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Raku

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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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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Japanese food that is Tokyo quality if not better!

One of the best Japanese Chefs outside of Tokyo! Everything is fresh. And the quality is excellent. They have daily specials (fresh fish, etc). We also had the homemade Raku tofu. It was so creamy! Who would ever think tofu could be so good? The crispy asparagus also a winner. But you need... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
denise808
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best Japanese Chefs outside of Tokyo! Everything is fresh. And the quality is excellent. They have daily specials (fresh fish, etc). We also had the homemade Raku tofu. It was so creamy! Who would ever think tofu could be so good? The crispy asparagus also a winner. But you need to call at least a couple weeks... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Don't even try to visit without a reservation. Call before you travel - even the concierges have a challenge with reservations. This is a small plates restaurant. Heavenly food. Vegetarians would love this place as well as carnivores.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have been fortunate to try some of Tokyo's best restaurants including Jiro (Dreams of Sushi), Narisawa, and Noma Tokyo (the Copenhagen's first residency outside Copenhagen). We had also heard of the fame of this James Beard award winning and legendary Robata Grill (Think sophisticated Skewers of meat/seafood/vegetables). Often restaurants can't live up to the hype, but we were blown... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were looking for a restaurant off of the strip. Our whole family loves Japanese food, so we picked Raku. It's a very small restaurant where you're sort of bumping into people as you walk through it. Unique bathroom - everyone came back having seen some fun gizmos in there besides the fishtank that I didn't notice. The food was... More 

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Reno, nv
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This establishment was written up on Unique Eats on the Cooking Channel, and they raved about this place and in particular their home-made Tofu. With that, we looked forward to a great new meal experience. We began with the anticipated homemade Tofu dish. It is definitely not like the traditional Tofu, it has the texture of creamy Crème Brulee… ok,... More 

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Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Found this restaraunt on TA and decided to make reservations for a late night dinner. Boy are we glad we went. FIrst off...this place is tiny, maybe 10 tables and no big tables so if it is more than 4 people you wont be sitting together. This place is open late and we had "dinner" at 11pm. Our group ordered... More 

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Oslo
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Truly amazing japaneese food! The menu is diverse and consists of a variert of dishes, from grilled meat to unagi and grilled pig's ears. I also had the best sake that I have ever tasted. Nothing to complain about!! Perhaps our best meal in Vegas

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Japanese restaurant a bit off the beaten track, discovered (naturally) through TA. Actively selected because it wasn't just sushi, which wasn't something I'd had previously (yes, I've been living under a rock), but the taster menu had a little bit in there. I had the taster menu, sat at the 'bar' where the guys were making all the sushi dishes... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A 9-course chef tasting menu (without a written menu), every course was delectable and well-prepared. Interesting condiments like the scallop sea salt, the picked chrysanthemum and the completely transparent and crunchy seaweed noodles in the sashimi. I would have mistaken it for glass noodles/vermicelli. They are very strict about headcount commitments which is understandable being such a small restaurant. They... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

High quality inventive Japanese cuisine. I had omakase twice this past week and each time it was unique and well thought out. The tofu that is house made is incredible as is the fish flown in daily.

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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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