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Main Street Gets New Asian Restaurant

Raku Sakura at 148 Main Street opened last week.

Raku Sakura, 148 Main St., opened last week. Credit: EG Patch
Raku Sakura, 148 Main St., opened last week. Credit: EG Patch
After many months of remodeling, the space that was once Taste of China has reopened as Raku Sakura, a pan-Asian restaurant despite the Japanese-sounding name. 

The restaurant, at 148 Main Street, features a sushi bar, Chinese food, Thai specialities and hibachi, although the hibachi is not cooked at the table.

Among the space's special features is a wall covered in stone. 

Bar offerings include some old-style Asian-type drinks, the kind that come in special containers complete with an umbrella or two, as well as sake, beer, wine and other cocktails.

After Taste of China closed a year ago, renovations began inside. By the summer, the entire building was undergoing a significant facelift, with all new siding. 

The building is owned by Jason Yau. His family bought it in 1995. In May, he told EG Patch that it was time for a change

Raku Sakura, 148 Main St., East Greenwich, (401)-885-0777. Open Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sun. noon to 9:30 p.m.

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