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KoMo KoMo

1305 NW Maynard Road, Cary, NC
+1 919-757-3392
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Ranked #8 of 346 Restaurants in Cary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Korean, Vegetarian
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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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English first
Cary, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I have been to this restaurant for lunch and dinner many times. Every time the food is a perfection. Sizes seem small but once you start eating you realize the portion is just the right amount of food. Love how the restaurant changes atmosphere from casual lunch to sophisticated dinner. I had avoided the restaurant not knowing what French Korean... More

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

KoMo KoMo is something I'd expect to find in New York, or San Fran, or L.A.... but not in Cary, NC! This chef is a culinary master and combines flavors together that echo his quality education and top-notch experience. I don't know why this exists in Cary, but I am SO glad it does...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a great place to have excellent and creative Korean-French cuisine. Chef Jae is inventive, and the food was fresh and tasted wonderful. I particularly liked the sweet potato soup with caramelized apples, with basil oil drizzled across the top. That and a bowl of rice makes a great lunch. And the lemongrass crème brulée was delightful. You would... More

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Cary, North Carolina
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Enjoyed lunch here last week. My friend and I shared our food and each was full of flavor. The creme brlee was out of this world. A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the flavors of the Orient.

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Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
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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
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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
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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