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About RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Mesa

RA Sushi is rolling up an exciting dining experience for all. Located off the Freeway on S. Val Vista Drive in Dana Park, RA Sushi Mesa 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.

1652 Val Vista Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
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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

Cross Street:
US 60 & Val Vista

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 632-9500

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

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 - Mesa Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
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Business Meals (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My service was excellent and the sushi was amazing. I especially enjoyed seeing the chefs at the sushi bar having a good time preparing. The atmosphere was quiet enough for a private conversation but also had areas for friends to gather.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

RA is a go to place for my family. We love the food and the service is always great. I recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our service and food were fabulous. The only thing I did not like was the loud music playing through the speakers. It was kind of hard to have a conversation with my husband. Our server was amazing, the drinks were perfect, and I HIGHLY recommend the lobster spring rolls and the California Dream sushi rolls.

Tags: Tapas, People Watching, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great place to eat, great place to go on a date at.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Odd, normally Ra restaurants have good food. Had miso soup, good. Ra'ckin shrimp, good. Vegas roll wasn't made well, mushy rice. Was really disappointed. Also asked for extra eel sauce, which the server forgot. No lemons brought with drink refill. Disappointing meal. Won't be back to this location.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 27, 2017

I was very displeased with how the evening started.. I was not told at the time i reserved that i needed half our party there to be seated. So when i get there with my 4 children trying to surprise my husband i am told i cannot sit down until 5 more people show up. so surprised ruined my husband and his sisters show. 5 of us... but now we have to wait for 80% of the party which overall was us.. The girls in the front where very rude about it and didnt seem to care. Once we got seated our waitress was rude about how to go about the check. She forgot my children's drinks all the time and when asked for suggestions for my kids she had an attitude. I love RA sushi but this one was not a favorite to visit.. Manners are a must

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

food was just okay. if it was better, the pricing would be fair. we did enjoy the dessert and drinks. the service was great. the food sounds like it would be great based on menu descriptions. but sadly the main thing i would think anyone goes to a restaurant for is the very thing that brings the rating down. i've spent more and i've spent less on better product. to me it means that they could do better.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Nice variety and different takes on sushi. Good pricing for he quality. Will definitely visit again!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The food was good and the drinks were good. We had sushi and the selection was awesome.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Ok Sushi! Acceptable emergency last minute choice of sushi and Drinks! Would do it again! 😃

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We were celebrating my daughters 21st birthday. We had a great time. The server was great and so was the food as always. Ra is one of our favorite places to go.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Sophie our server was fantastic! We were there celebrating 2 birthdays and she made both ladies feel special. This is definitely our favorite place since we've moved to AZ. The food is always great and super fast to get to the table

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Nicely prepared Sushi with scallops from Japan and all fish very fresh. Happy hour is very popular on Wednesday

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Great food. However, I really wish they would offer brown rice and fried rice. I understand this may not be the norm, but it seems logical.

Tags: Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Manager, Ashley was great. She took care of our open table account and for our points because our reservations were cancelled. She was also very sweet about the whole situation and called me back when the issue was resolved ;)
Will be coming back just because of her excellent customer service.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Our server was very sweet and friendly but sooooo scattered. No one got their drinks or food at the same time and she was a little bossy. The manager did apologize at the end of the evening but a little too late. :(

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Outstanding food and service. People were saying it was the best sushi they had ever eaten.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2016

We go there at least once a week. Go to place for dinner when we do not feel like cooking. Always great service, great food.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 26, 2016

The food was great! The beer was cold, ice cold! Had sushi rolls, they were very tasty.
Will definitely visit RA again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Overall experience good. Nice atmosphere and excellent cocktails.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, People Watching, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Always great food and service. Was able to use OpenTable to secure a reservation after calling the restaurant and not being able to get in! So, thank you OpenTable! Will be using it for all my reservations going forward now.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Good food and good happy hour. was great until it came time to pay the bill. The server was great but took almost 20 minutes before he took our card to pay the bill. By that time we had already ate and were just sitting there ready to leave.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Food was really good, I got the calamari it was alright, not what I am use to. I think I will stick to what I am use to though, so will try different appetizer. The sushi was really good and I really liked the green tea ice cream. The waitress was very at tentative. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Food was awesome...love their RA Sushi & Chips and a couple of new items. We shall be back on the Patio!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 24, 2016

We love the sushi at RA. The music is way, way too loud at night. Many patrons are middle aged - like us- it's as if they value the young people's preferences above ours. I have friends who love the food, but feel it's not worth the inability to communicate with their dinner companions. I haven't reached that point yet, but I am getting closer.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Beautiful afternoon on patio and great service! Enjoyed the RA Salsa & Chips...coming back for more!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 12, 2016

Great food. Sushi is what both my client and I were in a mood for. Exceeded our expectations in all aspects. I even got food to go. Amazing sushi, good service. Would come back if a chance is given.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 28, 2016

Keep up the great work

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 22, 2016

Don't bother with the crispy fried rice

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 16, 2016

Went to lunch with a friend visiting from out of town. Food & service were excellent! There were plenty of delicious choices on the lunch menu. The lunch combo was great! Will definitely be returning!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Food was great. Waiter was unmotivated and didnt pay as much attention as he should of. Drinks were empty, we had to order additional food from another employee walking by.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 18, 2016

Stopped in for lunch! Beautiful day outside sat on their patio. Lunch special wasn't explained to me so I had no idea the one thing I ordered came out with a small salad. Wish you were given the option of brown rice. Need to add cucumber rolls and NOT CHARGE EXTRA for it. Pretty standard in other Sushi restaurants. Food was average nothing special.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2015

Made reservation for large party. Arrived just before reservation time and was told it would be just little wait. 15 min, 20 min, 30 min go by. Asked for manager. Expressed displeasure with her about the situation and was told that I should have been informed there would be some kind of wait even with a reservation because of the size of their dining room. 45 min go by and they let me know they have a table ready for us that is a little small and would add another table when one becomes available. The table that they wanted to seat us at had the chairs literally touching each other and with 14 people left us no room. I let them know we would wait until they had our table ready that could accomidate us. 1 hour after our reservation time we were seated. The manager did agree to give us free appetizers for our table and after going around a little bit did agree to give us the happy hour prices that we would have had if we had been seated for the time we had our original reservation. Basically, if you decide to go to the establishment, don't bother making a reservation. It doesn't mean anything to them.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Great service, good food. Noise level a little loud. Too hot to sit outside this time of year. Happy hour wine prices ??? They could work on that a little.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 26, 2015

Yes, it is a loud restaurant, but the food and service made it worth it. Does anyone else get seated by the kitchen when you use Open Table? This has happened to us more than once.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 7, 2015

We were there for our 45th Anniversary... Matt was our server and was very helpful. We throughly enjoyed the RA CKin Shrimp and the 2 Assortment Dinners but we think the menu should have 2 spicy symbols by the Spicy Shrimp Soup... the taste was nice but it was too spicy for both of us. We will totally recommend RA to everyone and we will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 17, 2015

I've only found one good thing here - their Vegas roll - and it's only pretty good. Nothing else is really exceptional. The music is always too loud, and I always try to sit outside to get away from it all as much as possible.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2014

Worst server ever! Unless you want to be somewhere that you can't have a conversation over the insanely loud music, and the server treats you as if your very existence just ruined his day, I suggest you steer clear.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 27, 2014

Took my date to the restaurant. It was my first time going to RA and I plan on going there in the future.

Thank you for a great dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 17, 2014

Excellent menu. Very friendly service. My Sashimi sampler was very fresh and good. The appetizers (dumplings, spicy lobster roll, hot mess) were all exceptional. Outdoor dining was pleasent for being in a shopping center.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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