Raku Sushi - West End

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Raku Sushi and Lounge, featuring the finest selection of new style Japanese cuisine along with traditional favorites. Extensive sake, wine and cocktail list.

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MNPrincess
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. Everyone liked what they got.

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vipTravisE
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love it here, the food is always amazing and the service is great!

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TiffC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun atmosphere, great roll choices, and wonderful service. My hubby and I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

For Valentine’s Day, it was a little hectic and disorganized at the hostess stand, but once seated everything went so well, service was good especially with how busy it was and the sushi was also fresh & delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentines Day

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ChrisA
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a great meal. It was very busy since it was Friday and Valentines day. Overall the sushi was excellent. Very creative and had great flavors.

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vipLorelei
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Great service, food is very average. Tempura was very greasy.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and good was good

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Smam
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cream cheese wontons. Sake paired well with rolls, sashimi, and sushi. Expertly crafted.

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vipTravisE
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the service is even better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have been to this location many times. To be respectful we made a reservation at 6:30 so we could make a 7:40 movie. We arrived at 6:20 and were seated immediately... and then it went down hill.
Our server was overwhelmed and did not show up for some time.
We ordered as soon as she arrived as we new we had a movie to catch... but we had plenty of time...
Drinks and the app arrived in decent time... entree.. not so much...the server... don’t know her name... she never introduced herself.... came to apologize that it was taking so long. We were accepting and explained we had a 7:40 movie. No worries it’s right up stairs. At 7:25 we asked to speak to the manager. A female arrived and apologized. She offered an excuse that it would be 10 more minutes, we explained that guess ya seated after us already received thier food and one table was done. We asked for our check. She brought us our check and then offered to pack our food to go , “ no charge” ... not the point... we were her because we like the restaurant... normally.
We later learned this woman was the owner. The situation was not handled well for an owner. We left without eating... she tried to offer us part of the check (two drinks). Found that very insulting. All we wanted was a, “sorry, we made a mistake”, that never happened... we were accused of ordering items that took long to cook.
Like I said, normally love the food, but we will be hard pressed to return. Just say, I’m sorry...

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vipJoelS
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tried some different rolls this time and like previous visits, all were delicious. Loved the Playboy roll.

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Love92
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I would totally recommend this restaurant. Came here for New Year's Eve, even though we made reservations, we still had to wait 15 minutes. We did get waters for the table and one cup was not washed at all because there was a bright red lipstick stain on the rim of the cup. Other than that everything else was fine. The drinks were delicious, definitely try the lemon martini and long island. The quality of the sushi and food was so delicious. I would honestly recommend everything on the menu.

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AnnK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve with our three kids, we all had a great time!

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vipLinkit
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

7 of us loved many different choices from salmon salmon to
Various sushi orders and 2tempura combinations and wonderful
Appetizers. Great service! It was our Christmas Dinner.

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vipTravisE
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the service is awesome!

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vipTravisE
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great like usual! The only thing to mention is that we did not get a booth, like requested on our Opentable profile and there were plenty open. We felt she seated us a little too quickly and did not read our reservation requests.

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vipPlymouthRocks
Minneapolis
55 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Consistently provides a great experience with each visit.

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Lifesanadventure
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delightful specials menu. As an appetizer we had pork dumplings with a Thai peanut sauce and Japanese pancakes with red curry. I then had the Cherry Blossom sushi roll that was beautifully presented and my husband had the Mongolian beef.

As a surprise, they brought us the tempura bananas for our anniversary!

Delightful experience and delicious food!

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vipHockey13
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I had the surf and turf which is one of the priciest items on the menu. The lobster was covered in a bland, flavorless sauce. The beef and vegetables were okay but the entire meal was greatly overpriced. A disappointing dining experience.

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Mustgo
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great great food!

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viptomg
Minneapolis
66 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lunch specials are a wonderful value

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JTTT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Sushi was mushy and warm. Dumplings had a burnt aftertaste and were cooked unevenly. Better choices at West End.

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vipEPDiner
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner before show at the Orpheum downtown. Our server was excellent. Promptly took drink order and from that point, stopped by just often enough. Great pork potstickers and special rolls. Yum!

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Alyssa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend! Made reservations and they were very accommodating. Great atmosphere and service :) definitely going to be back

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CherylR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very happy birthday dinner! We will be back! Everyone shared dishes and we were all happy with each dish. A very nice banana tempura free birthday desert. Great service as well.

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vipDavid
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never had a bad meal at Raku West End. Their service is great and food and beverage spot on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Very delicious as always!!! First time sitting in the back and it’s a little odd without any windows back there. Will stick to the front high top!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best sushi joints in the Twin Cities!

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KathyJ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The cheese wontons were over cooked. I thought the sesame shrimp was overpriced for what I received and had a very heavy volume of sweet sauce covering it. The server was very nice. The restaurant is lovely. Other people I was with loved their tempura.

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lindar
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal at Raku. Our server was fantastic. We will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat at in the sushi lounge - great experience and food was delicious!

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vipPrincessTeen
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed with Raku! We usually get sushi, but opted for a Teppanyaki with filet mignon this time and loved it! The filet was super tender and the dish was light and so tasty! Next time we are going to try the fried rice. Turns out Raku is fantastic at more than just sushi!

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lrpschmidt
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and made great suggestions for sushi that we all loved!

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vipJoelS
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

They had a special for ramen when we were there. It was perfect for a chilly night. I hope they keep it on the menu. We did notice that some of the booths are starting to look a little worn. It might be time to do some reupholstering.

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MissingLink
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sushi & sake. Great atmosphere for romantic on Valentine’s Day. Simple and classy.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The TVs in the bar area detracted from the appeal of the restaurant. The bar tender dressed in a sloppy rugby shirt also didn’t work well with the sushi theme. Are they trying to be a sushi sports bar? Food was decent and the portions were adequate. Service was prompt and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! A little slow but only because they were busy!

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vipAngieG
Minneapolis
60 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour experience,!

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DianeP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. Went after a movie. Service was good and the food was awesome. Would go here again.

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