Kanki North Market

4.6
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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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What 146 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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CharlesV
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
12 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
12 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.

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TimP
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Chef was very nice, but not entertaining. Didn’t do grill side “tricks” kind of boring. Food was excellent

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SWandHubs
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall it was a good experience. The wait staff mentioned it was only his second day, and the chef said just about the same thing about himself. They forgot our soup and salad, but it was really fine. The food was great. The price seems very high. The sushi sampler was just ok. But it was really pricey. The price was quite high overall for the amount of food. $29 for rice, zucchini, and chicken and shrimp. Per person. Our total bill was $79 without tip or drinks.

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JeanetteB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great. It's the perfect date spot to celebrate a special occasion.

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GabrielD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

This place use to be awesome; don’t know what happened. Had 8pm reservation and we didn’t get seated till 8:45. No salad was brought out even though we were asked what dressing. The chef was great and dinner wAs delicious. Not sure I’ll come back though.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very Good!!!!!!!!!!!

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ChuckW
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service.... always love Kanki. Generous portions, made for lunch the next day also!

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Bleonard
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I throughly enjoyed our chief. I am actually enjoying the Kanki more now than before COVID due to the ability to make reservations and not be piled on a table so close.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Our chef was spot on!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Little less lemon next time.

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Kiwi
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and food was excellent! Our cook was very entertaining and service was quick.

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HeatherS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. This was the fastest trip I ever had to Kanki. 1 hour in and out. I guess because there is so
Many
Less
People allowed inside. It was really cold
Inside.like painful cold. But other than that it was
Great

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AnnB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite place to eat. Server remember our order and chefs are excellent.

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KyleH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion, kanki is the best restaurant in town.

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TeeRee00
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and awesome food! Chef was great!!!

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GinaB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my dining experience. My only issue was despite making a reservation, we had to be put on waiting list for grill demonstration area. Online reservation does not give you the option to choose so keep in mind. The hostess was great about getting us seated in a timely fashion though. We waited an additional 40 mins so not too bad. Service was 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good but appetizers were better

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love having a date night here with my wife.

FAQs

Kanki North Market does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 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 146 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.