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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Scottsdale Old Town

4.4
107 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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, 3pm - Close
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Phone number
(480) 990-9256
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tai Obata
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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.
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Cross street
Scottsdale Road & 1st Street
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Entertainment
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat mom to sushi at RA! Receive a $10 promotional card when you purchase $50 in gift cards!
Offer available 4/10/18-5/13/18, Promotional Cards valid 5/14/18-6/17/18. Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 107 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.1
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great sushi!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The wait staff was very helpful in making suggestions to my 86 year old mom. They cleared the table quietly and efficiently. We were a large group with a large bar tab that had a great time!

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

It was average

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Sam was fabulous! He gave us great menu suggestions and was very easy to connect with.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had a group of 8, our food and drinks came out quickly. Our waitress Sara was the best!!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Everytime we are in AZ, RA is on the list. Love the variety, service and atmosphere. Never been disappointed.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was good, it was Valentine’s Day so they were a little busy but we got stuck in this small table near the kitchen

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I have dined at RA in Scottsdale 4 times. My only complaint is that they always seem to be out of a few items on the menu.

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2.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Decided to try RA despite mixed reviews on this site and others. If you like "sushi" that features cream cheese, "krab", and tempura, this is your place. Marginal quality. The nigiri was cut in sloppy slabs and the rice fell apart. The fish tasted okay but was definitely not the best quality. Rolls were heavy and bland. Overall, the place looked like it could use a good scrubbing. The candle on our table was greasy and dusty. On a positive note, our server was great and everyone was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful wait staff. High energy place with decent sushi

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great place to eat pre-event. If going after 6pm definitely have a reservation...or sit at sushi bar which was not as busy.

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2017

This is designer Japanese food. Made for the masses and not a Japanese employee or client to be seen.We equated it to Chinese food we have eaten in Mexico. They try but it is no where near authentic as food made by the Japanese.
Service was OK but dishes sporadic and slow to the point we had one dish comped because it came 10 minutes after we had finished all of our other food.

Not a great experience.
If you want Japanese food and sushi search out a Japanese restaurant run and staffed by Japanese.
Seemed popular but unsure why.
Expensive dishes for what type and quality of food received.

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Ra has one of best sushi in az and hot wait staff sexy lady servicing up raw fish

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on October 29, 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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3.0Dined on October 28, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 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!!

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 3, 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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3.0Dined on July 28, 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on May 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2017

Birthday with family

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2017

Visiting Scottsdale

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Came after comedy show! Felt rushed

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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

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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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