RA Sushi Midtown Could Be Closing As LA-Based Silverlake Ramen Plans Move-In Nextdoor

Recently-updated marketing materials for 1010 Midtown show the restaurant space as 'coming available.'

It looks like RA Sushi Bar Restaurant might not be renewing the lease on its sole Atlanta location.

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The Japanese-inspired eatery in 1010 Midtown, at 1080 Peachtree Street NE #8, has been removed from a recently-updated site plan for the mixed-use development (shown below).

RA Sushi’s 6,912-square-foot space has been listed as “coming available” with the option to subdivide the massive, two-story suite.

Reps for the Scottsdale, Arizona-based chain on Friday did not immediately respond to What Now Atlanta’s (WNA) request for comment.

RA Sushi opened in 2009 to scathing reviews including a 1-star report from then Atlanta-Journal Constitution Food Critic Meridith Ford Goldman (who, by the way, is opening a gelateria.)

RA Sushi probably had a 10-year lease.

Another indication that RA Sushi is on its way out is that Silverlake Ramen is headed in.

The Los Angeles-based Japanese chain has leased the adjacent space formerly occupied by Ribalta and Piola before that.

It’s likely that RA Sushi’s lease would have contained language prohibiting any “competing” concepts from opening in the development.

Silverlake Ramen Founder Jitaek Lim, who in recent years started franchising the restaurant, did not immediately disclose the Midtown franchisee when reached by WNA Friday.


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Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak