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Raku-an Asian Diner

1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293 (Dupont Circle)
202-265-7258
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Ranked #168 of 2,636 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $16
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Nice outdoor seating and attractively presented entrees. I love iced tea and it has a hint of unsweetened peach flavor. My daughter (21) had a traditional chicken/noodle/vegetable dish and ate all of it (she usually leaves a lot on her plate.) I (52) had a Bento Box special that included at least 8 different items. All the little salads and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Celebratory family meal held there. Extensive menu, served promptly with a smile. Thoughtfully waitress checked regarding possible allergies or food exclusions. Food very tasty and well presented.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

During a short trip we stumbled across this restaurant near our hotel. Good food and good service. Big portions for us Brits but we enjoyed it

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Usa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Excellent sushi, garden rolls and shrimp shumai. Good place for drinks and casual dining in the heart of DuPont Circle.interesting crowd of locals.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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233 reviews 233 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We ate at Raku twice during our visit to DC because our first was the best meal we had in town. Service was prompt and outstanding both times. There's something for everyone as they really do have a true fusion menu from sushi to thai to chinese eclectic. The menu has a vast selection and was one of those where... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We liked everything about this place. We had friendly service and amazing drinks and food - what more could you ask for? I had the Strawberry Fields specialty cocktail, which I would highly recommend for the summer time heat in D.C. It was just what I needed after walking 3 miles around the city exploring!

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Denver, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent choices of bento for lunch. Many vegetarian options. It was a fine mix of flavors all cooked perfectly and a very reasonable price. Terrific find in the Dupont Circle area.

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22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Ordered 3 rolls of sushi, 2 ichibans, and curry noodles for a total bill of $54. Sushi were fresh and delicious and the noodles were were hot and tasty. All washed down with ichiban.

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Warren, NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Firstly, let me state that there are 2 sites for this gem, and each seems to field a slightly different menu. Went to the Dupont Circle "branch" for a late-ish dinner (8PM). Hopped the red-line and got off at the Northern exit of the Dupont Circle stop and walked across the street to get in, met my son and friend,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

arrived at 930 still served us great atmosphere food was good and abundant we both had bento boxes filled to the max i loved it

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