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208 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
02-6686-8621
Today
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 20:00
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Victoria, Australia
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a different style of restaurant. You need to sort out a table for yourself, then figure out that you need to go up to the counter for some menus. Then go back to the counter to order. Then it gets really interesting because the food is fantastic. The kitchen has Japanese people who know all about the food... More 

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Beerwah, Queensland, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

What a pleasant surprise...........smiling faces from all the staff, freshly prepared and tasty food, with an extensive menu to suit all tastes, wallet and portion sizes. Can't speak highly enough for Rakku......so do yourself a favour. We'll be back!!!

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1 Thank Caroline P
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

My fiancé and I love this place and have been coming here for years! Emi, the owner, is super friendly and is always so welcoming, and so are the rest of the staff - they're like family! They serve beautiful fresh Japanese cuisine in a little eatery on the main street of Ballina. Great little venue for a yummy lunch... More 

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1 Thank Alannah O
Brisbane, Australia
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A great place for Japanese in Ballina. Although it has a small menu it is a friendly place with very good food. Only one complaint - it closes on both Sunday and Monday nights!

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1 Thank Tricia H
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing fresh japanese food. Authentic decor. All types of japanese food from sushi to noodle dishes and ice cream for dessert. All beautifully presented. Staff friendly. Only down fall they are only open certain days. We wish they we open more often. Caters for all types of budge. Platters can be ordered for all party needs.

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1 Thank perkaletta
Sydney, Australia
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145 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I was visiting Ballina on business and couldn't find a table the first time around, so the second time I was in town I was determined to dine here! The food was fresh and delicious! It was well worth the wait. I highly recommend it and look forward to returning.

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1 Thank Anna A
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Authentic Japanese food that is high in quality and reasonable in price. It's a shame they're not open more regularly. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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1 Thank Jonathan K
Alstonville, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Small but excellent Japanese cafe food of highest quality. Lovely staff and service, authentic and immaculate. Not cheap, but freshly made to order and excellent quality.

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1 Thank DrMS1234
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and service. Great variety and very fresh. Good size serves at a reasonable price. Been there twice now and very happy both times.

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1 Thank Georgie P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Freshest sushi that can be made to order (often the case due to popularity). Fav meal is the Salmon Supreme Bento. Always, always super fresh Salmon. It can often be hard to get a table but well worth waiting around for one. Whilst food can sometimes come out of order (according to normal Australian eating norms) there is plenty to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: 02-6686-8621

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?