kō•än

4.7
283 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 283 people are saying
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Sand2020
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience all the way around. Love the mix of food flavors and craft coctails. Service frim Alex was perfect.

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SkipS
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Service, quality of food is excellent. We will return and recommend everyone to experience Ko-An.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful evening in a quiet, quality restaurant.

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TamraS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was phenomenal and atmosphere was lovely! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t catch our server’s name but fantastic job. Tolson definitely m

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StephenT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Good choice of on-tap and cellar beverages, and EXCELLENT service. Will definitely be back!

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vipCAUTION
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great fusion food! Try the Pho!

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MeganG
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome waiter and fabulous food. Definitely will dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there Wednesday night with a friend. The outdoor patio with a fireplace and heating lamps was the perfect setting. Food, drinks were delicious and the service was amazing. Enjoyed the evening so much that I arranged a different social gathering there a few days later with my husband and another couple. They all enjoyed it as much as I had. Looking forward to dining there again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience and food are excellent. Great place for a date and/or nice dinner.

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AndreiM
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful dinner

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Paulam
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. The restaurant is beautiful with a really warm ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ko an never disappoints. Wonderful food, attentive servers, and great atmosphere. I love this restaurant and their respect for their employees. It’s my go-to place for date night. Loved the Singapore mei fun noodles, hazelnut creme caramel and the chocolate macadamia cookies! Can’t wait to go back again!

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KenfromRaleigh
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and we were entirely comfortable with the spacing and outdoor dining environment.

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shiningmorningface
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cuisine, great space, great service. A treat for special occasions or when you just crave an outstanding meal and dining experience.

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RhondaBZ
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cauliflower starter never disappoints! Nice waitstaff, yummy food, Covid precautions in place, overall wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the little extras provided, like the sample appetizer and dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!!! I was blown away by everything. The patio was perfect, the ambience was lively and charming. The service was literally perfect and the food was outstanding. All in all it was a great night. Also, I am very thankful that the restaurant takes Covid precautions and makes all the guests feel safe and comfortable for a wonderful dining experience.

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CobaltGS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of all the care that Koan has taken to address COVID concerns, people are coming back. Dinner on Friday sounded like a normal dinner at a well-loved restaurant, such a change from a week ago when it was too quiet. We keep coming back for Jeremy the sushi chef who will be a James Beard award nominee some day.

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KatharineM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious!

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AmitT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with several vegan options. Fantastic service! Looking forward to the next visit. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent throughout! The restaurant configured the restaurant for COVID protocols but they did a masterful job of not making it obvious. The food was excellent and creative both in taste, as well as presentation. I will definitely return!!!

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vipCincygirl
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner experience was excellent. The food was amazing and service was great. We will definitely be dining here again. I can’t say enough good things. ko-an is a must try!

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ErikaT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambience and good food. Now that is a winner. We always feel safe introducing friends to this restaurant, no fears it will not live up to previous visits.

With the weather turning cooler we asked to have one of the heaters moved closer to our table. Staff was totally agreeable. It did help but the breeze would not cooperate. So, we kept our jackets on during dinner.

We shared several appetizers (small plates). The beef was perfectly spiced and tender.
The edamame was well salted with a hint of citrus. The chicken was spicy and wonderful.
Then we shared a tuna poke, the Korean bar b que and a chicken dish. All met everyone’s standards of delicious.

We highly recommend this restaurant and consider it a value for what you receive.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! The best service I have ever had! food was incredible!

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JustTravelingThrough
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and the food was outstanding. As is everywhere in 2020, the number of other patrons was low resulting in a quieter and more peaceful experience. The benefit being a kind of personal catered to feeling. Will definitely visit again next time I am in town.

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PatLB
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner outside on the patio on a beautiful night. All staff wore masks and were very attentive. The tables were separated and kept warm with the fireplace and several heaters. The cocktails, wine, and food were all amazing. We totally enjoyed a wonderful time. We will definitely be back.

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vipCliffB
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at ko an are amazing. Their hospitality is warm, friendly, and professional. Chef Drew is amazing and regularly offers innovative and fun dishes.

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CatherineG
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was innovative- fresh and delicious. I appreciated that they could accommodate plant-based diners. I want to drive back to Raleigh and bring my husband!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is beautiful inside. It's fairly quiet, music plays in the background. The service here is awesome, everyone is very polite, checked on us frequently but not too much. The food is very good. I had the cauliflower, which is delicious, I can eat it everyday! I also had the Red curry dish with crab, it was delicious, maybe a little too much of a tomato taste for me but it was still very good. My husband is vegan and he loved his food as well. This place has definitely been added to our favorites.

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vippegw
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dinner out since covid restrictions began in March. It was our anniversary and we both wanted to celebrate, but since my husband is about to enter his 9th decade and I'm just a few years behind, we are both very concerned about the coronavirus. I reserved a table on the Ko An patio, arrived early and the hostess gave us the most secluded spot. The masked wait staff kept their distance and were very respectful. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent ... everyone took very good care of us.. We felt very comfortable and will certainly return.

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Aaron
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Server was rude from the moment we sat down until we received the check. Food was fantastic and creative. Would have been an awesome experience if service had been better.

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NelsonG
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Drinks are a bit over priced

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vipScottA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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SabineM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious asian food with nice atmosphere and decoration.

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Mesqweeta17
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had edamame, Korean BBQ and cookies for dessert. The presentation was excellent and food was sublime. I can't wait to come back again!

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vipJohnB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat this was. The food and service was out of this world. We'll go back here for all our special occasions.

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Austyn
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! The cauliflower dish is a must try!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were passing through Raleigh on the last day of our road trip. My husband received good news on a job promotion that day and this was a great restaurant to celebrate and close out a nice vacation.
The ambiance was lovely. We were warmly greeted and seated immediately. We reserved a table on the patio but found that it was pretty chilly. The host was very accommodating giving us our choice of seating so we went with inside as we saw the tables were graciously spaced.
We enjoyed the cauliflower app and steamed buns. Both were delicious and quite filling. The rye smash cocktail was refreshing and smooth. Fresh catch of the day was a whole striped bass or trout, can’t recall, scored for easy access. Fried ever so lightly to keep the fish fresh and tasty. My husband had a sushi dish that he enjoyed as well. Dessert was a little different than expected but full of contrasting flavors/textures. Kind of like a deconstructed Apple crisp; sour, sweet, cold, hot, smooth, crunchy. The server was knowledgeable, attentive and engaging. We were pleasantly surprised by 2 tasty samples of a soup and a dessert. Both were delicious!
Definitely would recommend for a special occasion or romantic date night. Well done!

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Nikki
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Koan was excellent! Food was amazing! Wonderful atmosphere and great wait staff.

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 4.7 stars by 283 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.