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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 good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bento box” (39 reviews)
“sushi” (118 reviews)
“udon noodles” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t eat often Asian fusion food, but when I do, this is a go too place! There is always a steady crowd. I find conversation easy with a little background noise. The food is delicious. The staff attention is great. The food comes out...More

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Always packed, difficult noise level from most tables. Food is always good and fresh but hassle of the restaurant detracts. Better Raku in Tenley Town. Try that one.

Thank 123Birdie2014
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Selections at this restaurant are extensive, whether you like Sushi, bento boxes, seafood, or Asian with a more American twist. The four of us had two appetizers for starters and the chicken and pork dumplings were out of this world. Not sure why the sushi...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

It’s one of my favorite restaurant. Their sashimi and rolls are so delicious, that I celebrate my birthdays here! I loved this place!

Thank Aizada D
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite most consistent, absolutely delicious restaurant. Freshest and best presentation sushi in town. Wide menu—excellent fish, the best bronzini, and sliced steak. Appetizers are mouth watering. It’s the flavors that you can’t get enough of. Delicious sauces on or on the side....More

Thank DKandDK
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday night so it was very busy; We waited 30 minutes plus and had to sit at the bar. The server was nice and the food arrived quickly. Our appetizer was great: Ocean spring roll. The sushi rolls and miso soup...More

Thank Robin V
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This place has a dedicated following and stays busy most every day of the week. The sushi and rolls are very good and they have daily specials which are often worth trying. Typical Bethesda pricing here.

Thank Bob F
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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