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Raku

5030 West Spring Mountain Road, #2, Las Vegas, NV 89146
702 367-3511
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Ranked #14 of 3,875 Restaurants in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is our second visit - our first was about 5 years ago. A few things to consider - make a reservation, they will inform you that you have the table for two hours (actually plenty of time - even if you enjoy long leisurely meals), enlist the extremely knowledgeable staff to guide you, and try something new! Best dish... More

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Aurora, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, this was a definite stop for us on our recent trip to Las Vegas that focused on dining and entertainment. The restaurant is located a short drive or cab ride from the strip. We made reservations a little more than a week prior and were able to get a table early in the evening. The... More

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Beaver, PA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

I ventured to Chinatown solo while in Las Vegas for business...and boy, am I glad I did. I did make a reservation, as has been suggested by many. Interestingly, I was advised when I called that I had to be out by 8 for a 6pm reservation. I was fine with the notion, but a little taken aback at the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went late - around 10:30 pm and the place was packed. Make a reservation for sure. We ended up at the bar and it was a fine place to sit. The menu is mostly small plates - sushi, charcoal grilled meats and seafood, soups and small plates of tofu (homemade). The best things we had were the scallop in... More

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Seal Beach, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Food here is excellent and it's very difficult to get a table here at normal eating hours. The decor is pretty plain and could use a refresh. She food is small tapas style plates with lots of grilled foods, including some innards, but they're all good. I don't know if I'd take it over one of the nicer places on... More

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was one of the best meals I've had in the United States... seriously, it was outstanding!! If you like real Asian food/authentic Japanese food then this is some of the best you'll get. And the funniest thing about it, is that it's in Las Vegas, haha. Personally I think the food & the restaurants in Vegas are "cheesy" and... More

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Honolulu
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wow, this Japanese charcoal grill restaurant is like eating in Japan! The quality of the food is excellent. This establishment stays open late into the night. If you want to get away from the smoke and noise of a casino and spend time with your friends or loved one, this place gives you a time of peace and a spot... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This off strip restaurant, hidden in a strip mall in the china town section of Las Vegas is insanely good. We were in town for a birthday and this place is a gem. If you're a foodie, it's the place. Tiny restaurant with limited seating, but the food is a work of art. James Beard award runner up for 4... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is one of my favorites in Las Vegas. The food is authentic and fresh. Prices are a little pricey but worth every penny! Make sure to make reservations before coming as the restaurant is a little small and has limited seating.

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Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I were in Vegas the last week of June, while driving around off the strip we were hungry for some Japanese food. Pull into this gallery just down the road from China town, we found Raku. There were several restaurants in the same gallery. It took me about a good ten minutes to find a parking spot.... More

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