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About RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - San Diego

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.

474 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese, Contemporary Asian

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:
Broadway at 5th Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(619) 321-0021

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/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - San Diego - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (107)
Hot Spot (66)
Fit for Foodies (65)
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Special Occasion (54)
Vibrant Bar Scene (50)
Late-night Find (49)
Great for Lunch (39)
Romantic (29)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Kid-friendly (11)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 18, 2016

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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 17, 2016

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

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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Really awesome experience. Highly recommend

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 27, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 25, 2016

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

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 20, 2016

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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 20, 2016

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 13, 2016

The food was wonderful

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2016

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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2016

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 23, 2016

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 16, 2016

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2016

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2015

Delicious edamame

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2015

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2015

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 18, 2015

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2015

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2015

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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2015

The food was good but service was poor

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 27, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2015

Good Happy Hour value; nice staff!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 11, 2015

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 5, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 14, 2015

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!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 29, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 12, 2015

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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 23, 2015

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 29, 2015

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2015

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2014

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2014

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2014

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2014

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

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 3, 2014

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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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 27, 2014

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 20, 2014

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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