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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Gold Coast
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1139 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-2717 (State & Elm)
+1 312-274-0011
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 10:45 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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.

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.

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

Thank bcfrederick
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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 

Thank KB2010
Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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.

Thank MadameY
Ocala, Florida
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151 reviews
99 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 

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 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.

Thank roluvstravel
Ocala, Florida
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151 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
10:45 - 15:00
10:45 - 15:00
10:45 - 15:00
10:45 - 15:00
10:45 - 15:00
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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  • 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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