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Raku-an Asian Diner

1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #177 of 2,717 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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Tampa, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Another DC staple spot for my wife and I when we visit the area. We usually go there right after the airport. Parking is on the street and usually can be found with a little searching. Everything that I have seen looks fantastic, but we are creatures of habit and can't get past how much we enjoy the Yellow curry... More 

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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

The volcano sushi is just great. The others are above average too, but try the volcano. The volcano is possibly the best sushi I ever had.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I don’t know if they try to be rude purposely as a part of their signature or they just who they are but the service alone will stop me from coming back here again. The food was OK and if it wasn't for the service I would probably return. I was here with friends and they were all disappointed at... More 

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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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Top Contributor
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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