Following the success of RA Sushi Bar Restaurant’s first Houston location in Highland Village, the stylishly-edgy restaurant recently opened a second outpost in West Houston’s vibrant CityCentre development. Set near the Beltway 8 and I-10 West interchange, the restaurant continues to bring guests the hip atmosphere and fresh, signature sushi that faithful fans have come to expect.
The 5,000-square-foot RA location—which is set on the second floor of the pedestrian-friendly development—is surrounded by lofts, shopping and the luxury Hotel Sorella. Upon entering, guests are greeted by Asian-influenced accents like glowing, bamboo-style lanterns, red globes suspended from the ceiling and artwork of a stunning, Samurai sword-wielding woman. Energetic music plays throughout, giving RA an upbeat, fresh vibe.
The restaurant does offer a menu of traditional sashimi dishes and served-to-order sushi, along with innovative and progressive signature rolls like the Toosty Maki and house-favorite Viva Las Vegas—a lightly tempura battered creation that pairs spicy tuna, crab and sliced lotus root. Stop by for stellar happy hour specials from 3PM to 7PM, Monday through Saturday.
In March 2011 RA expanded its second floor patio with a swank setup and dubbing it the Geisha Lounge. The 1,000-square-foot space features a private bar, plasma TV and dramatic rooftop views of the CityCentre district. With sleek mirrors, chic tables and banquettes and other modern décor elements mixed with the industrial look of exposed brick and cement floors, the patio is a see-and-be-seen spot for the West Houston happy hour and party set. The lounge is also available for private events of up to 60 people.