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Kanki Japanese House of Steaks

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4325 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612
+1 919-782-9708
12:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Kanki – Unique Dining Experience Offering Asian Food Cooked Right Before Your Eyes! Communal Dining In Front Of The Grill, The Atmosphere Of This Japanese Steakhouse Is Friendly and Inviting! The Food Is Delicious and Well Prepared! The Staff Is Friendly and Polite! And The Sushi Is Fresh! Published by Kevin Coats in Raleigh

Thank KevinCoatsRaleigh
Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Very good food and interesting to watch. Some ocooks really stand out above others.not cheap but worth night out.

Thank thomas b
Pinetops, North Carolina
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went for Sunday lunch. As always, it was a great experience. The chef was entertaining, food was delicious and always a plus, really good sweet tea! The only negative was it was freezing! The gentleman seated beside me made the comment to me that is was very cold and he could feel the air blowing down... More 

Thank Beachgl25
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

As a frequent business traveler I often choose restaurants out of convenience and proximity to my hotel. That's what happened when I went to Kanki and I am very happy to have found this place. It looks like it is primarily a Japanese steak house (and the restaurant was packed with diners at the hibachi) but I went for the... More 

Thank snapoli2013
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Our food was great! The sushi chef did a really good job. I ordered two rolls, and it ended up being way more food than I could eat. Presentation was beautiful. The only negative was that our waitress ended her shift while we were there and didn't say anything to us before she left. We ended up waiting quite a... More 

Thank mathster
Barnardsville, North Carolina
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

While traveling through Raleigh we decided to stop at Crabtree Mall to shop and have lunch. We were seated promptly. Our waitress was very nice and kept our drinks full. Since it was our granddaughter's 20th birthday our chef carved out the number 20 in the rice and placed lighted match sticks for her to blow out. Very nice. We... More 

Thank lareejones
Clarksville, VA, United States
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300 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to this location so many times, we keep going back because the value is excellent. But this trip the serving sizes were just huge! The soup and salad bowls are larger, I don't know I'd an overall serving size increase has happened here or what but bring your big appetite for sure. Our chef, Lucas, was the... More 

Thank Joey H
Middelfart, Denmark
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219 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We arrived at this place that looks like a TGI Fridays or Rubys just with Sushi and Japanese food. There is a hibachi section, but with 30 min. wait we went to the bar section and ordered our food. They had 30 min. wait on the sushi so we ordered some starters. One of those arrived long after our sushi... More 

Thank Mvanting
Apex, North Carolina
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179 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have so many mixed emotions about this place. They do not take reservations and there is always a wait, so if you know you are going to wait then it's fine. The service is great from the bar to the server to the chef. The food is just okay but it is so much fun! We took the kids... More 

Thank K10trips
Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Food is still decent but the show has gone downhill. The cooks come to your table to cook and they just seem to be going through the motions. It has gotten very pricey for decent food and a lousy show.

Thank buildernc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4325 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-782-9708

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?