My husband and I attended a play on Friday night. We ate a snack prior to the show but wanted something to eat after the play that wasn’t fast food. CityCentre appeared to have a few spots open.
RA Sushi was the place that we ended up trying. RA Sushi is located in CityCentre which is a booming spot.
We love sushi so we figured this would be a good choice.
RA Sushi creates “inventive sushi, Japanese-inspired cuisine and innovative cocktails served in a high-energy, fun and sexy environment”.
When we arrived it was about 11:30 p.m. and man that spot was packed. There was a 30 minute wait, but we decided to stay.
Our time finally came so we were excited to finally be able to eat. The waiter arrived very quickly to take our drink order.
As usual I wanted a mocktail but this waiter apparently had never heard of a mocktail. He looked at me like I knew nothing about what I was talking about. I explained to him what it was and proceeded to give him some examples of how one was made. He still wasn’t sure I knew what I was talking about so I politely told him just ask your bartender to create me a mocktail. He left and returned with a well made mocktail.
The mocktail was a virgin mojito. The bartender did a really good job with it.
My husband and I decided to do a few shareables and dessert.
We started with the “RA”Ckin’ Shrimp. Panko-crusted, crispy shrimp that was served with ginger teriyaki dipping sauce. Absolutely delicious shrimp. I loved the texture and spices of the shrimp. The dipping sauce paired nicely with the shrimp.
Spring rolls are a must, so we tried the Lobster Spring Rolls. Visually the spring rolls didn’t look anything like we thought it would. The lobster mixed with mango, cream cheese and mild peppers, wrapped in wonton paper and lightly fried. Served with mango sauce.
These spring rolls were delicious. Crispy spring rolls packed with a delicious lobster filling. The Mango sauce was superb with the spring roll. I was expecting the sauce to be super sweet. Not all, so yummy.
In addition to the two shareables above, we decided to try the Hot Mess. The name was intriguing, so why not. The dish included crispy rice topped with creamy snow crab and mix that was baked. Then finished with jalapeños and cilantro. Topped with a signature dynamite and sweet eel sauces.
Not our favorite dish at all. The crispy rice was overly crispy. Too hard to eat. I ate one and never ate any more. I don’t mind crispy rice, but if I am almost breaking a tooth to eat it, the rice is not cooked correctly. Cool idea but not executed well.
We can’t go to a sushi spot without trying some sushi. Normally, I asked a waiter what their most photogenic sushi roll is, but our waiter wasn’t very helpful at all. So we decided to try one that had a cool name.
The Tootsy Maki. This sushi visually was a simple sushi roll. Very similar to a California Roll. Made with a crab, shrimp and cucumber rolled and topped with crunchy tempura bits and drizzled with sweet eel sauce.
The sushi roll was good. Did it blow us away? No but it was a good sushi roll.
We saved room for dessert and decided to try the Cinnamon Tempura Gelato. One word, Incredible! This dessert was really, really yummy. Visually presented well. A sweet finish!
Overall, RA Sushi wasn’t our favorite Sushi spot here in Houston, but it was good. They have a really cool looking restaurant. It’s really dark inside but romantic.
I love the location of the restaurant. I think it would be beautiful during the day to sit by the window and enjoy the sunshine and the beauty of CityCentre.
The food for the most part was delicious. There were a few misses but our faves were the Shrimp and the Gelato dessert! These dishes were spot on!
The service at RA Sushi was not good at all. The waiter lacked experience and seemed like he wanted to be somewhere else than at work. He lacked engagement and the spunk necessary to be a great waiter.
But the restaurant visually is really pretty. I love that RA Sushi was opened late.
RA Sushi Restaurant and Bar is located at 799 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024. The Hours of Operation are Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – Midnight and Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.