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MC Modern Asian Cuisine, Cary, NC

MC Modern Asian Cuisine

4.8
4.8
945 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
MC named after Award Winning Chef Michael Chuong is bringing his Upscale Asian Flair to the Historic Jones House in Downtown Cary. MC's menu will offer Signature and Creative Dishes featuring High End Sushi and Local and Sustainable Ingredients paired perfectly with Old World Wines.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 650-1738
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Michael Chuong
  • Private party facilities
    MC Restaurant is located within the Historic Jones House in Downtown Cary. This location is perfect for private events taking over the entire venue to seat 50 and beautiful outdoor space. Situated across from 7 acres park and water fountain that is perfect for photographs. Contact us today to discuss options and menus customized for your special day!
  • Neighborhood
    Cary
  • Cross street
    S. Academy Street & Dry Avenue
  • Parking details
    Limited Street Parking on S. Academy StreetParking Garage near Cary Library Regional Library, Walnut Street & Kildaire Farm Rd - less than a 5 minute walk
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 945 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Innovative

  • Raleigh

    Innovative

945 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again a fantastic meal. We absolutely love MCs. Never had a bad meal or service there. One of the best restaurants in the area.

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  2. MaureenR

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good meal and experience--because of size of restaurant as it gets busier it gets noisier--willing to trade that off for a great meal

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  3. AmyY

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been coming to MC for years, and I still like it…but I feel like the food quality has taken a bit of a nose dive the past two times we’ve gone. Our favorite rolls were just ok. And prices are getting a bit high. Service was good, almost too fast! We had drinks, appetizers and dinner and were in and out in 45 minutes! 

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  4. KeithQ

    Raleigh

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our appetizer & entrees were outstanding/delicious and service was very good. Per our request, we were seated in the “quietest” area of the restaurant, which was still pretty active but acceptable noise level - the dining rooms are fairly small (it’s an old house converted to a restaurant) with tables fairly close together, so expect a fair amount of chatter from other diners’ conversations. We will definitely return for the exceptional food.

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  5. JaneT

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a wonderful meal. The decor is delightful and the service first rate.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A culinary experience ! Creative menu, Beautiful presentation

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner at this restaurant was really nice. The sushi that we had was top notch, very fresh and tasty. We also had a main giant shrimp plate that was amazing as well. The ribeye main was very plain and came on a hot stone., a bit awkward. I was expecting more flavor based on the description. The service and everything else was really worth the premium cost, I’m sure we’ll be back. My recommendations would be to stick to the seafood, that seems to be their strong suit. Be sure to make a reservation.

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  8. BobB

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had reservations for 8:30. We were seated right away and our waiter came over right away as well. Food was excellent and service was as well. My only complaint would be that they were out of two of the items we wanted to order. They did come back and say they had made a mistake and had one of the items we wanted. I did not check so this is on me but if you want to dine here, check their hours. They close at 9pm on Valentine's Day.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was spectacular!! HIGHLY recommend!!! The atmosphere, decor and music all made for a wonderful vibe, the food was amazing and the service was outstanding!

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  10. Cypher

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is amazing. Unique, creative, delicious. We will definitely be back.

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  11. KenZ

    Tampa

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and service! It was extremely loud at times and impossible to hear our server walk through the menu. We look forward to our next visit as the food and service were 5 stars!

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  12. DavidS

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first visit here, so given that I found their website and Facebook page lacking, I was concerned that the meal itself might be subpar. I’ve never been so glad to be so wrong. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. We started with a very fresh selection of sashimi, followed by that evening’s special fish dish and the on menu pork chop. It’s difficult for even the best restaurants to get fish spot on. It’s often overcooked, but this was perfectly done; moist and flavorful. Ditto the pork chop. While I thought the lighting was not particularly good, this critique is not enough to keep us from another visit. The setting in this period house is warm and cozy. Cary is fortunate to have access to a restaurant of this caliber. 

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding. Attentive and accommodating for we informed the waitress that we had a guest who is deaf, the manager came over with their menu special of the day written on paper. Food was just divine, their cocktails spot on and the prices very reasonable. They seated us in the front where we had a view of the beautiful and new downtown Cary Park. We will definitely return.

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  14. MAnd

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dinner and service. Looking forward to dining there again.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the food to the atmosphere to the staff is always a 10/10 at MC Modern Asian Cuisine. We

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  16. Heidi

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance and food were great. Server disappeared and we were there an hour longer than we needed to be.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered specific food due to allergy but came out contaminated.

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  18. GlenS

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, had a wonderful meal / experience at MC Asian.

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  19. Diamondgal

    Jackson Hole

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Customer service exceeded my expectation. Food was delicious!

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  20. Keith

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been there twice. Had GREAT experiences both times. Only critique would be for that death by chocolate cake. It definitely was not that. It was a more like a coffee flavored mousse cake. Overall, great experience. Will be back.

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  21. Anne

    Raleigh

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second exceptional dining experience at MC Modern Asian Cuisine. To start, the flambé manchego left quite the impression with both presentation and taste. For entrees, we opted for the cobia and prawns, so that we could sample each offering. Both dishes were prepared to perfection, and the creative flavors perfectly complemented the proteins. For dessert, we ordered the coconut sorbet and bread pudding. Succulent! Service and ambiance were also on point. Definitely one of the best restaurants in the Raleigh area. Can’t wait to dine here again!

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  22. robertc

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was stellar. They change the menu weekly but I suspect everything the chef makes will knock your socks off.

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  23. FoodWineBeerGirl

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was so good! I was initially a little disappointed because I had used the Opentable menu as reference instead of the restaurant’s website, which changes constantly. BUT, the options when I got there were still amazing. Their special was a bento box of tuna, white fish and wagyu and it was amazing! The scallops in the mason jar were my favorite. Also, the bacon cocktails and wine were well above par. We will definitely be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  24. PatLB

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Birthday dinner at MC Modern Asian Cuisine. Food, service and ambience was perfect. Would highly recommend.

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  25. Marc

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Have been there 5 times now, if that says anything about how we feel about MC Modern. Best Sushi place in the area. Plenty of terrific non-sushi options with a great variety of specials but the Sushi is about as good as it gets. Service can be a little on the slow side and the environment, while funky and unique could probably use a refresh.

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  26. FrancB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both, the beef dish and the chilean bass dish were outstanding, in particular the chilean bass, We should have skipped splitting the desert.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. MicheleH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious sushi (particularly the sake which is lightly cooked on top), maki and the almond shrimp is fabulous! Very accommodating for a party of 7 on New Year’s Eve.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellent experience. Food was outstanding and the service supurb.

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  29. EvanM

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought a buddy. Had an amazing meal. Waitress was so good. Cocktails on point. Location is stunning. Had an unbelievable time. Definitely come back!!!

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  30. IamTinNC

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding, especially the prawns, which I didn’t order this time but sampled off someone else’s plate. A few of us wished we had ordered the prawns because they were that good. I was going to order mahi-mahi, but it wasn’t on the menu this time so I ordered the sea bass $45 special. The tuna entree was also perfectly done and scrumptious. The last bottle our first choice of sake was purchased by someone else in the restaurant, just when we had ordered it, so a second choice was made. A little disappointing, but not a major problem with many choices. The restaurant was moderately loud with hints of music, but we could hear ourselves easier than at the restaurant down the street. The staff was very attentive and quite polished, with one exception… an item delivered over my plate to the person beside me. Wear jeans but dress them up or wear something fancier if you want to fit in with the dressier guests. Thank you for a great evening, MC Cuisine!

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  31. williamb

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. The pot sticked special appetizer was the best I've ever had. The seared tuna entree was perfect. The Pad Thai lacked spice, probably wouldn't get that again. The wine list is well thought out---great. They do what they can with a small dining room. Don't expect to have a private conversation.

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  32. Renee

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our table was ready and the food was superb. The lighting in this old house is not well suited for the decor. It lacked warmth and ambiance. I was very disappointed in the lack of attention paid to our group of 6 by the staff. They all seemed disconnected and distracted. In general, they were not welcoming, not pleasant, and not friendly. Surely the holidays are difficult for wait and matre ds: no doubt they were tired. Otherwise, the location and the food were outstanding. The gratuity is added without our input...so there was less need to please and it showed!

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  33. Elizabeth

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cuisine with flavors you want to come back for. We had the spring rolls, prawns and udon dishes. Dyna was a wonderful, informative, and pleasant server. Can't wait to go back and dine in their outdoor garden with heat lamps.

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  34. TeshiaM

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, delicious food. They are consistently spot on with flavor. Yes, it is pricey but the quality of the ingredients are top of the line.

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  35. HometownGirl

    Atlantic City

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, hats off to the chef! Best lamb shank ,best pork chop and best sea bass! Service was not as good as the food served.

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  36. KehindeO

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and very well presented. Ambience was great and I could see the huge lighted Cary Park Christmas tree from my seat.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The prawns should always be on the menu as the signature dish...no one prepares prawns that way and in that outstanding fashion. Desserts have been improved with more variety and more reasonable pricing. This is the place to go for a special occasion!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, drinks, service. We will be back often

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  39. Jackie

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Celebrating my husband’s retirement, we had a wonderful dinner. Lexie was a great server! This was at least our third visit, and we will definitely return.

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  40. JackieG

    Raleigh

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    MC is great. The food is elevated and flavorful and the staff are all lovely. The parking lot is small so that can be a challenge but the restaurant itself is awesome!

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FAQs

MC Modern Asian Cuisine is rated 4.8 stars by 945 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for MC Modern Asian Cuisine

324 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S. Academy Street & Dry Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Cary
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Limited Street Parking on S. Academy StreetParking Garage near Cary Library Regional Library, Walnut Street & Kildaire Farm Rd - less than a 5 minute walk
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Chuong
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 650-1738
  • Private party facilities
    MC Restaurant is located within the Historic Jones House in Downtown Cary. This location is perfect for private events taking over the entire venue to seat 50 and beautiful outdoor space. Situated across from 7 acres park and water fountain that is perfect for photographs. Contact us today to discuss options and menus customized for your special day!
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