Raku

  • 3.95
  • Excellent!
  • Food:3.9
  • Decor:3.9
  • Service:3.1

342 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003New York / Manhattan / East Village  [ Map ]

b/t 1st Ave & 2nd Ave East Village

(212) 228-1324  [ Website ]

Japanese / Noodle Shops

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Raku

    • 3.8

Very good Japanese udon. Soup is well made and udon is not your sanuki chewy type but good. My favorite is " ankake" with eggs and ginger topped on the udon and soup.
Ambience of the place is just like Japan too. Has counter seating for people in small groups. Good side menus too.

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Raku

    • 4.2
  • Food: 4.2
  • Decor: 4.0
  • Service: 3.5
  • Meal Price: $20 - $29

Great UDON place. So far this it my best Udon place in NY. I ordered Niku Udon. The noodle was not so chewy but I loved it. There was few kinds of Niku(meet) and there was also tripe! (which i love)

I definitely come back again. 

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Raku

    • 4.2

An authentic spot for Japanese Udon. Same owner as the amazing sushi omakase joint Kura, Raku offers a good selection of Japanese appetizers and udon noodles with variety toppings! Get the Atsugiri thick cut bacon! 

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I've heard there's a new udon-ya in town but had no idea Chef Norihiro Ishizuka from  is the executi

I've heard there's a new udon-ya in town but had no idea Chef Norihiro Ishizuka from is the executive chef. The udon are flown in from Japan. Unlike many other udon, these are springy n bouncy n it's simply divine. Can't wait to go back for more! oup

  • I've heard there's a new udon-ya in town but had no idea Chef Norihiro Ishizuka from  is the executi 270870

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On days like this in #NYC, it calls for #Udon, ramen's thicker cousin. You must come to #RakuNYC it'

On days like this in #NYC, it calls for #Udon, ramen's thicker cousin. You must come to #RakuNYC it's the I've ever had. This is their Niku Udon: beef short-ribs & honeycomb tripe. porn #NotRamen #Foodiemagician #Stilleating

  • On days like this in #NYC, it calls for #Udon, ramen's thicker cousin. You must come to #RakuNYC it' 670033

Raku

Tender and almost perfect Chicken Tatsuta-age (Marinated Fried Chicken) at Raku     // shout out to

Tender and almost perfect Chicken Tatsuta-age (Marinated Fried Chicken) at Raku // shout out to savorysweetlive emilyjwils lanuchan

Ankake Udon (Egg In Thick Soup) at Raku     // shockingly bouncy and chewy udon noodles flown in fro

Ankake Udon (Egg In Thick Soup) at Raku // shockingly bouncy and chewy udon noodles flown in from Japan. Worth visiting just for the noodles! Shout out to tommychen savorysweetlive emilyjwils lanuchan

  • Tender and almost perfect Chicken Tatsuta-age (Marinated Fried Chicken) at Raku     // shout out to  318612
  • Ankake Udon (Egg In Thick Soup) at Raku     // shockingly bouncy and chewy udon noodles flown in fro 318613

Raku

Udon on a cold day is bliss.

    
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Yamakake Udon!!!!     
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Tender short-run and honeycomb tripe

    
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  • Tender short-run and honeycomb tripe

    
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Raku

    • 4.0

As it gets colder, warm up with a bowl of udon at Raku. This is the Niku Udon which is a beef short

As it gets colder, warm up with a bowl of udon at Raku. This is the Niku Udon which is a beef short rib and tripe. Serving size was good and I got original thick udon noodles which had a nice texture. It has 26 seats and you would never guess it's a udon restaurant from the outside. ies pics spotting photography #Japanese #NYC

I also go Ankimo which is monkfish liver as an appetizer to go with my udon. Haven't had this in a l

I also go Ankimo which is monkfish liver as an appetizer to go with my udon. Haven't had this in a long time but always yummy like foie gras ies pics spotting er photography #Japanese #NYC

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  • I also go Ankimo which is monkfish liver as an appetizer to go with my udon. Haven't had this in a l 362778

Raku

This Niku Udon (Beef Short Rib & Tripe) at Raku is pretty special. Super tender large pieces of stew

This Niku Udon (Beef Short Rib & Tripe) at Raku is pretty special. Super tender large pieces of stewed beef & perfectly textured honeycomb tripe. // shout out to savorysweetlive annegrrrll

Damn good Ankimo (Monkfish Liver) at Raku   // if only I'm more of a fan of ankimo

Damn good Ankimo (Monkfish Liver) at Raku // if only I'm more of a fan of ankimo

  • This Niku Udon (Beef Short Rib & Tripe) at Raku is pretty special. Super tender large pieces of stew 380293
  • Damn good Ankimo (Monkfish Liver) at Raku   // if only I'm more of a fan of ankimo 380294

Raku

Snacking #Japanese, #EastVillage, late night: unatama don (eel), kamonan udon (duck), , , . Just rig

Snacking #Japanese, #EastVillage, late night: unatama don (eel), kamonan udon (duck), , , . Just right.

  • Snacking #Japanese, #EastVillage, late night: unatama don (eel), kamonan udon (duck), , , . Just rig 413693

Raku

:  deep fried tofu with scallion and bonito flake  at Raku in East Village #NY

: deep fried tofu with scallion and bonito flake at Raku in East Village #NY

Great new housemade Udon restaurant!  : Niku #Udon beef short-ribs & tripe.  at Raku in East Village

Great new housemade Udon restaurant! : Niku #Udon beef short-ribs & tripe. at Raku in East Village #NY

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  • Great new housemade Udon restaurant!  : Niku #Udon beef short-ribs & tripe.  at Raku in East Village 492326

Raku

Udon - like ramen but the noodles are thick and the is broth thin. Enjoyed the fresh Wakame mushroom

Udon - like ramen but the noodles are thick and the is broth thin. Enjoyed the fresh Wakame mushrooms in this one from Raku.

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Raku

Until I can fully taste my food again, I don't mind eating only noodle soups.  This hearty Niku udon

Until I can fully taste my food again, I don't mind eating only noodle soups. This hearty Niku udon really hits the spot for me - udon with beef short rib and honeycomb tripe.

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Raku

    • 4.0

ooooh na na! Look what udon startedNiku Udon (beef short ribs & honeycomb tripe)

ooooh na na! Look what udon startedNiku Udon (beef short ribs & honeycomb tripe)

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Raku

You know what they say about long noodles!  And these are my favorite. Lovely udon flown in from Jap

You know what they say about long noodles! And these are my favorite. Lovely udon flown in from Japan with the purest broth in all the land. oup

  • You know what they say about long noodles!  And these are my favorite. Lovely udon flown in from Jap 603395

Raku

Best damn udon in the city. Chewy noodles. Amazing umami broth. Tender tasty duck.

Best damn udon in the city. Chewy noodles. Amazing umami broth. Tender tasty duck.

  • Best damn udon in the city. Chewy noodles. Amazing umami broth. Tender tasty duck. 337674

Raku

Glad to come back to try the Niku udon w tender short ribs n melt in your mouth honeycomb tripe in a

Glad to come back to try the Niku udon w tender short ribs n melt in your mouth honeycomb tripe in a savory n flavorful broth. Bottoms up! season

  • Glad to come back to try the Niku udon w tender short ribs n melt in your mouth honeycomb tripe in a 344291

Raku

Back for  at a true  in , #RakuNYC. Besides their  #Udon, this is their marinated #FriedChicken. Chi

Back for at a true in , #RakuNYC. Besides their #Udon, this is their marinated #FriedChicken. Chicken . #Japanese

  • Back for  at a true  in , #RakuNYC. Besides their  #Udon, this is their marinated #FriedChicken. Chi 701633

Great new Udon restaurant Raku in East Village, NYC

    • 4.0
  • Food: 4.0
  • Decor: 4.0

Raku: Chicken  marinated fried chicken with spicy mayo  at Raku in East Village #NYChicken marinated fried chicken with spicy mayo 

:  deep fried tofu with scallion and bonito flake  at Raku in East Village #NY

Deep fried tofu with scallion and bonito flake 

 

manager Jeff Lam

 

Manager Jeff :)

Great new housemade Udon restaurant!  : Niku #Udon beef short-ribs & tripe.  at Raku in East Village

Niku #Udon beef short-ribs & tripe

 

Raku

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Information of Raku

Location
342 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003
Cross Street
b/t 1st Ave & 2nd Ave East Village
Phone Number
(212) 228-1324
Category
Japanese / Noodle Shops
Business Hours
Sun:12:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon:
Tue:12:00PM - 10:30PM
Wed:12:00PM - 10:30PM
Thu:12:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri:12:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat:12:00PM - 11:00PM
Occasion
alone
Dress code
Casual
Cash only
Yes
Credit cards
No
Private dining
No
Outdoor dining
No
Smoking area
No
Late dining
Yes
Valet parking
No
Delivery
Yes
Takeout
Yes
Caters
No
Website
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Quick Summary

Raku is a gourmet Japanese udon restaurant located at 342 E 6th St., New York, NY. Brought to you by the owners of Kura, Raku offers traditional Japanese comfort food in a unique environment that fuses together Japanese and East Village minimalism.

The menu was the mastermind of Chef Norihiro Ishizuka, who has over 60 years of Japanese culinary experience and is currently the head chef at Kura. We strive for customer satisfaction by providing quality and value in every dish on our menu.

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