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“Tasty Sushi in West Lafayette” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maru Sushi

Maru Sushi
111 North Chauncey Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47906-3003, West Lafayette, IN
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Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
West Lafayette, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Tasty Sushi in West Lafayette”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Maru is a small restaurant that packs big flavor menu offerings. The menu is extensive and ordering can be difficult based on the vast selections. That being said, I've never ordered anything I did not like.

My favorite sushi rolls are the Chili Tai Roll, White Night Roll, New York Roll, and the Red Bull Roll. The sushi is always fresh, well prepared and presented in a creative and appealing fashion. The lunch menu is always a great value, although the portion sizes appear to be reduced.

Maru serves up traditional Japanese and Korean dishes in a quaint yet vibrant setting. The food is always top-notch, as is the service. For large parties, consider ordering take-out, as Maru cannot accomodate large parties.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
West Lafayette, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I love this place. Very congenial mix of students, foreign students and locals. The sushi is great. Wide variety. Very convivial place. Most of my friends feel it is the best sushi place in the area

Visited October 2012
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Greencastle, Indiana
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Superb sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We visited Maru last night and were very, very pleased with both the quality and craftsmanship of the food we received. The rolls were flavorful and complex and just the right size. The waiter for our table was outstanding, knowledgeable and friendly. I really like this place for both flavor of the food and the lack of pretension of the shop. Best sushi we have had in Indiana.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Great Sushi!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Pros:
*A good variety of food and sushi, including a large selection of specialty rolls
*Great Sushi, have never had any problems and it always tastes so fresh
*Great presentation of sushi (sometimes). I've been there multiple times and sometimes the sushi is laid out normally, but sometimes when my boyfriend and I go together they cut it and stack the sushi into a unique pattern on a large platter. This doesn't really matter to me, but it still looked nice.

Cons:
*The place is small and does not have a lot of sitting room. Although it has more seating when compared to the other West Lafayette sushi places.
*Expect little to no 'good' service. While there is one guy that I remember each time I go to be pleasant, the rest are not. They seem like they could care less, and are extremely impatient. Also they can be hard to understand with their accents.
*The decor is not that of a nice restaurant. It's bad, but its not really good either. So don't go there expecting fine dining.
*Lastly, during the Purdue semesters, it can be really busy on the evenings/weekends....and they do not take reservations. Pair this with the fact that they have limited seating means a long wait, or having to have a backup in case the wait is too long.
*The prices are ok....some things seemed overpriced, and others do not. I believe that it is one of the more expensive places on Purdue's campus, but is about the same as other places in other areas. I've been to a really nice restaurant (not in this area) and had sushi that was twice as expensive, but preferred the sushi here.


Overall if the cons don't bother you and you want good sushi this is the place.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“never going back”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012 via mobile

upon recommendation, i went to here a while ago. being initially unimpressed by the sushi i was served, i was further disappointed when i bit into a large bone in one of my rolls. imagine my surprise when i bit into a second bone in the same roll. and the cashier who asked how everything was? well, when i told him th...ere were two bones in one of my rolls, he laughed. not only is the sushi here not very good, but the sushi chefs are obviously not very careful. i'll not be recommending maru.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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