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“Delicious Sushi and Noodles!”

Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi
Ranked #3 of 365 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Btw Bethesda Ave & Elm St.
Transit: 2 Blocks South of Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line)
Bethesda, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious Sushi and Noodles!”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Awesome Japanese food in the heart of Bethesda. It's usually always busy but it's totally worth the wait.....usually no more than 20/30 mins. The sushi is super fresh and you can't go wrong with the noodle soup, it is so delicious, I usually get an order to go (for later). Service is fast and efficient. Highly recommend!

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A go to place.”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

The only problem is its so popular! A down home, basic go to place. I've had fish, regular pasta, pasta specials and have never been disappointed.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank asava
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Annapolis, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best food in Bethesda in the smallest space.”
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely great Japanese food but so incredibly popular that you may be eating with some guy's potbelly threatening your sushi.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Mark H
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Bethesda, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Consistently good food”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Raku is a terrific restaurant for both food and service. I am never disappointed!
Reservations are recommended. It is a very popular Bethesda restaurant!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank adagiogirl
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Bethesda, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic Pan Asian”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Raku has been around for years and I think it just gets better. In the summer, there is wonderful outdoor seating on Woodmont Avenue under a crown of trees. In the winter, a steaming huge bowl of noodle soup - my favorite. The sushi is very good but for a better selection, I would go to Sushi-ok.
Start with the seaweed salad, a bowl of miso soup, some great maki rolls and then to the vegetable don buri soup. Great food at very inexpensive prices for Bethesda.
Try the sesame ice cream - it is the best way to finish off a wonderful meal.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Thsnitch
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