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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
Open now
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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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Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank 51012016
Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank jxx9595
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank richard p
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 

Thank odo31
Bethesda, MD
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301 reviews
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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.

Thank clorbs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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.

Thank Dennis L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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.

Thank Tanya B
Bethesda, Maryland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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

Thank lucialopezuy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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?