About RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Phoenix

RA Sushi is rolling up an exciting dining experience for all. Located off I-10 in the Ahwatukee Foothills Towne Center, RA Sushi 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.
Located by the movie theater, we’re a perfect destination before or after your flick. Guests can dine al fresco on the spacious 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 & 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.

4921 East Ray Road
Phoenix, AZ 85044
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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:
I-10 & Ray Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 940-1111

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

Entertainment:
Get Hooked Up! Want to score a $20 RA gift certificate every year during the month of your Half Birthday? Sign up for our preferred customer email program, The Hook Up. In addition to the sweet gift certificate, you'll be the first to hear about food and drink specials, parties, events and all other happenings in the RA. Go to our website to Get Hooked Up.

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 - Phoenix Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.5

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4.3

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3.7

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Moderate

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

First time at RA Sushi Bar!!!! Loved it, great food, and great service!!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food and service were both unimpressive. Appetizers weren't good- calamari was WAY over-salted, and crab cake was mushy and tasted like it was made with cheap canned tuna. Sushi rolls had a good flavor, but were poorly rolled and kept falling apart when picked up with chop sticks. Server never checked back with us after food was delivered, to see if everything was OK. The place was surprisingly empty for a Saturday at 7pm, and they were sold out of more than half their dessert menu- including staples of mochi and green tea ice cream. Overpriced for lack of quality in their food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 27, 2017

This was my first time eating Sushi. It was great. Perfect customer service and atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great food ,lots to pick from, even my picky eater teens found stuff they like .

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The restaurant was extremely dirty. The dishes had water stains all over them and the tables were sticky. Service was excellent though!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We enjoy the poke and sashimi every time we visit.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Awful. Six people at lunch and every meal was brought out at a different time. Two peoples food took so long that the check was at the table before they even got their food. Had to send back a sushi roll because there was hair on one of the pieces. When I checked the bill, they were still going to charge for the hairy sushi roll until I said no. This was our third time having a business lunch here and each time has been worse than the time before.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The lunch bento boxes were excellent and very delish. All elements were fresh and flavorful including the miso soup, salad, vegetable tempura, salmon, even the bed of cabbage slaw under the dishes. Our waitress was very pleasant and let us know about the status when we were waiting a bit for our meals. Overall, we had a wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Eggcellent, anything with chicken there is kool-and-the-gang.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Ra was delicious. The best sushi I have ever had. They were also very accommodating when we had additional people to add to our large group! Looking forward to going back!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Always consistent. Decent sushi and good lunch menu.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great service great food what more can you ask for!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We have dined here many times but this time it took 45 mins just to get our first roll and the last roll came to our table about an hour and a half after we sat

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2017

It's probably just me, but the food per cost is not worth it. $70 for a data and myself, and we still had to go to taco bell afterward to fill up.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

From the moment we walked in we were greeted with a smile. Everyone who came to our table was happy and helpful. The best service I've experienced in a very long time.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 21, 2017

I was disappointed in both the service and the food. I ordered a hot green tea of which took 10 to 15 minutes to refill after asking numerous times. Also we had to ask for our teriyaki chicken dish a few times and also had to request silverware and soy sauce more than once. It was just overall a below par experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Made our "reservation" through Open Table 20 minutes prior to our arrival and when we came in, I said "I have a reservation" and the hostess replied, "yeah, you JUST made that so we're still getting your table ready." So after 10 minutes, we got sat down (at a table after I requested a booth), right next to the door that goes to the patio and all the cold air was pouring through the door. Our server was training a new server and she was so rushed, that we felt like she was trying to just it over with. Her trainee was wonderful and so delightful, but she almost made him try to rush our decisions. I typically love RA, but I guess I need to stay away on Friday nights.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Very poor waitress and staff. They messed up our order and we kept having to ask for our appetizer after our meal came out. They then over charged us by adding items to our bill we never ordered.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2016

My favorite Japanese restaurant. Best tuna tataki in the city

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Absolutely delicious! Service could have been better. Our waitress didn't know how to work the machine for happy hour, and attempted twice to charge us full price. The issue was eventually solved. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2016

One of my favorite sushi bars in the Chandler area. The presentation and quality never disappoints.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 21, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner very much. Birthday celebration for a friend. Our server Christy was excellent! We ordered several appetizers and enjoyed them all. Dessert was awesome!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2016

It was a good night. We weren't in a hurry so it didn't bother us the service was very slow. It often took asking a few times to get what we ordered.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 30, 2016

Awesome experience as always.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 8, 2016

I really have enjoyed Ra's but the last two visits had a negative trend. We went there with a large group (10 people - we made reservations). The server was great! The only this was we came for the Clam Udon (my favorite) and there were only 3 portions left -- so they split that among 4 of us.

Then, 3 of us went yesterday, and they were out of the Clam Udon (which I wasn't told until after I ordered). Two of us had ordered it. The server returned to tell us, so we asked for menus. She bought only 1 over. I let my wife look first, then before I had a chance to pick anything, the server returned. So I had her take my wife's order and asked for a few more moments. The server never returned. The kitchen staff brought out dinner for my wife and daughter, and I still had nothing. When the server finally returned, my wife and daughter had done eating. We were heading to a movie, so I went without.

Probably won't go back there for a while...

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 8, 2016

The sushi was flavorless. It slow and service non existent.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 11, 2016

The sushi is fantastic! The service is good, we have had great service and then not so great service. However, I give 3 stars because they cranked up the music (kind of techno versions of pop songs) at like 7pm. I just wanted a nice dinner with my husband on his birthday. I couldn't even talk to him without shouting! I get the ambiance thing, but maybe crank the music in the bar and leave it lower in the dining area.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 20, 2015

Seated immediately, server was great and had great recommendations.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2015

At this location (Ahwatukee ), the service is top notch and the food is excellent. Even though they had setup our table for six inside, two of the women in our group were chilled so we asked to sit outside. This request wasn't met with a frown or negative comment but a "can do" attitude which really put everyone at ease.

We unknowingly landed in happy hour which also made for libations and a few extra platters of sushi very easy to order. As this was our first time here, our server was not only patient but extremely helpful in suggesting what to order and how many pieces per plate. Everything from the spring rolls to the crab meat wontons, dragon rolls, California rolls, and a few other "rolls" I fail to remember were excellent.

Pricing was very reasonable and with drinks was around $25 / person. We weren't rushed and the choice to be outside on a very comfortable evening was a good one. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 15, 2015

Pros:
Excellent decoration, space, lighting.
Sushi counter and back wall attract people.

Cons:
Should be Japanese traditional music like
Koto (string instrument),
Fue (bannboo frute),
Shamisen

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 2, 2015

We were in town for a convention and decided to roll the dice on having Sushi in the middle of the desert....It was a GREAT decision. The food was fresh and tasty. We hit them with a last minute group of 10 and they handled it like a champ. Great Service! All in all, it was awesome. I highly recommend RA!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 6, 2015

The restaurant had our reservation, but it wasn't needed, as there were quite a few open tables. We were seated in a back windowless area, presumably where the waitress's station was, as that area's tables were full. It would have been nice to be out in the area where the windows were. There was outside seating, but it was a warm evening, so sitting inside was preferable. Our waitress was very attentive and efficient, although the practice of squatting down to be at eye level with the diners always seems to me to be too casual and slightly annoying/patronizing. I liked the inquiry as to whether we wanted our sushi orders brought out as they became ready or when they all were ready. The food was very good. I especially liked the "Rak" n Roll with shrimp and crab. Also the seabass sashimi with lemon slices was excellent. The yellowtail sashimi was buttery and fresh. My glass of sauvignon blanc was fresh and perfectly chilled. All-in-all, a mostly pleasant experience with tasty food, convenient to the movie theater next door.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 6, 2015

We have been to RA many times and have always enjoyed their selections. This time when we went we found they had discontinued their Salmon carpaccio. This was the best thing on their menu in our opinion. It is what set them apart from the other Sushi restaurants in town. The recommended replacement was dull and basically sashimi with lemon slices.

We also had a either a new or absent minded server. We had to ask for our bottle of saki that we had ordered and she forgot ordered fooditems twice. While the food is good, it no longer has an edge to make us come back .

Disappointed in RA

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2015

This is a place that would totally depend on your server's knowledge and ability to understand what you like, we got lucky!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 13, 2015

Making a reservation was completely pointless. We waited longer than the people who just walked in the door. Hostesses are extremely rude and dont know how to read your reservation.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 9, 2014

Relaxing. Right next to the AMC 24 movie Ahwatukee movie theater. Had some of their standard rolls. Good but nothing spectacular. But also had one of their specialty rolls. I forgot what it was called but it had shrimp tempura and jalapeno. Awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 25, 2014

Being from NYC, I am a full fledged sushi lover! While no one can compare to Sushi Yasuda (sorry Ra!), Ra definitely provides fresh fish and friendly service. Sometimes you do have to remind your waiter to bring rice, soup, or other sides that come with your meal, but overall everyone is friendly, and the food and drinks are delicious.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 8, 2014

The server gave great recommendations on sushi & the sake bar. However she did not come back, we wanted more sake but by the time she returned we changed our mind.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 16, 2014

RA Sushi is a great place to hang out. Food is great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 4, 2013

When we got to our table the first thing the server asked us, was do you know the process? It was awkward, and felt like it was out of a movie scene... The Sashimi was good, but everything in the bento box was bland and could have used a lot more flavor.

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