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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Gold Coast
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1139 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-2717 (State & Elm)
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
Open now
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Mon - Fri 10:45 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the Gold Coast at State & Elm, this is an average resto. Service is prompt but food is forgettable. Seaweed salad ($5) is a fair-sized portion compared to what you'd get elsewhere. Chicken yakisoba ($13.60) was over-sauced, too sweet, and chicken was dry and over-cooked. Dining room is very dark at dinner.

Thank WestCoastChick604
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sushi here is some of the best I have ever had and I travel to Japan often. Everything is excelent

Thank bcfrederick
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I don't eat sushi very often, but Ra was a really good choice and we thoroughly enjoyed out meal. The sushi was delicious and well presented, although you have to get used to the dim, red lighting. All the food was delicious and excellent value, I ordered clam udon, which was yummy. There were masses of clams and the sauce... More 

Thank KB2010
Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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.

Thank MadameY
Ocala, Florida
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138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 

Thank Bill T
Sun Prairie
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 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.

Thank roluvstravel
Ocala, Florida
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138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Bill T
Schererville, Indiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank hollywood2426
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank elise l
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67 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank lviewguy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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