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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HW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, FOOD, cocktails, & sake were outstanding! Our server offered some bomb recommendations, and the fried dough for dessert blew my mind. Very fun vibe.

DP
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

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.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and fabulous service Would highly recommend

J
London
31 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food!!

SM
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MZ
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very interesting and tasty menu. Our waiter, Dan, was extremely helpful in suggesting choices. Only complaint: “music” way too loud. Will certainly return.

R
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

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...

SH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time with Mike, he remembered us from a year ago when he first served us. Great service and great experience

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. Food was delicious, service was excellent. Thank you!

MG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love Ruka, have been several times, but I would love to see the wagyu sushi back on the menu!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

K
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

JC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always. Excellent service. Highly recommend.

d
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

R
New England
44 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service, a little loud!

Z
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot!

C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here at Ruka!! Says it all. Service, Cocktail, Food... 10 Star experience. We will be back!

ER
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, a great mix of japanese an peruvian flavors!! The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the service was great! 100% recommended

WA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

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.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food & drinks are incredible! Great spot!

AC
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the Japanese Fried Chicken. But everything is good.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Very creative menu.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with a great ambiance!

OT
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Ruka always delivers! Delicious food and great service.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

SL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. Creative and delicious food. Beautifully decorated environment. Excellent service.

SE
New England
134 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruka has gotten better over time. The food and service are top notch.

O
New England
26 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always great. The only thing emerged need to change (as I’ve said before) is the music!

JK
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

ON
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruka was amazing. Great cocktails and sushi. Will definitely be back!

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