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Kanki Crabtree, Raleigh, NC

Kanki Crabtree

4.2
4.2
580 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.

An 18% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more. Arigato!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 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. An 18% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more. 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
    Mon - 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 580 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Young lady that took our order was kind and attentive! Chef that cooked for us was very low key an quiet. We use to go for the fun of watching the Chef. Food was Ok, but just Ok. Oddly the restaurant was very empty. Left very underwhelmed.
  2. MG

    MGonzalez

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Dinner tasted great. The chef was friendly but kept the show to a minimum. Restrooms were beyond disgusting.
  3. LT

    LuvtoTravelDi

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, as always. The chef was great and very entertaining. It was a very fun lunch at Kanki.
  4. G

    Gregorio

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Lacked luster our cook did not perform he just cooked no flame, no excitement, no table participation.
  5. S

    Sherryp22

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    I’ve never been so rushed at a restaurant in my life. From the hostess who insisted we get seated 10 minutes before our reservation, before our full party was there, and asked us to “order drinks and appetizers for the people not there yet” to the waitress who put our drink refills in TO-GO cups without us even asking, to the to go boxes that were brought to us before we finished eating. It was insanity. I will never go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Granddaughter’s birthday
  7. K

    Kishore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall it good but Durum one is best when compare with Crabtree
  8. CC

    CynthiaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Overall quality of the food not that special. Salad is iceberg lettuse, soup clear broth with a slice of mushroom, white rice and by all very high in sodium.
  9. R

    Rudy

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The reception by the hostess when I arrived was quite rude. Very curt and uninviting. The fumes when cooking hurt my lungs. Our chef was delightful. Good was good but nothing special.
  10. AP

    AmandaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate my daughter's birthday and we had the best time! Our chef (Alfredo) was THE BEST chef we've ever had there. He made it a great night. Our server was also FANTASTIC. He was very attentive and just awesome. Can't wait to come back again.
  11. NY

    NY2VA2NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, great service, slow seating even with a reservation. Waited at least 20 mins and we had a reservation.
  12. NV

    NVasquez

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The girl at the front was really rude. But everything else was great
  13. T

    Travis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a great time. It was definitely worth it
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for 18 yo daughter. Had a great time Food was amazing Chef was fun and interactive. Wonderful time
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We tried to go on Monday night, arrived at 4:35, (open for dinner at 4:30pm), and were told that the wait was 2 1/2 hours. We were told we would get a text when our table was ready (so at least we didn’t have to wait in the restaurant for the entire time). We walked around the mall for 90 minutes, returned to Kanki to see if our table might be ready, and was told no. Asked how many people were ahead of us on the list, got a vague nondescript answer. It sounds as if they are so short staffed they are primarily taking guests with a reservation. So Monday night we went home, I made a reservation for Tuesday night at 5pm. When we returned Tuesday we were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation time. The waitress was initially wonderful, attentive, took our drink order then dinner orders, bussed the salad and soup dishes, then did not see her until the end of the meal when she brought the check and take-out boxes. The cook was phenomenal, and the food was fantastic!
  16. EW

    EricaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and experience is always great! Definitely will be back again!
  17. KR

    KRKH

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had dinner there for my daughter’s 16th birthday. However, they were short on chefs so we had an unusually long wait time even though we had a reservation. Customer service was good. My daughter and her friends did enjoy themselves. We were just disappointed about the wait.
  18. B

    sBowsa

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    After all these years time, he never fails to perform. We get lunch and feel like the value or what we got was really good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    food was great but our chef didn’t do any of the fun experience things. no onion volcano, egg roll, butterfly, OR CATCHING SHRIMP IN OUR MOUTH. i have been many times and never had this happen
  20. M

    Mr919

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    They ran out of scallops. Never got a drink refill.. Calamari was cold. Soup was warm. And it felt like we were being rushed to leave to make room for other customers. Not sure if I’ll come back to this store
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cooking fellow had some cute new tricks!
  22. w

    walterm

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    SO so experience. Chef was not entertaining at all and food just didn’t taste as good. My fear is they are using cheaper ingredients to keep the prices down.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    I made reservations for 5 because I figured let’s eat early before the holiday diners ……. We should have left after the 25 mins we sat at the table while the whole staff walked by us multiple times with no acknowledgement. Only after I got up and walked to the host stand did we finally get greeted . Our server was fine once she came to the table , she was working hard , and did her best , but what an underwhelming experience. Food was alright , but that finesse just wasn’t there , and honestly I’ve had a stomachache since dining here. Will not return .
  24. TG

    TraceyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took us right back right our rez time, fabulous service! We had a great server and chef! It was our youngest child’s first experience and he had a blast. My oldest said that it was the best steak he ever had. Sushi was divine. So glad we made the trek back very there
  25. FH

    FeliciaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I have always had a great experience at Kanki in Crabtree. I made a reservation during lunch. Glad this option is available.
  26. BW

    BarbaraW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The chef was not engaging. No show at all the food was not as good as usual. There were 2 children that were really excited about the experience BUT there wasn’t one!!
  27. SC

    SharonC

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  28. EM

    ElizabethM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun and different place to celebrate a birthday. What you would expect from a hibachi restaurant.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and exceptional food. Love the ambiance!
  30. b

    bradm

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and chef was great. Would highly recommend.
  31. S

    Sarah

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    First I will say that the filet minon was delicious and our server was amazing. But that's where the good ends. I was surprised that a restaurant at that price point would be so messy, from the women's bathroom (which was horrendous) to the floors and the grill. When we first sat down there were crumbs on the grill, there was a mess on the floor under my chair, orange peel, rice, and other food, and there was a rag on the floor by the grill at a table near us. I was able to get someone to sweep under my chair right away. This is a small thing, but there was a water bottle in the wine cellar sitting among the bottles of wine. That took away from the classy look of the wine bottles. Last thing, there is a sign at the entrance that says something about saying "please and thank you". It faces the customer. I think it should face the staff as well.
  32. JS

    JenS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Server staff were not overly friendly. They forgot my plate setting and when I asked about it was told to ask my server who was nowhere to be found. One of the guests in our party asked multiple times for napkins, etc and were ignored. My kids did enjoy the experience as it was different but I wasn’t impressed.
  33. MR

    MajesticR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was decent at best. Everybody has their own take on restaurants.
  34. TA

    ToyosiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice spot and great service offered by the waiters!
  35. SM

    SharonM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The waitress was not in it! We had two birthday guests at our table. No song, no sherbet. My daughter’s sushi had a hair in it. Had to wait for refills of water every time. Cook did no tricks at table, while we could see other cooks doing them. The food was good. It was just not the experience we’ve had in the past. Sad.
  36. RC

    RestCrit

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience. The host staff was a little rude when we all arrived but it was Black Friday so I’m sure a rough day.
  37. B

    Briana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding place to eat. They cook in front of you
  38. RF

    RoseF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Customer service declined over the years. It used to be a fun atmosphere but now it seems the quicker they get you in and out is their preference. The staff were unfriendly.
  39. KJ

    KimberlyJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great and excellent management and good atmosphere.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food is still very good! Service preceding our Hibachi chef was a little slow and underwhelming.

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 4.2 stars by 580 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 40 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. An 18% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more. Arigato!

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