Kanki North Market

4.5
335 Reviews
$30 and under
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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KESHONAH
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing chef. Great food. The best experience so far.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Colby was a fantastic waiter and the chief was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

My boyfriend ordered the emperors delight which includes chicken, filet mignon and shrimp. He only received 3 pieces of shrimps and a few pieces of chicken and the chef also gave me 3 shrimps and i didnt order that with my entree. I ordered the hibachi choice of two with chicken and filet mignon. I only received filet mignon. Not only that but the waitress was rude. First i received two phone calls confirming if i was coming. I arrived on time at 8:28. As we were seated by Kylie. We were immediately asked if we were ready to order to in which my boyfriend said im ready to order my appetizer. Once we finished ordering the lava shrimp she came back with our waters and asked if we were ready to order. We hadn’t even had time to look at the beverages menu we had literally just got done looking at the entree’s. Luckly we remembered the name of the frozen drink because we got it last time we went to kanki at crabtree. Not only that but the people next to us ended up getting the emperors delight and the others next to use were also mad bc they didnt get what they paid for. The food was delicious but i would have liked to have gotten what i paid for. He could have just gotten the hibachi chicken for $20 and myself the filet mignon for $24 rather than spending $33 and $30. I literally didnt get what i paid for. I didnt say anything in the place because everyone was cleaning and as soon as the chef left the table the waitress came and asked if anyone wanted boxes. We didnt even have time to enjoy our food. My boyfriend just got off work which he works at 6am to 7pm. The chef was nice and interactive but im not sure if it was him or the waitress who messed up our order. All i do know is I wont be coming to this location again how do I pay for a meal i didnt get half of?

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Hannah
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

absolutely horrible. had reservations and still took them 30 minutes to seat us. took almost an hour and a half for the server and cook to come get our drinks and food. when we asked management where our server and cook was, she said they didn’t know they must have forgot. service was AWFUL. food was not any better. didn’t make what half of our table asked for and all of it was under cooked. the chicken wasn’t even edible and the rice was still white when he got done cooking. Nobody took any food to go and got up and left. would not recommend and never going back!

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WandaD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good place to eat, great service, good location. Would come back again maybe fir lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Customer service was terrible

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our chef was excellent! We always have a great time when we come here. The only disappointment we had was that the portions were smaller than usual. We heard the other family that was sitting at our table make the same comment. This was a bit unusual because we have never left Kanki's feeling hungry but we did last night. The flavor of the food however was excellent.

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Foodie4lif
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter celebrating 8th birthday. Chef and staff were wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything was great

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Luv2eatout
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always KANKI was absolutely outstanding for our birthday celebration! Note with current staffing & COVID protocols this Kanki is not excepting walk-ins. Make a reservation on-line before coming. Food and service (Rick & Kobe, Noah helped also even though we were not his table) were great! The young man and young lady clearing plates did a good good also just didn’t get their names. We were all very happy with this visit-apps, sushi & main meal were perfect!

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TwinMama
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time at Kanki. Victor was awesome and made my daughters feel very special for their birthday. He did a great show and the food was delicious as always.

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Nish
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming, service and food good. The cost is affordable.

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SaraO
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was excellent!!

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AdamS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, staff was friendly and everything was in a timely manner. 5 stars

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richardf
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great better than the other times we went, great size portions too

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PamelaC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff is always pleasant and the food was excellent!

LH
LaurenH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and Giovanni who was our server. Would go back again!!

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent! My kids really enjoyed themselves.

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AmyN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We didn’t get service for an hour after our reservation time. The rice was bland and the service was just okay. They gave my husband some melted ice cream for his birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No social distancing in place any longer (but you absolutely have to wear a mask until seated, just to be crammed it with other people, then you can remove your mask!) because that’s logical! We were sat and waited over an hour and all we got was our drinks (water). The group of 5 that were seated with us got up and left after 20 minutes. The server explained that there was only 3 of them working the entire restaurant (at 6pm on a Friday!) So we had a bit of patience. After bringing our drinks, she said “let me go check and see if they’re going to seat anyone else with you and then I’ll be back to take your order.” About another 10 minutes go by and they brought an additional chair over, and sat a new family down with us, even though there was not enough room for them, hence the extra chair. Waitress took their drink order. Brought their drinks over, then disappeared again. At that point we had waited long enough. We got up and left. Manager couldn’t have cared less. He should be fired immediately. He can be quick to jump on you about a mask, but can’t staff a restaurant. Who wants this kind of service when paying $70-$100 for a night out??? We went to Kabuki in Cary where we had a lovely dinner and got our money’s worth, and actually felt valued. Save your time and your money and go elsewhere!

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ColeenH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and chef were fantastic! They were very personable and did a great job taking care of our large party.

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Natti
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were here about two weeks ago and my companion really enjoyed the scallops and shrimp hibachi. This time she decided to just get the scallops(they are an extra 3.00) which we are aware of but she thought it would be more than qty 5 since she didn’t get the combo and it’s not. She was not happy and they didn’t have the lemon and butter like last time either. I guess every cook, cooks them differently but I’m not sure they should.

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DavidR
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the food was delicious as usual.

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BeverlyE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Japanese steakhouses! We have eaten at North Raleigh and Crabtree locations.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered a half roll of Firecracker and a full roll of Carolina roll. They were both extremely delicious! My wife had the hibachi shrimp, but I wanted a different flavor and experience. Kanki delivered for me! It was our anniversary, and we had a wonderful experience.

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jeremy
Raleigh
66 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always fun for a special occasion. It's not inexpensive. Dinner for 6 was $200 (3 were children), but it's a good time, and everyone enjoyed their food. One surprise was that they no longer do the flaming zen shrimp appetizer. Miss that.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had our grandma with us and they took way too long to start cooking. She doesn’t want to go back there. The food was good.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor was awesome!! Great energy. He interacted with the entiregroup

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GeorgiaB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grandson’s birthday and our 53rd wedding anniversary.

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ErinT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great wait staff and chef. Long wait for chef after being seated (over 45 minutes). We were having fun visiting so it was okay. Loud party nearby.

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LisaL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chef was great! Put on a nice, show, the food was great and we met a nice family and lady that sat at our table😊

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RochelleR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the overall experience was enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I’ve never had a bad experience at this location! That’s the reason why frequent it! Out glasses stayed full, the chef was very entertaining and everyone came by to check on us!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Good food. Great entertainment. Always fun!

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Nikshawsma
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant. Be sure to set an reservation if you are going on a Sunday.

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JordanM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We booked the reservation online and received prompt service once we arrived. The food was delicious, and the prices really weren’t bad. My wife LOVES the hibachi style dinners so we will definitely be back!

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JeanneL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and consistent. I have never had a bad experience here.

JB
JayB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is squishing people up at one table. They had 11 people sitting at one table. When asking to be accommodated they didn’t. The food barely had any flavor. Also had to wait an extended amount of time to get a refill on my drink. Service is awful.

If you’re still nervous about eating in public due to Covid-19, DON’T eat here. Everyone is on top of everyone.

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catherine
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our first time at Kani's and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to another location and this one was far better. The cook we had was perfect and served the best steak we have had from any Japanese steakhouse. Highly recommend!

FAQs

Kanki North Market offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 876-4157.

Kanki North Market is rated 4.5 stars by 335 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.