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Raku-an Asian Diner

1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #151 of 2,676 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $16
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Basalt, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I just happened upon this restaurant and decided to take a chance on the sushi because it was obviously very popular with the locals. Had a specialty spicy tuna roll which was very good. The place doesn't have much 'ambiance' - but if you're looking for something a bit different in the Dupont Circle area and love sushi - check... More

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Sandy, Utah
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We came here 3 nights during our stay in Washington. The service and food were so good we had to keep coming back. We sampled several of their appetizers, sushi and noodles and loved all of them but my favorite had to be the Singapore Curry, spicy but not over the top with the comfort of rice noodles. The servers... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I went here with one of my friend who lives in DC and we had a great dinner. We mostly ordered standard fare (spicy tuna, etc.) but also got a couple of special rolls. Everything was great. I'm not a sushi snob so maybe to some it wouldn't be high-end enough, but I thought everything was quite good and I... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great dinner, accommodating for the kiddos...amended dishes to suit their tastes. Would return to this restaurant easily!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Well situated just off DuPont circle, but there's nothing stand out to recommend Raku. Standard Asian fare and the sushi and service overall is ordinary. Outside seating on a chilly evening with no heaters on offer made it harder to enjoy the meal.

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Midland, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

When seeking out Asian fare, Raku is just perfect. A hip, happy place with a great menu, well above the average offerings. The giant bento box easily feeds two and the prices are not too bad.

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Dakar, Senegal
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113 reviews 113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This place has yummy sushi and bento boxes and the like. You can make a reservation, sit outside, and watch a diverse world walk by. We didn't love the Dynamite roll, but everything else we had was quite lovely.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My wife and I have been fans of Raku in Bethesda for years, but had never quite gotten to the DC counterpart. It's location at 19th and Q has special meaning to us. When she and I decided to move in together, I was living in a third floor walk-up apartment in a townhouse diagonally across the way. My barber... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Conveniently located right off of Dupont Circle, Raku consistently delivers tasty, inexpensive Asian dishes, with a wide variety of soups, noodles, sushi and appetizers. Love the spicy, crunchy shrimp sushi. This spot has great outdoor seating as well.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Very busy in the evening - unable to get a seat outside. They have an extensive menu. Enjoyed our food and service was good.

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Additional Information about Raku-an Asian Diner

Address: 1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293
Phone Number: 202-265-7258
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 16
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese

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