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Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
+1 301-718-8680
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bento box” (37 reviews)
“sushi” (111 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
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1 - 10 of 259 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have enjoyed every dinner we've had at this restaurant. Highly recommended. Nice variety on menu.

Thank Gladys341
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were able to get a table outside which was a plus. The strength of Raku is that there is plenty of excellent choices for people who do not eat sushi. My sushi order was great. The fish has always been very fresh and the...More

Thank dalek52947
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to have lovely weather and enjoyed the outdoor dining. Food was excellent a, as was the service. We didn't have reservations and had to wait about 29 minutes, but the hostess kept us well informed. Definitely recommend it!

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 1 week ago

specials are well matched with the seasons. the regular menu never wavers in terms of its quality. tuna tartare is possibly the best I have ever had. sitting outside is a plus in good weather. service is decent, but because the place is usually packed,...More

Thank 7316db
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in during a recent visit to Bethesda and were so very happy that we did. I am a sushi lover and I found the menu to offer a wonderful array of choices, including a few of the more unique options like two different...More

Thank tarheelann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ALWAYS busy! Great Sushi. Even better Coconut Red Curry Soup! Best in winter but still good anytime. Service is friendly and fast.

Thank DaveHRoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Raku is the best sushi in Bethesda! The variety is always exceptional and the food is always fresh. The service is very good and prices are reasonable.

5  Thank JSfromDC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They have great options to choose from but the restaurant is almost always loud and chaotic. It's hard to have conversations as it's extremely loud. But the food is very good, so it's worth it!

Thank srsilver1414
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We went on a Monday night and thought it would be slow. But it was hopping and we had a 30 minute wait at 730. But the food made up for our delay. The roasted kale salad was very surprising and flavorful. Sushi was fresh...More

Thank LreneeL
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The food here is pretty authentic, fresh as possible, well served and incredibly delicious. We discovered this place a while back and keeping coming for more. The sushi is wonderful and if you can't make up your mind the bento boxes are right on. The...More

Thank Gizbab
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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
21 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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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