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Raku

89
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 14 publications
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Top 1% in Las Vegas About the TripExpert Score

14 expert recommendations

22

BlackBook

Off-Strip Japanese spot draws in-the-know locals (including celeb chefs like seafood maven Rick Moonen) with a menu that extends far beyond sushi.

52

Bon Appétit

Don’t hold back at this Japanese grill. Order everything. Full review →

14

Concierge

If you're an adventurous foodie devoted to dining with the insiders, hail a cab and seek out Raku, a small Japanese grill tucked discreetly in a strip mall a couple miles west of Las Vegas Boulevard.

8

Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

If you're an adventurous foodie devoted to dining with the insiders, hail a cab and seek out Raku, a small Japanese grill tucked discreetly in a strip mall a couple miles west of Las Vegas Boulevard. Full review →

63

Departures

Raku, the Japanese grill specializing in robata and oden cooking, which has also been nominated for a number of James Beard awards, is well-known to gourmands and chefs (locally and... Full review →

6

Fodor's

Seating is at a premium in this dimly lit strip-mall robata, where, at 6 pm sharp, doors open for small-plate offerings of creamy house-made tofu. Full review →

1

Frommer's 34

Get past the run-down Strip mall location on the west side of town and you'll find one of the most interesting, unique, and purely divine restaurants in all of Las Vegas. Full review →

21

Gayot 14.0

Vegas locals and visitors frequent this tiny, unassuming Japanese restaurant, which has become a late-night stop for even the toniest of Strip chefs. Full review →

34

Las Vegas Weekly

When he’s running the kitchen at Aria’s creative seafood house American Fish, chef Sven Mede stays focused on highlighting the ocean’s treasures. Full review →

2

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

On the outskirts of Chinatown, this Japanese robata-style charcoal grill is a tasty journey. Full review →

9

Time Out 70

Endo’s multiple-award-winning eaterie continues to be a favorite among all comers. Full review →

12

Travel + Leisure

The focus is on robata—charcoal-grilled meats and vegetables—but the real treats are on the daily-changing chalkboard menu. Full review →

59

Where

Las Vegas' favorite Japanese restaurant, a five-time James Beard semi-finalist, that imports all of its charcoal and condiments directly from Japan and uses the freshest ingredients... Full review →

19

Zagat

Japanese food "like you've never had before" is the province of this "cozy" West Side robata grill, which instills its "exquisite", "high-end" small plates (no sushi) with "bold, complex flavors". Full review →

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