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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bento box” (40 reviews)
“sushi” (122 reviews)
“seaweed salad” (10 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

They have an interesting selection of food, much of it pretty good. The service is very good. Good for lunch and dinner.

Thank mdgdc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant mainly provides Japanese food ranging from bento boxes to sushi and sashimi. The fish is very fresh and there are some creative rolls. The service was excellent and quick. There is seating both indoors and outside although it is a bit crowded inside...More

Thank David H
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Excellent Japanese place with great variety of traditional and non traditional Japanese dishes. Large portions. Great soup. Great Chirashi and hand rolls. A must but gets very busy.

Thank Joxel G
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Often crowded but worth the wait. Food is consistently good, and sauces are wonderfuil. Close to movie theaters.

Thank alan l
Reviewed June 29, 2018

It is time for an interior update after too many years with no changes. Noise levels barely tolerable; tables on top of each other with conversations almost impossible. Sushi above average and specialty dishes popular. Prices keep going up.

Thank hakccmd
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

An all around Asian Cuisine with a variety of Salads, Sushi and Teriaki and Ginger Flavored beef, poultry and fish dishes - Very reasonably priced with good service and Ambiance - Outside seating is available.

Thank Hosseinali
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Raku is a favorite spot to return to! In the winter months we enjoy the soups and in summer months the sushi, Korean beef appetizer and bento boxes. The quality of the food is consistently high. It’s popular so reservations are a good idea.

Thank Barbarab5523
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Traditional sushi and bento boxes are available, but I love their speciality signature sushi, the Spicy Seoul Train, the Wasabi Dynamite Roll or the Volcano even more. You can sit outside, you can sit inside with windows open, in a booth or at the sushi...More

Thank Melonhead11
Reviewed May 25, 2018 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 May 16, 2018

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

Thank Paul F
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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
Families with children, Special occasions, 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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