I was truly impressed with Raku, especially in light of the pandemic. My friend and I went for lunch and sat outside on the street. There are heat lamps spaced out in between the tables, which was really nice. Upon sitting, the server asked for our name and cell # for contact tracing and all of the servers were wearing masks and shields. The food was delicious and the server was very attentive. We had a great experience and will definitely go back.
Excellent service. We will be back!
Delicious as always!
Raku is always good. During Covid-19 they handled the service very well.
Raku never disappoints. Their preparation of small plates and entrees is consistently excellent. My favorite restaurant in Bethesda.
Enjoyed our lunch outside at a table in the sun!
Great! Enjoyed the fall weather with good good and friends .
They always have great fresh food and nice service
everything was great!!
Great food and service.
Very nice outdoor seating with wide spacing between tanle. Excellent service— polite, courteous, professional.
Excellent as always
Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back!
My favorite restaurant in the DMV. Always great service & food :) could not recommend this place more!!
quick and easy service. Well practiced social distancing and a wonderful meal.
Raku is our “go to”. The food is consistently fresh and tasty, and the servers are attentive. Love the expanded outside dining.
It was great! I appreciate sitting outside and getting great service
This place is incredible. I’ve felt the safest here out of all the restaurants I’ve visited since reopening (there hasn’t been many- but these guys are putting the work and effort in). And the food was absolutely incredible. The sushi is to die for. Highly recommend
Food was outstanding. Lovely evening.
We are regulars here. Really enjoyed the outdoor seating.
They are doing a great job keeping the tables more than 6’ apart and the staff is wearing the right gear to protect all of us. The food was great as usual!
Always perfect as usual
Always nice wait staff here.
Great service, great food, and nice outdoor seating! Thank you!
Absolutely love this restaurant and customer service
Great to be dining outside in a real restaurant after 3 plus months in isolation in our flat. Pumpkin and Gazpacho soups outstanding.
It was so exciting to be able to return to one of my favorite restaurants on one of their first days serving customers outside in the middle of the street. With all the necessary changes and requirements set up for the safety of customers and staff, there are absolutely no complaints. Everything that was required to make outdoor dining workable was done with grace and friendliness. The food - I had the veggie bento box was as good as ever. We have nothing but positive things to say about our experience at Raku. (They even provided us with perfect weather!j)
Very nice experience sitting outside. Our waitress was wonderful and Raku did a wonderful job ensuring a safe and clean space during COVID. We really enjoyed the expansive menu. Our meal was good, though the seaweed in the tofu salad seemed a bit old, so I put to the side. Overall, we had a wonderful time and will come again!
Good outdoor seating. Tables are well spread out for social distancing. Thanks to the Raku staff for making sure its customers are safe while dining at the restaurant
everything was exceptional as usual. Didn't like the appetizer szechuan chicken. Cut too big and fatty
Raku never disappointsv
Food was good, but not as good as previous visits. Also one of our dishes was slow. We'd not even noticed as we were enjoying sitting on the patio when the wait staff came and apologized for the delay and gave us $40 off.
Rather long wait to get service after we were seated., had to flag out waitress to get service.
The food was great. Customer service was great. Very nice place to go and have dinner with your family. Definitely suggest to you that you should go to RAKU.
Soft Shell Crabs were off the chain!
Worked well, outside dining only.
We're frequent visitors to Raku and the food is always delicious. The service, however, needs improvement. During this visit, our server repeatedly -- and aggravatingly -- interrupted our conversation, to the point where she had to be corrected. This level of service is frustrating and not what I expect from my visit. Please give your servers some remedial instruction in basic manners.
Have to be fair, they've just re-opened and I'm sure they've had a staff changeover. Not was it was six months ago, but what restaurant is. Hopefully the virus won't interfere and they'll be able to come all the way back...