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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant

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1139 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-2717 (State & Elm)
312-274-0011
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Today
10:45 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
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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't think it's cool to charge over $7/dish for that tiny sushi rolls we had. Eel Roll and Yellow-tail Roll were so tiny and plain. Crazy Monkey Roll was slightly bigger (over $10) and looked good but mostly tasted cream cheese than fish.

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Thank MadameY
Ocala, Florida
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130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had some old friends come into Chicago on a few days notice Friday evening. They needed parking & asked if we could get reservations for the 6 of us. I knew RA Sushi was the place for that. You can park on Elm Street next to this restaurant with your parking flashers on while you enjoy dinner or hunt... More 

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Thank Bill T
Sun Prairie
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second trip to Ra, and once again were delighted with our choices. Atmosphere and service both very good. Highly recommend.

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Thank roluvstravel
Ocala, Florida
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130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Try the Kirin Lt. Beer & warm sake bomb $6.it is a fun must. We continued with other happy hour specials calamari tempura $6.99, RA rocken shrimp $8.99,seaweed salad with a peanut sauce $4.49, & pineapple cheese wonton $5.69. We ordered 1 to many appetizers because it was filling. It was a Fri.eve at 5:15 & we got right in.... More 

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Thank Bill T
Schererville, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Way above any expectations. Took a new couple and they loved it. Said it was the best sushi ever.. Only thing that's sucked was the lighting. In the middle of the day it was really dark in there

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Thank hollywood2426
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Their happy hour is a steal! The best deal on sushi is Chicago for sure! Love the sushi there. Good margaritas too.

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Thank elise l
Chicago
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58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Ordered takeout today and got home only to find a long hair inside the takeout container. Called them up and they only offered a gift card and no refund. Wasted money so won't be going back again.

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Thank lviewguy
Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is my go to spot for sushi. They have all day happy hour for drinks - Kirin Light and Sake for 6 bucks! Definitely get the Vegas Rolls and the Rakin' Rolls. SO GOOD!

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Thank Christi A
Germany
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

My initial complaint was the length of time I waited after being seated. It was at least 12-15 min before my server asked for a drink order. I didn't mind for that meal, but it could have been a deal breaker. The sushi was good quality and it seemed like some of the price was due to the Gold Coast... More 

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Thank DarwynK
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Heard it was great, but won't return. Seating is too close. I could barely read the menu it was so dark and you have to speak to your table in a raised voice to hear one another. It's very loud. The sushi was just okay. Our waitress was great and informative about the menu, but once our food was delivered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene
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
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

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  • 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.