We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Raku

148 Bunda St, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6248 6869
Website
Share
All photos (234)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (36 reviews)
“sashimi” (24 reviews)
“oysters” (17 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
LOCATION
148 Bunda St, Canberra 2601, Australia
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Raku
1. Fantastic Food!
"This is the best Japanese food in Canberra"
Patrick_Keogh
See reviews that mention Fantastic Food!
2. Superb Service!
"The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable"
Jason H
See reviews that mention Superb Service!
3. Exceptional Dining Experience
"incredible. The staff, service, atmosphere and food is impeccable. "
Veronica W
See reviews that mention Exceptional Dining Experience
Write a ReviewReviews (255)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 253 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The atmosphere was good, food delicious but very small serves. Easy to find, central location. Food beautifully presented and good service.

Thank Claire J
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We LOVED our dining experience at Raku from beginning to end. The staff are amazing and the restaurant was very flexible in regards to some of our table wanting to experience the tasting menu and others wanting to order a la carte. The tasting menu...More

5  Thank Rubilicious
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food is an interesting Japanese fusion that works traditional Japanese flavours in some very interesting ways. I tried the food and sake samplers together and each course was complemented by a very fine sake that worked very well with each course. The staff were...More

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Super fresh and high quality food. Service is excellent and it’s a great restaurant. Highly recommended it.

Thank rightiorowl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had an awesome dinner . Beautiful food , great drinks & great service . What more could you ask for. Very busy but I guess that proves how good it is.

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow, just wow. This place is a bit pricier for the serving size than a lot of other restaurants in Canberra, but what you pay for is absolute flavour and quality in every bite! Service is quick, menu extensive and there is the option to...More

Thank nik22192
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great evening at Raku with lovely staff. Tuna tartare was delicate, waygu gyoza crispy nice but stand out was the eel. Melts in mouth. And lovely original cocktails with ingenuity. If you don't like sweet the Sencha Southside is fabulous. Pity i only discovered it...More

Thank JJMayburg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Deceptive from the outside but this modern Japanese delight assaulted our senses. The cocktail list is a step above the standard followed by very well presented and tasteful food. The service was impeccable throughout the night even as they got busier.

Thank Paddy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a wonderful experience not having this kind of food ever! Lucky to share it with friends who suggested a selection of tasty food. Never having raw fish before it was a great experience and we will return 😉

Thank CathieF21
Reviewed 1 week ago

My cousin chose this as our catch up dinner date, and it was my first time here. I was amazed, the food was just beautifully presented and so good. The staff were perfect for us, they were attentive without being in your way. Just a...More

1  Thank David W
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 60 hotels in Canberra
Waldorf Canberra Apartment Hotel
389 reviews
.29 km away
Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra
1,634 reviews
.37 km away
Novotel Canberra
3,553 reviews
.46 km away
Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra, James Court
1,785 reviews
.50 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Dobinsons
356 reviews
.02 km away
Tasting China
90 reviews
.12 km away
Guzman Y Gomez
76 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Canberra Centre
363 reviews
.08 km away
Canberra Museum and Gallery
124 reviews
.28 km away
Canberra Theatre Centre
74 reviews
.32 km away
Casino Canberra
38 reviews
.41 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
gotsy
28 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from fitzjo | Reviewed this property |
Yes My daughter is vegan and they provided great choices
1
Vote
Chloe S
4 March 2018|
Answer
Response from Sean M | Reviewed this property |
Can’t tell, only a customer.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$144
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Bunda St, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6248 6869
  • E-mail
Description
Sleek Modern Japanese Restaurant featuring traditional Robatayaki, high quality sashimi and cocktail bar.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing