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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.)
+1 301-718-8680
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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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Annandale, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Over priced, limited offerings, small number of tables, inattentive service, but the food is decent. Equivalent sushi quality exists in many places around Bethesda and DC proper, but this is the nicest setting. It feels modern even though it's fairly small and loud. Hinata off of old georgetown has much fresher fish and more authentic preparation, but they cater to... More 

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Thank absentspace
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yum! Fresh sushi, the best seaweed salad and miso/soy crusted chilean sea bass - I get the same thing every time and it's consistently fantastic.

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Thank Gwen V
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without reservations, we were offered immediate seating at the sushi bar during dinner. Instead of being a disappointment, it was actually an enhanced dining experience because there were multiple prep stations to observe. We managed to identify two of our food selections while they were being prepared. The sushi was well prepared and plated with care. Sitting at the sushi... More 

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Thank MwahMwah
Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I would recommend Raku for its consistently fresh and delicious food. There are lots of good and interesting choices. The ambiance is not a reason to visit Raku and it can get quite noisy since it is always very busy, however I think most go for the interesting choices and delicious food. That goes for the service as well, and... More 

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Washington, DC
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730 reviews
478 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We always liked Raku, but we haven't been back for a long time for no particular reason other than geography. The very good news is that Raku is still a fine restaurant. We had soup, a salad, and a bento box for lunch. Everything was well made, with no shortcomings. Service was okay. Food was served promptly, but other elements... More 

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Thank jxx9595
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Amazing especially my specials; mushroom salad & wild salmon entree. Hubby had sushi that he liked. We sat at the sushi bar and had great service.

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Thank Michelle A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Food is always excellent--Pan Asian. No reservations; get there early. It can be crowded and noisy but that's the price you pay for a great restaurant.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The food was really good. However I was quite disappointed by the waitress when I was denied a cocktail.When I was asked for an ID, I willingly showed my french ID card, with picture and date of birth. The waitress refused to accept it. This is absolutely unacceptable, especially considering the price of the food in this restaurant, I expected... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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302 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

It had been a long time since we dined at Raku because the last time it was ordinary. This time was less than ordinary. Salmon caprese was good not great and it was down hill from there. Grilled octopus salad was tough. The sushi was so bad my wife refused to eat it. Shrimp rubbery and most of the other... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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: +1 301-718-8680

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?