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kō•än, Cary, NC

kō•än

4.7
4.7
784 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 p.m.


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southeast Asian, Sushi

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–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

  • Neighbourhood

    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 784 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. We had the garden roll, cauliflower, mandu, and vegetarian seared duck, then the cranberry dessert- everything was delicious. The wine and cocktails were also great. The staff was super friendly and attentive. Apart from being a bit pricey, everything was perfect. Totally worth it if you're in the area and want really high quality, creative food.
  2. HB

    HeidiB

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a trainee as our server and she did a great job, thanks!
  3. C

    Chet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, ambience was great. Only suggestion is to provide slightly better (cheaper) pricing for vegetarian options, i.e. if a dish is made with Veg substitute instead of meat, it should be priced lower since the food cost is lower accordingly
  4. a

    aalle36

    Naples

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Cauliflower appetizer is a win! Duck breast, pork chop, and maguro roll were delicious. Beautiful restaurant. Dinner plate presentations were crafted by a pro. Pricier than your average fair.
  5. SW

    SaraW

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall wonderful experience. The cauliflower, the bao, and the Korean bbq were fantastic. Excellent wine and cocktails. Also very family friendly. They even have a limited kids menu if you ask for it. Gorgeous atmosphere. Looking forward to returning!
  6. AL

    AmandaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. The food is absolutely delicious and the service is superb. We felt super well taken care and the ambience of place is very inviting. Will definitely be coming again.
  7. LD

    LauraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommend this restaurant, food was interesting and fresh, great service
  8. JT

    JackieT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sophisticated with great service. The ruby leaf cocktail was a special way to start.
  9. BB

    BreB

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kō•än really checked off everything I was looking for in a restaurant. The food was amazing, the service was refreshing and the ambiance was perfect. Really a beautiful restaurant!
  10. BK

    BrookeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the very first step in the door we were treated with kindness. The hosts and our server Mark was amazing. The food is incredibly delicious! The dessert is impeccable! Highly recommend. The service and food were both amazing!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant and it’s ambience created a perfect setting to celebrate a birthday and anniversary. The small plate dishes: pork bao and edamame, sushi dish: maguro roll, and the large plates: korean bbq and duck breast were all delicious and beautifully plated. The apple dessert is an absolute must have! And the cocktails… absolutely delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for business meals, friend’s get togethers, and special occasions.
  12. E

    Eric

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attractive interior, sat at the bar for drinks and dinner. Excellent service, superb cocktails and outstanding menu.
  13. BP

    BandanaP

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant and great service!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our waiter was not particularly engaging which was disappointing as we were there early enough for lunch that it was not busy at all.
  15. AZ

    AudreyZ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cauliflower and tuna tataki were both so incredible!
  16. EW

    EdieW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had great service and due to someone having hearing issues, we were seated in a quiet setting! Thank you!
  17. KD

    KellyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We frequent this restaurant and have never been disappointed! The food is the best, and the service is even better.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best desserts in the triangle
  19. A

    Anonymous

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner at Koan. The food was fresh and delicious. The restaurant environment and decor are spacious and classic. A modern look with a Korean twist. The service was attentive and timely. Will definitely be going back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Desert is good, food - not worth the time
  21. RE

    RebeccaE

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I think what would help this restaurant out a bit more is by simply offering a wider selection of entrées for dinner. Nevertheless, the cauliflower is exquisite and the pork loin is delicious.
  22. A

    Allie

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. Our waitress (Allison) was super nice and helpful. We were also pleasantly surprised the restaurant paid attention that I said it was our anniversary on the OpenTable app and gave us a “happy anniversary” dessert. We would have been happy with just a verbal acknowledgment, but they went above and beyond. This was the first restaurant to notice and do something when I put a special event in the reservation. We have already recommended this restaurant to friends and family. Thank you
  23. S

    Sweetblood

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    They totally changed the menu, ripping all the sushi and other items that made them stand out. This place is no longer what it was. Nothing exciting and we certainly won’t come back. Used to be near the top of our list.
  24. j

    jadine

    Raleigh

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and staff were fantastic. We appreciated the special surprise for our daughters birthday. Great night, thank you!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing dining experience! The food was beautifully presented with bold and amazing flavors! The patisserie chef is on another level! The plates look like art work and flavors explode in your mouth. Some literally explode in your mouth! Thank you KO AN, we will be back!
  26. LF

    LifestyleFoodie

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Awesome waitress- Quinn Food was delicious and so were the cocktails.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of well-marked gluten-free options.
  28. JJ

    JoJo

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A very enjoyable dinner! We ordered two small plates, two large plates and two desserts. The small plates both included bao (steamed buns). The first was a more traditional one filled with pork, along with a soy based sauce. Very good. The second was lobster salad in a taco shaped bun (no sauce). The lobster salad was delicious but the bun really didn’t add anything, just a filling but not very flavorful way to eat the lobster salad. Our large plates were the Thai red curry seafood (fish, shrimp and mussels) which was devious.; and Japanese curry duck. The duck was very good - could have been a bit more tender- but the curry and dish overall were delicious. Desserts were an apple something with so many different textures and flavor I’ve never seen anything like it)- excellent; and fresh baked cookies (cashew chocolate chip)- exactly what you’d expect and a generous portion. To-go boxes were definitely required. Great place for a special occasion but too pricy for everyday. Of course you don’t need to order nearly that amount to fill your belly!
  29. KE

    KEVINK

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Frankly disappointing. Not a restaurant for vegetarians, pescatarians, or vegans. Their best try was a tofu substitute for chicken that was presented with a faux chicken… unannounced… quite a poor substitute. The lobster rolls are not worth the money and the salad was overdressed and just ordinary. I’d have a challenge returning to the scene of the crime especially if I’m picking up the tab. Very limited sushi offering unless you are of the ‘roll culture’.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Met with colleagues for dinner. Good food and great service, but a little too loud for serious conversation.
  31. SK

    SunithaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Menu needs little more clarity, not everyone would be able to understand in the first instance
  32. J

    Jeremy

    Raleigh

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It’s all delicious and thoughtfully prepared. Very good for business dinners or a date.
  33. SS

    SSpur

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food and drinks were delicious. The portions were the perfect size for a meal and dessert was a must! The host was wonderful and gracious and the server took good care of us. Delicious flavor and a nice setting.
  34. E

    Edward

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and very delicious food. We were seated prompt. The waiter was supper nice and friendly. She was very knowledgeable of the food the restaurant service. We had sushi and it was just delightful.
  35. GV

    GraceV

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Only thing is that the steak was pretty rare and that wasn’t stressed on the menu. But everything tasted great and the plating was amazing. Great experience over all!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious!!! We had 6 people in our party and every single one said it was fantastic! Highly recommend and will definitely be going back soon!!
  37. J

    Jb0719

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Terribly overrated, bland food. Not sure why it has such high ratings.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service
  39. CB

    CliffB

    Raleigh

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly delicious and innovative food. The best service and hospitality in the city. The environment is beautiful and unique. ko•an is appropriate for both a Wednesday night meal and the most special occasions in your life.
  40. ML

    MsLirpa

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 4.7 stars by 784 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 p.m.


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for kō•än

2800 Renaissance Park Place, Cary, NC 27513

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Cary

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–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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