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Restaurant Raku

Robin | Nov 4, 2001 01:00 PM

Have been going to this restaurant since it opened, but in the last few years infrequently.
We started with halibut Sashimi in a spicy sauce. Not the usual Japanese style with Ponzu. For me the spicy sauce overwhelmed the delicate halibut and I prefer the Japanese version, but the chef and owner ( a woman whose name I can't recall) did alert me to the intensity of the Korean version. Next John ordered the Korean raw beef with a raw egg - as I don't eat meat this choice did not appeal. John thought it was so good he almost ordered seconds. The chef thought he was "daring". Octopus sashimi came next and had a good, clean, crisp taste not chewy at all. We finished our meal with the stuffed zucchini flowers which I have ordered here before. I don't recall if they are stuffed with crab or shrimp? Very good but a little on the greasy side this time. John had a beer and I had a sake. The meal and drinks came to $43.00 before tip - a bargain I would say. The chef also gave us a small bowl of the potato salad to taste which was excellent. I had forgotten how good the food is at this restaurant and can't wait to go back. My only complaint would be that our waitress did not seem to be familiar with the cuisine.
I am interested to hear other comments about this establishment.

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