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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.

Noble Fish

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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

Sushi Gallery

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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.

Sushi Gallery [Official photo]

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.

Kaku Sushi & Poke

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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]

Take Sushi Japanese Restaurant

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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.

Sharaku

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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.

Ajishin Japanese Restaurant

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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.

One World Market Sushi Bar

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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.

Tai Fai

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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).

Fat Salmon Sushi

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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.

Dr. Sushi Pop-Up

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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.

Maru Sushi & Grill

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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.

Noble Fish

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.

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

Sushi Gallery

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.

Sushi Gallery [Official photo]

Adachi

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.

Kaku Sushi & Poke

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.

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

Take Sushi Japanese Restaurant

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.

Sharaku

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.

Ajishin Japanese Restaurant

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.

One World Market Sushi Bar

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.

Tai Fai

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).

Fat Salmon Sushi

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.

Dr. Sushi Pop-Up

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.

Maru Sushi & Grill

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.

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