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Ra Sushi Baltimore Review

AlexDer | Jun 10, 2008 10:40 PM

I'll start off with my arrival to Ra Sushi after deciding on Sushi for dinner because of the severe thunderstorms knocking out the power at the house. My first thought when i arrived was i thought the air conditioning was lacking in the restaurant and decided to wait outside until my table was ready because it was cooler outside. Over server came over to us and greeted us, so i thought to myself great, everything was looking ok so far with the exception of the room temperature and super loud music.

My party places their orders and checks off the sushi list for the server. After the placing the orders, the server was no where to be found. I later discovered the server had tables on opposite sides of the restaurant, management is to be blamed for this one. One of the entrees arrive at the table and other people at the table are eagerly waiting for their entrees with them only to come out about 10 min later. The entree's were very mediocre in my opinion as far as portion sizes go, as i only got 5 small piece of chicken with my chicken terriyaki dish. Another person in my group ordered the Beef terriyaki and received about the same port of beef. The other entree ordered was the Halibut off the seafood entree section which came out a little over cooked. The chicken katsu was the first entree out and was actually pretty good.

After finishing the entrees, the sushi still did not come out. I checked with the server as i was still hungry as had informed me of a possible mix up in order with the sushi bar. I didn't mind as we are all human and she gave me another sushi check list to confirm the order and replace it in case the order was misplaced by the sushi staff. The sushi arrived and the spicy tuna roll was decent. The tuna sashimi was disappointing as the pieces of fish on top of the sushi were twice the size of each piece of sashimi. The salmon sashimi was about average and the so was the Salmon Carparcio.

Overall, I felt the portions were on the small size compared to its competition and the sushi was very mediocre. I think in order to draw me away from the local non-chain sushi places, they will need to at least improve the service. The location is nice and the ambiance of the restaurant has potential but the people running the place just aren't suited for prices they charge.

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