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kō•än, Cary, NC

kō•än

4.8
4.8
705 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southeast Asian, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 677-9229

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Drew Smith

  • Private party contact

    Katherine Darden: (919) 834-6963

  • Neighborhood

    Cary

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 705 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Ambiance

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Fit for Foodies

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Raleigh

    Best Ambiance

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  1. OL

    OLIVER

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience, tasty cuisine and drinks, good portion sizes, and Alex our server provided outstanding service!
  2. MM

    MaureenM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we’ve had ever! Service outstanding. Patio perfect for distancing in pandemic.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never ever disappoints! So many gluten-free options as well.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went in for my girlfriends birthday and couldn’t not have picked a better place to be. The food was Extraordinary, the service was phenomenal and just the atmosphere of the entire place was amazing. I will definitely be coming back, thank you for making our night as incredible as it was!!
  5. W

    Wilson

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Had a great cocktail, wine, appetizers, poke is back! dessert was insanely good as always. It’s not fair to the other restaurants to be honest!! Great service from Avery!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, especially the desserts!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as were the martinis!
  8. TR

    TamikaR

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fantastic. Friendly and knowledgeable service.
  9. VL

    VanessaL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, food and ambiance. 1st time trying Ko An and will definitely be back!
  10. JD

    JeffD

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The service was sporadic throughout our dinner. It took a very long time for food to come out and it did not come out together. One meal came out 15 minutes before the rest.
  11. s

    saltybalty

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was great. Great food, great service, cant wait to come back!
  12. S

    Scott

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a nice early dinner at ko-an. Arrived about 4.30, had restaurant nearly all to ourselves. Host said something like “we see someone is celebrating a big birthday”. We had a mix of appetizers (buns, gyoza, thai shrimp cocktail, and a salmon sushi roll). For dinner, we had a poke bowl, some nigiri, Indonesian Duck, and a couple more rolls. All of the food was excellent, nicely presented. I think the only “disappointment” was that the host seemed to acknowledge the birthday, but then the server proceeded to hand us all dessert menus. I guess I would have expected them to just bring over something (and then give the dessert menus)….but the host clearly didn’t tell the server. We felt a bit awkward so we just took the check. But to be clear…all and all, a very nice experience.
  13. FT

    FirstTimers

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went at 5:30 on a Saturday for my daughter’s birthday. We loved everything about it! They even brought her out her own birthday dessert with “Happy Birthday “ written in chocolate with a candle. We will definitely be back.
  14. DJ

    DJTC

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our visit here. The food was outstanding the service was outstanding Don't miss the desserts!!!!
  15. KB

    KrisB

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Service was amazing. Food was just average nothing special or anything that would bring me back. We had a party of six from all over the country and we all felt the food was over priced and average at best. The duck was dry and steak pretty basic. We were disappointed because we’ve been looking for a new restaurant but I doubt we will be back.
  16. L

    Luke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was top notch. Service was friendly, gave great recommendations, offered us complimentary wine, and a special dessert to celebrate our anniversary. One of the best meals I've ever eaten, and right in my own back yard. Will 100% come here again in the future to try seasonal items, their sushi menu, and rotating different desserts.
  17. RG

    RichardG

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I decided to go out. It was my first time at this establishment and and I was really impressed. The space is great and the food/drink were fantastic . Definitely looking forward to coming back soon.
  18. VD

    VeteransDayDiner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and wonderful food choices. I will definitely eat there again.
  19. RR

    RubenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal! Excellent food and atmosphere. Our waiter was excellent and knew the menu too to bottom.
  20. HK

    HeyKurtz

    Raleigh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I was really impressed with my first visit to ko-an and look forward to returning. The restaurant is beautiful, and I was initially concerned because I was treating three employees to dinner who were very casually dressed. Fortunately, they were not in any way made to feel uncomofortable and we enjoyed a great meal together. The Old Fashioned I ordered as a cocktail was very good and the four small plates we shared before our entrees--the cauliflower, edamame, gyoza, and mussels--were all excellent. I had the New York strip for my main course and it was very good. The desserts were also delicious.
  21. BJ

    BrittanyJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply delicious. Everything I've ever eaten here has been so flavorful and fresh.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time and we were blown away. The food was not only delicious, but the presentation was beautiful and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be coming back many more times. Diego
  23. JI

    JenInNC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great drinks and sushi, nice ambience / vibe!!!!!!
  24. S

    Steve

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding as was our entire meal. The A5 Wagyu was amazing, as was the tuna and salmon. Recommend for adults and date night.
  25. g

    georgel

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party of 6, high top table in the bar room. Nick and colleagues provided excellent and attentive service. Cuisine spectacular. The team knows the menu backward and forward. The party of 6 had a fabulous time. Everyone wants to come back.
  26. CA

    ChristopherA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Knowledgeable staff. Beautiful decor. Every aspect of the food offering from appetizers, wine pairings to desert offerings was superb.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers were friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and we ordered three small plates and an entree each. I love the sushi here. We sat outside which was comfortable and spacious and also covered with fans which I appreciated since it was rainy but still hot. Inside has a variety of seating options that looked fun too.
  28. MS

    MirS

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience!! Recommend Kō än for date nights, group meetings, anniversaries.
  29. SP

    SouthPointFoodie

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Ko-an, and it did not disappoint. The cauliflower was outstanding, as others have mentioned. We were a party of four, and each of us had different entrees. Everyone was happy with their meal, and we are already planning our return.
  30. k

    kmsjms

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner w my sister. Our server was sooooo nice and helpful. I think his name was Isaiah but im not sure. Dood was great, we always get the cauliflower.
  31. BH

    BillH

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal out in a long time. Perfectly prepared and served. The service was extremely good.
  32. MB

    MaineBigDaddy

    Naples

    136 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great find. Small but eclectic menu, perfectly cooked Bibimbap and delicious. Good beer selection and amazing house made desserts. Will definitely be back.
  33. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing service, prompt food delivery, great food and even better desserts.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my management team out for a dinner and it was wonderful. Great food and great atmosphere!!
  35. A

    Audrey

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate dinner on the patio. Loved the cauliflower and steamed bun with lobster salad small plates. Great food and ambiance all around! Will definitely be back.
  36. AM

    AnaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Koan is always delicious and we have had good service every time. Definitely will go back many times more, I’m sure. Make sure to get the lobster buns!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & great friendly service!!
  38. JM

    JayMo

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. First time here and be back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with my wife and this was an excellent experience. Service was outstanding, welcoming and timely. Ambiance was very laid back and understated. Tables spaced well apart and the main dining room has super high ceilings, so it never gets very loud. Food was very good. We had a couple small plates. Some sushi and a couple large plates. All very very good. Highlight was probably the steamed buns, but the tartar was excellent as well. Value-wise it wasn’t a deal breaker. We both agreed we would totally go back, but we’ve had better meals for slightly cheaper, but perhaps it’s a new reality with inflation and supply issues. It was totally worth it and again, we’d definitely go back for the food and atmosphere.
  40. j

    justjoe

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. We were celebrating my daughter's college graduation and had a party of seven. Everything went well.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.8 stars by 705 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 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for kō•än

2800 Renaissance Park Place, Cary, NC 27513

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cary

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southeast Asian, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Drew Smith

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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