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Posted by Anonymous on 02/04/2012
Since I moved to DC I've had a hard time finding decent sushi that delivers. This place is worth the price.
Posted by Peggy on 09/26/2011
16 hour pork belly and pumpkin ginger soup were great. Soup was my fav, velvety, hint of sage with fried crispy ginger strings on top.
Posted by Mike C on 05/13/2011
Flew in a few hours earlier. Walked over from our hotel across the street. Lets Try It, Why Not. Best and most enjoyable meal I have had in 5 years. Prepare to be impressed.
Posted by Fiya on 12/24/2008
So, you can just slap something together and call it sushi/sashimi! Its an art to it! and i just wasn't impressed. The prices were way to high for the taste and texture of the sushi/sashimi. As I was leaving the restaurant I did se a few other entrees that I would like to try "if" i choose to make a second visit.
Posted by Sornia M. on 09/16/2008
I have always had a great Food here. The employees are all very friendly and courteous also.The service was good - very quick and the waitress was polite. Food is good ... I will definitely go back.
Posted by Nich on 01/31/2007
Rarely is food an experience, and restaurants anything more than a borne necessity. Raku however is different! About a year ago, I was in DC visiting a college chum, when his business meeting ran over, and i was stuck outside his rented row-house with no spare key and a growing anxiety about my predicament. After two hours, aimless wondering the streets, and trying to waste time on my blackberry, my stomach lost its commitment to maintain prior dinner plans with the late friend. I stumbled upon Raku in my rather pissed-off mood after my delay, and by the time i left, i realized i had three missed calls from the friend saying they've been at home waiting for me. This place is truly an experience. Its located new diplomat's row, and i felt like I was in another country. The sushi is amazing, while the BBQ ribs are better, spicier and more complex than any texas, memphis or kanas city concoction. When i return, a patron next to me best summed up Raku, "I'm not from here, but I've been dreaming about this food for months.
Posted by Raku Lover on 10/16/2006
Raku is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. The food is excellent and the dishes are cheap (try kway teow, ginger salmon, crunchy spicy tuna rolls...). You will get rushed through your food, but the food is so good that perhaps you wont notice.