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3939 W. 50th St. Suite 101, Edina, MN 55424 (France Ave.)
+1 952-358-2588
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Inspired fake Japanese! Using the ancient technique of microwave defrosting, water logged fresh frozen sashimi is limply plated, paired with stale oxidized sake to round out an authentic plastic experience. And it gets better, you handsomely pay for this privilege. Strip mall sushi look out!

Thank Nofibbin
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I love my husband. My husband loves Japanese. He bought Groupon. That's the only reason I went grudgingly for my first taste of Japanese cuisine - hoping to find one vegetarian option. I found MANY! They were all WOWSOME! I started with steamed Edamame! It was lightly seasoned & Yum! We both ordered Tempura - mine was Vegetable; his was... More 

Thank SeemaTiwari
Savage, Minnesota
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I went to dinner there with eight family members. We had made reservations for eleven, but two couldn't make it. The restaurant was nearly deserted at 6:15 on a Sunday night, so they had no trouble being set up for our party. The interior was nothing to noticeable as I can't seem to remember what it was as I write... More 

Thank Jeep2k
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I had the lunch special, Chilean Sea Bass Yuzo Miso, and it was excellent. They had many other menu items that looked wonderful, too.

Thank MinneapolisTravlr
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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207 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

The service at Raku is consistently annoying, ranging from huge gaps in even seeing your server to no utensils, no soy sauce, poorly timed food where one person gets their entree and the other person waits 5-10 minutes for theirs to having to practically wait on yourself. This is the case whether they are busy or not. It's too bad... More 

Thank eatplaylove
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We arrived on a Saturday night around 5:30 PM and did not have to wait to be seated. The restaurant is clean and the wait staff was very friendly and helpful with what to order. I am not a regular sushi eater, but my cousin talked me into trying this place. My cousin goes here regularly and the staff stopped... More 

Thank lolo4815
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119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped in one evening for a quick dinner. The restaurant was surprisingly not busy at all. Service was prompt and friendly. The sushi was just ok and unfortunately the prices are premium. I'd try another option in the neighborhood.

Thank MemoryCamera
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137 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

We decided to try this new place out for lunch. Two couples and both of us could not see beyond the wonderfully described yellow curry seafood dish. We ordered toward shared the plates. This dish was wonderfully prepared, with a just slightly thicker than normal curry sauce with just they right balance in flavors. Each lunch dish had several large... More 

Thank sbh858
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Even after reading many bad reviews, we decided to give this place a shot since we needed to eat and shop. We were seated promptly but she didn't take our drink order for 10 minutes. We waited another 10 minutes to get the drinks, which were tasty specialty cocktails. Then waited more for her to take our order. The food... More 

Thank hey0u812
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Beautiful setting. Good service. Delicious food. Generous portions. Tastefully presented. Many options to choose from. Buttery crab bisque. Creamy Phillie rolls.

Thank Joy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3939 W. 50th St. Suite 101, Edina, MN 55424
    (France Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Edina
  • Phone Number: +1 952-358-2588

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?