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208 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6686 8621
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (12 reviews)
“bento box” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
208 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Best food in town i think, get there early for dinner if you want to eat in. We normally get take away but always give half hour for pick up. Always worth the wait as the food is perfect everytime.

Thank Juanita H
Reviewed December 3, 2017

Busy little Japanese cafe with lots of fresh and delicate Japanese dishes. We go regularly. You can't book but it is worth waiting for a table to be free. Great service and delightful staff.

Thank MaureenLane
Reviewed October 25, 2017

This place was NOT run by Chinese like so many other sushi outlets. All the staff were obviously either Japanese or Korean which was heartening because both nationalities truly know all about decent sushi and how to prepare it. However that's where my joy ended....More

Thank Brian T
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Great little Japanese restaurant open lunch Tue - Sat. Tea Friday & Saturday Closed Sunday /Monday. Does close over certaon periods for family visits.

Thank Dixie C
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Had a very yummy udon noodle soup with a tasty plate of crispy tempura (a good variety of fresh vegs with great flavour).

Thank Joyleen C
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Came in today, walked in as the doors were opening, was the first to order a takeaway, 30 minutes later, every single person in the restaurant who ordered well after me and allot more elaborate meals were already half way through there meals and I'm...More

Thank Caigxhg
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

My favourite place in Northern Rivers! It's a small little restaurant in the beginning of a Main Street in Ballina. I wasn't initially into Japenese (other than sushi) too much as I hadn't really enjoyed it in the past. Now I have tried almost everything...More

Thank symantha99
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic fresh Japanese food that completely wowed me when I dropped in for a quick lunch between meetings. Quirky tables and hit-and-miss service but fully compensated by the absolutely mouthwatering food. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed March 26, 2017

This is a different style of restaurant. You need to sort out a table for yourself, then figure out that you need to go up to the counter for some menus. Then go back to the counter to order. Then it gets really interesting because...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed February 3, 2017

What a pleasant surprise...........smiling faces from all the staff, freshly prepared and tasty food, with an extensive menu to suit all tastes, wallet and portion sizes. Can't speak highly enough for Rakku......so do yourself a favour. We'll be back!!!

1  Thank Caroline P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6686 8621
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