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“Delicious Sushi and Noodles!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi
7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
(301) 718-8680
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Ranked #1 of 288 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Btw Bethesda Ave & Elm St.
Transit: 2 Blocks South of Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line)
Bethesda, Maryland
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious Sushi and Noodles!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Awesome Japanese food in the heart of Bethesda. It's usually always busy but it's totally worth the wait.....usually no more than 20/30 mins. The sushi is super fresh and you can't go wrong with the noodle soup, it is so delicious, I usually get an order to go (for later). Service is fast and efficient. Highly recommend!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A go to place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The only problem is its so popular! A down home, basic go to place. I've had fish, regular pasta, pasta specials and have never been disappointed.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best food in Bethesda in the smallest space.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely great Japanese food but so incredibly popular that you may be eating with some guy's potbelly threatening your sushi.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Consistently good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Raku is a terrific restaurant for both food and service. I am never disappointed!
Reservations are recommended. It is a very popular Bethesda restaurant!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic Pan Asian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Raku has been around for years and I think it just gets better. In the summer, there is wonderful outdoor seating on Woodmont Avenue under a crown of trees. In the winter, a steaming huge bowl of noodle soup - my favorite. The sushi is very good but for a better selection, I would go to Sushi-ok.
Start with the seaweed salad, a bowl of miso soup, some great maki rolls and then to the vegetable don buri soup. Great food at very inexpensive prices for Bethesda.
Try the sesame ice cream - it is the best way to finish off a wonderful meal.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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