RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town

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150 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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.
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1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was absolutely terrible! We didn’t get drinks for over an hour! Half of our meal didn’t come out and the waitress only checked on us once. We had to go ask the hostess and bus boy to check on drinks and food. I would not recommend this place even though the food was decent.

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Responded 5 days ago

On behalf of our team here at RA Sushi, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Girls night & enjoyed our time. The food was very good, surroundings very comfortable. We’ll be back

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Responded 5 days ago

Savannah, thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place in Old Town for great sushi and teriyaki - service was upbeat and personable too!

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Responded on June 11, 2019

Alli, We are happy you enjoyed the RA experience! Come back soon!

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1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

We made a reservation for 7pm for 10 people expecting a Saturday night to be busy. Even with the reservation, we waiting about 30 minutes to get seated. There was no updating us on the status of our table or even acknowledgment that they were running behind. Once we were finally seated, the service was better and the food was great.

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My fiancé and I love making RA our go to place for sushi. We go there because the location is great, service is amazing and the food is always tasty. This experience was a good time for our date night. The sushi was delicious and our favorite fried rice was cooked very well. Our waitress was friendly and on point with service. Overall, this location does not disappoint!

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Responded on May 3, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Astrid was outstanding. Provided excellent service throughout my meal. Cannot be happier at yer attention and care. Thank you so very much.

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Responded on May 3, 2019

Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed by RA. We went for national noodle day because they sent out a promotion about their ramen bowls. Long story short, we waited 45 minutes for our bowls of ramen! They clearly sat for some time because the noodles were massive and the soup broth was only lukewarm. It wasn’t even that busy! It took 20 minutes alone for our Kirin to be brought to our table! In short: don’t go to RA. If you’re expecting great food and fantastic service, you won’t find it here. At least at Geisha a go go the service is slow but the food is excellent. Just don’t waste your time or money on RA.

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Responded on April 9, 2019

James, we are so sorry for this experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our locations. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

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1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

our food was great but server was horrible and forgot half our order

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Responded on April 5, 2019

Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our locations. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

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RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

I made a reservation for an outside table and when I got there they said I would have to wait 20 minutes for the table... isn’t the point of making a reservation so you don’t have to wait. It took a long time for the food to arrive and they never brought out the spring rolls we ordered. The waitress was very nice, tried her best with all the tables she had, and had good customer service. I don’t blame her for the not great experience we had.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
Responded on April 5, 2019

Rachael, on behalf of our team here at RA Sushi, we would like to sincerely apologize for your negative visit with us. Your feedback will be shared with our team and used towards improving the guest experience. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us, and hope to see you again soon at any of our locations.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service as usual! Happy hour is the best and our server Kaitlynn was great!

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Phoenix
107 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I have to say RA fell off , in an industry where you have to stay on top of customer service. My wife and I stayed by the hostess table for about 7 minutes for someone acknowledge us . I had reservations , The bartender the sushi chefs and two waitresses saw us there and didn’t even say will be with you in a moment let me get the hostess nothing we decided to stay there because we like to sushi which didn’t disappoint . If I can remember my waitress name I would give her kudos she was very attentive and helpful. The sushi was fairly priced and it was tasty .

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Responded on April 5, 2019

Grid, we are so sorry for this experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our locations. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Poor service and indifferent food preparation in a noisy and uncomfortable location. There are better choices for sushi in Scottsdale for the amount that was charged.

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Responded on March 29, 2019

On behalf of our team here at RA Sushi, we would like to sincerely apologize for your negative visit with us. Your feedback will be shared with our team and used towards improving the guest experience. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us, and hope to see you again soon at any of our locations.

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FG
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The green tea was luke warm, not hot as requested. Otherwise outstanding!

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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Bar Service has been slow last 3 visits

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Experience was not great. Entree’s came out at different times with long delays.

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Portland
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Quite loud, but excellent lighting and the service was really good. The food was delicious!

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DF
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good quality nigiri and rolls. Super fresh and tasty. Servers were helpful, but a bit distracted on a moderately busy night. Sushi was served without ginger or wasabi. Upon request, server quickly produced both.

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SO
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Sushi was just ok. Everything included imitation crab and it over powered the rolls. But the non-sushi food was great especially the pineapple wonton and garlic edamame.

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Responded on March 8, 2019

Scott, Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our locations. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love the ambience at Ra! The sushi is great.

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Responded on March 8, 2019

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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TM
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful evening! Great food, great drinks and expert service. What more can you ask? The price is right too. Thank you.

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Responded on March 8, 2019

Tom, thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

We never got our appetizers. They continually brought food to our table that belonged and nearby tables and one of the rolls they brought was wrong. No apologizes were made.

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Responded on March 1, 2019

Thank you for leaving us an in depth review of your experience on today’s visit. Your comments and suggestions will be shared with our Guest Relations Team to improve the guest experience.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great thank you

Yeah

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SR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 3

The hostess told us they do not honor open table reservations and had to wait 40 minutes. Our server Shamus was awesome!
I won’t use open table again there.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
Responded on February 7, 2019

We are so sorry for this experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our locations. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

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c
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Between 3 of us, including my 9 year old granddaughter, there wasn’t a speck of food left on our plates!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shamus is THE BEST!!!!

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MW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We went before a party for a quick bite. I have been to RA many times over the years. It was ok, we both felt like the food, etc used to be better.

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Responded on December 13, 2018

Maria, we are so sorry for this experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our locations. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

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KR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for lunch on a Sunday for happy hour. Our waiter was great and food was delicious!

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Responded on December 6, 2018

Katie, We appreciate you dining with RA, thank you for the kind words!

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CJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, friendly, amazing food as usual. Would always recommend this restaurant!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The host “morgan” was very nice.

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TM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I think because I went during Halloween weekend, it was insane. They obviously were understaffed on servers and were backed up in the kitchen. My food was good, but I just wish everything was served at the same time.

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AR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came for the 21st Birthday event with a girlfriend and we had a wonderful time, food was amazing as always!

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AF
New Mexico
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service !! The food was fresh and yums!!

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SB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We liked everything about our experience. The only reason it didn't get a full 5 stars was due to the restuarant was really hot. The whole time we were there we were both so hot inside, at one point I stepped outside and couldn't tell thedifference.

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious and fun. We had a great time.

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Denver
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food is average to good while the service is mediocre, at best. The hostess has a snooty attitude. There are many other places to go, I doubt I'll be back.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Rolls were delicious once they arrived. But service was questionable!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such great service great sushi, service and drinks.

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Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Vegas dining experience I’ve ever had from service to food, simply amazing

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Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent !!!!! As always
Noise immense, we were party of 2 - we could not talk to each other - far too noisy
And far toooooo cold inside (dispite sweater)

But: we will come back

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F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sushi was delicious. Loved sitting on the patio.

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