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7240 Woodmont Ave. (Elm St.) Send to Phone
301-718-8680 | Menu
Pan-Asian cuisine, primarily Japanese, plus cocktails and saké in Bethesda.


Lunch & Dinner daily

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Raku Restaurant Review

: Mark Miller opened the first Raku in DC’s Dupont Circle. This second outpost serves basically Japanese dishes, and it’s fair to say that the offerings have taken a turn for the better --- this restaurant provides an improved take on the Asian kitchen. Raku makes a pleasant lunch stop, particularly for customers lusting for big bowls of noodle soup. Try the tempura shrimp and vegetables in the Tokyo Dashi bowl for a filling midday break. And if you long for sushi or sashimi, there's plenty here to satisfy those cravings, too. Heftier entrées include grilled salmon teriyaki and miso-marinated Chilean sea bass, and a special bento box, the contents of which vary daily. Want a good stiff drink? Check out the cocktails and detailed saké collection.

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