Updated December 2014
Sushi Rehavia on Emek Refraim is an ideal location, in the heart of Jerusalem's hip-hopping German Colony. Located in a beautiful house set off from the road, there is seating in one of three places; indoors, outside, or in an outdoor covered area, which sort of combines being outside with being inside!
Though Sushi Rehavia is a chain, it feels a cut or two above a cookie cutter franchise. The atmosphere is pleasant, as is the attentive staff.
About The Sushi Rehavia Menu
Sushi Rehavia is much much more than just sushi. For appetizers, my dining companion (my world travelling 22 year old daughter) and I ordered the miso soup and the eggroll. I will mention it here, but throughout the entire meal, she raved about how good the food was, and enjoyable the dining experience was (and while I am sure it was the company.....Sushi Rehavia is a good value for your money!)
The miso soup was piping hot, with tofu chunks, seaweed, wakame, and green onion. (If you don't know what the various items are on the menu, they will patiently and happily explain it all to you. Or look online and just "Google" it....)
The eggroll was light and not greasy. It was stuffed with fresh cooked vegies, and served with a chili sauce and coriander.
They also have other soups, and many various fish or chicken appetizers. I wish we could've tried them all.
For our main course, we had a sushi combination plate (it is Sushi Rehavia) and a pad-thai dish.
The sushi was excellent: fresh, filled well, and cut into nice sized chunks. Of course, it was served with wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce. They offer 8 kinds of combination platters, 35+ kinds of sushi rolls (all kinds of vegies, fish, and tofu combinations), various kinds of maki and nigiri and cones and inside/outs, etc. Basically, if you want it, they have it.
The Pad Thai was also very good. It looked like it would be too much, but it was so good, we just enjoyed devouring it. They have about 10 kinds of noodle dishes with tofu, vegies, chicken, fish and beef.
And they also offer a few specials including a premium grilled Japanese steak dish (Tataki Sinta) served on a bed of shimeji mushrooms, bamboo shoots and green onion, stir fried, and served with rice.
And if you haven't tried it, go for the hot sake - a very nice Japanese alcoholic drink made from rice!