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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

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My Favorite Japanese Restaurant!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 reviews 13 reviews
12 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Novi, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

They generally have a line to get in--they don't open the doors until 11:30 in the morning last time I was there. They are way too small for the crowds they serve. With a huge Japanese population in Novi, craving the foods of home this place fits the bill. If only you can get in...sadly, the wait and line has... More 

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Turin Italy
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Sushi is very good, other Japanese dishes maybe more standard. Personnel is friendly, somebody speaking very little English to give wrong information (dish not available, instead available with the following waitress). Good place, try to avoid rush hours.

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Excellent food. Very fresh. Very authentic. Parking is a problem. There is a lot but it's nearly always full. Wait times are a bigger problem. The place is tiny and the people thronging to it many. And for good reason! I had made reservations over the phone. Didn't seem to matter. Service isn't a problem but it is slow. It's... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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162 reviews 162 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you are looking for GREAT Japanese food…here is your spot! The wait can be very long and the space is very small, but the food is wonderful! The sushi is as fresh as can be. The menu is very limited which in a way makes it hard to order off of. If you don't know what to get, I... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Had a good dinner. very good fish in the sashimi, good miso soup we really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

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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
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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