Rain Modern Infusion Cuisine

★★★★☆
  • 2208 N 45th St

    Seattle, WA 98103

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  • 206-545-7848

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Overall, I love this place. The food is great. Be sure to check the specials board, because there are usually some pretty kickass dishes up there. If they are serving the Albacore Tataki, GET IT. Perfectly seared tuna with some greens and crunchy chopped garlic. Oh. My. God. And the Get Wet roll is just a little piece of heaven. Once in a while my server has seemed a little slow or spacey, but I'm also a server and everyone has off days. And check out Jimmy's Rain drops. You won't believe your mouth.

2
★★★★★

Overall, I love this place. The food is great. Be sure to check the specials board, because there are usually some pretty kickass dishes up there. If they are serving the Albacore Tataki, GET IT. Perfectly seared tuna with some greens and crunchy chopped garlic. Oh. My. God. And the Get Wet roll is just a little piece of heaven. Once in a while my server has seemed a little slow or spacey, but I'm also a server and everyone has off days. And check out Jimmy's Rain drops. You won't believe your mouth.

Pros: Great presentation, fabulous specials

Cons: Occasional spacey service

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If you are in the Wallingford area and like sushi you have to try Rain. Staff is very friendly and more than willing to make a suggestion if your new to sushi. Can get very busy yet well worth the wait. Prices are very reasonable, now if I could just get my kids to try it.

2
★★★★★

If you are in the Wallingford area and like sushi you have to try Rain. Staff is very friendly and more than willing to make a suggestion if your new to sushi. Can get very busy yet well worth the wait. Prices are very reasonable, now if I could just get my kids to try it.

Pros: great sushi

Cons: long wait

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If you've got guests in town who like sushi, Rain should be at the top of your list. The menu is a good mix of sushi staples and truly unique originals (try the Get Wet Roll, which (deservedly) won an award at a recent Bite of Seattle).

The service can be a little slow, so don't go if you're in a rush, and the prices are a little bit higher than your Blue C conveyor-belt sushi place, but you'll find that the cost and the wait are well worth it for the best sushi in town.

2
★★★★★

If you've got guests in town who like sushi, Rain should be at the top of your list. The menu is a good mix of sushi staples and truly unique originals (try the Get Wet Roll, which (deservedly) won an award at a recent Bite of Seattle).

The service can be a little slow, so don't go if you're in a rush, and the prices are a little bit higher than your Blue C conveyor-belt sushi place, but you'll find that the cost and the wait are well worth it for the best sushi in town.

Pros: Fantastic food, clean

Cons: Slow; a little more expensive than conveyor-belt sushi

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Cool decor, kinda small, but nice servers, great low key vibe and very fresh and interesting sushi make Rain and cool spot to go for a couple of drinks and some sushi - right on 45th, near i-5

2
★★★★☆

Cool decor, kinda small, but nice servers, great low key vibe and very fresh and interesting sushi make Rain and cool spot to go for a couple of drinks and some sushi - right on 45th, near i-5

Pros: Fresh Sushi in Wallingford

Cons: none

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I have only been there a couple of times, but both times the service was excellent. Our server was VERY attentive, and made some excellent recommendations. I appreciated that although we tried a couple of different varieties of sake that neither myself nor my friend cared for, we were not charged for them. We have only been there when it was not crowded, I have no idea what happens to the service level when it gets busy. Heading there again tonight for a friend's birthday!

2
★★★★★

I have only been there a couple of times, but both times the service was excellent. Our server was VERY attentive, and made some excellent recommendations. I appreciated that although we tried a couple of different varieties of sake that neither myself nor my friend cared for, we were not charged for them. We have only been there when it was not crowded, I have no idea what happens to the service level when it gets busy. Heading there again tonight for a friend's birthday!

Pros: Fair price, excellent service

Cons: Food is too pretty to eat!

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OMG!!! I remember when the Rain sign was dangling in the air...just before it was a landmark! I thought it was going to be a fish store...then I discovered sushi there! IT was amazing!!! I ate so much I was going to explode! I used to go once a week and was always treated like a best friend! one of the reasons to go is that the owners will never forget your face- nor the wonderful server who is still there! I went last night after not being there for a very long time- I HAD to get my new husband to try Rain sushi so he would know why I do NOT want to go to Blue C...anyway- we did and after all this time- I was greeted with a huge hello from everyone and a "so wonderful to see you again!" We ate- our mouths explored the new flavors of the rain drops...OMG!!! We had HH and then some and left paying a whopping $38 for a an amazing meal and experience. I made my husband promise we will go at least once a month- We are going to start at the top of the menu and try each roll...the only difference in the restaurant was that it was not as loud as it used to be (that was nice) and they do not serve alcohol anymore...it was a really relaxing experience and we were actually able to talk to each other as well as the chef- AND an old friend of mine is now the bartender there so I was reunited with him- awesome! We are going back on the 23rd for the live music! And of course...the BEST sushi in town! The best sushi I have had anywhere! And if you are not a raw fish kind of person- there are so many other wonderful , exotic entrees! Part of the experience is the presentation! Every plate is beautiful! JUST GO!!!

2
★★★★★

OMG!!! I remember when the Rain sign was dangling in the air...just before it was a landmark! I thought it was going to be a fish store...then I discovered sushi there! IT was amazing!!! I ate so much I was going to explode! I used to go once a week and was always treated like a best friend! one of the reasons to go is that the owners will never forget your face- nor the wonderful server who is still there! I went last night after not being there for a very long time- I HAD to get my new husband to try Rain sushi so he would know why I do NOT want to go to Blue C...anyway- we did and after all this time- I was greeted with a huge hello from everyone and a "so wonderful to see you again!" We ate- our mouths explored the new flavors of the rain drops...OMG!!! We had HH and then some and left paying a whopping $38 for a an amazing meal and experience. I made my husband promise we will go at least once a month- We are going to start at the top of the menu and try each roll...the only difference in the restaurant was that it was not as loud as it used to be (that was nice) and they do not serve alcohol anymore...it was a really relaxing experience and we were actually able to talk to each other as well as the chef- AND an old friend of mine is now the bartender there so I was reunited with him- awesome! We are going back on the 23rd for the live music! And of course...the BEST sushi in town! The best sushi I have had anywhere! And if you are not a raw fish kind of person- there are so many other wonderful , exotic entrees! Part of the experience is the presentation! Every plate is beautiful! JUST GO!!!

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I use to not like sushi. I came to the rain and the best tasting sushi ever! I love their raindrop roll...I could eat it every night! Jenny is great she always treats us well! Great attitude and smile on her face. The other employees make it enjoyable to go and have sushi! Make sure you try RAIN if you love SUSHI!!!

2
★★★★☆

I use to not like sushi. I came to the rain and the best tasting sushi ever! I love their raindrop roll...I could eat it every night! Jenny is great she always treats us well! Great attitude and smile on her face. The other employees make it enjoyable to go and have sushi! Make sure you try RAIN if you love SUSHI!!!

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One of my friends and I were visiting Seattle over our college's fall break. Our friend who lives in Wallingford near U-district said we had to try the sushi at this place down the street called Rain. Little did we know that we were about to have the BEST SUSHI of our lives! It was so good, I can't remember the name of everything we ordered because we went a bit crazy... but it was all GREAT! The vibe of the restaurant is very hip and eclectic. It is also a small restaurant, which was nice. The wait staff were very nice and attentive. It seemed to have a lot of local flair because it is not in the middle of the city. Overall, a great place!

2
★★★★★

One of my friends and I were visiting Seattle over our college's fall break. Our friend who lives in Wallingford near U-district said we had to try the sushi at this place down the street called Rain. Little did we know that we were about to have the BEST SUSHI of our lives! It was so good, I can't remember the name of everything we ordered because we went a bit crazy... but it was all GREAT! The vibe of the restaurant is very hip and eclectic. It is also a small restaurant, which was nice. The wait staff were very nice and attentive. It seemed to have a lot of local flair because it is not in the middle of the city. Overall, a great place!

Pros: Small, great food, near U district

Cons: none

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As a local to Rain, living in Wallingford, I have dined there since month one. In the beginning the place always amazed me & my friends, and I often recommended it. But, like all good things, it came to an end. Rain's food is amazing, however, my visits have become less frequent; from once a month to maybe 3x per year. The service is unpredictable as is the crowd and atmosphere. Granted this isn't Rain's fault, yet when they blast music so loud it's more like Belltown on a Friday night. Talk about a shock walking in hoping for a nice meal only to feel like I was underdressed and not "cool" enough to be there. Or, maybe just not young enough (I'm 35). If you can avoid the late nights, you'll still have to deal with the unpredictable service. For example, when my girlfriend and I went there last fall, our server acted as though she were too busy to wait on us when we were one of three tables. Her attitude was poor and she seemed more concerned about chatting to the other customers who were obviously her friends. Once our dinners were served, the sushi chef and part owner (his name slips me) had to bring us chop sticks and plates. Then, I had to get up and walk to another table, all wihle our server watched, to grab dishes to mix the wasabi and soy sauce. At the end of our meal, our server knocked over my girlfriends's glass of wine, smugly said "sorry," or something of the sort and then didn't clean it up! To top it off, she charged us for the entire glass of wine and didn't offer up any type of explanation. My girlfriend and I swore to never return., but, we decided to give Rain a try once more on Valentine's Day. Everything was great this time...except, we tried to speak with the other owner (who's name also slips my mind) to tell her about our last experience and in the middle of our story, she muttered up a "pfft," shrugged her shoulders & walked off. Then, she returned with some free shots. An apology? Hardly. Do yourself a favor and order take out.

1
★★☆☆☆

As a local to Rain, living in Wallingford, I have dined there since month one. In the beginning the place always amazed me & my friends, and I often recommended it. But, like all good things, it came to an end. Rain's food is amazing, however, my visits have become less frequent; from once a month to maybe 3x per year. The service is unpredictable as is the crowd and atmosphere. Granted this isn't Rain's fault, yet when they blast music so loud it's more like Belltown on a Friday night. Talk about a shock walking in hoping for a nice meal only to feel like I was underdressed and not "cool" enough to be there. Or, maybe just not young enough (I'm 35). If you can avoid the late nights, you'll still have to deal with the unpredictable service. For example, when my girlfriend and I went there last fall, our server acted as though she were too busy to wait on us when we were one of three tables. Her attitude was poor and she seemed more concerned about chatting to the other customers who were obviously her friends. Once our dinners were served, the sushi chef and part owner (his name slips me) had to bring us chop sticks and plates. Then, I had to get up and walk to another table, all wihle our server watched, to grab dishes to mix the wasabi and soy sauce. At the end of our meal, our server knocked over my girlfriends's glass of wine, smugly said "sorry," or something of the sort and then didn't clean it up! To top it off, she charged us for the entire glass of wine and didn't offer up any type of explanation. My girlfriend and I swore to never return., but, we decided to give Rain a try once more on Valentine's Day. Everything was great this time...except, we tried to speak with the other owner (who's name also slips my mind) to tell her about our last experience and in the middle of our story, she muttered up a "pfft," shrugged her shoulders & walked off. Then, she returned with some free shots. An apology? Hardly. Do yourself a favor and order take out.

Pros: Consistenly Great Food

Cons: Wavering Service

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okay lets talk about the waitresses. They are all young and super busy with a, abundance of people to serve and i could see how some would see that as bad service, But when you have 30 tables and 100 peope in there ?? how could you possibly think that the place is bad and the service is worse? Obviously the waitresses cant be at the snap of your fingers when they are trying to accommidate all these people. This is not the place for the average 45+ croud that is willing to pay 20 dollars a roll and have a nice quiet meal. Thsi is a place for the younger croud that enjoys the louder seattle life syle and awesome food! We've never been there when its not totally crouded, and thats what makes it fun. They are abviously doing something right to have so many loyal customers.
I've never been to any other sushi restraunt where the food is this good and the prices are so reasonably low, and let face it this is seattle parking is never the best but it can be done and its worth it!!
We have never been disappointed with anything we've ordered from rain and we recommend it to all of our frinds!!

2
★★★★☆

okay lets talk about the waitresses. They are all young and super busy with a, abundance of people to serve and i could see how some would see that as bad service, But when you have 30 tables and 100 peope in there ?? how could you possibly think that the place is bad and the service is worse? Obviously the waitresses cant be at the snap of your fingers when they are trying to accommidate all these people. This is not the place for the average 45+ croud that is willing to pay 20 dollars a roll and have a nice quiet meal. Thsi is a place for the younger croud that enjoys the louder seattle life syle and awesome food! We've never been there when its not totally crouded, and thats what makes it fun. They are abviously doing something right to have so many loyal customers.
I've never been to any other sushi restraunt where the food is this good and the prices are so reasonably low, and let face it this is seattle parking is never the best but it can be done and its worth it!!
We have never been disappointed with anything we've ordered from rain and we recommend it to all of our frinds!!

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I have heard great reviews of rain and decided to treat my girlfriend to a night out last saturday night. The service was appaling, it took 15 minutes after being seated to get a menu. It was impossible to talk inside, it must be the loudest restaurant in seattle. Anyhow, the food arrived and not only was it over priced it looked horrible and tasted even worse.

I would not even recommend this place to my ex girlfriend, and i really dont like her.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have heard great reviews of rain and decided to treat my girlfriend to a night out last saturday night. The service was appaling, it took 15 minutes after being seated to get a menu. It was impossible to talk inside, it must be the loudest restaurant in seattle. Anyhow, the food arrived and not only was it over priced it looked horrible and tasted even worse.

I would not even recommend this place to my ex girlfriend, and i really dont like her.

Pros: I will not have to go here again

Cons: Everyhthing

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Okay folks, let's be serious. The only reason why people like this place is because it's filled with singles and arrgessive hormonal exchanges. If what you're looking for is a place so loud that no one will notice your information-age attention span and inability to maintain conversation, this is the place for you! If you miss the homey pick up joint atmosphere of LA, make your reservation today! This is one of those places for people who don't really know food to rave about the food. I have news for all of you who gave this five stars; no matter what kind of sauce you put on fried calamari, it's still just fried calamari. Okay, so I had a reservation, and 45 minutes later we weren't seated. We finally left. (Although, I must say the owner did comp us our sake and gave us some free fried calamari.) My friends and I refer to these places as being filled with spores. Where do these people who go here come from? Do they really live in Seattle? You think you know what to expect in relaxed Wallingford, then you walk into a spore zone. It must be something about the combination of unbearable noice and cutesy cocktails that attract spores. They fly through the air until they have that plate of fried calamari to land on, then they sprout like mushrooms. If you want great sushi, Seattle is the town for you with it's plethora of cozy family run places, and more glamours upscale joints. But hey, I never really tasted the food because the atmosphere ruined my mood and appetite, so if you like spore joints, you might give it five stars too.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Okay folks, let's be serious. The only reason why people like this place is because it's filled with singles and arrgessive hormonal exchanges. If what you're looking for is a place so loud that no one will notice your information-age attention span and inability to maintain conversation, this is the place for you! If you miss the homey pick up joint atmosphere of LA, make your reservation today! This is one of those places for people who don't really know food to rave about the food. I have news for all of you who gave this five stars; no matter what kind of sauce you put on fried calamari, it's still just fried calamari. Okay, so I had a reservation, and 45 minutes later we weren't seated. We finally left. (Although, I must say the owner did comp us our sake and gave us some free fried calamari.) My friends and I refer to these places as being filled with spores. Where do these people who go here come from? Do they really live in Seattle? You think you know what to expect in relaxed Wallingford, then you walk into a spore zone. It must be something about the combination of unbearable noice and cutesy cocktails that attract spores. They fly through the air until they have that plate of fried calamari to land on, then they sprout like mushrooms. If you want great sushi, Seattle is the town for you with it's plethora of cozy family run places, and more glamours upscale joints. But hey, I never really tasted the food because the atmosphere ruined my mood and appetite, so if you like spore joints, you might give it five stars too.

Pros: lots of hype

Cons: everything else

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Let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of sushi. However a friend really wanted to go and I was willing to give it a try. Someone said that maybe I haven?t had good sushi so I was willing to give it a shot.

I loved Rain! Personally I am big on texture, but the flavors got me past the texture. Finally I understood why people liked sushi. The subtle flavors got me past the texture and it finally felt like eating a delicacy. This was what sushi was supposed to be about.

We tried a variety of dishes and the only thing I didn?t like was one of the soups. I have had the same thing on the streets of Tokyo and this one wasn?t up to snuff. While it is easy to get ramen or soba noodles right, it is also very easy to get wrong. A minute too long in the water and you ruin the noodles.

When you take everything into consideration, I think we should let the soup slide. If you are going to get anything wrong, that is the thing. They had all kind of interesting rolls and a few new inventions that the people of Rain came up with. My friend would say what was traditional and what wasn?t so Rain brings in a good mix of the old and the new. Rather than the old ?Asian-fusion? cliche they fuse the old with the new. No one wants a sushi burger or some of the same old stuff coming out of other places.

If you like sushi, you have GOT to try this place. And if you don?t like sushi, this should be the last place you should try. If you can?t like it here, you won?t like it anywhere. And if you like it here, this is the only place for you.

2
★★★★★

Let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of sushi. However a friend really wanted to go and I was willing to give it a try. Someone said that maybe I haven?t had good sushi so I was willing to give it a shot.

I loved Rain! Personally I am big on texture, but the flavors got me past the texture. Finally I understood why people liked sushi. The subtle flavors got me past the texture and it finally felt like eating a delicacy. This was what sushi was supposed to be about.

We tried a variety of dishes and the only thing I didn?t like was one of the soups. I have had the same thing on the streets of Tokyo and this one wasn?t up to snuff. While it is easy to get ramen or soba noodles right, it is also very easy to get wrong. A minute too long in the water and you ruin the noodles.

When you take everything into consideration, I think we should let the soup slide. If you are going to get anything wrong, that is the thing. They had all kind of interesting rolls and a few new inventions that the people of Rain came up with. My friend would say what was traditional and what wasn?t so Rain brings in a good mix of the old and the new. Rather than the old ?Asian-fusion? cliche they fuse the old with the new. No one wants a sushi burger or some of the same old stuff coming out of other places.

If you like sushi, you have GOT to try this place. And if you don?t like sushi, this should be the last place you should try. If you can?t like it here, you won?t like it anywhere. And if you like it here, this is the only place for you.

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We love it here! The food is all sooo great and fresh. Try their signature Rain Roll. Their Get Wet Roll is good too. The resturaunt is cozy and inviting. The only downfall is the service is very slow and we have ahd to wait an hour to get our food before. The food really makes up for it though.

2
★★★★★

We love it here! The food is all sooo great and fresh. Try their signature Rain Roll. Their Get Wet Roll is good too. The resturaunt is cozy and inviting. The only downfall is the service is very slow and we have ahd to wait an hour to get our food before. The food really makes up for it though.

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You know i have never done a review before on here,but Rain makes me want to. I was introduced to Rain by a good friend and her boyfriend (they kept it as there date night hot spot) until i found out how fabulous it is. Rain's owners and waiters are very personable and there to give you great food along with great service. Every time we have been there i feel totally tended to and know i and my friends will have a good time. We have been there with groups of 4 to groups that swarm the whole place. Either way, always a good experience. We even have a lil thing we do when we are about to pound down our Sake Bombs (pound your right hand 3 times on the table saying, "Sake! Sake! uuuuuuuuuh!" haha and chug)The combinations of sauces they create are awesome! I had never tried Sushi before i had been to Rain and probably can't anywhere else cause they are so good! ha ha. Basically, Rain is awesome! Love the people, the food, and the atmosphere. What more could you want. Enjoy!

2
★★★★★

You know i have never done a review before on here,but Rain makes me want to. I was introduced to Rain by a good friend and her boyfriend (they kept it as there date night hot spot) until i found out how fabulous it is. Rain's owners and waiters are very personable and there to give you great food along with great service. Every time we have been there i feel totally tended to and know i and my friends will have a good time. We have been there with groups of 4 to groups that swarm the whole place. Either way, always a good experience. We even have a lil thing we do when we are about to pound down our Sake Bombs (pound your right hand 3 times on the table saying, "Sake! Sake! uuuuuuuuuh!" haha and chug)The combinations of sauces they create are awesome! I had never tried Sushi before i had been to Rain and probably can't anywhere else cause they are so good! ha ha. Basically, Rain is awesome! Love the people, the food, and the atmosphere. What more could you want. Enjoy!

Pros: Great Service, Friendly people, awesome food!

Cons: nothing has occurred to me as a con yet :)

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I would say that Rain as one of the first breakthru sushi restaurants has come a long way...but not for the better. I had somewhat high expectations from this place as I had heard that its staff was one of veterans and had a consistent source of loyal customers. These two characteristics typically contribute to a great meal of high quality. However, I was sadly mistaken. I decided that to get a good mix would consist of a couple of apps and a couple rolls. Looking back on the order, sashimi omakase might have been a better option but i was with company that was new-ish to the raw fish experience. The tuna poke was delicious. The cuts were not as chunky as I am familiar with interms of hawaiian style pokes, but were very sufficient. The mixture of vinegar with citrus was interesting. I wish it had been saltier but that's just my preference. It was a refreshing dish to my palette. However, my company had tasted some of the fish with suji causing a wrinkle in their experience. I know pokes can't have the best cuts but the suji was extremely tough and almost bonelike in firmness. The next dish was a hamachi kama, a dish I always find to be a simple and safe choice. The presentation as expected was good and the taste was spot on. I liked the onions, which in the end I didn't eat, but I liked them there regardless. Also the spring mix in a lot of these apps is a nice consumable garnish. I ordered two rolls: Spicy Cassidy and the Tuna Mango Tango. Just FYI, I dislike deep fried sushi and didn't order sashimi which might have been the reason why my experience was so lackluster, but the rolls were the part of the meal I wish I could have just taken back. The rice was paste. it had too much water in it, it was crushed, it wasn't evenly spread, and there was too much of it. I'm running out of space, so I'll be brief. The restaurant was slow. Y rolls/rice so bad? I saw a sashimi platter, it looked way better, order that. Waitstaff was very helpful.

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★★★☆☆

I would say that Rain as one of the first breakthru sushi restaurants has come a long way...but not for the better. I had somewhat high expectations from this place as I had heard that its staff was one of veterans and had a consistent source of loyal customers. These two characteristics typically contribute to a great meal of high quality. However, I was sadly mistaken. I decided that to get a good mix would consist of a couple of apps and a couple rolls. Looking back on the order, sashimi omakase might have been a better option but i was with company that was new-ish to the raw fish experience. The tuna poke was delicious. The cuts were not as chunky as I am familiar with interms of hawaiian style pokes, but were very sufficient. The mixture of vinegar with citrus was interesting. I wish it had been saltier but that's just my preference. It was a refreshing dish to my palette. However, my company had tasted some of the fish with suji causing a wrinkle in their experience. I know pokes can't have the best cuts but the suji was extremely tough and almost bonelike in firmness. The next dish was a hamachi kama, a dish I always find to be a simple and safe choice. The presentation as expected was good and the taste was spot on. I liked the onions, which in the end I didn't eat, but I liked them there regardless. Also the spring mix in a lot of these apps is a nice consumable garnish. I ordered two rolls: Spicy Cassidy and the Tuna Mango Tango. Just FYI, I dislike deep fried sushi and didn't order sashimi which might have been the reason why my experience was so lackluster, but the rolls were the part of the meal I wish I could have just taken back. The rice was paste. it had too much water in it, it was crushed, it wasn't evenly spread, and there was too much of it. I'm running out of space, so I'll be brief. The restaurant was slow. Y rolls/rice so bad? I saw a sashimi platter, it looked way better, order that. Waitstaff was very helpful.

Pros: Service, GREAT Green tea, good apps.

Cons: Bad rice (killer for sushi)

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First off, I would and do recommend this place to everyone I know and talk to. I have been going to Rain every month for over a year. My boyfriend and I were told about it by my older sister and her Sushi loving friends who live on Capitol Hill; they LOVE Rain and now so do I. It?s a great place for a date, where you can drink, eat, laugh, and get caught up in all that goes on. Recently I have been sharing my secret sushi spot with friends and now they too are addicted. We go in groups of 10 to groups of 4. We all do sake bombs and indulge in the tasty Rainy Day, Tarantula, Sasquatch, and the Get Wet rolls. What is also a plus is the owners work there, serving, bar tending, and creating the masterpieces they serve. They are friendly, inviting, and good group of people. I love this place and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to have a good time while eating great food!

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★★★★★

First off, I would and do recommend this place to everyone I know and talk to. I have been going to Rain every month for over a year. My boyfriend and I were told about it by my older sister and her Sushi loving friends who live on Capitol Hill; they LOVE Rain and now so do I. It?s a great place for a date, where you can drink, eat, laugh, and get caught up in all that goes on. Recently I have been sharing my secret sushi spot with friends and now they too are addicted. We go in groups of 10 to groups of 4. We all do sake bombs and indulge in the tasty Rainy Day, Tarantula, Sasquatch, and the Get Wet rolls. What is also a plus is the owners work there, serving, bar tending, and creating the masterpieces they serve. They are friendly, inviting, and good group of people. I love this place and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to have a good time while eating great food!

Pros: food, drinks, bar tenders, service, and atmosphere

Cons: on a busy Friday night you may have to wait a few minutes for a table, but you're always encouraged to snag a drink at the bar!

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Having been to Rain before, I returned expecting a great meal. The sushi is fancy, but not overly so, and there are a lot of unusual taste combinations that really work like mango and cilantro and softshell crab and avacado. All those things held true on this visit, but it was an hour--AN HOUR! from the time we ordered until we got our food. Hardly anyone in the restaurant was actually eating sushi, and yet our waiter was running around doing what I don't know. After about 45 minutes we were offered edamame; Woo hoo! The waiter explained that things were busy, but shouldn't you expect that on a Friday night? And might I remind you that hardly anyone was actually eating. Rain seems to be founded half on a solid menu with semi-reasonable prices, and half on neon-painted walls and techno music just above the audible range. Bringing a date here, or suggesting it to a group of friends might make you a hero, or the target of some increasingly impatient stares. If this place wants to be good, it had better get its act together.

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★★★☆☆

Having been to Rain before, I returned expecting a great meal. The sushi is fancy, but not overly so, and there are a lot of unusual taste combinations that really work like mango and cilantro and softshell crab and avacado. All those things held true on this visit, but it was an hour--AN HOUR! from the time we ordered until we got our food. Hardly anyone in the restaurant was actually eating sushi, and yet our waiter was running around doing what I don't know. After about 45 minutes we were offered edamame; Woo hoo! The waiter explained that things were busy, but shouldn't you expect that on a Friday night? And might I remind you that hardly anyone was actually eating. Rain seems to be founded half on a solid menu with semi-reasonable prices, and half on neon-painted walls and techno music just above the audible range. Bringing a date here, or suggesting it to a group of friends might make you a hero, or the target of some increasingly impatient stares. If this place wants to be good, it had better get its act together.

Pros: Hip atmosphere, cool sushi combinations

Cons: worst...service...ever, kind of loud, parking difficult (don't park in zoned neighborhoods!)

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This place is really amazing.It gave me a feeling of being in an underground japanese joint in Japan.I enjoyed watching how everyone seems to know eachother here.I was sitting at a table near the sushi bar and everyone who walked through the door would come to say "hi" to the chefs before sitting down.I thought that was cool.It reminded me of that tv show "cheers".I think the food was really well prepared and tasty.They also have "orion beer" the only beer bottled in Japan.I LOVE THIS JOINT!! oohhh.......the server was hot!

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★★★★★

This place is really amazing.It gave me a feeling of being in an underground japanese joint in Japan.I enjoyed watching how everyone seems to know eachother here.I was sitting at a table near the sushi bar and everyone who walked through the door would come to say "hi" to the chefs before sitting down.I thought that was cool.It reminded me of that tv show "cheers".I think the food was really well prepared and tasty.They also have "orion beer" the only beer bottled in Japan.I LOVE THIS JOINT!! oohhh.......the server was hot!

Pros: food,beer and vibe

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I love this place!! My husband and I going there for our wedding anniversary at the end of the month and I can't wait! Great place for smaller parties.

2
★★★★★

I love this place!! My husband and I going there for our wedding anniversary at the end of the month and I can't wait! Great place for smaller parties.

Pros: Yummy, thumbs up!

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I have eaten at Rain at least a dozen times and have never been disappointed. The albacore tataki is the best in the city and I've been everywhere. The vibe in the restaurant is very New York, it can be a bit loud and it helps to speak up a bit if you need anything extra. This is not a snooty restaurant and is run by younger waitstaff. The owner Jenny is also always around to help so don't be afraid to approach the cute blonde!

2
★★★★★

I have eaten at Rain at least a dozen times and have never been disappointed. The albacore tataki is the best in the city and I've been everywhere. The vibe in the restaurant is very New York, it can be a bit loud and it helps to speak up a bit if you need anything extra. This is not a snooty restaurant and is run by younger waitstaff. The owner Jenny is also always around to help so don't be afraid to approach the cute blonde!

Pros: Food, Don't need RSVPs

Cons: None

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My boyfriend and I were looking to satisfy our sushi craving and decided to try Rain. I've driven past it so many times and thought it might be worth checking out. I have very few requirements for a restaurant to be considered worthy. Food quality, value, and service are what matters most to me. I don't care if the place is considered "trendy". I'm not paying for "hip" music and a place decorated like a cheap ikea ad. When I want sushi, I want sushi, not fluff. Food Quality = Mediocre, if that. I'm japanese so needless to say I have had a lot of sushi. I have had sushi from numerous establishments in Japan, Seattle, Portland, SanFrancisco, etc. The quality I experienced at Rain was definitely not the best. The tuna was stringy and salmon roe tasteless possibly old. I feel sorry for the reviewers that said that it was the best sushi they have ever experienced. Value = terrible. My boyfriend and I had ordered a "whole" order of salmon sashimi. I'm not sure what their idea of a whole order is. It had six very small pieces of sashimi with some sliced onions. No wasabi, no ginger(obvious condiments), no miso soup, no RICE, no anything for $12! I also ordered their salmon roe and tuna sushi which was $2.50 a piece. A peice being ONE, yes only one sushi. I've have never ordered sushi anywhere ever that sold sushi by one piece. If you order sushi, you always get TWO pieces usually in the price range of $3.50-$4.75. We had seen orders being served that looked generous in proportion when we walked in, so we inquired about them with our waiter. He explained that they take a group order and place all the orders onto one plate. Deceptive if you ask me. We spent $18 and went home totally unsatisfied. Service = Mediocre. Fortunately I did not experience the terrible service that others had. Although, I wouldn't say it was good. At least my sushi wasn't half eaten, yuck! I will never go back to Rain and I hope that this review will encourage others to try another place.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I were looking to satisfy our sushi craving and decided to try Rain. I've driven past it so many times and thought it might be worth checking out. I have very few requirements for a restaurant to be considered worthy. Food quality, value, and service are what matters most to me. I don't care if the place is considered "trendy". I'm not paying for "hip" music and a place decorated like a cheap ikea ad. When I want sushi, I want sushi, not fluff. Food Quality = Mediocre, if that. I'm japanese so needless to say I have had a lot of sushi. I have had sushi from numerous establishments in Japan, Seattle, Portland, SanFrancisco, etc. The quality I experienced at Rain was definitely not the best. The tuna was stringy and salmon roe tasteless possibly old. I feel sorry for the reviewers that said that it was the best sushi they have ever experienced. Value = terrible. My boyfriend and I had ordered a "whole" order of salmon sashimi. I'm not sure what their idea of a whole order is. It had six very small pieces of sashimi with some sliced onions. No wasabi, no ginger(obvious condiments), no miso soup, no RICE, no anything for $12! I also ordered their salmon roe and tuna sushi which was $2.50 a piece. A peice being ONE, yes only one sushi. I've have never ordered sushi anywhere ever that sold sushi by one piece. If you order sushi, you always get TWO pieces usually in the price range of $3.50-$4.75. We had seen orders being served that looked generous in proportion when we walked in, so we inquired about them with our waiter. He explained that they take a group order and place all the orders onto one plate. Deceptive if you ask me. We spent $18 and went home totally unsatisfied. Service = Mediocre. Fortunately I did not experience the terrible service that others had. Although, I wouldn't say it was good. At least my sushi wasn't half eaten, yuck! I will never go back to Rain and I hope that this review will encourage others to try another place.

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The ambiance is laughable, the food is barely eatable and sloppily thrown together, the service is atrocious, and the overall experience is draining! The last time I went to this restaurant, I waited 45 minutes for a to go order! When I arrived home realized half of my to go order was missing and had to drive back. When I arrived home again I discovered that they not only messed up half the order, they gave me half eaten crab rolls! It was disgusting! A friend told me this happened to her before, maybe in a an effort to cut cost there serving other guest leftovers! I can?t even begin to describe how unsanitary it was! There were literally bite marks taken out of my food! The owner was unapologetic and didn?t even offer me a comp. for experience! Even without my last revolting experiance, the restaurant just flat out is not that great!

0
★☆☆☆☆

The ambiance is laughable, the food is barely eatable and sloppily thrown together, the service is atrocious, and the overall experience is draining! The last time I went to this restaurant, I waited 45 minutes for a to go order! When I arrived home realized half of my to go order was missing and had to drive back. When I arrived home again I discovered that they not only messed up half the order, they gave me half eaten crab rolls! It was disgusting! A friend told me this happened to her before, maybe in a an effort to cut cost there serving other guest leftovers! I can?t even begin to describe how unsanitary it was! There were literally bite marks taken out of my food! The owner was unapologetic and didn?t even offer me a comp. for experience! Even without my last revolting experiance, the restaurant just flat out is not that great!

Pros: Parking

Cons: Service, food, overall experiance!

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My friend and I went here two times for some sushi. Both times the food was great but the service was horribly slow and the waiters were inattentive. We waited 10 minutes to be seated while we stared at a dirty table in front of us. It took a long time to get our appetizers and entrees (my friend found a hair in her sushi roll) and a painstakingly long time to get our check. Our waitress spent a total of less than one minute waiting on us. Not to mention that on our first visit, a drunken vagrant randomly came in and threatened a customer and it took a long time before he was thrown out. And on our second visit, a group of drunken Seahawks fans were obnoxiously loud and because the restaurant was so small we could hear every word they were saying about their sexual escapades. Lovely.

1
★★☆☆☆

My friend and I went here two times for some sushi. Both times the food was great but the service was horribly slow and the waiters were inattentive. We waited 10 minutes to be seated while we stared at a dirty table in front of us. It took a long time to get our appetizers and entrees (my friend found a hair in her sushi roll) and a painstakingly long time to get our check. Our waitress spent a total of less than one minute waiting on us. Not to mention that on our first visit, a drunken vagrant randomly came in and threatened a customer and it took a long time before he was thrown out. And on our second visit, a group of drunken Seahawks fans were obnoxiously loud and because the restaurant was so small we could hear every word they were saying about their sexual escapades. Lovely.

Pros: Food, that's it

Cons: Aloof and disorganized waitstaff, overpriced, transients frequent this place

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Let me tell you, I eat a LOT of sushi, and none better than Rain's! Consistancy, friendly sushi chefs, great atmosphere, and fun times. I've dined here for both happy hour and dinner, and found it to be excellent. If you do check it out for happy hour, don't confine yourself only to the happy hour menu, or you'll be missing out on their daily fresh specials, including a dish called Uzuzukuri, a melt-in-your-mouth offering of sashimi grade fish of your choice, ponzu sauce, tobiko and jalepenos...yum! I don't know what the deal is with the bad service comments, but you should check the place out again, I've noticed some staff change, and the sushi chefs are friendly and helpful!

2
★★★★★

Let me tell you, I eat a LOT of sushi, and none better than Rain's! Consistancy, friendly sushi chefs, great atmosphere, and fun times. I've dined here for both happy hour and dinner, and found it to be excellent. If you do check it out for happy hour, don't confine yourself only to the happy hour menu, or you'll be missing out on their daily fresh specials, including a dish called Uzuzukuri, a melt-in-your-mouth offering of sashimi grade fish of your choice, ponzu sauce, tobiko and jalepenos...yum! I don't know what the deal is with the bad service comments, but you should check the place out again, I've noticed some staff change, and the sushi chefs are friendly and helpful!

Pros: sushi, staff, fun drinks, great decour

Cons: parking, unless you check out 56th street!

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What an amazing disappointment. Great location, great neon sign, good food, okay value for the dollar, all moot because the wait staff can hardly be bothered to wait on you. That may sound harsh, but I have been to this place six times and had the same crappy service every time. I tried to like this place, hence all the visits. Why is everyone there so reluctant and cranky? Sure, the restaurant biz is hard work (I work in it, too) - but that's no excuse. There are plenty of decent sushi restaurants in the area and because of the service, this one doesn't meaure up.

1
★★☆☆☆

What an amazing disappointment. Great location, great neon sign, good food, okay value for the dollar, all moot because the wait staff can hardly be bothered to wait on you. That may sound harsh, but I have been to this place six times and had the same crappy service every time. I tried to like this place, hence all the visits. Why is everyone there so reluctant and cranky? Sure, the restaurant biz is hard work (I work in it, too) - but that's no excuse. There are plenty of decent sushi restaurants in the area and because of the service, this one doesn't meaure up.

Pros: Fresh fish

Cons: Bad service

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Unfortunately I wanted to treat my kids to a welcome back to Seattle sushi fest and having driven by Rain a bunch of times, decided that this was the night to try it. Poor choice. To begin with, the restaurant feels a little dirty, I can't put my finger on it, but there is a general air of stickyness about the place. The three of us sat at the Sushi bar - filled with anticipation- which dwindled after ten minutes of sitting without even a glass of water. I finally asked the sushi chef for a menue, with out responding she went and got three menues and sort of shoved them at us. We finally had to ask the waitress if we could order drinks and get some water... keep in mind there were only about ten people in the restaurant and 3 waitstaff as well as the 2 sushi chefs...it was sort of like we had arrived at closing time - but not. I asked the chef for some recomendations. She wasn't rude, but helpful not really, enthusiastic, absolutley NOT. Its really a shame because when the actual food came it was GREAT - the serving sizes generous, the quality of fish excellent, the flavors enticing and unusual. We struggled to focus on the food and ignore the meandering and lackluster service, I would have ordered more sushi, but I COULDN'T GET THE CHEFS ATTENTION - odd because she was standing right in front of me. It wasn't a miserable evening, but given the quality of the food it should have been a memorable one. Oh it was memorable alright and we won't be back...

1
★★☆☆☆

Unfortunately I wanted to treat my kids to a welcome back to Seattle sushi fest and having driven by Rain a bunch of times, decided that this was the night to try it. Poor choice. To begin with, the restaurant feels a little dirty, I can't put my finger on it, but there is a general air of stickyness about the place. The three of us sat at the Sushi bar - filled with anticipation- which dwindled after ten minutes of sitting without even a glass of water. I finally asked the sushi chef for a menue, with out responding she went and got three menues and sort of shoved them at us. We finally had to ask the waitress if we could order drinks and get some water... keep in mind there were only about ten people in the restaurant and 3 waitstaff as well as the 2 sushi chefs...it was sort of like we had arrived at closing time - but not. I asked the chef for some recomendations. She wasn't rude, but helpful not really, enthusiastic, absolutley NOT. Its really a shame because when the actual food came it was GREAT - the serving sizes generous, the quality of fish excellent, the flavors enticing and unusual. We struggled to focus on the food and ignore the meandering and lackluster service, I would have ordered more sushi, but I COULDN'T GET THE CHEFS ATTENTION - odd because she was standing right in front of me. It wasn't a miserable evening, but given the quality of the food it should have been a memorable one. Oh it was memorable alright and we won't be back...

Pros: The quality of the fish is good

Cons: Horrible lackluster service, sticky environment

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...but this place is fast becoming one of my favorite sushi restaurants in Seattle. Fortunately, I've never experienced the bad service mentioned by a few of the other reviewers. Takashi and Jenny, the chefs behind Rain's innovative menu, have never failed to impress and satisfy with their delicious creations.

Rain is now a fixture in my happy hour schedule. If you haven't tried it, you must - and sit at the sushi bar - if you're lucky enough to get a spot!

2
★★★★★

...but this place is fast becoming one of my favorite sushi restaurants in Seattle. Fortunately, I've never experienced the bad service mentioned by a few of the other reviewers. Takashi and Jenny, the chefs behind Rain's innovative menu, have never failed to impress and satisfy with their delicious creations.

Rain is now a fixture in my happy hour schedule. If you haven't tried it, you must - and sit at the sushi bar - if you're lucky enough to get a spot!

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I have been to Rain numerous times and each visit has been great. The atmosphere is fast paced and friendly. The menu has all the favorites as well as new twists for the adventurous. And lets not forget the extensive happy hour menu!

2
★★★★★

I have been to Rain numerous times and each visit has been great. The atmosphere is fast paced and friendly. The menu has all the favorites as well as new twists for the adventurous. And lets not forget the extensive happy hour menu!

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I have been to rain three times now and have had a great experience each time-while sitting at the sushi bar. The chefs are great to watch and interact with and will keep a conversation with you while you enjoy their delicious creations. The food really is good, whether you want something authentic (go for the chef's sashimi recommendation) or something fusion-style-it is all tasty. A great sake selection and free edamamme help too! It's too bad that they have some bad servers presently, hopefully that will change cause this place is worth it.

2
★★★★☆

I have been to rain three times now and have had a great experience each time-while sitting at the sushi bar. The chefs are great to watch and interact with and will keep a conversation with you while you enjoy their delicious creations. The food really is good, whether you want something authentic (go for the chef's sashimi recommendation) or something fusion-style-it is all tasty. A great sake selection and free edamamme help too! It's too bad that they have some bad servers presently, hopefully that will change cause this place is worth it.

Pros: food choices, fish

Cons: servers apparently-so sit at the bar!

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The sushi was average. But the service was among the worst I've ever seen. Our server was unhelpful when we asked for advice on the menu, brought the wrong order and incorrectly charged us twice for a $24 bottle of sake. When we paid the check with three twenties and asked for change, she said she'd just leave the bills on the table since the change would be part of the tip anyway. Considering her combative attitude and terrible service, we left an 8% protest tip. Then she chased us down the street demanding an explanation. She argued with us when we explained why we were dissatisfied. In a city with so many options for good food AND good service, there is no excuse for this behavior. I will never go back to Rain.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The sushi was average. But the service was among the worst I've ever seen. Our server was unhelpful when we asked for advice on the menu, brought the wrong order and incorrectly charged us twice for a $24 bottle of sake. When we paid the check with three twenties and asked for change, she said she'd just leave the bills on the table since the change would be part of the tip anyway. Considering her combative attitude and terrible service, we left an 8% protest tip. Then she chased us down the street demanding an explanation. She argued with us when we explained why we were dissatisfied. In a city with so many options for good food AND good service, there is no excuse for this behavior. I will never go back to Rain.

Pros: location

Cons: service, food quality

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I wonder if we're all having the same problem with the same waitress? She was hostile to me when I went there (for the first and last time) when the bill came after being unattentive and condescending the whole time. The food is not good enough to make up for that kind of an attitude, and whoever said they would tip 25 percent even with bad service is crazy.

Rain has the rudest service in Seattle, hands down. If you really want to try good sushi from people who are actually happy to have you there, go down the street to Kozue, a tiny Japanese neighborhood restaurant on 45th.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I wonder if we're all having the same problem with the same waitress? She was hostile to me when I went there (for the first and last time) when the bill came after being unattentive and condescending the whole time. The food is not good enough to make up for that kind of an attitude, and whoever said they would tip 25 percent even with bad service is crazy.

Rain has the rudest service in Seattle, hands down. If you really want to try good sushi from people who are actually happy to have you there, go down the street to Kozue, a tiny Japanese neighborhood restaurant on 45th.

Pros: The sushi is average

Cons: The service is so jaw-droppingly bad it overrides any positives about the place.

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Rain is so expensive!!! And you don't even get that much food. I know Americans are overweight but come on guys, your portions are rediculous. The quality of my roll was also poor. I've had three times as much food, of better quality, for the same price. My friend got the chicken teriyaki and it was only a few pieces of chicken with no rice, no nothing, ten bucks! We all looked at our food when it was served and were all shocked, is that it??? Service is bad, we had our food before we had our napkins and chopsticks, and the wood chopsticks were still wet from the dishwasher. It was a disappointing meal. I'd recommend McDonald's any day over this place, and I hate fast food. Alcohol is reasonable priced though.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Rain is so expensive!!! And you don't even get that much food. I know Americans are overweight but come on guys, your portions are rediculous. The quality of my roll was also poor. I've had three times as much food, of better quality, for the same price. My friend got the chicken teriyaki and it was only a few pieces of chicken with no rice, no nothing, ten bucks! We all looked at our food when it was served and were all shocked, is that it??? Service is bad, we had our food before we had our napkins and chopsticks, and the wood chopsticks were still wet from the dishwasher. It was a disappointing meal. I'd recommend McDonald's any day over this place, and I hate fast food. Alcohol is reasonable priced though.

Pros: Reasonably priced alcohol

Cons: Service, Quality, Price

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I love Rain! Its the best sushi Ive had in Seattle. Besides the usual suspects -- they offer extremely creative dishes -- and obviously pay close attention to detail (like mix matching flavors and textures). We loved a special that came in several shot glasses: each a different sort of sashimi civiche. It was fresh and bright and delicious: we ate every last strand of the sesame seaweed salad underneath the fish. Also loved the creamy, pillowy squash dumplings with shitake mushrooms & broth. Others here say the service is bad: Ive never had a problem. I actually found one waiter to be extrordinarily helpful and personable.

2
★★★★☆

I love Rain! Its the best sushi Ive had in Seattle. Besides the usual suspects -- they offer extremely creative dishes -- and obviously pay close attention to detail (like mix matching flavors and textures). We loved a special that came in several shot glasses: each a different sort of sashimi civiche. It was fresh and bright and delicious: we ate every last strand of the sesame seaweed salad underneath the fish. Also loved the creamy, pillowy squash dumplings with shitake mushrooms & broth. Others here say the service is bad: Ive never had a problem. I actually found one waiter to be extrordinarily helpful and personable.

Pros: fresh fish -- adventurous dishes

Cons: one or two of the rolls I had were a bit dull

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After reading the other rants about the bad service all I have to say is avoid this prblem competely by sitting at the sushi bar and gat the BEST FREAKIN SUSHI you will ever have in Seattle. I had their 'rain roll' and I just about peed my pants it was so good. The sushi chef was really friendly and chatted with us while he made the orders. It was really fun and all the customers there seemed to know each other.

2
★★★★★

After reading the other rants about the bad service all I have to say is avoid this prblem competely by sitting at the sushi bar and gat the BEST FREAKIN SUSHI you will ever have in Seattle. I had their 'rain roll' and I just about peed my pants it was so good. The sushi chef was really friendly and chatted with us while he made the orders. It was really fun and all the customers there seemed to know each other.

Pros: Food, Ambiance, chefs

Cons: service

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What do you look for in a sushi restaurant? Great pieces of fish, reasonable prices, and a creative roll menu. Rain has it all. The sushi is exceptionally fresh and the individual servings are larger that the majority of seattle sushi spots (including all the wallingford eateries). You are going to pay more than you would down the street at Musashi's, but the quality is worth the extra $. I am not usually a big roll person, but Rain's roll menu is unusually eclectic and interesting with offerings containing mango, cilantro, & avocados, among other ingredients. You'll see the sushi chef taking out a mini blowtorch to sear the outer layers of sushi on the larger rolls at least a dozen times during dinner. Note: if it's your first time at the restaurant, sit at the sushi bar- have the chef make a couple recommendations, drink lots of sake, and enjoy yourself.

2
★★★★★

What do you look for in a sushi restaurant? Great pieces of fish, reasonable prices, and a creative roll menu. Rain has it all. The sushi is exceptionally fresh and the individual servings are larger that the majority of seattle sushi spots (including all the wallingford eateries). You are going to pay more than you would down the street at Musashi's, but the quality is worth the extra $. I am not usually a big roll person, but Rain's roll menu is unusually eclectic and interesting with offerings containing mango, cilantro, & avocados, among other ingredients. You'll see the sushi chef taking out a mini blowtorch to sear the outer layers of sushi on the larger rolls at least a dozen times during dinner. Note: if it's your first time at the restaurant, sit at the sushi bar- have the chef make a couple recommendations, drink lots of sake, and enjoy yourself.

Pros: The Fish and Eclectic Rolls

Cons: The parking

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I've been to Rain about 5-6x, starting about 6 months ago. The food is more expensive than other options on 45th or nearby, but its also a lot better and unique. Food-wise I've never had a bad experience there, besides getting some poorly made drinks.

I don't have any horror stories about service, but every time I've been there, the waitress basically ignores us for extended periods of time, is not very friendly, and I could definitely see issues if something like wrong-orders or sent back drinks came up.

Hopefully this improves as different people get fired/quit and are hired, but management should take further action if they keep getting these poor service reviews.

1
★★★☆☆

I've been to Rain about 5-6x, starting about 6 months ago. The food is more expensive than other options on 45th or nearby, but its also a lot better and unique. Food-wise I've never had a bad experience there, besides getting some poorly made drinks.

I don't have any horror stories about service, but every time I've been there, the waitress basically ignores us for extended periods of time, is not very friendly, and I could definitely see issues if something like wrong-orders or sent back drinks came up.

Hopefully this improves as different people get fired/quit and are hired, but management should take further action if they keep getting these poor service reviews.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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The night started out fine enough, good music and interesting atmosphere. After a little wait, we ordered some food and had some sake. The food came quickly but several items were incorrect, so we had to send some back.

The food was piled on with onions but the rolls and sushi was good. We finished our meal, and AFTER PAYING the waiter told the person in our party that sent the food back "Next time you come back don't be such a B**CH!"

What?!?! She was no where near rude for asking for her order to be correct. I approached the management about the issue, they ignored me and kept our money (including the 20+% tip!), instructing us to never come back.

Well I won't and I will tell EVERYONE know to never go there. Extremely unprofessional with a staff that could care less.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The night started out fine enough, good music and interesting atmosphere. After a little wait, we ordered some food and had some sake. The food came quickly but several items were incorrect, so we had to send some back.

The food was piled on with onions but the rolls and sushi was good. We finished our meal, and AFTER PAYING the waiter told the person in our party that sent the food back "Next time you come back don't be such a B**CH!"

What?!?! She was no where near rude for asking for her order to be correct. I approached the management about the issue, they ignored me and kept our money (including the 20+% tip!), instructing us to never come back.

Well I won't and I will tell EVERYONE know to never go there. Extremely unprofessional with a staff that could care less.

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Excellent service. Best food I have ever had by far. Even if the service had been horrible, I still would have tipped 25% on the quality and price of the food.

2
★★★★★

Excellent service. Best food I have ever had by far. Even if the service had been horrible, I still would have tipped 25% on the quality and price of the food.

Pros: inexpensive, phenomenal food, great service

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I like sushi, wanting to try something new, I went with a few friends to a recommended restaruant: Rain. The food was wonderful, the mood was nice, the onlyproblem we had was with the service which completely ruined the dining experience. Our server took several minutes to bring cocktails to our table, though they were made right as we ordered them. Thus they were watered down. The one of our entrees was missing, and as we left we were followed by the same server. She complained that we didn't tip her enough. After explaining why she didn't get the full 15% tip--our drinks were watered down, and she forgot an entree--she became irate and told us not to return to the restaraunt. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND this place, though the food was good, unless you are willing to put up with poor service.

1
★★☆☆☆

I like sushi, wanting to try something new, I went with a few friends to a recommended restaruant: Rain. The food was wonderful, the mood was nice, the onlyproblem we had was with the service which completely ruined the dining experience. Our server took several minutes to bring cocktails to our table, though they were made right as we ordered them. Thus they were watered down. The one of our entrees was missing, and as we left we were followed by the same server. She complained that we didn't tip her enough. After explaining why she didn't get the full 15% tip--our drinks were watered down, and she forgot an entree--she became irate and told us not to return to the restaraunt. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND this place, though the food was good, unless you are willing to put up with poor service.

Cons: small, no parking, bad service

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we are from nyc and ended up staying in the unversity area. We stumbled on Rain by accident and were extremely happy that we did; the sushi was fresh, the drinks were great (there is a full cocktail menu, with a range of martinis) and the appetizers were amazing, particularly the sweet squash and mushroom dumplings. It was open late night and was still crowded for dinner at 10. The service was good, although our waitress was not friendly. I would definitely return to this restaurant.

2
★★★★★

we are from nyc and ended up staying in the unversity area. We stumbled on Rain by accident and were extremely happy that we did; the sushi was fresh, the drinks were great (there is a full cocktail menu, with a range of martinis) and the appetizers were amazing, particularly the sweet squash and mushroom dumplings. It was open late night and was still crowded for dinner at 10. The service was good, although our waitress was not friendly. I would definitely return to this restaurant.

Pros: fresh sushi, Drink menu, appetizers

Cons: No parking, small

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RAIN has done it right! Our entire experience was wonderful, starting with the swanky yet comfortable decor, the energetic (if at times manic) music, amazing sushi and genuinely friendly service. We shared the sashimi combo ($25) and were served a ton of super fresh fish. The miso, seaweed salad, ankimo, and special escolar were all outstanding. My only complaint would be a slightly different taste in the tobiko but it was easily forgotten after one bite of THE BEST unagi I've had in a long time. RAIN is on the top of my list.

2
★★★★★

RAIN has done it right! Our entire experience was wonderful, starting with the swanky yet comfortable decor, the energetic (if at times manic) music, amazing sushi and genuinely friendly service. We shared the sashimi combo ($25) and were served a ton of super fresh fish. The miso, seaweed salad, ankimo, and special escolar were all outstanding. My only complaint would be a slightly different taste in the tobiko but it was easily forgotten after one bite of THE BEST unagi I've had in a long time. RAIN is on the top of my list.

Pros: Excellent Fish, Great Value, Nice Sake Menu

Cons: Small space

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Having moved here from SoCal, I thought I'd never find delicious, melt-in-your-mouth sushi again! Then a friend brought me to Rain. The sushi is AMAZING and the ratio of fish to rice in each sushi piece is unheard of for the price. I'm talking huge chunks! And it just melts away. Service is very friendly and efficient. The staff remembered me after only two visits. It's small, and they have two happy hours so take advantage. I recommend the "Sushi set" for $6 you get 4 pieces of sushi. The decor is also wonderful- not too overpowering. If you like sake, have a shot of the Ozeki Nigori with your food.

2
★★★★★

Having moved here from SoCal, I thought I'd never find delicious, melt-in-your-mouth sushi again! Then a friend brought me to Rain. The sushi is AMAZING and the ratio of fish to rice in each sushi piece is unheard of for the price. I'm talking huge chunks! And it just melts away. Service is very friendly and efficient. The staff remembered me after only two visits. It's small, and they have two happy hours so take advantage. I recommend the "Sushi set" for $6 you get 4 pieces of sushi. The decor is also wonderful- not too overpowering. If you like sake, have a shot of the Ozeki Nigori with your food.

Pros: Amazing sushi, Great service, Happy Hour Specials

Cons: Small for big groups

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Absolutely Fresh and Delicious! The atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable for groups big or small! My favorites are the Jenny roll and the California Crunch roll. If you are in the mood for cocktails, I highly suggest the Mango Kamikaze!! They serve the absolute freshest Sashimi around too. This restaraunt comes highly recommeded.

2
★★★★★

Absolutely Fresh and Delicious! The atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable for groups big or small! My favorites are the Jenny roll and the California Crunch roll. If you are in the mood for cocktails, I highly suggest the Mango Kamikaze!! They serve the absolute freshest Sashimi around too. This restaraunt comes highly recommeded.

Pros: friendly service, easy to find parking, fresh fresh fresh!

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"RAIN" is by far the best the northwest has seen in sushi! Not only is it always the freshest as far as sashimi goes, you may tell Billy, Jennifer, or Takashi, (the owners, and almost always behind the sushi bar) exactly what you want and how you want it, and they will make it!! You may choose all of the original delicious choices on the menu, or make it up yourself!! I am one of the loyal billy beach followers, but must say I have tried all of the rest, but never more than once. Never has any other place lived up to the service and SPECIALIZED attention!! The atmosphere is very relaxing as well as a fun place to bring a big party! I love the decor, especially the water fountains on the wall behind the sushi bar. A great location, and delightful addition to Wallingford.

2
★★★★★

"RAIN" is by far the best the northwest has seen in sushi! Not only is it always the freshest as far as sashimi goes, you may tell Billy, Jennifer, or Takashi, (the owners, and almost always behind the sushi bar) exactly what you want and how you want it, and they will make it!! You may choose all of the original delicious choices on the menu, or make it up yourself!! I am one of the loyal billy beach followers, but must say I have tried all of the rest, but never more than once. Never has any other place lived up to the service and SPECIALIZED attention!! The atmosphere is very relaxing as well as a fun place to bring a big party! I love the decor, especially the water fountains on the wall behind the sushi bar. A great location, and delightful addition to Wallingford.

Pros: neighborhood parking, no-smoking, reservations

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In the heart of Wallingford, this new spot offers more original and interesting Japanese than the usual Seattle sushi fare. How about the eye-catching vegetarian Green Decadence roll, with fresh green beans and avocado? Or the Tarantula roll, combining standards spicy tuna and tempura shrimp into an exciting new taste. Admittedly, the funky Euro new-age music, olive curtain dividers and blue-neon sushi bar try a little too hard to evoke a Belltown vibe, and the drink menu is brief and unispired for all that. But the fish is top quality, generously served, and one-third owner Billy Beach loves to chat about anything restaurants, Seattle, or whatever strikes. Comfortable in a new-Wallingford hip pose, Rain (along with new jazz bar WorderBar a couple blocks west) aims to raise the neighborhood standard, and mostly succeeds.

2
★★★★☆

In the heart of Wallingford, this new spot offers more original and interesting Japanese than the usual Seattle sushi fare. How about the eye-catching vegetarian Green Decadence roll, with fresh green beans and avocado? Or the Tarantula roll, combining standards spicy tuna and tempura shrimp into an exciting new taste. Admittedly, the funky Euro new-age music, olive curtain dividers and blue-neon sushi bar try a little too hard to evoke a Belltown vibe, and the drink menu is brief and unispired for all that. But the fish is top quality, generously served, and one-third owner Billy Beach loves to chat about anything restaurants, Seattle, or whatever strikes. Comfortable in a new-Wallingford hip pose, Rain (along with new jazz bar WorderBar a couple blocks west) aims to raise the neighborhood standard, and mostly succeeds.

Pros: tasty, original recipes, friendly

Cons: , odd music, misfit decor

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Rain is the best new sushi place in Seattle! Right as you walk in, you are greeted with a fun, relaxing decor. The lighting and music are always perfect. But the very best part of Rain is the food. The fish is so fresh and the rolls are unique and fabulous! Check out the Happy Hour too!

2
★★★★★

Rain is the best new sushi place in Seattle! Right as you walk in, you are greeted with a fun, relaxing decor. The lighting and music are always perfect. But the very best part of Rain is the food. The fish is so fresh and the rolls are unique and fabulous! Check out the Happy Hour too!

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In a cast of a 1000+ Seattle sushi restaurants RAIN is a star. I have been in the food industry for many years and love to try new places however I try to avoid opening nights (been there done that). I made an exception for RAIN. I had become a huge Billy Beach groupie over the years and he did not let me down this time either. In fact as part owner he has raised he bar. He has exceptionally managed to modernize the Rain sushi and hot entrée menus while still paying homage to tradition. All if this is possible due to the great personal service and the true star of the show, the high quality fresh fish.

2
★★★★★

In a cast of a 1000+ Seattle sushi restaurants RAIN is a star. I have been in the food industry for many years and love to try new places however I try to avoid opening nights (been there done that). I made an exception for RAIN. I had become a huge Billy Beach groupie over the years and he did not let me down this time either. In fact as part owner he has raised he bar. He has exceptionally managed to modernize the Rain sushi and hot entrée menus while still paying homage to tradition. All if this is possible due to the great personal service and the true star of the show, the high quality fresh fish.

Pros: Quality Fish, Staff/Service, Price

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Three excellent and experienced chefs have joined forces to bring us Rain. The sushi and cooked food at Rain are excellent, the service is fast and friendly and the atmosphere is simple and hip at the same time. I have been enjoying sushi prepared by Billy for many years now as I followed him from I Love Sushi to Wasabi Bistro and now to his own restaurant. Recommended!

2
★★★★★

Three excellent and experienced chefs have joined forces to bring us Rain. The sushi and cooked food at Rain are excellent, the service is fast and friendly and the atmosphere is simple and hip at the same time. I have been enjoying sushi prepared by Billy for many years now as I followed him from I Love Sushi to Wasabi Bistro and now to his own restaurant. Recommended!

Pros: Friendly, Quality Fish, Easy Parking

 

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