About RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Lombard

RA Sushi is rolling up an exciting dining experience for all. Located outside of Yorktown Center, RA Sushi Lombard serves up a fresh, creative, Japanese-inspired menu. 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 our patio, take a table in our dining room, sit with our sushi chefs at the sushi bar or sip and socialize in our bar & lounge 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.

310 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148-5564
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Food & Bar
Sun-Thurs, 11am-Midnight
Fri-Sat, 11am-1am

Lunch
Served Until 3PM

Happy Hour*
Mon-Sat, 3pm-7pm
Mon-Sat, 10pm-Close
Sun, 8pm - Close

Brunch
Sun, 11am-3pm
*By IL law drink specials are offered all day

Cross Street:
Highland Avenue and Butterfield Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 627-6800

Website:
http://www.rasushi.com/lombard

Entertainment:
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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.

Executive Chef:
Tai Obata

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Lombard Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.7

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Special Occasion (4)
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Casual (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great place for sushi. Don’t order other main dishes. We had two different chicken dishes, both of them had over cooked chicken (dry to the bone). I would have sent it back, but it took forever to cook. Had to ask the server what was taking so long, she said it would be right up, but it wasen’t . When she came by to ask how it was, I told her the chicken was over cooked and dry. She said nothing and left. All our sushi dishes were great, lesson learned.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

They sat us down, waitress didn’t come for 20 mins, ordered two drinks mine came first 10
Mins later my wife’s about 6 mins after that it was watery as if it sitting, food was good like always but the service was terrible same with the waitress I’ve been here numerous times I don’t think I’m coming back anymore

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The sushi is very good and reasonably priced. Always an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

RA Sushi is ok for a chain sushi place. If you’re looking to grab a quick bite and want something a little different before or after a movie (or while out shopping) it’s fine. If you’re looking for super fresh fish and a fine dining Sushi experience...this isn’t the place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Every time I come here, it’s perfection.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This was so disappointing because my wife and I had such high hopes. Bottom line, the sushi was bland; there were no flavors. Even the scallop dynamite lacked flavor and heat. We couldn’t put our finger on it but something was missing in every dish... seasoning? My son’s plain chicken and rice was over cooked and dried. He could barely chew it without water. We won’t be back.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was very good. The service was quick and adequate. It was perfect dinner date and the waitress was very nice.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We made a late reservation (10:15) to reconnect after a busy week and it was incredibly loud. We were put next to the dj station and could barely hear and/or talk. The appetizer was brought after the main rolls, we weren't served water and were not checked on once. It's not my favorite sushi place - so, probably won't be back...

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Service was very poor which was unfortunate because this is one of our favorite places

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The food was amazing as always. The Happy Hour is a must. Great prices and drink specials.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We arrived about 15 minutes prior to our reservation. We were seated right way at a heightop outside on the patio. We decided to try one of the specialty sushi dishes and a maki roll. Our server made a recommendation for us and her choice was good. We enjoyed the rolls and glad we had the experience. I took away one star because the service was a bit slow. One mistake occurred at the end. Our waitress handed us back the wrong credit card and receipt at the end. We knew this was a mistake and located the people right away that had our card too. We understand this was not intentional, but just wanted to make note.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fun, Quick Bite, Authentic
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Rolls are great, so are the drinks it was my second time going and the service has been average, borderline poor every time. Don't order the fish tacos they are very small or the chips and dip.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was amazing service was terrible. Was super slow on a Friday night so I dont know why my sushi came out quick and my friend waited 20 mins for her food to even come out. I was done eating mine by then. The server disapered several times. Every time we ordered a drink it took 10-15 mins to get it(4 times) the check took even longer. Was very very disappointed....tipped her well cause I believe in karma but wrote a note on her tip sheet.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I think this place is going downhill. I found the waitress rude and indifferent. There was one other table in the entire place for lunch on a Saturday. She barely checked on us, gave us the wrong drinks, doesn't cater to families when I asked for kid friendly options. I can think of five other sushi places that would be better to go to.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Very salty...we were almost done before the server offered low salt soy sauce.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I enjoyed the sushi and found everything to be terrific- I wish the music was a tad bit softer but all in all, a lovely dinner!

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Food was good as was the service but the restaurant was really dirty - food and trash on the floor, grease on the menu and dirty tables around us.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

I felt compelled to write this review after reading such negative ones about this particular location, and almost not going here at all due solely to this reason..

A little background info...I'm a newbie when it comes to sushi, having only tried it 2-3 times in my relatively short 34 years, and I have only ever had the "cooked" kind.

I researched several reviews on Yelp to ensure I made the most out of my next sushi endeavor. I really wanted to go during Happy Hour, which is from 3-7 pm, but my twin sister couldn't make it to the restaurant until after 7 pm, so we had to nix that idea. As suggested by another Yelper, we decided to make online reservations on Open Table, which was a very simple and efficient process. I was able to see the menu and prices for RA in this app and could have sworn they advertised "4 for $30, 3 pm to close." I figured with this deal, we wouldn't even miss Happy Hour prices, and felt very good about making a 7:15 pm reservation.

I got to the restaurant before my sister. The place was not as packed as I expected, and I was seated right away. My sister joined me a few minutes later and we were greeted with a very friendly, competent waitress (I forgot her name), who explained to us that the 4 for $30 was only on Wednesdays. Bummer :/ Despite this little hiccup, we decided to forge ahead and ordered off the regular priced dinner menu. After confirming with our waitress which dishes were "cooked," we ordered the Viva Las Vegas (which does have spicy tuna in it), Ra' ckin Roll, California Dream, and Crunchy Shrimp Tempura. Our rolls were out in less than 10 minutes, and each one tasted better than the last. My sister and I were both very pleased with our selections and, although I had my doubts that this meal would fill us up, we were actually pretty full after devouring the 4 rolls. Great food, will definitely be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The DJ that was hired to play music was far too loud. We moved from the patio to an inside seat to escape the noise but he just kept getting louder. Not a good experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Great sushi

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 (Naples)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Awesome
Had a great time

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food was outstanding! However, the service I noticed could use a tad bit more attention....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food was typically top notch, but the service tonight we went was horrific. The manager did the best she could to make up for a bad server, but ultimately we were left with a poor opinion of the restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Great, great rolls! OUR waitress, though not others so it appeared, was ridiculously slow. Bday surprise completed missed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Great for a quick eat after work! Can never go wrong with the pacific roll, caterpillar roll and a strawberry lemonade!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day, specials were great. Service was a little slow.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Service was very slow and the waitress was not attentive. The food is always amazing! The was the first time of the many times we visit that we received poor service. We were there to celebrate Father's Day and we were sat at a cramped table. Everyone one else who made a reservation for a more comfortable table and when I asked to move I was told they were all reserved. Even when tables that were not reserved freed up they did not move us. You would think that they would take note that we were celebrating and would want to be more comfortable to enjoy the night but instead we were sat at a tiny two seat table in the middle of the room. This is all aside from the slow, terrible service we received at this tiny table.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Extremely slow service, waitress took forever. It took over 45 minutes to get 3 rolls, we ended up boxing up because we had to leave. The edamame took 20 minutes alone to bring out.
The soda is ALWAYS flat here, I don't understand how nobody has taken care of this. And just about every time I need to remind the waitress to bring roll they're missing, or my grilled veggies/steamed rice. They always forget something! If it wasn't for the food we would never come back. Train your staff better and hire more people to attend to the tables and make the food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Ra is always a favorite! My best friend and I try to have a sushi date every so often and this was her first time at Ra...she loved it!! I will always head to Ra whenever I want great sushi.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

As far as sushi restaurants, this is one of the best. The food is excellent and the service is typically good. The ambiance is very progressive and it has somewhat loud energetic music as the background. Overall, a very nice dining experience.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The service wasn't very good at all.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great food and service on the outside patio. Sushi was fresh and authentic. Drink menu was great as well!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Not what it used to be. A Friday night table where the restaurant was not that crowded and the service was very slow. My meal was very mediocre and my drink was actually warm. Just a bad experience all together.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food and service was fabulous! My favorite place for sushi!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We had a slight mixup with our order, but our waitress was on top of it , and we got extra food to cover the time we spent waiting. It was my 30th or 40th time eating there but it was some of my friends first time, and they had a great experience. We will definitely be back! The poke tacos were amazing as was the tunacado and of course my favorite the Vegas roll !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We asked to be seated outside and were told it was a 25 minute wait. We were seated inside but it was so hot and stuffy inside I couldn't take it after a few minutes. We noticed that there were still several empty tables outside and it didn't seem like they were going to seat anyone there so we asked to be seated outside again and they seemed to be fine with that. We ordered food for our kids right away (no kids menu which is surprising being located at Yorktown) while we were deciding on what sushi to order. we ordered our sushi, expecting it to be out in 15-20 minutes. It took 45 minutes for our sushi to come out! Our kids were finished with their meals long before the sushi arrived. to top it off, only two of the three sushi rolls came. We had to wait an extra 15 minutes for the third sushi roll. During this entire time, our waitress didn't come back to check on us, to see if we liked our food or to say that she would check on the status of our sushi. On top of it, the sushi was mediocre. The spicy tuna in the spicy tuna roll was mushy and the Rallipop- a signature roll , was ok, but nothing special and not worth the price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Not the most authentic sushi I've had, but the cocktails were good and service was great

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Saturday late lunch so not crowded at all and ate in bar area. Bar tables are unstable and unbalanced which made eating difficult at times, despite adjustments and wedging underneath. Will stick with main dining room next time. Food was fabulous as always!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 5, 2017

They have great happy hour with half price sushi and pineapple wontons

Tags: Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 5, 2017

It was good but nobody came to the hostess desk for 10 minutes but other than that the food was good bit great

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