Kanki North Market

4.3
373 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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    Sun 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Tue - 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
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AngelaC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our chief was very flat. He did not do a show at all. He asked if we were hungry he we said yes, he said me too. He asked if we had a special occasion and no one did. He said that’s good. That was the last he interacted with us other than how do you want your food cooked. It was disappointing.

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TracyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We were seated promptly. Our drinks, salad/soup were very fast. We then had to wait 30 minutes before our person came out. We watched other tables that sat after us being served. It is such a disappointment when you go to celebrate a special occasion and the experience was very bad.

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DarrinT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Would definitely recommend

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WaynesWorld
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff! Chef was wonderful

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Keekee
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for an exciting lunch or dinner. Great food for the price as well.

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TEAMP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our chef Ric was amazing! He made our daughters Sweet 16 birthday memorable. After so much time at home due to pandemic conditions it was truly exciting to be in fellowship with others. Round of applause!

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mbecu44
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent with there only being two chefs. It was a great experience.

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NeeNeeH
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The ladies restroom was in terrible shape. Paper on the floor and trash can overflowing. Food was wonderful. It would be nice to have somewhere to sit while waiting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service consistently happy.

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LorrieB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I don't know if our server was new or what but she was really slow.

We were there for over an hour and a half.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef was awesome and the food! So good!!!!

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Lola
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

This location had poor service. Received soup and sad before drinks. Waitress gave my alcoholic drink to the wrong couple. She just couldn’t get anything right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service was amazing!

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RubyT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usually . You get your money worth . We enjoyed the other people we were at the table with very friendly .

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MelissaR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my team from work to lunch for the Holidays. Chef Luis was great at the teppanyaki table. We had a lovely time, everyone enjoyed the food.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was on point as always, but service was horrible. Waiter couldn’t remember anything, wrong drinks, sprite instead of tea, water instead of mtn dew, wrong beer that took 45 minutes to get then another 20 to finally get the right one. Then the food order was wrong but the chef made sure he got it right before he served us. All of that and it wasn’t even busy.

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DerR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding! My daughter has gluten allergy and he went above and beyond to make sure her needs were accommodated.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience2

My daughter’s birthday dinner. I’ve went to the location at least 4 times but this was the worst experience to date. Food was good. But the waiter is overworked and the service can’t be good if we have to ask where he is.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Our waiter was extremely slow and forgetful. He didn’t not turn the grill on. He forgot drinks, we did not get our soup and salad for a while. We waited 15 minutes before he came to the table. It was a disaster. Was there over 2 hours for lunch.

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Mmmmmm
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Definitely do not recommend this location. If you typically go to the Crabtree location stick with going there. You will be very disappointed with this location.

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jenniferb
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Server was not the best. Wasn't very friendly and was not the best at refilling water cups.

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Zuris
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I made a reservation and confirmed it yet still had to wait because someone set people in our seats. Server was nice chief was amazing. It was my daughter’s birthday she enjoyed it I like the location in Crabtree better though.

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StanleyH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an experience that everyone should have. Our chef was amazing and entertaining. The food was excellent.

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PattiB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I could tell that you are in need of help. The food was very good and our cook very nice. He did give our chicken to another customer. A replacement was brought back when we were pretty much done eating.

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KevinH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The worst visit we've ever had here. Fountain drinks were all flat, no follow up drink service after salad and soup bowls were taken away, food taste was off, portion sizes were not well split by the chef, chef seemed disorganized, salmon was missing from chefs tray and the one they did grab to cook was served raw in the middle.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waiter was slow. Brought us flat sodas / cook didn’t give us proper portions at all. Very disappointed. Service was horrendous and others at the same table but in a different group complained about the same exact thing! Over charged us for things not ordered and check review on Open Table is 100% wrong this is not our ticket

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and waiter was asking and funny
Well worth the trip

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I think 9 persons on one table is too much, also my reservation was 6pm and they sat us at 5:55, but the chef cam le at 7. That was a long time.

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Nikki
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Had reservations still had to wait long time.. The server was not good . Everyone around the grill had to ask different server to bring more drinks .

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MiaM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This Kanki visit was great. Our chef was magnificent. The server was just ok but the food made up for this.

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BrendaJ
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time and the staff was awesome!! The hostess was accommodating as my party was a little tardy and we had one member of our party who was vegetarian. They took special care to ensure her food was prepared without contacting any protein which was so great!!

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DEBBIEF
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really good meal at Kanki on Old Wake Forest.
Even the soup/garden salad was good.
I had the hibachi shrimp and my husband had the filet mignon, petite.
Was just the right amount of shrimp and vegetables that I was full but not stuffed.
Enjoyable "show" by the chef.

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Foodlover
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Even with reservations we had to wait for about ten minutes! Smh! After finally being seated we had to wait like another 15 minutes just for another couple to join us along with another random couple, who then decided the table was too crowded so they declined their seats and sat in the bar area. What a waste of time! The cook eventually showed up to begin cooking out food. His personality made the evening better. The food was amazing! The service just sucked.

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DeniseH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great and our chef was top notch. We had a tremendous time.

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MercedesO
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall good experience just need a little more help

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was a little slow, but we’re in a pandemic. I think we’ve all learned patience. The dish that was not cooked on the table due to sesame seeds allergy was subpar to the beautiful food our chef prepared before us

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Had to wait awhile to be seated even with the reservation. Service was slow…had to wait awhile for the chef. Once he came things turned around. He was funny and the food was good!

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KESHONA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
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?

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 373 OpenTable diners.

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.