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42270 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375-1836
248-380-9850
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The real deal

If you want real sushi, the this is the place for you. Nothing fancy.... Authentic sushi. They're udon is very good too. I tried a cold noodle salad the last time and it was very good. Expect a wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Natisha702
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English first
Royal Oak, Michigan
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I had a salmon dish with veggies, the veggies was cabbage only, nothing special at all, too many noodles, not my favorite. I liked the ginger salad, at least. My BF had the salmon roll, said it was okay, not as fresh as Noble Fish. I guess I don't love Japanese food the more I have it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you want real sushi, the this is the place for you. Nothing fancy.... Authentic sushi. They're udon is very good too. I tried a cold noodle salad the last time and it was very good. Expect a wait.

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Flint, mi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It feels like eating in a large city Chinatown. The place is small. The food is good. The prices are very reasonable. The interior decoration is basic. You know that this place is authentic by it's patrons. Many Asian people eat here. In the vestibule, there are ads on a bulletin board and newspapers written in Oriental Type (no English).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food there is always great, so is the price. I have been dinning there for years. The only thing prevent it from being five star is the wait time could be quite long, even if you book by phone, there might be a long line waiting.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The wait is long, but worth it. No waiting area. It's really a whole in the wall and they pack them in! Food is great and affordable. We love the Ajishin Udon. It has tempura shrimp, tofu, egg, onion, seaweed and yummy udon noodles and broth.

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Howell, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Ajishin has one of the best bowls of udon soup in this area. I go only for that! I have tasted lots of soup both in the US and Japan and their broth is the best. A good soup maker knows its all about the broth or base. Its rich, not too salty and has lots of flavor. They are... More 

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Mason, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has the best udon in all of Michigan. I highly recommend it to anyone! It's always packed!

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Mackinaw City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The sushi here was pretty good. Had the eel and shrimp tempura rolls. The eel could have had more sauce and the tempura could have been served warm as fried shrimp should be - and have been at other establishments like this one. Overall the food was good. I didn't try the udon soup but it looked very inviting. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I've been going to Ajishin for the past 4 years and the food is consistent, fresh and very good. I'd recommend the sushi or various udon noodles. They don't have the fancy sushi rolls but what they do offer they make well. This is a small restaurant and it typically is very busy so I rarely dine in. I love... More 

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Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place has very fresh authentic sushi. There are no "bells & whistles" when it comes to their menu. They serve some hot aquarium water to begin with which smells repulsive. The service, atmosphere and ambiance is crap. If your looking for a nice "night out" at a nice place, skip this establishment.

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Additional Information about Ajishin

Address: 42270 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375-1836
Phone Number: 248-380-9850
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42270 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375-1836
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
  • Phone Number: 248-380-9850

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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