The Grand Rapids food scene is expanding rapidly welcoming new, exquisite restaurants of all different cuisines in downtown and surrounding areas. In particular, the sushi spots in Grand Rapids have increased immensely over the past few years. So, whether your taste buds are craving a simple hand roll or an intricate mouth-watering sushi chef creation, there is a sushi spot in Grand Rapids to meet your desires. I’ve put together a list of the top five best sushi spots in Grand Rapids that you should check out sooner rather than later.
927 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506 | (616)-458-1900
With six locations spread across Michigan, the Grand Rapids location is nestled in the neighborhood of East Grand Rapids located on Cherry Street. Maru Sushi is a perfect blend of traditional cuisine with modern touches that make incredible dishes. Not only is the food stellar, but their happy hour is also just as great with both food and drink specials running Monday through Friday 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm and even on the weekends from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. So next time you’re craving a unique sushi roll or you’re looking for good specials, Maru Sushi is your place to go.
Ju Sushi and Lounge
114 E. Paris Ave. SE, Suite 9, Grand Rapids, MI, 49546 | (616)-575-5858
You will feel like you’re in a sushi lounge in New York City when you step into Ju Sushi & Lounge located in Grand Rapids. With the option of dining at the full-service bar, dining area, or lounge, you are sure to receive a unique dining experience whether you’re meeting with friends or on a business meeting. The menu is nothing less than the impressive atmosphere with traditional Japanese entrees and very creative sushi rolls. The Fire Mountain specialty roll is a must-try as it is brought to your table on a flaming tray.
Osaka Sushi Steakhouse
4977 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49512 | (616)-419-4628
Named after the infamous city in Japan nicknamed “Tenka no Daidokoro” which means the nation’s kitchen, Osaka Sushi Steakhouse in Grand Rapids offers a wide range of Japanese dishes. This spot makes my list because if you dine in on a Monday or Wednesday, all sushi rolls (including hand rolls and specialty rolls) are half off! Yes, you read that right, HALF OFF SUSHI. So, next time it’s a Monday or a Wednesday and a sushi craving hits you, run, don’t walk to Osaka Sushi Steakhouse.
2289 E. Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49525 | (616)-649-0407
At Jaku Sushi, you will be able to find a little bit of everything there from authentic Japanese dishes to the popular poke bowls and of course, a wide variety of sushi rolls. This spot makes my list because of its variety of options with affordable prices. If you’re looking to try something different, check out the 15 different sushi burritos that are all unique.
Ando Sushi + Bar
415 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49504 | (616)-608-0789
Ando Sushi + Bar is the new kid on the block for sushi spots located on Grand Rapids Westside of town. This place also happens to be the little brother of Maru Sushi as they are both owned by Maru Hospitality Group. This sushi spot gives a modern twist to classic Japanese cuisine and beverages. With daily special offerings and a happy hour similar to the one of Maru Sushi, you will be able to enjoy incredible sushi while sticking to a budget.