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RA Sushi Baltimore [moved from DC board]

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Has anyone been? A few friends I are thinking of going this weekend. Some of the specialty rolls sounds interesting. Post your experiences!

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  1. I live in the land where Ra started, and I just want to apologize for them making it all the way across the country. They SUCK. One does not go to Ra to eat sushi, one goes to Ra to be *seen* eating sushi. I had a date take me there to try to impress me once. The place was pretty, but all of the food was average at best. Dynamite mussels fizzled, with a bland sauce topping mussels on a bed of mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes? What were they thinking? The mashed potatoes were about another tablespoon of milk from being liquid, and therefore were near impossible to eat with the only tableware provided, a pair of chopsticks. My date ended up dropping somewhere over $100 dollars for two, and it was barely worth half that. Let the socialites with more money than taste buds go to Ra while you head to a favorite local sushiya. You'll get much better sushi for a considerably lower price.

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    1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

      While I agree that RA is certainly a place that values the "scene", I've always thought their sushi was decent and they have some pretty tasty rolls. There's certainly better sushi around, but there's also far worse.

      1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

        Wow. That is some serious dislike.

        For better sushi in B'more if you want something that sounds interesting and isn't overpriced, I'd take a look at XS on Charles Street. Not the best, but the prices are fair. There are plenty with better - but XS hits a sweet spot in the price/quality ratio.

        1. re: nbs2

          Yes, I've been to XS. Agreed, its different, but nothing great. I enjoy trying new places, hoping to find a new favorite sushi joint.

        2. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

          Based on my experience with RA in Houston, I completely agree. Great scene but mediocre at best sushi.