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About Raku

Raku is a new sushi joint in the 50th & France area. Raku is stylish and contemporary with muted tones. The menu offers plenty of sushi options as well as specialty modern Japanese dishes such as duck spring rolls and tuna pizza. Raku also offers a full bar with large selection of sakes!

3939 W. 50th St. Suite 101
Edina, MN 55424
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
France Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(952) 358-2588

Website:
http://www.rakumn.com/

Catering:
For catering, please contact info@rakumn.com!

Executive Chef:
Megu L.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View

Raku Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fun (1)
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Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love raku! I think the restaurant has some of the best sushi in the city. We also enjoy their fried dumplings.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great menu. Something for everyone, even my non-sushi eating husband. Good service and beautifully served!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Great food !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 15, 2017

atmosphere is lovely, food is well prepared, andcocktail was delish!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 29, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Catching up with some old friends (table for 4) food and drinks came to a total of $120.00

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The fried rice is the best I've had anywhere and my date loved the seafood.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 18, 2017

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Not very good service

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Sashimi can be served as Nigiri - amazing quality fish! Also the Captain Crunch Rolls are a must!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2017

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 26, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Be careful about the Gluten Free menu. Their soba noodles are listed GF, but are not!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 22, 2016

Great food, good variety, would recommend and come back.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2016

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.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Great selection on menu. Nice Wines. Unpretentious and priced fair. Service was friendly and relaxed yet professional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Love this place. The cocoloco sushi is soo delicious!!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 9, 2016

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2016

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...

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Waiter made two errors and brought a dirty fork.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 23, 2016

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.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 7, 2016

Very fresh sushi presented beautifully.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 29, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 14, 2016

Delicious specialty sushi rolls!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 19, 2016

Very bright inside. There wasn't any music though! The sushi was good and my teppanyaki meal was decent, but it's wasn't our favorite. Overall okay, but just not wowed.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We were stuck on Valentine's Day without plans, and realized that Monday's snow would disrupt plans we had made for the following day. To fend off cabin fever, we decided to eat close to home (in Bethesda) but didn't have reservation. First choice was Asian - and Raku is our FAV, but didn't expect to get a table. We were booked at seated within 30 mins of reservation and although the tables were a bit close to one another, we shared a great appetizer with drinks and 2 bowls of Noodle Soup without feeling rushed. The place was full of families and couples but we could carry on a conversation and got home in time for our fav Sunday night show.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 12, 2016

We had a reservation for 6 of us Saturday, Feb 13 @ 7pm.
When we arrived, our table was ready and waiting for us! The restaurant was packed, I've never seen more that 6 tables sat there in our past visits. The service was very slow, I don't think they were prepared for Valentines weekend. The food was very good and we enjoyed our night...just wish the staff was better prepared.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 29, 2016

Had a great birthday dinner with eight of my girlfriends. We split a bunch of sushi rolls, edamame and wine and all walked away the perfect amount of full and feeling good (ha), without breaking the bank. I would do again for a group dinner anytime. Service and food were both great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2016

Raku is our "go-to" restaurant for lunch or dinner with friends and visitors - always friendly service, always excellent food - fusion or sushi - and sufficient options so that non-sushi lovers can smile and say " WOW". Quiet enough to have a conversation - unlike so many places where you can communicate better by text than by voice. Also a good value - you can eat well and have a glass or bottle of wine without breaking the bank.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2016

Celebrating grandson birthday and every thing we tried was great!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 2, 2016

The sushi was some of the best I have had in ages. Very nice ambience, attentive service. Will be back for more sushi!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Great sushi roll combinations.
Delicious flavors.
And
Excellent service.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2015

The food is always presented so pretty and tastes really wonderful. Nice people, too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2015

Although the food is very good, the service must be improved.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Made a reservation on open table. They didn't have it in their system. We got a table right away anyways. Sushi was good, nothing better than Osaka or sushi tango. Wasn't bad, but wouldn't go back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 20, 2015

Food just wasn't good. If you want great Sushi, go to the Raku at West End.

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