When I was growing up in Cordova, the closest sushi restaurant was the Sekisui at Humphreys and Walnut Grove. This afternoon, I ventured out to the ‘burbs to try Rain, one of several sushi joints on Germantown Rd.
Rain bills itself as a “premier sushi bar and bistro”. The interior is dark and sleek, in a way that made me forget for a few minutes that the restaurant is located in a shopping center. The main dining room is decorated with brushed metal, blond wood and fish tanks, which give it a sort of lounge-y vibe.
Rain has a full Japanese menu, but I decided to stick with sushi. I ordered two rolls and some crabstick nigiri (a big chunk of cooked crab on a slab of rice). The sushi menu is broken up into sections – there’s a list of basic favorites, cooked specialty rolls and raw specialty rolls. Each roll is eight pieces of sushi.
My Philly roll had big chunks of salmon, avocado and a cream cheese. It was tasty with a tiny bit of wasabi and ginger, but a little on the mushy side. I also had a Dark Lulu Roll from the raw menu. It was awesome – the roll was filled with crab, avocado and cilantro and topped with shrimp, salmon and sweet chili sauce.
Rain is open from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for lunch, and nightly for dinner at 5 p.m.
1250 North Germantown Parkway
Cordova, TN 38016