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Kanki Crabtree, Raleigh, NC

Kanki Crabtree

4.4
4.4
518 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.

Our service at the Teppanyaki Tables are quite Unique where the Chefs and Servers split gratuities equally. 15% Gratuity is Recommended. Arigato!

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 27 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. Our service at the Teppanyaki Tables are quite Unique where the Chefs and Servers split gratuities equally. 15% Gratuity is Recommended. Arigato!

  • Area

    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 - 15:00 - 20:30
    Enjoy half price bottles of wine all day on Sunday!
  • Daily Drink Specials

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 16:30 - 20:30
    Enjoy daily drink specials all day at Kanki Crabtree Sunday-Thursday
  • 1/2 Priced Bottles of Wine

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 12:00 - 14:45, 15:00 - 20:30
    Enjoy half price bottles of wine all day on Sunday at Kanki Crabtree!

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What 518 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

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  • Raleigh

    Child Friendly

  • Raleigh

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  1. DJ

    DanielJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We made a reservation and were seated promptly as soon as our entire party was present. We ordered a variety of entrées, appetizers and drinks; and everything came as ordered. I required multiple drink refills, which the staff stayed on top of. Our food was cooked perfectly but the entertainment value of our chef wasn't great. Good at cooking, not superior at entertaining. We very much enjoyed our visit and would recommend this to anyone looking for a great meal and great service.
  2. PT

    PaceTwin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went middle of week, had instant seat with family. Waiter with drinks & order good, had prompt service. Follow-up was also good first 30 min (last 30 min, no water updates). Table chef was good, able to talk and cook at the same time. Food quality appears 10% less than previous visit 6 months ago, probably cutting costs. Overall well done.
  3. TH

    TH21

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Never go there! Poor and very rude customer service.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Restaurant was great. Chef was fantastic! Always a good show and food.It was my wife's first trip there and she lived it.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing experience, delicious food, outstanding hibachi cooking show, nice celebration. Didn’t enjoy using plastic silverware though.
  6. LL

    LisaL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was cooked perfectly, chef and server were wonderful. It was a great experience altogether. Oh, and drinks were absolutely delicious.
  7. DH

    DawnH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining at Kanki for years. It's one of our favorite places. Their 70's themed, 50th Anniversary dinner event was alot of fun!!! The music and laughter from everyone in the room definitely gave off "feel good moment"! Loved seeing people's 70's outfits being I was established in 1973! Thank you Kanki and crew for a great time!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with kids
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Everything was good except for the cleaning staff took away my daughters plate prior to her finishing her food.
  10. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We have been to kanki many times over the last year and this was by far the worst experience. We had a reservation and still waited 20 minutes to sit down. Then another 20 minutes just get our drinks. The chef didn’t put on any show- there were multiple children at the table as well. I asked for napkins 3 different times and NEVER GOT THEM. The waters at the table we’re never refilled. It was like our waiter literally disappeared. I understand being short staffed but it was honestly the worst experience we have had and it will be a long time before we go back.
  11. MB

    MeganB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    Went for my son’s 18th birthday, Felt rushed in and out, food and chef was good, atmosphere was bleh. Never again.
  12. DY

    DarleneY

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Family of 9 Squeezed in on table 13 Never asked fir refill on drinks
  13. NS

    NatalieS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Chau was awesome. He pulled it off with the table multiple food prep request. The server that took the order seemed to be her first day and I know it was not. She got the drink orders wrong both things. Charged me for tea. I don’t drink tea. I ordered rice with zucchini and onions and said didn’t know what I was asking. We had plain salads with only lettuce. The prices should be adjusted or something added when something in altered. The zucchini is cut in pieces like circled and half now instead of sticks. Seem to get less. Don’t change the style.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They did not sing Happy Birthday as requested in the app when making the reservation.
  15. c

    camm

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, price was on point, sushi was the best
  16. BR

    BethR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great as always but the service was slow. We had reservations at noon but weren’t seated until 12:20. We saw several confrontations between the hostess and other customers who had been waiting much longer than expected as well. It took almost 20 minutes to receive the glass of wine I ordered from the bar. We had already had soup, salad, veggies, and rice before it arrived. We also were almost done with the hibachi before our sushi order arrived.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last day of summer vacation
  18. MH

    MaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the chef and waiter were very nice and did a good job. Thanks!
  19. LR

    LR391

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun place for dinner and a show. The chefs are amazing and the waitstaff is always attentive. Plenty of food, we usually have leftovers!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch with my sister visiting from out of town.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    One year old birthday
  22. LB

    LynnB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. We were seated within 5 minutes of our arrival. The food was plentiful and great. We will definitely visit this location again in the future.
  23. KH

    KimberlyH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service and entertainment. Will visit again!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We were seated and placed drink and appetizer orders. Drinks took forever. Appetizers took even longer. Our sushi came out after we had already eaten our soup and salad and the chef was cooking our entrees. Our drink glasses sat empty for most of the night. Dirty plates stayed on the table and made it impossible to enjoy our meals (not enough room). After the meal was over we sat for 15 minutes just waiting for someone to come check on us and bring the bill. Terrible service. Would not recommend at all.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Dinner and basically no show. This place is going downhill with the service and the “show”. I understand the chef was tired but I took someone that has never been to celebrate their birthday and everything was very underwhelming. I am hoping it can get back to the way it was! I have been coming here for decades.
  26. FC

    FeliciaC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun experience that never gets dull every time I come, I enjoy myself. We celebrated my husband's birthday here.
  27. VF

    VirginiaF

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Despite having a reservation we had quite a wait. Perhaps a remodel was going on but the restaurant looked damaged/tired. Our cook, Jesus, was a delight. Food was as expected.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We arrived at our reservation time and were greeted and seated quickly. Wait time was minimal. Once seated, beverage orders were taken and then we waited at least 10-15 minutes before receiving our orders. Was 25 minutes before our food order was taken by server and then another 10 minutes before the chef came to the table. Once he arrived everything got underway. Service seemed very slow even although restaurant was not too busy on a Tuesday evening. Food was tasty and overall a good experience.
  29. T

    Threezacharmtar

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The place was great as expected.. food was good. My reservation was late but other than that it was good
  30. R

    Rhonda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess was very friendly. Reservations were for 1230 but we got to restaurant early and she still sat us. Our cook at table was very personal and asked us our personal preferences which I liked. He interacted with the table guests. We are regulars at this restaurant and will continue to patronize the restaurant.
  31. LT

    LuvtoTravelDi

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hibachi style dinners are cooked in front of you and to perfection! We loved our evening. Special occasion place!
  32. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kanki has such a fun atomsphere with great food! Always a fun experience!
  33. AW

    AprilW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always! Will be back soon! Definitely worth the cost.
  34. BK

    BrendaK

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great and service was nice . I’ll definitely be back
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Granddaughter’s 9th birthday
  36. FS

    FeliciaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It was a good experience. The only problem was our reservation was at 2:30 and they didn’t start until 3:30.
  37. VH

    VanceH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Any time I go to place like this I want to be able to take my time with a meal. I was pushed through this meal. Any time you are in seated and out the door in less then 1 hour it is not enjoyable. If I wanted a meal like that I would go somewhere else.
  38. ET

    EvetteT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had not been to Kanki in many years! It was a great re-experience! The cook made the experience fun! Plenty of food for the price and you’d probably need a takeout container!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Service and wait once we sat was terrible. The host sat us down at a table and made us move to a different one 3 times. Very unpleasant
  40. SF

    SandraF

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Our cook was perfect. We will give him 100!! But the bus buy and the man that took orders were awful. The bus boy broke dishes beside us and glass came over to our side. Hot my husband in the face but he was fine. But it went in the grill and the waiter said it would be ok. Then he brought buckets of water and but on there and water went everywhere on the floor etc. Then he took a rag and clean the floor then went back on top and clean!! No o e. Are over and apologize. Our cook did but it was not him. Then that bus buy broke 2 more time dishes again. Guess he was having a bad day

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff 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 4.4 stars by 518 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Kanki Crabtree

4325 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612

Additional information

  • Area

    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. Our service at the Teppanyaki Tables are quite Unique where the Chefs and Servers split gratuities equally. 15% Gratuity is Recommended. Arigato!

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