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Koumi Japanese Restaurant


3550 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 381-5753
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Photo of Gabriele Gavin Gabriele Gavin
May 9, 2023 3

I only gave 4 stars because the egg rolls and spring rolls were AMAZING! This place is a skroongggggg 3.5 Now I got chicken and steak hibachi- large portion but lacking so much flavor. The rice is DRYYYYY! Cud lawd don’t hurt ya self! I’m taking my plate home to doctor it up. My coworkers got sushi and said it was really good. The staff is sooooo sweet! The experience was good just need more flava with the food! Definitely get those spring rolls though!!! TellemGabbbsentya!!!

Photo of Ernest Johnson Jr Ernest Johnson Jr
Mar 1, 2023 5

This is a great place to dine at. I enjoy Pho 🍜 and there is no other that comes even close. The soups are always fresh, hot wholesome and Yesss oh so delicious. The owners and staff are super friendly. They understand the importance of Customer service and Guess relations. The best place Tops in Durham, clean too.

Photo of Evyenia Dunlap Evyenia Dunlap
Feb 22, 2023 5

Koumi is the BEST Japanese resturant in Durham. It's a new place but all asian food lovers need to try it! I got Hibachi, gyoza, and the Caramot sushi. The hibachi was very fresh,flavorful, and huge serving. Saices were excellent. The sushi was beautifully presented as was the hibachi. It's obvious the owners are very caring about quality. Customers seem to know the staff and atmosphere was great. Inside is super clean . You must try this place!

Photo of Han Stw Han Stw
Jan 17, 2023 4

Ordered Chicken drunken noodle for dinner (dined in), with spiciness level 4 (out of 5 levels of spiciness). The drunken noodle was tasty and the owners were very friendly. Also had their Taro bubble tea, which was more of a slushie type of bubble tea. The portion of the tapioca pearls/boba was too little and it wasn’t really good either. Nevertheless the food was delicious so it wasn’t a bad experience

Photo of Tab Mcghee Tab Mcghee
Oct 14, 2022 5

This was my first time visiting Koumi but it will definitely not be my last. The food is delicious and you get great portion sizes. I had the Hibachi steak and shrimp. It was fantastic. The carrots are so tender and sweet. And the sushi was also great. I ordered the Black Spider rolls, which was something new for me, and they were also great. I'm definitely going back here again. And it's also very close to the hospital in case you need to grab something delicious to eat.

Photo of Bradley Thompson Bradley Thompson
Aug 26, 2022 5

Wish I Could give 10 stars because this place is so good. Owners great, workers great, foods great, one of my top food spots in Durham Honestly. Foods so good I stop by at least 3-4 times a week 🔥

Photo of Brenda Kee Brenda Kee
Aug 8, 2022 5

The food is delicious and the service is great. The staff is professional and friendly. It has a relaxing atmosphere. I come here a few times week.

Photo of Marsh The Fox Marsh The Fox
Aug 7, 2022 3

Mediocre food quality overall that came at a steep price for said quality. Food seemed to be reheated as the quantity of food I with a group ordered came out unreasonably fast. This was further evident by the large variation in temperature from cold to hot in different areas. Staff was also a bit of a mess too, multiple times food that wasn't mine was set down in front of me due to poor communication. As for my meal, the steak was dry, shrimp was tough and chewy, rice was pretty bland as well and was painfully obvious that the carrots were canned too, and that ran me $16.00 after taxes.

Photo of Parker Moseley Parker Moseley
Aug 2, 2022 5

First time stopping by today. Ate some excellent food, served by an excellent staff. The owner struck up a conversation with me and I discovered that he had just bought this place two days ago. The young man seems to have big dreams of cleaning up the establishment to draw more customers and I am very eager to watch it unfold. I will be back, thank you so much!

Photo of Ali Lamar Ali Lamar
Jul 22, 2022 4

I was looking for chicken lo.mein and shrimp tempura. The shrimp tempura I ordered was two.pieces of shrimp tempura made into a rice roll with a piece of raw shrimp on top of each piece. It tasted fresh but wasn't what I wanted. I was looking for single shrimp battered and fried. The chicken lo mein was pretty good. It had a lot of chicken. The noodles were a little dry. The service was pleasant and fast! I've only just begun looking for delicious Asian takeout in Durham, NC.

Photo of Justin Ross Justin Ross
Jul 13, 2022 4

Best sushi place I've ever been to. The golden roll is my favorite. Update: I have to unfortunately take away a star ⭐ due to the fact that previously, this was the best sushi restaurant that I had ever been to (still the case, btw) *and* the most budget-friendly Japanese/sushi/hibachi takeout for how much food you would get, in this area, period. That's changed now that koumi has changed owners/management/staff since I was a patron (and employee for awhile, actually, for what it's worth!) and they've increased all of their prices by quite a lot. (which, to be fair, may be in part due to the current supply-chain/raw material prices in the current economy, but nonetheless..) 6 years ago, I could get 2x Sushi rolls for $9.99 (+1$ for Dragon Roll) and now, those same 2 rolls cost $13.99, while rolls designated as "special" cost $18.99 😞 (that's literally double the price!!). That said, Koumi is STILL my favorite sushi/Japanese/hibachi restaurant *ever* and it's still my point of comparison for every other sushi/Japanese/hibachi place that I go to. So far none have stood to take out the king 👑 but the value proposition has slid quite a bit from what it used to be. Eat here if you're in the area, (or even if you're not, it's that good. I still do 40 minutes out of my way to come here because it's THAT good.)Golden Roll is the GOAT ✌️

Photo of Keith Wood Keith Wood
Jul 8, 2022 5

Definitely the place to go if you want options. The amount of different dishes they have here is absurd, and everything I've tried has been solid. Obviously with them having so many different options, each thing probably isn't going to be the "best in town" - but it's all been really good for me. Have not tried the sushi, I usually go to specifically sushi places if I'm eating raw. They have a drive-thru, which I find interesting. Not sure I'd want to sit and wait that long, but great for call-in pickup. Just don't try it if somebody is in line, you may wait 10 minutes when you could have just walked in.

Photo of Brian Hicks Brian Hicks
Jul 3, 2022 5

Good Pho Soup and other foods! They have Rice Wrap Summer/Spring Rolls! The place does have a bit of a run down atmosphere but, times are tough and I cannot fault them for it as prices just keep going up. Landscaping would help tremendously! GREAT FOOD!!

Photo of ryan snyder ryan snyder
Jun 21, 2022 3

I'm a regular of this place because the food is good. Only gripe is that they only serve hibachi when the owners are not at work which sucks as it limits the menu to 1/3 of their offerings. Their best food is their Thai and vietnamese dishes but you better hope the owners are there or it's a waste of time.

Photo of ryan snyder ryan snyder
Jun 14, 2022 3

I'm a regular of this because the food is good. Only gripe is that they only serve hibachi when the owners are not at work which sucks as it limits the menu to 1/3 of their offerings. Their best is their Thai and vietnamese dishes but you better hope the owners are there or it's a waste of time.