kō•än

4.8
446 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southeast Asian
kō•än, seeks to bring stories, food and people back to the former ān cuisines space in Cary, NC. With a focus on humble, tranquil, “food for thought,” kō•än will bring a renewed energy and feel to Cary’s dining scene. kō•än’s menu is focused on sharing food that celebrates the unsung heroes of Southeast Asian and Sushi cuisine.

The restaurant is located at 2800 Renaissance Park Place Cary, North Carolina.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 446 people are saying
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StuR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for us
Great food and service
We will be back
Amazing deserts

VW
VirginiaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have picked a better place for a birthday dinner and a girls night out.

TH
vipTamaraH
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here is top-notch! Have been on several occasions and am never disappointed.

CB
vipCliffB
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time at ko an. Food and service are den one to none.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had not eaten here since pre-Covid and went the other night for dinner on the patio. We were really impressed with their outdoor seating space—very comfortable, spacious, and lovely ambiance. The service was excellent, and the food was beyond delicious. We particularly loved the lobster steamed buns small plate, Thai red curry entree, and the pistachio dessert special. Great cocktail selections, as well. Highly recommend for a special night out! We’ll definitely be back!

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Aubrey
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and experience. Loved the patio space!

DL
DurhamLove
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor patio dining. Feels very spacious, safe and private for a delicious special meal. Service was fantastic!

RR
RobertR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were wonderful. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cauliflower is heavenly. Freaking awesomeness at its finest. A must try! Nice ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Service was fantastic!

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foodie
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were excellent. Not an inexpensive place but everything was fabulous

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dishes, and in particular the sushi and fish apps and entrees, and the desserts: perhaps the best in the greater Triangle (no exaggeration!).

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Inee
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere, food,and service. We sat outside and the place is great. A bit pricey but food was excellent. Would go on special occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully crafted drinks, delicious and well presented meals and attentive service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor area. Great service, attentive but respectful. Food was excellent - fresh, interesting choices, delicious. Really good experience. I had the Korean Bibimbap and I would go back just to eat that again!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional!

CB
vipCliffB
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as always.

BC
BetsyC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated outside, my family and friends were able to enjoy the mild temperature and the sounds of nature. With the threat of rain, many opted for indoor seating but we learned we were perfectly accommodated regardless of rain and were transported to a lovely vacation destination right in the middle of town.

Our team of servers did an outstanding job serving us and meeting our needs. Our waiter was knowledgeable of the menu and made worthwhile recommendations. I tried the Korean Bibimbap, a delicious short rib and accoutrements, for the first time. The short rib was tender and very well seasoned. The collards were perfectly cooked and also seasoned to perfection. The sweet potato was not as well-cooked as I am accustomed, but that, too, was a nice pairing with the other delicacies. Every piece of this dinner, from drinks and appetizers bc to desserts, was tasty and made a lovely presentation!
Restrooms speak volumes about the leadership and staff of an establishment. The cleanliness and sheer beauty of your restroom makes evident the pride you and yours take in your place of employment. Thank you for the delicious break from reality! We will return soon!

JK
JeniKAR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious food, nice atmosphere, the more knowledgeable the waiter the better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Our server was amazing

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RobertP
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really amazing. Every dish's presentation was incredible with flavor to match. Our server (Jamel} was very knowledgeable and professional. We will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall this was not our favorite dining experience. Our waitress was not knowledgeable and made us feel very rushed. We also had noted this as a special occasion but were seating at a tiny table by the kitchen door initially. We asked to be moved only to have us placed on the corner in the patio. The food was okay for the price. The gyoza were not especially memorable. The lobster steam buns were the highlight of the meal. The bibimbap did not feature the same quality meat we had previously enjoyed at Ko An as it had a fat cap and was much tougher than anticipated. The Dan Dan noodles were very very greasy and lacked flavor. We have come to this resturant before to enjoy meals and it seems each time we go that the experience is worse. Due to the high cost of the food we likely will not be back to try again.

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vipDMH305
Raleigh
61 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant. So glad we saved room for dessert.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! We have enjoyed the food and service at koan every time we have gone there or ordered takeout.
The cauliflower is a must have as an appetizer. We had the bibimbap, Dan Dan noodles, and Lobster rolls and all were delicious. Save room for dessert. Everything is beautifully presented and has a wonderful flavor profile.

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vipcraig
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If this restaurant is not on your regular rotation, you are missing one of the best experiences in the area.

DH
DavidH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is high-quality food, unique flavor. They also have a top-of-the-line pastry chef so save room for dessert

MM
vipMMG1
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cauliflower was amazing, great sushi, ambiance and service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are consistently phenomenal. 5 star dining.

KM
KatherineM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an absolutely fabulous experience on every level -- the food, the service, the drinks! It was an incredible dinner, and my coworkers and I had a great time!

LB
LoisB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Excellent food in a noisy setting. Service was uneven.
We ordered 2 small plate appetizers - one showed up and we had to ask about the other.
It finally showed up closely followed by our larger plates. We asked that the kitchen keep the larger plates warm until we finished small plate #2. The food, when it arrived, was nicely presented and very tasty.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
46 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, helpful service, nice atmosphere. We sampled and shared several small plates and sushi rolls and enjoyed them all.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointing. The best place for a fabulous meal, and to be able to speak and hear each other. A date night MUST!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. We had a waitress in training so the service was a bit "off", but we will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The general manager met us at the door and walked us through every aspect of the menu. The food was delicious. The attention to detail was impeccable. I can’t wait to return!

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening. Kōän is my favorite restaurant now. The food, the staff were exquisite thoughtful and kind.

MJ
MarkJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service!!

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vipFoody1
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice 37th Anniversary dinner at Ko.an. The atmosphere was just right, very relaxing. We ordered the Sashimi sampler, three small plates and one large plate and shared everything. All the food was excellent and we especially loved the cauliflower. The cocktails were good as well! We will be going back!

MB
ManaarB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was out of this world. I came here with a friend. This setting is definitely for a date night. Ambiance was wonderful. Bathroom was cleaner than mine at home and had complimentary sanitary items for women. I loved the option of being able to reserve an outdoor table online. Most places are first come, first serve for outdoor preferences. Our server Rusty was extremely knowledgeable about recommendations. The food was delicious, the dessert was amazing. Everything was fresh. I’m coming back as soon as I can get a sitter!

GA
vipGeorgeA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dishes...an unexpected surprise and celebration of Southeast Asian cuisine with a bit of a southern flair. Made the trip from Chapel Hill and will be making it again.

C
vipChangle
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The food was amazing. Every dish had its own special flare. Our waiter anticipated our every need before we needed it. Will definitely be back!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from kō•än using the Order Online button. kō•än also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 677-9229.

kō•än is rated 4.8 stars by 446 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.