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Kanki Japanese House of Steaks

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3504 Mount Moriah Rd, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 401-6908
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 22
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pricey but good show on hibachi

It was amazing to see how chef did all his tricks, almost like in circus. A waiter was attentive but time between ordering and getting main food was long. Place itself is clean and pleasant. Food could be better. Even in average Chinese hibachi buffet you will find more vegetable on grill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Norfolk, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It was amazing to see how chef did all his tricks, almost like in circus. A waiter was attentive but time between ordering and getting main food was long. Place itself is clean and pleasant. Food could be better. Even in average Chinese hibachi buffet you will find more vegetable on grill. Here he had only onion (a lot) and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It's always intriguing to have your food prepared in front of you. But Kanki has done a great job of offering a total experience. The restaurant boarders on an upscale ambiance which sets the tone for a positive experience. The servers are pleasant and accomodating. And our Chef was not only good at preparing our food but also of course... More 

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Woodstock, Vermont
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331 reviews 331 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were staying near by and could walk to Kanki. Loved the interior right away and sat at the bar. Hung, our bartender and server, was really nice and fun talk to. We ordered an ice tea and a gin and tonic. The G & T was ok, but didn't have the tonic flavor. Also due to type of glass... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I came into town to do business and was really early so I decided to come in and sit at the bar and feast away. It was the middle of week so very few individuals were in main area and I was the only one at the bar. The bar tender kept me company while watching the game. The food... More 

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Brookfield, Connecticut, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Having eaten at a number of restaurants of this type I was hoping that the Kanki would do something to make it stand out, unfortunately that did not happen. The normal stuff including the onion volcano and the chopping of all the food to bite size consistency occurred. The chef did try to make the guess feel at home by... More 

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Wisconsin
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239 reviews 239 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Dined here with colleagues, as it was an easy walk from our hotel and it was a great experience. We were a walk-in group of 5 and were seated immediately. A few of us split some sushi, and it was excellent. I ordered the petite filet hibachi, and it was extremely tender and tasty. I really loved the soup and... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It was a joy to get back here and to see that the quality is still great. Good service, good food and a reasonable price, one cannot ask for more,

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Asheville, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Their food was good, and their apple martini was really delicious as well. I'd recommend this place for date nights or family nights together. Bit pricey but fun for every so often.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were looking for a novel family dining experience, and Kanki delivered. We have three daughters (8, 8 and 11), and we are always looking to get the most bang for our buck when we dine out. Kanki did not disappoint. We dined on a Sunday after church, and did not have to wait at all. We were immediately seated,... More 

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Orange County, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Tried the sushi here and it was the best we've found out of 2 other noted sushi establishments in the area. We did not care for the soup or fried rice, so it is likely that we will not dine here. However, the sushi was FRESH and FLAVORFUL!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3504 Mount Moriah Rd, Durham, NC 27707
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: (919) 401-6908

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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