Sushi Raku

★★★★☆
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Monday -Thursday 11:30a - 10:00p Friday 11:30a - 12:00a Saturday 12:00p - 12:00a Sunday 12:00p - 10:00p
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After getting to Sushi Raku we checked in on Yelp and got our free Sake Bomb voucher. We were told they would not uphold the voucher, despite it being on Yelp and clearly showing them we have a valid coupon for a free Sake Bomb. If Sushi

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★★★★★

After getting to Sushi Raku we checked in on Yelp and got our free Sake Bomb voucher. We were told they would not uphold the voucher, despite it being on Yelp and clearly showing them we have a valid coupon for a free Sake Bomb. If Sushi

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I have no idea what gaercoal are talking about. Consider the location (best corner in midtown) and the amount of investment for this restaurant; I think Raku did a wonderful job with their menus and prices. I visited Raku couple times and

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★★★★★

I have no idea what gaercoal are talking about. Consider the location (best corner in midtown) and the amount of investment for this restaurant; I think Raku did a wonderful job with their menus and prices. I visited Raku couple times and

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The price was so high and the food was so little I left the restaurant feeling as if I'm on a diet, especially my wallet. I even used a coupon to help lower the price but never again. This place is nothing but glorified overpriced fish and

3
★★★★★

The price was so high and the food was so little I left the restaurant feeling as if I'm on a diet, especially my wallet. I even used a coupon to help lower the price but never again. This place is nothing but glorified overpriced fish and

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I came to Raku sushi last weekend and the place is georgous. Great sushi. This place would be a romatic place for a date, if your date love sushi like me.

3
★★★★★

I came to Raku sushi last weekend and the place is georgous. Great sushi. This place would be a romatic place for a date, if your date love sushi like me.

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This was our first time to Sushi Raku (found them through Bloomspot!)! We were blown away! As per the Bloomspot recommendation; we made reservations. When we arrived, I gave them my name, and we were escorted to our table which had a

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★★★★★

This was our first time to Sushi Raku (found them through Bloomspot!)! We were blown away! As per the Bloomspot recommendation; we made reservations. When we arrived, I gave them my name, and we were escorted to our table which had a

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I had happy hour last night with some friends here, and wow, I was pleasantly surprised!!! The ambiance, and the food were great! We had the Ebi Mayo Shrimp and soft-shell crab sliders, and they were awesome! Their rolls were fabulous as well; the sushi is super fresh and melts in your mouth. The owner, is very friendly and treated us to sake on the house. What a great value this place is. This possibly may have shot up to my #1 favorite restaurant.

I will be going again and again to try out what other delicious foods I haven't tried yet. If you live in midtown, you need to check this place out right away. What are you waiting for? If you don't live in midtown, it's worth the drive.

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★★★★★

I had happy hour last night with some friends here, and wow, I was pleasantly surprised!!! The ambiance, and the food were great! We had the Ebi Mayo Shrimp and soft-shell crab sliders, and they were awesome! Their rolls were fabulous as well; the sushi is super fresh and melts in your mouth. The owner, is very friendly and treated us to sake on the house. What a great value this place is. This possibly may have shot up to my #1 favorite restaurant.

I will be going again and again to try out what other delicious foods I haven't tried yet. If you live in midtown, you need to check this place out right away. What are you waiting for? If you don't live in midtown, it's worth the drive.

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I absolutely love everything about this place.
Classy design, super delicious food, huge parking lot and very nice and professional staff.
Lychee martini drink is so good.
I enjoyed my visit there a lot and think that will be coming back there as often as possible.
Hope that will never change my opinion about the place.

2
★★★★★

I absolutely love everything about this place.
Classy design, super delicious food, huge parking lot and very nice and professional staff.
Lychee martini drink is so good.
I enjoyed my visit there a lot and think that will be coming back there as often as possible.
Hope that will never change my opinion about the place.

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I really could not bring myself to give this place two stars. Yes it was THAT bad.

Ok first of all...
Red flag #1: My boyfriend and I walk in on a Saturday night when a restaurant should be at its peak and there are BARELY any people there. That usually means the restaurant sucks...but still, on the bright side, we thought we'd get fast service since it was practically empty. WRONG.

Red flag #2: We ordered water to start with...and our server gave it to us with no ice. Um...what??????? You should always serve your guests drinks with ice unless stated otherwise! Especially at a sushi restaurant! That was just really weird. Knocked off a star for that. I shouldn't have to ask for ice in my drink.

Red flag #3: If the place is practically empty (see: red flag #1) you would expect quick service. That was not the case. It literally took our server forever to get our food and to ask if we needed anything. Too busy socializing at the overcrowded hostess stand.

Red flag #4: For every sushi item we wanted, our server said "Sorry we don't have that fish today". Something about the vendor/person who orders the fish was on vacation. How unprofessional is that?!! We go to a sushi restaurant with barely any sushi available? Ok, that's just stupid.

The food was not good and service was slow. Dont waste your money here...go somewhere else.

The only good thing (I mean the only thing worth giving this place a star) was the decor...and even then, it was only 'alright'. Also, the restaurant was kind of hot...what's with the warmth?!

Sushi Raku, step up your game. There are waaaay better sushi places in Houston than here, but we wanted to give new restaurants a try. Sadly, this just didn't work out.

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★☆☆☆☆

I really could not bring myself to give this place two stars. Yes it was THAT bad.

Ok first of all...
Red flag #1: My boyfriend and I walk in on a Saturday night when a restaurant should be at its peak and there are BARELY any people there. That usually means the restaurant sucks...but still, on the bright side, we thought we'd get fast service since it was practically empty. WRONG.

Red flag #2: We ordered water to start with...and our server gave it to us with no ice. Um...what??????? You should always serve your guests drinks with ice unless stated otherwise! Especially at a sushi restaurant! That was just really weird. Knocked off a star for that. I shouldn't have to ask for ice in my drink.

Red flag #3: If the place is practically empty (see: red flag #1) you would expect quick service. That was not the case. It literally took our server forever to get our food and to ask if we needed anything. Too busy socializing at the overcrowded hostess stand.

Red flag #4: For every sushi item we wanted, our server said "Sorry we don't have that fish today". Something about the vendor/person who orders the fish was on vacation. How unprofessional is that?!! We go to a sushi restaurant with barely any sushi available? Ok, that's just stupid.

The food was not good and service was slow. Dont waste your money here...go somewhere else.

The only good thing (I mean the only thing worth giving this place a star) was the decor...and even then, it was only 'alright'. Also, the restaurant was kind of hot...what's with the warmth?!

Sushi Raku, step up your game. There are waaaay better sushi places in Houston than here, but we wanted to give new restaurants a try. Sadly, this just didn't work out.

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We were excited to try out the new sushi restaurant on a Wednesday evening. We arrived, without reservation at around 7PM. The place was buzzing and we were seated promptly. This all seemed to be a good sign. We were greeted and drinks were on the table in no time. It all went down hill after that. We had to flag the waitress down to finally place our order. Once the order was placed we sat back and waited. After 40 minutes, and no first course, the irritation factor began to rise. Our waitress informed us the sushi bar was backed up. The salads and veggie chips we ordered could have been a nice diversion while we waited for the rolls but we had to ask for them. Upon request, the manager stopped by and told us they were running behind. No kidding. When the food finally arrived, it sealed our rating of this restaurant. The rolls were small and not fresh. The 8 or maybe 9 oz. grilled black cod was tasty but not worth $30. I am now wondering if the fish looked so pathetic because it was on a huge plate all by itself. You would think a garnish would be worthy but I guess not. Overall, the place was understaffed, the food was not that good and we left hungry after spending $140.00. I did however,get a complimentary glass of wine for the wait.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We were excited to try out the new sushi restaurant on a Wednesday evening. We arrived, without reservation at around 7PM. The place was buzzing and we were seated promptly. This all seemed to be a good sign. We were greeted and drinks were on the table in no time. It all went down hill after that. We had to flag the waitress down to finally place our order. Once the order was placed we sat back and waited. After 40 minutes, and no first course, the irritation factor began to rise. Our waitress informed us the sushi bar was backed up. The salads and veggie chips we ordered could have been a nice diversion while we waited for the rolls but we had to ask for them. Upon request, the manager stopped by and told us they were running behind. No kidding. When the food finally arrived, it sealed our rating of this restaurant. The rolls were small and not fresh. The 8 or maybe 9 oz. grilled black cod was tasty but not worth $30. I am now wondering if the fish looked so pathetic because it was on a huge plate all by itself. You would think a garnish would be worthy but I guess not. Overall, the place was understaffed, the food was not that good and we left hungry after spending $140.00. I did however,get a complimentary glass of wine for the wait.

Pros: Curb side appeal, nice decor

Cons: Service- Absent; Sushi- Not Fresh; Long Wait for Food

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What a great addition to Houston?s already impressive Sushi restaurant line-up. Sushi Raku delights us with some of the finest fish flown in from Japan itself. From what I hear, they receive numerous shipments each month so that they are able to serve fish as fresh as possible. The man with the plan is renowned chef Taka of Japan and with him behind the knife you are surely in for a treat.
My dinner started with a smile from a very beautiful hostess that kindly showed us to our seats and presented us with our menus. I then realized I was in the middle of a just gorgeous restaurant that was designed to catch anyone?s attention. As the server approached he kindly asked if this was our first time at Sushi Raku and with a firm yes from me he then gave us a quick rundown of the place and menu. Which is quite extensive if you ask me but he noted as the restaurant is still in its soft opening stage the menu will still get a few tweaks. On to the food, as I was already impressed with the decor I was also intrigued by some of the menu items. I ordered the popcorn crab with seven spices to start off and would definitely recommend anyone to try it. The main course consisted of some more common rolls and one in particular that I chose to be my favorite of the night. The orange dragon roll is made of spicy tuna, avocado, tempura crunch, ponzu sauce and not mentioned on the menu a delicious piece of salmon is placed on top. To top off the night and satisfy my sweet tooth I chose their vanilla kabocha bean cream brulee which I have no words for because I am now drooling again thinking about it.

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★★★★☆

What a great addition to Houston?s already impressive Sushi restaurant line-up. Sushi Raku delights us with some of the finest fish flown in from Japan itself. From what I hear, they receive numerous shipments each month so that they are able to serve fish as fresh as possible. The man with the plan is renowned chef Taka of Japan and with him behind the knife you are surely in for a treat.
My dinner started with a smile from a very beautiful hostess that kindly showed us to our seats and presented us with our menus. I then realized I was in the middle of a just gorgeous restaurant that was designed to catch anyone?s attention. As the server approached he kindly asked if this was our first time at Sushi Raku and with a firm yes from me he then gave us a quick rundown of the place and menu. Which is quite extensive if you ask me but he noted as the restaurant is still in its soft opening stage the menu will still get a few tweaks. On to the food, as I was already impressed with the decor I was also intrigued by some of the menu items. I ordered the popcorn crab with seven spices to start off and would definitely recommend anyone to try it. The main course consisted of some more common rolls and one in particular that I chose to be my favorite of the night. The orange dragon roll is made of spicy tuna, avocado, tempura crunch, ponzu sauce and not mentioned on the menu a delicious piece of salmon is placed on top. To top off the night and satisfy my sweet tooth I chose their vanilla kabocha bean cream brulee which I have no words for because I am now drooling again thinking about it.

Pros: Decor, Service, Food

Cons: Price can be a bit high.

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I had great expectations for Sushi Raku, the well publicized, supposedly "IT" sushi spot in town. We arrived for happy hour around 5:30pm this past Friday, to a virtually empty restaurant. The bar area, separated from the main dining area by ostentatiously draped red rope, was gorgeous - as is the rest of the restaurant.

But the high points pretty much ended there. The Happy Hour menu didn't make me so happy. The server recommended a whole bunch of fried items - fried calamari, fried shrimp, tempura rolls, etc - which is exactly what I did NOT want when patronizing a sushi place. I ordered a $7 sashimi plate from the happy hour menu, which frankly was probably some of the most disappointing sashimi I've had. The 6 pieces of sashimi (2 tuna, 2 salmon, 2 octupus) we got were miniscule pieces in size, a complete rip off for $7. The only standout item was the chicken skewers (the server did not recommend this to us, however). Based on the chicken skewers, we ordered chicken heart skewers off the robata menu, and after an interminably long wait, they arrived almost cold and overcooked. Stranger also, halfway through our meal, they started blasting techno music from the speakers - even though there were only two tables in the bar area.
On the whole, the happy hour, billed by the latest PR blitz on Channel 39 as a "hot happy hour" in Houston, did not get anywhere near making me happy. I am really sorry, but I found Sushi Raku to be all style, no substance. Sushi Raku wants to be the Nobu/Matsuhisa in Houston, but unfortunately, their focus is too much on appearance and not enough on the food and the service. The service needs work (slow), the food is just so-so and definitely do not justify even the happy hour prices. The regular menu was very expensive, and based on my experience at happy hour, not worth the return trip.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had great expectations for Sushi Raku, the well publicized, supposedly "IT" sushi spot in town. We arrived for happy hour around 5:30pm this past Friday, to a virtually empty restaurant. The bar area, separated from the main dining area by ostentatiously draped red rope, was gorgeous - as is the rest of the restaurant.

But the high points pretty much ended there. The Happy Hour menu didn't make me so happy. The server recommended a whole bunch of fried items - fried calamari, fried shrimp, tempura rolls, etc - which is exactly what I did NOT want when patronizing a sushi place. I ordered a $7 sashimi plate from the happy hour menu, which frankly was probably some of the most disappointing sashimi I've had. The 6 pieces of sashimi (2 tuna, 2 salmon, 2 octupus) we got were miniscule pieces in size, a complete rip off for $7. The only standout item was the chicken skewers (the server did not recommend this to us, however). Based on the chicken skewers, we ordered chicken heart skewers off the robata menu, and after an interminably long wait, they arrived almost cold and overcooked. Stranger also, halfway through our meal, they started blasting techno music from the speakers - even though there were only two tables in the bar area.
On the whole, the happy hour, billed by the latest PR blitz on Channel 39 as a "hot happy hour" in Houston, did not get anywhere near making me happy. I am really sorry, but I found Sushi Raku to be all style, no substance. Sushi Raku wants to be the Nobu/Matsuhisa in Houston, but unfortunately, their focus is too much on appearance and not enough on the food and the service. The service needs work (slow), the food is just so-so and definitely do not justify even the happy hour prices. The regular menu was very expensive, and based on my experience at happy hour, not worth the return trip.

Pros: Beautiful interior design

Cons: Food quality fell below expectations for the price paid

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Our whole experience at Sushi Raku was fantastic! First, we were greeted by the amazing decor! Huge red ropes create a barrier between the bar area and the restaurant. Unique lights hover over the booths. The sushi bar is surrounded by stunning white/gray marble. Our server, Sheng, was wonderful. So attentive and on his toes! He recommended his favorite rolls, and they were even better than we imagined! Before we even got started, the manager brought over an interesting appetizer (on the house!). It was baby, marinated octopus! It may sound bizarre, but I thought it was delicious! Then, while ordering, I noticed that there weren't any rolls with shrimp and eel together (the two types of seafood not yet in any of the other rolls we already ordered). But, no problem - they just whipped up an original recipe for us. It was delish!! Shrimp, eel, cucumber, avocado...yuuummm!!! The other rolls we ordered were the Maiko, Orange Dragon, and Ko-Haku. I can't wait to go back just so I can order them all again! We could resist dessert either! Vanilla bean creme brulee AND (yes, AND) chocolate truffles.

It was a whole dining experience, to say the least. Every trip to Raku doesn't have to be this "done-up", but for the first time, we had to do it right! I will go back soon...enjoy the same amazing rolls, maybe try some new stuff, and I know the service will be fantastic! I highly recommend Sushi Raku!!

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★★★★★

Our whole experience at Sushi Raku was fantastic! First, we were greeted by the amazing decor! Huge red ropes create a barrier between the bar area and the restaurant. Unique lights hover over the booths. The sushi bar is surrounded by stunning white/gray marble. Our server, Sheng, was wonderful. So attentive and on his toes! He recommended his favorite rolls, and they were even better than we imagined! Before we even got started, the manager brought over an interesting appetizer (on the house!). It was baby, marinated octopus! It may sound bizarre, but I thought it was delicious! Then, while ordering, I noticed that there weren't any rolls with shrimp and eel together (the two types of seafood not yet in any of the other rolls we already ordered). But, no problem - they just whipped up an original recipe for us. It was delish!! Shrimp, eel, cucumber, avocado...yuuummm!!! The other rolls we ordered were the Maiko, Orange Dragon, and Ko-Haku. I can't wait to go back just so I can order them all again! We could resist dessert either! Vanilla bean creme brulee AND (yes, AND) chocolate truffles.

It was a whole dining experience, to say the least. Every trip to Raku doesn't have to be this "done-up", but for the first time, we had to do it right! I will go back soon...enjoy the same amazing rolls, maybe try some new stuff, and I know the service will be fantastic! I highly recommend Sushi Raku!!

Pros: food, decor, service

Cons: none!

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My friend and I were first time there. I got upset after ordered our drinks. I can not believe their martini costs 9 dollars a drink, and the establishment was making them with McCormick! I spoke to the manager and he said they only use WELL liquor for a 9 dollars martini. If we want a premium drinks that will cost $12 dollars. Needless to say, we will not be going back to that restaurant as ridiculous prices for their drinks.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I were first time there. I got upset after ordered our drinks. I can not believe their martini costs 9 dollars a drink, and the establishment was making them with McCormick! I spoke to the manager and he said they only use WELL liquor for a 9 dollars martini. If we want a premium drinks that will cost $12 dollars. Needless to say, we will not be going back to that restaurant as ridiculous prices for their drinks.

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I've been waiting to check this new sushi Raku restaurant out, it is right below 24 Hr Fitness Super Sports Midtown.

D?cor is very seductive; it's the first I've seen with intricate layering of red ropes that divides the bar and dining area, something you need to check out.

While you may see the typical rolls, you should skip it and try something new! But if you must, I recommend Black Tuna Roll & Orange Dragon Roll.

Raku caters more on exquisite Japanese cuisine, you just have to know what to order. Typical sushi places will have their rolls and sushi. Here you will find that chef Taka Sekiguchi (from Japan ) cooks up some rare dishes you won't be able to find anywhere else in Houston.

I think the concept here is like eating at a TAPAS' restaurant, you order a few plates and share. Prices are reasonable for the quality of food they serve.

I recommend...

STARTERS:
Calamari = 5 stars (love it!)
Kobe Sliders (100% kobe patty) = 4.5 stars
Ebi mayo (fried rock shrimp) = 5 stars
Lobster croquette = 4.5 stars
Popcorn crab (for the adventerous!) = 5 stars

HOT DISHES:
Tontoro (Berkshire pork with pecans) = 5 stars, never had pork this tendor!
Miso Cod = 5 stars
Colorado Lamb Chop = 5 stars

ROBATA GRILL:
Rib eye w/ tare sauce = 5 stars
Scallop wrapped w/ bacon = 5 stars
Chicken skewers = 4.5 stars

COLD DISHES:
Usuzukuri (fluke sashimi, must have) = 5+ stars
Smoky Duck Salad = 5 stars (a must try)

SASHIMI / SUSHI = 5 stars
Butter Fish (a must try) = 5 stars
They have fish flown in from Tsukiji Market, the world's famous seafood market in Japan (The only Houston restaurant that does this!)

SERVICE = 4 stars
They are still new, so servers might not know all their stuff, but it's not bad, they are very friendly.

Like most sushi restaurants, the food can be a little slow to come out, just relax, have a drink and watch the scenery and order some starters first while you look at the full menu.

I would definitely come back to this place. They have a really nice bar area that you can come for drinks and enjoy some appetizers after work.

Happy Hour at the Bar ;D
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All night Monday!
Tue-Fri 4pm -6:30pm
Sat Noon-6:30
All day Sunday!

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★★★★★

I've been waiting to check this new sushi Raku restaurant out, it is right below 24 Hr Fitness Super Sports Midtown.

D?cor is very seductive; it's the first I've seen with intricate layering of red ropes that divides the bar and dining area, something you need to check out.

While you may see the typical rolls, you should skip it and try something new! But if you must, I recommend Black Tuna Roll & Orange Dragon Roll.

Raku caters more on exquisite Japanese cuisine, you just have to know what to order. Typical sushi places will have their rolls and sushi. Here you will find that chef Taka Sekiguchi (from Japan ) cooks up some rare dishes you won't be able to find anywhere else in Houston.

I think the concept here is like eating at a TAPAS' restaurant, you order a few plates and share. Prices are reasonable for the quality of food they serve.

I recommend...

STARTERS:
Calamari = 5 stars (love it!)
Kobe Sliders (100% kobe patty) = 4.5 stars
Ebi mayo (fried rock shrimp) = 5 stars
Lobster croquette = 4.5 stars
Popcorn crab (for the adventerous!) = 5 stars

HOT DISHES:
Tontoro (Berkshire pork with pecans) = 5 stars, never had pork this tendor!
Miso Cod = 5 stars
Colorado Lamb Chop = 5 stars

ROBATA GRILL:
Rib eye w/ tare sauce = 5 stars
Scallop wrapped w/ bacon = 5 stars
Chicken skewers = 4.5 stars

COLD DISHES:
Usuzukuri (fluke sashimi, must have) = 5+ stars
Smoky Duck Salad = 5 stars (a must try)

SASHIMI / SUSHI = 5 stars
Butter Fish (a must try) = 5 stars
They have fish flown in from Tsukiji Market, the world's famous seafood market in Japan (The only Houston restaurant that does this!)

SERVICE = 4 stars
They are still new, so servers might not know all their stuff, but it's not bad, they are very friendly.

Like most sushi restaurants, the food can be a little slow to come out, just relax, have a drink and watch the scenery and order some starters first while you look at the full menu.

I would definitely come back to this place. They have a really nice bar area that you can come for drinks and enjoy some appetizers after work.

Happy Hour at the Bar ;D
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All night Monday!
Tue-Fri 4pm -6:30pm
Sat Noon-6:30
All day Sunday!

Pros: Great Food & Awsome Decor

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from the time that we walked in on friday for our evening meal, we could tell we were going to enjoy this restaurant. upon entering sushi raku this past friday, the atmosphere sets the mood for a pleasant dining experience. the lighting has been thought through as well as the lounge music playing in the background. the contemporary asian setting was absolutely incredible when you see the little asian man painting a mural of a samurai in the far corner of the bar. even the bathrooms are quite nice!

we had a wonderfully cute waitress. she was very pleasant and very informative of the items on the menu while not too abrasive with the upselling. she gave us just the right amount of time to order while bringing us our drinks and sake in a timely manner. since this was our first time in the restaurant, we were unaware of the fresh fish coming in from japan on fridays. so as curious as we were...we had to give it a try! unbeknown to what the fish exactly were, we turned again to our cute waitress for some nice suggestions. she recommended for us the "Japanese Butterfish" and she had described to us that "it just melts in your mouth!" we also ordered a cold appetizer which was a fluke sashimi and the sauce was heavenly. it had hints of a citrus flavor which really ignites the appetizer and prepares your appetite for a delicious onslaught of flavor. we ordered alot of the typical rolls you could find and several sushi pieces from their fresh menu. the rolls all came out in a timely manner and the presentation was of 5 star quality. it seemed that our conversation over our meal was all about our meal seeing as that was the only thing we could find ourselves talking about. once we had received the Japanese Butterfish, the excitement overcame us as we were about to try the entree we were waiting for. the waitress was correct in recommending it for us...it just melts in your mouth!

without getting too much into detail, Sushi Raku is a restaurant of high caliber with great service. the restaurant is still in it's soft opening so having a quiet meal was all the more pleasant while we became immersed in the beautiful atmosphere. location is not too big of a deal as parking in the garage is very convenient. the food was wonderful, the fish couldn't have been more fresh, and Sushi Raku left a lasting impression on my palette. for a place you can take someone and enjoy a nice meal over casual conversation, this place could also be for you! i will be finding an excuse to bring me back to this restaurant very soon!

2
★★★★★

from the time that we walked in on friday for our evening meal, we could tell we were going to enjoy this restaurant. upon entering sushi raku this past friday, the atmosphere sets the mood for a pleasant dining experience. the lighting has been thought through as well as the lounge music playing in the background. the contemporary asian setting was absolutely incredible when you see the little asian man painting a mural of a samurai in the far corner of the bar. even the bathrooms are quite nice!

we had a wonderfully cute waitress. she was very pleasant and very informative of the items on the menu while not too abrasive with the upselling. she gave us just the right amount of time to order while bringing us our drinks and sake in a timely manner. since this was our first time in the restaurant, we were unaware of the fresh fish coming in from japan on fridays. so as curious as we were...we had to give it a try! unbeknown to what the fish exactly were, we turned again to our cute waitress for some nice suggestions. she recommended for us the "Japanese Butterfish" and she had described to us that "it just melts in your mouth!" we also ordered a cold appetizer which was a fluke sashimi and the sauce was heavenly. it had hints of a citrus flavor which really ignites the appetizer and prepares your appetite for a delicious onslaught of flavor. we ordered alot of the typical rolls you could find and several sushi pieces from their fresh menu. the rolls all came out in a timely manner and the presentation was of 5 star quality. it seemed that our conversation over our meal was all about our meal seeing as that was the only thing we could find ourselves talking about. once we had received the Japanese Butterfish, the excitement overcame us as we were about to try the entree we were waiting for. the waitress was correct in recommending it for us...it just melts in your mouth!

without getting too much into detail, Sushi Raku is a restaurant of high caliber with great service. the restaurant is still in it's soft opening so having a quiet meal was all the more pleasant while we became immersed in the beautiful atmosphere. location is not too big of a deal as parking in the garage is very convenient. the food was wonderful, the fish couldn't have been more fresh, and Sushi Raku left a lasting impression on my palette. for a place you can take someone and enjoy a nice meal over casual conversation, this place could also be for you! i will be finding an excuse to bring me back to this restaurant very soon!

Pros: good food, great atmosphere, fresh fish, and cute servers!

Cons: the restaurant is still in it's soft opening

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A group of us went to this place last night for the first time. The service was HORRIBLE. I am not sure what the deal was but it took us 10 minutes to even get a drink menu when we first sat down. Then the guy only took the order from 1/2 the table and just walked off. The sushi was just ok.. nothing comparible to Fish, Uptown or Azuma. I thought some of the sushi was not that fresh. Maybe they will get it together but I won't be returning to this place.

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★★☆☆☆

A group of us went to this place last night for the first time. The service was HORRIBLE. I am not sure what the deal was but it took us 10 minutes to even get a drink menu when we first sat down. Then the guy only took the order from 1/2 the table and just walked off. The sushi was just ok.. nothing comparible to Fish, Uptown or Azuma. I thought some of the sushi was not that fresh. Maybe they will get it together but I won't be returning to this place.

Pros: good atmosphere

Cons: food and service

 

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