RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town, AZ

4.4
260 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Combine the RA’ckin vibe a Japanese 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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vipbosco
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was “good enough”…one of the sushi makers wore his mask UNDER his nose! We made the reservation, commenting that it was our anniversary (51 years) but no one acknowledged it.
Food was fine…nothing special.

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CalebH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The overall ambiance was nice, however the food was subpar. Not the best sushi in town but it was decent. The drinks on happy hour was the only highlight to dinner.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town, AZ
Responded on August 23, 2021

Dear CalebH We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Not sure why this establishment gets such a high rating on Opentable. Yelp it’s 3 stars. 2 stars is pushing it. When you walk in you get a blast of wet dirty carpet smell. The place screams dive bar. Don’t get me wrong. Dive bars are cool. Just not when you want sushi. The place is loud AF. Great place to people watch if you enjoy the real housewives of Scottsdale trailer park. The food was decent but not worth the visit.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town, AZ
Responded on August 23, 2021

Dear Guest on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Very good service, but sushi was okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was good but the service is pretty bad. I think the RA location in North Scottsdale is a lot better. Non of the staff (Bartender/Hostess/Server) have any kind of friendly or hospitable personalities and they all seem to be really young, disorganized and scatterbrained. It is VERY obvious they could care less about their job and providing customer service. Like I said, if we go to RA again (Honestly, I doubt it), it will definitely be the other location near Kierland. Oh well. Tons of other excellent local sushi restaurants we can go to in the valley!

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AdviceGuru
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Disappointed, not sure they stack up well against the many options in the Scottsdale/PHX area. One of us had been before (to a diff RA location) and had better food. Appetizer wasn't a good value and was underwhelming taste/quality-wise. Do not plan to return.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town, AZ
Responded on August 16, 2021

Dear AdviceGuru On behalf of our team here at Benihana, 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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vipmeccaman
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time sushi experience.

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RichardS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was average. Agedashi tofu appetizer ended up soggy due to saucing versus more traditional treatment. The entire selection of interesting Japanese beers on the menu (I. E. Not Sapporo) were out of stock by 8:30PM on a Thursday night. No reason to go here over a local sushi place.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was slower, and they were out of a lot of items. Sushi was fast, kitchen was slow. However, they did comp our food that ended up taking long! Happy hour was great value all night on Sunday, but with that being said, idk that I would pay full price for those particular items. Punch bowl slaps ya in the face!

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vipshanw
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I eat at RA at least twice a month. The only one that is good is the Chandler location. The server was horrible I’m pretty sure she forgot about our table multiple times. The only good person in that place was the busser who very attentive. The miso soup was not hot and there was little pieces of a bristle brush I assume in the sauce of the Sushi. Really need to get it together over there.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations at the wrong restaurant, and they still made room for us. Great service, and great prices considering how much Sushi my husband and daughter ate

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Benjamin
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food wasn't flavorful. Would not recommend to a friend.

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PaulF
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely a relaxing evening dinner. Great food, fun atmosphere and nice place. Sis was Great!! No rush we were able to relax and had good conversation while having dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were wonderful, very kind and thoughtful of our friends birthday. Yummy food and service was top notch (particularly after a bad experience with a next door restaurant). All 4 of us left happy!!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love RA

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MeganP
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Hostess was not very friendly but that is only negative. Food was amazing and service was good. The Monkey roll (can’t remember full name) was our favorite along w the garlic edamame.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots for sushi! Absolutely delicious and fresh! The service was outstanding! Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service was terrible- probably the worst service at any dining establishment I’ve ever been to. Good was fine- service was a joke and some clear staffing issues that lacked proper training.

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vipJJ11
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Just average. Nothing special or fresh.
Hip place for younger crowd

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience; would definitely come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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Hails
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was attentive, fast and friendly. She took care of our needs and as a server myself, I was very satisfied with the service.

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vipJLEWSTK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Don’t dine here the day after a holiday like Mother’s Day. 3 different rolls where completely out of stock and the frozen drink maker was broken again.

The RA in North Scottsdale is a little bit more reliable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super nice staff! Food and drinks were so good and somehow way less expensive than anticipated.

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SherriP
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The majority of the place was empty. When we checked in they said there would be a 30 minute wait??!?!? I said we had reservations with Open Table so they sat us right away right next to a table of 6 with kids! So seriously only about 4 tables were being used and all of them pushed together...COVID or not this made no sense

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Crazy Monkey Roll and Lobster Mango Roll were super yummy! Black raspberry sake was also very good, strawberry and mango mojitos were to die for! Loved the reserve table option on website! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was fast at first but took 30 minutes to get the next plate of food. So slow I ended up cancelling my order and leaving hungry. Restaurant is a bit dirty. Dirty windows and floors and they give you plastic forks and cups for your soy sauce which makes it feel cheap even if the prices aren’t.

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vipRueR
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Ra went above and beyond on our date night! We were greeted in a friendly and welcoming manner. Our server Griffin was attentive and professional. Chef James came out to check if we needed anything and this was the nicest part of our entire experience. Food was delicious and at our request we received a spicy sauce made especially for us. Thanks for treating us so nicely! Customer service is 5 Star!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The sushi was fantastic! The "hot mess" appetizer is a MUST try.

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Heidi
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service was great but the restaurant has an old musty smell to it. Kinda funky like the carpets need cleaning or pulled up.

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janets
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Server was rude and low energy. Good was super small portions and not good quality. The atmosphere was very plain and not nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was really good although the kitchen was out of glass cups so they gave us Styrofoam cups for our waters. Also the waiter made a comment that Fridays and Saturdays are so busy that they run out of dishes and silverware all the time... I I love the food and I’ll still go back!

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BrettH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Every roll we purchased had diced imitation crab as a “base“. Even though it wasn’t indicated on the menu. Quality of sushi was terrible.

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CherryT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great food and very friendly servers!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The food is ok, very loud and sat at a back table with little ambiance. Service was great, even though, she was super busy.

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vipJohn
Phoenix
173 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hand a great lunch along with good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and got a complimentary birthday dessert!

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CurtB
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great sushi. Liked happy hour and dinner. Good place to go.

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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town, AZ is rated 4.4 stars by 260 OpenTable diners.

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