RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Tustin

4.3
212 reviews
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RA Sushi is rolling up an exciting dining experience for all. Located off Jamboree Road in The District, RA Sushi Tustin serves up a fresh, creative, Japanese-inspired menu. 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.

Located by the movie theater, we’re a perfect destination before or after your flick. Guests can dine al fresco on the spacious 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 & lounge 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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MM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good place. Good location, great food and ambiance. Live music and good selection. It was only a little to noise.

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d
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Consistently great service. This is one of our favorite lunch or pre-movie dinner options. Service is consistently warm, welcoming, friendly and attentive and the menu options are plentiful and reasonably priced.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service for Mother’s Day and food was very delicious! Also loved the happy hour specials

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the RA team!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was awesome but the restaurant was a bit too dim.. besides that it was an awesome dinner

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Responded 3 days ago

Alex, Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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r
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good experience at this location. Will return and would recommend.

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Responded on May 9, 2019

Rar, Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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B
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fast service and Good quality

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Responded on May 3, 2019

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was good. No complaints. Service was absolutely terrible. Our waitress kept disappearing. Couldn’t re order drinks or additional sushi. She literally abandoned her section. Customers who were seated left due to no service. Friday nights is DJ nigh. Enjoyed the music, could be loud for others. Manager offered discount on our bill due to poor service. Will revisit RA with the hopes of improving customer service.

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Responded on April 30, 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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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Didn’t have literally 3 beers and a signature roll - nothing on the house offered to comp for the ridiculous lack of selection. Server was solid and guy handled it well but management put them in a bad position.

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Responded on April 15, 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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BG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Happy hour menu and our host was very patient and attentive. Will definitely be back:)

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Server was very rude and would not let us purchase what we wanted. She was pushing happy hour menu and whatever we wanted that was not on menu she would make an upset face as though it was too much work to make that item for us.

Our soup arrived at the end of our meal. 30 mins after we ordered. Really!??

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Responded on April 5, 2019

Jorge, 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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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience here. My go-to sushi place in town. Great food and ambiance. Fun at night too.

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r
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We go here often but this was a great visit overall! The shishito peppers are sooooo great!!!

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Responded on March 22, 2019

On behalf of our team here at RA, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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JW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Yakisoba was ok, nothing spectacular. Americanized sushi rolls are good.

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Responded on March 22, 2019

Judy, Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

We went on a Wednesday night and it took almost an hour for raw fish over rice! I’m sure they were short staffed and it would have been nice for our waitress or actually the host to give us a heads up. I would have rather left and come back a different night. But instead we went and had a bad experience.

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Responded on March 21, 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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PK
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, as usual! Food is great, happy hour prices are awesome, good music, friendly accommodating staff

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Responded on March 8, 2019

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

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OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was good I won’t say great but it was okay. Service was great and so were the drinks.

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H
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was delicious but the service wasn't that great and could be improved. Since the service was slow, we asked for the check immediately after we finished our meal. If only the waitress was more attentive, we would have loved to stay for dessert but we didn't want to wait another hour to be served. Also, the check was incorrect as we were over charged and had to wait for a while for the waitress to make the correction. We sat for too long to have lunch at RA sushi and it was great getting up to finally leave.

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RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, I was pleasantly surprised. server was attentive and prompt

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OC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place. Great energy. Good food, good service. Prices, not crazy, but a bit on the high side.

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JF
Orange County
136 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This place has been there a while so my guess is that we caught them on an off day.

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EM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It's a great place to go with a big group, but for a date the music was a bit to loud. I had to yell or speak very loud so my date that was sitting right next to me could hear what I was saying.
Sushi was really fresh and tasty.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The food was a big disappointment. I ordered the salmon poke with a salad rather than rice. The poke was minced salmon rather than chucks and the salad looked like someone’s leftover salad.

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O
Orange County
66 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Family dinner on a Saturday evening at 5:30. Seated immediately. Drinks took a while to arrive but Happy Hour runs until 7:00 so we weren't in a hurry. Ordered appetizers, rolls, entrees, off the menu. Mostly from the Happy Hour section. Celebrating four birthdays at once so they comped us desserts. Eight adults, two infants, $260 with tip. A great deal if you like Japanese food.

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TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible service. All of our appetizers and dinner came out at the same time. The waitress made an excuse that there were different food windows and it comes out when it’s ready. They couldn’t even make a simple gin and soda cocktail. Sushi was falling apart. Nothing positive to say. We will not be back.

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HA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 3

Made the reservation. Showed up. No table. Restaurant suggested we sit down on the bar to eat. Either you should not take reservation or you should honor it. The manage came our. He was rude and outright obnoxious.

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B
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is our 3rd Christmas in SoCal and we have had Ra Sushi every year. It was a good dinner before the movie.

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NL
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

With family, great service & nice staff!

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M
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for sushi and drinks lots of happy hour specials and they even honored happy hour on Christmas Day which was awesome

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B
Orange County
116 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional as well.

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Responded on December 13, 2018

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

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G
Atlantic City
38 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We’ve eaten lunch here a few times. The small plates we’ve had before we’re quite good.
Dinner was a disaster.
The waiter was absolutely clueless.
Ordered 2 glasses of wine. He brought the two glasses over, set one down in front of my wife, left the second one on another table and disappeared for 15 minutes. Even a request for more water was too much for this genius to handle.
Ordered appetizers and main dishes. Everything came out at once.
Garlic Edamame-what garlic?
Ponzu chicken wings were just OK
RA’kin shrimp. Like the shrimp you get in a TV dinner.
Ahi poke-mostly cucumbers with very little tuna
Our friends Hamachi sashimi came out wrong.....twice!!!
I ordered pork ramen. The pork slices were tasty but the noodles way over cooked and the broth was just bland with a few bamboo shoots and scallions thrown in.
When it was time get our check our waiter disappeared again for over 20 minutes.
The venue was at best half full and it looked like the manager was helping bring out the food.
We won’t be back.

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

I love the restaurant and the ambiance. Unfortunately our waitress wasn't very friendly or helpful. I would eat there again with friends but would ask to move if I was sat with her and would be nervous to bring in a big group again.

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AF
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

I come to RA quite frequently and usually have great service. That's why I decided to celebrate my birthday there. This time our waitress keep forgetting our orders. I had to ask 4x for water, as I am pregnant and prefer to only drink that. I eventually had to go to the bar and ask for water because I still hadn't received anything after being there 40mins. Also, her helper refused to speak to us. I would ask her a question and she wouldn't make eye contact with me and would just walk away. When she brought out our food, I said thank you 3x and she refused to answer me and stood there with her arms crossed. She was extremely rude and looked miserable. It made all my guests very uncomfortable and confused with her behavior.

Other than the service, the food was fantastic, as usual! I will definitely go to RA Sushi again. I feel like this last visit was completely irregular. Unfortunately, it had to be on my birthday celebration.

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d
Orange County
52 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

RA is a great easy option for dining if you're meeting friends in the area or if you're catching a movie. The food is consistently decent and the service is always friendly, attentive and adaptive if we're catching a movie. Ciarra was extra sweet and we really appreciated her perfectly timed check ins attentive service. Tnx for having such a great staff. It's also nice to avoid the traffic trying to get in and or near whole foods.

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JJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Very poor service. Forgot to get us plates and silverware. Had to ask for water several times. They had no soft drinks available because the machine was broken. Won’t return. With so many sushi places out there we won’t be coming back.

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KT
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect for Friday night pre-movie sushi 🍣 and wine 🍷 dinner; the Happy Hour menu and prices were a surprise bonus!

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RR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Great restaurant, great pricing too, must try. Server was ok not very attentive and not very friendly. But over all good experience. Manger was super nice, he asked how was everything. Our server did not asked how was everything or thank you.

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was totally off when we were there

Salad was really mediocre

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good, but the wait for a waiter with it being empty then getting our food was quite long

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MV
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I was disappointed at first. Our table was given to someone else. We had to wait for another table to be available.

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IS
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

I took a customer from out of town here for lunch. She loves Japanese food, but the food here was SO terrible... I was embarrassed by the quality, the waitress was never around, food took forever to be served, I kept apologizing throughout the meal.... to my customer, for bringing her here.

A couple examples...

1) the sea urchin was brown. It tasted like plastic...or play-doh... or whatever that horrible aftertaste was... we spat out the urchin right away.

2) I asked the waitress where the urchins were from and when they were delivered (because they were so bad I wanted this info so I could avoid it in the future) she ran off for answers but never got back to me.

3) my water cup was empty most of the meal (we were here for 2.5 hrs). I couldn't waive anyone down to help me refill water because no one was around.

4) food took a long time to serve. We thought it was because there's a lot of orders ahead of ours but after I looked around, the restaurant only had 4 other tables seated. (most people were at the bar watching World Cup)

5) after my nigiri orders were finally served, I looked for servers and was finally able to wave down a guy server 15 minutes later and asked for low sodium soy sauce and wasabi. It never came. I had to wait another 20 minutes I finally saw my waitress and she apologized that she forgot to bring wasabi. So food was slow to serve and I couldn't eat even after they were served because of no wasabi! And she forgot my low sodium soy sauce.

6) we finished our meals but the check never came. 30minutes later after we finished, I got up and grabbed the bill from the hostess because I couldn't find anyone else around.

Scallop nigiri were the only good food we had during this meal. It was not worth the $$$ we spent here for a couple of good scallops! A very disappointing experience, and it was terrible choice for me to bring a client here.

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