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208 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Freshest sushi that can be made to order (often the case due to popularity). Fav meal is the Salmon Supreme Bento. Always, always super fresh Salmon. It can often be hard to get a table but well worth waiting around for one. Whilst food can sometimes come out of order (according to normal Australian eating norms) there is plenty to... More 

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Thank Simon T
Ballina, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My family has been going here for years, the food has always been amazing. Great menu with loads of choices. Get there early to get a table as always busy. They also do take away.

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Thank vlakyrie
byron bay
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Fresh and carefully made always busy but where else would you eat lunch in Ballina town ? I highly recommend you give it a go , check the opening times.

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Thank missfussy_12
Ballina, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Im-A Rakuu Regular!! Have eaten at this place for years after being shown the Sushi is the best in town . The menu is authentic tasting and not overpriced as you expect for asian food. Highly recommend the Chicken Katsu

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Thank MissKaitieeMichelle
Australia
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

You have to be lucky to score a table here. The food is just delicious, especially the very authentic chicken Katsu curry, my favourite. Just like the one in Japan. The crumbed chicken is so fresh and a generous size as well. A shame so many people stand around waiting for take away, which takes away from the atmosphere. Friendly... More 

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Thank mhclm
Lismore, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Recommend for sure! Friendly service, food was well presented and delicious. Friendly atmosphere, busy with customers always a good sign.

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Thank Leanne G
Ballina, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

I love this place and cant get enough. Its always busy so get there early if you want to eat in. Its always fresh and amazing, best japanese ive had in Australia. I will be back

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Thank vlakyrie
Ballina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

I come here daily during the week for my lunch , the service is awesome I dont even have to repeat my order and if not readily available when they say 5 minutes they mean 5 minutes not 10 or 15 like many other places. Trading hours are a bit weird but hey if they can then why not ,... More 

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Thank kl1992
Melbourne, Australia
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

You can tell as soon as you walk in that the people who manage Rakuu are the owners. Food is tasty, fresh and there is attention to detail on each dish. The restricted trading hours I think are a reflection of the owners keeping a tight reign on quality even at the expense of additional business. Seriously last dinner orders... More 

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Thank Konrad M
Yallingup
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We were taken to this resteraunt by friends who had eaten here & know the proprietors. The food was so authentic & is run by Japanese. So delicious & fresh. Was hard to decide what to eat as it all looked & sounded delicious. The seafood was a winner. I am sorry I was only passing thru Ballina,as this would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?