RA Sushi will host a Sushi Showdown on April 7, 2013, from 3 to 6 p.m. at all five of their Phoenix-area locations. The grand prize winner will walk away from the competition with free sushi for a year.
Sushi Showdown will begin in round one with two heats of 12 competitors who will race against the clock to eat as many uncut Tootsy Makis as possible. The Tootsy Maki is kani kama crab mix, shrimp, and cucumber, rolled and topped with crunchy tempura bits.
The top three sushi eaters from each heat will make it into the championship round. Six finalists will then head to the last Sushi Showdown in which each one will eat as many Tootsy Makis as possible in five minutes.
The RA Sushi Showdown winner at each location will receive twelve $50 sushi gift certificates. Second place will receive a $100 RA Sushi gift certificate, third place will get a $50 gift certification, and the fourth place winner will walk away with a $25 gift certificate. Everyone who participates will receive a RA Sushi sweatband and complimentary appetizer or lunch card for a return visit. Participation is limited to 24 entries at each location and advance registration is required. Deadline to sign up is April 4, 2013. Competitors must be at least 18 years of age.
Don’t want to compete but craving RA Sushi?
No problem, just stop by your local RA Sushi to cheer on the competitors and enjoy food and drink specials on April 7. You can try the Tokyo Tussle Roll (cucumber and shrimp wrapped in rice and seaweed, topped with spicy shrimp) for $7 or check out the Throwdown Roll (cucumber and spicy tuna wrapped in rice and seaweed, topped with red tempura bits) for $6.
Drink specials for the competition evening include the Free Throw Bomb (Kirin or Kirin Light) for $5 and add hot sake for $1; the Half Court Bomb (Red Bull and your choice of cherry, grape or mango vodka or Jӓgermeister) for $6; or the Rim “RA” cker (cocktail with Skyy Vodka and Red Bull) for $7.
Following the showdown, RA Sushi’s Flying Fish Lounge specials start at 8 p.m. You’ll be able to enjoy more than 35 sushi, appetizers, and tapas from $2.25 to $7.25 and a variety of beer, wine and cocktails from $3 to $7.
Sign up for the Sushi Showdown by April 4, 2013. You can participate at any of these RA Sushi locations in the Phoenix area:
- Ahwatukee, 4921 E. Ray Road, Phoenix. 480.940.1111
- North Scottsdale, Kierland Commons, 7012 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale. 480.951.5888
- Tempe, 411 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe. 480.303.9800
- Mesa, Dana Park, 1652 S. Val Vista Drive, Mesa. 480.632.9500
- Old Town Scottsdale, 3815 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480.990.9256
RA Sushi serves Japanese fusion cuisine and fresh sushi in a fun, chic setting. From its Scottsdale, Arizona roots, where it opened in 1997, RA Sushi has grown to 25 locations across the country. The restaurant opens daily at 11 a.m. for lunch and serves dinner, apps, and drinks into the evening. Happy Hour is Monday through Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/RASushiArizona or http://www.rasushi.com.