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Ajishin

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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
Closed now
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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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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and price

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
William Z
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Lansing, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Novi, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The best shushi on this side of town. Wish they had entertainment and better atmosphere! Food is fresh.

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Shawinigan, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is great, the grilled eel Kyo-Chirachi was my personnal favorite. Even though it's a bit expensive, it's worth the money if you're looking for noodles or Kyo-Chirachi.

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is one of very few Japanese restaurants in Michigan which serve real Japanese foods. The foods here are from west of Japan because the owner chef is from Kyoto. The price is low and unchanged for more than 10 years. It is worth waiting in line.

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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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