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5030 West Spring Mountain Road, #2, Las Vegas, NV 89146
702 367-3511
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6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 160
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Japanese food outside the strip

We found Raku at the Vegas Eater website and it was really great! They are not the typical sushi Japanese restaurant. Their specialty is "robata", a traditional grill, so this is a good option for those who are not into eating raw fish. The restaurant is small and you should make reservations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
AdrianaBoscov
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Niteroi, RJ
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Niteroi, RJ
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We found Raku at the Vegas Eater website and it was really great! They are not the typical sushi Japanese restaurant. Their specialty is "robata", a traditional grill, so this is a good option for those who are not into eating raw fish. The restaurant is small and you should make reservations (only by phone). The service is very good... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This tiny place is a MUST if you like good food. The space is reduced, but everything else is awesome. One of the best non-traditional japanese I´ve ever tried. Go with an open mind. ONLY SUGGESTION: Make an effort on your wine list, the same way they do with the sake offering. Go go go

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St. Geroge, UT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We made reservations(recommended) for the restaurant and were instructed that our meal would be 2 hours long. We ordered our food and relieved each dish one at a time. We were very hungry so at first we wanted them to bring out all the dishes at once. There was some time between some of the dishes. But as we ate... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This place is close to the strip, we took taxi there and it's only $15 from Caesar Palace. The food is excellent. I think the price is reasonable too. They also have a dessert house at the other side of the street mall! Must try as well too! Call and make reservation before you go, as we wait for 1... More 

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Heber City, Utah
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88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our group of 5 have varying Japanese favorites and Raku satisfied us all. The Yellow Bream sashimi is superb and the presentation is outstanding. The Hamachi Kama is a premium cut, prepared properly and with the citrus flavoring makes it unusual. Our only negative comment is the service was intrusive--we were a group of old friends in no rush and... More 

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Park City, Utah
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a party of 5 with different Japanese cuisine favorites and Raku satisfied them all. Yellow Bream was perfectly prepared and the presentation was world class. Hamachi Kama was excellent as well as it was a premium cut at a reasonable price. Server was a little pushy and invasive to a group of friends that wanted to take time... More 

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Barrie, Ontario
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171 reviews 171 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I don't think I have ever had a bad dish at Raku. The agadashi tofu is like eating warm cream it is so soothing. The duck, the kama, the foie gras, the wagyu beef, the sashimi I can go on and on about how all these dishes are wonderful, and don't forget the soba and the fried chicken. If you... More 

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Nottingham
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I first heard about Raku a few years ago but assumed that, being Japanese, it would be mainly fish/seafood/sushi. Actually, it doesn't even serve sushi (but it does have sashimi and carpaccio) and has a lot of meat/poultry dishes so I decided to try it out. You can only book by phone, but luckily they are open very late so... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

There are so many terrific places on the Las Vegas strip, but we decided off the beaten track was worth a try. Raku, a hidden gem, 10 minutes from the Wynn in a small strip mall, was worth the diversion. Amazing Japanese food in a low key and friendly local environment. No lights, no cameras, no action, just really good... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My husband and I tried this place Sunday. The wait staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We tried the Foie Gras with Stella and Mt. Fuji. Presentation was incredible. It was very appealing to the eye and fun to watch it being made. The taste was very good. It was a little pricey, but overall the experience was worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5030 West Spring Mountain Road, #2, Las Vegas, NV 89146
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Las Vegas
  • Phone Number: 702 367-3511

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?