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208 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“sushi” (8 reviews)
“bento” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
208 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic fresh Japanese food that completely wowed me when I dropped in for a quick lunch between meetings. Quirky tables and hit-and-miss service but fully compensated by the absolutely mouthwatering food. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Thank shhehdiwnsjdjwsjdjd
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a different style of restaurant. You need to sort out a table for yourself, then figure out that you need to go up to the counter for some menus. Then go back to the counter to order. Then it gets really interesting because...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 4 February 2017

What a pleasant surprise...........smiling faces from all the staff, freshly prepared and tasty food, with an extensive menu to suit all tastes, wallet and portion sizes. Can't speak highly enough for Rakku......so do yourself a favour. We'll be back!!!

1  Thank Caroline P
Reviewed 28 January 2017

My fiancé and I love this place and have been coming here for years! Emi, the owner, is super friendly and is always so welcoming, and so are the rest of the staff - they're like family! They serve beautiful fresh Japanese cuisine in a...More

1  Thank Alannah O
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A great place for Japanese in Ballina. Although it has a small menu it is a friendly place with very good food. Only one complaint - it closes on both Sunday and Monday nights!

1  Thank Tricia H
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing fresh japanese food. Authentic decor. All types of japanese food from sushi to noodle dishes and ice cream for dessert. All beautifully presented. Staff friendly. Only down fall they are only open certain days. We wish they we open more often. Caters for all...More

1  Thank perkaletta
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I was visiting Ballina on business and couldn't find a table the first time around, so the second time I was in town I was determined to dine here! The food was fresh and delicious! It was well worth the wait. I highly recommend it...More

1  Thank Anna A
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Authentic Japanese food that is high in quality and reasonable in price. It's a shame they're not open more regularly. The staff are friendly and helpful.

1  Thank JumbleJones1975
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Small but excellent Japanese cafe food of highest quality. Lovely staff and service, authentic and immaculate. Not cheap, but freshly made to order and excellent quality.

1  Thank DrMS1234
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and service. Great variety and very fresh. Good size serves at a reasonable price. Been there twice now and very happy both times.

1  Thank Georgie P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: 02-6686-8621