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Raku-an Asian Diner

1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #167 of 2,709 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After a few nights eating at higher ranked trip advisor restaurants we ate here (we stayed across the road at the Dupont Circle Hotel). We picked it due to convenience but absolutely loved it. It had a great atmosphere, and whilst the tables are relatively close together it was a really nice atmosphere. The food was great (mongolian pork was... More 

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167 reviews 167 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I met a friend for after work dining while in town and she recommend this restaurant. We were seated quickly and the crowded tables led me to believe that this would be a superb meal. There are many Japanese restaurants in DC, so why would so many be there unless it was excellent? The meal was not distinct enough to... More 

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Basalt, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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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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