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148 Bunda St, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6248 6869
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (35 reviews)
“sashimi” (23 reviews)
“oysters” (16 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
148 Bunda St, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Raku
1. Fantastic Food!
"This is the best Japanese food in Canberra"
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2. Superb Service!
"The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable"
Jason H
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3. Exceptional Dining Experience
"incredible. The staff, service, atmosphere and food is impeccable. "
Veronica W
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1 - 10 of 215 reviews

Reviewed today

We had the tasting menu for two adults and two older teens and everyone agreed that the food was a fabulous experience of sublime tastes. The service was experienced and knowledgeable but also with a dose of fun with one slight exception. We have one...More

Thank Bad_Seed4
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

4  Thank Rubilicious
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great experience and fantastic service. Every dish was exquisitely prepared and a taste sensation. We managed the gyoza, steak, California roll, popcorn shrimp, Morton bay bug and a few other of the usual dishes. Although it initially seemed pricey, our family thoroughly enjoyed it...More

1  Thank Karen A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great food, atmosphere and service. The seafood was very fresh and tasted great. No fishy smell. We will definately be back.

Thank Katherine H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Undoubtedly the best Japanese in Canberra. The dishes are creative and delicious. Highly recommended for a date night!

Thank Joel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I travelled 5 hours (10 hours return) to have dinner with my friends at Raku and it is still one of the best restaurants in Australia and one of the best I have been to in the world ... and I travel a lot. For...More

Thank AKA_Harvey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four gathered on Sunday night to taste the Japanese food at Raku. We chose the tasting plate as the choices are overwhelming, when you are not sure. The food was amazing. The standouts for me where the sashimi kingfish and salmon. A...More

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mediocre Japanese dining, overpriced, let down with staff lack of knowledge of matching wine/sake and inconsistent degustation delivery. Only highlight is great selection of sashimi.

Thank Audi80y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! What an impressive place. The food was awesome! I don't frequent too many Japanese restaurants. This is definitely on my list to return to. Not much around the area to move on to when your finished dinner (no good pubs in the area) so...More

Thank Charlie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Raku is, without a doubt, the best Japanese restaurant and place to get sushi in Canberra. It’s certainly not a cheap sushi joint but you get what you pay and at Raku it’s worth every cent. The charcoal seared otoro is one of my favourites...More

Thank Genevra D
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Questions & Answers
28 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from fitzjo | Reviewed this property |
Yes My daughter is vegan and they provided great choices
Chloe S
4 March 2018|
Response from Sean M | Reviewed this property |
Can’t tell, only a customer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$145
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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
Sleek Modern Japanese Restaurant featuring traditional Robatayaki, high quality sashimi and cocktail bar.
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