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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.
Lombard, IL 60148-5564
Japanese, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Food & Bar
Served Until 3pm
Sun, 3pm - Close
*By IL law drink specials are offered all day
Highland Avenue and Butterfield Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Lombard Ratings and Reviews
I used to love going to this place but over the years I feel like the service has declined. The fact that my group and 2 other groups waited more than 5 minutes at the front with no host or any other staff in sight to welcome us or take our names/party size was shocking! That’s should be done almost instantly before you have even taken more than a few steps into any restaurant! One of the sushi chefs had to come around just to greet us but then said someone will be right with us. Then as we’re seated at the table every request we made, drinks, napkins, straws took unusually long to be fulfilled. They’re lucky the food still is amazing but there are many other places I could choose with great food AND great service.
Never impressed here. Ever. I’ve been here several handfuls of times all times of days and nights and never seem to get good service. As usual, way too long to even be approached at our table by our server, even longer to get our drinks. Really kills the mood at the table. Food presentation was also off tonight. Usually the presentation is pretty good but tonight was well below average. I always feel like my money and time are wasted here and would much rather frequent ANY other sushi restaurant in the area as service and presentation elsewhere never suffer. Why is this RA? For your prices and ambiance you can do better!
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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