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Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
(301) 718-8680
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Ranked #1 of 299 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have been eating at Raku seemingly forever -- at least once a month, maybe more, Without exaggeration not one meal has disappointed. Ever. That consistency, and the quality of the food make it a four and a half star. I have sampled almost everything on the menu, so what should you order? The sushi is a B or a... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

i love their bento boxes for lunch. the quality of food is excellent! Absolutely delicious sushi ! Very reasonable price.. You just get the best you can. I enjoy having my lunches there once I am in the town

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Bethesda, Maryland
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266 reviews 266 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Small restaurant that won a national award for resaurant design when it opened years ago in Bethesda. It has been a staple on the Bethesda scene ever since. Open for lunch and dinner it has always been hard to find an empty seat and still is. The popularity is well deserved the food is outstanding. Asian cuisine skews Japanese. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Great place. Fast. Very good quality. I usually have the Sushi or Sashimi bento Box. Tuna tower starter is fantastic as is Kale sale.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I arrived early and got a table and was waiting for my friend to arrive. They gave me water knowing that I was waiting and didn't mind me sitting down first. My friend arrived 15 minutes later and after looking over the menu we decided on the food. I got their special sushi plate and my friend got a roll... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Walked in on a busy Sunday night. Tried dumplings, a few different Sushi rolls, and noodle soup. Everything was great, service efficient. Only complaint was overall noise and tables too close together. We heard way too much of our neighbors' conversations.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great variety, well presented, kudos to the chefs!! The menu is full of interesting and tasty food. Prices are fair, but the noise level is too high.

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London
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130 reviews 130 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I met an old friend for lunch in Bethesda the other day - it had been years since I was last in the area and didn't recognise it for the vibrant food scene. We had agreed to meet at Raku - a restaurant that I know from their DC branch. Raku was buzzing when we go there at 12:30. Business... More 

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Rockville, MD
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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.
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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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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