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Raku in Las Vegas' Chinatown attracts chefs from all over the city for its exacting and flavor-filled food. This small restaurant has made a big impact, appearing on a fair number of travel and food... Read More
Raku in Las Vegas' Chinatown attracts chefs from all over the city for its exacting and flavor-filled food. This small restaurant has made a big impact, appearing on a fair number of travel and food shows. Some of the menu's stars include pork ear, pork cheek and homemade tofu. Diners will find specialties usually only available in Japan. The food here attracts the most dedicated food lovers with its wide menu of delights, like Steamed Foi Gras Egg Custard, or Kobe beef in several preparations. This Japanese restaurant has expanded, but it's still a small place, so reservations are a must. Plan on a short cab ride from the Strip.
- Best Restaurants: "Southern California residents will be happy to know Raku recently expanded to Los Angeles, opening a new location in West Hollywood on La Cienega. The new restaurant is already drawing rave reviews."
- Japanese: "Sweets Raku is located nearby and serves tempting dessert items from Japanese sweets to macaroons, as well as savory dishes (like a cheese plate), plus on the weekends they also offer sandwiches during lunch from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m."
- Off-the-Strip Finds: "Raku has both a Japanese Charcoal Grill and a Sweets restaurant, and they're in separate locations. Be sure to have the correct address for the grill (unless it's Sweets you want)."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: The finely prepared Japanese food at Raku attracts a steady stream of foodies, chefs and anyone who enjoys well-crafted cuisine.
- Best for Japanese Because: Raku enjoys a well-earned reputation for having some of the best Japanese food in Las Vegas, attracting both chefs and foodies.
- Best for Off-the-Strip Finds Because: Raku Grill is consistently recognized as one of Las Vegas' most inventive and best restaurants.