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Downtown Detroit Sushi Restaurant Slated for October Debut

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Maru Sushi & Grill lands in the Federal Reserve building this month

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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Detroit’s raw fish frenzy will continue this month with the anticipated debut of Maru Sushi & Grill. Crain’s reports that the Michigan-based sushi chain is fast-approaching opening day and has begun hiring staff to help run the massive 4,400-square-foot restaurant located in downtown’s Federal Reserve building.

Designed by Rossetti architects, the restaurant will have fishing theme with elements meant to recall netting and fins worked into the space and a VIP booth (because apparently that’s the standard for downtown establishments these days). Overall, the restaurant seats 145 in the dining room and features a large, 65-seat patio. According to the Detroit Free Press, the kitchen will be headed up by chefs Dan Solowy and Ben Wiley. Diners can expect sushi, Japanese-inspired small plates, and a full bar when the restaurant debuts at the end of the month.

Maru isn’t the only sushi game in town. Townhouse Detroit debuted in 2015 with a small sushi counter and chef Rob Lee’s Super Happy Sushi recently opened in Midtown. Meanwhile, Itadaku Sushi is expected to open this fall.

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