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Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

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7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951 (Btw Bethesda Ave & Elm St.)
+1 301-718-8680
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very consistent, fresh food. Always packed & very efffecient. The sushi is very fresh as well as the appetizers. Great calamari and the currry soup is full of great fresh ingredients

Thank Thepugtraveler
Bethesda, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is really good here. The bento box offers a nice variety to try the tempura and California roll. Good lunch spot. Fairly fast to get in and out.

Thank tersev
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food, good choices....very crowded and noisy as it is a small space..definitely need a reservation but it is worth going!

Thank Carolyn B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This reminded me of Ippudo Brassiere in NYC! Typically have to wait for a table but we lucked out and got one right away. We all shared the Tokyo Dashi Broth as the huge bowl is plenty for two and they will split in kitchen. We had chicken and broth and other goddies were great and quite filling. I would... More 

Thank ritzput
Bethesda, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I go to Raku we have the greatest food. We have tried almost everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. The service is excellent . We have been dining there for at least 15 years. We took our children there and now, as adults, when they come to town we go there!!!

Thank Boppyklipper
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Raku is one of my favorite restaurants. I always go to the one located at Cathedral Commons so we decided to try the Bethesda location. We had the crispy pork belly appetizer, which was fantastic! I had the Miso seared sea bass, which just melted in my mouth. My husband had the cod--also amazing! Our friend had the lobster and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Had bento box for lunch, good food but too noisy for a decent conversation. The service is good and prices are reasonable.

Thank Miriam G
Bethesda, Maryland
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Bethesda, not to say THE favorite and we go very often! The Sashimi deluxe (evening menu) for 2 persons is really great. The picture speaks by itself! We also order it for lunch quite often.

Thank Travelalot0007
Annandale, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Over priced, limited offerings, small number of tables, inattentive service, but the food is decent. Equivalent sushi quality exists in many places around Bethesda and DC proper, but this is the nicest setting. It feels modern even though it's fairly small and loud. Hinata off of old georgetown has much fresher fish and more authentic preparation, but they cater to... More 

Thank absentspace
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Yum! Fresh sushi, the best seaweed salad and miso/soy crusted chilean sea bass - I get the same thing every time and it's consistently fantastic.

Thank Gwen V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-718-8680

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