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Not a trend, but an inventive concept, RA Sushi serves creative dishes and invigorating cocktails in a stylish setting.
Seductive splashes of red intertwine with dark woods and polished stone finishes. Popular, yet refined songs infuse a high-energy vibe into the mix. Trendy? Hip? For a moment you might forget that you just stepped off I-Drive’s busy tourist corridor and think that you have landed in one of the trendy restaurants found in a high end Vegas hotel.
Some may be intimidated by this first impression, but I found the restaurant to be anything but pretentious. Ra is a comfortable place to meet with friends and family. The upscale atmosphere is just the backdrop for the fresh and innovative dishes served by the friendly and knowledgeable staff. An added bonus is that the menu is very reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $15.
The most popular item on the menu, one listed in the ‘must have’ section, is the Viva Las Vegas Roll. Beautifully presented, the roll consists of kani kama crab and cream cheese rolled in rice and seaweed, then fried tempura style. A topping of spicy tuna, kani kama crab mix and sliced lotus root along with a sweet eel sauce and spinach tempura bits, finishes off this dish. Yum! This delectable roll is even better when ordered from the Happy Hour Menu for $8.99.
This is just one of the 150 food items that is on the extensive menu. And RA doesn’t short-change you on the drink selections. The menu lists 120 libations – everything from beer and sake to specialty cocktails. There is even an nice wine list. The categories; Pop’n Bubbles, Sweet & Fruity, Tangy & Tart, Lush & Juicy might lead you to believe that wines aren’t taken seriously here, but the selections offered would satisfy even some of my wine aficionado friends.
In addition to the restaurant’s main dining area and sushi bar, RA also has a large full service bar open to both the indoor lounge and the covered outdoor patio area. On a convention or with a group? Be sure to ask about the semi-private dining room that can be reserved. Fully Audio/Visual equipped, the room is available for meetings and group dinners and can accommodate around 35 – 40 people.
Looking to give RA a try? Get Hooked Up! When you sign up on-line (or in the restaurant) you’ll receive a $20 RA gift certificate every year during the month of your Half Birthday. The gift card can be used Monday through Thursday at any RA location on regular priced food selections. In addition to the generous gift card, you’ll be the first to hear about food and drink specials, parties, events and all other happenings at RA.
9101 International Drive Suite 1008
Orlando, FL 32819