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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
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Potomac, Maryland
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very reliable for very good food. Sushi especially, but everything on the menu is great. Great service too.

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Thank clorbs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I live close to downtown Bethesda, so we go there to eat a lot. Raku is one of our favorite places. We usually share sushi or California rolls. We like both the bar as well as regular seating indoors and outdoors in nice weather. The place is usually jammed, so go early.

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Thank Dennis L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is very busy at luchtime but the service is great , so you really don't mind the crowd. The sushi is great as usual, but what surprised me was the dessert they have a Crossant pudding served with ice cream and I highly recommend this also the Kalua creme brule.

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Thank Tanya B
Bethesda, Maryland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food and good prices. The pumpkin and ginger soup is great and the bento boxes are great to try different tastes.

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Thank lucialopezuy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bethesda has great WW and Raku was wonderful. Things that are not on regular menu all them to experiment. Normal menu is great. Great flavor S.

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Thank john f
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Raku is one of the handful (at most!) restaurants in Bethesda where you get more than your moneys worth. It's very unusual to get a table right away unless you go early or late. Everything on the menu is delicious. The bento boxes and the noodles are especially good value. Service is efficient and it's nice to see that wait... More 

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Thank Harold G
Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed every meal I have there. From sushi, bentos, drinks and dessert, they always keep my senses full.

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Thank aylin106
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 .

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Thank SOON K
Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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 

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Holden Beach NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
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
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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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