definitely get the Phoenix Sunrise, possibly the best salmon sushi dish I have ever eaten. My girlfriend ordered the lobster ceviche and could not stop raving about it, the pork belly katsu was also amazing.
Excellent customer service
Food was great (save for the wagyu which was still disappointing though I knew going into it that it definitely wouldn’t be authentic wagyu). Cocktail drinks were decently strong. Our server was so incredibly sweet. The ambience was loud and upbeat, which was surprising because I had expected it to be a quieter, romantic restaurant. This spot is great for a date or a start to a night out but maybe not an anniversary dinner. Pleassse try the calamari dish!
Great food, fun sophisticated environment and great service!
Always a great time here.
Cool space and amazing food! All the sushi we ordered were fantastic, the pork belly katsu was amazing and “the Big Fish” dessert was great. Will be back when I return to Boston.
Amazing restaurant !!
Will visit again !!
Pretty good restaurant. Nice service, wonderful ambient. Not easy for parking.
It was great! The food is very tasty....and the ambiance is SUPER.
Have been there several times and have taken a large group as well.
We have had the server Jeff and now ask for him by name when making the reservation.
Let him order for you, sushi awesome, the octopus out of this world and the wagyu steak to die for.
Cocktails are all super and named after movies-Hans Gruber for example.
Our third time at Ruka, and the food was stellar every time, with this one no exception. Our waiter, David, killed. Rapidly becoming one of our favorite restaurants.
Well...my girl friends and I wanted to try somewhere new and the initial greeting at the host stand was great, her service was welcoming. But as soon as we sat down at the table I’ve never felt so rushed and disrespected at a nice restaurant. Our waiter as soon as we sat down expected us to know what we wanted to drink, came back twice while we were all catching up and we kept saying we haven’t looked yet we’re catching up. Finally ordered our drinks and his first question was any questions on food. It was as if he had a table quota to meet, but wait it gets worse. We finished up our food and desert and every time we were done with something he was right behind us to snag the plates up quickly and drop the check. My friend still had a quarter of her drink left so even though the plates were gone she wanted to finish it, he came over to take the silverware and grabbed the check from the corner of the table and says here you go and puts it in the middle, SO RUDE. We paid and as soon as we did he was right there to snatch it up, my friends said he was watching our table the entire night as if to say “leave.” As my friend is still finishing her drinks he begins to take the only thing left on the table, our napkins...MIND YOU we have only been there for an hour! I was a waitress before and my only thought that he was treating us this way was it was his time to leave, no he had multiple other tables and the restaurant wasn’t closing anytime soon. The food was lovely BUT honestly I don’t know if I will ever be back because I don’t want to chance having that experience again. I hope you all read this through.
Food was great. Vibe and crowd was really good too. Loved this place.
While in the middle of our meal we were told we had a certain amount of time left before the table was to be given to the next the next reservation. We had been there a little over an hour and had ordered several dishes. There was no effort made to accommodate us finishing our meal at the bar or even another table. Very uncomfortable and an unprofessional way to go about notifying a guest.
The food was good. When asking the waiter for some recommendations, he proceeded to read off the ENTIRE menu, mostly highlighting the most expensive plates.
After spending hundreds of dollars on food and beverage and not receiving a couple rounds of drinks, my two friends finally got their last round AFTER paying the bill. Then, the hostess actually asks us TO LEAVE the table while we have full drinks to take on the next reservation. She doesn’t even offer a free round for leaving the table and being asked to go to the bar. We also wouldn’t be still at the table if we weren’t waiting for our drinks. We proceeded to stay and get glares. This really put a damper on our experience. We wound up leaving and taking our business elsewhere.
Food was fantastic, everything we had was exceptional, however the whoopie pie was disappointing (but our server did try to warn us!)
It was very good experience ! And the food excellent !! Thank you.
I cant fault this restaurant. we ate here on a Thursday night largely due to the fact that its part of The Godfrey Hotel in which we were staying and it was convenient having been travelling all day. The food was all out of this world, particularly the blacked octopus,chicken fried rice, salmon ad crab sushi and pork won ton. Atmosphere, drinks and service was spot on. I would recommend to anybody.
We went before a show at the opera house with two kids ages 7 and 10. Each of us chose two plates to order and we shared it all. The best items we had were the charred octopus and wagyu beef. I probably would not order the calamari or Phoenix sunrise again but others at the table enjoyed it. The oysters were really interesting but very salty and we agreed we would probably prefer them plain. Very attentive service.
The fried rice was undercooked and crunchy- had to send back to the kitchen. Service was terrible. Server couldn’t be any more obvious she was ready to close out the check and leave.
From the service to the ambience, this was an excellent experience! Our server was amazing, she let us sample some sake before we purchased a bottle.
The food was delicious.
Will definitely be going back.
Ruka is an outstanding dining experience. Great food in a fun environment. We love sharing the small plates permitting everyone to enjoy all of the flavors.
Really interesting offerings - all very good and well presented.
We visit RUKA every time we visit Boston. Nice Restaurant. Excellent ambiance, best service, best cocktails and other drinks, very good NIKKEI/JAPANESE food. Worthwhile the visit
The drinks and sushi rolls are very good. The small plates were ok. They are tasty, but small.
Not as good as in the past. especially the japanese fried chicken.
Food was awesome. Went with the lobster Mac and cheese recommended in another review. It was so good! Sushi was great too. Nice vibe
We had a great meal the other night at Ruka. It was our second visit and our friends’ first time. Everyone loved the food and in fact one of our friends declared it his new favorite spot. The staff was very helpful and made us feel welcome. It’s definitely not an inexpensive evening out but it’s worth every penny. And the valet parking at the Godfrey is an added bonus!
Services was okay, one out of two cocktails didn't come out till they brought out the fifth dishes. Add on surcharges for kitchen was unusual, since I have dined at many fine restaurants without surcharges. You could find better sushi at other restaurants with compelling prices. Overall, nothing to rave about. Nice decor, but some dishes leave a lot to be desired.
Great food, sub-par service. Wouldn’t take our drink orders until we put food orders in. Was eating before I could get a cocktail
Such interesting and beautifully presented food. Was our second time and can’t wait to return!
Delicious and festive! Attentive and knowledgeable service. Highly recommend for a fun and tasty meal.
First of all, all the food is beautiful. Did feel a taaad on the pricey side for the portion sizes but definitely delicious. Everything we ordered happened to be spicy, but just the right amount. The big fish desert deserves a dang prize!
Great foodie experience. Peruvian based but essentially an off the chart Tapas experience. The lobster Mac was the best dish.
Try the oysters!!!
Cool interior and lots of creative cuisine options. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Server was great and marked all of the menu options that were suitable for gluten-free (it's about 2/3rds of all of the choices, which is a lot). Great cocktails and convenient to Theater District. We'd like to return with a bigger group to try more dishes -- we ended up with 6 plates for the two of us, which was plenty.
Loved it! Will return
Excellent, inventive Japanese-Peruvian sushi. Very cool, nice ambience and attentive, friendly service.
Ruka was awesome! It’s suppose to be Tapas style but be warn the portions are pretty big. We orders three calamari thinking they were small plates but one would have been fine for the table
Most of small plate dishes were good except pork bell was extremely salty and wagu beef was a bit on salty as well. We informed our server about pork bell immediately he removed off our bill. Our server was very good about checking on us about the taste of the food and makeing sure we were happy with our order. Other staffs were also wondering, our water glasses were never emptied. Overall it was good experience.