Raku - Bethesda Row

7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda MD 20814

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda MD 20814
  • Cross Street:
  • Cuisine: Asian | Japanese |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Parking Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 3017188680
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Takeout Available, Happy Hours, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Special Occasion, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Patio | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Patio | Dinner 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Tuesday
Patio | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Patio | Dinner 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Wednesday
Patio | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Patio | Dinner 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Thursday
Patio | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Patio | Dinner 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Friday
Patio | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Patio | Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Saturday
Patio | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Patio | Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Sunday
Patio | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Patio | Dinner 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 18, 2020
Lisa B.

Perfect


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 17, 2020
Krista W.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2020
Nina G.

Excellent service. We will be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2020
Phyliss J.

Delicious as always!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 08, 2020
Beth D.

Raku is always good. During Covid-19 they handled the service very well.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 24, 2020
Dale B.

Raku never disappoints. Their preparation of small plates and entrees is consistently excellent. My favorite restaurant in Bethesda.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 22, 2020
Sheila M.

lovely lunch


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2020
Marlene B.

Enjoyed our lunch outside at a table in the sun!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 17, 2020
Marlene S.

Great! Enjoyed the fall weather with good good and friends .


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2020
Elizabeth P.

They always have great fresh food and nice service


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 29, 2020
Matthew Y.

everything was great!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 24, 2020
James R.

Great food and service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 07, 2020
David R.

Very nice outdoor seating with wide spacing between tanle. Excellent service— polite, courteous, professional.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2020
arthur s.

Excellent as always


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2020
Georgina J.

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Nicole C.

My favorite restaurant in the DMV. Always great service & food :) could not recommend this place more!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2020
Erik W.

quick and easy service. Well practiced social distancing and a wonderful meal.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2020
Ramona E.

Raku is our “go to”. The food is consistently fresh and tasty, and the servers are attentive. Love the expanded outside dining.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2020
Donna M.

It was great! I appreciate sitting outside and getting great service


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2020
Peter H.

Great experience!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 07, 2020
Sophie B.

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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 02, 2020
Wendy S.

Food was outstanding. Lovely evening.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 29, 2020
Dina B.

We are regulars here. Really enjoyed the outdoor seating.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Julia F.

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!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Lori A.

Always perfect as usual


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2020
James R.

Always nice wait staff here.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2020
Suma S.

Great service, great food, and nice outdoor seating! Thank you!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2020
Shanti A.

Absolutely love this restaurant and customer service


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2020
Hanan K.

Great to be dining outside in a real restaurant after 3 plus months in isolation in our flat. Pumpkin and Gazpacho soups outstanding.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2020
Jim W.

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)


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2020
Mina M.

Thank you


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 12, 2020
Aubrey W.

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!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 30, 2020
Wai-Keen W.

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


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2020
Susan G.

everything was exceptional as usual. Didn't like the appetizer szechuan chicken. Cut too big and fatty


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 12, 2020
amy k.

Raku never disappointsv


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 05, 2020
Laurens v.

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.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 22, 2020
Asif H.

Rather long wait to get service after we were seated., had to flag out waitress to get service.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 05, 2020
Kiumars H.

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.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 01, 2020
Conway D.

Soft Shell Crabs were off the chain!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 11, 2020
James B.

Worked well, outside dining only.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 3/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 16, 2020
Mike D.

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.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 28, 2020
Bill S.

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...