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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 301 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
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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
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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
58 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
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had such a great night here I started this tripadvisor account just to spread the word. Our waiter friendly and outgoing. The food was amazing and we look forward to going back often. THANKYOU!

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Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Awesome Japanese food in the heart of Bethesda. It's usually always busy but it's totally worth the wait.....usually no more than 20/30 mins. The sushi is super fresh and you can't go wrong with the noodle soup, it is so delicious, I usually get an order to go (for later). Service is fast and efficient. Highly recommend!

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The only problem is its so popular! A down home, basic go to place. I've had fish, regular pasta, pasta specials and have never been disappointed.

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