RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Glenview
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Glenview

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Glenview

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rasushi.com/glenview
  • Phone: 8475101100x
  • Hours of Operation:


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

    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00pm-11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm-Midnight
  • 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.
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Patriot Blvd. & Aviator Lane
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Glenview
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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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Glenview reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (6)fit for foodies (5)kid-friendly (5)good for groups (5)great for lunch (4)neighborhood gem (4)special occasion (3)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Good food but service was slow.
    Marty
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The restaurant is nice. We had a nice booth. Wait staff was friendly and the food was good. The service was a slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Service Lacking
    debs13VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The sushi and nigiri and rolls are always outstanding at Ra and the price points reasonable. Usually the service is spot on but not for this lunch. The server looked so sour, never cracked a smile, and we had to hunt him down to order more food and drink. It wasn't busy in the restaurant so perhaps he was just having an off day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awful, just awful
    jrobeq2VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Went here because I assumed that due to the location, the restaraunt would have excellent food and service. Unfortunately, this was not the case. When we arrived, we had to ask to be moved because there were so many fly's around our table (disgusting) and we were right next to the kitchen (scary). The menu is a unmitigated diasaster. All over the place. Hard to find the staples you would expect from a sushi place... like where is the spider roll? Handrolls were gross. I mean really really bad. Wrapped in cabbage instead of seaweed. Edamame was undercooked and warm saki tasted like isopropyl alcohol. Tuna was fishy. I wonder what the manager there is thinking? They should be fired. Calling Gordon Ramsay of kitchen nightmares!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise level
    CookieBrandt
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The many TV's were loud (nobody was watching) and the acoustics had nothing to help muffle the sounds of the crowd plus the TV. It would have been much more pleasant if normal conversation could be heard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls out
    GirlsVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Restaurant was very warm, air conditioner was was working. Manager came over to speak with us. Maybe slightly cooler after he left. However when I went to the restroom I noticed all the air was being pulled in the back of the restaurant and he should have suggested us moving there. Used their menu to fan ourselves. Service was very slow. Asked 2 people for water( again it was very warm) and none came. Finally we got water from both of them. Food was very good, but very slow --just to get a glass of wine must have taken 15 min from ordereing. Liked that the food came out individually.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expected Better
    VikingBobVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    RA is a neat looking place, with a nice Happy Hour menu & outdoor seating, but the food is too inconsistent for me to return. The grilled short ribs had a nice flavor, but we're too rubbery. The Chicken Yakitori was good. The Pineapple Cheese Wontons were excellent! The Mango Margarita was bland & disappointing. The Crispy Spicy Tuna & Octopus Sushi were good, but nothing special. The Seared Tuna was disappointing. The Beef Teriyaki was also good, but nothing I HAVE to eat again. The worst part of the meal BY FAR, was the Fried Banana with Kahlua dessert. It was so bad, we had to send it back. I don't mean to sound dramatic, but it was the worst dessert I've ever had. At least it was removed from our bill.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 32 reviews are from the RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Glenview reviews archive.
  • Good for suburban sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I went to Ra twice in one weekend, as I was visiting from out of town. The first night was better than the second, but it was decent. It's hard to match the sushi options in Chicago. I would HIGHLY recommend the Pacific roll.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy sushi!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The sushi, selection, and service were all fantastic! We were thrilled with our first trip to this restaurant and will definitely return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • June specials
    debs13VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The june specials are tasty and delightful. Tried the lobster and salmon roll and it was so good we ordered a 2nd one!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ra
    mrhonesty
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We made a reservation for 6. They put us at a table by the wait station so waitresses were constantly walking behind me to get supplies. I felt like I was in the way. The table was short on one leg so there was a lot of movement and nobody wiped down the table so it was very sticky. I love their sushi but the setting was horrible
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    PutFoodHereVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    It's hard to find happy hours in the suburbs and this is the one place that has a decent HH menu up to 7pm during the week. Variety of options for sushi and non-sushi people, bar staff on Wednesday was very pleasant and attentive, and just overall a great spot to get dinner.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find for sushi lovers
    Sushisnob
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Very fussy about where I go for sushi. Went to RA on a recommendation. Food was excellent. Nice decor. Complimentary tempura fried gelato with cinnamon for my son's birthday, positively deeelish! Can't wait to return.This is my new favorite sushi restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let Down
    X10u8VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Had been here several times before but, since they were bought by Benihana its not as good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sushi
    susanVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    great food , happy hour prices and service. One of my favorite neighborhood spots!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch
    debs13VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Once again a winner, some of the best sushi, rolls and nigiri around Chicagoland. Keep it up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty loud / hard to have
    1sttimecarlucciVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Pretty loud / hard to have conversation. Maki rolls were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening with Friends
    MacMentor
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    About 4 times a year we get together for Sushi, typically we end up at Ra...We had excellent service, the food was above average, all in all a good time, and I recommend Ra
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy and lively!
    Tomcat2VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The sushi menu was terrific, unique and generous. They have great appetizers and Happy Hours daily too. There are cozy booths if you want to have a more intimate dinner or a lively bar scene where you can socialize and enjoy a great saki and martini menu. The service was perfect - my friend has allergies and they were very accommodating. Overall perfect experience and look forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My girlfriend and I wen't here because of an event in town and we thought it was great! Food was delicious and the service was good. The only thing I had against it that night was that we were seated right by the front door where the cold breeze was funneling into the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Hour
    debs13VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    If you are available from 3 - 7 Monday through Thursday, go on into RA for their Happy Hour food and drink specials. A great selection of rolls, sushi and tempuras (amongst other dishes). Great prices and wonderfully tasty and prepared food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Sunday dinner here was great. However, limited selection on large main course meals beside sushi, however the short ribs and viva Las Vegas rolls are the best items on the menu!! They fill you up and keep the meal cost down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been here before and
    Charlie
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We have been here before and were happier with the service, this time, however, the service was awful. The wrong food was served, our water glasses sat empty, and our server disappeared for long periods of time.There were very few customers at the time so there was no excuse for the lack of servise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    GreatValentinesDay
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had an outstanding dinner at RA! It was my girlfriend and I's first time at RA and we were not disappointed. When we were first seated we we're put at a table near the door which had a bit of a draft from outside (Chicago winters). Before we could even say anything, the manager noticed my girlfriend looking chilled and insisted on moving us to another table. The whole dinner was delicious and our service was great! Thank you for making out valentine's day one we won't forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience & food.
    Wineanddine29
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The server did a wonderful job recommending dishes from the menu and we loved every bite of our meals. I think the atmosphere is fun and vibrant. We will absolutely come back and recommend RA sushi to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi lunch specials were good deal
    KixsombutVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The Chirashi bowl lunch special with poke sauce was delicious. Amaebi was fresh and delicious. We went at the end of lunch on Saturday, so it was pretty quiet. There were probably 3 tables there, yet our waiter kept disappearing, while we watched other wait staff serving their tables. When he did returned, he was rude and acted like he was in a hurry (but there weren't any other tables). Overall, I would go back for the food, but I hope I get a different server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sushi supreme
    debs13VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Once again RA provided wonderfully prepared and yummy sushi at their happy hour. A must go, great food and drink at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service
    NeverTriedItBefore
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Absolutely amazing service. Our waiter was extremely helpful in explaining the entire menu to us as it was our first time. Food was great and came out quickly. One of my greatest experiences going out for dinner!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh sushi and more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Located in The Glen, RA sushi offers something for everyone, those seeking some top quality sushi and sashimi as well as those who prefer other Japanese dining options. Service is efficient, food is tasty and well prepared. Impressive list of sushi option along with some inventive dishes including a chips and salsa made with tuna tartare, vegetable roll prepared with a tempura crunch and more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Hour!
    debs13VIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    The happy hour menu is packed with everything sushi yummy and good bar specials. Can't go wrong with impeccably prepared sushi and rolls. Best wait staff and the manager comes to your table! what's not to love and eat!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Love
    YUMMY
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    My boyfriend and I had dinner here and it was so good! I've only had drinks and sushi before which is also amazing! They have drink specials which I love and great entrees! We had a great date night! Thanks RA Sushi!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour
    debs13VIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Viva Las Vegas Rolls are my favourite!! Everything is prepared so well and so delicious and with a great presentation. Friendly wait staff and the happy hour prices are fantastic!! A go-to sushi restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good sushi
    DDDDVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    The Sushi is very tasty -Try the spicy tuna rolls! Very pricey though...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sushi, Great BDay
    Carrie
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    We had a terrific time-great sushi, rolls and calamari tempura. Music is on the loud side so it's a little hard to carry on a conversation. Service was quick and very friendly (thanks, Mikhail!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, excellent service
    TperlmanVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Excellent service. We had a trainee working with our server and she was better than most veteran severs at other restaurants in the area. The food was also very good and we had no wait for our reservation. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Food
    QuetaMa91
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The food is delicious. This was the first time me being here and I loved it. The staff was very friendly and explained the menu very well and their recommendations were great. Will definately be coming here very often.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food...
    Dinar
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Really impressed with the freshness of the food... The creativity of flavors in the rolls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bones in Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    I ordered yellowtail rolls and found 2 bones in my sushi. I have never had this type of experience before. They removed the dish and the other sushi was very good. The problem was the bones ruined the experience for me. I believe more experienced sushi chefs would never have bones in their sushi. There are two other sushi places that I really enjoy in Skokie and Park Ridge and I have never had a bone. It took the manager about 35 mins. before she came out to apologize for this incident and I believe that is poor customer service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, nice mixture of
    sabsan
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Good food, nice mixture of special rolls and fusion food. Live music always good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.