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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 good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bento box” (40 reviews)
“sushi” (125 reviews)
“seaweed salad” (10 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 1 week ago

Reasonably Asian/Japanese food. Service excellent. Nothing too memorable but a good quality and price ratio meal. Ambiance above average by Washington standards.

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a favorite neighborhood place . good value. Can be noisy. A reservation is important. Outdoor dining is good when thr weather permits. Sushi , shumai, soups, salads all excellent

Thank marilyn m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to raku many times. It is attractive, friendly, uniformly delicious, with a diverse menu.

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great vibrant location packed with patrons. Didn't try sushi but saw plenty of plates parading the dining room. Pretty solid flavors. Small portions big prices rather normal for area.

Thank sunraygrill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for a conference at the Hyatt and lunch was not provided. There are several places in downtown Bethesda within walking distance. Chose Raku as I had a taste for sushi. It was quite crowded during a Monday lunch hour. Didn’t have...More

Thank gondekp
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This local chain is consistently good and while it has fab sushi, they also have lots of choices for non sushi eaters. Steaks, grilles fish, chicken and great soups. Its a goto deatination.

Thank Alnosh
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Consistently good in Downtown Bethesda. The negative is that it’s always crowded and noisy but quality of food is excellent and worth the wait.

Thank EyesRus
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I have been to Raku-an many times and most recently dined with friends on a Saturday evening. It’s a good solid option for sushi in Bethesda and has some really awesome soups (although I didn’t have any this time). It’s in the restaurant strip on...More

Thank PotomacJim
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Although noisy, Raku offers you consistently excellent food at moderate prices....the sushi is fresh, the appetizers delicious....but my absolute favorite is their curry noodle soup...a fabulous meal in a bowl...my favorite kind is with egg noodles and beef. Also try the black cod main course,...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Went on a Monday at 5:30 pm. The food is good, and the prices as not too high for the location. However, on a Monday at 5:30 it was not family friendly. We went because it is rated as one of the best restaurants in...More

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Questions & Answers
Shula S
23 August 2016|
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Response from mariaLeoOls | 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.
24 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
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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-718-8680
  • E-mail
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