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kō•än, Cary, NC

kō•än

4.7
4.7
829 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 54 times today
Experiences are available.

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, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sarah Kenney

  • 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, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Triangle Restaurant Week Menu

    $50.00 per person

    Jan 23 - Jan 28, 2023
    Enjoy A Three Course Dinner For $50++/Person Optional Curated Beverage Pairings Available For $50++/Person First (Choice of) Roasted Root Vegetable Salad (gf)(vegan) Mushroom Katsu Steamed Buns (vegetarian) Tiki Waikiki Roll (gfo) Second (Choice of) Miso Chile Udon (vegan) Black Tea Chicken (gf) Crispy Flounder (gf) Dessert (Choice of) Green Apple (gf)(nf) Fresh Baked Cookies

Popular dishes

What 829 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. CL

    CLEfoodie

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Ko An for Triangle restaurant week. We really liked their selections on the fixed price menu. I appreciated that the mixed drinks could be made without alcohol. From the restaurant week menu, we ordered the root vegetable salad and the dragon roll for our first course. For our second course, we ordered the black tea chicken entrée and the miso udon noodles (spicy!). For our third course, there were two dessert choices, and we sampled both. We enjoyed all of our food choices. They were delicious. Our server was very efficient. The food came quickly and the presentation was beautiful. Looking forward to a return visit.
  2. MS

    MSDurham

    Raleigh

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and ambience. Service was superb. We had the cauliflower and mandu. The cauliflower was especially fabulous. Best I've ever had. The pork chops were excellent and were devoured in a flash. The chicken rendang was a bit bland. Dessert (dark chocolate something...) was awesome!!
  3. MS

    MirS

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of 10 loved the whole experience!! Service was outstanding!!
  4. H

    Harold

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andy was great. Food was great. Right balance of spice and heat. Everything was top quality. Lobster buns were amazing
  5. DM

    DMac

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was fantastic. Mark was quick to answer any questions we had and helped us impress an important client. We’ll definitely be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Overpriced for average food.
  7. K

    Kathy

    Raleigh

    94 reviews

    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat in the bar so one of us could watch the kids playoffs. The cauliflower appetizer is so good it’s hard to believe it’s cauliflower. We tried a new sushi dish which is well suited to those of us who aren’t quite ready for raw fish. The tiki Waikiki was really good! And the Japanese curry with the duck we so good! We also enjoyed a few creative drinks. The staff was gracious and we enjoyed meeting Anthony who was working as a host last night. Highly recommend!! Starting from the beautiful space to the gracious staff and creative food you won’t be disappointed.
  8. JW

    JimW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here several times and have never been disappointed.
  9. CG

    ChristineG

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small plates are very generous! Beautiful space, plenty of parking and great bar too.
  10. RC

    RachaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was an absolutely amazing meal from start to finish. The food was perfect and the desserts were seriously the star of the meal. Highly recommend especially for those with gluten allergies.
  11. DN

    DaveN

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    This is a lovely restaurant with a lively vibe. They have a wide range of Southeast Asian dishes. I went with my wife and daughter and each of the dishes was wonderfully presented. I had the Pho and it was tasty. We had a long wait to receive our wine and my daughter received the incorrect salad at first. All-in-all, it was a great night. The by-the-glass wine list is limited but good. There is a nice wine list by the bottle.
  12. GA

    GeorgeA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Second time at this restaurant. Really enjoyed the first visit, but unfortunately the second time was not a charm. 5 people in our party, and none of us loved what we ordered. In a word, meh. Unfortunate given the prices. Over $300 (including tip) for the 5 of us. Yikes. Service was good.
  13. JM

    JaredM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ginger Salad and cauliflower small plates are amazing. Great Nigori sake selections as well.
  14. LS

    LeslieS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very tasty. So many different flavors! Some items were a little expensive for the size. But the service was great and the atmosphere was nice as well
  15. BP

    BigPoiDog

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, everything was fantastic. The only issue was that my ribeye was over cooked. It was supposed to be medium rare and arrived well done. The kitchen promptly prepared another that was perfectly done. All the other dishes were amazing—especially the passion fruit cake!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very exceptional innovative met menu as well as very attentive staff from start to finish. Ambience was wonderful. Noise levels low. A perfect experience and worth the price.
  17. J

    Jennldolan

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We really disliked & did not eat the steak tartar. It was still on the bill. Ordered a aperitif waitress gave us & charged the ‘large’ version of the drink with our asking us the which size. You can not eyeball the size when it arrives. 1 large ice cube. Was shocked to see bill.
  18. BB

    BudBud23

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice place to dine in. Overall the quality of the food was good. We ordered the Lobster steamed bun and hamachi crudo was very good. First the pork chop came out pretty rare, but when we raised to the waiter, they immediately took it back and they ended up cooking up a new pork chop. We are not sure if that’s the normal but we weren’t used to having rare pork chops. Could be a personal preference. While we were waiting they gave us a complimentary appetizer. So that was above and beyond. Not sure if we can disclose waiter’s name but he was super attentive; dinner was on 1/3/23 @ 5pm table 45.
  19. RA

    RicardoA21

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Every time Is the same good quality
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great New Years Eve dinner! Food and dinner was great but the real standout was the desserts! Unlike anything we had ever had and they were amazing!! So unique and delicious!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the cauliflower
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Asian places in the triangle. Recommend to go with a group that likes to share. Portions were good and service was attentive. The lobster buns were definitely a highlight and the raw foods were all good. You can certainly make a meal out of the small plates, but the big stuff is a good way to end.
  23. FH

    FredH

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food and unique dishes.
  24. A

    Audra

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and wonderful food. I absolutely loved the Hamachi crudo.
  25. l

    lemon

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service both excellent--always a treat to dine there. I particularly loved the duck, the steamed buns, and the Vietnamese shrimp. My brother praised the lamb pho, as well.
  26. AH

    AlisonH

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! We had a family celebration here, and it was fabulous! Lovely, cozy tables. The food and service were amazing! Small plates were delicious - the cauliflower was a standout! Entrees were excellent as well. Dessert was a stupendous surprise!! Perfect ending to a wonderful meal!! A great place for special occasions!
  27. HT

    HungryTravelerNC

    Raleigh

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great interpretations of classics blending Korean, Vietnamese Chinese and others.
  28. BB

    BreB

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant- it is everything I look for when dining! Great food, great ambience, just all around greatness!
  29. s

    sdreese

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thai Curry with scallops and mussels. Passionfruit cake and the maguro roll where delicious. The LongShot cocktail was also very good.
  30. GG

    GaryG

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was GREAT!
  31. BL

    BradfordLad

    Raleigh

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    For lunch, we shared the cauliflower small plate, which was exceptional, and the lobster-filled steamed buns, which were very good and very fresh tasting. We also shared the pork katsu sandwich, which was good but not very interesting. Place was pretty empty at lunch time, and perhaps as a result service was very attentive. Overall, we were impressed and will certainly return.
  32. B

    Bill

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family had a birthday diner for my wife and were treated very well by staff. The food was excellent and timely brought. Drinks were well portioned and mixed. They even brought a lovely treat out as a birthday token which was delicious and caused us to reconsider and order a full dessert to share amongst the four of us. Also fantastic. Highly recommend.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The experience is far better than the food. Beautiful venue. The food is meh at best.
  34. R

    Ronnie

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a separate “room” with round table which made it feel very intimate. Unfortunately the noise level was high so it was loud. But food, service and ambiance were wonderful.
  35. MR

    MichelleR

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The curry chicken was delicious and I love the ginger salad. The service was excellent. Also it is a beautiful place to enjoy great food and great friends. Can't wait to go back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I loved it.. One of my employees ordered the vegetarian version of the Korean bbq and he felt it was very salty. Other than that the evening was great!!!
  37. SK

    SandeepK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was great - and our server was outstanding. Okay food! Not much value for the money.
  38. SN

    StanN

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    The staff that greeted us and escorted us to our table and the wait staff were pleasant and helpful. The Mandu and Tuna Tatake small plates were very good to exceptional. The pork chop was satisfactory. Because it was cut to a 4-5 inch width, it was cooked beyond tender and it was dry. The atmosphere was terrible. We were able to enjoy half of our small plates when a party of 12 or so people were seated about 3 to 4 feet from us. They were loud and obnoxious. So loud that we could not communicate with each other at our table for four, or with the waitress unless she came over and stood next to the person who had a question or comment. She was very understanding our our predicament but could not influence the situation. The coups de grace came after we paid our bill and were leaving. We mentioned our unhappiness with the dining experience to the manager ion duty. His response was they had a full house and it can get noisy. He did not express the faintest or most insincere regret for our experience. His attitude was that we were near the exit and we should use it. We won't use it again.
  39. JS

    JustinS

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very flavorful and service was outstanding.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time!

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 4.7 stars by 829 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 54 times today
Experiences are available.

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

    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, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sarah Kenney

  • 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, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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