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Yuraku

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19773 Frederick Rd, Germantown, MD 20876
3015157448
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations

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  • 22
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  • 5
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  • 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
Most recent review
Best sushi in DC area

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
FunInMD
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Washington, DC
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  • Reservations
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Washington, DC
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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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514 reviews 514 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
1,048 helpful votes 1,048 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Germantown, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Im aa sushi lover and this place has whatmyou crave, from fried peppers to any exotic roll. A friend of mine took me this place a year ago, incredibly enough, i have been driving by and never noticed or risked to enter.....big mistake of my part! Believe, locals and native sushi eaters gather at this place. Be prepared for long... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Yuraku is one of the best sushi places I've visited. The price is a little higher compared to others but it is worth it. You can definitely tell that the place is good because weather its lunch or dinner, it is packed with people. Great for family, friends, and couple dates.

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Washington, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The food was okay but the service was a little strange, I am not sure who was the person who was taking care of our table. The restaurant just did not seem clean and I felt uncomfortable the entire time I was there. It is not cheaper than any other sushi restaurant, I would just chose a cleaner place to... 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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?