Taking Sushi to the Next Level
RA Sushi has been a big part of Scottsdale’s restaurant scene for approximately 20 years, after it first debuted in Downtown Scottsdale. Nicholas Mailliard, one of the original owners, helped introduced sushi to Scottsdale, and now, nine states and 27 locations later, RA has proven sushi isn’t just a passing trend but a lasting staple.
This past October, the North Scottsdale restaurant relocated to Scottsdale Towne Square at Scottsdale and Thunderbird Roads. General Manager Paul Underwood had the privilege of opening the new location and rolling out a new menu. Underwood brings with him 16 years of restaurant experience and much enthusiasm. His primary focus is customer service and making sure each server has extensive training to ensure every guest has an enjoyable RA experience. Underwood is also on a mission to demystify the misnomer that sushi is only made with raw fish.
“RA Sushi is known for its innovative menu with creative sushi from the Sushi Bar, bold dishes from our Asian kitchen and handcrafted cocktails, all served up in a fun, energetic atmosphere,” states Underwood.
The RA Experience
When it comes to sushi, RA has nailed it, gaining a reputation for having some of the best in town. Executive Chef Tai Obata creates masterpiece sushi cuisine with fresh fish that’s flown in daily.
“For me, creating new sushi or taking a traditional dish and putting a creative twist on it is what makes RA unique. I love to be creative and try new things with sushi, blending new flavors and textures together,” explains Chef Obata.
His signature specialty rolls include the Viva Las Vegas, RA’lollipop, Crazy Monkey Roll, RA’ckin Roll, Scallop Dynamite Roll and Rainbow Roll. These beautiful, delicious creations are meticulously prepared to introduce your palate to a symphony of flavors.
Not crazy about fish? Don’t dismay, as RA offers two kitchens and has a wonderful selection of other dishes, including Thai Chicken, Pork Tacos, Chicken Wings, Black Pepper Sirloin Steak, Tempura Shrimp and Vegetables, Japanese Fried Chicken, Lobster Spring Rolls and more.
Relaxing Fun Atmosphere
The restaurant’s modern, Asian-influenced design greets you with a warm, inviting atmosphere, while a fabulous oversized indoor/outdoor wrap-around bar is the perfect location for gathering with friends and co-workers. The covered patio includes a modern fire pit that sets the stage for intimate seating, and the dining area and sushi bar carry out the same warm red hues and wood tones seen throughout with spacious booths and tables.
Not to be overlooked are the specialty cocktails, seasonal drinks, local craft beers, bottled beers and wine list. RA is a perfect spot for Happy Hour and Reversed Happy Hour, with drink and seasonal food specials. It’s also a great time to try a couple of their 75 sushi rolls in a relaxing atmosphere. But watch out, before you know it you too may get hooked on sushi!
13802 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254