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42270 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375-1836
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Novi, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is allways known as the best Japanese restaurant in Novi, MI. but I would say it might be the best one in america... Really small place and so many customers are there so you may need to line up sometimes... 30 minutes or so... but their sushi and udon are very best.. tasty and cheap!!! Look at the... More 

Thank Byeong L
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Sushi was great and very authentic. You can tell when a Japanese restaurant is good when you see it full if Japanese patrons. The only weird thing is that they didn't serve beer which in my opinion complements the sushi. However, it was worth going.

Thank Maria G
Redford, Michigan
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best sushi lunch I have ever had. My noodle soup, and nigiri, the sushi rolls were so good that I wanted to return the next day.

Thank Susan L
Novi, Michigan
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Small place. Not much ambiance. It's always very busy. The food is consistent and always good. I love the soup noodle bowls.

Thank spahrkle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is my new favourite Japanese restaurant in Michigan. My girlfriend and I are big sushi lovers and Ajishin has excellent and authentic sushi. The udon soup is one of the highlights of the restaurant--It's filling and delicious. The customers are 80% Japanese, which I take as a great sign of authenticity. The prices are also reasonable, which is a... More 

Thank Gal P
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

A month ago I was spending a work week in Japan and I would put this restaurant right up against the best ones I experienced in Tokyo. Low key setting but the food was outstanding. Little surprise the restaurant was filled with Japanese customers. Particularly like the shrimp tempura roll

Thank Douglas H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This place has THE best sushi. Generous portions of spectacular fish. AND their curry udon might be my desert island meal.

Thank Charlotte B
Cleveland, Ohio
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We arrived there at 11:25 am on Monday, there were about 30 people waiting on the line. We got seating without waiting, but services were a little slow. This is a busy Japanese restaurant without any alcohol drinks. We ordered Sushi Lunch Large. It was good and only $12. I hope they will have beer or sake soon. I really... More 

Thank Shimo625
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Apparently, due to the high number of Japanese nationals living and working for the Japanese auto companies in southern MI, it has provided a strong and discerning market for high-quality Japanese food. I had their signature "Ajishin" udon noodle soup bowl, and it was absolutely outstanding, equal to anything I've had in SF, Los Angeles or NYC. Novi isn't exactly... More 

Thank Roy L
San Pedro
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

I loved the curry noodles I had for dinner Pretty good service Small crowded place; take your time to get a table but once you get it you gonna love your meals 👌🏼

Thank Adriana R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42270 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375-1836
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
  • Phone Number: 248-380-9850

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?