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About RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town

Combine the RA’ckin vibe a Japanese-inspired menu & it’s easy to see why the RA Sushi is a favorite for locals and tourists. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, on N. Scottsdale Road and E. 1st Street, RA offers foodies and night owls an unbeatable mix of great dining and creative cocktails in a fun atmosphere. 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 the our 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 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.

3815 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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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 Road & 1st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(480) 990-9256

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 - Scottsdale Old Town Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.0

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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Neighborhood Gem (3)
Casual (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Authentic (1)
Spicy (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service! The dynamite scallop rolls are truly amazing! A definite must try!!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Poor service! I ordered a vegetable gyoza to start and it took a good 20 minutes to get it. I made sure to emphasize I want the vegetable gyoza NOT the pork gyoza since I'm a vegetarian. She said ok. After the long wait she brought it out and it was a pork gyoza. I tried to get the attention of the staff. I waved, called out, and several just looked at me and walked by. I had to almost yell at a waitress passing by for them to finally acknowledge me. I explained the gyoza is wrong. She said this is not her table and was going to leave, I stopped her and said to please get my server then. She said ok and we kept waiting for another 10 minutes and no one showed up. I got the attention of a manager and finally my server came over. She said to me you can eat that one and she can order another vegetable gyoza. What part of vegetarian don't you get?! At the end my friend and I all finished our sushi rolls, but still no gyoza. I called the manager over, and he said they are working on it. We didn't want to wait anymore and canceled the order. Never even apologized for brining me the wrong food! Good it self (the sushi rolls at least) was delicious!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was awesome. Our server was very distracted even though it didn’t appear she was busy. We waited around 10 minutes before even being waited upon. I had to get up and go inside to find someone, who said she’ll look for our server. Probably will not return as there are several other options in the community.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This place is awesome!! It's just my food was over cooked! I didn't complain to the Management because I was starving and we had other plans for the evening but I'll definitely go back!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Mainz)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Best RA we've been to this far .
Freshest fish ever

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Everything was perfect! The service was fast & everyone was so nice. The food ( as always was exquisite! I'm a die hard fan of the edamame! You hv to try!!! Drinks were great! Ambiance perfect! I can't say enough great things about Raw! Go there & you'll have an amazing dining & overall terrific time! You will not be disappointed!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Average sushi. Roll selection was not great. Too many "spicy tuna, spicy salmon" etc. there needs to be more options other than fish mixed with sauce. I don't want the flavor of the fish covered up.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We were celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary and came here for dinner. We had a wonderful meal and for cocktails were delicious! Our server was friendly and accommodating!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It was great, as usual, great service, I waited for a date, and they were very respecful

Tags: Vegan, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Very very loud. Much louder than what it says Open Table. Not a good spot for an intamite night. More for a gathering of friends or a grown family dinner.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Our food was yummy as usual. Our waiter makes you want to return.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Birthday with family

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Visiting Scottsdale

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The food is OK yeah I'm Bienz nothing special. I would go back for sushi but certainly not for a special occasion

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Came after comedy show! Felt rushed

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 12, 2017

there are many better sushi places in Scottsdale. the food was just not stellar

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Nothing spectacular about it. It's good, but not great.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 23, 2017

The food was fantastic. The Spring Rolls were out of this world. Everything we ate was terrific. The service was also first rate and not smothering. Definitely a place that people who like Sushi will love.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 22, 2017

I've eaten sushi many places and this was not good sushi. There was no wasabi on the nigiri nd most of the rolls were either spicy or made with "crab mix". Chicken teriyaki was dry and overlooked.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Great service! The menu was extensive and had explanations which were helpful. I was the only one who doesn't eat sushi but I had plenty of choices to make me happy.

I had the crab cakes and tempura vegetables, which were perfectly prepared and very tasty. Our friends had a variety of rolls and sushi.

All in all it's a great place to eat, have happy hour, and easy to find.

Tags: Quick Bite, Healthy, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food was great, drinks weren't consistent though we ordered 3 mango martinis and all tasted different one we couldn't drink was sour...it was a fun place but music was a little loud for how far back we were 6 top back corner by restrooms...service was good but waitress didn't warn us happy hour ending soon and took a while to clear table.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Food was great. Service was a little slow waiting for bill. Patio on street so not a lot of ambience. The basketball game was on which was a big hit with my family.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Used open table to make a reservation and lucky I did ..people were waiting outside for a table.
The hostess , my waitress , and manager were very friendly .
The food is always excellent ..if you are looking for great food at an affordable price go during happy hour and ask for specials. I spend about 100.00 for dinner and two of the items were reduced . ( 2 persons meal)
I ordered Kani sushi and they were all out ..so they replaced it with LOBSTER sushi at no extra charge ..first time trying it .. delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The only thing I would rate low was the noise , the music was very loud and made it difficult to have a good conversation, other than that, everything was excellent

Tags: Fun, Outstanding Value, People Watching
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Was great except for being asked to leave our table after a couple of hours of eating and drinking and enjoying time with some cousins who were in from out of town.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Not great - sushi is pre made and not fresh tasting. Ordered king crab instead of 'crab mix' and they were out. Tempura greasy

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 17, 2017

The rolls were very loose, the miso was cold, and brought back cold after requesting a hot bowl. Hot appetizers came out after the check! The server was spread thin and service suffered.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2017

RA Sushi old town is back!
While it might have lost a little bit of it luster a couple of years ago, with new management now in place (1 year) you will want to come back again and a again!

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Love this RA Sushi location; the staff is always incredible and good at what they do. Our server, Samantha, was especially attentive and efficient -- she had waited on us previously and remembered what my wife and I liked. Very thoughtful and friendly -- great energy as well. Thank you so much for making our lunch extra, extra enjoyable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Great night and our server was wonderful! Love the location!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 21, 2017

It was my 22nd birthday dinner out with friends and it was incredible. ❤🎂

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Celebrated our daughter's birthday here per her request for sushi- a party of 8. Our service was excellent, the food was certainly better than average. Clean, attentive, not anything to be amazed about, but a good evening. Signature dishes were mostly unique flavoring and worth trying.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Food/Service was great- We had a great time with our adult kids!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2016

They sat us at a really bad table and we chose to move outside. The temp was 50 and they had heaters on. Still a little chilly.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Places losing his touch so she's not as fresh and the rice is lacking the stickiness

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2016

This was my second time at RA. During both of my visits the food was outstanding, but this most recent time left a bit to be desired with the service.

It as a bit distracting and annoying that different servers kept coming over to our table every 10 minutes to ask "How is everything?". I appreciated the concern, but it was difficult to carry on a conversation with my dinner companion when we had someone constantly at the table interrupting us. This went on for the entire 1.25 - 1.5 hours we were at the restaurant. Additionally, about half-way through the meal, one of the servers left our check on the table. Less then 5 minutes later she came back to pick up payment, at which point we informed her "We haven't paid yet. In fact, we're not even half-way through our meal". She seemed embarrassed and said "Oh sorry. No rush. Take your time", but non-the-less left the check on the table. To add insult to injury, the moment we would take the last piece of sushi off of a serving plate (while we were mid-chew) a buser would come over and ask "May I take that plate from you?" It was almost like they were actively trying their best to rush us out of there.

Had the restaurant been overbooked or busy, I may have understood the need to turnover tables a bit quicker, but that was not the case. At the time we arrived for our reservation (7:15), there were still plenty of empty tables available for seating. As the evening continued, the dining room emptied out a bit more. At the time we left (around 8:30 - 8:45), there were only about a handful of people still in the dining room.

Perhaps it was just a slow night, the servers were bored, and therefore were able to give a bit more attention to the tables that were there? I don't know for sure. I will definitely give RA another chance, as I have had a good experience there in the past, but had this been my first visit, I can't say that I would ever go back again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2016

We visited on a Friday night and brought our 12 yo daughter with us. Had our reservation and was happy to hear them hold our table on the patio to a group ahead of us! Service was quick and on point, but the one complaint was the sushi came out separately with my wife first. By the time mine came out, her's was almost gone (Scotsdale - warm night, fresh fish, eat cold!) Both of our entry's were gone well before our daughters Teriyaki Chicken was served. Luckily she ate enough of ours that she was not hungry. The sushi was average. All in all, we have had better.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2016

This restaurant is ran very well, the servers are fast and provide an enjoyable experience every time I have gone. Atmosphere is good too, not too loud but not too quite where everyone in the building can here you. Overall, love this restaurant in Old Town, would recommend going for a date!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Authentic, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2016

This place has fallen off the staff is not attentive and the rice is not the best for the sushi The fish was not fresh

Tags: Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Outstanding service!!!!!
Been here in Phoenix 3 years now. Service has been hard to; let alone quality service!!! It was a very special occasion and the staff their was excellent!!!!! I will become a regular!!!!

Tags: Romantic
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