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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant

#723 of 7,851 Restaurants in Chicago
#796 of 8,616 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Gold Coast
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1139 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-2717 (State & Elm)
Directly on Route 36 Broadway Bus. Located 2 blocks from Clark and Division Red Line Stop
312-274-0011
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:45 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun and Fresh

The sushi was prepared right there as you ordered, they had some specific sushi dishes that are very good, and very accomidating for business. Was there for 3 weeks and visited the restaurant 5 times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
matthillcolvin
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Columbus, Ohio
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  • Doing business
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Definitely go to RA Sushi for their daily happy hour. Not only are the deals financially awesome, but the service is on point.

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Bastrop, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had lunch there and sat outside! It was very nice except for the construction going on at the building across the street. The food more than made up for the noise. We had RA chips and salsa, which is tuna tartare and wonton chips, spring rolls, and the Tempura shrimp roll. Excellent! Not to mention the Cucumber Margarita and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped in just before 7 p.m. and were seated promptly. I ordered RA Ckin Shrimp and my wife ordered pineapple cheese wontons....both were great! My drink choice was a Moscow Mule...so refreshing and tasty! We will be back soon!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had a quick lunch at this conveniently located restaurant in Chicago. Sadly the spicy tuna and yellowtail rolls were not super fresh. The quality of the food was good but not stellar. The nicest part of the meal was being able to eat outside and enjoy the local sites and sounds. Service was very good.

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My mom and I walked from our hotel to RA, and we were so excited to get some yummy sushi! Our waiter told us to get the Spicy Edamame appetizer and man was it delicious! We even wanted to lick the rest of the sauce! I ordered The Crazy Monkey Roll and fell in love immediately. The mango and avocado... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The sushi was prepared right there as you ordered, they had some specific sushi dishes that are very good, and very accomidating for business. Was there for 3 weeks and visited the restaurant 5 times.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was my first time dining at this restaurant and went with a few work colleagues for dining. RA has a nice neighborhood feel, there were a lot of locals in the restaurant watching the Blackhawks play-off game. The sushi was great and a different menu than most with excellent presentation. We sat at the bar due to arriving at... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Fresh off the plane, this was a suggestion given by hotel. Great service and fantastic sushi. Ahi Tuna small plate was my favorite. Worth a visit for sure.

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Cambiago, Italy
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

RA is a nice sushi restaurant price is medium - high, but food is good. It is extremely popular, sometimes hard to find a table. Not the fastest service in town.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

nice sushi, sake, environment. Service staff are very kindness and willing to help you. Came here for dinner with my friends, very popular business and we waiting for the table for nealy 10 minutes. Sushi are very delicious, Highly recommended the edamame if your like spicy food, really special taste edamame.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1139 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-2717
    (State & Elm)
  • Public Transportation: Directly on Route 36 Broadway Bus. Located 2 blocks from Clark and Division Red Line Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighborhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: 312-274-0011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gold Coast

Neighborhood Profile
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.