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Kanki Durham, Durham, NC

Kanki Durham

4.2
4.2
295 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Since 1972, Kanki has been the Triangle’s favorite Japanese steakhouse and sushi house.
Located in West Durham on Mount Moriah Road, Kanki Durham serves up delicious hibachi lunches and dinners, sushi and much more.

Our Durham, NC Japanese restaurant is the only Kanki location with a To-Go number, and we make picking up take out orders fast and simple with designated parking spaces and an easily accessible “Take Out” door.

Kanki will only seat complete parties. Please have all your guests accounted for prior to seating. Incomplete parties must wait to be seated until all has arrived.

Our service at the Teppanyaki Tables are quite Unique where the Chefs and Servers split gratuities equally. 15% Gratuity is Recommended. Arigato!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Steakhouse, Teppanyaki

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 401-6908

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Kanki will only seat complete parties. Please have all your guests accounted for prior to seating. Incomplete parties must wait to be seated until all has arrived. Our service at the Teppanyaki Tables are quite Unique where the Chefs and Servers split gratuities equally. 15% Gratuity is Recommended. Arigato!

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Parking details

    Located in West Durham on Mount Moriah Road, Kanki Durham serves up delicious hibachi lunches and dinners, sushi and much more. Our Durham, NC Japanese restaurant is the only Kanki location with a To-Go number, and we make picking up take out orders fast and simple with designated parking spaces and an easily accessible “Take Out” door.

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Offers

  • Daily Drink Specials

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM,Tue - Thu - 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Enjoy daily drink specials at Kanki Durham Sunday-1/2 price bottles of wine Monday - Draft Beers 1/2 Price Tuesday - $5 Wine Glasses Wednesday - $5 Martinis Thursday - Sake 1/2 Price

What 295 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for Groups

  • Durham

    Good for Groups

  • Durham

    Special Occasion

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  1. TW

    TaraW

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I was a little bit disappointed with this location. I must admit the Crabtree location is better.. also it has become extremely overpriced. Just moved from Wilmington where a similar hibachi steakhouse combination (shrimp and steak) includes the soup salad fried rice AND noodles for $26… at kanki it was $36 and was not as good. I hope they get back to where they once were…
  2. TL

    TinaL

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was Amazing!! Great customer service and very clean atmosphere!!! My party of 7 had no complaints
  3. JO

    JoyO

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    overall experience was outstanding but upon arrival it took about 10 minutes before anyone acknowledge us there was no hostess to greet us
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The food was okay, the cook had no personality what so ever. He barely said two words, everyone had to ask for sauce and drinks several times. The waitress rushed us to eat. I don’t think I’ll be going back to that location.
  5. VP

    VictorP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Nice dinner option with excellent food, you'll share table if you want to be in the grill area so keep that in mind
  6. KP

    KeithP

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food and drinks were good. The service was great. It was pretty quiet. We enjoyed ourselves.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place food is excellent. One thing they need to start serving is lobster .
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Start serving lobster
  9. HH

    HeatherH

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my daughter’s 9th birthday last night at Kanki. The food, service, and chefs are consistently great and Kanki always delivers a great experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Godson's Birthday. He wanted Sushi
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration for 2 guests
  12. PT

    PrestonT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to eat & was clean also. Food & drinks were good as well
  13. JT

    JaysonT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was great and we all enjoyed our food and chef!
  14. BS

    BarryS

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience! Our hostess was super friendly and chef was great.
  15. MS

    MaryS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good place to celebrate and be entertained.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The service was terrible. 45 minutes for water. Mid-scheduled chefs. It was one of the top worst dining experiences in my life. Our chef was kind. But it was overall incredibly disappointing.
  17. MT

    MichelleT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I have always loved Kanki. Our server was great and very attentive. However, he got our orders incorrect but thankfully the chef asked and this was confirmed prior to cooking. Also, my steak was not cooked exactly as I had hoped but it was tasty. The shrimp were a little overcooked to me but still tasty. Lastly, they asked if anyone was celebrating anything special and it was my birthday. However, I thought you normally sing a song and provide sherbet but I was not given this. This was a little disappointing as well. Overall, I enjoyed the experience and the chef was great, food was very tasty, and the salad and soup was delicious as well.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great
  19. EM

    EllieMC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Compared to other Japanese Steak Houses that are similar in format, my experience at Kanki was okay. The food wasn't bad, but it was a bit on the bland side. The sushi is the exception to this. It was phenomenal! The chef was very skilled, but the experience of watching them cook was a bit of a let down compared to other places that show it up a bit more for the crowd. Our server was nice, but was more interested in interacting with the other family at our table than with us. We ended up sitting for about 10 minutes just waiting because they forgot our take home boxes, but brought the other family theirs. They also regularly brought the other family refills, but not us. The restaurant over all was beautiful. The host did do an excellent job of paying attention to our reservation request of sitting at the end of a table. And was very polite and helpful.
  20. TG

    TracyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were seated right on time with our reservation. Food and service was great.
  21. KA

    KANKI

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    DON'T GO HERE! We waited over and hour and a half ateatementaand had only received some watery soup/broth and warm iceberg lettuce. The manager told us they were short of help. That was an understatement. I've been before and it was great so I had no idea how bad it's become. The right thing would have been for the management to tell us it would be a couple hours and let us decide if we wanted to wait. We did not..........
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The chef didn’t put on any show let alone speak to the table. Very disappointed because you pay for that experience. Also, the veggies were still raw. It was like the chef just wanted to be done cooking. I will say the server was amazing though.
  23. BW

    BettyW

    Greensboro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The food was not seasoned properly. Ribeye was tough and the chicken wasn't cooked all the way through. Exorbitant prices with low quality food. So disappointing.
  24. CD

    ClavinD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    If you don’t have a party of more than six, they will put strangers at your table and with everything going on right now you are subjected to other people germs and COVID exposure. They claim all restrictions are lifted, but this is crazy to restrict people to exposure.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Service from wait staff and cook was really good. But taste and quality if food was mediocre. Restaurant was maybe 1/2 full but a lot of teppanyaki tables were closed. Probably due to lack of sufficient staff.
  26. MK

    MsKayBee

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tableside chef was very entertaining! Our dinner was delicious! An awesome ending to our Mother's Day celebration!
  27. M

    Mother

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We were seated fairly quickly. It did take awhile to receive our drink order Food was good although not plentiful
  28. TK

    TK22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, food and service was delicious
  29. KB

    KatelynB

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good and the service was great. It was a nice night out, even if it was a little overpriced.
  30. CF

    ChuckF

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely one of the best, most consistent high quality meals you can get. Our favorite for 25 years!
  31. CH

    CardellH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and it was an excellent experience
  32. L

    Lydia

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Pleasant server and chef. Food was good and a little dessert for anniversary couple
  33. SS

    ScottieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservations were correct…not much waiting and the food was delicious. My family enjoyed our time!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was good, I liked it
  35. VS

    VirginiaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was great - but the prices have gone up and the quantity has gone down. :-(
  36. J

    Jeanie

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We took our grandchildren to their 1st Hibachi experience and we all thoroughly enjoy both the experience and the food. We would definitely return.
  37. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed with the food at Kanki! Always delicious.
  38. CA

    ChannettaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice. Great food, my daughter loved it! Will be back
  39. R

    Robert

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Arrived early and went to the bar until our table was ready. The bar staff and sushi staff were amazing. The hibachi chef was mediocre. No personality and minimal interaction. Food was delicious which made up for it. Will return. Just hope for a different chef next time
  40. BP

    BethP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall but y’all should definitely get rid of the masks to walk in. SO SILLY. Everyone has them off at the tables but not at the door. Lollllll Same room, same air!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kanki Durham using the Order Online button. Kanki Durham also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Kanki Durham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 401-6908.

Kanki Durham is rated 4.2 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Kanki Durham

3504 Mount Moriah Rd, Durham, NC 27707-9015

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Steakhouse, Teppanyaki

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Located in West Durham on Mount Moriah Road, Kanki Durham serves up delicious hibachi lunches and dinners, sushi and much more. Our Durham, NC Japanese restaurant is the only Kanki location with a To-Go number, and we make picking up take out orders fast and simple with designated parking spaces and an easily accessible “Take Out” door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (919) 401-6908

  • Private party facilities

    Kanki will only seat complete parties. Please have all your guests accounted for prior to seating. Incomplete parties must wait to be seated until all has arrived. Our service at the Teppanyaki Tables are quite Unique where the Chefs and Servers split gratuities equally. 15% Gratuity is Recommended. Arigato!

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