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Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
+1 301-718-8680
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bento box” (39 reviews)
“sushi” (121 reviews)
“udon noodles” (7 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a seafood eater, and certainly not a sushi fan, and I absolutely loved this place! I started with a small seaweed salad which had amazing flavor ... And was quite an unexpected surprise for me. Then for dinner I had the Tokyo Dashi...More

Thank kcrespy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sushi was really good. This place stays packed, so I’m sure they do it right. Bartender was stingy .... with the watered down soda .... really ? lol But other than this, it’s a nice ambience and good sushi.

Thank NCTraveler8674
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 2nd time here. I figured I would give it another shot. We walked in... the employees rolled their eyes..they were annoyed to seat us. They rushed us to order. Then our food came out. All I have to say is the sushi is NOT...More

Thank LeslieApil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the very best restaurants in Bethesda. For a Japanese restaurant, the quality is as good - and the menu is as interesting and innovative - as anything you'll find in a major city. it's relatively pricey, but we've never had a bad meal...More

Thank TravelBug0422
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The food is good, fresh, innovative. My only complaint: only 1 restroom with 1 toilet! I would think that a restaurant of this size would have more restrooms. I don't come here as often as I would like, since I have urinary frequency & need...More

Thank gracecat1
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We ate here as a family of 4 on a Friday night & were seated right away. Cute restaurant with good service & food. Crowded, but cozy!

Thank bsb072806
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Great meal Monday evening. This is the most consistent sushi in the area. The food is consistently fresh and the service is constantly friendly. The Raku team knows what they are doing and always does it well. Love the coconut soup and Sushi. Best food...More

Thank 979larryb
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Raku at least once a week for the last 10+ years. Food is always very fresh and everything is delicious. It is the busiest restaurant in downtown Bethesda every single day for a very good reason.

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice sushi dinner with my son home from college. Great service and wonderful food. Highly recommend for relaxed and easy dinner with family or friends.

Thank David Z
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Raku used to cater my parties, and they always did a great job. I visited the restaurant for an early dinner now, ordered sushi, and confirmed that they are still great! The service was super friendly and fast, the sushi great, and the price reasonable....More

Thank MLovei
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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