Rustic food, unlike its metropolitan counterpart, revels in fresh ingredients, attentive preparation by hand, and the chance to tip cows, rather than put sculptures of them on every block. Enjoy the elegance of the countryside with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of rustic Asian fare and drinks at Raku, located in the Duluth H-Mart plaza.
Chefs at Raku concoct authentic Asian dishes in traditional Korean and Japanese style, served on rough-hewn wooden tables lit by elegantly patterned paper lanterns. House specialty tonkatsu, pan-fried crispy pork loin, graces the menu with its unrepentant tanning habits ($8.95). Traditional Japanese-style ramen comes in a variety of soothing favorites, with combinations such as soy-based broth, peas, ramen, and tender pork ($7.95). Asian favorites such as steamed pork-belly buns draped with hoisin sauce ($3.95) or hearty donburi dishes mingling meat, vegetables, and rice ($6.95+) sate the secret desires of shy palates, and imported Asahi beer cascades from its cold draft. Raku is open until midnight on Sunday–Thursday and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights for extended gatherings of friends, family, and lukewarm coworkers.
2550 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Duluth, Georgia 30096