5030 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV | Directions 8914636.127044 -115.209654
Neighborhoods: Spring Valley
Over priced – This restaurant is a Japanese robata that many consider to be one of the top restaurants in Las Vegas. There are relatively few tables and a small counter with chairs so we secured advance reservations several days prior to our departure for Las Vegas. We started off with bacon wrapped asparagus ($2.80, 3 Forks) which was tasty, but too stringy, Kobe beef skirt steak with garlic ($7.50, 4 Forks) and cucumber with 3 types of seaweed salad ($5, 3 Forks). Our next order included grilled rice balls which proved to a real yawner ($5, 2Forks), juicy fried chicken ($9, 4.5 Forks) and a very micro sized piece of yellowtail with soy sauce ($5, 3 Forks). Although the entire meal was good, nothing stood out as memorable and I felt the price points were too high.
Best in Vegas – I imagine that anyone who doesn't like Raku has never had food quite like this before. Everything we tried was exceptional! I don't know what I'm going to do now that I'll be going home and can't have the soy sauce the chef makes there. Anything Kobe that you find here is AMAZING, the hot pots are to die for, and the tofu is an experience (even my husband enjoyed it and he swears he doesn't like tofu). We ended up going two nights in a row and plan to eat here one last time before leaving Vegas (we're only in Vegas for 6 nights). I would come back to Vegas JUST to eat at Raku. It may be a small restaurant but the staff is very attentive and we could find nothing wrong with this place.
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