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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Baltimore
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Baltimore

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Baltimore Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.RAsushi.com
  • Phone: (410) 522-3200
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am-3:00pm

    Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm -11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Tai Obata
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer catering both on and off-site which includes party platters, sushi chefs, and even a portable sushi case if requested. Please call the store and speak with a manager for more information.
  • Entertainment: Get Hooked Up! Want to score a $20 RA gift certificate every year during the month of your Half Birthday? Sign up for our preferred customer email program, The Hook Up. In addition to the sweet gift certificate, you'll be the first to hear about food and drink specials, parties, events and all other happenings in the RA. Go to our website to Get Hooked Up.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lancaster & South Caroline
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Baltimore
It’s more fun in the RA with lively music, a vibrant crowd, inventive cocktails and innovative Japanese fusion cuisine. Whatever you choose, it’s all served with a big side of Anything Can Happen. So bring your friends or make new ones. Either way, you’re in for a great time.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The best sushi we have ever had all over the world. We go there 2-3 times a month. I would to everyday if I could!!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Trendy place. I chose it for sushi. Waiter tried to "sell" me on specialty sushi - more expensive and crunchy /cream cheese stuff. Nigiri was all I wanted. Still he pushed me to order some! Finally he relented and put my order of nigiri in. Didn't have UNI but on the menu. One piece of Hamachi was pitiful looking; looked like someone cut it with a utter knife so I sent it back. Sake list is great. Absolutely not go back -- mainly due to waiter and poor presentation of sushi."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Came here with a group Wednesday night, the host was friendly and helpful, and it was my first time booking a reservation using Open Table so everything went really smoothly and I was able to change and update the reservation right from my phone. The food was great, we all got a variety of different items, and everything came out relatively fast. We had great service and I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "RA is an upscale sushi restaurant trying to live the Harbor East high life. It feels overly trendy but the franchise branding kind of cheapens it. The food is not bad, but the disorganized menu is a hopeless exercise. Just ask your server what they recommend and hope they have good taste. Not great, not terrible. Stick with That Sushi Place in Canton for more authentic sushi nights and save this place for a shiny shirt, slicked back hair, and people watching."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I love the scenery here. The music is unfortunately really loud, but the lights are low intensity and the food is AMAZING! Go for happy hour definitely! You'll save money and get a good variety of hand rolls that are really good."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I took my Dad and a few others here for his 52nd birthday. Upon walking in the music volume was a little jarring, felt more like walking into a bar then a restaurant for dinner, and it was difficult to hear each other across our table and to hear the waiter. I didn't mind the loudness so much, but my Dad and his girlfriend couldn't get out of there fast enough after dinner. Service was decent, a little slow for all the open tables we could see. Food was amazing as usual, which is the main reason we've gone back."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food at RA is unique. Being a huge sushi fan, I was not disappointed and they had many unique preparations and combinations of fish dishes. What I did not like is that I did a large order of several different items. Rather than bring them out staggered over the course of the meal, they were all unceremoniously dropped off in front of me (soup, sushi and several hot dishes) at the same time. Not very professional."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Sushi was really good , and the food came out in a good amount of time. Service was pretty bad, our server forgot out drinks, never refilled our waters when they ran out. Also when we were trying to order more food she walked passed our table like four times when we were trying to politely ask for her."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Limited menu but great food. Bento boxes are great; definitely worth it for lunch. Sushi and tempura is excellent."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Last week on May 16th was my first visit to Ra Sushi Bar. I went with my 14 year old daughter that evening. It was her birthday and she's absolutely in love with the Japanese culture and food. This place was perfect for her. The decor, ambiance, and food was perfect! My daughter said that it exceeded her expectations!!! Our server was pleasant and wished my daughter Happy Birthday multiple times. He even recommended the "Blushing Geisha" drink for me and it was out of this world!! I would definitely return and tell other friends about this restaurant. We had a marvelous time! Thank you sooo much! (P.S. Tanjoubi Omedetou means Happy Birthday in Japanese)"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "It is not so much that the service was bad.. the service was "distracted" (took forever and screwed up the bill, twice).. the restaurant was far from full."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "RA is a family favorite. EVERYTHING on the menu is absolutely phenomenal. The service is fantastic, even on their busiest nights. We're frequent patrons, even though we live 45 minutes away! Always looking for a reason to return- got to bring Mom here for Mother's Day. It was her 1st RA experience and she was blown away by the RAllipops and can't wait to come back and try more. Thanks for an ever-amazing experience!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my experience at RA. Our server was really nice and the food was yummy! It didn't take long for us to receive our food and everything was delicious. I love the black and red decor. My only complaint is the music...it was a bit loud. I went there to catch up with a long time friend and I felt like I was screaming across the table the entire time. Other than the music, it was a great experience and I'll be returning very soon. The desserts are awesome as well. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "the food was great, but we had around three different servers. wasn't sure who i was going to be tipping, who was actually taking our order, and or which girl would circle back to refill our waters. good place, amazing specials, great food, but don't have high expectations on service. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Never a bad plate here, outstanding in taste and presentation. Most highly recommended place around for sushi"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Went to Ra Sushi Bar for a pre-bachelorette celebration and it was delicious. It is loud so I wouldn't recommend if you are looking for a quiet place but we were still able to hear each other in a small group and enjoyed the food and drinks. The Mango Martini was awesome! Affordable and yummy, really good for a girls' night. We were out of town so liked that it was walking distance from a lot of hotels."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Had the best service ever! Wish I could remember her name. We came in on Sunday around 4:00pm and had a great experience. A few people in our party were having sushi for the first time. The server was amazing!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I was not a fan of sushi at all until my friend invited me out to eat some. I only eat cooked sushi so when I had the Rackin roll and the vegas roll I instantly fell in love!! Ray is my favorite server there!!! I'd eat there 4x a month or more if I could :) :)"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "If you like sushi, this place is pretty awesome. Rolls are delicious, service is great. Only downside is that the place is typically loud. I've only ever seen it crowded, and they blast music. But if you can deal with that, you'll love RA!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I were in Baltimore for our belated anniversary and found RA online and figured we'd check it out (she's a huge sushi fan). We made a reservation (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!) and it happened to be on the night they were having their customer appreciation night. Not only was everyone who came entered in to win a $200 gift certificate to the restaurant, but we were also each given coupons for a free appetizer or plate of sushi for our next visit. Our visit was incredible, the food is fantastic and the portions are quite large. Our waitress was excellent as well. We will definitely be going back the next time we head to Baltimore and will be checking it out in other cities too."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I am not sure how people socialize at dinner, the music is deafening. You can't talk to your company unless you are shouting or whispering into someone's ear. I am not sure how that is conducive to a good time. They could lower the volume 10 decibels and still have the vibe they are trying to achieve and people would actually be able to talk to each other. I like going to clubs and I expect there to be loud music because all I will be doing is dancing and drinking. I go out to eat because I want to spend time with people and catch up. I couldn't do that and left with a spitting headache. Perhaps I can't hang because I am not in my twenties. I like the food and will continue to go for lunch, but never dinner again."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I love RA because they have different and unique rolls. The atmosphere is fun and it is just a great dining experience. I also love the Hook Up program. RA provides great deals for their customers."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Ra has fantastic sushi, the prices get a bit high if you don't have a discount but I highly recommend that you join their "get hooked" program because they have great specials and promotions on a reasonably frequent basis. The specials are really great deals as well, this week they had two people eat for $25 with 4 rolls of sushi and edamame (would have been $60!). The ambiance is great but it is often crowded so make sure you make a reservation!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food here is always amazing. They consistently have delicious, fresh items on the menu!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Though our server was pleasant and attentive, it is not because of her that we will not return. Haley was a gem...she was the highlight of our meal. Sushi rolls that didn't stay together when picking up and only mediocre in taste. As for that music...that was the biggest thing that we had a problem with from the moment that we walked in. YOU CAN'T HAVE A CONVERSATION WITHOUT SHOUTING. THERE IS NO REASON, THAT I CAN POSSIBLY THINK OF, TO HAVE THE DECIBELS QUITE SO HIGH FOR A DINING ROOM. IF YOU WANT TO BE A NIGHTCLUB....BE THAT....BUT YOU'RE A DINING ESTABLISHMENT AND THE SELECTIONS CHOSEN FELT LIKE JERSEY IN THE 80S. Poor management decisions and handling of situations were the clincher for us and we won't be returning."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Awesome place and meal! Would go again. Enjoyed the fact that it was not too crowded. Probably because it was a Sunday night. Hear the place is very popular and usually packed."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic, as usual. The service was above and beyond, the food was delicious, and this remains one of our favorite spots in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Have been to RA many times……love the selection of sushi rolls……also love the specials that you get when you are "hooked up"."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This was my first time here and I will be returning. The food was delicious! Everything that we ordered got 5 stars !!! Even the drinks were great !!! The service was very fast as well. I reccomend making reservations before going."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food and drinks were great as usual. Our server (Brittany) wasn't very attentive. Turn off. Had to ask other staff to bring boxes or condiments and silverware etc. Things she should have been doing. She said she was assigned a new section and apologized, but I don't find that to be an excuse for hardly paying us attention."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This is a great spot for hanging out. The sushi is delicious. Other meals are good and not very pricey."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My experience at RA was truly perfect. I went there for the first time for my boyfriend's birthday. I had never had sushi but I had heard great things about RA so I decided to try it out. This place was FUN, really cool ambiance, music is great, server was excellent (she answered all my questions and walked me through the entire menu since I had so many questions). The food was delicious and drinks were amazing too (check out their drinks menu). I don't know what else to say, it was perfect. if you are looking for a fun date night this is the place."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Food was good and i had a great time on my birthday with my table full pf sushi loving friends"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Hubby and I had a great meal, and the prices for the sushi were more reasonable than we remember, but we had a hard time hearing each other as the music was really loud. On top of that we had tables near us that were also loud ( but they were large groups instead of couples). We've been there before, and we plan to return, but maybe earlier... We wonder if the volume gets turned up later in the evening??"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great service. Servers are polite, knowledgeable, and attentive. Management is excellent. Food was amazing."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "you get a lot of sushi for your dollar here. fish is fresh. the more americanized sushi dishes are pretty decent too. the place is pretty casual and loud, so it is good for groups."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The food was not very good, granted we broke a cardinal rule of going on a Sunday to a Sushi place but it was still not very good. We ordered the Pinapple Cheese Wantons, they were okay but we paid for it later. We had massive hard burn the whole night the only explination was that maybe the oil had not been changed out properly or at all. We then Ordered the Shrimp Tempura Roll and a few others. Rule of thumb if you can't remember what you ordered, it was not worth meantioning. The Service was outstanding, however I hate when waitresses kneel in front of me, not professional. Ambience was cool very Modern Asian Fusion. We will not be going back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Had a really nice time for a post-Valentine's Dinner with a friend. They had never had sushi before and the menu explained everything well. The 2 for $30 was an amazing deal. We definitely will be back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I eat at RA about once every two weeks. This was my first time for the buy one entree get one free Tuesday lunch. The service was not up to the usual standards and took too long. Our party of 7 sat at the sushi bar since there were no tables for large parties."
    Dined on 2/11/2014