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Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

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7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
+1 301-718-8680
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bento box” (39 reviews)
“sushi” (120 reviews)
“udon noodles” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was very busy. If you're looking for a quite dinner, this is not the place. We were there for a celebration so it worked for us. The sushi rolls were a nice size, the fish tasted fresh and the overall taste was very...More

Thank Parvathi S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good solid food. Nothing outstanding but nothing wrong. A bit of a wait even on a weeknight. Service was fine.

Thank paul f
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I'm not a seafood eater, and certainly not a sushi fan, and I absolutely loved this place! I started with a small seaweed salad which had amazing flavor ... And was quite an unexpected surprise for me. Then for dinner I had the Tokyo Dashi...More

Thank kcrespy
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

The sushi was really good. This place stays packed, so I’m sure they do it right. Bartender was stingy .... with the watered down soda .... really ? lol But other than this, it’s a nice ambience and good sushi.

Thank NCTraveler8674
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

My 2nd time here. I figured I would give it another shot. We walked in... the employees rolled their eyes..they were annoyed to seat us. They rushed us to order. Then our food came out. All I have to say is the sushi is NOT...More

Thank LeslieApil
Reviewed February 18, 2018

One of the very best restaurants in Bethesda. For a Japanese restaurant, the quality is as good - and the menu is as interesting and innovative - as anything you'll find in a major city. it's relatively pricey, but we've never had a bad meal...More

Thank TravelBug0422
Reviewed January 22, 2018

The food is good, fresh, innovative. My only complaint: only 1 restroom with 1 toilet! I would think that a restaurant of this size would have more restrooms. I don't come here as often as I would like, since I have urinary frequency & need...More

Thank gracecat1
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

We ate here as a family of 4 on a Friday night & were seated right away. Cute restaurant with good service & food. Crowded, but cozy!

Thank bsb072806
Reviewed January 17, 2018

Great meal Monday evening. This is the most consistent sushi in the area. The food is consistently fresh and the service is constantly friendly. The Raku team knows what they are doing and always does it well. Love the coconut soup and Sushi. Best food...More

Thank 979larryb
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Raku at least once a week for the last 10+ years. Food is always very fresh and everything is delicious. It is the busiest restaurant in downtown Bethesda every single day for a very good reason.

Thank Barbara T
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Shula S
August 23, 2016|
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Response from Maria O | Reviewed this property |
I meant no Open Table reservations. Sorry!
October 20, 2015|
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Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
No private room. If you ask in advance they may be able to join tables together to seat about 12 people.
September 23, 2015|
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Response from betteskid | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is only one menu - I don't know if there are daily specials.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, 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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-718-8680
  • E-mail
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