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KoMo KoMo

1305 NW Maynard Road, Cary, NC
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Ranked #10 of 343 restaurants in Cary
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: French, Korean
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Description: We are proud to bring our seasonal menu! BEST soups in Triangle!Signature dishes are Korean Rice Bowl, Ginger lemon grass Creme Brule which is very French.. No one can resist.Chef Jae and his wife, El, are very enthusiastic to bring "Not a typical fine dining". Everyone is welcome to enjoy our excellent food and service in a very cozy dining room. Wednesday Tea service is very exclusive. Reservation for weekends are appreciated.
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89% Recommend
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English first
Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My wife and I have been enjoying the cuisine/art prepared by Chef Jae just about since the restaurant opened. The unassuming storefront located in a strip mall belies the amazing food that is to be found within. The attention to detail when it comes to pairing flavors and combining sauces within the entrees is simply unrivaled, not only in Cary,... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Not that great of an experience. Would not recommend, though the staff tried hard to give great service, the food was overpriced with typical selections. $25 for a salmon entree for a simple strip mall restaurant seemed high.

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Cary, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

It's hard to find high quality food in Cary with the focus on chain family restaurants. I discovered Komo Komo soon after they opened. I have been a regular ever since. Chef Jae has a great pedigree- his food is unique, complex, and innovative. El and staff have always been attentive and polite. The atmosphere is cozy and intimate. I... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

They clearly do NOT know how to run a restaurant. We made reservations for Valentine's Day as that is my daughter's birthday and she turned 21 that day. We knew there was a Prix Fixe Menu available but didn't think that was the onlly menu that was going to be available as this was not stated on their website and... More

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Raleigh, NC
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135 reviews 135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This was our third time dining at Komo Komo, a small but excellent Korean-French fusion restaurant in a shopping center in Cary. We made reservations for Valentine's Day a month ago and arrived on time. However, there was a set menu of two appetizers (shrimp with spring peas, asparagus, and pickled cucumber, and then slow cooked brisket with noodle, ginger... More

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Elryoo, Owner at KoMo KoMo, responded to this review

Thanks for coming on Valentine's dinner! Chef Jae and I appreciate your kind reviews on trip Advisor again. We were so glad that we could serve you here on your special day. We were exceptionally busy on that night considering the size of our kitchen and staff. I felt sorry that we had somewhat inevitable mistakes and obstacles that we... More

Seattle, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Great Korean-French fusion restaurant in Cary! Savory appetizers definitely worth checking out include their signature sweet potato-leek soup, chicken dumplings, and lettuce wraps - and beef bulgogi bibimbop (entree) is fantastic! Small but decent beer and wine list; creme brûlée is quite good. Informal but intimate setting with very friendly and knowledgeable staff - worth going out of your way... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Great fusion of French/Korean. Best BiBimBop in town, hands down. Chef Jae is lovely, talented, and warm. We always go here for special dinners or those days where we are like 'we need to do something nice'. It is a best kept secret of Cary and I hope more go so she stays in business. The desserts are outstanding. The... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

A very pleasant surprise in Cary. A Korean/French restaurant that was wonderful. Excellent food, delicately prepared with attentive service. A must for people living in the area, worth a ride from out of town as well. Enjoy!!!!

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

LOGISTICS: In the Maynard Crossings shopping center (corner of High House and Maynard) Seating for about 30. Nice calming atmosphere. Nice music playing. FOOD: Was there for lunch which offers a limited number of their dinner options. Paid around $30 for two people (two plates and a soup, with ice teas.) We both liked the chicken dumplings. Very delicate and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

As a former prep chef at Komo Komo I can confidently express the excellent level of cuisine and experience at this restaurant. I got to know Chef Jae pretty well and I was never short of impressed by his attention to detail and inspiring flavors that went into every dish. At the front of the house, Ms. El directs an... More

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