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.
Service, FOOD, cocktails, & sake were outstanding! Our server offered some bomb recommendations, and the fried dough for dessert blew my mind. Very fun vibe.
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.
Food was phenomenal
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.
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.
Delicious food and fabulous service Would highly recommend
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.
Very interesting and tasty menu. Our waiter, Dan, was extremely helpful in suggesting choices. Only complaint: “music” way too loud. Will certainly return.
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...
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.
Second time with Mike, he remembered us from a year ago when he first served us. Great service and great experience
We had an amazing experience. Food was delicious, service was excellent. Thank you!
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.
I love Ruka, have been several times, but I would love to see the wagyu sushi back on the menu!
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.
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!
Delicious food as always. Excellent service. Highly recommend.
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.
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.
Excellent food, great service, a little loud!
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!
Great date spot!
Third time here at Ruka!! Says it all. Service, Cocktail, Food... 10 Star experience. We will be back!
Delicious food, a great mix of japanese an peruvian flavors!! The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the service was great! 100% recommended
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.
Food & drinks are incredible! Great spot!
Love the Japanese Fried Chicken. But everything is good.
Great service, excellent food.
Everything was great! Very creative menu.
Amazing food with a great ambiance!
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.
Ruka always delivers! Delicious food and great service.
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!
Outstanding dining experience. Creative and delicious food. Beautifully decorated environment. Excellent service.
Ruka has gotten better over time. The food and service are top notch.
Always great. The only thing emerged need to change (as I’ve said before) is the music!
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.
Ruka was amazing. Great cocktails and sushi. Will definitely be back!