857 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

9.1
857 reviews
Recommended
(9.5)
Food
(9.2)
Service
(9.1)
Value for money
(8.2)
Atmosphere
(8.9)

dined on Tue, 8 Jan 2019

(9)
Comprehensive menu with almost too many options to choose from! The handmade nori was delicious and i wish we’d ordered more. The seafood cooked on the grill was also fresh and cooked well. Will definitely come back!

dined on Mon, 31 Dec 2018

(10)
Excellent food and service, would highly recommend the Tasting Menu, the wagyu gyoza are extra tasty. Restaurant can be a little noisy and some of the tables are shared but going later at night means less people.
Ben Wu

dined on Mon, 24 Dec 2018

(4)
I took the royal menu. Food are not bad and creative, and it’s definitely not related to traditional Japanese food. I can have some new taste I never had, but it’s not that tasty and worth the price.

dined on Mon, 24 Dec 2018

(10)
Nothing can be faulted at Raku. It’s expensive but so worth the treat. Stunning presentation and divine food. A true Japanese delight!
Karly Quigley

dined on Tue, 18 Dec 2018

(10)
Brilliant service, lovely staff and terrific food. We had a fantastic meal and the staff were more than obliging. We ordered a bottle of Gallagher’s sparkling, but unfortunately they’d sold the last unopened bottle at lunchtime. The staff found us another bottle of wine, but also gave us a complimentary glass of what was left of the Gallagher’s sparkling. A big thank you!

dined on Mon, 17 Dec 2018

(10)
The Maki rolls and desserts are fabulous! Sit at the bar to see the action!

dined on Sun, 16 Dec 2018

(6)
RAKU has many great attributes: it's a beautiful space, good service, the food was delightfully presented. However, the food just wasn't that tasty. Nothing left me saying "wow, you must try this". To be fair, we only went for the vegetarian options and it's possible that the fish or meat options are more sensational. But certainly from a vegetarian point of view, the dishes look great but generally just don't taste that good.

dined on Tue, 11 Dec 2018

(10)
I love Raku! My favs are the maki rolls and desserts. Sit at the bar for some great insight into the meal prep.
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About RAKU

Located in Canberra, RAKU is ideal for the next date night with your love. The Japanese influenced menu has something for everyone and features duck fat confit chicken wings with smoked butter and soft shell crab tempura with kimchi mayonnaise. Go on and experience this sophisticated restaurant for yourself. Best Dish: duck fat confit chicken wings with smoked butter

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