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Kanki Crabtree, Raleigh, NC

Kanki Crabtree

4.5
4.5
497 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Since 1972, Kanki has been the Triangle’s favorite Japanese steakhouse and sushi house.

Our flagship location at Crabtree Valley Mall is also our most widely recognized. Visit our Japanese restaurant in Raleigh for expertly prepared hibachi fare, sushi, noodle dishes and much more. Our Crabtree location also serves up hibachi meals and appetizers at our bar for extended hours after lunch.

Come see why Kanki Crabtree Valley Mall has been voted "Best Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar in the Triangle" for more than 14 years! Our award-winning restaurant provides the perfect setting for a unique family dinner, celebrations or date night.

Kanki will only seat complete parties. Please have all your guests accounted for prior to seating. Incomplete parties must wait to be seated until all has arrived.

Our service at the Teppanyaki Tables are quite Unique where the Chefs and Servers split gratuities equally. 15% Gratuity is Recommended. Arigato!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Steakhouse, Teppanyaki

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 782-9708

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Kanki will only seat complete parties. Please have all your guests accounted for prior to seating. Incomplete parties must wait to be seated until all has arrived. Our service at the Teppanyaki Tables are quite Unique where the Chefs and Servers split gratuities equally. 15% Gratuity is Recommended. Arigato!

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Parking details

    If you are visiting Kanki Crabtree, for your convenience, please park in the Lower Level of the parking deck at the Glenwood Avenue Entrance. All Togo/Takeout orders are to be picked up on the Top Level next to P.F. Changs and Northface.

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Offers

  • 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Enjoy half price bottles of wine all day on Sunday!
  • Daily Drink Specials

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Thu - 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Enjoy daily drink specials all day at Kanki Crabtree Sunday-Thursday
  • 1/2 Priced Bottles of Wine

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Enjoy half price bottles of wine all day on Sunday at Kanki Crabtree!

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What 497 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for Groups

  • Raleigh

    Good for Groups

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  1. LB

    LynnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. We were seated within 5 minutes of our arrival. The food was plentiful and great. We will definitely visit this location again in the future.
  2. KH

    KimberlyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service and entertainment. Will visit again!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We were seated and placed drink and appetizer orders. Drinks took forever. Appetizers took even longer. Our sushi came out after we had already eaten our soup and salad and the chef was cooking our entrees. Our drink glasses sat empty for most of the night. Dirty plates stayed on the table and made it impossible to enjoy our meals (not enough room). After the meal was over we sat for 15 minutes just waiting for someone to come check on us and bring the bill. Terrible service. Would not recommend at all.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Dinner and basically no show. This place is going downhill with the service and the “show”. I understand the chef was tired but I took someone that has never been to celebrate their birthday and everything was very underwhelming. I am hoping it can get back to the way it was! I have been coming here for decades.
  5. FC

    FeliciaC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun experience that never gets dull every time I come, I enjoy myself. We celebrated my husband's birthday here.
  6. VF

    VirginiaF

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Despite having a reservation we had quite a wait. Perhaps a remodel was going on but the restaurant looked damaged/tired. Our cook, Jesus, was a delight. Food was as expected.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We arrived at our reservation time and were greeted and seated quickly. Wait time was minimal. Once seated, beverage orders were taken and then we waited at least 10-15 minutes before receiving our orders. Was 25 minutes before our food order was taken by server and then another 10 minutes before the chef came to the table. Once he arrived everything got underway. Service seemed very slow even although restaurant was not too busy on a Tuesday evening. Food was tasty and overall a good experience.
  8. T

    Threezacharmtar

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The place was great as expected.. food was good. My reservation was late but other than that it was good
  9. R

    Rhonda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess was very friendly. Reservations were for 1230 but we got to restaurant early and she still sat us. Our cook at table was very personal and asked us our personal preferences which I liked. He interacted with the table guests. We are regulars at this restaurant and will continue to patronize the restaurant.
  10. LT

    LuvtoTravelDi

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hibachi style dinners are cooked in front of you and to perfection! We loved our evening. Special occasion place!
  11. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kanki has such a fun atomsphere with great food! Always a fun experience!
  12. AW

    AprilW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always! Will be back soon! Definitely worth the cost.
  13. BK

    BrendaK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great and service was nice . I’ll definitely be back
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Granddaughter’s 9th birthday
  15. FS

    FeliciaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It was a good experience. The only problem was our reservation was at 2:30 and they didn’t start until 3:30.
  16. VH

    VanceH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Any time I go to place like this I want to be able to take my time with a meal. I was pushed through this meal. Any time you are in seated and out the door in less then 1 hour it is not enjoyable. If I wanted a meal like that I would go somewhere else.
  17. ET

    EvetteT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had not been to Kanki in many years! It was a great re-experience! The cook made the experience fun! Plenty of food for the price and you’d probably need a takeout container!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Service and wait once we sat was terrible. The host sat us down at a table and made us move to a different one 3 times. Very unpleasant
  19. SF

    SandraF

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Our cook was perfect. We will give him 100!! But the bus buy and the man that took orders were awful. The bus boy broke dishes beside us and glass came over to our side. Hot my husband in the face but he was fine. But it went in the grill and the waiter said it would be ok. Then he brought buckets of water and but on there and water went everywhere on the floor etc. Then he took a rag and clean the floor then went back on top and clean!! No o e. Are over and apologize. Our cook did but it was not him. Then that bus buy broke 2 more time dishes again. Guess he was having a bad day
  20. BP

    BillP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Dinner preparation was as expected - fun showmanship and engaging with the entire table.
  21. T

    Thingfinder

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This place had gone downhill last visit here a couple of years ago, was way overpriced and not good. My grandson wanted to go recently though for his 13th birthday and had been a family tradition so we acquiesced. Well, pleasantly surprised it was well priced and an unexpected juicy tender filet steak I thoroughly enjoyed, even better high end steak houses don’t do it as well as this meal. So will put Kanki back on our round of restaurants to enjoy again…
  22. BM

    BMA16

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience dining at Kanki, The 5 kids who were also attending had a great time watching the chef prepare the meals and entertain all at the same time.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience
  24. CS

    CamilleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Kanki is my son’s favorite place. Service was great and our cook was entertaining.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  26. GL

    GenevaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Services was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the cook and servant. Look forward to next visit.
  27. JW

    JamesW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We seldom go out to eat but needed a weekend to our selves. We LOVE Hibachi and Kanki is our favorite. The "show" is always entertaining and the food delicious an we weren't disappointed this time.
  28. N

    Nikshawsma

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Kanki at Crabtree always makes me feel rushed to eat my food and leave. I only chose this location because the one on Old Wake Forest road didn't have availability. The food was good but I find the show is better at the other location.
  29. M

    Mack

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a marvelous evening. Service was spectacular and our cook was amazing. The greeting at the check in desk was not very welcoming, but otherwise we had a lovely evening.
  30. HG

    HometownGuy

    Raleigh

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had a good time although not our best Kanki experience. We went for Sunday lunch and the presentation was not nearly as "fun" and I got the impression they were pushing us out.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating my daughter’s birthday. Service a the chef were awesome.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Staff were very nice but the “performance” of our chef was lacking and the food was only so-so. It’s been years since we’ve done hibachi and wanted to give our daughter a special treat/show to celebrate her last day of 1st grade. I hyped it up to her by watching videos and it was a disappointment when our person appeared to be in training - great personality but not many skills. It’s an expensive meal experience, not cool to be so disappointed. We will not be returning to this location.
  34. KC

    KCoop

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Filet mignon didn’t appear fresh and was very very small. Rice portions are skimpy even after paying $4.00 for extra rice. Rice is cheaper than meat. Disappointed again with Kanki!! Although it’s my 10yr old favorite.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our cook was fun and engaging
  36. SH

    ShirleyH

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait person was good. She brought refills before drinks ran out. She was quick to bring extra spoons for the ice cream. She also updated us on when the chef would be out to start our meal even though to me the wait was not long.
  37. R

    Richard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful and the chef was very good. Service was good too
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good experience
  39. JC

    JamesC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was amazing! He acknowledged our wedding anniversary and even include it in his cooking.
  40. AH

    AnaH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We noticed a few cut backs in the preparation of the food as far as the “show” they usually put on.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kanki Crabtree using the Order Online button. Kanki Crabtree also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 782-9708.

Kanki Crabtree is rated 4.5 stars by 497 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Kanki Crabtree

4325 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Steakhouse, Teppanyaki

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    If you are visiting Kanki Crabtree, for your convenience, please park in the Lower Level of the parking deck at the Glenwood Avenue Entrance. All Togo/Takeout orders are to be picked up on the Top Level next to P.F. Changs and Northface.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (919) 782-9708

  • Private party facilities

    Kanki will only seat complete parties. Please have all your guests accounted for prior to seating. Incomplete parties must wait to be seated until all has arrived. Our service at the Teppanyaki Tables are quite Unique where the Chefs and Servers split gratuities equally. 15% Gratuity is Recommended. Arigato!

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