About Raku Sushi - West End

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

5371 W 16th St
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi

Hours of Operation:

Fridays & Saturdays only phone reservations are welcomed, no online reservation

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(952) 378-1803

Website:
http://www.rakumn.com/westend/westend.html

Raku Sushi - West End Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Quiet Conversation (6)
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Creative Cuisine (6)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Ok except I don’t like they didn’t credit us on open table for showing up

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I am absolutely nuts over the specialty rolls here! Especially the raku-roll-ah, the white Russian and the hurricane! Mmm... sooo good!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Pleasant atmosphere. Okay food. Few vegetables. Waiter must have been new, as he had a difficult time answering our questions about the menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I went there for my girlfriend's birthday, and it was fantastic. Great sushi and the waitress was so nice, she brought us ice cream and a candle and a decorated plate. Absolutely made our night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great amazing wonderful FAST and fun. As usual. Business happy hour was enjoyed by all. Happy Hour prices and options are great and varied.

Tags: Tapas, Quick Bite
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great date spot with wonderful service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is always at least competent, and usually very good.
We had a little glitch with our service, but the server apologized and repaired the mistake gracefully, which we appreciated.

Raku is very convenient if you're going to see a movie at the Icon, and if you time things right, you can go there during their very economical happy hour, before a show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

First timers, here. Great selection of sushi, awesome taste, very good for the value. Had the crispy Japanese pancake appetizer, then scorpion roll, Mexican roll and the day one roll with a side of chicken fried rice. Fantastic meal all around. Wasn’t a huge fan of the seating (forgot what the area is called with the low-floor seating style with the yellow lighting). Will likely sit at the sushi bar or normal table next time.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I love Raku. The food is consistently good and the staff is friendly. We go here often.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great sushi and the service is fantastic. We also love the fact that they take reservations.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I always like the sushi here, they change it up every once in awhile, the atmosphere is fun, it’s in West End near a movie theater and shopping.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Authentic, Disabled Access, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Still some of best sushi in the cities. Great happy hour too

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food great service. Nice atmosphere and decor. Great experience with the level seating but hard to get out of in a dress. Overall great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I like this place; perfect if you are out at this mall. Great service and good prices. Open until 2 am, which is great! And I love the rolls. Good drinks too.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Absolutely wonderful! Our waitress was professional and pleasant. Had some dietary restrictions, and the staff was more than accommodating.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Went to Raku for dinner recently. We love sushi, and hadn’t tried this place yet. We are very glad we did. Starting with the tuna pizza, the flavors were amazing, fresh and bold. The fish was firm and tasty, with no fishy aftertaste. The nori was almost unnoticed, perfect in rolls.

With the experience we had, we will definitely be back! Happy to have another good sushi place for us to go to!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I went my family. Very average sushi restaurant. Service was good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Always looking for quality sushi and creative rolls in MN. We all loved the creative rolls, recommend the most was the Lotus and Captain Crunch roles. The only slightly disappointing thing was the lack of dessert options. But the service, ambiance, and sushi were all great!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Weak wasabi
Excellent sashimi
Over cooked shrimp in the fried rice

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Fresh food. Chef can accommodate allergies and special requests. Great service!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Spicy, Authentic, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Raku consistently delivers a great experience. Great food and drinks and wonderful service. It's our go-to date night spot!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The server didn't have a good understanding of the menu and had trouble answering questions. She also needed stronger English skills to deal with customers. She was friendly and nice.

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Raku is always a go-to with our movie date nights. Quick service, delicious food and good prices!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great sushi and service!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Great sushi and friendly wait staff. We will definitely return.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great food, good service, great experience. Got to sit out in the patio and enjoy the happy hour sushi specials.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Good food. GF options and waitress knows whats in the food and whats GF as well

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We sat outside on a beautiful day. Service was great as was the food. I had sushi and my husband and son had noodles. There is enough variety to include those who don't eat sushi. Everything had great subtle flavor.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Food was good.service was good ! Definitely will come back with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Super quiet on a holiday weekend so no problem chatting with our large group. Excellent food as always!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Raku is our go-to place for sushi. The food is always fabulous, service is great and the location is perfect.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We really like coming here. Great selection Really good food. Easy to find the place. The lobster bisque soup is fabulous. I had soft shell tempura and that was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 19, 2017

We very much enjoyed our visit to the west end Raku. I have enjoyed the Edina site several times. The sushi and sashimi are always fresh and well presented. If you love sushi this is a good choice. The parking is not really convenient, but Raku didn't build the mall.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Our server was amazing! Service is always quick, friendly and professional. Food is fresh and tasty.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Fun atmosphere, really tasty sushi - everyday favorite sushi as well as unique rolls! Happy Hour is a very good deal, too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Amazing experience, service & food! Playboy roll is the best!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for valentines and the people were friendly the food was fast and well put together. Everything was amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We were enjoying our dinner until some young kids were telling jokes to a table next very loudly. It wasn't just one joke. It was multiple jokes. The parents of these kids were not doing anything, the management should have stepped in and told the kids that they are disturbing other people in the restaurant. Missed opportunity to take care of an annoying issue.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Enjoyed all the sushi we ate. They have a good variety of sushi and many other non-sushi items.

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