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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant

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1139 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-2717 (State & Elm)
+1 312-274-0011
Today
10:45 - 15:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:45 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have had lunch here with friends several times, exceptional sushi, not for an off-the-coast place, but for anywhere...scsllops dynamite are ridiculously delicious

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Thank Nrsone
Austin, Texas
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A generic sushi chain. The service is generally good, the sushi is generally decent but not amazing. Happy hour is always fantastic, but normal dinner prices are a little high for what it is.

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Thank Gary N
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a great Happy Hour, very good service, great prices, their food is very fresh, and wine and beer prices are good too.

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Thank kathy5980
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Love going here for the early bird menu - wonderful selection of sushi and half price, reduced price for sushi, nice outdoor dining when weather permits. Inside can be noisy.

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Thank susanne703
Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

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.

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Thank WestCoastChick604
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

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

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Thank bcfrederick
Devon
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 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 

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Thank KB2010
Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 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.

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Thank MadameY
Ocala, Florida
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158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 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 

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Thank Bill T
Sun Prairie
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
10:45 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:45 - 15:00
Wednesday
10:45 - 15:00
Thursday
10:45 - 15:00
Friday
10:45 - 15:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-274-0011

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  • 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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