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. - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch - Patio 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Patio 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday
Lunch - Dining Room 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch - Patio 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Patio 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
Lunch - Dining Room 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch - Patio 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Patio 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Lunch - Dining Room 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch - Patio 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room 4:30 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 4:30 p.m. - 10 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 5 p.m. - 10 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 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Patio 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.74 out of 5 stars based on 1144 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2022
Todd K.
Food is consistently amazing!

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Jul 08, 2022
Barbara W.
Their bento boxes are terrific.

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Jul 06, 2022
Norma P.
Had family visit from San Francisco and they loved it. We all enjoyed the food. Great place and great service.

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Jun 26, 2022
Ellen E.
Excelent

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Jun 10, 2022
Karina F.
The sushi was fresh and the tempura was excellent.

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May 20, 2022
Kelly B.
My friend and I both had sushi rolls for lunch. We both had spicy crunchy tuna. She also ordered spicy crunchy salmon and I had california roll. We always enjoy the rolls and wonderful bento boxes here. Sitting outside, enjoying the weather and wasabi explosions in my sinuses makes me smile. Rakuya is one of our favorites.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 13, 2022
Dan L.
Truly incredible food!

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Apr 11, 2022
christian m.
Amazing food and great service even when it was wildly busy.

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Mar 11, 2022
Leland M.
Wonderful place. Our go to sushi place for the entire DC area.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 08, 2022
Mahalakshmi M.
Everything was perfect, especially the service. The staff was exceptional. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 16, 2022
Varintorn W.
Price and quality of food and drinks are so affordable! We are always satisfied

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 15, 2022
Kristina B.
Will definitely be back again! Had the most amazing time and experience for a birthday dinner. Love this place.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 29, 2022
alina g.
Love it!

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Jan 20, 2022
Georgia G.
Wide variety of delicious dishes on the menu, excellent value, friendly and efficient service. Ambiance inside is cool and extensive outside patio seating as well as large heated tent. The lengthy list of lunch specials are great and crazy good value. An all time favorite restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 02, 2022
Corey D.
Loved the ramen, the ambience and the evening—thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Dec 19, 2021
Joseph F.
Consistently great food and service!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 17, 2021
Jeffrey L.
Outstanding food and service!

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Oct 27, 2021
Heidi L.
Moved luncheon to 11/1/21

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2021
Johanne A.
all great as always

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Oct 14, 2021
Uzma A.
Great experience and excellent staff .

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Oct 11, 2021
Helen W.
Great

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Oct 04, 2021
Katy G.
Great food, fun atmosphere. Service was definitely strained, but they were doing the best they could.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2021
Christophe C.
Great value, great variety. This is a go-to for business or casual lunches. There's always something on the menu that people like.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2021
LAURIE C.
the food was excellent! I would recommend this restaurant and plan to go back soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 8/10
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Sep 13, 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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Aug 24, 2021
Lyn W.
The food is alway excellent; the staff members are great.

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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 27, 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
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Ambience: 8/10
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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 05, 2021
Crystal L.
The food was excellent and so was the service!

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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.

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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 13, 2021
Sandy H.
Perfect

Overall: 10/10
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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 18, 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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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