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Rakuu

208 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #26 of 65 Restaurants in Ballina
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Good food but every time I go there its closed. I dont know how they can operate with those trading hours. Good food ar good prices but can you please open so people can enjoy it

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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I'm totally in love with their tempura prawn sushi roll. You have to try it - when it's just been made, its extra special as the warm prawn melts the mayo and other bits in it to a temp that is absolutely amazing! All other tempura prawn sushi rolls i have tried anywhere else is a total dissapointment! The opening... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What can I say I absolutely love the good it is great value it is fresh , it's lovely and simple yet so so good . The only thing that is not so good is the fact that are not open very often that seems to be a common criticism not just in these reviews but from many people around... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

For one this place is never opened at a decent hours. There closed Saturday night for goodness sake? Food is very average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The sushi is 5 star- always amazing. The only negative is the hours - only open Tues-Fri (not on Saturday night?!) and they finish taking orders at 6:45pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

I've been to rakku many times over the past few years and it has never failed to satisfy! I would definitely recommend to anyone passing through ballina. Their only downfall recently is that they close at 7pm. I believe this is due to personal reasons.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

A great little Japanese Restuarant which serves fresh and delicious authentic Japanese Food. Sashimi was very fresh and well cut. Tempura vegetables, miso soup, chicken bento box, and tuna rolls were all very well prepared. Family friendly. Simple and unpretentious atmosphere with polite staff. Would definitely come back again.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Ate here on a Wednesday night. They don't take bookings but it wasn't too busy, although no wonder said boo to us at the counter so we just helped ourselves to a table. You then go up to the counter to pay and order. Three of us shared some sushi, gyoza and edamame which was pretty good. The gyoza was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Went there in July on the advice of the hotel staff... and ended up going there 3 nights in a row. Excellent food, friendly service.... and met ONJ there too.. except that she thought I was a member of the staff...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised to find this gem while spending one night of a road trip in Ballina. The food was incredibly fresh and all handmade - nothing frozen or bottled here! The handmade gyoza and spring rolls were delicious, as was the agedashi tofu. The sashimi tuna was outstanding. All the sauces were obviously handmade with lovely subtle flavours.... More

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