RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Austin

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$30 and under
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Japanese
Combine the RA’ckin vibe a Japanese-inspired menu & it’s easy to see why the RA Sushi is a favorite for locals and tourists. Located on W. 4th St in the Warehouse District, RA Sushi Austin offers foodies and night owls an unbeatable mix of great dining and creative cocktails in a fun atmosphere. Join us for a casual lunch in the afternoons, a night out in the evenings or a RA'ckin Happy Hour offered twice a day Monday through Saturday and in the evening on Sundays.

Guests can dine al fresco on the our patio, take a table in our dining room, sit with our sushi chefs at the sushi bar or sip and socialize casually in our bar area.

Whatever you choose, it’s all served with a big side of anything can happen. So bring your friends or make new ones; you’re in for a great time in the RA.
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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Generally nice. However, the sushi was not the best I’ve had.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an interesting night. It seemed overstaffed but everyone was very friendly and very helpful. Would definitely come back if I didnt have to sit by the kitchen again.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peter and staff were ON POINT w their suggestions and service! GREAT date spot! Thanks y’all!!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was good but the music was so loud it was hard to talk. It was also hard to eat with the base so high

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

If you enjoy sushi with imitation crab meat, it's a good place. Otherwise, I can get better sushi in SD.

LV
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best customer service, food, seating, drinks, view, vibe I’ve experienced at a restaurant as long as I can remember. They really go the extra mile for you and make you feel special for being there. One of my favorite food and drink spots in Austin, and a perfect romantic date night for couples.

HE
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sashimi entree

J
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant instantly gives off a generic “chain” feel. I would compare it to the Japanese version of a PF Chang’s. The food was good, but definitely not an authentic sushi joint. Service was good but our table and menus felt sticky and unclean.

T
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great and the staff was nice and accommodating.

OK
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I sat on the balcony and had a great view of downtown. Only wished there was a candle on the table for viewing the menu. My server was great and crazy monkey roll is amazing!

s
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing food! Very hip spot for sharable and sushi. Kind of loud for friends who were trying to visit, but otherwise amazing!

LV
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view and amazing food. Way better than I expected.

OT
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good but service was faulty. Took us 30 min to get a table with our reservation and 20 min for a waiter to stop by.

AG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Have been here twice before. LOVED IT. Came for valentines and my birthday. Brought a group of friends. First it takes 30min at least to get or drinks. Then we cannot find our waiter for another 10-15min. Drinks come, we order food. Over an hour later the food comes out. My appetizer with my meal. Half the table got their food when i was COMPLETELY DONE. Not alight difference but at least 20min later. The dj was great but way too loud! We could not hear each other at all and gave up trying to communicate with the person not immediately next to us. Took the waiter 15min to come back with our cards once we gave them to pay. Almost two hours there. Everyone left unhappy, my friends whose birthday it was got his food last as others are trying to pay and leave. Waiter or manager made no effort to apologize

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

The food was not high quality, the menu was trendy and not original, the server was great, but it was noisy and there was bad music playing. Not fine dining for sure.

OT
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Meeting w realtor, pre- celebration. I suggested the restaurant frankly because they made a great margarita. That was mistake one, they ran out of Don Julio tequila! No tequila on a Saturday at 6:30? The waiter was clueless. What kind of tequila do u have?? No clue. Slooooooo. Let me ask. Oh, we don’t have that. What do u have? Awful. I ear sashimi, it’s never fresh, quite often very “cold” almost frozen. Last time I will visit. Poor, uneducated servers, average to worse on food and NO clue on drinks. Good luck

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Terrible sushi! Avoid it if you can

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MS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour is great and the sushi is high quality

L
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Un lugar casual, se agradece que abra hasta tarde para comer sushi, no es el mejor sushi pero está bien, el menú es amplio y las porciones generosas. Si lo que buscas es un lugar casual para comer sushi, nada muy sofisticado más bien relajado con ambiente casi de bar, este es el lugar. La terraza es agradable.

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EP
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was average at best, serivce was terrible. Waiter forgot our rolls multiple times, forgot drinks, etc.

AW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went for lunch on a Saturday. We made reservations but we're seated immediately. Ramen was great and the sashimi was amazing. Definitely coming back.

D
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The food and drinks quality was so poor that I would not return. The ambiance is better outside, but it is too hot in Texas to enjoy it.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was horrible. Drinks weren’t at the table waiting like I had requested. Messed up our order twice. Still had to pay for the whole meal. Overall, not a good experience at all.

CS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shane made recommendations on the menu that were spot on. We lingered while discussing business and were never rushed. Sashimi was incredible. Get the salmon, yellow fish, and spicy tuna.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Easy to get in and only had to wait the couple of minutes for them to get the table ready.

K
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

OK if you want Happy Hour, great food, great drinks, GREAT VALUE!! You need to check this place out. Always been scheduling to go and never made it till a good friend dragged me out and lemme tell you. . . . TOTALLY WORTH IT! The amount of discounted apps and the drink specials during happy hour are crazy! Johnny was an awesome server, fun, educated and just an all around awesome guy. The specialty rolls so yummy! Beer and a sake for like $8, gimme more! Will definitely be back and can't wait for the weather to improve and sit outside to overlook 4th street.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The unique ambiance actually threw me off a bit. Personally was not a fan.

VS
Austin
38 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Slow hostess even though restaurant was almost empty. Also too long waiting for a food to come. Food tasted good but overall I won’t be coming back.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was horrible, has to bus my own table. No silverware, empty drinks, fire alarm going off, empty soy sauce, no waters. Enough said

ER
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The calamari was not what I was expecting. The breading had no flavor, and the dipping sauce it came with also had no flavor. The sake was small compared to other japanese restaurants that offer sake. The sushi wasn't that great either. None of the food was that great. Only good thing was the outside patio, but even then it was noisy. Will not be returning again.

CR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Sushi was great, but we had uncooked chicken on the skewers. Our server did not come to the table often and seemed annoyed when he did. We had nats flying around our table the entire evening. We mentioned this to the server and said this is very typical. That steered me away from wanting to come back. I have eaten here at different cities, and this was the worst experience.

MM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service is amazing and the food is even better. Has been a favorite of mine since I've moved to Austin.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The experience was ok. It was quite busy which made service a little challenging. The food was decent but not amazing. Overall, I would go again just because I know it was very busy for a holiday weekend.

m
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very disappointed based on the good reviews we read before going. Everything was overcooked or over seasoned. Service was decent but slow. Wine (white) was warm and needed ice.

K
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had reservations for a Friday night at 7:15 for a party of six to celebrate a birthday. They were busy and it seemed like they were a bit understaffed but our water did his best to be attentive. They were out of the Pinot Grigiio listed on the menu and the other white wine hadn't been chilled yet. That was the only hiccup in the evening. Our starters were the best part of the meal. We shared the black pepper wings, calamari, garlic edamame, and gyoza, everything was delicious. We ordered 8 separate rolls and they were great too.

I wish it wasn't so loud. Not only do the diners voices carry because it's one large dining room, but the music was too loud on to of this. I just don't understand why restaurants have the volume up so high. We shouldn't have to raise our voices and lean in to hear someone talk at our own table.

Great location downtown in the warehouse district of downtown.

OT
San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I expected the carpaccio to be sliced a little thinner but it was tasty. The poké sauce with the ponzu roll was the best I’ve had in a long time, will definitely get every time I go. The Philadelphia roll was ok but the cream cheese had an off texture, really can’t put my finger on it. The waitress started off really good but we waited an hour for her to come back to the table to ask for the check but she never did come back. We had the choice of picking up and leaving without paying or try our best to track her down. We chose the latter but patrons should never have to literally chase the server just to pay to leave. I know it was an hour because we wanted to watch the second half of the NBA Western Conference finals at home but ended up watching it and overtime from our table and she still hadn’t come back. Decent night, decent food will go back as RA has been a favorite but if I have a similar experience I will not return.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

SA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I would not recommend this restaurant. We arrived on Mother's Day to an understaffed restaurant, with dirty tables, and a long wait just to receive water. The staff continually tried to serve us other patrons' food, leading us to think they had no idea what they were doing. I had requested a special mother's day gift to my dear friend be delivered during our dinner (I was going to pay for it) and they failed to do so, even after the online request had been submitted while making my reservation. Pretty sure they don't read the online special request for dinner reservations, so don't bother. There are plenty of great Asian restaurants in Austin with much better service. Don't waste your time and money here, you'll only be frustrated by the poor service.

TW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately we were quite disappointed. I ordered the teriyaki chicken and fried rice. Pretty simple to get right. My dish cane out absolutely cold. Not quite sure how this is possible but we will not be returning!!

RT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Sushi was good, not great. After 10 minutes of waiting, we had to ask for a waiter.

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