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Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
+1 301-718-8680
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bento box” (39 reviews)
“sushi” (115 reviews)
“udon noodles” (6 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 2 days ago via mobile

I don’t eat often Asian fusion food, but when I do, this is a go too place! There is always a steady crowd. I find conversation easy with a little background noise. The food is delicious. The staff attention is great. The food comes out...More

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always packed, difficult noise level from most tables. Food is always good and fresh but hassle of the restaurant detracts. Better Raku in Tenley Town. Try that one.

Thank 123Birdie2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Selections at this restaurant are extensive, whether you like Sushi, bento boxes, seafood, or Asian with a more American twist. The four of us had two appetizers for starters and the chicken and pork dumplings were out of this world. Not sure why the sushi...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

It’s one of my favorite restaurant. Their sashimi and rolls are so delicious, that I celebrate my birthdays here! I loved this place!

Thank Aizada D
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite most consistent, absolutely delicious restaurant. Freshest and best presentation sushi in town. Wide menu—excellent fish, the best bronzini, and sliced steak. Appetizers are mouth watering. It’s the flavors that you can’t get enough of. Delicious sauces on or on the side....More

Thank DKandDK
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday night so it was very busy; We waited 30 minutes plus and had to sit at the bar. The server was nice and the food arrived quickly. Our appetizer was great: Ocean spring roll. The sushi rolls and miso soup...More

Thank Robin V
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This place has a dedicated following and stays busy most every day of the week. The sushi and rolls are very good and they have daily specials which are often worth trying. Typical Bethesda pricing here.

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Bento Boxes never disappoint. Particularly love the asparagus/mushroom/shaved parmesan. Service is quick and wait staff knowledgeable. Easy peasy lunch spot!

Thank I4595CCmaryb
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Really excellent food and good service but the tables are tiny and really close together. Very popular so often busy, great for takeout sushi, best quality of sushi in Bethesda.

Thank MrsHoHo
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Raku has been around for a while and it's pretty consistent, as far as good food and nice ambience, in a great downtown Bethesda location! Their menu has a good variety, service is usually prompt and pleasant and prices are on the higher side, but...More

Thank MimiAdvise
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Shula S
23 August 2016|
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Response from Maria O | Reviewed this property |
I meant no Open Table reservations. Sorry!
20 October 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.
23 September 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
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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