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Detroit (Suburb) Japanese: Ajishin or elsewhere?

kthan May 15, 2008 12:30 PM

Based on my brief research, Ajishin is a right spot for our family (we will stay at Southfield Westin on Saturday and looking for a dinner spot...hopefully japanaese...b/c my parents loves authentic japanese food...not just sushi, but other hot dishes, like udon, tonkatsu, etc.

Given the preferences, what would you think? If you think there's better place, please let me know. If not, give me some tips on what to order at Ajishin. Since we are party of 6, I am wondering if we expect long wait around 5-6 pm on Saturday?

Thank you for your advice in advance.

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    cherie May 16, 2008 11:36 AM

    Gosh, I have never even heard of Ajinshin. Where is it? If you go, let us know what you think.
    For traditional Japanese and sushi, I like Musashi in Southfield, Cherry Blossum in Novi, and Cafe Sushi in Troy.

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      berkleybabe May 16, 2008 03:18 PM

      Musashi was actually the first Japanese place in Detroit --backed or staffed in part by chef brought in from DENSO, the Japanese auto supplier (now third largest in the world.) Interestingly enough, the North American CEO hired a full time chef to help cook for the best clients ---thus Musashi. So you'll get the real deal. There's also Nipponkai in Clawson, which is very serene, though haven't been in a while.

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        coney with everything May 19, 2008 06:33 AM

        Nipponkai is no more, there's a For Lease sign on the bldg. I never saw more than a few cars in the parking lot, so could never tell if they were open.

        1. re: berkleybabe
          jaqzdad May 22, 2008 09:21 AM

          I'll second the kudos for Musashi. It's in the Southfield Town Center, and is a walk I often take from my office. Good food...nice staff.

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            coney with everything May 22, 2008 09:28 AM

            good review of Musashi in todays News.

            1. re: coney with everything
              Jim M May 22, 2008 01:12 PM

              There's a small Musashi sushi bar in the Ren Cen downtown--has anyone tried it?

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