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Sushi at Adachi in Birmingham.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

Metro Detroit's 12 Freshest Sushi Bars

Where to eat raw fish in the Motor City

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Sushi at Adachi in Birmingham.
| Michelle and Chris Gerard

While the metro Detroit sushi scene has always been more developed than Detroit proper, the city has seen some strides over the past few years. Newer restaurants like Fat Salmon Sushi have cropped up alongside some crowd-pleasing bar pop-ups. That being said, finding great sushi in the area often requires take a trip to the suburbs.

The key is to find sushi that is both fresh and a good value, and while everyone has a neighborhood favorite, sometimes it can be worth a bit of a drive to try someplace new. Freshly updated for 2019, dig into these 12 best bets for sushi in metro Detroit.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Noble Fish

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45 E 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 585-2314
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Clawson’s beloved sushi destination Noble Fish received an upgrade earlier this year with a larger sushi bar and more dine-in seating. Just like the original, customers can pick up sushi and a variety of snacks and Japanese beverages from cold cases at the front of the restaurant. For patrons dining in, fill out a paper ordering sheet at the entrance and pay at the counter before finding a seat in the dining room. The prices are reasonable and the fish is incredibly fresh. Go for the sashimi or splurge on a large specialty roll like the Michigan.

an assortment of nigiri and sushi rolls on a blue and white patterned plate Brenna Houck

2. Sushi Gallery

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1449 W 14 Mile Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 291-5987
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The large rolls, moderate prices, and friendly service keep diners coming back to this Japanese-Korean strip mall restaurant in Madison Heights. Sushi Gallery’s menu features options like the Salmon on Fire roll with cream cheese, avocado, cucumber, salmon, and teriyaki sauce.

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3. Adachi

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325 S Old Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 540-5900
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Located inside the historic Ford-Peabody mansion, Adachi is serving a blend of Japanese and American cuisine. The restaurant helmed by Nobu alum chef Lloyd Roberts offers a rotating list of sushi including vegetarian options. Choose from maki rolls like the hamachi with serrano pepper and green onion or items like red snapper sashimi.

4. Kaku Sushi & Poke

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126 S Old Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 885-8631
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This growing, fast-casual chain serves a mix of sushi and Hawaiian poke bowls for dine-in and carryout. Diners can expect options like yellow tail and eel nigiri as well as specials like sea urchin and spicy tuna crunch rolls.

Sushi rolls and a poke bowl. Kaku Sushi & Poke [Official photo]

5. Take Sushi Japanese Restaurant

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1364 Walton Blvd.
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 652-7800
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Rochester’s casual Japanese sushi bar Take offers an extensive list of rolls, sashimi, and nigiri. Add to that great service and a wide selection of beverages including Ramune sodas and sakes, and this spot is hard to beat.

6. Sharaku

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6159 Haggerty Rd
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
(248) 960-1888
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Sushi connoisseurs will find this West Bloomfield sushi bar well worth the trip. Tucked inside a strip mall, Sharaku not only offers sushi and sashimi, but also options like cold soba noodles and katsudon. Customers can also splurge on an omakase meal and leave the choice of sushi up to the chef.

7. Ajishin Japanese Restaurant

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42270 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 380-9850
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Ajishin attracts big crowds for a reason — everything is exceptionally fresh, flavorful, and affordable from the udon to the soba noodles to sushi. There's a small, classic sushi bar where patrons can get up close and personal with the food as its prepared. Get there early or expect to wait. The line starts forming before the doors open for lunch.

8. One World Market Sushi Bar

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42705 Grand River Ave #102B
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 374-0844
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This sushi bar is located inside a large Japanese grocery store and offers a similar menu to another metro Detroit market destination, Noble Fish. The pair happen to be sister restaurants and offer similar menus from the nigiri to the rolls.

9. Tai Fai

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8505 W 9 Mile Rd
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 336-9622
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For strictly takeout sushi, turn to pan-Asian carryout restaurant Tai Fai in Oak Park. The restaurant's rolls, nigiri, and sashimi are made-to-order at affordable prices. Definitely call ahead or expect to wait a few minutes for a meal. It's nearly always busy (for good reason).

10. Fat Salmon Sushi

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11411 Joseph Campau St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
313-305-4347

This casual sushi spot serves a variety of affordable rolls and nigiri as well as teriyaki chicken meals and Ramune Japanese sodas. Fans of Korean bibimbap will also find the dish well represented at Fat Salmon.

11. Dr. Sushi Pop-Up

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2644 Harrison St
Detroit, MI 48216

Chef Nick George earned his chops working at Noble Fish before launching his own roving Japanese restaurant pop-up, Dr. Sushi. Now several years in, it's a mainstay on the Detroit pop-up circuit serving everything from sustainable sushi to okonomiyaki. Keep track of Dr. Sushi events on social media or join the mailing list for regular updates on local dining events.

12. Maru Sushi & Grill

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160 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 315-3100
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Downtown Detroit’s Maru Sushi serves fusion menu with a mix of signature rolls like the K-Pop with kimchi, panko fried shrimp, cucumber, pickled daikon, radish sprouts, sweet crab salad, and a fried quail egg. The menu is on the pricier side, but lunch specials and daily deals on drinks help customers feel full on sushi without putting too much of a dent in their wallets.

1. Noble Fish

45 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017
an assortment of nigiri and sushi rolls on a blue and white patterned plate Brenna Houck

Clawson’s beloved sushi destination Noble Fish received an upgrade earlier this year with a larger sushi bar and more dine-in seating. Just like the original, customers can pick up sushi and a variety of snacks and Japanese beverages from cold cases at the front of the restaurant. For patrons dining in, fill out a paper ordering sheet at the entrance and pay at the counter before finding a seat in the dining room. The prices are reasonable and the fish is incredibly fresh. Go for the sashimi or splurge on a large specialty roll like the Michigan.

45 E 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017

2. Sushi Gallery

1449 W 14 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071
Sushi Gallery [Official photo]

The large rolls, moderate prices, and friendly service keep diners coming back to this Japanese-Korean strip mall restaurant in Madison Heights. Sushi Gallery’s menu features options like the Salmon on Fire roll with cream cheese, avocado, cucumber, salmon, and teriyaki sauce.

1449 W 14 Mile Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071

3. Adachi

325 S Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009

Located inside the historic Ford-Peabody mansion, Adachi is serving a blend of Japanese and American cuisine. The restaurant helmed by Nobu alum chef Lloyd Roberts offers a rotating list of sushi including vegetarian options. Choose from maki rolls like the hamachi with serrano pepper and green onion or items like red snapper sashimi.

325 S Old Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009

4. Kaku Sushi & Poke

126 S Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009
Sushi rolls and a poke bowl. Kaku Sushi & Poke [Official photo]

This growing, fast-casual chain serves a mix of sushi and Hawaiian poke bowls for dine-in and carryout. Diners can expect options like yellow tail and eel nigiri as well as specials like sea urchin and spicy tuna crunch rolls.

126 S Old Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009

5. Take Sushi Japanese Restaurant

1364 Walton Blvd., Rochester, MI 48309

Rochester’s casual Japanese sushi bar Take offers an extensive list of rolls, sashimi, and nigiri. Add to that great service and a wide selection of beverages including Ramune sodas and sakes, and this spot is hard to beat.

1364 Walton Blvd.
Rochester, MI 48309

6. Sharaku

6159 Haggerty Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

Sushi connoisseurs will find this West Bloomfield sushi bar well worth the trip. Tucked inside a strip mall, Sharaku not only offers sushi and sashimi, but also options like cold soba noodles and katsudon. Customers can also splurge on an omakase meal and leave the choice of sushi up to the chef.

6159 Haggerty Rd
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

7. Ajishin Japanese Restaurant

42270 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375

Ajishin attracts big crowds for a reason — everything is exceptionally fresh, flavorful, and affordable from the udon to the soba noodles to sushi. There's a small, classic sushi bar where patrons can get up close and personal with the food as its prepared. Get there early or expect to wait. The line starts forming before the doors open for lunch.

42270 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48375

8. One World Market Sushi Bar

42705 Grand River Ave #102B, Novi, MI 48375

This sushi bar is located inside a large Japanese grocery store and offers a similar menu to another metro Detroit market destination, Noble Fish. The pair happen to be sister restaurants and offer similar menus from the nigiri to the rolls.

42705 Grand River Ave #102B
Novi, MI 48375

9. Tai Fai

8505 W 9 Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237

For strictly takeout sushi, turn to pan-Asian carryout restaurant Tai Fai in Oak Park. The restaurant's rolls, nigiri, and sashimi are made-to-order at affordable prices. Definitely call ahead or expect to wait a few minutes for a meal. It's nearly always busy (for good reason).

8505 W 9 Mile Rd
Oak Park, MI 48237

10. Fat Salmon Sushi

11411 Joseph Campau St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

This casual sushi spot serves a variety of affordable rolls and nigiri as well as teriyaki chicken meals and Ramune Japanese sodas. Fans of Korean bibimbap will also find the dish well represented at Fat Salmon.

11411 Joseph Campau St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

11. Dr. Sushi Pop-Up

2644 Harrison St, Detroit, MI 48216

Chef Nick George earned his chops working at Noble Fish before launching his own roving Japanese restaurant pop-up, Dr. Sushi. Now several years in, it's a mainstay on the Detroit pop-up circuit serving everything from sustainable sushi to okonomiyaki. Keep track of Dr. Sushi events on social media or join the mailing list for regular updates on local dining events.

2644 Harrison St
Detroit, MI 48216

12. Maru Sushi & Grill

160 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226

Downtown Detroit’s Maru Sushi serves fusion menu with a mix of signature rolls like the K-Pop with kimchi, panko fried shrimp, cucumber, pickled daikon, radish sprouts, sweet crab salad, and a fried quail egg. The menu is on the pricier side, but lunch specials and daily deals on drinks help customers feel full on sushi without putting too much of a dent in their wallets.

160 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48226

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