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Raku

5030 West Spring Mountain Road, #2, Las Vegas, NV 89146
702 367-3511
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Ranked #23 of 3,774 restaurants in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Waterloo, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Fantastic omakase meal. Aside from one dish that was probably a good one, just not to our taste. Our flight consisted of Raku's tofu, sashimi, poached egg with sea urchin and salmon roe, roasted tomatoes, butter sauteed scallop, kobe beef skirt with garlic, deep fried whitefish soup, kurobuta pork cheeks, foie gras with glazed soy-based sauce, green tea creme brulee,... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

My experience at Raku was excellent - make reservations as soon as possible, its very popular. The menu consists of many items served individually, think of a Japanese tapas bar. An amazing selection, I found myself ordering 10-12 items. The homemade tofu is excellent, as was the grilled beef, pork, duck, chicken, scallops and vegetables. Be prepared to spend a... More

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We've recently discovered Raku and it has quickly become one of our favorites. A traditional Izakaya style restaurant, this place is very popular and is always packed. You need to make reservations at least a couple weeks in advance if you plan on eating here. We love to eat the fresh fish off their specials menu as everything is always... More

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USA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Raku, a Japanese charcoal grill restaurant is located in the same old Las Vegas strip mall as Trattoria Nakamura-Ya, a Japanese/Italian fusion restaurant that we have also reviewed on TripAdvisor. From Japanese mini-crabs, salted, grilled and eaten whole in a single mouthful, on to cucumber salad with firefly squid; lightly-fried ice fish tempura; and oiled and seared enigre mushroom; Raku’s... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Robata is one of my favorite Japanese cooking methods, having been to many in Japan, the West Coast and NYC. A big part of the experience is the huge display of the uncooked selections in front of you and then watching it grilled. This is completely absent at Raku, where you sit at a small table in a room devoid... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I had never heard of this amazing gem deeply snuggled in the back of China town. We had made reservations at the restaurant and decided to try the dessert / wine bar first. This place was a few doors down and had no signage but a big spoon on the wall. Once you walk in you are greeted by pleasant... More

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Limassol, Cyprus
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

They serve different small plate style meals, all of which taste far better than they look, the dishes could use a face lift regarding presentation but of course the substance is in the taste, and they are tasty, well cooked and very reasonably priced, will probably be back next time in town

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

We were seated in an attractive private room and had a many course meal, all of which were good. Dishes are similar to a Spanish tapas restaurant. Particularly good were the lamb chops, Kobe beef, tofu, and the fried shrimp. Restaurant makes its own wasabi and soy sauce, both of which were outstanding. The restaurant is highly rated and we... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We've been coming to Las Vegas for years and finally ventured off the strip at the recommendation of a co-worker to visit Raku and partake of their omakase menu which was fabulous. The food is excellent and the presentation is a work of art. The house made tofu was divine, the Kobe expertly prepared, the sashimi very fresh, diver scallops... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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89 reviews 89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We ate here and were very impressed with the food they put out. It was tasty, decent portions and reasonably priced. The stand out dish for me was the foie gras which was a large piece of foie covered with a thick sweet soy glaze. The best part was it was just $17 for it. We just ordered a bunch... More

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