Raleigh >Food & Dining > Kanki Japanese House Of Steaks
4325 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2761235.841845 -78.681851
Went here for a celebration dinner 8-9-13 for my daughter's graduation from nursing school, had my bank card info copied, sold to Georgia which some one then made and used as a credit card to swipe in Walmart yesterday at 1246 and purchase $153.00 of what...per Suntrust they then attempted to use my card 2 other times at gas stations but the card was blocked by then. I later in the day get declined here in NC trying to buy gas when I get off work, hence my discovery!! I am angered and in shock that Kanki would allow these type of people to work for them! I called this morning as was told the manager is out until Thursday but assured she would be contacted and I would receive a call today, that was 1000, still waiting for the call. If you are eating here you better take cash! This was at the Wake Forest Road Store, I have already posted this once and I see it was immediately removed but don't worry Kanki it's going on my FB page and several other places on the web! The public needs to know...
If you are at Mall – Kanki is good if you've finished shopping and have dinner or lunch with out having to drive again. I had dinner there several times and as I am very picky on my sushi I did not enjoy my sushi dinner there. I thought most of nigeri sushi I had was from frozen blocks and is not from a top grade fresh fish (meaning fresh whole fish), yes it was fresh frozen type of fish. Kanki's Habachi is very good which I usually have, their decoration and service has been comforting.
Kanki – Unique Dining Experience Offering Asian Food Cooked Right Before Your Eyes! Communal Dining In Front Of The Grill, The Atmosphere Of This Japanese Steakhouse Is Friendly and Inviting! The Food Is Delicious and Well Prepared! The Staff Is Friendly and Polite! And The Sushi Is Fresh! Published by Kevin Coats Raleigh NC
Sushi and steak house – Kanki is a excellent place for entertainment and a wide spread choice of japennesse food. Cooks prepare everything right before your eyes maintaing tricks on grill while you observe. Food is great aswell is sushi a bit pricy but great.
LOVE IT! Make reservations – Kanki is a favorite of my family. We do mostly go on special occations. We also go with friends. It is more fun and when they are busy the service is better and food is always great! love it!! I usually make reservations and go to the one in Raleigh on Glenwood! Going tonight!
Best in the triangle period!!! – Ultimately the best sushi in the triangle!! what sets them apart is the highest quality fish with no exceptions. The other places order secondary fish or say scraps at low cost because they pay their sushi chefs so much $$$$. Atmosphere is great. a bit crowded due to the mall traffic. And I hate going to the mall. Overall, excellent fish selection. If they offered an authentic menu Kanki would just be the best Japanese Restaurant in the Triangle. Also, try the Hibachi side!!!!! Ask for Phu!!! he ULTIMATELY the Best CHEF I have ever had for teppanyake in the nation......and i have been to at least 2 dozen teppan restaurants... He is ultimately the funniest, entertaining chef!!!!!
Good??!!!?? What is so good? – First of all...I'm writing the review on sushi....but the teppanyaki?...it's THE worst tasting I've had in country. But I soon found out that all teppan place in the triangle are the worst tasting i've had in country. So if you crave teppanyaki food...go ahead...because you have no choice.
Now for the sushi...I'm a fair judge on sushi...so I'll start by saying that some on their rolls are pretty good...some are not. I'm a nigiri sushi and sashimi eater. I enjoy rolls on occasion. With that said...I think the sushi and sashimi is probably one of the worst in town. They have descent rolls...but not the fish.. and the bad and long service didn't help much either. I would recommend this place for few of the good rolls they have...but definitely not for sushi or sashimi. I'm surprised I didn't get sick. I think there are plenty of other good sushi joints in town such as Waraji, Mura, Hayashi, etc.
WAIT! WAIT! YOU HAVE TO WAIT! – First of all, I must agree that the service is awful. The waitresses are not friendly and they act as if you are a nuissance. Second, we waited for over 45 minutes after we ordered our food for the chef to come over to our table to prepare the hibachi. Also, I went there with some people that wanted hibachi, but I wanted sushi. When the waitress finally took our order, I was informed that sushi would take over an hour to prepare and I should order something else. It was a Wednesday night and they were not even that crowded! I wish someone would have told me BEFORE we were seated or right when we were seated. We would have gone elsewhere! Oh and my friends chicken was so tough it was not edible. Big flop of a meal!
Delicious! – I have been to Kanki on numerous occassions and it is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the sushi, it is terrific especially the california roll. I'd recommend the habachi chicken or the habachi shrimp it's excellent and the chefs are very personable and always friendly. I would advise going with a big group instead of a date it isn't really ideal for a date and well I think it's always better with a large group of friends. However, I have had a bad experience with Kanki. I went to the most recently built one in durham and I got terribly sick from it so I would stay away from the durham kanki. But other then that Kanki is overall and excellent restaurant.
Good Food can always be expected – Well I have lived in the triangle for almost 23 years now and Kanki still remains one of my favorites. The food is obviously always fresh (as it is cooked from raw) and it is prepared effortlessly by great Kabuki chefs. Unless you go for lunch, that is when they set the trainees loose. But the food is still good then, it's just all over the table. I love their ginger sauce, it is the best of any Japanese steakhouse I have ever been to. The Sushi is really great. Have a sit down at the sushi bar and try something different. It isn't all raw fish! Service is almost always great.
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