6 pcs. with California roll
Choice of green tea, red bean, chocolate or vanilla
We love Raku because of the food & the people who work there. They remember us & treat us like old friends. Thank you!
Perfect location because of proximity to the Edina Theatre. Noise level was very good after families with children left. Food was fine. Not distinctive, but good. Price was a tad high for a suburban restaurant. I was annoyed that I wasn't able to receive points from OpenTable even though I reserved through that website.
Great place for a Japanese meal!
It took quite a while to get service....the food is amazing. The presentations are fantastic. We shall return.
Reservations for noon. Stood outside the entry doors until 12:20 before an employee who had been outside smoking finally opened up. We were 2 of only 6-8 patrons in the whole place. It took another 20 minutes to get our server to take our order. She was unable to answer the most basic of questions about the menu. It appeared that everyone ‘working’ was hung over, or just sincerely disinterested in performing their duties. Maybe it was an off day, but I sure won’t be back, nor would I recommend it to anybody. The food was acceptable. Nothing outstanding.
Valentine's Day - While there was a line out the door for sushi pick-up, so it must be good, our experience was a disappointment. We ordered sushi for an appetizer, but it was so late in arriving that we did not get to try it. It took over 30 minutes to get a drink, the food order took almost an hour and was incorrect, lukewarm and not very tasty. Service was courteous.
First time for a birthday luncheon. The service was a little slow because of just one server for our group of 20. The server did get best and was very helpful with serving my birthday cupcakes.
The food was AMAZING!!!! We will definitely be going back for more!!!
Service was good, wine was good, ambiance was good!
We waited over an hour and a half for our dinner. Meanwhile BiteSquad and other food delivery services picked up multiple orders. It would have been nice if the customers that were dining in where a priority.
Sons birthday dinner. Waitress took twenty five minutes to even ask if we wanted something to drink - had to ask someone else to flag her down. Ordered edamame as soon as we sat down - took over 30 mins to get it. Then brought all the meals out so far apart the first two were done before the second two even got dinner, and the last plate came even later. Horrible service and the food was just ok. And the place only had maybe 10-15 people dining so it wasn’t a matter of being slammed. I wouldn’t go back.
Great food and service!!!
The restaurant removed my reservation even though I showed up and checked in. Opentable was nice enough to put it back on.
We made the reservation for 22:00. Arrived at 22:05 and the we were told the restaurant was closed. Why accept the reservation in first place? Totally waste of time. We could have gone to another place but by the time we were told that everything was already closed
good service, great menu, good food, good prices overall a good Dinner.
One of our preferred restaurants in Bethesda. Excellent food and service.
The restaurant was not open when we got there at noon (for our reservation). The cooks were waiting as well. One let us in and we sat and waited 10 or so more minutes for the manager to arrive. She never spoke to us. Our server swept the floor while we looked at the menu. Dust is not appetizing. The food was good. The service was fine. We probably won’t come back for lunch if this is how much they care.
We got there early and were shown to a very nice booth. Raku was not too busy on Thursday evening, the restaurant was not noisy
And mellow music was playing through the speakers. We were happy to find the food very good and were very pleased with the tempura.
Service was also very good. We will eat at Raku again often.
Pretty quiet and slow when we arrived, but it sure filled up as the night went on. Gorgeous photo menu with so many choices. We were celebrating a birthday so enjoyed the slower pace and multiple courses. All of our diners found something to order that they loved...and our birthday girl loved her entree so much she ordered a second "helping"! Thanks, too, for the birthday candle on the ice cream to top of the meal. A delightful...albeit "not cheap" evening!
This is the third time that I've been to Raku (twice for dinner, once for lunch). Service during dinner leaves something to be desired. The bartender frequently doubles as a server for tables across the restaurant, which doesn't bode well for prompt service. They were out of one of the ingredients for my drink, but that gave way for a cocktail experiment, which was fine. But all of our entrees came out separately, which would have been awkward if it wasn't just family. The food is consistently good. Sushi is plated nicely, hot entrees are delicious.
Bottom line: if you go for dinner, expect to wait for some tasty food (and check your bill for accuracy prior to paying).
Great portions. Try the Captain Crunch and Fire Rolls. You won't be disappointed. Special shout out to JasonD. Great service.
Raku is a good sushi restaurant.... food is good, service is good and its convenient. I prefer other places in town, but its much easier to get in here at the last minute.
We go here to enjoy sushi and take the kids. Great apps that kids love to eat and also teriyaki.
There were so many butesquad drivers lined up that we waited 10 min to be seated. Food was slow to come out but is always good. If the service could improve a bit it would mAke a huge difference.
Although the food is often good, service is more often amateurish. It's a nice place to drop into for a casual meal. Usually, it's not too busy. There is a reason for that.
Real Wasabi if you ask!
Real Wasabi available!
A group of us had an early dinner before going to a movie. I made reservations, but they weren't needed for the Monday night we were there. I ordered the roast duck salad and it was delicious. Several women ordered sushi and everyone seemed happy with their dishes. Our server was polite, friendly and accommodating. We had a couple ladies arrive later and he was there immediately to take their orders.
Their dishes came out almost immediately so they could eat with us. It was a great experience and we'll definitely dine there again.
We've dined there many times and always had a great experience. In retrospect those were all weeknights. On this Friday night we had REALLY SLOW service on top of an incorrect bill, much more noise, and a general poor experience.
One of our favorite places. Great sushi and wonderful service.
Don’t waste your money. There’s so many better sushi places in the Twin Cities.
Service is a bit slow at times and not as professional or attentive as it should be at these prices. But, the food is generally excellent.
The food was a mix of Chinese and Japanese. The sushi was presented very artistically, but not the level of quality of Kyatchi, for example.
Raku was busy, almost full. Our waiter kept up pretty well and was just a bit flustered. Food was great.
My fried rice was excellent and the server was excellent.
My boyfriend and I came here for dinner on a Friday night - it was a bit late (about 7:30). It was kinda dead here and we were seated quickly and then didn’t see our server for about 10 mins. She didn’t come to say hello or ask if we had drink orders, we had to flag her down and ask for drinks...and she wanted to take our orders. It was strange. I’m usually pretty empathetic with wait staff - but this place was over staffed if anything, so the behavior was unexcusable. There were 5+ people that worked there waiting tables and walking around and about 6-10 tables with diners at them. There was also a bar tender at a bar with no people at it. The menu is massive and has big pictures. Our food was OK, and our drinks were OK. My water glass and my cocktail glass were both kinda dirty and it made me feel super gross! Additionally, the booths weren’t ridiculously clean. I wouldn’t recommend coming here. Go elsewhere for your sushi needs, if possible, or check out any other restaurant in the 50th & France area.
Raku does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Raku also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 358-2588.
Raku is rated 4.1 stars by 332 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.