Seattle >Food & Dining > Rain Modern Infusion Cuisine
2208 N 45th St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.661479 -122.332342
Neighborhoods: Wallingford, Lake Union
Best Damn Sushi in Town – 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.
Best Sushi in Wallingford – 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.
Best sushi in Seattle – 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.
Amazing Sushi, good happy hour! Wallingford Sushi – 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
Great price and atmosphere! – 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!
you HAVE to go!!! – 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!!!
Best sushi in town! – 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!!!
Small, Hip, and the best Sushi!!! – 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!
Excellent Food, Sub-Par Service - Take Out Anyone? – 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.
Best sushi In town, Great atmosphere! – 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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