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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.
| Photo by 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. New restaurants like Fat Salmon Sushi have cropped up alongside some crowd-pleasing bar pop-ups. There's still a long way to go, but that doesn't mean there isn't great sushi to be had in the Motor City.

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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This tiny bar at the back of a small grocery store in Clawson is one of the most highly regarded sushi spots in metro Detroit, serving quality seafood for limited dine-in and takeout. The prices are reasonable and the fish is incredibly fresh. Go for the sashimi or splurge on a large specialty roll like the Michigan. the market is currently in the midst of an expansion, making even more room for delicious sushi.

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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.

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.

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 and flavorful 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. Call ahead during peak hours.

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. Being slightly larger, One World tends to have shorter wait times than its sister restaurant in Clawson.

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 is 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 laid-back spot added another element of international flavor to Hamtramck when it filled the former Rock City Eatery space in 2017. Fat Salmon serves a blend of Japanese and Korean dishes including affordable sushi rolls, bibimbap, and teriyaki chicken — plus the fun playlist of K-Pop videos and Ramune Japanese sodas.

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. Pursue Detroit at Fort Street Galley

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160 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 230-0855
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Chef Mike Han spent his time honing his sushi skills at high-end Japanese restaurants in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami before introducing his Korean-influenced sustainable, raw seafood stall at downtown Detroit’s Fort Street Galley food hall. Pursue doesn’t offer a traditional sushi menu with rolls and nigiri, but customers can still satisfy a craving with options like salmon belly sashimi and Korean “sushi” bowls (think poke with Korean ingredients like spicy gochujang).

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1. Noble Fish

45 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017
Noble Fish [Official photo]

This tiny bar at the back of a small grocery store in Clawson is one of the most highly regarded sushi spots in metro Detroit, serving quality seafood for limited dine-in and takeout. The prices are reasonable and the fish is incredibly fresh. Go for the sashimi or splurge on a large specialty roll like the Michigan. the market is currently in the midst of an expansion, making even more room for delicious sushi.

45 E 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017

2. Sushi Gallery

1449 W 14 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

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

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 and flavorful 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. Call ahead during peak hours.

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. Being slightly larger, One World tends to have shorter wait times than its sister restaurant in Clawson.

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 is 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 laid-back spot added another element of international flavor to Hamtramck when it filled the former Rock City Eatery space in 2017. Fat Salmon serves a blend of Japanese and Korean dishes including affordable sushi rolls, bibimbap, and teriyaki chicken — plus the fun playlist of K-Pop videos and Ramune Japanese sodas.

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. Pursue Detroit at Fort Street Galley

160 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226
Katie Laskowska/Fort Street Galley

Chef Mike Han spent his time honing his sushi skills at high-end Japanese restaurants in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami before introducing his Korean-influenced sustainable, raw seafood stall at downtown Detroit’s Fort Street Galley food hall. Pursue doesn’t offer a traditional sushi menu with rolls and nigiri, but customers can still satisfy a craving with options like salmon belly sashimi and Korean “sushi” bowls (think poke with Korean ingredients like spicy gochujang).

160 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48226

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