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Raku—It's Japanese!

252 W. 47th St., New York, NY 10036 40.75979 -73.986092
nr. Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-719-9055 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q, R at 49th St.; B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center; A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal; 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District


  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju



Delivery Area

37th St. to 57th St., Park Ave. to West Side Hwy.


This venue is closed.

Once upon a time, there were two Rakus. One was a big soaring space for conveyer-belt driven lunchtime madness; the other was a narrow little theater district eatery. One was decked out with orange and yellow globes and a mirrored wall; the other favored a subdued, even drab palette and rough-hewn wood furnishings. Guess which one’s still around? Billing itself as “your lil’ hide-away,” the diminutive survivor continues the tradition of decent (if not stellar) and carefully presented (if not artful) sushi. The combo sushi and sashimi plate is big enough for a full meal; an array of bento boxes and teriyaki dishes is also available.

Pre-Theater Menu

A three-course early dinner of soup, salad and sushi is served daily, 5pm-6pm, $12-$15.

Reservations are not accepted for the peak hours of lunch (12:30pm-1:30pm) or dinner (7pm-8pm).

On the second floor is a private room that's used for karaoke sushi parties, therapeutic massage and metaphysical readings, all by appointment only.

Recommended Dishes

Raku Sushi, $21; chicken katsu, $15.50; beef teriyaki, $19