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Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
+1 301-718-8680
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bento box” (40 reviews)
“sushi” (123 reviews)
“seaweed salad” (10 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This local chain is consistently good and while it has fab sushi, they also have lots of choices for non sushi eaters. Steaks, grilles fish, chicken and great soups. Its a goto deatination.

Thank Alnosh
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Consistently good in Downtown Bethesda. The negative is that it’s always crowded and noisy but quality of food is excellent and worth the wait.

Thank EyesRus
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I have been to Raku-an many times and most recently dined with friends on a Saturday evening. It’s a good solid option for sushi in Bethesda and has some really awesome soups (although I didn’t have any this time). It’s in the restaurant strip on...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Although noisy, Raku offers you consistently excellent food at moderate prices....the sushi is fresh, the appetizers delicious....but my absolute favorite is their curry noodle soup...a fabulous meal in a bowl...my favorite kind is with egg noodles and beef. Also try the black cod main course,...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Went on a Monday at 5:30 pm. The food is good, and the prices as not too high for the location. However, on a Monday at 5:30 it was not family friendly. We went because it is rated as one of the best restaurants in...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

This has always been my favorite and now my wife and daughter's favorite restaurant in Bethesda, MD. I love the specialty rolls like the Rainbow and Dragon Rolls. The tuna tartare or seaweed salads are great starters. Many times I love to eat at the...More

Thank 77TopGun
Reviewed 26 July 2018

They have an interesting selection of food, much of it pretty good. The service is very good. Good for lunch and dinner.

Thank mdgdc
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This restaurant mainly provides Japanese food ranging from bento boxes to sushi and sashimi. The fish is very fresh and there are some creative rolls. The service was excellent and quick. There is seating both indoors and outside although it is a bit crowded inside...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent Japanese place with great variety of traditional and non traditional Japanese dishes. Large portions. Great soup. Great Chirashi and hand rolls. A must but gets very busy.

Thank Joxel G
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Often crowded but worth the wait. Food is consistently good, and sauces are wonderfuil. Close to movie theaters.

Thank alan l
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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!
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.
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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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