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1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293
+1 202-265-7258
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bento box” (15 reviews)
“sushi” (63 reviews)
“tuna roll” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 14:30All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293
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1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 31 May 2017

if you crave sushi and other seafood entrees, check this out......delicious soups and salads and tasty desserts......prices are reasonable and service is polite and professional

Thank W Fredric G
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This restaurant opened in the premises of the former Raku. It has not come close to the quality of the former place. We can walk to Rakuya in 8 minutes, but we prefer to drive 20 minutes to the Raku in Bethesda. If management is...More

Thank Donaldo H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Fresh food and the service at this place was great. Bread pudding was delicious! Outside dining was relaxing.

Thank Bonnie D
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I had a shrimp tempura (sushi) and it was soo soo good! I really had a great time i had ramen afterwards..place was really nice..i'll be back again for sure!😊

Thank JamiPerez
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a good casual place with outdoor seating when you need a sushi fix! The noodle bowls are good too!

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

After a LONG day of sightseeing in the nations capital, we decided to eat by our hotel In the Dupont Circle neighborhood. I had noticed Rakuya at breakfast and made a backup reservation in case we were beat. It turned out to be so good....More

Thank thefishieone
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

As a long time visitor to the prior restaurant, Raku, I am delighted to report that Rakuya surpasses the prior restaurant in cuisine and maintains the superior customer service. The sushi fish is flown in fresh from Japan every day and there are brilliant and...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I was looking for a light lunch and found this place close to my hotel. The menu was vast so I had trouble choosing between many choices. I settled on a Bento Box (sp?). there were several of those to choose from. I chose the...More

Thank virginislander_10
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Was really glad to try this revamped version of the former Raku in Dupont. The food is amazing (sit at the sushi bar and watch it be prepared). The steak appetizer and entree are both great. Spicy crunchy tuna roll is also fantastic. The fish...More

Thank WashingTina
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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
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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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