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208 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (10 reviews)
“bento box” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
208 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little Japanese restaurant open lunch Tue - Sat. Tea Friday & Saturday Closed Sunday /Monday. Does close over certaon periods for family visits.

Thank Dixie C
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Who would think that Ballina would host one if the best Country Japanese restaurants available. The menu items are simple : salmon sashimi salad or pork belly curry. Try the cold sake which is reasonably priced and so good. The scallop skewers with rock salt...More

Thank kimberley_kowboy
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Had a very yummy udon noodle soup with a tasty plate of crispy tempura (a good variety of fresh vegs with great flavour).

Thank Joyleen C
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Came in today, walked in as the doors were opening, was the first to order a takeaway, 30 minutes later, every single person in the restaurant who ordered well after me and allot more elaborate meals were already half way through there meals and I'm...More

Thank Caigxhg
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

My favourite place in Northern Rivers! It's a small little restaurant in the beginning of a Main Street in Ballina. I wasn't initially into Japenese (other than sushi) too much as I hadn't really enjoyed it in the past. Now I have tried almost everything...More

Thank symantha99
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic fresh Japanese food that completely wowed me when I dropped in for a quick lunch between meetings. Quirky tables and hit-and-miss service but fully compensated by the absolutely mouthwatering food. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Thank shhehdiwnsjdjwsjdjd
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a different style of restaurant. You need to sort out a table for yourself, then figure out that you need to go up to the counter for some menus. Then go back to the counter to order. Then it gets really interesting because...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 4 February 2017

What a pleasant surprise...........smiling faces from all the staff, freshly prepared and tasty food, with an extensive menu to suit all tastes, wallet and portion sizes. Can't speak highly enough for Rakku......so do yourself a favour. We'll be back!!!

1  Thank Caroline P
Reviewed 28 January 2017

My fiancé and I love this place and have been coming here for years! Emi, the owner, is super friendly and is always so welcoming, and so are the rest of the staff - they're like family! They serve beautiful fresh Japanese cuisine in a...More

1  Thank Alannah O
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A great place for Japanese in Ballina. Although it has a small menu it is a friendly place with very good food. Only one complaint - it closes on both Sunday and Monday nights!

1  Thank Tricia H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: 02-6686-8621
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