Rakuya

1900 Q St NW, Washington DC 20009
$$ Japanese

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 1900 Q St NW, Washington DC 20009
  • Cross Street: 19th & Q St
  • Cuisine: Asian | Japanese | Sushi |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Other |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 2022657258
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Happy Hours,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Lunch - Dining Room 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lunch - Patio 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Patio 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday
Lunch - Dining Room 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lunch - Patio 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Patio 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
Lunch - Dining Room 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lunch - Patio 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Patio 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Lunch - Dining Room 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lunch - Patio 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Patio 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
Lunch - Dining Room 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch - Patio 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Dinner - Patio 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Lunch - Dining Room 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lunch - Patio noon - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Dinner - Patio 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Lunch - Dining Room 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lunch - Patio noon - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Patio 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.75 out of 5 stars based on 712 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2021
Mag G.
We had a great time and loved the food. We are already dreaming of returning.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 30, 2021
BRIAN P.
Extremely fresh fish and the outside seating is really enjoyable!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2021
Lyn W.
The food is alway excellent; the staff members are great.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 16, 2021
Georgia G.
After years of being loyal customers at Rakuya time we dine there it’s even better than we remember it. Love the varied menu, the lovely staff, fun vibe, and reasonable prices. Happy hour is fantastic!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 28, 2021
Lisa S.
Great meal at Rakuya! Salads were delicious and rolls were excellent as always. We sat outside under tents and it was perfect. Seoul train roll is yummy!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 25, 2021
Grace J.
Great atmosphere, food, and service. Will definitely make this a regular spot!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 09, 2021
Samantha M.
Everything was great! Only suggestion is to better publicize happy hour times. Thanks!

Overall: 10/10
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May 23, 2021
Charlotte H.
Always dependable reliable food and service. I love Asian food and I’m a regular there for a reason.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
May 11, 2021
Jacob C.
We sat in the street outdoor dining in front of Firehook and it wasn't as nice as the patio/indoor seating. But everything else was great!

Overall: 10/10
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May 06, 2021
Crystal L.
The food was excellent and so was the service!

Overall: 10/10
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May 01, 2021
Emma H.
10/10

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Apr 21, 2021
Eve B.
Love Raku. The best!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 19, 2021
Wes P.
one of the best restaurants in DC. consistently delicious food and lovely staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 14, 2021
Alexandre R.
We were very happy with our experience. The shochu and sake menu is great. Decent selection of Japanese whiskey. Hope they had Shochu flight. Food was extraordinary. Attentive service.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 13, 2021
Camille A.
Honored my reservation even though I was a few minutes behind due to parking! Outdoor seating was very pleasant and nice. Did not like dogs disturbing me outside and barking at other table, couldn’t enjoy a peaceful conversation. Food was great and service was fast!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 31, 2021
Meredith J.
Always incredible!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2021
Patty M.
Always good! So glad Rakuya is in our neighborhood!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 14, 2021
Sandy H.
Perfect

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 01, 2021
Trish D.
Great food...service was slow but the food was worth it

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 30, 2021
Barbara B.
Excellent neighborhood restaurant...delicious food, excellent wait staff and well prepared for Covid distancing and safety requirements. Always a pleasure to dine at Rakuya! Barbara Bennett

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 29, 2020
Anna K.
Great service and delicious food!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 24, 2020
Declan M.
You may need more heat lamps outside, or to adjust the placement, but other than that, everything was perfect!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 19, 2020
Scott L.
Excellent service, and properly set up for Covid and the foods is continually reliable after all these years. And my far the best lunch buy in the city...those box lunches are outstanding.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 15, 2020
Laura M.
Rakuya is great! My favorite restaurant !

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Jennifer L.
This was my 1st time "dining out" since quarantine started & Rakuya Dupont is doing a great job! The food was really good as always, terrific value. But best & most important part are new details due to pandemic. Staff in masks & face shields, constant cleaning tables & whole place in between shifts, tables spread out in closed street, no touch payment, hand sanitizer on tables, etc. Staff is still really nice even with the extra stress.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 27, 2020
Marvin H.
Excellent

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 27, 2020
ELIZABETH K.
Such an attentive and friendly server. Thank you! We were so happy with her. Sushi was delicious. Amazing happy hour deals

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2020
Barbara B.
Great food and distancing is safe.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 31, 2020
Katrin S.
we loved it! food was delicious, and we felt safe in the outside seating area. thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 29, 2020
Donna B.
Lovely dinner even with the rain. First time and will return.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2020
Greg P.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions there was a limit of 6 people in our 7 person party. So, we ended up getting carry out from there instead. The food was phenomenal; and everyone enjoyed their meals. We look forward to dining in again soon. Hey

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 19, 2020
Paul S.
Amazing food! Good service

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 15, 2020
MARIA C.
I LOVE TO HAVE LUNCH THERE! THE DINNER IS GOOD, BUT 50% COMPARED TO LUNCH!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jul 30, 2020
Donald V.
Excellent as always

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 21, 2020
Charles W.
Rakuya was very nice and clean, food good as always, quality has not dropped given the rough circumstances

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Brittney R.
Happy hour extended until 7:30 so we can make it after work!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2020
Debbie S.
My favorite place for many years!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 06, 2020
Paul H.
Excellent food. All precautions taken by staff and in spacing out guests.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2020
BRIAN P.
Rakuya is my wife's and my favorite sushi place in the DC area. We were happy to go there last night (June 13th) for the first time since early March and were impressed with the quality of the sushi...it was extremely fresh and tasty!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 02, 2021
Kim-Anh A.
very good

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Feb 11, 2021
Robert R.
Great food. Great service.Value at the p[rice.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Dec 06, 2020
Kathleen K.
Loved sitting in our socially distanced "hut". Felt safe while at the same time dining out!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 03, 2020
Courtney S.
I love raku/rakuya and was thrilled to spend my birthday here. Our server was absolutely lovely and provided a dessert dish when she knew it was a special day. My only complaint is about COVID safety. We chose to sit inside because of the cold and while there are partitions between booths, we were shocked to have a table sat right behind us. It seemed not very safe as they were extremely close and the partitions are not that high. Had that table already been sat, we would have declined ours. I know it’s tough with needing to generate revenue, but seating all the booths does not seem safe.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 20, 2020
Patrick Y.
Rakuya is a lovely spot that we've been going to for 15+ years (it was previously called Raku). The cocktails are never disappointing, and the curry noodle soup is beyond delicious. Give it a try--you won't be sorry!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 12, 2020
Arjun M.
Met some of the most Knowledgeable and nice staff in a Singapore restaurant, highly recommended for the food and equally for the people you will meet there !

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 22, 2021
Youmna S.
Very good food. Outside sitting could be improved as well as service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 17, 2021
Kathlene C.
Delicious lunch outside with very kind and efficient service. Thanks :)

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 23, 2021
JUAN C.
Our original waitress seemed to be having a bad day. She was harried, abrupt and unfriendly, setting a bad environment. Everything else was good.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 10, 2020
Ryan B.
On a previous experience, we had to wait an extraordinary amount of time, while take out orders were ahead of us. I was livid and complained both in person and via email to the restaurant. We received no response. We decided to try it again, and luckily, the experience was better. I am still very upset that no one responded to my emails.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 05, 2020
Maral B.
We had a very good time. Service was friendly and nice.