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Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

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7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951 (Btw Bethesda Ave & Elm St.)
(301) 718-8680
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall it was good. Fish is fresh & rice is not much that I liked. Service is okay but chairs setting is little crowded. Atmosphere is okay. I will go again .

Thank SOON K
Potomac, Maryland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Raku has delicious food, no doubt! But if you want a late lunch, don't do it! The hostess stated you have 2' to order and the waitress gave us our menus and asked if we were ready to order without even giving us time to look. She hovered until we made our decision. Pretty annoying! She was also very abrupt... More 

Thank Malex16
Holden Beach NC
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the gazpacho and sushi while dining outside. Great service, high quality food. Very reasonable. We used to visit the DuPont Circle location but found Bethesda Row to be a nice addition to our yearly DC trip.

Thank Cindy C
Reston, Virginia
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Raku in Bethesda for the past 20 years, since it opened and never have I been disappointed. It is exactly and it says it is :"Fine Asian Dining". Sure it can be tough to get a table if you come unannounced on weekends and most week nights, but that alone should be your cue...people are... More 

Thank Ocalas
Spring, Texas, United States
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in here during peak dinner time and there was a wait. I was alone so they say me right away at the sushi bar. The restaurant was bustling and very loud. You could tell it had a huge following. My server was great and attentive. I had an order of seaweed salad. Yummy and fresh and a good size... More 

Thank Jennifer Z
Jersey City, New Jersey
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another little gem I discovered in Bethesda Row. They have sparkling and different types of Sake.. and very cool cocktails. We had the East Manhattan and the Plum Sake. Both excellent. And the sushiii... So good!

Thank MIDS302014
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite restaurant in Bethesda. Very popular so sometimes you have to wait it you go during peak hours

Thank Yasmin P
Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Raku is a great place for a variety of delicious food. Sushi, salads and soup are our usual fare and we always enjoy it. They offer outside seating which is always very pleasant.

Thank Joan L
Washington, DC
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I was craving sushi for lunch one day and I decided to give Raku a try. I went for the chef's special nigiri menu and it didn't disappoint. The fish was moist, the rice was cooked and mixed perfectly, and the variety of fish was on par. It's a bit pricey but so is everything in Bethesda. Needless to say,... More 

Thank Elizabeth Y
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Never had a thing I didn't like here! Delicious sushi, salads, soups, desserts. Specials are good, too. Bento boxes are a lot of food for a relatively low price. Pleasant outdoor seating. Only wish they were on Open Table and took reservations.

Thank Maria O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
    (Btw Bethesda Ave & Elm St.)
  • Public Transportation: 2 Blocks South of Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: (301) 718-8680

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