Detroit is well known for great food, from high-end restaurants to hole-in-the-wall finds. However, what the city is not well-known for is its sushi, at least not downtown. Residents know to venture out to Metro to find satisfying fixes for their cravings. The surrounding areas have great options for those looking for fresh and unique rolls, whether you want affordable, mouth-watering takeout or a trendy place to take a client out to lunch. For those who aren’t interested in tracking down mysterious pop-ups, we’ve created a list of our favorite brick-and-mortar sushi joints in Metro Detroit.
Like many sushi restaurants, Clawson’s Noble Fish is unassuming, located inside a grocery store, with a counter to order your meal instead of waiting to be seated. However, its reputation proceeds itself, pushing scads of Metro Detroiters past appearances and up to the order counter, leaving with delicious take-out. They make over 30 different kinds of rolls, giving you plenty of affordable options because sometimes you just need good sushi without sacrificing your weekly grocery budget.
The upscale, pleasant atmosphere at Royal Oak’s Ronin comes at a higher price point than other sushi joints. It’s a great place to enjoy a sit-down meal rather than takeout, with a wide variety of things to try, including unique rolls, options for the non-sushi lover, drinks, and dessert. We suggest stopping by during the happy hour on your first trip.
Ajishin Japanese Restaurant
Novi’s Ajishin is another tried-and-true favorite, with affordable and delicious rolls and Japanese cuisine perfect for carry-out. For those looking to avoid raw fish, check out their udon and soba noodles. Their lunch and dinner specials are excellent for those sticking to a budget.
Take Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Located in Rochester, Take Sushi is another great option for those who want an authentic sit-down experience. With entrees, sushi and sashimi combination deals, and a variety of maki and nigiri, this friendly joint is committed to satisfying their customers, again and again.
Tai Fai in Oak Park is an extremely popular Asian cuisine take-out destination, offering an extensive sushi menu, noodles, fried rice, and signature dishes that keep people coming back. Their name means “great and fast” in Cantonese, and so far, it seems they are living up to it.
Oyaki Sushi Restaurant
For an option where you can dine in without denting your wallet, venture to Dearborn Height’s Oyaki. Pair the regular staples of sushi, soups, and salad with a unique appetizer or their delectable tempura and noodles. If you’re looking to try something new, go with your gut and get the chef’s special. Their international sushi chef’s craft won’t disappoint.
Maru Sushi & Grill
Downtown Detroit’s Maru Sushi & Grill came to the area in late 2016, giving residents an upscale sushi option conveniently located in the Federal Building. With sharing plates, salad, soup, hibachi grill items, an extensive drink menu, and well-presented rolls, the Michigan chain is a reliable place to grab great food in a sleek setting. With pricier items, happy hour is an excellent time to visit.