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Ruka, Boston, MA
Ruka, Boston, MA
Ruka, Boston, MA
Ruka, Boston, MA
Ruka, Boston, MA

Ruka

4.6
4.6
891 Reviews
$31 to $50
Peruvian
Ruka is the contemporary exploration of the cultural and culinary influences Japan has had on the country of Peru. Nikkei is the cuisine that unifies the refinement of Japanese technique with ingredients from Peru’s coastal and mountainous terrain.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Peruvian, Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Cocktails Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (617) 266-0102
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Berry
  • Private party contact
    Courtney McCabe: (617) 418-9301
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Crossing
  • Parking details
    Ruka offers valet parking every evening at The Godfrey Hotel at a cost of $16 per vehicle. <br /><br />
  • Public transit
    Ruka is located one block from Downtown Crossing on the Orange Line, a short walk from South Station on the Red Line and Park Street Station on the Red and Green Lines. <br />
  • Additional
    Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

What 891 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

891 Reviews
  1. HappyWhenWellFed

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The atmosphere is stylish and hip, and the intriguing menu options were what drew us to this place. It's definitely worth trying, though I wouldn't say the prices are quite worth it. The music was a bit loud and did not make for easy conversation with tablemates.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, FOOD, cocktails, & sake were outstanding! Our server offered some bomb recommendations, and the fried dough for dessert blew my mind. Very fun vibe.

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  3. DarrenP

    London

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with cocktails which tasted delicious and some interesting flavours. We started with some sushi which I think is some of the best I have had, up there with Nobu. Waiting staff were really friendly and was a great evening.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but definitely overpriced. The environment was very cool and I really liked the design of the place. The food came out very slow and the table that came after us actually got the food we both ordered first, which was confusing. But the main reason this place got a 2 star overall was that the hostess stopped us while we were leaving asking for more tip. This took us by surprise as she was very passive aggressive about it. Basically guilting is to change the tip amount, she also said the average percentage of what customers usually tip so she didn’t understand why we didn’t also tip that amount. I understand that serving is a tough job but stoping the customer and asking for more money is just rude. We ended up tipping more but we definitely will not be going back.

    3 people found this helpful

  6. CristalR

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Mike was so awesome making the experience that much better! The food was so flavorful! You can definitely taste the cultural fusion. Drinks were great and the chicken fried rice, Omg! If you’re a foodie you must visit for sure.

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  7. OliveF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and fabulous service Would highly recommend

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  8. John

    Greater Boston

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food!!

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  9. SaraMarisa

    New York City

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar, ordered cocktails and appetizers. The bar staff was very thorough in explaining the menu and what I could order that was gluten free. Everything was beautifully plated and delicious. We ordered the Phoenix Sunrise, blackened octopus and lomi lomi. Would definitely return and recommend.

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  10. MichaelZ

    New Orleans

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very interesting and tasty menu. Our waiter, Dan, was extremely helpful in suggesting choices. Only complaint: “music” way too loud. Will certainly return.

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  11. Rick

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter ignored us the entire time we were there. Took our drink and food order and never saw him again. The girl serving water came to our table 10x and was extremely pleasant. We had to ask her to get our check. We would have had more to drink - we had ONE each since the waiter never checked back with us - and would have ordered more food and dessert/coffee if our waiter had paid any attention to us. Worst service I have ever had there and we have had excellent service in the past...

    1 person found this helpful

  12. SusanH

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service, and lovely decor. We had dinner at 9:30, so it was very quiet. We stopped in around 5:45 (Sunday) for a drink at the bar before a show, and it was busy, but not too loud, and we were served quickly.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time with Mike, he remembered us from a year ago when he first served us. Great service and great experience

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience. Food was delicious, service was excellent. Thank you!

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  15. MarieG

    Greater Boston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my daughters and one of their friends prior seeing a show and we all loved it. The Phoenix Sunrise sushi roll was as beautiful as it was delicious. The Chicken Fried Rice and Lobster MAC and Cheese were also big hits. The cheesecake dessert was as unusual as it was delicious. Our new go-to place on theater nights.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Ruka, have been several times, but I would love to see the wagyu sushi back on the menu!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding like always, the service was very slow tonight but I understand since the restaurant was busy with all the tables full. The drinks were delicious.

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  18. Kate

    Washington DC

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing girls night at RUKA last Sunday. We stopped for dinner before a show at the Wilbur. And while the food was amazing, our server was actually the best part! He was so funny and gave us such great advice on what to order. Highly recommend the lobster ceviche, chicken fried rice, roti and basically all the desserts. We had a delicious white wine that I also can’t remember the name of. All around it was a fantastic meal and dining experience. We will definitely be back!

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  19. JamieC

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food as always. Excellent service. Highly recommend.

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  20. dinelover

    Miami

    113 reviews

    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. For us the best restaurant in Boston right now . You MUST try the Phoenix Sunrise Roll, one of the best rolls that we ever tried and we had been in many 5 stars restaurants around the world. Great service,beautiful decor. We will come back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ruka had an amazing interior, great music which also didn’t require us to scream during a conversation, great and quick service, and most of all very tasty and artistic dishes. My wife and I came to Boston for the long weekend, but any time we return, Ruka will always be a favorite.

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  22. Rozzie

    Greater Boston

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, great service, a little loud!

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  23. Zorwench

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first visit to Ruka. We were so pleasantly surprised! The food was outstanding and the service terrific (attentive, helpful, perfectly paced). Loved it!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date spot!

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  25. Claudia

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time here at Ruka!! Says it all. Service, Cocktail, Food... 10 Star experience. We will be back!

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  26. ElsaR

    Fort Lauderdale

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, a great mix of japanese an peruvian flavors!! The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the service was great! 100% recommended

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  27. WayneA

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Was asked to vacate our table by the manager due to Another reservation. Been going out in Boston for over 30 years and have never been asked to vacate my table. Clearly threw cold water on the night. Not sure we will go back due to this treatment. Anybody that fines there better be a fast eater. Your on the clock.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & drinks are incredible! Great spot!

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  29. ACK56

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Japanese Fried Chicken. But everything is good.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, excellent food.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Very creative menu.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with a great ambiance!

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  33. CraigW

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drink. Second visit and really enjoyed it. Very busy spot with great atmosphere. Service good in the main although sometimes under some pressure due to how busy restaurant was.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ruka always delivers! Delicious food and great service.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Ruka so much! Always a to-go place. My *only* note is that service often is a little slow, which I don’t mind, but if you’re eating before a show, give yourself plenty of time!

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  36. SolL

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience. Creative and delicious food. Beautifully decorated environment. Excellent service.

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  37. SouthEnder

    Greater Boston

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ruka has gotten better over time. The food and service are top notch.

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  38. Owlette

    Greater Boston

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great. The only thing emerged need to change (as I’ve said before) is the music!

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  39. JessicaK

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drink were delicious! We dined earlier on a Sunday so the restaurant wasn't very busy which made for a more relaxing dining experience.

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  40. OliviaN

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ruka was amazing. Great cocktails and sushi. Will definitely be back!

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Ruka is rated 4.6 stars by 891 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Ruka

505 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Crossing
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Cocktails Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Peruvian, Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Ruka offers valet parking every evening at The Godfrey Hotel at a cost of $16 per vehicle. <br /><br />
  • Public transit
    Ruka is located one block from Downtown Crossing on the Orange Line, a short walk from South Station on the Red Line and Park Street Station on the Red and Green Lines.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Berry
  • Additional
    Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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