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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” (120 reviews)
“udon noodles” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An all around Asian Cuisine with a variety of Salads, Sushi and Teriaki and Ginger Flavored beef, poultry and fish dishes - Very reasonably priced with good service and Ambiance - Outside seating is available.

Thank Hosseinali
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Raku is a favorite spot to return to! In the winter months we enjoy the soups and in summer months the sushi, Korean beef appetizer and bento boxes. The quality of the food is consistently high. It’s popular so reservations are a good idea.

Thank Barbarab5523
Reviewed 6 days ago

Traditional sushi and bento boxes are available, but I love their speciality signature sushi, the Spicy Seoul Train, the Wasabi Dynamite Roll or the Volcano even more. You can sit outside, you can sit inside with windows open, in a booth or at the sushi...More

Thank Melonhead11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place was very busy. If you're looking for a quite dinner, this is not the place. We were there for a celebration so it worked for us. The sushi rolls were a nice size, the fish tasted fresh and the overall taste was very...More

Thank Parvathi S
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Good solid food. Nothing outstanding but nothing wrong. A bit of a wait even on a weeknight. Service was fine.

Thank paul f
Reviewed 5 March 2018 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 1 March 2018 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 27 February 2018 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 19 February 2018

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
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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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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