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Nov 25, 2007 04:15 PM

Sushi in Detroit?

I recently moved here from NY, and I have been enjoying some new foods in Detroit but now i am craving some sushi. Any suggestions?

Thanks for any tips!

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  1. Currently I think there is no sushi place in the city of Detroit, but the very hip sushi bar Oslo, on Woodward downtown, is rumored to be reopening soon. Keep an eye out. In the burbs try the Novi area, where there are some Japanese firms. Cherry Blossom, on Novi Rd. near I-96, is a fun big place that has the more unusual yakitori (skewer) cuisine in addition to sushi. Yotsuba, which is in Ann Arbor and (I think) Farmington Hills is very strong. In Ann Arbor there is an authentically Japanese place called Yamato.

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    1. re: Jim M

      Still waiting for Oslo. As for Cherry Blossom, I think it has some good sushi although I'd really refrain from calling it big and fun in response to a New Yorker since it ain't nowhere near what's big and "'fun'" in New York (e.g. Ruby Foos).

      Curious, I'd like to know what sort of new foods you're enjoying in Detroit.

    2. Asian Village has recently opened in the Ren Cen. It is a really cool space that consists of 3 areas. There is a tea house/coffee house (open at 6:00 am), an asian carryout/prepared food area, and the sushi bar. The sushi is very good and the drink selection is excellent.

      1. Try Noble Fish in Clawson. Discerning sushi eaters tell me it's the best in the area, but I have not had the chance to go yet. It's a little grocery store in front w/ a small sushi bar in back with a small seating area. Anytime anyone in Detroit brings up sushi, Noble is the first name out of their mouth.

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        1. re: detroitbrian

          I second Noble Fish in Clawson. It's my first choice for sushi and I dine on their fare every month or so. Sushi Ko, in Farmington Hills (12 Mile and Orchard Lake) is also quite good.

          I'm waiting for coneywitheverything to tell us about Nippon Grille in our hometown of Berkley.

          1. re: BerkleyAndy

            I've not had their sushi, although I seem to remember that it was well reviewed. I've had tempura and a couple of other dishes there that I liked.

            Since my husband's not a fan, I tend to have my sushi itch scratched at lunch--my coworkers and I go to Miyako in Great Lakes Crossing. My Japanese colleague gives it her seal of approval.

            1. re: coney with everything

              And now I'm going to rescind my rec of Miyako. Went last week and it wasn't all that good. Rice was hard, fish was fishy.

              New fave is Makimoto on University just off I75

              1. re: coney with everything

                What do you like about Makimoto? I'd like to find a good sushi place in the northern burbs.

                1. re: mi2ca2mi

                  I'm not a major sushi lover so I can't tell you about the more exotic stuff, but everything I had was very fresh. I had a tempura shrimp roll which was fantastic--nice contrast between the crispy batter and the rice. Some of my coworkers are more into sushi than me and they approve of this place as well.

                  Also, it's across the street from work :)

                  1. re: coney with everything

                    Sounds great - I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the info.

                    1. re: coney with everything

                      Is this place just East of I-75 in a small plaza?

                      1. re: Fritter

                        Yup, also has a Thai restaurant (with variable service and food), and a coney place on the corner.

                        1. re: coney with everything

                          Thanks I'll have to get over there and try that.

          2. Ronin in Royal Oak -- it's new, modern and posh, with the former sushi chefs from Oslo.
            Cafe Sushi in Troy.
            Godaiko in Farmington Hills.
            Musashi in Southfield.
            Mon Jin Lau in Troy.
            Crave in Dearborn, and soon to be opening up in Birmingham.

            1. one place that hasn't been mentioned yet (but i happen to have a fonding for) is sakana lounge in ferndale - it's got good food, several selection of sake, and just a funky vibe to it.