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Kanki Durham, Durham, NC

Kanki Durham

4.4
4.4
310 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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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,Mon - 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 310 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for Groups

  • Durham

    Good for Groups

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  1. SA

    SoniaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the chef very friendly and food so good very nice and clean
  2. MM

    MiaMoss

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    We were the last to be seated at a table of 6. The waiter was nice but not efficient AT ALL! My husband asked for a shot “chilled” he asked if he wanted him to “roll the glass around in some ice” (do you not have glasses just… chilling in the freezer?) Also the cook immediately asked if it was anyones birthday? There were two birthdays at the table. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary, however, there was no acknowledgement of that even though I made “special occasion” clear on my reservation. The question SHOULD HAVE been “Is anyone celebrating something special tonight?”. Still there was no birthday song or anything special done for those that were celebrating their birthdays, just a simple “happy birthday” but there was singing at other tables. I felt kinda bad for the 13 yr old especially. My husband didn’t get his salad with his soup, he got it about 20 minutes after. He forgot our drinks, I had to remind him that I was sitting there choking on rice without my sweet tea. I’d also told him I wanted to order a cocktail once I had my food, never did get that. The food was great still, but the service was NOT. Very disappointed
  3. PA

    PamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server and chef were both amazing! The food was excellent ambiance was perfect!!!
  4. JM

    JackM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good, the cook was very skillful, the atmosphere was pleasant.
  5. JG

    JoshuaG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was wonderful, even though she was new she did a great job. Cook was awesome as well. Overall impressed as always.
  6. D

    Dg5462

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, we were celebrating anniversary and it was all good.
  7. KZ

    KenZ

    Tampa

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fantastic time. Great food and plenty of fun at the Hibachi table with our Chef, Hector! Can’t wait to go back!
  8. JD

    JD1004

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Was disappointed in our last visit to Kanki Durham. The waiter only checked on the table once which was towards the end of the meal. The cook was rude to my kid and his friend at the table. The cook shared his disappointment in the waiter. Restaurant staff should never air their disappointment or disgust in front of customers. It’s UNPROFESSIONAL.
  9. RS

    RichS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were celebrating my Grandson birthday and he loves to come there. We had been there a few years ago. We got right in on time, service and food were good. Always have a good time there. Thanks,
  10. WB

    WandaB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Birthday Seemed distracted and disinterested
  11. JD

    JudithD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did an early, 4:30, reservation because of my 2 small grandsons,4 & 7, eating at the restaurant for the first time. The food was delicious, even to the picky 7 year old. The miso soup was a big hit, along with the salad. The young one was into the shrimp,the older boy was into the chicken. The adults were into a night out. The staff was very accommodating
  12. CW

    CharleneW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! I will definitely be returning. The staff was amazing
  13. DG

    DaleG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was good but not on par with cost. Could have had a better steak for a third less at Outback.
  14. AP

    AnneP

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very attentive staff, always enjoy the show.
  15. TW

    TaraW

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    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…
  16. DB

    DonnaB

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great. My granddaughters first visit and our cook didn’t put on much of a show That was disappointing but food was great.
  17. TL

    TinaL

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was Amazing!! Great customer service and very clean atmosphere!!! My party of 7 had no complaints
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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 .
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Start serving lobster
  24. 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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration for 2 guests
  27. 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
  28. 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!
  29. 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.
  30. MS

    MaryS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good place to celebrate and be entertained.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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..........
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 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.

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 4.4 stars by 310 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 14 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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