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19773 Frederick Rd, Germantown, MD 20876
3015157448
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Little Gem

I am not a big sushi eater, but was pleasantly surprised by the lunch buffet that had such a wide variety of sushi and other items including tempura, spring rolls, cellophane noodles, salmon and shrimp. Lunch is crowded and there is often a wait, but well worth the $14. I'll be back and bringing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Trisheee
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Germantown MD
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Germantown MD
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85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

I am not a big sushi eater, but was pleasantly surprised by the lunch buffet that had such a wide variety of sushi and other items including tempura, spring rolls, cellophane noodles, salmon and shrimp. Lunch is crowded and there is often a wait, but well worth the $14. I'll be back and bringing some friends too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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171 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

At the rate and volume this place sells its fish, I wouldn't be surprised that the next fish served on my plate was just literally netted out of the tank, fighting for its dear life, smashing its to tail to wallop the chef hand that is about to fillet it alive. That's not pure exaggeration to describe the freshness of... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

awesome sushi in Germantown. whether you pick the buffet for lunch or a la carte for dinner... you can't go wrong. how they stay afloat with $16 ask you can eat, i have no idea but Definitely worth the schlep from Virginia.

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Washington, DC
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58 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

They don't accept reservations and the waits can be interminable. Newbies and longtime customers (like our family), love the fresh, generously cut fish, the fantastic rolls. My wife loves the Suliyaki. If you are in town. Brave the wait, you will be glad you did.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My CEO from Osaka, Japan was travelling with me and I had to find an excellent Japanese restaurant. After searching for best sushi in Bethesda and Gaithersburg and not finding one that looked like one he would enjoy, I took a chance on Germantown. and found Yuraku. We had a delicious fresh raw fish appetizer that was so creamy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My family and I have been a patron of Yuraku for over 15 years. The food and staff there are superb! We love Sunny and all the chefs there. The waitresses are sweet. The food is always the highest quality and best value in the Washington area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I love Yuraku and have been many times. I must admit, I like their lunch buffet the best because I can pick from many choices at a fairly low cost. Yuraku is small and can get crowded so there is often a wait but it is well worth the wait in the end!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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171 restaurant reviews
1,170 helpful votes 1,170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I could easily give this restaurant 5 stars for the fresh sashimi alone but all things considered, this hole-in-the-wall could benefit from a makeover or a nicer venue. Hands down they have a A+ grade raw fish and seafood. The sashimi cuts are thick unlike most Japanese restaurants in the city. If you are serious about your fish, this is... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Day or night Tuesday through Sunday. The place is always crowded. So, what that means is the fish is always fresh. It is so worth the wait! Their rolls are unique delicious and huge. The chefs are friendly, and the service is quick.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

DO NOT EVEN THINK OF GOING. They have the worst customer service ever. The cashier is so rude and she just says what she wants. I ask her for a receipt and she says they do not give them "AND IF YOU DONT LIKE THE FACT THAT WE DONT GIVE RECEIPT DONT COME HERE AGAIN." VERY RUDE********. They might also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19773 Frederick Rd, Germantown, MD 20876
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Germantown
  • Phone Number: 3015157448

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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