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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
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Bar Seating (3)
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Creative Cuisine (3)
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Healthy (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 5, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 22, 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 10, 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 14, 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 8, 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Was not busy and the service was poor. Food just average. Nothing special.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Delicious food and outstanding service. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Fabulous food :) good service. Worth the money. It was absolutely delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Spicy
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Lots of different sushi flavors for every sushi palate. Great service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Average for a Sushi bar, nothing wrong but nothing to recommend.
Doesn't compare to the top Sushi restaurants in the area

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We had an excellent meal here on Christmas Day. We ordered three entrees and four appetizers and all were excellent. Our waiter was busy, but he managed to handle our requests with real class. The price was high for dinner, but it was a special occasion. We will definitely be back to try the happy hour and lunch menus.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 19, 2016

We must of had a brand-new server, so the manager stepped in and was fabulous. Made our meal very memorable and everybody enjoyed what They had ordered.
Very good for allergies, or vegetarian.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Food and service excellent. The music was very loud, there weren't many in the restaurant, we asked for the music to be turned down so we could talk easier, and it didn't happen.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Raku is our sushi and movie night go to place! Always great food, delicious sake, and quick service. Highly recommend!!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2016

It was our first time there and was for a business lunch and I will certainly be going back

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Fabulous sushi. We're excited that Eddie is back. Sit at the sushi bar and enjoy all of his special creations. You won't be disappointed. Great sushi value, sushi here is cut with precision for best possible taste. There really is a difference!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 24, 2016

What a great experience my husband and I had! Delicious food, great service, beautiful atmosphere. I will definitely recommend Raku-West End to all my friends and family.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 29, 2016

Very sold sushi; so-so service (parts of our order were wrong which was no surprise since our server took no notes and seemed indifferent). The food is good enough to bring us back but there are much better sushi places in town.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 9, 2016

THE best sushi place my fiancé and I have been to. Raku has definitely become sushi place #1 on our list!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 25, 2016

We had a great spot to eat lunch outside. The food was awesome and good lunch specials. Waiter was a little slow to bring out drinks but food came fast and he refilled our drinks quickly. I would recommend this to anyone who likes sushi.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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