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1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293
+1 202-265-7258
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bento box” (15 reviews)
“sushi” (67 reviews)
“tempura” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a late dinner. Didn't have to wait. Service was great, sushi was on point. I got a variety platter and it was all good. They are also heavy handed with the cocktail pours, so even better.

Thank anotherhokie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was wandering Dupont Circle looking for an asian restaurant when I happened upon Rakuya, around the corner from Kramerbooks. It is simply beautiful inside...and cool...there is outdoor seating but for me, the cool darkened atmosphere of inside was more inviting. I was seated promptly...More

Thank cathysterling
Reviewed 12 August 2017

If Rakuya wasn't excactly inspired, it was at least flavourful, pretty authentic, fast and pretty decent value. The staff weren't particularly friendly and the cafe gave off a bit of a shuttered air, but we did enjoy our meal.

Thank WellingtonKiwiJo
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The setting was very nice as it is hard to find restaurants in DC that are not noisy. It was reasonably quiet and the sushi I got was very good. I would return to Rakuya.

Thank travelor112233
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Home cooked and mate Japanese food. Fresh ingredients, quick service and scrumptious. Keenly priced, very enjoyable

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Not amazing but very good quality at affordable prices, and with good service. The whole seabass was huge and delicious.

Thank welbymd
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

What a great place to come and relax and have an excellent meal. We had two different rolls, the spicy tuna and volcano rolls both where perfectly made. We had some tempura witch was cooked just right. The hot green tea hit the spot. Would...More

Thank Troy N
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

My son and I had one night in DC, and although late and tired, ventured out to Rakuya, based on positive.reviews. The reviews were so accurate - we enjoyed everything about our visit - very pleasant wait staff, delicious food, clean tables, good ambiance. I...More

Thank llama100
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We had a few choices in mind for sushi but Rakuya stood out with their menu, so many choices and everything looked delicious!!! The meal was great, sushi was so good we wanted more!! The service was also really good and we will visit again...More

Thank edwarda428
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We were in the DuPont Circle area during on a Sunday afternoon, looking for a lunch at 2 pm and found Rakuya on Trip Advisor. We had a very good meal, and it was reasonably priced. I think we may have been the only people...More

Thank Bruce C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-7258
Japanese Kitchen + Bar
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