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Raku-an Asian Diner

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Dupont Circle
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1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293
202-265-7258
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you love seafood, this is nirvana

Raku just opened in the neighborhood -- steps away from my go-to place, Cactus Cantina. My first visit to Raku was very nice. I enjoyed splitting the petite sashimi appetizer -- three or four pieces each was just right. Then I enjoyed a special that featured lobster and other types of seafood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Pam S
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Raku just opened in the neighborhood -- steps away from my go-to place, Cactus Cantina. My first visit to Raku was very nice. I enjoyed splitting the petite sashimi appetizer -- three or four pieces each was just right. Then I enjoyed a special that featured lobster and other types of seafood while my companion had the huge red curry... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have never been disappointed here. The food is always well prepared and tasty. The only suggestion is to decrease the salt content as it can be too heavy handed on some menu items. But over all, I have been very pleased with the dishes ordered. I always want to return.

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Holden Beach NC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Reviewed menu on line and checked to see if they were open. Bad way to treat loyal customers!! Closed for renovations. Website is not customer friendly!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Got here and there was a sign on the door stating that they will be back in the fall. Currently closed for renovations. They didn't mention this on their website.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Raku is a reliable neighborhood favorite, with attentive service and delicious pan-Asian food. We love eating outside at the large outdoor patio area on a nice day, and part of it is nicely shaded. Sushi is terrific, as are the soups and noodle bowls, and I'm a big fan of the kale salad.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were in DC staying at the Dupont hotel. We were looking for a convenient place for dinner and choose this one. Great sushi and bento box. Excellent option if your in town

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Warren, Ohio
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Really good food. High quality ingredients. Reasonably priced. Outdoor seating is available. Friendly service.

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Ulm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Hi. Like always trip-advisor reviews do not lie😋. Great sushi in great price, again. If you like a good sushi in good price you have to go there.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went for dinner during a weekend and it was very very crowded. We waited 20 min. to get a seat at 21h45 and it was still very very noisy. So book ahead if you plan to eat there during weekend! The food we had was well made with fresh ingredients and well presented. I had vegetarian ramen with dashi... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The food was very good. I especially enjoyed a roll, but forget what it was called. It was a first course, and cold. I also ordered fried calamari/squid, which was all right, but I suspect that the oil had not been changed often enough. My SO ordered a rather non-Asian course, of breaded meat (chicken?) with rice and gravy, which... More 

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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: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 202-265-7258

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 16
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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

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