RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town

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$30 and under
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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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nikki was an amazing server and the food was bomb!

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EugeneS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service is progressively getting worse. Starting with dirty plates, ending with charge for sushi that were never brought out. We ate at Ra dozens of times times in the past couple of years, but this was definitely the last time. The whole service staff needs to be changed.

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vipPoorHenry
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Ra appeared to be unprepared to have live humans return for dinner service. Plenty of cleaning supplies and masks present, but the food and service were nowhere to be found. Sorry. Generally a reliably decent dining experience several tables visibly upset and complaining to the young and plainly inexperienced manager. Wait a while before returning. Or extract a promise from upper management that they have their act together. A purely mediocre (and that’s being generous) experience. Ps -even the cocktails were awful.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was quick and very nice. All of the food was great on happy hour. Glad it goes til 7!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night out!

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
Responded on March 17, 2020

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

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vipleslieb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had specifically reserved outside seating, but we’re told we would have to wait until other parties left, even though there were two outside tables for 4 empty. Our reservation was for 7pm and we were told a large party was arriving shortly and that the tables were being held for them. We were sat inside where it was noisy, crowded, overly brightly lit. At 7:20, I asked again why we, a party of 4 with a reservation, could have one of the available outside table as the large party had yet to arrive. We ordered, grudgingly, and when we were asking for our check at 7:45, the large party still hadn’t arrived. Totally poor customer service. This is an “average” sushi joint where the only benefit is outdoor seating. So much for making a reservation and showing up on time! I WILL NEVER GO BACK!!

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
Responded on March 5, 2020

Leslie, 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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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Everyone was attentive and very kind/hospitable.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
Responded on March 10, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was OK

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good food but service was so horribly slow. Reservations were for 6:45. Was told we needed to wait although there was a large open table to fit our party of 7.. minutes go by and they sit us at that exact table. Placed drink orders and didn’t come for 35 minutes. I asked another waiter and they said they were backed up. Food came 20 minutes after that. Could barely find the waitress because she was MIA although there were like 6 total occupied tables... I told her I had a $10 sign up promo and she didn’t take it off the full price meal. Tried to wave her down to tell her and I couldn’t even get her attention. Just left the place and wouldn’t come back.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
Responded on February 28, 2020

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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steved
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

compared to other RA, not the same. small bar, server could care less if she waited on us. once the GM started bringing out food, things picked up. But, if he had not, we would have never got drinks or water.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
Responded on February 24, 2020

Steve, thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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ChristinaD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

My son's 21 birthday. The waitress ruined the experience because she didn't offer a dessert. I secretly asked the chef for a bday dessert for him, then she asked the table if he really did want a dessert instead of bringing it out and singing.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
Responded on February 14, 2020

Christina, thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
35 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Nothing special- expected better dinner than what we had. Would not recommend - average

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
Responded on January 30, 2020

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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vipMoniqueG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Party of 3. Orders came out at different times. Appetizers were served together with entrees. Table was never cleared. We had to move dirty dishes around to make room for the desert. Will never go back!

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vipKristen
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The servers were un-attentive (a table got up and left because they weren't served in time) and the food was average at best. They also got part of our order wrong. Try somewhere else before you go here.

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jmom
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very disappointed to see an imitation crab mix was being used in sushi - kinda gross.

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Joseph
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We live on the east coast and eat sushi once a week. Was super disappointed with food quality of this place. Too much rice and too little fish.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a great evening at the restaurant this past Saturday. We ordered our food off the Happy Hour menu and every item we tried was very tasty. The pricing was very reasonable for Scottsdale. Lisa, our waitress, was very helpful with our questions about the items on the menu, very friendly, and paid us just the right amount of attention.
We will be returning.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
Responded on December 19, 2019

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

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vipRachelM
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible experience. Service was absent or incredibly slow, despite the restaurant being empty. The waitress, knowing that sushi would be someone’s main dish, brought the sushi to the table a full 30 minutes before she brought out the hot dishes. On top of that, their birthday dessert (which had to be requested again despite a member of the party calling ahead to request a dessert be presented) had mold on it. When the manager came to see the mold he was aggressive and decided that after a patron was served and ate before seeing the mold, that coupon cards were the best way to handle the situation. Too bad the coupon cards can only be used one at a time and expire within two months of the dining experience. It’s crazy that he thought we’d want to come back any time soon between the lack of service and food violation.

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

Rachel, 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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Traveler
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
Responded on June 19, 2019

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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Savannah
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
Responded on June 19, 2019

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

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vipAlliG
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
Responded on June 11, 2019

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

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MoniqueM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience3

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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vipNicoleL
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
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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vipOngfam
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town
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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James
Phoenix
1 review