Outstanding food. Seriously.... if you like sushi or Japanese, you've got to try it here. My favorite is the Miso Sea Bass in sweet juice.
2/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice ambience, interesting
Nice ambience, interesting menu choices, tasty food, good service. We will definitely return.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great sushi for a great price.
Great sushi for a great price. I will definitely be returning several times in the near future!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ended up going here because
We ended up going here because it was the only sushi place that had an open reservation available on open table. I am so glad we tried it. It was the best sushi I've ever had!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our evening. The
We enjoyed our evening. The food was good, nothing spectacular, but exactly what we expected. The waiter was fair. We got what we needed, but he hardly spoke to us and disappeared for stretches. Other waitstaff had to assist us a couple times, but they were happy to help us. We'll likely go back for sushi fairly close to home.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great sushi rolls! I still
Great sushi rolls! I still think about the mega roll. Interesting tables where you look like you're sitting on the floor. Decent service and knowledgable staff. Recommended!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Authentic Sushi in the West End
Had the sushi and sashimi lunch - excellent. Presentation - which is a significant part of the magic of sushi and sashimi to my mind - is outstanding. Look, balance, color, all of that, really well done. And then the actual pieces were excellent -- fresh, flavorful, well put together blendings of ingredients with the varous types of fish. This was a business lunch, by the way, and our guests were impressed as well with the overall ambience and quality.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've had sushi at many places
We've had sushi at many places and in many cities - this was some of the most delicious we've had. Our waiter was very attentive and had a genuine pleasing personallity. Not cheap without a groupon but well worth it.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome presentation of amazing quality sushi. It has taken me a while to visit, but now I am hooked.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second visit.
This was our second visit. We were just as impressed with the quality of the Sushi as we were the 1st time. We will definintely come back again!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
They servers were very mindful
They servers were very mindful of movie show times, and the happy hour menu ROCKS! Tasty and affordable!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to Raku and it was a great experience the food was prepared very well. The service was exceptional and that made for a very pleasant evening
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great sushi and entrees. Would recommend for a small intimate group of no more than 4.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attentive and friendly service
Our group of four had dinner there on Mother's Day and we sat in the tatami seating which is beautiful and creative but you don't have to sit cross-legged (there are wells under the table to tuck your legs). We have gone to the Raku in downtown Edina a few times before and always liked their food/service so we decided to try the new West End restaurant. It is very simple and elegant and I have yet to be disappointed in my selections of food at Raku. Lots of choices and very beautifully presented. Our server was attentive and friendly too.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A friend and I stopped in
A friend and I stopped in for happy hour - the place was surprisingly quiet, which I wondered if it was a bad sign considering it's a popular area...However, we were greeted warmly by the host and promptly seated. After picking a few items to try from the happy hour menu, our server let us know how long we had to enjoy the HH menu. Our server kindly explained each itme as she brought them out, and even gave some (not really necessary...) tips for eating them....which could be great for someone not sure the "proper" way to dine there. Our server was attentive to our needs--glass never went dry and she pulled dishes shortly after we finished. The food was all very good and the experience was overall very nice!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful lunch with sushi and salad for a great price
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this place
I loved that we could get in here last minute on a Friday night. However, that had me a little worried along with the merely 3.5 star rating. We chose to sit at the sushi bar and Eddie & Chuckie could not have taken better care of us! We ordered the Latin roll, dynamite roll and nigori gold flight. OMG, what an experience! The 2 rolls were complete opposites, and the Latin roll REALLY complimented the flight. We would have ordered another had we not gotten full on the 3rd roll. It was my birthday and we asked Eddie to make a chef creation, it was THE BEST roll I've ever had! We had a wonderful experience and go out for sushi regularly. I would HIGHLY recommend this place and we will return. Their service was par none!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat outside on a beautiful
We sat outside on a beautiful August evening. The service was very good as was the food. And it was a good value.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I absolutely love Raku Sushi! It is by far our favorite place in the West End and their happy hour is amazing. The menu is very extensive and they have the best rolls during happy hour for only $8!! Unfortunately from a business standpoint, its never very busy (unlike other West End restaurants), which is crazy because the quality is unbelievable for the price. Because of this, we consider Raku our little gem and usually go once a week. It's always the place I suggest when I'm getting happy hour with friends or family!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Saturday Night
Great food and wonderful service! Also, very affordable!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday night sushi
Decided to revisit Raku in the west end for a spot of sushi and boy did it deliver. We made the reservation at 6 and had an opening at 6:45. The "flaming playboy" the "Raku a Roll" and "the One" along with the Shrimp fried rice hit the spot. The place was packed couples and groups all enjoying the food and the ambiance. The only negative was the wait on drinks and food at least 20 minutes between order and service but I was in a hurry so others my be more tolerant. All in all great food good times and we will be back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Sushi Overcomes
My friend and I went for dinner after a movie at West End- we arrived at about 9:45pm. The place was mostly empty but we waited about 15 minutes after being seated before a server even looked at us. Wine was OK once we got served....but the sushi was fantastic!! Seriously delicious. They were out of one of the specialty rolls we ordered, so we chose another and it was the best yet. We stayed, chatting and sipping until they closed and they weren't rude about it. Would really recommend the food if you can stick it out through the slow service.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
the only disappointing sushi
the only disappointing sushi was the fried sushi roll. we will pass on this next time and stick with their specialty rolls. some were listed as spicy but were very mild and i'm a wimp when it comes to heat.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM