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Koumi Japanese Restaurant


3550 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 381-5753
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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.

Photo of Shay F. Shay F.
Jun 3, 2022 5

One of those little hole in the wall places that you wish you would've found sooner. The menu was vast, the portions were abundant, and the crab ragoons are possibly some of the best I've had. My food came within 10 minutes and the staff was attentive to our needs. Definitely recommend! 🤩🤩

Photo of Veronica Pena Veronica Pena
Jun 2, 2022 5

Everyone is friendly nd respectful at koumi there food is also delicious i recommended to anyone at likes to try different types of food that is every good

Photo of Charles Bulthuis Charles Bulthuis
May 15, 2022 4

Great place to pick up sushi on the way home. Selection is mixed between hibachi and sushi favorites, with all the expected appetizers.

Photo of John Thomas Kong John Thomas Kong
May 5, 2022 5

This restaurant actually came up as a suggestion on Google Maps. We gave it a try for take out and thank you Google Maps! The Bun Cha Gio (vermicelli with pork spring rolls) was what I didn’t know I needed. It was so authentic down to pickled daikon in fish sauce. The spring rolls were hot out of the fryer, the vermicelli noodles cold, and vegetables crisp. They even provided crushed peanuts to top off. It came nicely packaged but I had to re-create my childhood memories. Thank you Koumi. This restaurant is everything I didn’t know I needed. Koumi is on rotation!

Photo of Tami Prager Tami Prager
Apr 27, 2022 3

This place is closes for an hour at 3pm to 4pm. Got there 10 after 3 & I was advised to come back at 4. I've eaten here before & the food is good, just thought that the hour closure was a bit odd.

Photo of Dan Davis Dan Davis
Mar 16, 2022 5

Great food! Very pleasant, engaging staff. Highly recommend 👌

Photo of Abby Ellis Abby Ellis
Feb 28, 2022 4

i usually get the steak hibachi for takeout, food is always ready on time and pretty good quality. plus they give u plenty of white sauce! my only critique would be that the meat could be better quality. other than that the overall food quality and quantity for the price is great!

Photo of Jodie Hall Jodie Hall
Jan 31, 2022 4

Good food if you're looking for a quick bite and good service.