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English first
Barcelona, Spain
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went on the weekend just before Christmas and it was dark with no cars at dinner time? Did thy shut down? Have eaten in the past and really enjoyed this elaborate restaurant with so many choices.

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Hi there, This place rocks for business lunch time. We go here usually once a week during lunch. It opens at 11:30 and if you don't want to wait, be there at 11:30. It's a sushi bar with a couple other options available. My recommendation is to either get the Sushi Lunch special ($9 comes with 6 nigiri pieces and... More 

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Ludwigsburg
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

...significantly overrated. Food is very fresh and the soups are good and hot. The restaurant is relatively small, expect to stand and wait, even if you have reservations. Service is without passion - would rank it poor.

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A delightful little restaurant in the middle of Novi. You won't find wild and new age takes on sushi in this restaurant but what you will find is authentic Japanese sushi with a wonderful ambience. Inside Ajishin is quite small which is why you want to get there early for lunch or dinner. If not, expect to wait around 30-40... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I ve been there multiple times. Every time I went there, we were pleased with the food and the price! The udons are very affordable ranging from 6-9$ and the noodle is chewy!! The only downside is there is a long waiting line if you go there in prime time. It could be 45 mins long. What we do to... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This is where the large Japanese population in Novi goes for real Udon noodles and fresh sushi. The only downside is the wait -- it's cozy inside and deservedly popular.

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Whenever you visit this restaurant, you will have to wait at least 30 mins or more. Udon in Ajishin is so much better than any other Japanese restaurant. Whenever I visit Detroit, I always try to visit this restaurant.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

For a Japanese restaurant having bad service yes believe or not. They have enough waiters but they are so inefficient. Surprisingly also lacking courtesy. Not coming back.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Authentic Japanese food, the staff is super friendly and the food is amazing, the place is too small and sometimes you have to wait a long time but it's well worth it

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Indianapolis, IN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was in town for business and wanted sushi. I pulled up the local restaurant ratings sites, and this place consistenly was rated as one of the best in the area. When I arrived, I had to double check... its an unassuming restaurant with minimal face located in a dingy strip mall. The inside of the restaurant is clearly budget... More 

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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

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