RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Lombard
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Lombard

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Lombard

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rasushi.com/lombard
  • Phone: 6306276800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily

    Dinner:
    3 p.m. - 11 p.m. Monday - Wednesday
    3 p.m. - Midnight Thursday - Sunday

    Bar: Open until 1am or later daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Tai Obata
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, 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: Highland Avenue and Butterfield Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Lombard
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 WinnerSushi
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Lombard reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (22)good for groups (19)fit for foodies (19)great for lunch (18)special occasion (14)hot spot (11)romantic (11)neighborhood gem (9)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (6)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • The server was phenominal
    Larry
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Kat, our server was quite helpful with suggestions. She was spot on with the recommendations. Her service was exceptional. The food was quite good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time
    theml63
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was my first time coming here and the happy hour was well worth it. Las vegas roll was the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Awesome food and great service!! Bartender was great! Everyone was accomodating and nice. Sushi was prepared beautifully and tasted even better. Calamari was the best I have ever had! Will keep going back there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    fit4lifetimefittness
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I went here on a date, the food was great but for a saturday night they only had little staff, but over all amazing food and amazing drinks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellant
    Johanlor
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great food and service and perks! Used my $20 half birthday coupon that was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Good and drinks were on point! Service was great can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great way to spend a Friday evening
    0nett
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We dined outside (group of 2) and everything went according to plan. Service was fast, smooth, and helpful. I would recommend RA Sushi for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    raviVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Thought the Salmon Taco's were good, and everything but the Sushi were excellent from the Salmon and green beans to the shrimp. The sushi was just ok and we tried a bunch of different items from the Las Vegas to the California.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great For Happy Hour Sushi
    MunchinMatt1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Their sushi is excellent, and very reasonably priced if you go during their happy hour. Tootsie Maki, Viva Las Vegas Roll & Spicy Shrimp Rolls are my favorites. Very vibrant ambience, with upbeat/pop music playing in the background. Great for outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Sushi
    eyesbluegrey70
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The atmosphere was happy and the Sushi was fresh and very tasteful. Me and my daughter had a great time, we will be returning very soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    VickieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great Food, Great Service, great ambience! Every time I dine there, I never have a complaint. Staff is very friendly. Service is excellent & best sushi hands down!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • truth be told
    sarahbelle
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I love the food at RA, sushi rolls are beyond fabulous, & good drink menu. Love sitting outside on a nice summer day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We are not huge sushi eaters, but, the waitress really helped us pick some different selections and we really enjoyed everything. It was a great night to sit at the outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sushi Place!
    Lagato4Sushi
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was my first time at any Sushi Bar and I thoroughly enjoyed myself at RA. The environment was cool and the staff was friendly and warm. I will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bern
    bern
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    excellent janponese restaurant. sushi and sashemi selection and prep very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fashionable but not authentic
    chikatun
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I am Japanese and I want authentic Japanese food. This is not for someone like me who wants authentic Japanse food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Walked into an only half full restaurant yet it took over 5 minutes for the hostess to seat us. Our table was filthy/ sticky and there were several dirty chopsticks on the floor. We left before our waitress arrived. Not sure why anyone would want to dine at such a dirty, poorly run restaurant. We went further down the road to Reel Club in Oak Brook and were thrilled with our meal there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great date night
    LoveRaSushi
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great sushi. Very affordable. Love the drinks. Fun date night
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service
    Tiptoe2
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great choices, great presentation, great Staff. Sound system was a bit loud and music seemed all over the map. But this was a minor distraction to the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fair/good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I didn't think the atmosphere was anything special...tables are very close together..food was fine, nothing special that we couldn't find at any other sushi. Miso soup was very good. I personally didn't find our server very friendly..she was fine, it was just that you got the impression she would have liked to have been anyplace else but there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PhilVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Also like Ra, best sushi around the Lombard area that I know of. Friendly efficient service, good prices and all the dishes are prepared well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite of ours
    Jeannette
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    You can never go wrong, always tasty & always fresh.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • music too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Excellent food and service. Everyone was very friendly. The only complaint I have (why I removed one star) is the music was so loud I could not hear across the table to what my wife was saying. I normally dont mind noise, but this was bothersome.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, fun atmosphere
    JLshop
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is our second time here. We enjoy the sushi, enjoyed half price appetizers for happy hour, enjoy the atmosphere. This time we asked to eat in bar area so we could watch the Hawks game. Service was less than par. That is my only complaint. The waitress had an attitude and we were not sure why. Next time we will sit in restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 53 reviews are from the RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Lombard reviews archive.
  • Excellent food_service. Too Noisy
    MustTry
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food and service was excellent. Our party had no complaints with the quality the food or service. The environment was challenging to conduct conversations with the music volume too high coupled with normal guest chatter. Our suggestion would be to tone down the music and let it serve truly as a subtle background verse part of the main experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, good for groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The sushi is always excellent. The service is almost always subpar - it seems like it's generally understaffed. Water doesn't get refilled, it's hard to flag down a waiter for something you need. Additionally, while it's a great place to take a group, it can be hard to hear a date, as the music is pretty loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Sliding
    burrrVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have loved RA Sushi over the years, and been many times. So this most recent visit was a real disappointment. The sushi itself was still excellent, beautifully put together and quick to arrive. But the cooked items our daughters ordered from the "hot kitchen" took an extraordinarily long time to arrive. Kitchens get backed up, of course. But the service was really bad on top of it. The waitress basically didn't check in or give us any updates unless I managed to flag her down, and then directly blamed the kitchen without any apology. Our drinks and water were nearly empty all night, and finally, there was no accommodation or credit for anything on the bill for dealing with all of it. It's too bad - used to be one of our faves
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere and Awesom Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Can't go wrong with RA EVER!!!! Great atmosphere and service! Prices are definitely reasonable for amazing sushi and drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good stuff
    Pacagawea
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Eaten here on many occasions. It is a great spot. Great food! Only one time did I ever have an issue and they took care of us promptly.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Their happy hour prices are unbeatable! It's incredible that you can reserve a table for happy hour as well.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    TKDBBMOM
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Food is outstanding and the service is always great. Very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland and flavorless sushi rolls
    SweetChi303
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The menu is disorganized and confusing and there are not complete descriptions of all the rolls. Our server didn't offer to explain any of the items. All of our food came out very quickly (all at once--not cool) and the rolls were definitely pre-made. They were bland and mushy. The fish was flavorless. We had to ask for wasabi and were not given ginger...what?! Yea, this is NOT a real sushi restaurant. Overall, the ambiance is the best thing going for this place. I will never eat here again. I feel like I need to go out for sushi again because this did not count.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ra Ra !!
    Richard
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We go their often, the Sushi selection is abundant, service is quick and the food is served with a smile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent & Innovative Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Great ambiance and wonderful service start things off right, but its the innovative Sushi. Look on the menu for crowd Favs but try the Las Vegas roll!!!!! It was great! Very showy and I liked the fried lotus root chip on top. We also found that the standard fare like the Tuna and catapillar roll were tasty and very fresh. First time for my son and I and we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have gone to RA numerous
    therudster23VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I have gone to RA numerous times with just my mother and have had nothing but great things to say. However, I went for my 25 birthday with a group of 6 of my girlfriends and was quite disappointed. The service was terrible. My friend who didn't order sushi received her food 30 minutes later than everyone else. The waitress didn't even alert her that it would take that long until I asked. We never received our edmame until after dinner when I reminded the waitress, and my friend never received the second drink she ordered. I was terribly disappointed. Also the music was soo loud we couldn't even hear each other to converse.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud but food is very good
    five2dine
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Everyone in our group enjoyed the sushi & tempura, but be prepared to wait a while if ordering something different. We were there on a busy Saturday, however. Noise level is almost too loud to have any conversation!!! Would help if the background music was turned down to a reasonable level. Our server was very personable, helpful, and efficient. We felt the prices were very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • music way too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    food and service are good, but music was way too loud. was like we were at a night club. couldn't hear the person next to you.. pretty much ruined the whole experience. even though the food/service are good, we won't be going back because of this.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exspensive Suishi version of Panera
    Nothappy
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Not impressed, inside was nice, but the service was horrible. There were 3 tables leaving shortly after we got there & it still was a forever wait to get seated, order & to get our bill. The music did NOT fit the décor or atmosphere & was VERY loud. I felt like it was a Fri night & I was at some bar/club. I went on a Sunday early evening (6:45) expecting a romantic birthday dinner from viewing the pictures on the website. I basically felt like I was at Panera with dangling sphere lights coming down from the ceiling. If you are looking for casual dinning for a expensive price than this is the place. The food was decent thankfully nothing notable but somewhat made up for the loud music and poor service. I will not be going back here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RA Sushi is amazing!
    dphilli1211
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    My friend found this place when shopping and suggested we go together. I had never heard of it but I like trying new places. We had reservations and were seated promptly upon our arrival. Our waitress was with us very quickly and made sure that we knew all about the happy hour food and drink specials they offered. I was impressed that they offered these deals on a Friday night. Even with the place being full, it felt like we were the only ones there as the waitress was so attentive. The Pineapple Cheese Wontons and Edamame Dip were great starters! We had the Pacific Roll and Viva Las Vegas Roll which both had amazing flavor and awesome presentation. There's no doubt in my mind that we'll be back for a visit again sooner rather than later!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent sushi
    Stephanie
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great sushi choices & awesome service. Fun atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.