Ra Sushi, a national sushi chain restaurant, has opened a ghost kitchen here in Loudoun County. A ghost kitchen means that it doesn’t have its own restaurant with a dining room and bar, but rather it operates out of another restaurant’s kitchen, or out of a commercial kitchen.

Ra Sushi is working out of the Benihana Japanese Restaurant over by the Dulles Town Center shopping mall. Ra, which appears to have roughly 20 stand-alone locations, is a sister restaurant to Benihana, with the same ownership. So it would be an easy step to add the Ra Sushi menu to a Benihana location and increase sales — something many restaurants have been doing during the pandemic. (See our previous story on ghost kitchens here.)

The Ra menu features a variety of sushi rolls and sashimi, as well as appetizers, salads, soups (including “Ra”men) and more. You can see the Ra Sushi menu here. Ra is available for carry out and delivery, including delivery with services such as DoorDash and Grubhub.