Ruka

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$31 to $50
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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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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente Restaurante y Comida.. la Decoración y la Atencion Fuera de Serie... vale la pena 100%

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AO
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, smiling staff, cocktail list a bit small, delicious and beautifully presented dishes. Super clean. Great for a special date night. Close to everything. Cheap parking around the corner. Definitely would visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great, the environment was nice and over all service was very good.

CD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is an amazing all around experience!! Can't wait to go back again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our first wedding anniversary- the host set aside a large yet intimate table for us perfect for the occasion. Everything we tried we loved from the cocktails to dessert. Overall a wonderful experience!

KM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food

RD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing loved everything

RC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am always kind of wary of fusion cuisine, but the cuisine had a good twist on Japanese food~ great spot for datez!

FL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great food for sharing! Great service! Nice ambiance!

DU
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant ambiance and good service. The food is good, but I found this time around that the dishes kind of blended into one another in terms of flavor —not enough distinctive character to each particular offering.

NH
New England
34 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here several times. Interesting menu. We will probably eat there again.

NH
New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dined here a few times, a favorite of my wife. Close to the theater and very delicious. I'd have to say thought that the hostess that unlocked the door was one of the least thoughtful and least friendly hostesses I have experienced. Training!

We are eating there again tonight .... food is good, small plates for sure. Nicely prepared and we had a very good waiter.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love your restaurant

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OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, beautifully presented in a cool environment.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our server was amazing, however the restaurant was very understaffed. Our waiter had more than half the tables and was having trouble keeping up, took forever to order our first drinks and then the drinks took sometime before coming to our table as the bar was behind too.

Otherwise food was top notch and I’d go back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting food and drink. Lots of fun.

IM
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences. Food was outstanding- particularly lobster ceviche. Fried rice was amazing and fried dough desert perfect ending of the dinner. Service was attentive but not overwhelming- I was able to catch up with a friend without interruptions with the server being there at perfect times. I keep recommending this place to everyone I speak to!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael was ann outstanding waiter, knowledgeable, attentive and funny. Food and drink spectacular!!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing and THE FOOD im just going to say GO TO RUKA. Fantastic food and place to be definitely will go back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was fantastic, cocktails were great, atmosphere was cool and funky. Unfortunately our server was very distant. He never said hello or greeted us, disappeared for most of our meal, checked on the tables around us and ignored us, and was very difficult to flag down. Very disappointing service for such a great dinner, but nevertheless the meal was delicious!

e
New England
178 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to Ruka ... and it was memorable, delicious and fun!!! Can’t wait to return and taste the other half of the menu!!!

O
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been a customer of Ruka for years due to the fact that I live 5ms away but I will not go back anymore. One time I had reservation for 6 (I made the resravtion weeks in advance) and we arrived 5ms before our reservation and they had me wait 35ms extra to give us our table and the manager at that time never apologized (new manager in place now). This past visit was even worse. I arrived with my wife 5ms before our reservation. The hostess ask us to wait since we are early although the dining room had at least 5 tables available. A couple after us walks in and get seated right away at the sushi bar then four people walk in with no reservation and get seated while I am witnessing this mess. I ask the hostess if she is waiting for a specific table for us? Her response was the main reason I am writing this review! She responded: "I DO WHAT THE COMPUTER IF FRONT OF ME TELLS ME TO DO". I was stunt for few seconds and I responded that human should never rely 100% on computers! I got our table finally right after that and when we finished and walking out - they were still many tables empty and were never filled while we were there- I witnessed the hostess leaving her post so quickly to avoid seeing us and thanking us for coming in. Its an unfortunate but I will never go back. Pabu is much better anyway.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Des saveurs exceptionnelles et des mélanges audacieux !

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AL
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our experience, food, service, atmosphere, beverage. Some dishes were better than others. Excellent dessert.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruka is incredible! The ambiance is lovely, staff is polite and knowledgeable, and food is absolutely delicious. 10/10 would recommend.

AW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

This restaurant does not offer high chairs, which sends a clear message that groups with a small child dining with them are not welcome. Purchasing a $50 high chair on Amazon would seem like an easy accommodation to make sure everyone is comfortable and can dine there.

F
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing amazing food as usual. Did not disappoint.

RA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here at 5:00 for an 8:00 show at the Opera House - we had been pointed here by a friend and it couldn't have been nicer. Very interesting and creative interior and ambiance - great and prompt service. Food selections may require a little preparation as the fusion of Peruvian and Asian cuisines is not encountered often. The menu offers various small to medium plates that are designed to be shared - for my wife and I we ordered a total of 5 plates which was quite filling. We then shared a dessert ( a variation of fried dough with pineapple ice cream) - impressive and filling - one order was plenty. With one cocktail and a few fountain drinks our bill was quite reasonable. Overall a great value - we were done by 7:00 PM giving us time to walk up and around the Common and be on time for our show. This was a perfect evening!

PW
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The food was OK… We expected more because of all the great reviews. Most of the dishes were a bit too similar… Lots of spices, heavy on the soy sauce… And really small portions. We love the decor of the restaurant, and the staff was very friendly.

The drinks were less than great. I ordered a martini on the rocks, and they shook it and then poured it over new rocks… Never seen that before.way too watered down. Very short pour.

OT
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Inventive and consistently good.

OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and drinks!

j
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ruka is very different from any restaurant I've been to in Boston. The ambiance makes me feel like I am on another continent. Maybe Asia or South America. The pre-show vibe is busy and electric. All of this is nice but the food and drink make it special. Creative cocktails. Smallish plates which burst with flavor. I would recommend it for a group of friends or a date. It is not inexpensive but not over the top either. We'll be back!

AJ
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food fun and good service

OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual! Being Peruvian, the combination of new and familiar flavors is always an exciting experience!!

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Esta es la segunda vez que asisto al restaurante, y esta vez tuvimos una muy mala experiencia con el servicio, fue pésimo, nos atendió una chica monica, hacía el servicio con afán, no fue servicial, no estuvo pendiente de nuestra mesa, el servicio se vio como si quisiera terminar rápido de atender nuestra mesa, fue una muy mala experiencia esta vez, lastima porque La primera vez el servicio fue excelente.

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TH
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The space is really nice and the food is good. A upscale twist on sushi. I think it's a little expensive for what you get.

EL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and drinks are extremely creative and delicious. Decor is cool. Only complaint is music is a little too loud.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Garlic Shrimp Sushi roll is simple but super delicious! Definitely one of my favorite parts of dinner... besides the Big Fish dessert of course

MM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Quite noisy inside the restaurant - sound bounces off the walls. Service was very good, but will depend on number of diners. Food was very rich, especially the lobster and Mac. If at a table near the wall the bench seats are way higher than the table chairs, so makes for an odd interaction with your partner.

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