Had a great meal at Raku this weekend. The food and especially the agedashi tofu was just as good as vegas. The service was a little slow but I expect that to improve in the coming weeks. I can’t wait to try more of the menu.
I live four/five blocks away. I went two nights ago. Although it took me almost an hour and a half to get a seat, and almost two and a half hours to complete my meal, I kinda sorta wanna walk back over there again tonight.
I walked over around 7 to put my name down. I went home, came back, and was seated around 8:45. Ordered five dishes around 9:05. First dish at 9:20. Last dish served at 10:45. Yay for time stamped photos!
Went last night. Waited around half an hour. Service was slowwwww - meal took 3 hours, from 7-10pm, but otherwise was good. Food was on par with the Vegas one, which is all we can ask for really. Full menu was available, though it sounded like stuff started to run out around 9pm. Will definitely be back, and often.
Here’s what I got last night, that I usually order on my visits (to the Vegas one):
Tofu, both agedashi and cold
Skewers: pork cheek, beef, beef tendon, tsukune (w/ poached egg on side to dip), foie. Really can’t go wrong here. At all.
Daily special sashimi - had the bluefin tuna, which they usually have (served with wasabi as well as soy-marinated kombu and pickled chrysanthemum leaves - nice play on soy and pickled ginger). They also had kanpachi and another variety last night. For some of the varieties they usually do the sashimi two ways - sliced and chopped (like namero).
Daily special fish, grilled and fried - had the inada. Half of the fish was grilled over binchotan, and the other half was fried and served agedashi-style with king mushrooms (the mushrooms were surprisingly awesome). Forgot which other variety they had last night, but they usually have multiple varieties of this as well.