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Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

) #3 of 270 Restaurants in Bethesda €€ - €€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
+1 301-718-8680
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bento box” (36 reviews)
“sushi” (106 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ambiance . Very busy place . Go early to avoid line ups . A good starter is the seaweed salad followed by hot variety of mushroom salad . Sushi is made to ones specifications. Shrimp with jalepanos is out of this world . Also...More

Thank mona g
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Raku, to said hasta pronto to a friend, and I order chicken curry it was nice, but nothing out of this world, as I hear before, my friend was not please with what she order and had to order something else, I...More

Thank Lorena44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Asian isn't even my first food of choice but this place was amazing. Great food and fun modern atmosphere. We had a noodle bowl, some edamame and potstickers that were delicious. We sat at the bar because it was packed, but service was still great.

Thank kbqhills
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually, I went here to have one of their special drinks, the name of which I don't recall (my Japanese is a bit rusty) and additionally ordered their soft-shell crab appetizer. It was encrusted with sesame seeds, and I have never had a better soft-shell....More

Thank WashingtonWanderer
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Hands down one of the best in Bethesda if you like Sushi or Asian Fusion. Make a reservation at least 5 days in advance, even if you are going to lunch. This place is always packed! My favorites are the golden dragon roll, crunchy spicy...More

Thank sclindstrom
Reviewed 10 June 2017

First time trying out this Raku location. Was there for lunch at the tail end of lunch time on a weekday so no problem getting a table although the place was still about three quarters full. The dining room is pretty small, not brightly lit...More

Thank paxa
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We stopped here for dinner before going to the Roundhouse Theatre. We must have arrived at the right time because we were able to get a seat immediately. We sat outdoors and while we were eating, the tables filled up. Considering how busy it was,...More

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

It was delicious. Wide choice between tempura, sushi, soup, etc. The sushi were amazing. The place is very crowded and extremely noisy. But it is worth it

Thank Yves-Louis P
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Try the mushroom and asparagus salad. That's my go-to dish with an extra side of wontons and sauce. My husband loves the sushi, all of it. I also enjoy the shrimp tempura rolls. Always busy and tables Close together. But we can usually get seats...More

Thank JackiefromDC
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Whenever we go out for dinner in Bethesda on the spur of the moment, we often choose Raku. It's usually noisy and crowded, but the food makes up for it.. It is always good. There's a lot to be said for a restaurant that's consistently...More

Thank Barbara M
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Shula S
23 August 2016|
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Response from Maria O | Reviewed this property |
I meant no Open Table reservations. Sorry!
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ehross
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.
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Richard51312
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Meals
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
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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