You may remember that Rain Sushi closed up shop a month or so back, and the spot was taken over by Miyabi, a Japanese Noodle shop with an existing location in Tukwila.
It turns out that rather than buying Rain and converting it, Miyabi was able to simply take over Rain’s expiring lease. It made for a much less expensive opening for Miyabi, no doubt, but left Rain chef-owners Jenny and Takashi (pictured at right in front of an octopus) with a restaurant without a location.
But thanks to the indomitable American ingenuity (OK, Japanese-American Fusion ingenuity), and a chat with their friend Andrew, owner of the SeaMonster Lounge, Rain is back! We got this text message from Jenny Thursday afternoon:
In case you haven’t heard, starting today, we will be serving Rain’s cuisine at Seamonster Lounge! We have the Wallyhood Roll on the menu still. And would love if you could come by for sushi and drinks! Our hours of operation will be 5 pm – 10 pm, 7 days a week! See you tonight for the opening night!
How ’bout that? We popped our head in to take a look around and get the scoop, and it certainly seems they’ve hit the ground running. The house was full while the Seamonster’s evening music set up on stage.
The menu will be a slightly scaled back version of their previous, and after 10 pm, they’ll still have a bar menu available of pre-packaged Alaskan Rolls and such. They’ve also added a new item the their menu: The Seamonster Roll, natch.