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Kanki North Market, Raleigh, NC

Kanki North Market

4.3
4.3
629 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.

An 18% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Steakhouse, Teppanyaki
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–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) 876-4157
  • 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. An 18% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more. Arigato!

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 North Market 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 629 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Kid-friendly

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for groups

  • Raleigh

    Kid-friendly

  • Raleigh

    Good for groups

629 Reviews
  1. PaulaW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there for my daughters birthday. The food was delicious, the staff were on point and courteous, Me , my daughter and grandson, age 7 had an excellent time. we especially enjoyed the chicken wing appetizer, perfect!

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  2. DavidA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter took quite a long time to get to our table initially. We could have had more drinks if he would have come over sooner. Otherwise, great service

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  3. AllisonF

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our chef was absolutely AMAZING!!! He made the experience wonderful!!!

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  4. GeorgiaB

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our chef was Ricky and he was superb! The food was delicious!!!! This is definitely our restaurant to celebrate special occasions!!!!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great as usual but we were a little disappointed in the fact that for our birthday celebration there was no complimentary sherbet....we've always (15 years plus) celebrated there and looked forward to the dessert. Oh well....nothing remains the same.

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  6. LydiaW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food! Highly recommend! Will eat there again.

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  7. JoeE

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chef was amazing best I have ever had. Food was seasoned perfect

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  8. RaleighJTP

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was OK. Had to wait an hour once seated, with reservations, for chief to start cooking. Long wait!

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  9. DavidB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came to celebrate my wife's birthday. Couldn't have asked for a better time. I appreciated the skill of our chef, the attentiveness of our server, and the sense of humor of both. Will definitely come again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited over an hour at the table before anyone came to serve us

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at lunch. It was not busy, the price was reasonable compared to supper time, and the food was fantastic. We were celebrating our son’s Birthday.

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  12. KevinS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is excellent and the service is good. It's a little on the expensive side, but certainly worth the money for special occasions. If you have less than 8 in your party, you may have to wait a bit for them to fill the table space, even with reservations.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Chefs are always funny and engaging and cook the food extremely well. Servers could be better, a little absent, but they check a few times throughout the meal.

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  14. Kendra

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kanki is a favorite! Great dining experience, and we always leftovers - yum!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had reservations and they still had us wait 30 minutes. No point to making g reservations.

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  16. AnjelaH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food we terrible, everything soaked in soy sauce. It tastes like all the leftovers of day drenched in soy sauce. There was a patron at our table being rude to the chef and our party felt awkward being there. There was no entertainment with the food being cooked during the meal service. The money was not worth the food,service or ambiance.

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  17. JoeE

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Server kept disappearing and inaccurate with orders and selections - Order a drink she never came back till we were almost done eating. Birthday at the table they never sang happy birthday to a lady sitting there at our table but did for others. Just felt a little rushed and disorganized

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  18. HeiD

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was yummy! Chef was friendly and the food was cooked well.

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  19. BeverlyS

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No real complaints except that the Teriyaki steak( which was supposedly ribeye) was like leather!

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  20. John

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dinner was awesome, and the food was completely delicious. The staff were polite and professional. we were seated quickly. I would recommend to anyone for any occassion.

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  21. JanH

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious, allergies accommodated, chef pleasant. We will definitely return!

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  22. RobertL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent evening at Kanki! Our chef was very entertaining and kept the table festive and upbeat! It as our family Christmas outing. Happy with the service right down to the table cleanup! Please keep up that level of customer service, because it’s rare these days.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Didn’t get seated until 8:20, despite having a reservation at 8. Waiter didn’t come over to us until about 20 minutes after that. After they paid attention to us, we got good service + chef went out of his way to do his best. Food was delicious but be prepared to wait. Raleigh needs an up-scale hibachi place

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  24. MarkM

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    It used to be a show, with cooks making it a fun event. While the cook was very nice and the wait staff was very helpful it was no longer a show. Frankly, the staff manager was quite rude. Won't go back.

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  25. Keekee

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Drinks are a little pricey but overall it was good. I love Kanki

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  26. EmanuelT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ric was Amazing!!!! Our Server Was Amazing as well and took care of our entire party without any issues. 🫶🏽🫶🏽🫶🏽🫶🏽🫶🏽

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  27. AlisaB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, new tricks by the cook, quick and constant service by the server.

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  28. WaynesWorld

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Food & service consistently good. 4th visit

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Felt like the cook provided more attention to the larger party in our table. Also got less food portions than everyone else. It was meh.

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  30. paulL

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at Kanki: Similar to the other Hibatchi restaurants in the area. Hibatchi was good -had scallops & filet Sushi was also good No noodles with the Hibachi bit of a letdown.

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  31. JamieN

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately, our experience at this location was poor. We went for our son's 13th birthday, and took our family of 6. Our chef did nothing extra to make the experience enjoyable (which is the whole reason for taking children to Hibachi) - he just came out, cooked our food quickly and with zero interaction. We were also charged for an extra $18.99 meal which we did not order - this was not realized until the following day, causing us need to return to the restaurant for a refund, which was provided.

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  32. ToryM

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a 6:30 reservation. The chef showed up at our table at 7:45. He cooked our food and left. No show or fan fare. Lame.

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  33. JenniferM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience! My daughter , the birthday girl, TRULY ENJOYED herself!! Thank you

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  34. Jess

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    My family has been coming to Kanki for over a decade and used to love it. We visited for the first time in about a year last. The service was by far the worst we have experienced. The fact that our server had to refill drinks and take bar and sushi orders clearly annoyed her beyond belief. Kylie was rude, condescending and she offered little more than one word responses except when she tried to tell someone in our party they had ordered wrong when she brought the wrong sake. When we asked her about sushi modifications her response was "I don't know". When we ordered sushi she delivered the wrong rolls. The service was so appaling that Kylie asked us if we could "finish some of this" so she could clear appetizer and sushi plates. Not that we care about free sherbet, but she was so unprofessional that she went out of her way to say happy birthday and bring birthday dessert to the other party at our table, completely ignoring our daughter who we made clear was also celebrating her birthday. Someone in the other party had to point out to Kylie that she was being rude. Add to Kylie's lovely demeanor an exhausted chef who, while he was friendly and smiled, clearly had no interest in entertaining guests and a manager that was so indifferent she essentially shrugged her shoulders when we explained our experience. There are far too many dining options in Raleigh to put up with abusive servers, a management staff who clearly does not care about the customer experience and overpriced food that is mediocre at best.

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  35. TamaraC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We waited 15 mins past 7PM reservation to be seated. Our drink orders took another 15 minutes. The soup was too salty. The salad was prepared with too much dressing and the lettuce was wilted. Our server did not return for drink refills. One of our party went to the bar to fetch beverages. The hibachi chef was not enthusiastic. The hibachi food was nothing special. Onions, mushrooms and zucchini. Overcooked salmon, chewy steak. The floors were greasy and the space smelled like oil, as did our hair and clothes. The only bright side was the sushi, which seemed fresh and was nicely prepared.

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  36. TamiL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good!!! Exceptional service!!! Great ambiance!!!

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  37. EP23

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was by far the worst experience ever! I have been a loyal customer (multiple times a week) but last night for my little ones birthday the Hispanic girl up front with the long hair was rude, the waiter Austin was terrible he would mumble things under his breath, ignore us, wouldn’t give us any refills, etc..no chef would come to our table..

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  38. SusanM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a birthday with a seven and four year old I and grandparents in their mid seventies. The service was amazing and prompt and the chef was entertaining and the kids loved it. A stop to throw a coin into the koi pond was the icing on the cake.

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  39. JenniferF

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef, Marlo, was phenomenal. Our food was great, as was the ambiance.

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  40. ShanquiaN

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first time eating at this location. We had reservations but had to wait ten minutes before we were seated. Overall it was pretty good.

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FAQs

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

Kanki North Market is rated 4.3 stars by 629 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Kanki North Market

4500 Old Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Steakhouse, Teppanyaki
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (919) 876-4157
  • 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. An 18% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more. Arigato!
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