The eagerly anticipated CO Asian fusion restaurant which announced that it was coming to The Triangle in early 2017, will be finally opening in a couple of weeks at the new AC Hotel in Raleigh’s bustling North Hills area! Starting sometime in March, guests will be able to enjoy a modern take on traditional Southeast Asian & Vietnamese cuisine. The menu will feature lunch & dinner options such as pho, banh mi, sushi, broth noodles, dumplings, shareable small plates, wok noodles & rice dishes, and more. Gluten-free & vegan options will be available, as well as happy hour specials.

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At CO in North Hills, you will find uniquely inspired dishes with fresh, robust flavors and handcrafted cocktails in a contemporary fun atmosphere. An extensive drink menu will feature sake & infusions, red & white wines, draft & bottled beers, coffee & tea, and more. The restaurant will be located on the ground floor of the AC Hotel by Marriott in a prime location of the “Park District” in North Hills, right across from the newly constructed Bank of America Tower, next to a handful of other well-established restaurants such as The Capital Grille, The Yard House, and Kings.

CO currently operates primarily in the Southeast with restaurants in North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. Its 6 existing locations are in “foodie cities” and fast-growing urban metro’s: Charlotte, Atlanta, Savannah, Myrtle Beach and Charleston. The restaurant features online ordering of the entire menu for pick-up for those always-on-the-go. Also, CO offers a loyalty/rewards program, for every $100 spent you receive $10 off automatically.

In Vietnamese, “CO” is the word for feast. CO will offer a contemporary Asian cuisine destination, serving banh mi, pho, ramen, dumplings, as well as signature cocktails. Their fresh and modern space will be open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and drinks. Sunday ‐ Thursday: 11am ‐ 10pm & Friday ‐ Saturday: 11am ‐ 11pm.

 

The Food

The menu is full of bright, bold flavors from Southeast Asia that everyone can enjoy. Explore new dishes or taste familiar ones; from noodles to pho, sushi to banh mi. CO is designed to be a place for gathering. Taste fresh, robust flavors, and cheers with signature cocktails made from scratch, designed to pair perfectly with a variety of dishes on the menu. Gluten-free and vegan options guarantee there’s something for everyone, every time you visit the restaurant.

Chef Masa is the driving force behind all cuisine at CO. Originally from Japan, Masa started out as a sushi chef, and he crafts each dish using fresh ingredients, presented creatively. With over 25 years of culinary experience, Chef Masa’s cooking philosophy boils down to four words: open-mindedness, desire, eagerness, and art.

The Spaces

CO restaurants are housed in unique spaces, such as a historic building in downtown Charleston, to a modern, mixed-use development in Charlotte, each location of CO emphasizes unique design elements. They utilize raw materials to create spaces that are warm, inviting, and contemporary. With open windows, large community tables, and modern touches, you will find a truly enlightened dining experience at CO.

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