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Posted by john z on 06/30/2013
In 11 years of living on the UWS I have ordered from this restaurant several hundred times. I have also ordered from others in the neighborhood including Haru, Amber, Tenzan etc and while all mentioned are good, I think Raku has the best rolls and a more reasonable price. The selection of rolls is also wider and more creative than many other sushi places. In addition, I have been shocked at how fast they have consistently delivered to my apartment. My opinion: great menu, fast, reasonable price for order in.
Posted by Sarah on 04/02/2013
I ordered delivery: a salad and a Green Paper Roll with the spicy mayo on the side. I get a call from the owner saying that if they put the spicy mayo on the side (instead of on the roll like it comes) they have to charge me $1. Absurd. So I said no I don't want the $1 spicy sauce at all then. My food comes and there is spicy sauce on the roll. I call back and the owner gives me a hard time and then says he will bring me back another roll ONLY if I have the entire original roll to return. When they bring me the roll the 2nd time there is tempura flakes in it (which the roll is not supposed to have) and no salmon, crab meat, or caviar (which the roll IS supposed to have). I call back and the owner basically tells me he doesn't believe me and that I have to email him a picture in order for him to believe me.
Posted by anonymous on 01/25/2013
This is the first time I have ever written a review here but I feel compelled to ensure nobody else suffers a disappointing friday night meal. We ordered in...1 of the 4 rolls was so fishy I stopped eating after one piece, and another was so fishy I actually spit it out in the garbage. In addition, we ordered spicy sauce on the side (which didn't show up) and extra ginger (forget extra; they didn't send any at all. ) Really one of the poorest food experiences I have had in New York.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/18/2012
Very friendly upon entering the plain atmosphere, but that's not what you go there for... great sushi and great service. Highly recommended!
Posted by jacqui on 05/01/2012
I would only only only eat tenzan or gari (naturally) on Uws ... However ... Several friends kept pushing me to try raku ... Had delivery and came within 20 minutes ... Had maki combo b and it was delicious! Like tenzan they use little rice and more fish but the spicy rolls are less .... Fatty ... and salty ... These were very fresh and tasty and good quality rice ... Can't wait to try the lunch special! I feel like I'm committing sacrilege here and don't get me wrong ... Tenzan is good and will still patronize (they don't charge extra for brown rice, raku does ... As well as adding mango to veggie rolls which raku also does) but it's a tad better and nice to have one other option for sushi up here besides gari when you feel like a baller
Posted by Westie on 03/25/2012
Have been a number of times, the latest a mid-Sunday-afternoon meal today after a movie. As ever, enjoyed the excellent food (both tasty and attractively presented), prompt and friendly service, and a pleasantly cozy atmosphere, quiet enough for conversation (how rare is that!). Highly recommended.
Posted by Julie Bee on 07/26/2011
Our first sushi in NYC. We were pleased with the food we ordered!!