It’s not the best sushi in the twin cities, but perfectly decent. They could use a better drink menu.
The sushi rolls were pretty good. Fish seemed fresh. But the duck spring roll appetizer was a huge disappointment. The meat tasted old, almost scary old. We only took a few bites. Decided not to complain, but maybe we should have. Our otherwise attentive waiter didn't seem to notice that we hardly touched it.
GF friendly. Top notch customer service. Artfully prepared sushi.
We go to Raku in Edina often because we always have a good experience and reasonably priced meals.
Despite the Valentine's Day crush our waiter did a great job with humor. Food was great.
Don't usually write reviews, but Raku is definitely a favorite of mine. Went there for Valentines day dinner, and had a wonderful time. Food is very good and comparable to fine dining in Japan.
Excellent sushi! Beautiful atmosphere. Quiet on a Thursday night. Great wine list and saki.
Service was horribly slow. They brought the two shrimp tempura that go with the udon soup more than five minutes after the soup (which we already had waited a long time for). The shrimp were overcooked and I've had better udon soup at less expensive restaurants.
Holiday outing with the family- great food and service!
Our family of five adults celebrated Christmas Eve at Raku. It was a great experience: friendly, attentive customer service, authentic Japanese cuisine, warm lighting and cozy booths. All of their sushi rolls are delicious, and we order several to share. I like Sassy Lady, Playboy and Captain Crunch, and we always order Lost Tuna Roll and Rock Shrimp Tempura as appetizers. I also like their scallops on eggplant with a light plum sauce. My husband orders their steak teppanyaki and it is always excellent. I highly recommend Raku.
Great food and great experience.
Have been to Raku several times, have always liked the food and service. A great value if using a Groupon.
We love raku! I think the restaurant has some of the best sushi in the city. We also enjoy their fried dumplings.
Our family of five adults regularly dines at Raku--at least once a month, often twice and usually for dinner, but lunch occasionally. We just ate there again last Saturday evening. We LOVE Raku. The only reason I haven't written a review earlier is that I don't want the place to get so popular it becomes over crowded!! My favorite appetizers are 1) scallops on eggplant-- it's four large scallops on a slice of eggplant with a slightly sweet sauce, 2) Rock Shrimp Tempura and 3) Lost Tuna. All are delicious. We also like all of their rolls including Sassy Lady, Playboy, and Captain Crunch. Very tasty and sharable. One person in our family doesn't like sushi, so he orders the beef teppanyaki--which comes flaming to the table or teriyaki with plain brown rice and it is very tasty. Grilled tilapia is with vegetables is also excellent. I've ordered as a starter the crab salad with avocado three times this summer and it's been delicious every time. The service is prompt, courteous and very helpful, always willing to explain how dishes are prepared and flavored. Ambiance enables conversation and lighting is warm and contributes to a relaxing venue.
We enjoyed this place a lot. Good food, good service. Was disappointed in how loud other couples were even tho the place was nearly empty. They made a nice place feel like a bar laughing so loud and talking over each other. We will certainly give it another shot to see if this was a one time problem.
My husband and I love Raku. The servers are kind and helpful. The sushi chefs know what they are doing. The menu is huge and although we love sushi, we have never been disppaointed when ordering a non sushi item off the menu. This is a chic, but low key restaurant. Dress: dress up if you want. It will be fine and you will fit in. But they welcome EVERYONEso don't stress out about it!
Great menu. Something for everyone, even my non-sushi eating husband. Good service and beautifully served!
Great food !
atmosphere is lovely, food is well prepared, andcocktail was delish!
Raku was fabulous - the food was INCREDIBLE. Very unique and very authentic. We happened upon this restaurant when another restaurant we had intended to go to had a 2 hour wait. I would DEFINITELY come back
Catching up with some old friends (table for 4) food and drinks came to a total of $120.00
The fried rice is the best I've had anywhere and my date loved the seafood.
My food was spicier than I requested. One person had Chilean sea bass, and the fish portion was very small for the price. Otherwise we were happy - there were four of us dining.
It was my daughters bday dinner and made reservations because we were craving sushi. We were sat down immediately because it was not busy, but then waited for 10 minutes and never got waited on. Also, the waiter did attend to a group of young girls that arrived shortly after we did. Not only would I have tipped more and spend more, but we arrived first. I could not have more disappointed at the level of service at a so called "upscale" place.
Not very good service
Sashimi can be served as Nigiri - amazing quality fish! Also the Captain Crunch Rolls are a must!
We go to Raku probably 6 times a year. We like the Edina Landmark Theater and will ofter catch an early movie and have dinner after. The food is always good and the variety is excellent, covering sushi and sashimi to other Japanese specialties. Never had a bad meal there.
Sushi is fantastic; service, not so much. For a pretty slow evening it took about 30 minutes to get three sushi rolls to our table.
Be careful about the Gluten Free menu. Their soba noodles are listed GF, but are not!
Great food, good variety, would recommend and come back.
It was our first time at the Edina Raku, and for sure we will be back again. The service and food were excellent. It was a totally positive experience.
Our family continues to enjoy dining at Raku. Appetizers of Rock Shrimp Tempura, scallops on eggplant and Lost Tuna (rolled sushi with jalepeno peppers, lettuce, caviar and a creamy sauce) are very tasty. Their rolls, especially 'Sassy Lady' and 'Playboy' are fabulous. Grilled tilapia with brown rice and sauteed vegetables is a great low-cal option. Quiet, comfy ambience with prompt, courteous service! Soft lighting is also lovely.
Great selection on menu. Nice Wines. Unpretentious and priced fair. Service was friendly and relaxed yet professional.
Love this place. The cocoloco sushi is soo delicious!!
Raku has an amazing Hibachi grill with amazing flavors. Beef, chicken, shrimp, a great selection of sushi and very good service!
Highly recommend, We will be back again.
My family and I are regulars at the Bethesda, MD location. We've been to the Dupont Circle location, where the menu is totally different. We actually enjoyed the Georgetown location a lot, the seating outside in the summer time is a little tight. Other than that enjoyed as much as the Bethesda location. The sushi is ALWAYS fresh, the staffers are very attentive. Can't go wrong...
Waiter made two errors and brought a dirty fork.
The sushi was nicely prepared and tasty, so we were impressed with that. Other dishes, dinner entrees, ranged from good to so-so... so I know whether we'd come here again . There are other for Japanese.
Very fresh sushi presented beautifully.
I love Raku. My family--all grown adults--dines here regularly. I hesitate to write a review because I don't want it to get crowded! I like the ambiance of this neighborhood gem: the soft lighting, divided seating and white leather furniture contribute to a very Japanese feel to the place. It's clean, quiet and relaxing, enabling us to have great conversations over dinner. Unique and tasty rolls such as Hurricane, Sassy Lady and Playboy are always fresher than fresh. Appetizers we especially like are Rock Shrimp Tempura and Lost Tuna. The broiled tilapia with brown rice is my daughter's favorite. My husband doesn't like sushi, so he always enjoys the Filet Mignon Toban Yaki, which comes sizzling hot to the table. Service is always impeccable.