Sushi Eating Competition at RA Sushi – April 7

RA Sushi invites you to enter the Sushi Showdown sushi-eating contest on Sunday, April 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. The contest will take place at all RA Sushi locations. There are only 24 spots available per restaurant so call your nearest RA to claim your spot in the competition. Participants must register by April 4.  The Sushi Showdown in Tucson will be held at RA Sushi at La Encantada: 2905 E. Skyline Drive, Tucson, Ariz., 85718. Here’s how the Sushi Showdown will go down: • Two heats of 12 • Top 3 competitors from each heat will advance to the Championship Round
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Tucson: RA Sushi Happy Hour – Christmas Day, Christmas Eve

Good news for happy hour lovers and people who don’t celebrate or spend time at lavish Christmas dinners. What other Tucson restaurants are open for casual Christmas Eve or Christmas Day fare? Please leave a comment. This holiday season, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant at La Encantada will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and the restaurant will be offering happy hour from open to close on both days. On December 24, RA Sushi will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (the dining room will close at 5 p.m., but the bar area will continue food service).
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Tucson: RA Sushi Customer Appreciation Day – Nov. 15

Tucson, Ariz. (November 8, 2012) – Arizona-based RA Sushi Bar Restaurant opened their first restaurant in 1997 in Old Town Scottsdale, founded on the premise of great sushi and good times. Fifteen years later, the company has grown to 25 locations nationwide, including RA Sushi at La Encantada. To celebrate 15 years of successfully combining fresh sushi, Japanese fusion cuisine, and a “RA”ckin’ vibe, RA Sushi is hosting a customer appreciation day and throwing the mother of all parties on Thursday, November 15. RA’s anniversary celebration will be all about good food, good times and good deeds! As a way
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First Impressions: Kiku Japanese Fusion

The other night I just flat-out did NOT feel like cooking. I’d been craving some “real” sushi for weeks and decided that would be the night we’d try out Kiku, a sushi place just up the road that was forever advertising a buy-one-get-one sushi roll special. Because of the advertisements I was expecting something along the lines of a Sumo Sabi (the fast-food of sushi, essentially) but I’d heard good things about their quality. However, when we walked in, we were met with dark wood, dim lighting, and an extensive menu of rolls, maki, and other delicacies. I was pleasantly surprised.
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Tucson: RA Sushi – free tootsy maki – June 18

June 18 is International Sushi Day from the press release Tucson, Ariz. (June 9, 2011) – On June 18, 2011, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant is celebrating International Sushi Day, an informal holiday created to encourage sushi lovers around the world to eat more sushi. In honor of this special day, anyone who “likes” RA Sushi on Facebook can print a special offer good for one complimentary Tootsy Maki. To make this holiday even more official, RA Sushi has declared June 18 as International Sushi Day in the 2011 Chase’s Calendar of Events, the most comprehensive and authoritative reference book available
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RA Sushi Fundraiser for St. Jude Childrens Hospital

Every year around this time RA Sushi gives back to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Kudos to them! from the RA Sushi press release Tucson, Ariz. (May 2011) – RA Sushi will host its seventh annual “Nicky’s Week” fundraiser Sunday, May 29 through Saturday, June 4 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the nation’s top children’s cancer research center. The Arizona-based restaurant and bar will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of a variety of menu items and beverages to St. Jude to help support the hospital’s lifesaving mission. The special Nicky’s Week menu includes: Edamame,
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Tucson: RA Sushi Celebrates Manic Monday-April 18 (tax day)

How to cope with tax day: Tax season is here (groan!), which means the dreaded day is looming. This year, the tax return deadline has been extended to Monday, April 18, adding stress to an already loathed day of the week. To give you incentive for getting you taxes done early or providing a little relief for those who procrastinated, RA Sushi has created a “Manic Monday” special, extending its Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to close at RA Sushi at La Encantada on April 18. Choose  from more than 35 sushi, appetizer, and tapas selections, plus more than 30
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Tucson: RA Sushi rocks with menu updates

On any given night, RA Sushi rocks with scores of hungry patrons, large and small groups of people, and families, all eating some of the best sushi and Japanese tapas in Tucson. Mexico Meets Japan Whoa! My mouth was so excited to consume these Japanese peppers (photo above). If you like some lively spice with your sushi – order the shishito peppers.  Let me know how you like them.  They make me think of Mexico but are really Japanese. While most people return over and over again for their favorites, RA Sushi likes to mix it up now and then
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Arizona: Pink Roll Sushi Benefits Breast Cancer Month at RA Sushi

from the press release TUCSON, Ariz. (Oct. 15, 2010) – In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant at La Encantada is offering a wine and sushi special to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF).  From Friday, Oct. 15 to Monday, Nov. 15, RA Sushi will donate 100 percent of the profits from the sale of the ONEHOPE Wine and Pink Roll combination to the foundation. The NBCF’s mission is to save lives through early cancer detection and to provide mammograms to those in need. ONEHOPE is a California wine company that donates half of
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Tucson Restaurant: OM – Modern Asian Kitchen

Tucson restaurant: OM OM is Tucson’s newest taste sensation. Its tagline is modern Asian kitchen. You won’t find any lettuce wraps or fried eggroll here and that’s a good thing. But what you will find is exciting flavors that linger in your mind days after eating the fine food. OM is the kind of experience that friends tweet about or send teasing photos through their Blackberries reflecting the magical nuances of first bites. I like to disclose. In today’s screwed up political landscape, let’s be transparent. Myself and other food media types and VIPs were invited to an OM tasting.
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