and 45 minutes before she returned to take our dinner order. There is usually a parting treat of sweets and we were told to wait for it to arrive. We waited 20 minutes after paying our bill and it never arrived. We will not return. There are too many other good places to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was spot-on. The food was fantastic with a fun and adventurous menu. We will be going back.

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JessD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I took my husband to An's for lunch for his birthday. The meal and service was great. My 7 year old loved the restaurant! He thought that the food was excellent and scored his experience a 9/10. He wants to return for his birthday! My only complaint is that they do not have a kid's menu. It isn't a big issue for my son because he likes to eat just about everything. However, this could be an issue for some kids. We will definitely return.

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vipJimP
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience, as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my wife on her birthday. Food and service excellent. Appetizers were awesome recommend the asparagus and potstickers.

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vipGiorgio
Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son was visiting and we wanted to do something special. My wife and I had been to An previously and were impressed by both the food and service. They did not let us down. The three of us all ordered the kaiseke and the 8 courses did not disappoint. From the canapes to the sushi, sea bass, filet and desserts, each course was better than the next. My kudos to the chef. And like General MacArthur, we shall return.

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vipstevejnc
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came again to celebrate our anniversary, and found that the quality and standards have only improved. This was a wonderful experience, and I would like to commend and thank everyone at An for making our anniversary dinner such a pleasure.

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MargaretK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to An, our first visit was so exceptional that we decided that a second visit was necessary before I came back to the New York Area. As before the everything was amazing. One of the great things about An is that between each of your courses they give you little things to try and the continued attention of the servers is beyond your expectations. If you live or visit Raleigh you MUST go to this restaurant. Each server is amazing and extremely knowledgeable. I wish there was an "An" in the New York Area. Should I visit Raleigh again, this restaurant will be the first one I will go to and maybe the second one also.

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Permanently Closed - An Asian Cuisine is rated 4.5 stars by 1650 OpenTable diners.