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Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
+1 301-718-8680
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bento box” (36 reviews)
“sushi” (105 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 May 2017 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...More

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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...More

Thank seacane
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Shula S
Can we book a table for dinner?
23 August 2016|
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Response from Maria O | Reviewed this property |
I meant no Open Table reservations. Sorry!
do you have a private room?
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.
What is the lunch menu for Saturday?
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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