RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Leawood
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Leawood

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Leawood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rasushi.com/
  • Phone: 9138506260x
  • Hours of Operation:


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

    Dinner: Daily: 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: 117th & Nall
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Leawood
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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Leawood reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (10)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (9)great for outdoor dining (6)great for lunch (6)late-night find (6)fit for foodies (6)special occasion (5)neighborhood gem (5)romantic (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great spot
    Nnt1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere, fast service. Happy hour had a lot on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place!
    Chris
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    oooh the Miso Hot! soup is AMAZING! great sushi, great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have to take off My List
    saejVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Unfortunately they have stopped their Saturday 3-7pm Happy Hour specials, which is/was very disappointing since we have several RA lovers in our group- so it was great that RA had Happy Hour specials on Saturdays before 1opm. It was a beautiful day, one that would normally find the place packed on Saturday. Not sure if this was directly related to deletion of the 3-7pm Saturday Happy Hour since there was another event taking place too. The 10 of us ended up not staying to eat, but did order a few drinks before leaving - they were watered down. This used to be a go to favorite spot on a Saturday, but now it must be taken off the list. No reason to make this a go to location on a Saturday anymore. ;-(
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Happy Hour Sushi
    usafunVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Tried several items on the happy hour menu all good. Disappointed they didn't have peaches for the summer cocktail special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will dine at again.
    nixie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food and drinks were very good and fairly reasonably priced. The Gojira roll was amazing and I am now obsessed. Wonderful place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Service
    Kdfan
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service here is awful!!!!! Forgot our appetizer and didn't bring it until the end of the meal and still charged us for it. Waited 35 minutes to get a drink and well over an hour for food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RA is slipping!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Understand what RA Sushi is and what it is not. It is a bar that also serves sushi. The focus is increasingly on the atmosphere and the bar, not food. That doesn't mean the food is bad. But there are several much better options close by if you only want good sushi. Because it's bar the noise level is high. Don't expect a quiet, romantic dinner. Because it's a bar don't expect efficient food service. Things come out of the kitchen / sushi bar when they're ready. So one person could be done eating before the others are served. This happened last night. The manager Kyle was polite and understanding but couldn't explain the problem. Things do seem to be slipping and I don't know if we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time and Great Food
    nickdub
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I loved our first visit to RA. The food was excellent and our waitress was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We highly recommend and will definitely be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay food, bad service
    RestaurantMaven
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was okay, but the service left much to be desired. Our waitress was nice but largely ignored our table. It took 30 minutes to inform me that they were out of the entree I ordered (at which point the friends I were dining with were half finished. I also had to ask twice for silverware and when we asked for small dishes for our soy sauce we were given one plastic to go cup.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nom nom and noise.
    TVSReview
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Fantastic food. Attentive service and I found a new beer to drink, but....the noise was deafening! Turn down the music or fix the acoustics.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, mediocre service
    seafoodiet
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were seated and served drinks within ten minutes but it took 25 additional minutes to get our food orders placed. The only thing that made us forget the long wait was the taste; absolutely delicious appetizer & entrees! Can't go wrong no matter what you order. EXCELLENT!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but loud
    outforfunevening
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Everything was fine, it was very loud and hard to talk across the table to each other. Food was good, but not great, last time I was there the food was better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 32 reviews are from the RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Leawood reviews archive.
  • Fun times!
    AussieDiveGirl
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Love Ra - always a great experience, delicious food and drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sat late...
    Josh
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Arrived at 6:50, had a reservation for 7. Table wasn't ready, though hostess was polite, she apologized & that our table would be ready as soon as the next group was finished. Very busy night, which is why I planned ahead for a reservation. While I was waiting (it's now 7:10), a manager came & sat a group of two at a table while the hostess was on the phone. After she got off, I asked if that was my table that was just given away. She apologized, it was. Then a group of two slid in from the front door & sat at a dirty table, only to be served in front of us as well. So now, 7:20, I've got 2 tables in front of me... Very frustrating to say the least. Waiter was great, food was great, had a great night, but come on. Honor your reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy hour!
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Good happy hour! Can get expensive quickly though but good sushi!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • puke
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I love foods ggggggggg(ggggggggggggfffffffffccvccccccccfcvccgjjhdjejeidbbbbbbbvb
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to delight
    JuliMcGVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    RA continues to delight! The sushi is top notch and very fresh. You cannot go wrong with anything on the happy hour menu. Love the cucumber collins drink and add a Las Vegas roll and I am in heaven!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible service
    George
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We had a table of 7 and ordered sushi and entrees from the menu. All of our food tasted very good. We could overlook that the noise level was so loud that we could not hear each other at our table. It's a loud place. However our service was absolutely terrible, not just bad, terrible. The timing of our dinners was also less than acceptable. Some of our dinners came while others waited 10 minutes before they had any food. The food was good enough that we might call and get it to go, but definitely won't be dining there again. I would not recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good!
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We are regulars at Ra Sushi. We love it! Definitely the best sushi in KC. To avoid the loud music, go earlier... the later it gets, the more they turn it up. Great happy hour!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only disappointment was I
    kcfoodie12
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Only disappointment was I was there on the last day they were running a special promotion and seemed unprepared for the amount of people that night. Also, didn't taste as Fresh as it usually does. These def will not stop me from going back but still a bit bummed they weren't more prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    JuliMcGVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Got a special deal from their Hook Up program. 2 for $25 sushi. Great deal! Love the sushi here. The service is spotty. Doesn't stop the place from being packed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food and great service
    Andy
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Our friends recommended this place and we were not disappointed. Their unique twist on sushi was great and the waiter steered us to some excellent choices. I highly recommend this place. The only negative is that its very loud, so don't go there if you want to have a heart to heart conversation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi!
    nomnomnomVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I had been to RA in Chicago, and this branch of the chain did not disappoint. It was located in a nice area of Leawood, and the food was fantastic. I also really like the vibe of the restaurant--fun and trendy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Lacking
    mmjones4
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had a reservation for 8:00 p.m. but got there early so we waited at the bar for our table. At 8:15 I went to the hostess desk and asked about our table and was told they didn't know we were there. After seating us our waitress came over immediately to take our order, when we hadn't even looked at the menu. Once we did order, we barely saw her again. I asked for water, and only when I asked a second time did it finally arrive. The bus staff was standing under a TV watching a basketball game. And when we ordered, Fried Bananas with Kahlua, our waitress returned to tell us they were out of bananas. The sushi was excellent, but the service was totally lacking for this type of establishment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's chic
    davisbassman
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Ra is good. The service is provided by very young staff of seemingly similar attractiveness however the focus is definitely not on service excellence. For single guys - this might be a priority to go there. The food is good. The atmosphere is very chic. The prices are okay for sushi. The one distraction here though is a seemingly complete lack of kitchen pacing: You are as likely to get dessert before dinner as you are to get an appetizer after dinner. They just don't do it well. All in all: it's worth a visit. Probably two. Three... probably not.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi Time
    KCRed
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was great! Music was way too loud - it was hard to hear my friends during dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Although it offers a somewhat
    Unsatisfied
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Although it offers a somewhat sophisticated menu, beware of service. On a few occasions, servers were very slow and inattentive. My last experience was terrible.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RA Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The food was acceptable but the service was horrible. I would not recommend going on a busy night - they didn't seem to be able to handle the volume. The server messed up my order and the table next to ours. It was very loud in there and maybe he couldn't hear our order. Sushi and food was good but we waited a long time with a reservation to get our food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Service, Cool Place
    Derricomonico
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    This was our first visit to Ra. We ordered the Las Vegas and Avocado rolls on their happy hour menu as well as the special Ra King Crab leg roll. Our appetizer was the lobster spring rolls. For dessert we ordered the fried banana with Kahlua. All of the food was great but the best part by far was the Las Vegas roll. The flavor was unique and exciting. The service was also really fantastic. The place was really cool and seemed to hold groups well also. I can't wait to go back and try some other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Date Night
    natjojay
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Ra offers a romantic yet energetic atmosphere with a vast menu. We received our food quickly and had a very helpful server. The Drunken Black Mussels were awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Night
    LoveIt
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    I booked a table Wednesday night for my boyfriend and I , it went as I planned and everything was delicious! Our server was Liz and and she did an outstanding Job! She took care of us and even took the time to have a conversation with us despite the fact that she was busy. I am a server and I was very pleased to have her take care of us! Thank you guys <3
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYE diners!
    Momo
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Sushi, sashimi always good. Husband had some wierd chicken/noodle dish. Not great. Crowd was very young. Very noisy. Wine/Champs bottle specials great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent. The
    Kecia
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    The food was excellent. The service was somewhat attentive. It was extremely loud and you could barely talk to the person in front of you. That was pretty much tge only draw back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Music is way too loud! I love
    PVFoodyVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Music is way too loud! I love the sushi and want to talk with friends. Not yell at them. TURN IT DOWN!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Impressed
    Schafer
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    There were 4 of us eating dinner. Out of 8 items that we ordered, we agreed we only liked one of them (the tropical sushi). The rice was hard and stale on the sushi. The soup was "wierd" tasting compared to what my son had had in the past at another restaurant. The two entrees we ordered were tasteless and boring. The edamame appetizer wasn't very warm or fresh. The lighting was horrible (you can hardly read the menu). Sorry, but we will not be back to visit this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Check it out in the RA!
    HappyCustomer
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    This place was not bad at all! Great atmosphere, kind of pricey for the sushi bar, (being a west coast native) but VERY VERY good food and service from start to finish. Really made me miss Cali/LA. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a special
    Anniversary
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Great place for a special event or a just a fun night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We had a group of six, the table location was nice and in the back, but the loud club music blared too loud, making it difficult to talk with our table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lose the techno music
    SushiLoverVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Had dinner at Ra. Music was deafening to the point that we couldn't hear our server. There was a vent above our table that was blowing so much that the chopstick wrappers were blowing across the table. Our server was inexperienced as she didn't know how to correctly serve a bottle of wine. The food was great. The restaurant was pretty dead around 8:30. I think if they turned the music down they'd attract a longer dinner crowd.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The music seems to be pretty
    JpheismnVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    The music seems to be pretty loud so that you have to yell across table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.