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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 - 22:30
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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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 at the sushi bar.

Thank JackiefromDC
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 good, and Raku pulls it off. I nearly always order a killer salad composed of... More 

Thank Barbara M
Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place as its conveniently located and the only sushi within that immediate area. Its overpriced and not amazing. Save your money.

Thank angel f
Washington, DC
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

always consistently good service and food. Try their big udon noodle soups if you dont want sushi. One of the best is the coconut curry broth with beef, chicken and seafood. Almost enough for two meals, great takeout as well

Thank gardentimejen
Novato, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a lot of dinner choices in Bethesda, and Raku appears to among the most popular, among a diverse, affluent clientele. About 100 table seats and a dozen sushi bar perches are shoehorned into this central streetside location (note, the single-seat lavatories are not up to the task, though roomy and clean). The mostly-Japanese menu is well-curated, the dishes... More 

Thank Patrick C
Bethesda, Maryland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Bethesda! Our family of three Always (upper case for emphasis) have an outstanding meal at Raku-An. It is an Asian fusion restaurant that we frequent often due to its consistently great food, service and easy to reach location (within walking distance for us). I often get the deluxe bento box, my son the edamame... More 

Thank seacane
Bethesda, Maryland
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This neighborhood restaurant never disappoints. Good sushi, great salads, tasty small plates make this an easy choice when there are seats available. Raku is crowded every day of the week. But, if you don't want to fuss, here is a great go-to place.

Thank Susie20817
Bethesda, Maryland
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220 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

In Bethesda, this is the place to get your Asian fusion fix. The food is creative and delicious. This time I went for restaurant week and was not disappointed. The potato fennel soup, five spice beef skewers with ramp pesto, chunky chili oil, and shishito peppers were great. The artic char with kabocha, broccolini, and mushrooms in a spinach vin... More 

Thank RAR1126
Bethesda, Maryland
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Whenever we go to Raku the food is consistently good. Sometimes the service feels a bit rushed but the food is a constant.

Thank susan r
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Ever since Matuba closed down, Raku has been the place to go for sushi in Bethesda. At lunch, the bento boxes (composed of rolls, tempura, salad, shiitake mushrooms, miso soup and the protein of your choice) are one of Bethesda's best offerings, Japanese or not. Come dinner time, the variety of sushi and sashimi plates delivers excellent quality and freshness... More 

Thank mnathani

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-718-8680

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?