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kō•än, Cary, NC

kō•än

4.8
4.8
726 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southeast Asian, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 677-9229

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Drew Smith

  • Private party contact

    Katherine Darden: (919) 834-6963

  • Neighborhood

    Cary

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 726 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Ambiance

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for Groups

  • Raleigh

    Best Overall

  • Raleigh

    Best Ambiance

  • Raleigh

    Fit for Foodies

  • Raleigh

    Good for Groups

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  1. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, cocktails The hot cookies were Devine. Seafood was fresh Fantastic sushi Will definitely come back
  2. B

    Bishop

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I, personally, did not enjoy Koan, I have the fried catfish on rice and mango. The catfish was rather bland and I was under the impression it was a whole catfish only to find out it was a filet. Regardless the food was mediocre at best.
  3. C

    Coomome

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we've eaten here, we are so impressed! The wait staff is excellent and the food is fabulous. Cauliflower, gyoza, and lobster buns small plates are always a hit! Thai red curry and Korean BBQ are our favorites. Our last business meal was topped off with an excellent small sweet at the end of the meal from the chef.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really an amazing experience every time we come here. The food and service is excellent! Look forward to my next visit!
  5. HR

    HonestReview

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Server was great, drinks were great. Food was terrible - The cauliflower dish was super oily and sugary, the thai red curry was yellow with no flavor and super small quantity. Sushi wasn't fresh at all. I should have know this would happen because there was so much availability online on a weekend evening. If the owners don't fix this food the restaurant will close down. Again !!!
  6. KL

    KellyL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Great service! Food and cocktail was underwhelming though and expensive for what we received. The cauliflower app was great. The meals- curry, duck, and Korean BBQ rice was ok, but not worth coming back for. No vegan dessert option.
  7. M

    Michelle1972

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio at koan is fantastic this time of year. We had great service and really enjoyed our meal.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Mark as our server for the evening. He was extremely knowledgeable on any questions asked of the menu, and gave some phenomenal recommendations. Every dish was perfectly prepared, and having dined at a handful of Michelin restaurants, I could easily see Kō•än being on their way there. Well done!
  9. JC

    JacquelineC

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent loved it great service and food, I will be back
  10. AD

    AnnaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, excellent service, variety of dining options. Definitely recommend.
  11. S

    Sunil

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Koan was in a very good location and had great ambiance. The seating and service were great and the food was awesome. I would rate this place high in every category except value considering the price and potion size.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    We were excited to try out this restaurant based on the amazing reviews, but our experience was disappointing. The food was not that impressive. The only dish we really enjoyed was the cauliflower appetizer. The buns were not our taste. My husband ordered the duck and it was overcooked and the dish overall bland. I ordered a sushi dish which was probably the worst sushi I have ever had. The ambience was nice but there were gnats flying constantly around our table. Unfortunately, this will be our first and last time going to ko•an. Hopefully it was just an off night for the restaurant.
  13. RV

    RachelV

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Ambience, service were great - food average, and we tried a lot of dishes. Smallest mussels ever seen, sort of bland in general.
  14. MC

    MayaC

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was amazing. A week later and we are still talking about the steamed buns. Excellent food.
  15. g

    georgeb

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed the food and dining experience
  16. NW

    NancyW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, as well as wonderful ambience. We will be back!
  17. CB

    CliffB

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful hospitality as always
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic, service was quick and professional. Would highly recommend.
  19. TM

    TheMend

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food! Awesome service. Beautiful Outdoor space.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was absolutely fantastic the duck was cooked perfectly, we will be coning back soon.
  21. OL

    OLIVER

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience, tasty cuisine and drinks, good portion sizes, and Alex our server provided outstanding service!
  22. MM

    MaureenM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we’ve had ever! Service outstanding. Patio perfect for distancing in pandemic.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never ever disappoints! So many gluten-free options as well.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went in for my girlfriends birthday and couldn’t not have picked a better place to be. The food was Extraordinary, the service was phenomenal and just the atmosphere of the entire place was amazing. I will definitely be coming back, thank you for making our night as incredible as it was!!
  25. W

    Wilson

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Had a great cocktail, wine, appetizers, poke is back! dessert was insanely good as always. It’s not fair to the other restaurants to be honest!! Great service from Avery!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, especially the desserts!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as were the martinis!
  28. TR

    TamikaR

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fantastic. Friendly and knowledgeable service.
  29. VL

    VanessaL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, food and ambiance. 1st time trying Ko An and will definitely be back!
  30. JD

    JeffD

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The service was sporadic throughout our dinner. It took a very long time for food to come out and it did not come out together. One meal came out 15 minutes before the rest.
  31. s

    saltybalty

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was great. Great food, great service, cant wait to come back!
  32. S

    Scott

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a nice early dinner at ko-an. Arrived about 4.30, had restaurant nearly all to ourselves. Host said something like “we see someone is celebrating a big birthday”. We had a mix of appetizers (buns, gyoza, thai shrimp cocktail, and a salmon sushi roll). For dinner, we had a poke bowl, some nigiri, Indonesian Duck, and a couple more rolls. All of the food was excellent, nicely presented. I think the only “disappointment” was that the host seemed to acknowledge the birthday, but then the server proceeded to hand us all dessert menus. I guess I would have expected them to just bring over something (and then give the dessert menus)….but the host clearly didn’t tell the server. We felt a bit awkward so we just took the check. But to be clear…all and all, a very nice experience.
  33. FT

    FirstTimers

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went at 5:30 on a Saturday for my daughter’s birthday. We loved everything about it! They even brought her out her own birthday dessert with “Happy Birthday “ written in chocolate with a candle. We will definitely be back.
  34. DJ

    DJTC

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our visit here. The food was outstanding the service was outstanding Don't miss the desserts!!!!
  35. KB

    KrisB

    Savannah

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Service was amazing. Food was just average nothing special or anything that would bring me back. We had a party of six from all over the country and we all felt the food was over priced and average at best. The duck was dry and steak pretty basic. We were disappointed because we’ve been looking for a new restaurant but I doubt we will be back.
  36. L

    Luke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was top notch. Service was friendly, gave great recommendations, offered us complimentary wine, and a special dessert to celebrate our anniversary. One of the best meals I've ever eaten, and right in my own back yard. Will 100% come here again in the future to try seasonal items, their sushi menu, and rotating different desserts.
  37. RG

    RichardG

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I decided to go out. It was my first time at this establishment and and I was really impressed. The space is great and the food/drink were fantastic . Definitely looking forward to coming back soon.
  38. VD

    VeteransDayDiner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and wonderful food choices. I will definitely eat there again.
  39. RR

    RubenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal! Excellent food and atmosphere. Our waiter was excellent and knew the menu too to bottom.
  40. HK

    HeyKurtz

    Raleigh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I was really impressed with my first visit to ko-an and look forward to returning. The restaurant is beautiful, and I was initially concerned because I was treating three employees to dinner who were very casually dressed. Fortunately, they were not in any way made to feel uncomofortable and we enjoyed a great meal together. The Old Fashioned I ordered as a cocktail was very good and the four small plates we shared before our entrees--the cauliflower, edamame, gyoza, and mussels--were all excellent. I had the New York strip for my main course and it was very good. The desserts were also delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 726 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 45 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for kō•än

2800 Renaissance Park Place, Cary, NC 27513

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cary

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southeast Asian, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Drew Smith

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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