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Sat, 4/21
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Raku Sushi - West End

4.4
211 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi
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Hours of operation

Fridays & Saturdays only phone reservations are welcomed, no online reservation
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Phone number
(952) 378-1803
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Dress code
Business Casual
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What 211 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Raku West End never disappoints. The sushi is always fresh and delicious and the service is prompt and friendly.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great date spot with wonderful service

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Weak wasabi
Excellent sashimi
Over cooked shrimp in the fried rice

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2017

Great sushi and service!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on May 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

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

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