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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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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Marale G
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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
45 restaurant reviews
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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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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
2 reviews
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
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Without reservations, we were offered immediate seating at the sushi bar during dinner. Instead of being a disappointment, it was actually an enhanced dining experience because there were multiple prep stations to observe. We managed to identify two of our food selections while they were being prepared. The sushi was well prepared and plated with care. Sitting at the sushi... More 

Thank MwahMwah
Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I would recommend Raku for its consistently fresh and delicious food. There are lots of good and interesting choices. The ambiance is not a reason to visit Raku and it can get quite noisy since it is always very busy, however I think most go for the interesting choices and delicious food. That goes for the service as well, and... More 

Thank 51012016
Washington, DC
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736 reviews
484 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We always liked Raku, but we haven't been back for a long time for no particular reason other than geography. The very good news is that Raku is still a fine restaurant. We had soup, a salad, and a bento box for lunch. Everything was well made, with no shortcomings. Service was okay. Food was served promptly, but other elements... More 

Thank jxx9595
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing especially my specials; mushroom salad & wild salmon entree. Hubby had sushi that he liked. We sat at the sushi bar and had great service.

Thank Michelle A

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?