RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - San Diego

4.1
81 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in San Diego serves artfully prepared Japanese cuisine. Its modern setting features rich red colors and orb-shaped lighting. Guests can begin their meal with an appetizer of sweet and spicy pork ribs, vegetable tempura or seared Ahi tuna tataki sauce at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant. A main course of black pepper sirloin steak, panko-breaded chicken with a side of coleslaw or beef teriyaki. It also offers numerous sushi rolls, as well as sashimi, nigiri and maki.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant's bar serves beer, sake, wine and cocktails. It has seasonal specials and a happy hour menu. This restaurant provides brunch on Sundays and take-out service for guests wanting to enjoy their meal at home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was really good, but there was a Dj and the music made us physically tired after a while. Could have turned it down 15% and all would have been good.

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vipskipit
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2016
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Good food at decent price. They have a lunch punch card. Was pretty busy for lunch day we went.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really awesome experience. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at RA did a fantastic job helping us prepare for and surprise my girlfriend for her 40th birthday!! Very accommodating and supportive. She is still talking about it!! Thank you!

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vipskipit
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great! Restaurant busy this day, but still quiet noise level. Food and service great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
86 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for a birthday and had an awesome time! We we're in from Orange County and RA didn't disappoint! Chris was one of the best servers we've ever had. Made the dinner special! I look forward to returning

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vipKrisha
Dallas
59 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience1

LOUD RESTAURANT: The music was up too loud to hear one another talk.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best sushi I have had around San Diego county. Me and my girlfriend have sushi once a week and try new places all the time and hands down best place/sushi!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The food was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! They have a very unique menu of rolls that I have never had before with some ingredients that you wouldn't normally think of for sushi, but they were amazing when put together!

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vipskipit
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had lunch here. As usual, pretty quiet at lunch time. Things pick up at happy hour. Yet to try brunch.

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vipMarieD
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was just ok and service was acceptable. I don't think I'd go back, but not terrible. Also, if you like eating in a dance club, this is the place for you after 7pm.

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vipMary
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi!!! I love it!!! great taste and service, don't miss it!!!

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RA01152016
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were trying to get dinner before catching Seinfeld at the Civic Theatre. We weren't too familiar with the fact that every place worth going to requires dinner reservations. Thankfully they all use open table. Heard great things about Ra but did not think we would even be able to eat dinner there. Thankfully they had many reservations open. It was a great first time experience. From the food, to the service, to the location. Definitely recommend!

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vipSammyP
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Parking is awful but worth it for the food!

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mortiz05
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious edamame

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Dclark
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The sushi fish was not moist and portions were small. Will not recommend

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Haylzzz
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, the hostess Rianna was amazing and so sweet when we called letting them know we were running late for our reservation. Second, the food is amazing and the service is great as well. Lastly, such a perfect place for ladies night before we went out the rest of the night!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2015
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much, there was a large party enjoying a holiday meal and although there were a bit load due to having a great time, it was not distracting and it is the holiday season so is expected. Only small service issue was that one of our meals came out during the appetizers and the other was about 10 minutes later. Other then that small timing issue everything was wonderful and we will be back

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Jordalf
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2015
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Overall I like the food also the waitress was kind and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2015
Overall1food4service1ambience1

My first experience at RA was not a great one. I could not believe the type of service I received. Our waiter was very unprofessional and even rude at times. The food was good and did come out in a timely manner. But I will never come to this restaurant again based on the service that I received. Very unpleasant experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2015
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was good but service was poor

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vipKathyM
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall the food is consistently good. My one negative comment which I have commented on before, is they jsut can't seem to bring the entrees out together. I understand that some of it is coming from the kitchen and some for the Sushi bar, but there should be a better way to coordinate. This is the second time in a row where my husband got his food way before I got mine. I always tell him not to wait, but it is just not right that one of us is always eating alone. Servers are always very friendly, just wish they could get it together on the timing of serving the entrees together.

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vipKathyM
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food is always good and prices are good, especially during happy hours or one of their specials. My one issue is they need to improve on getting orders out at the same time for everyone at the table. Last time we went my husband got his food 10 minutes plus before I received mine. This is really not acceptable.

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vipJK17
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good Happy Hour value; nice staff!

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vipATXwino
Austin
115 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2015
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Honestly, not impressed. The sushi was average, at best. The service was good, though we were there in the mid-afternoon when the opened so there wasn't much going on to take the attention of the waitstaff. The ambiance was okay, though more party-like. My feeling is, if you want halfway-decent fish in a place (where the other locations are in mall food courts...) that caters to people looking to get hammered (as opposed to foodies looking for a great meal), this may be your place. If you're looking for high-end food, move on elsewhere.

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CrashDavis
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place. Killer drinks and I think the food is very good. It's Americanized sushi for sure, but the quality and flavor remains top notch. The scenerey is always good, and its located close to the gaslamp for post-dinner drinks, but far enough north that you can usually find street parking a few blocks away (towards Banker's Hill). They also have a killer late night happy hour and some mysterious "4 for $25" menu that used to be on Sundays but I think now is on Wednesdays. Phenomenal value for the quality and quantity of the food. I think for the money the Calamari (get the dynamite sauce on the side) and the Las Vegas roll are not to be missed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager and staff went above and beyond with friendliness, consistency, knowledge and helpfullness. We never felt rushed, on the contrary the server even informed us about Happy Hour before it passed (saving us money!). The manager took the time, at least a handful of times to come over and ask us how we were doing, chatted with my parents and genuinely wished my dad a happy birthday. Being in the restaurant industry myself, I really appreciated all the little touches and honesty. Great service!!!

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JoeCool
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2015
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We arrived around 10pm. Ordered many items on menu and all were good. We had to ask our waitress for everything (soy sauce, ginger, etc) and she never did fill our water glasses. Pleasant personality but she was checked.out before we even got there.

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sdfood
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was tasty and above average, the server was attentive and the ambiance was great, even for a dinner near midnight midweek.

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vipskipit
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ra Sushi never disappoints. Try it, you'll see. You will like it.

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vipskipit
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

always yummy in the tummy enjoy it is always a great place.

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vipskipit
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great lunch. Service great! Wonderful day. Who could ask for more?

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oldladyonabike
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I'd definitely order the ahi salad again. The sushi was fresh and the server was knowledgeable.

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vipHooloo82
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome! Definitely get the hot miso soup and calamari... The Vegas roll and ultimate shrimp tempura was delish

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vipskipit
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch was very reasonable. No complaints. Satisfied, as usual.

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vipKathyM
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice local restaurant to enjoy sushi, sashimi or just some terriyaki dishes. Moderate prices.

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Nada
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience3

service was a little slow and disorganized. No soy sauce or wasabi with the rolls, had to ask for it. Rolls were ok. Weak drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second time I have been to RA Sushi Bar. Its noisy on a Saturday evening but the vibes are positive and the service was excellent. The sushi is to die for, and if I an consuming raw fish I don't mind paying the extra $$ to make sure it is the best San Diego has to offer. I will be back again!

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vipAMorlett
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2014
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our food was absolutely gross:( i could not eat my sushi roll. Our server was not attentive at all we waited so long to order and never asked if we needed anything. The whole experience was bad we will not be returning to this place!

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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 321-0021.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - San Diego is rated 4.1 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

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