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1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293
+1 301-213-1652
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bento box” (16 reviews)
“sushi” (70 reviews)
“tempura” (7 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293
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Reviews (213)
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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rakuya was a suggestion from TripAdvisor and we trusted it given the late hour. If you are a Japanese food purist, do not go - this is definitely one of those places that has taken the traditional dishes and adapted them to the American palate....More

Thank cstfukaura
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had just arrived at my nearby Airbnb and went looking for a meal. I really enjoyed a Ramen noodle meal and a glass of wine. The service was excellent and the ramen very authentic. There were a good number of people dining and enjoying...More

Thank aquarianmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere, service, and food are top notch! The only reason I am giving a 4 Instead of a 5 is that the menu is very limited in my opinion. The roasted chicken dinner was incredible. It has a lemon basil sauce that is to...More

Thank Jillbus
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Good Japanese / Asian restaurant serving ramens and curries in addition to a wide selection of sushis. Good wines. Not all dishes are "light" though.

Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This was our second visit, with sushi-loving grandson and parents. All was lovely, but one little caveat: I'm not a sushi eater and the only non vegetarian Bento Box was $40. It included steak and many other items but was much more than I wanted....More

Thank Betera
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We stopped by here and were pleasantly surprised. Beautiful fresh Japanese food and very friendly staff. A vey good happy hour.

Thank chezmelbourne
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner outside on a cool September evening around 8:30pm. Our waitress gave us a taste of her two recommended cold sakes, which enabled us to pick the perfect bottle. At her suggestion we ordered the deluxe sashimi (45...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Went for a late dinner. Didn't have to wait. Service was great, sushi was on point. I got a variety platter and it was all good. They are also heavy handed with the cocktail pours, so even better.

Thank anotherhokie
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I was wandering Dupont Circle looking for an asian restaurant when I happened upon Rakuya, around the corner from Kramerbooks. It is simply beautiful inside...and cool...there is outdoor seating but for me, the cool darkened atmosphere of inside was more inviting. I was seated promptly...More

Thank cathysterling
Reviewed 13 August 2017

If Rakuya wasn't excactly inspired, it was at least flavourful, pretty authentic, fast and pretty decent value. The staff weren't particularly friendly and the cafe gave off a bit of a shuttered air, but we did enjoy our meal.

Thank WellingtonKiwiJo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 301-213-1652
Japanese Kitchen + Bar
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