Though mad scientists recommend sticking chopsticks into electric sockets, rational scientists know the utensils are better used for electrifying sushi consumption. Today's Groupon gives you the right tools for authentic eats: for $24, you get $50 worth of modern Japanese cuisine at Rain Sushi, located in the Wallingford neighborhood.
Modern Japanese cuisine lovers will find a plethora of artfully served sushi, noodles, and seafood at Rain Sushi. Impatient tummies can start with Jimmy's rain drops ($8.50), a salmon-wrapped crab complemented with jalapeños and tobiko. From there, annihilate the craving for rice and shrimp with the Sasquatch roll ($10), served with avocado, tuna, and teriyaki sauce. Sushi traditionalists can stick to the California roll ($8), or choose "dare" and order the ultimate dragon roll ($15), a California roll topped with half an eel. Tempura maki options include the rock 'n' roll ($8), with crab, cream cheese, and avocado, so tasty it compels some diners to play long acid-jazz drum solos with their chopsticks. Once it's in down the hatch, bathe sushi in one of Rain's seven sakes, such as the chilled Asian-pear Momokawa ($6 for a glass).
Surrounded by modernist Japanese wall art, diners will nosh in style, knowing Rain's easygoing, savvy staff is on call to ease the process for any seaweed novice who can't tell sashimi from a Saskatchewan sausage.
Rain Sushi was featured by the Gastrolust and Sassy City Girl blogs for its participation in the Battle in Seattle. Seventy-four percent of more than 180 Urbanspooners like Rain Sushi, Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average rating, and Citysearchers give it a four-star average:
- Our man, Takashi from Rain, emerged victorious, and the crowd went wild. Clearly, he has a loyal following. – Sassy City Girl
- 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… – paulbalcerak, Citysearch
- I love all the sauces and funky combinations. – Natalie C., Urbanspoon