Kanki North Market

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$30 and under
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Japanese
Planning a family dinner, birthday dinner or date night in North Raleigh? Try a meal at Kanki Japanese House of Steaks & Sushi in North Market Square, voted “Best Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar in the Triangle” for more than 14 years! Like all Kanki locations, our North Raleigh Japanese restaurant and sushi house serves up a wide selection of hibachi fare, sushi and other tasty menu items that you, your family and your friends are sure to love. Much of our food is expertly prepared by our chefs right at your table, providing a unique dining experience you’ll never forget.

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LynnS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Good COVID-19 measures in place. Felt very safe eating there.

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AyanaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think our chef’s name was Victor. He was phenomenal and very personable.

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great time. The chef was very entertaining and funny too. My family and I had a great dinner.

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KristyC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, got there a little before our reservation and were immediately sat. The cook was AMAZING! He was so engaged with us and exspecially toward my 8 yr old son. And he cooked the food very well. He was all we could talk about after we left. Such a great time!

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AngelaH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s my favorite place and I love the staff. I was pleased with how the setup is with the pandemic going on. I’m already ready to go back.

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ValerieJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly. Placed reservation it was easy to use. When arrived we were sat almost immediately

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Waitress was great, chef was great, food was great, restaurant was clean except floor was very slick around our table. What was not great was the pip squeak that approached us as we entered the restaurant approximately 5 minutes before our reservation time of 4:30pm. This guy, wearing a yellow shirt, approached us as we entered and asked us what we needed. Told him we had a 4:30 reservation. We then received a 'lecture' on how they didn't open the doors before 4:30 and that they were not able to accommodate us. His attitude upset my 15 year old granddaughter whose birthday we were celebrating. Being her birthday I kept my cool and said nothing. (I'm 6-3 230 lbs a country boy and usually do not do attitudes) His attitude set the stage for a very subdued birthday celebration. We have been patronizing Kanki since they opened in Raleigh at Crabtree. This however was the North Market Square location. We celebrate most occasions at Kanki but I will never patronize North Market Square Kanki again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Chef this trip was not as entertaining and engaging as others have been in the past. Food was ok, but again, I’ve had better experiences in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a good night out

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GeorgiaB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was excellent!!!!! Hope to get him again !!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , service and following protocol for covid 19

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jenniferb
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. Great food. We love going to Kanki!

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chimerar
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Kanki.. Despite the times they didnt miss a beat!!.. I lived that they new me once i said i had a reservation!. Never dissatisfied with this Kanki!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Birthday. We did not have a great experience with the waiter. Took extremely long to acknowledge any requests per myself and the other guests.

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WilliamN
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was ok. Not really worth the price but the staff is really friendly.

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vipash2k
Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Will go again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

70th Birthday with my family

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CharlesV
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great chef. Great atmosphere. Great place! Chef showed new tricks and was great fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Chef wasn’t as good as ones we’ve had in the past. Specific cooking requests were not meet that altered the taste of the food from what I like.

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NenehR
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I surprised my sister fir her birthday by taking her to Kanki. Something we have not experience together before.
The experience was wonderful amid the trying times of today but we still felt special. Very thankful for all that was done to make this bday celebration memorable. We both had leftovers fir at least two more meals each! Impressive.
We had the lava shrimp...I don't even like shrimp but this was very good! And we both got the Banzi trio entree, I opted out of all veggies with a substitution of brocolli, fantastic. Can't wait to dine again with the full menu available.

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NOHSAL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I'm not understanding why they blocked off tables "for social distancing"... But then --- sit you at the table with OTHER (strangers) people.
No masks of course, because you're eating.
Logic?

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TylerT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was Very nice, and was on top of her game. She refilled our drinks when needed and we didn’t have to ask. The chef was very funny and we all enjoyed him, and the food was delicious!

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Sjkakajsjsh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, nice people and good service. Very expensive

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EdnaA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very satisfied with both my service and my meal. I would definitely recommend Kanki.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great, our chef was AMAZING!! He seasoned the food so good!! I would love to have him every time! Our waitress was good our beverages stayed full.

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DonnaB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you put down your phone, you will notice that they put on quite a performance for you!

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WillG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere and very accommodating staff. I purposed to my girlfriend of 8 years and they were terrific, Drew our waiter and Victor our chef were both FANTASTIC! Looking forward to returning!!

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GeraldW2
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Efficient and friendly service. Food very well prepared from clearly very fresh ingredients (great fish). Yes, would eat here again.

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JimH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always have a great time a Khanki. It is our family's go-to place for special events!

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DeloresB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the atmosphere, and the cooking was very, very good and satisfying.

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BrendaS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kanki is one of my favorite restaurants. It is good to have excellent food and a good show.

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MelaP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I normally loveeeee Kanki!! it’s usually my favorite place to go but this time the food came out pretty bad. I’ve never had steak from a restaurant taste almost like rubber. It was super tough & over cooked and I didn’t ask for well done. I asked for medium. by the time I realized it was too late. If this is how business is going to go moving forward I’d need to reconsider a new favorite place. Don’t want to bite into steak and lose a tooth

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NiffyB90
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this location. Chef Mike definitely makes the experience enjoyable and his food is delicious!

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Keekee
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had reservations and we had to wait for a table. Our wait was a whole 1hr and 15 minutes later.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef was great and accommodating. Food was delicious. Waiter, Dennis, at the bar was awesome!

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StephenE
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had an enjoyable Anniversary dinner with the family for 5pm. Not busy at all around that time (is high was a plus). Had the table & chef to ourselves, which was nice due to the COVID seating rules. Food was tasty & the entertainment was fun (but seemed like the same routine as every other cool-in-front-of-you Japanese restaurant. Hoped for some originality. Portions were plentiful & we all had to box up our leftovers to go for later. For two adults & two kids (that don’t eat much), I felt the meal was a bit pricey. Enjoyed our spacious surroundings, but the restrooms could use a little renovating.

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MartinezS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I had a wonderful time and my food was prepared hot and fresh. My service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!

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KevinF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I made a reservation base on the websites recommendation. I thought by doing that it would help the flow of customers dinning in based on Covid19, but there was still a half hour wait.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kanki North Market using the Order Online button. Kanki North Market also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 876-4157.

Kanki North Market is rated 4.6 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

Kanki North Market does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.kanki.com/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.