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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 #202 of 2,623 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Good craft beer on offer. Some of the nigiri had too much wasabi attaching the sashimi to the rice. A little over priced but good overall atmosphere.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Ordered golden dragon, reasonable price quality food. Fast and friendly service. One step away from my workplace at Dupont circle. Only suggestion; it might be a good idea to have more sushi options with no spice in it

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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288 reviews 288 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Haven't been to Raku for at least a couple of years. Today after a long walk a casual lunch here felt like just like the right thing to do. This location at the corner of 19th and Q has a much nicer outdoor section than the one in Bethesda where you have to jostle for space with passersby and parked... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love this place! Right in the middle of Dupont Circle area making it convenient. Very laid back, good diverse atmosphere and you can dine outside when the weather's nice. As far as Asian Fusion, they had a wide menu selection and the bartenders know how to make excellent drinks.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Sushi, noodles, curry, spring rolls, and more. Good levels of seasonings with each dish tasting unique. Attentive waitstaff. Outdoor seating and sushi counter. Easy to stop by for a late night snack after the theater.

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bangalore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We visited this place because our son wanted us to explore sushi. Being vegetarians we were fussy about not having any meat, eggs or chicken stock. The waitress was South East Asian and so probably understood our requirement. The food was like all Japanese food well presented and we enjoyed the wine and food. Service was slow because it was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Arriving late in the evening after a long day in DC, the variety and choice of Pan-Asian options on Raku's menu made my eyes light up. While service was relatively quick, the staff all seemed miserable which took the gloss off the experience. While the tuna maki was well presented, it was slightly dry, and the crispy noodle salad lacked... More

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