7012 E Greenway Pkwy Ste 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Price Range : Average
Good For Groups: Yes
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07/31/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Well, the sushi is OK... Not great. The service really needs some improvement. They need to keep their patio's cleaner. The atmosphere is pretty good. Over all, there are way better sushi places in Scottsdale. Oh yeah, and create a kids menu please. We have two little ones and they love hip places too.
11/30/2010Provided by Citysearch -
The Philadelphia roll at RA is absolutely superb. I believe that anyone who loves sushi should definitely go to RA just for this one roll. They have some of the best salmon I've ever found in Arizona and the chef that prepared it made it brilliantly. RA has a very nice atmosphere and the service is fantastic, but that isn't the reason to go. People need to go so they can experience brilliant sushi.
They use the freshest ingredients at RA which is what makes the rolls so good. It's almost impossible to find good fish in the Phoenix area, but they somehow managed to find the best that I've had. The cream cheese has the perfect amount of sweetness and the cucumber is crisp. When all these items are combined by the chef it turns into a wonderful treat.
The chef is a master of rolling sushi and seasons the meat perfectly. If you're going to get this roll don't dip it in soy sauce or wasabi, don't ruin the subtle flavors of this spectacular roll. It needs to be eaten on its own so you can experience the freshness of the fish.
The greatest thing about this roll is that it isn't too expensive, if you go during happy hour it's only about five dollars a roll and that's incredibly cheap for something of this quality. If you go to RA and order a Philadelphia roll I can guarantee you will have an amazing dining experience.
06/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Been to RA in Tucson and the Ray Rd. Phx location a LOT over the past 6 years. Not much has changed -- they always have plenty of giant bottles of Asahi / sake bombers, the music is always thumping and there are always plenty of people to look at, much more so in Phx than in Tuc. Great sushi never dissapoints. Even friends in the 21-40 age bracket who don't eat sushi like the place for the booze and the scene. Try it out.
11/22/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This is the hippest sushi place i've been to and i'm going to have to give them 5 stars despite the sometimes slow service. It's a really chill and freidnly atmosphere and everyone just gets loose. Their sushi is superb and they just revamped their drink menu, the strawberry soju sunrise is my favorite. Best combo of food, drinks, and atmosphere for miles...
01/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Ok, so the sushi at Ra is not at all Authentic, plus the wait staff is sooooo slow it gets on your nerves quickly (especially if you didn't order a Sake Bomb to soothe the pain). BUT there are two rolls that have me coming back for more - I love the Gojiro Roll and the Crunchy Shrimp Roll. Both are totally overpriced(along with everything else on the menu) but well worth it. I'm telling you I get the strangest cravings for those two rolls and no other place in Scottsdale has anything quite like these - born and raised here I like to think I'm the proper critique : ) . now if you are a serious sushi eater, then forget it. But if you like fluff and different tastes combined into one entree to excite your palate - you should at least check it out. Please be prepared for : slow service, loud music, & a steep bill. (now you know those two rolls have to be worth it fi I keep coming back after all that) : )
12/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I seriously eat at RA at least once a week. They have the freshest sushi and are generous with their quantities! Any roll with real crab meat will get me on board and they aren't shy about it. Whether you feel like going it alone, are on a date, or with a group of friends, this is definitely a great spot.
The atmosphere is hip, loungey, and the music is always pumpin -- though some have complained it's been too loud, I've never experienced it being overboard. Maybe on a weekend they crank up the volume, but who cares? It's the weekend and you're out for sushi! Live it up.
The waitresses are also pretty friendly. Encounters with flaky ones are far and few between. If I had to say one negative thing, it would have to be the wait times if you want to grab take-out. The food always comes out quick if you're sitting down to eat, but whenever I get take-out.. I just walk in and order, but end up waiting a good 20-30 minutes, for some reason.
11/26/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We have been to almost all of the RA locations, and this one has got to be the best! The atmosphere was upbeat and kicking; the sushi was the freshest I have had in the Valley in a very long time. Their unique rolls kept me entertained with an impressive bite every time. I have a soft spot for Sake and their own personal brand is excellent. I would recommend this to anyone who has a craving for sushi and fun.
07/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I really enjoyed eating here. The food was very good. The selection was amazing and we really enjoy chatting with the sushi chef. I would mention that this place does look kind of trendy but the atmosphere was very nice. I have had sushi at their Tucson location and it was good but the atmosphere here was really fun. Quality was very good and portion was way above average.
07/02/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Why is it when I visit a big city (or vicinity), I have to try the sushi? I always swear never to eat seafood when I visit Phoenix. It has always been a bit sketchy - not fresh, poorly prepared, etc. Well, I broke down again while shopping at the Keirland Commons development in Scottdale and stopped in for lunch at RA Sushi Bar. ""RA"" is the god of the Sun, but in this context, I think it stands for ""really awful"". From the barely in high-school hostesses checking out the vacationing college hunks to the inattentive wait staff, to the disorganized kitchen, this place was a disaster. The decor was a jumble of cliche's - hint to interior designers: painting things red and black does not make them asian...
The food itself was poorly prepared - sashimi seemingly butchered with a Buck knife, littered on a bed of radish. The hamachi was off, the tuna, bland - only the salmon was at it's peak of flavor and freshness. The rolls are meagerly formed, and presented without ginger to cleanse the taste buds. I guess that's a special order!
The kitchen staff - while appearing busy, couldn't seem to get anyone's orders out and the young wait staff either avoided tables (like ours) that inquired on the delays, or made goofy excuses (""Well, LOOK - they are busy - see - they aren't just standing there..."").
All and all, stay away from RA Sushi Bar. You could do better at the Safeway Deli.
10/20/2006Provided by Citysearch -
typical american owned chain sushi joint. nothing authentic about the food. esp all the crazy rolls. not the freshest seafood. but for beginners this place will be a good place to start. i dont recommend the sashimi here. just stick to the non authentic mayo filled rolls. hot entrees were average, decor was trendy cheap. good drink specials and sake bombers.
07/17/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Each time I go to this location, I am disappointed and vow never to come back but, somehow, I enfd up here once in a blue moon and, I am again disappointed. The food is good but, the service is the worst I have ever encountered.
My last visit, I sat at my table for 35 minutes before getting someone to take a drink orer. Yjhis is after I complained (after wating 20 minutes) Nice to see they took my concerns seriously. Visit any of the other location they seem to care about the customer a bit more.