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About RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - North Scottsdale

RA Sushi is rolling up an exciting dining experience for all. Located off North Scottsdale Road, 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.

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.

13802 N Scottsdale Rd
Suite 176
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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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:
Scottsdale Rd. & Thunderbird Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(480) 951-5888

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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - North Scottsdale Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

65% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
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Casual (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Business Meals (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We are weekly diner there. If is always our go to place. Never disappoints.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I love RA, I have been coming here for years and it always satisfies.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We've been going here since they opened at Kierland, then moved to this new location, this was the 1st time that the sushi was not up to par. The pork gyoza arrived cold, sent back and the new order was hot but soggy. Not up to their standards for sure. Maybe being Labor Day? which shouldn't matter whatsoever. Very disappointing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Delicious, fast, great service, and awesome Happy Hour from 3PM-close on Sunday

Tags: Spicy, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food is exceptional and the service was prompt and friendly. I love that they are open late at night. I love it here! Highly recommend it!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Food was average; both sushi and cooked entrees. Drink were overwhelmed by ice. Wait staff is friendly and good.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good food but terrible service and extremely noisy. This is the second time we have come to this location since they moved from Kierland. The first time was a disaster, but we figured they were still settling in to the new place. Unfortunately, they have not improved. It took us almost 20 minutes to get a couple glasses of wine. I would assume that the same staff came over from the old location, and if that is true, what changed? The old location was very efficient always. This place is total chaos. Whoever is managing this place has no clue on how to run a restaurant. Our server told us our drinks were taking a long time because the bar was backed up. That is a ridiculous excuse! Bad, bad management. Also they had music blaring so loud that you couldn't even carry on a conversation. We will never return here.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 11, 2017

First time here.Very disappointed in the food. Had several items on the menu and it was either tasteless or just did not taste good at all. Will not be returning.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Excellent place for great sushi!
We always enjoy with a large group or small😃

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Amazing dinner and our server was great! Love the happy hour prices

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The waiter was friendly and very responsive to our requests. Some of the rolls were tasty but we felt the tuna was not fresh. I ordered the tuna salad. Some of the tuna was done perfectly but there were 3 pieces that was gray and had thick skin. I couldn't eat it since it was tough and had poor taste. 2 of the diners had upset stomachs the next morning. We were the ones who are the tuna salad and rolls.
I was disappointed in the ambiance of the new location. Bar like atmosphere with no need to dress up for a nice dinner out! Seems inferior to the Ra restaurant that was at kierland. Thank you! Waiter was very good!!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 21, 2017

THIS PLACE IS CLOSED!!! GET IT OFF THE WEBSITE!!! WTF?!?

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Very clean and the level of service is outstanding ! cant wait to go back and bring more friends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Loved our table in the back. Nice and quiet, great service and amazing food!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Excellent Service! Quality of food is the best. Cant wait to go back and bring my friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Amazing service in bar and dinning room excellent sushi perfect night with perfect everything

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Love this place! Always good!! Love thieeir prices and happy hour options

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food an amazing strawberry lemonade The waitress wasn't that great took her about half an hour to refill my drink and the music was loud could barely hear the people across the table from me that I was having dinner with

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Sushi was amazing, order the viva las vegas roll, a must have. Great atmosphere, friendly welcoming staff. I will definitley be returning. Thanks RA

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Live Music, Authentic, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Great sushi. I love Ra. It has a great atmosphere and amazing service.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We loved RA's when we first moved here in 1998 because we grew close to the owners. Once they sold it has been a different place. We have gone on and off with RA's and recently we decided to try again. Every other week we would go and the service or the noise would just get a little worse with each visit. This last weekend we were there again and the food is fantastic but the service and the manager gave every excuse on why things took so long. The drinks were sitting on the bar for 10 minutes until I got up from the table to go get them. Of course the beer glasses were warm and we requested cold ones.The food always comes all at once rather than spaced out. The manager was not very welcoming so we are done with RA's. I hope you have a better experience but there are two many other great Sushi places in the area. We will not support them any longer. You decide how to spend your hard earned money but that is not what my family needs is stress while dining out.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The food and service were excellent. Like so many restaurants, managers are mistaken that customers enjoy blaring obnoxious music. If you like that kind of music, this will be your place

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for a sushi pig out on Mother's Day. We tried about four or five different rolls (all very good) and had two orders of tako shasimi, which was outstanding, and also an ice cream based desert which was delicious. Everything was very fresh and beautifully prepared. Our waiter was very attentive and efficient. I would definitely go back. There are still a number of things on the menu that I'm looking forward to trying. I was a little hesitant about going because of several of the negative reviews, but we had a very good experience.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Beer was cold, Sake was hot, food was good. What was perplexing was that the restaurant was about 1/3 full on a Saturday night from the time we were there 7 PM till about 9:00 PM. Looked like there was full wait staff on duty, but the service was very slow as was the food preparation. Don't know why but that's just the way it was. It won't keep us from going there another time, I just hope they get it together soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

My last two experiences with this RA location has prompted me to finally join Yelp!
I'm not sure who manages this location but it suffers and cry for adult supervision. The "kids" that host are so not trained on customer service that its painful to bring guests. Didn't have the issues with the Kierland location and have never had the issue with the Old Town Scottsdale location.
Also the rolls and dishes are weaker at this locations than the others and getting worse, sad that they are not to the same level of quality as the other locations...someone is dropping the ball.
We will use the Old Town location or the other sushi restaurant 100 yards to the north.
I mentioned this to one of the managers that was hanging at the front desk chatting it up with his young hostess, he really didn't seem to care.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Waiter was totally confused. Took the order three times and still got it wrong. Food was mediocre. We were charged for edamame that was brought to the table as we were sitting down. All in all a very disappointing experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Best Happy Hour bargain around. Sushi and all at great prices. Food is always outstanding. Eating outside is so-so at the "new" location. Too much traffic speeding by on Scottsdale Road. Much better ambience outside at the old Kierland location.

Service was abysmal, which is unusual. Waiter MIA after we received almost all our sushi except one plate. Couldn't find him to get the check or to pay. Had to ask the manager for the check. When he finally came over with the paid bill to sign for the credit card payment, he just plopped the bill down, no "Thanks for coming in", no "Sorry I was so busy", no apology whatsoever.

I found that rude.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 29, 2017

If you have any food allergies, you need to say so upfront. We specifically asked for buckwheat noodles and the waitress thought that was the same thing as regular wheat noodles.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Here for lunch, as always service is excellent, food is consistent (keep in mind we've only ever ordered sushi).

This time around we notice that they got rid of the Sushi sheet and pencil where you can mark your order and just give to the server. I would think it's quit a bit harder on the server, especially if your party is ordering a lot. I also took note that the menus were redone to incorporate the calories to all the items (which I loved). We ordered Green Tea and a Kirin. For Sushi, we ordered Sea Urchin, Salmon, Smelt Eggs with Quail Eggs and a Yellow Tail Sashimi. All the fish was fresh and tasted good.

Always good to have a spot to stop by for a quick bite to eat for lunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Though I made the reservation this morning and confirmed it via phone call a few hours prior, they staff was not prepared for us. Our drinks & edamame took over 25 minutes to arrive. Cooked food came out 45 minutes after the first sushi round. We normally come to Ra for lunch and should probably stick to that.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The Sashimi was out of this world! Fresh, delicious, flavorful! Our waiter was professional, patient and very effective. The setting was comfortable and fun for our friends evening out.

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 14, 2017

They did not honor my open table reservation because I made it same day! Then we found a fly in the teriyaki. The managers and waitstaff were great but still charged us for the meal. The hostess was the worse part of the experience!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 12, 2017

No matter who the server, each time there, just seems to have an overall mentality of surliness & snobbery. Plus, on this occasion, the server was not familiar with all the menu items, and gave incorrect answer on a coupon we had.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Found it odd that this RA didn't have a decanter or air raider for wine, then to say they could uncork it and leave at bar was over the top bad. This RA obviously has different management then the other RA around town.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Great food, our waitress offered great suggestions

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Very disappointed in the hostess. Even though I had reservation and there were 5 booths opened, they refused to set us in one. Said they were taken. When we left there were still 2 open.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 15, 2017

New location for this restaurant-food was great and service was good. However, we sat outside and were 12 feet away from the busy Scottsdale Road. Almost impossible to have conversation over the road/traffic noise. Not an enjoyable atmosphere.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We were in the neighborhood again and stopped by for lunch. Again the service excellent, we sat at the High Tops next to the bar.

We were disappointed that they did not have Uni, which is why we came to begin with. We did order the Yellowtail (Hamachi), Tuna (Maguro) Sashimi. Salmon (Sake), Smelt Roe (Masago) with Quail Eggs, Fresh Water Eel (Unagi), Sweet Shrimp w/ Head Nigiri. We also had the Spicy Tuna Hand Roll and the Spicy Tuna Hand Roll.

The sashimi was better this time. The sushi items were good. The handrolls as I've said in the past could use more fish. Still a descent place when your in the neighborhood for lunch to grab a bite.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Excellent fresh sushi. New location twice as large as old Kierland location and much nicer. Only downsides were the loud street noise from being directly on Scottsdale Road and the same song was played very loudly the entire hour we were there. A late night club song with a heavy bass that made it very hard to talk. Will definitely be back for the sushi!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great food as always. Music is way to loud you can hardly hear the person next to you. Waitress was super nice and attentive. Front desk staff rude and snobby .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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