Kanki Japanese House of Steaks & Sushi

Kanki Japanese House of Steaks & Sushi

Japanese Restaurant, Steakhouse, and Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Northwest Raleigh, Raleigh
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  • Antoinette R.
    "The Budokan roll is AmAzing...simply AmAzing"(10 Tips)
    Kaitlin T.
    "A great hibachi place with good sushi, too."(10 Tips)
    Kevin S.
    "Love the habachi"(2 Tips)
    Will S.
    "The best Japanese Steakhouse anywhere!"(2 Tips)
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  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CJanuary 1, 2017
    They'll bring you sorbet and sing to you for your birthday. Food is prepared on a grill in front of you, which they clean, and w/o asking my vegetarian meal was cooked first to prevent contamination.
    Upvoted Apr 27
  • The News & Observer
    The News & ObserverJuly 20, 2012
    In 2011, restaurant sushi chef Yuya Chiba prepared a fund-raising sushi dish of Kizuna rolls and sold paintings as a way to raise cash to send to the Japan Red Cross and UNICEF Japan Relief effort. Read more
  • Tamara N.
    Tamara N.November 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I REALLY like the fact that their sushi prices are pretty decent and you can get half rolls! I was able to try 4 different rolls (can't wait to go back and try more) because of that! Yum & Good Value!
  • Raleigh C.
    Raleigh CitizenAugust 2, 2012
    The star of the show was the “Poseidon Roll,” lobster and shrimp tempura fried, masago, scallions, cucumber, and spicy mayo, in a reverse roll topped with crab and a seasoned sweet soy sauce. Read more
  • Steven S.
    Steven SwainAugust 31, 2014
    If you like hibachi-style Japanese food and sushi, this is your place. It's worth the wait for the group dining, but the sushi bar seating is first come-first serve and serves the exact same menu.
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TApril 20, 2015
    A great hibachi place with good sushi, too. Most fun hibachi chefs around, I think. They have some inventive sushi and I love that you can get half rolls.
  • Tamara N.
    Tamara N.November 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    First come, first served seating in the sushi and bar area. Their prices are pretty high for hibachi dinner, but they have EXCELLENT sushi prices. Lots of interesting and unique rolls. :)
  • Justin B.
    Justin BauerJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the grill for more food for the same price. Order the Samurai and substitute shrimp for chicken for the same price. Get the white sauce.
  • luca p.
    luca piazzaNovember 1, 2014
    Good food for a reasonable price. Even though it is within a mall, it is able to deliver a restaurant vibe and experience.
  • Meredith m.
    Meredith mJune 20, 2014
    Forget the sushi...hibachi hibachi hibachi. And get a double serving of yum yum sauce- the stuff is addicting. Seriously.
  • Paul C.
    Paul ChangApril 18, 2010
    They advertise as the best tasting show in town ... but once you've seen one you've seen them all. Food is the best I've had at a Japanese steakhouse. Ask for the steak special ($9.99 ribeye)
  • Christie C.
    Christie ChurchJanuary 6, 2012
    Don't get the ginger salad. It's not sweet and has a potent after taste. Gyoza is great for an appetizer though and the 500 sushi is great
  • Snow A.
    Snow AerisApril 27, 2012
    Jesus was awesome! If you are celebrating a birthday, let them know. They sing, bring out rainbow sorbet and snap a souvenir photo for you!
  • Seth M.
    Seth MyersNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Walter to be your chef! He's hilarious and he does a great job cooking the food.
  • Katy B.
    Katy BenningfieldAugust 11, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    They don't have buy one get one free sushi anymore but rather lower prices. Many competitors in Raleigh but still the best. Actually run by cool Vietnamese lady.
  • Jess M.
    Jess MOctober 2, 2011
    This is a fun place to go with a group - don't be wimpy - use the chop sticks!
  • Rebekah
    RebekahNovember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You can order hibachi from the bar! Awesome for solo business travelers like me!
  • Katy B.
    Katy BenningfieldSeptember 15, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Low sanitation grade 90 I went on the health dept website to find out why and the results made me sick. Plus, if u get sick, no refunds. Just coupons, as if you would actually come back.
  • Gregory B.
    Gregory BlairJanuary 1, 2012
    Get the regular side of shrimp, they give you a full 4oz. instead of six pieces.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HamiltonAugust 10, 2013
    Had the Bonsai lunch. A combo of steak, shrimp, and chicken. It was glorious.
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KingJune 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They do lunch prices on Sunday which is great bc most places do not do that on Sunday to make more money
  • Heather M.
    Heather MacLeodFebruary 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Welson to cook for you! By far, he is the best hibachi chef here!
  • Matthew
    MatthewSeptember 20, 2011
    Not as nice or inviting since the remodel, no more BOGO rolls, either. Go to Sushi Thai on Lake Boone Trail or Tasu on Brier Creek instead.
  • Grant F.
    Grant FulfordMarch 2, 2013
    This place is amazing! Go here!
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HelmsJanuary 5, 2013
    Awesome as usual. Get there early and no wait!!!!
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah Galvin MullisDecember 17, 2014
    Sushi!!! But their hibachi is good too
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley Mukoyama-DriverNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Leave without lemon cake and you'll be sorry -
  • Dave
    DaveJuly 11, 2012
    Great sushi and hibachi is always fun here
  • Will S.
    Will SigmonAugust 22, 2014
    The best Japanese Steakhouse anywhere!
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MaxwellAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to grab a mint before you leave! It's FREE!!!
  • Jeff T.
    Jeff TaylorApril 14, 2013
    A truly wonderful dining experience...
  • Rebecca D.
    Rebecca DixonAugust 14, 2014
    Grilled Steak or Chicken
  • Justin B.
    Justin BauerMay 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The wifi password is "ilovekanki"
  • Antoinette R.
    Antoinette RussellAugust 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Budokan roll is AmAzing...simply AmAzing
  • Elliot V.
    Elliot VogeJuly 17, 2010
    Go to Kanki. Definitely get the Filet Mignon. Phenomenal!
  • TJ M.
    TJ MoSeptember 17, 2016
    Staff and they keep your drinks full
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin StorjohannSeptember 15, 2016
    Love the habachi
  • Christy S.
    Christy SJune 19, 2011
    Everytime we come it's always 1 HR wait.
  • Fiona B.
    Fiona BenjaminDecember 21, 2017
    Wings are great
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley StewartFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The bartenders are awful. If you want a drink, sit at a table and order, otherwise you'll be ignored.
  • Chrissy P.
    Chrissy PhilipsJanuary 25, 2016
    Love the shrimp
  • Robert M.
    Robert MoeringMay 12, 2012
    Get the California Red wine
  • Delilah P.
    Delilah PearceDecember 29, 2012
    Mary Roll was awesome!!
  • Colleen R.
    Colleen RohlfAugust 30, 2015
    Hibachi, sushi
  • Scooby C.
    Scooby CarolanFebruary 21, 2015
    Solid food but WAY too busy.
  • B Anthony J.
    B Anthony JonesJune 30, 2013
    Great service
  • TJ M.
    TJ MoSeptember 17, 2016
    Staff is nice
  • Clifton K.
    Clifton KenneyDecember 17, 2017
    The hot Sake
  • Dixie B.
    Dixie BFebruary 20, 2010
    You should try the habachi steak
  • Katy B.
    Katy BenningfieldSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Not as good as they used to be and expensive. Save your cash. There are better places for the same amt.
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