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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
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12:00 pm - 10:00 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, Reservations, Late Night

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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
Great menu and specialty cocktails

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Connecticut
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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155 helpful votes 155 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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Annemasse, France
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203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A group of 8 instead of the 6 reserved was easily accomodated after a five minute wait. I enjoyed my a la carte sushi of hamachi belly, mackeral, tai and succulent toro. not expensive.... a few good beers and esp. the draft saké in a can called Kikusui. Tasty!! My Japanese friends said they enjoyed their sushi sets and salad.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch at Raku. The food was absolutely excellent and reminded us of Japan where we lived for several years. We had bento box and noodle soup which were both delicious. As there is no kids menu, the waitress kindly give us some advice to pick something for our daughter. She eventually had yakitori which where good... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Wandered over from the DuPont Circle Hotel (across the road) and were very happy with our choice. Had the Pad Thai shrimp and it was great and very good value. Great spot for couples, families or singles as there is bar seating. Prompt friendly service and reasonable prices.

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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, 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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