kō•än

4.8
472 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
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came to KoAn for our first wedding anniversary. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was fantastic. Most importantly, the food was delicious. The appetizers and sushi roll that we ordered were very well made. Our entrees were wonderful. As good as all of that is, the desserts there are on a different level. Each plate looks like a work of art and has a taste to match. I’m someone who always orders “the chocolate dessert” but at KoAn that rule is out the window. Every dessert I’ve ever tried there has been amazing and unique.

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TeeBee
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance at Ko An is wonderful. High ceiling and modern atmosphere. The craft drinks are delicious. I have brought guests the last two times and they have raves about how good the food is. In particular the trout and Korean barbecue are great!

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vipPatrickS
Raleigh
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was well prepared. The menu shows inspiration although the flavor combinations were good but not necessarily memorable. The price point was a little high for the food but not unreasonable. The wine selection was adequate. When I return, I will favor the more "southern" influenced dishes rather than the more traditional asian dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience, loved every bit of it!

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vipthebean
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I eat here all of the time, and it is really an outstanding eatery, however, on my last visit There was something wrong at the bar, all of our drinks were not correctly made.
Two were sent back but were still not right.
One gin and tonic had no tonic in it, just tasted like water was added.
Bourbon was watered down, etc.
Don't know what is going on, but really needs fixing.

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viprossmck
Raleigh
251 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Ko*an was pretty amazing. The food is absolutely delicious. I can recommend all 5 dishes we had - there was nary a flaw. Steamed buns with lobster salad filling - oh My. The lettuce wraps - delicious. The duck confit - just right. The Catfish - wonderful. And the pear dessert - really, really good. Service was excellent, the wine list was well chosen and fairly priced. I recommend Ko-an very highly!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal ever in USA

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brg22brg
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very large but well space seating. Excellent food. The service was great but a bit slow.

LH
LHDav
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service, ambiance and wine were top notch.
I think the food was better when it was An.
Sushi was really delicious. Couple of small misses with the gyoza, cauliflower, and edemame.
There should be a meat option for the gyoza. The “chicken” taste lingers in your mouth for longer than I’d like.
Edemame needed salt and the cauliflower tempura batter was soggy.

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vipMikeys23
New England
188 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to ko-an. Surprised at the size of the restaurant. Beautiful inside. Very classy Asian restaurant. Our server was outstanding. I commented that she was very good at her job, which sounds simple, but is getting more and more difficult to find these days. Food was outstanding. Several sushi choices. Seasoning on edamame was fantastic. Will certainly go back

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Maria
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous meal! Everything was outstanding and the service impeccable!
We can wait to return. Mark was fantastic.

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StaceyT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have referred to this visit to Ko-an as a true dining experience! It was nothing less than phenomenal.
Food, service, and atmosphere all fabulous!! Trendy but zen. Just what the Dr. ordered after a long week.
Steamed buns with lobster salad, lettuce wraps, unagi, Wagyu beef, and pistachio dessert were all incredible.
And the much needed wine:)
I cannot wait to go back!

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FoodieNSearchofNextMeal
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and very well presented. The decor is elegant yet comfortable.

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SrikantR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Pretty tasteless food. I think the ambiance is lovely but don’t expect great food

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vipdarkstar
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First tile here...and what a nice place! Low key, classic, serene...will be back!!

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PaulB
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food is not good enough to justify the cost. Better options available

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vippegw
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 30th anniversary and we wanted to celebrate with a delicious relaxing meal. In these covid-times we preferred to eat outdoors and there is no place nicer than Ko-An.
Our waitress Gabby was excellent both in terms of recommendations, service and picture-taking (the other servers are very accommodating if you need something and your server is not nearby!)
The food was yummy. We are typically pesco-vegan but we always splurge on desserts, especially on big occasions. Tonight we had the new Ko-An fall salad (arugula and turnips and daikon in a ginger dressing), the cauliflower appetizer, the spicy salmon roll and the fish curry. For dessert we savored the new Ko-An pear tart and the chocolate dessert.
Everything was magnificent. We had a spectacular, celebratory evening!

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TomB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great the excellent service accompanied it and I would consider going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered looked good and tasted great.

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JosephH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was impeccable. Gabby our server was so lovely. And a great playlist! Loved it. Will be back

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LovelyEll
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to ko-an twice now and I have recommended it to my friends. They offer small plates and entrees. I have not eaten an entree at ko-an yet because I've shared the small plates with friends who have gone with me. The flavors are outstanding. They have a cauliflower small plate that I would eat as my main course if someone did not want to share. The peach dessert we had was like a charcuterie of fruit and flavors to mix. The sushi they offer is delicious. I personally cannot eat hot spicy food and the server was able to explain to me which dishes could have the hot spice not included and those dishes that could not. Depending on what you order, this restaurant can be expensive, but it is worth the price. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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audreyr
Pinehurst
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taking advantage of the gorgeous weather, we decided to dine outside (we made reservations). Our server was informative, she ask questions about what we liked/disliked and made spot on recommendations. The lobster steamed rolls and the Nam Khao were amazing- nice sized portions and so very flavorable. We also enjoyed the Ebe sushi roll which was also super tasty. For dessert, try the pear tart. You will not be disappointed. We will definitely be back to try the other dishes!!!

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RayS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark, our server, was very professional, helpful and friendly. We had a noise concern (from a large party in a separate room) which he solved by closing the door. Cauliflower small plate ( not that small) was shared and was delicious. Prawns and grits was outstanding, didn’t know grits could taste that good.
We will definitely be back.

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StuR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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VirginiaW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTamaraH
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CB
vipCliffB
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
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 on September 17, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great ! The food, service and experience . Went for a birthday dinner but will return for date night.

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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.

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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

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vipwirechairs
San Francisco
3 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.

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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 472 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.