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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 22
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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
Well made delicious food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Xiongmaodui
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I got my table on time, no waiting time. The attendant was correct and helpful with me and my family. Perhaps their sushi must have an increase of innovation. The sashimi were small three pieces for $7.95, so they might increase the sizes too.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Very very good...the fingerling potatoes with Sriracha ketchup and spicy mayo....and spicy crunch runs shrimp roll....very fresh...very flovorful....

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic & creative Asian food. Excellent cocktails. Very vibrant and diverse crowd. People were coming in straight from their flights. Sushi was very inventive & fresh.

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Toronto, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stumbled onto RaKu while walking looking for a place to eat near Dupont Circle. There were quite a few people inside for a Sunday night so we decided to try it. If you like curry, try the Singapore noodles. The pad thai was really good too (and couldn't taste a trace of ketchup thankfully ). Excellent food. Very fast... More 

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Connecticut
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The helpful waitress and tasty food made for a great dinner. My only complaint was the space is very tight and noisy.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Delicious sushi and inexpensive to boot! Friendly staff. Went with my daughter who loves it there. Will definitely go back!

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Brandon, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Had quite a good dinner here the other night, a Saturday in Bethesda and lo-and-behold we saw no one from NPR or David Brooks. My sushi entree was delicious and quite a large serving. I had a kale salad that was to die for, which is saying something since I have only ever had a kale Caesar Salad with kale... More 

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Chicago
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The place is full of energy, it is a little noisy, but the food is excellent. The menu is very large and both the food and beverages are very fairly priced. Try the big bento box, lots of goodies at a very reasonable coast.

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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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