Everyone raves about RA, so I thought I would give it a try. If you know absolutely nothing about sushi and love being in a vibrant atmosphere then you will love RA. If you have a working knowledge of sushi and want to hang out with friends in cool décor, than you will like RA. If you really understand sushi and tradition, know how it was meant to be prepared and served then you will be completely appalled. I fall in the latter group. Nothing about it is real sushi. It is mass produced and put on a plate and pretends to be upscale sushi. The atmosphere rocks, slick décor, music the buzz of the popular crowd fills the air. The food however is sub par. My son and I tried an array of dishes and appetizers, rolls, and other things. Service was wonderfully attentive and friendly but completely uneducated about what was on the menu. I know the waitress knew what it said, but she had no idea what it was, what it was supposed to look like etc.
The food was awful. But again if you have no clue about sushi you will be okay. It was drowned, limp, uninspiring, over flavored, and some things had no business being on a plate together. Even my son who will eat just about anything was unimpressed and didn't finish his food. I am still not convinced that the "lobster" in my lobster roll was not fake crab salad. My son thinks they served me the wrong dish but the bubbly waitress assured me, it was lobster. Really?
But if you like to hang with the cool kids in a slick setting, visit RA. Just go for drinks.
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