Friday, March 21, 2014

RAW - Big City Flair in Downtown Ruston

Where do you go for sushi in Ruston? We have a few options, but an area favorite is RAW, located in Ruston’s Historic Downtown District. Have you tried it?

114 West Park Avenue, Ruston, LA
The first thing you’re going to notice when you walk through the door is atmosphere. RAW gives off a relaxing, but contemporary and big city ambiance that you just can’t get anywhere else. 

I like to start out with one of their small plates like the Creamy Rock Shrimp. It's tempura fried shrimp dressed in spicy garlic mayo, crunchies, green onions and spicy seasoning. So delicious! 

Creamy Rock Shrimp
From here you can go several different directions. Their menu offers both cooked and raw dishes. All rolls and dishes are made to order, and they use the freshest fish available from local markets! 

Some of my favorite rolls include the Sunset Roll made with a crab mix, spicy tuna and cucumber and the Cajun Roll made with crawfish, avocado, cream cheese and eel sauce. Another favorite around here (Ahem - Travis Napper) is the Tech Roll, a tempura fried roll with a crabmix, avocado, cream cheese and spicy mayo. If you're feeling a little creative, perfect! Their chefs are trained in Japanese cuisine and can put together just about anything. And don't forget the selection of wine, cocktails and fine sake to complement your meal.    

Sunset Roll
(with Creamy Rock Shrimp & Tuna Nigiri)

So whether you're looking to unwind with a drink after work, gather with friends or have a romantic dinner out on the town, RAW can provide. Expect great sushi and great service. They're located at 114 West Park Avenue in Downtown Ruston. Open for dinner at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.  

Visited RAW recently? Leave your recommendations in the comments!

Amanda Quimby is a native of Franklin Parish, a University of Louisiana at Monroe alumna and now a proud Ruston resident. As the marketing director for the CVB, she has a love for travel and tourism and showcasing #RustonLA. Follow her on Instagam and Twitter to see a lot of posts about food, wine and coffee.