Raku West End never disappoints. The sushi is always fresh and delicious and the service is prompt and friendly.
Unfortunately, my experience at Raku was not good. My wife and I were looking forward to a good date night and it just wasn't up to par. The clear soup had a funny taste, the dumplings were okay, but nothing special, and the surf and turf was pretty awful. The lobster came on a bed of gravy which was not good and didn't even pair with lobster. Plain butter would have been better. The steak was well prepared and tasty, but a really small portion. Perhaps we should have stuck to sushi and rolls. Maybe this is where they shine? Not to mention, they have some amazing seating and atmosphere, and even after making a reservation, we still got stuck far away in a plain old booth. All said it was too much money and a huge disappointment.
I have to say, there is not a lot of outstanding sushi in Minneapolis, but this place is very good. The service is always good, and fast. I love that they have many sushi options without rice, and I mean rolls that are complex and delicious. Parking is easy as well. We often go to another place that always has a wait, so I appreciate that i can book here online!
Great sushi and roll options. For sure, start with a seaweed salad. If you are uncertain on a saki selection, try one of their various flight offerings.
Food was amazing. Sashimi was delicious; melts in your mouth and not fishy. Happy hour menu is great. I loved the Japanese pancakes & sauce served with it.
Staff is very friendly and fast.
Will be back.
Ok except I don’t like they didn’t credit us on open table for showing up
I am absolutely nuts over the specialty rolls here! Especially the raku-roll-ah, the white Russian and the hurricane! Mmm... sooo good!
Pleasant atmosphere. Okay food. Few vegetables. Waiter must have been new, as he had a difficult time answering our questions about the menu.
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.
Great amazing wonderful FAST and fun. As usual. Business happy hour was enjoyed by all. Happy Hour prices and options are great and varied.
Great date spot with wonderful service
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.
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.
I love Raku. The food is consistently good and the staff is friendly. We go here often.
Great sushi and the service is fantastic. We also love the fact that they take reservations.
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.
Still some of best sushi in the cities. Great happy hour too
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.
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.
Absolutely wonderful! Our waitress was professional and pleasant. Had some dietary restrictions, and the staff was more than accommodating.
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!
I went my family. Very average sushi restaurant. Service was good.
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!
Over cooked shrimp in the fried rice
Fresh food. Chef can accommodate allergies and special requests. Great service!
Raku consistently delivers a great experience. Great food and drinks and wonderful service. It's our go-to date night spot!
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.
Raku is always a go-to with our movie date nights. Quick service, delicious food and good prices!
Great sushi and service!
Great sushi and friendly wait staff. We will definitely return.
Great food, good service, great experience. Got to sit out in the patio and enjoy the happy hour sushi specials.
Good food. GF options and waitress knows whats in the food and whats GF as well
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.
Food was good.service was good ! Definitely will come back with friends.
Super quiet on a holiday weekend so no problem chatting with our large group. Excellent food as always!!
Raku is our go-to place for sushi. The food is always fabulous, service is great and the location is perfect.
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.
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.
Our server was amazing! Service is always quick, friendly and professional. Food is fresh and tasty.