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RAKU japanese restaurant/ 50th street/ downtown edina

MarkG Apr 23, 2010 06:04 PM

nice looking place. recently opened. any good??

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    carlos2go Apr 27, 2010 07:54 AM

    Yes, it's good. A little bit on the expensive side, as you'd expect for a Japanese place in Edina. But quality, taste and atmosphere all a plus.

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    1. re: carlos2go
      kriminalrat May 1, 2010 07:11 AM

      Do they serve Ramen?

      1. re: kriminalrat
        SmartCookie May 1, 2010 08:04 AM

        Doesn't look like it:


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          MarkG Jul 10, 2010 04:48 PM

          just got over there july 10th and the sushi was respectable. fifty bucks for a party of 3.

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      kersie Jul 17, 2010 06:48 PM

      I thought my non-sushi entree was okay but every overpriced. The service was brusque, and the waitress didn't bother to tell me they were out of the app I ordered until everybody else's meal showed up.

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        colcraw Mar 19, 2011 04:19 PM

        I have eaten there four times, because I LOVE the sushi. The service is an absolute disaster. Slow, inconsistent, servers don't put orders in, food arrives at different times, some never comes, credit card is rung through twice..... I have really tried and really wanted to like it, but I won't go again.

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          JulianPantangeli Mar 20, 2011 10:30 PM

          This is kind of my opinion too. The sashimi is good, service so-so. I still prefer other places. The decor is good, for its genre, but not to my tastes. I feel a bit uncomfortable there. They don't have Katsudon, which is my benchmark dish. It seems well suited for Edina people. I've been twice but it's not my first choice.

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          japanabanana Mar 22, 2011 06:06 PM

          Has anyone tried the NabeYak Udon? I am wondering how it compares to Tanpopo's....

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