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Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

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7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951 (Btw Bethesda Ave & Elm St.)
2 Blocks South of Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line)
(301) 718-8680
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding experience

My wife and I have frequented Raku on several occasions and have experienced the best food as well as customer service. The wait can sometimes be daunting, but worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have frequented Raku on several occasions and have experienced the best food as well as customer service. The wait can sometimes be daunting, but worth it!

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Delightful Asuan-Sushi joint in heart if Bethesda's most lively area. Food excellent and imaginative. Owners couldn't be nicer. Can be crowded but that's a good sign. Make a reservation .

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We've been going to Raku for over 10 years and it always maintains top quality service and food. The atmosphere is fun and there's always a crowd. It's a creative pan Asian menu. The dumplings and sauce are not only a work of art but delicious as well. The Korean barbecue doesn't get better. The soups with udon noodles are... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food! The soups are awesome! Service is not great. We waited a long time for service and even then we were an afterthought. But the food is so good that you won't care!! Get the coconut shrimp soup! Oh myyyy GOD!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The sushi is consistently good at Raku. The restaurant is small and noisy, so not the place for a quiet lingering dinner

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very popular asian fusion restaurant, with great bento boxes and the best tuna tartare you are going to have anywhere in the world (I know, I try tuna tartare everywhere). Their portabella, green bean and parmiggiano salad (I know it sound weird)is amazing. Try it, you will not be able to stop eating it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The service was decent, could've been better for the price of food. Wine selection was limited but had a few gems. The tuna tartar app was great but unfortunately probably the best part of the meal. The volcano roll was certainly above average as well. The new york strip was extremely chewy and tough. Tasted more like a $6 steak... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We eat here more often now, after feeling disappointed at Jaleo across the street. The bento box at dinner, though seemingly expensive ($40), was great and actually a very good deal considering the fact that it has many items--both fish and beef as main, plus tempura, roll, seaweed salad, etc. Last time we ate here a couple of weeks ago,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I live near this restaurant and go there about once a month. It's a casual but very clean, comfortable place. The food is a blend of Thai and Japanese, with some other Asian influences. I usually get the curry noodle soup, which is delicious and filling. I usually get lunch for 2 for about $25. The only downside is that... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Everything on the menu is terrific and the servers and staff are great. One of my favorite places in Bethesda.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
    (Btw Bethesda Ave & Elm St.)
  • Public Transportation: 2 Blocks South of Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: (301) 718-8680

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
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

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