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Where is Raku? In this strip mall?

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drtechno Jul 3, 2012 08:16 AM

Going to LV in 2 weeks for my little foodie excursion, planning on paying for my meals with my gambling winnings.

So where is Raku? Is it really in this strip mall ? I pasted Google street view link below, because it looks like the strip mall has nothing there. Is it in that space "Space available" ? I assume so.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=raku&a...

It's not that far from Encore, maybe $20 cab ride?

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    lv1964 Jul 3, 2012 10:56 AM

    Actually, it is located in the back of the strip mall that is east of the one in your google. East of Hauk St.

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      drtechno Jul 3, 2012 11:59 AM

      Awesome, got it. Thanks.

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        BRB Jul 3, 2012 05:47 PM

        Went there last night - terrific meal . . . make sure you have reservations. Ride there was closer to $20 from Bellagio, but for some reason ride back was a few $$ less (maybe a quicker route?). In any event, about a 15 minute drive from center of strip.

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          drtechno Jul 4, 2012 12:19 PM

          Yea, had reservations for last 2 months (I think they were surprised I called so far in advance but I wanted to make sure I had them).. Anyway, coming from Wynn so it shouldn't be that expensive at all. Can't wait. You guys did the a la carte (create your own tasting menu, so to speak?) How many dishes did you guys manage to finish so I can gauge how many we should be looking to order (or I should say, how many we should narrow down our vast choices to)

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            Dave Feldman Jul 4, 2012 08:59 PM

            One important point. You need not order all of your meal upfront. Like most aburiyas, Raku is happy to have you order in stages.

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      Dave Feldman Jul 3, 2012 08:30 PM

      With Raku, Monta, and Kabuto all in the same little strip mall, 5030 Spring Mountain is a wonder.

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        BRB Jul 4, 2012 12:00 AM

        Raku last night was superb . . . dare I say Kabuto was even better? Very different, but I absolutely loved Kabuto . . . just can't get sushi like that in Chicago; no way, now how. :(

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          drtechno Jul 5, 2012 07:25 AM

          Awesome. I would love to try Kabuto, but my wife is allergic to fish :( And I can't go solo. It looks like Raku has a sizeable non-fish menu so that works better.

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