Name: R. Rice Wok Grill Sushi
A couple of weeks ago, I was personally invited to come check out R. Rice Wok Grill Sushi. At that time, I had never heard of this place. When I saw the restaurant's address in the email, I assumed that it had to be brand new. I consider myself to be fairly familiar with the Hammond Dr/Perimeter Mall area and I couldn't seem to remember seeing a sign or a new building. I definitely had never heard talking about this place (good or bad). So, I went in with zero expectations.
Going in with a blank slate wasn't the worst idea I've ever had. First, the restaurant sits at the corner of Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd and Hammond Dr. This is particularly busy intersection which should be great for any business, right?? Well, not really. R. Rice sits on the bottom floor of a 3 or 4 story building (if I remember correctly) that houses a Uncle Julios, a big medical school or office, and a few other retail shops. The sign for R. Rice is so relatively small and humble compared the raucousness around it, it would be VERY easy to completely miss the place.
I walk in and the place was pretty nice. Considering the area, I wasn't too surprised. There was a full liquor bar, a sushi bar, and a plenty of comfortable seating. And, the TVs happened to be tuned to ESPN. Loving it already!!! Right before I sat down, I was told to "order anything I wanted" because the tab was already taken care of. Why did they tell me that?? My goal at that point was to sample as much as I could off of the menu (within reason) to get a true feel for the restaurant. And so my foodie hurricane began.
|Crab Rangoons (4pc) - $4.75|
|Shrimp Tempura - $6.75|
|Tuna Pizza - $13.75|
|Honey Mango Chicken - $11.50|
|Paradise Rolls - $9; Rainbow Rolls - $10|
Overall though, with everything that I tried, I can't really say that this is a place I'd recommend. There were so many more misses than hits. And, with the location not being one that you would just readily come across unless you live or work in the area, I definitely wouldn't urge anyone to make a special trip over there. But, if you are nearby, and you don't shoot past it because you can't find it, stop on by and see if it meets YOUR seal of approval.