kō•än

4.7
501 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 501 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beyond amazing. It was my friends birthday and the staff really went the extra mile to make her feel special.

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CorkyC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Ko*an is phenomenal! We had a party of 8 and the service was impeccable. I highly recommend dinner here! There's something for everyone!

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EziA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Decided to celebrate my cousins birthday at this place by chance when looking at locations. I wish I got our server's name because he was the best thing about this place, we were on a time crunch because we had another event and he made sure to communicate it with the kitchen such that we got all our food in a timely manner and still made sure to present my cousin with a complimentary dessert.

The food itself was delicious, the cauliflower small plate is to die for and the duck large plate was very good. Would highly recommend this place.

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KathyM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service and great food. Something for everyone and fun to share as so many great options.

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TeresaS
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful experience! I had the best birthday celebration. The flavors are just out of this world and desserts were heavenly. The chocolate chip cookies were perfectly baked. Service was impeccable. Alex, our waiter, is simply the very best! Thank you, KoAn, for making my 60th birthday an unforgettable experience.

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JessicaH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wait staff and incredible food! I booked a table for 10 (which ended up being a separate room with the most beautiful wallpaper) and had the absolute best birthday dinner. I would absolutely recommend Ko an as a special celebratory dinner!

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PatrickL
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic dishes. The cauliflower dish is out of this world.
Highly recommended!!

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vipChangle
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service every time we’ve been here. The food is a amazing the desserts are to die for.

JJ
vipJoseJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was awesome. Food incredible!

JW
JimW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a table of 6 and were seated in a private space to ourselves, which was nice. I heard no complaints at all about any of the food dishes we chose. While it was pretty expensive, on a "splurge" night, the quality was worth the cost.

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vipJWolfe
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is truly outstanding, creative without becoming weird. Both the sushi and the regular menu feature incredibly fresh, inventive, and delicious cuisine. The service is professional but not quite up to the caliber of the food (but let's face it: what restaurant isn't understaffed these days?). The only thing I found in need of improvement was the choice of wines by the glass -- this didn't match the inventiveness of the food and I think the restaurant could be more daring in its wine choices, but maybe I'm overestimating Cary, NC.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic, but found it quite loud for the dining experience.

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AlishaR
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND DELICIOUS FOOD. the service was impeccable and the food was to die for. We shared 4 small plates and ordered kimimbap and each item was more fantastic than the last. looking forward to going back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic every time!

CG
CathyG
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Koan always has top notch food that is delicious and creative. I enjoy dining there and getting to know the staff which is excellent. I’ve become a regular there.

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BCook
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My spouse said the sashimi was very good, as was her entree. I got the lightly fried catfish over grits and that was amazing! Great flavors and textures!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall our experience was good. The sake, Nam Khao, and sushi were all very good but both my fiancé and I felt that our large entrees were just “okay”.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and everything on the menu was delicious

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vipEngaged
Raleigh
81 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ko-an is a beautiful restaurant. And our meal and service matched the decor. We had the Nam Khao (crispy lettuce wraps) which were (surprisingly) the star of the show as well as the very good lobster Steamed Buns. For dinner, we had the 20 piece sashimi chef's choice platter. It too was very good. Our server Kaylie was personable and professional. It all made for a great night out. We ate inside because of the cool weather but they had the heaters on outside and people were clearly enjoying that experience.

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CheriC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service! They exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend them for any special occasions.

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RonC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special day … fresh and well prepared dishes

CD
vipCrystalDee
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and so helpful with my food restrictions. The food is always great!

GA
vipGourmetAlba
Raleigh
56 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is the fourth time we have been to ko'an since restrictions eased. On this occasion, we had a significant event to celebrate and I had called in advance to organize champagne and request a specific table. Admittedly, when we arrived there had been a bad road traffic accident outside the restaurant which may have thrown things off a bit BUT things were not organized as I had discussed by making two calls to the restaurant. The situation was quickly remedied by the Manager but it made my guests feel uncomfortable which was exactly what I had tried to avoid. When the champagne was poured (not by the sommelier as he had promised) and the appetizers came, the evening started to improve. In general the food was very good although the bibimbap had rather fatty and undercooked short rib meat which my wife found to be less than optimal. The restaurant did offer a nice touch during dessert which was a "Congratulations" plate of delicious macaroons which we appreciated. In reference to cost, I'd say their limited but good wine list is rather highly priced and some of their main dishes are on the top end of what is acceptable--on this occasion the bibimbap was certainly NOT worth what we paid. We will go back in hopes that this was a blip but they will have to be careful about service.

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vipDPyle0908
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times and each time my experience is phenomenal. All of the staff are amazing from entering the restaurant to the waitstaff. This is a great location for a date night or a night out with friends. And you must try their sushi, it is amazing!

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal with an outstanding service and atmosphere. Will come back, with friends!

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noyb
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Amazing dessert. Wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
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 on October 20, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An outstanding experience. Wonderful service and our food was incredible. I can’t wait to return!

PS
vipPatrickS
Raleigh
51 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the bar area at a high top table with the doors open on a beautiful night. Bartender was prompt and service was outstanding. Food is eclectic and delicious and we have the best lobster appetizer and pistachio dessert. Highly recommend !

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thebean
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience, loved every bit of it!

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viprossmck
Raleigh
254 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipMikeys23
New England
192 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

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 501 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.