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Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
(301) 718-8680
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Ranked #2 of 300 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Pan-Asian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Btw Bethesda Ave & Elm St.
Transit: 2 Blocks South of Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line)
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English first
Rockville, MD
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

There are so many restaurants in downtown Bethesda now, that it is hard to tell which ones are worth trying. Fortunately, my husband had been to Raku for a work function and thought that I should have a chance to experience it. We arrived a little early and the place was filling rapidly with eager diners. I was impressed with... More

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washington, D.C.
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I've been to Raku about 3 or 4 times, and it never disappoints. The menu is large and all the offerings are tempting! I don't think I've ever had a bad dish here. From the spring rolls to the salads, all the food is fresh. I only wish this restaurant would take reservations; it gets very crowded on weekends.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place has by far the best vegetarian sushi I've found in the DMV! It was packed on the night we went but what a great vibe and friendly service too!

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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great Japanese food, fresh sushi and real Sochu cocktails. A little pricey but worth it. Night time can get real busy and seating can be trivial.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Best sushi you can find in bethesda, incredible rolls, seaweed salads, and udon soup. FRESH AND DELICOUS!!...... amazing iced tea btw

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Raku always has good food. We especially like to eat outside when the weather is good. Inside can be crowded and noisy. Also like to share the bento box which is plenty of food for 2 people and gives good variety of tastes.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Let me say this is not a bad restaurant. The food was ok, but not excellent, as I was led to believe by so many reviewers. I wanted to taste more than one item, so instead of ordering an entrée, I ordered two starters and a Japanese beer. The beer was good, but I was disappointed in the seafood spring... More

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Clarksburg, MD
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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was our first time trying this restaurant and we chose it based on TripAdvisor reviews. I have to preface this with the fact that sushi is my favorite food and I'm a bit of a sushi snob. That being said, I loved the sushi. The eel was the best I've ever had and their Miso soup was also the... More

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Oxford, Massachusetts
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139 reviews 139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

While staying in Bethesda for college visits, we decided to browse the Bethesda Row cuisine. We stopped at Raku due to our love of sushi and the busy atmosphere. We were sat at the sushi bar and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The Chilean Sea Bass Roll was one of the best I've ever had, and i strongly recommended the Green... More

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Reston, VA, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Raku was recommended by a friend at our golf course. We arrived without a reservation and were seated promptly. The restaurant is beautiful and very cozy. Our waitress arrived promptly and took our drink order. We told her this was our first visit and she took time to review the menu with us. My wife had the sea bass and... More

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Additional Information about Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

Address: 7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
Phone Number: (301) 718-8680
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Pan-Asian

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