At Tokyo Sushi & Grill, chefs spin out plates of authentic Asian eats alongside a sumptuous spread of quality sushi. Fish fans can fill their tuna tanks with mouthwatering morsels of white tuna ($2.25), yellowtail ($2.25), belly tuna ($4.25), or spicy tuna ($6.50), or mix and match any number of specialty sushi items to create a custom conglomeration of fresh fish, sticky rice, and chopped veggies. Complementing the sushi-heavy repertoire, Tokyo Sushi & Grill draws from the deep wells of Japanese and Thai culinary traditions. The shrimp tempura finds deep-fried succulent jumbo shrimp sharing prime plate real estate with battered vegetables and a tangy dipping sauce ($7.95 for lunch; $9.95 for dinner), and the crazy noodles entree earns its name by throwing together egg noodles, onions, carrots, pea pods, and bean sprouts in a mad mash-up, paired with your choice of protein and 17 copies of The Catcher in the Rye ($7.95–$10.95).
Inside Kyoto Japanese Steak House, guests sit at large hibachi tables with a close-up view of chefs cooking scallops, filet mignon, chicken, and lobster. More than 80 traditional Japanese and Thai dishes are grilled up by hibachi chefs, and 25 specialty rolls take shape in the hands of sushi chefs, who combine ingredients such as soft-shell-crab tempura, flounder, and submarine meat. Above the dark-wood floor of the dining room, a curved bar serves up sake and fruit-infused cocktails.
At Shogun Japanese and Chinese Bistro, cooks amass an army of fresh ingredients to fire up on a griddle at diners’ tables. Here, shrimp, calamari, and sirloin morph into hibachi-style dinners as they sizzle in the heat and tumble through the air with the help of the chef’s spatula. Fresh fish and rice converge to form sushi such as the crispy roll #24, whose salmon and yellowtail flaunt a sauce as sweet and spicy as a valentine from a jalapeño pepper. The Chinese section of the menu brims with house specialties such as beef with stir-fried string beans and family-style meals of shrimp kow and almond chicken.
Step into Detroit’s flavorful history at Joe Muer Seafood. Originally established in 1929, Joe Muer’s has been serving excellent seafood for longer than many people have been alive! In 2005, the restaurant reemerged in a new, vibrant way. Now, diners saunter over to the raw oyster bar without a care in the world while others may find their preference at the sushi bar. Entertainment is a staple at Joe Muer’s with the piano bar, and relaxation after a hard day’s work can be found at the lounge. Business casual attire is requested, whether dining for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. For an exclusive dining experience, obtain the Ship Room or the Riverfront Room at Joe Muer’s Seafood for a beautiful setting. Even the most austere wine collector will be overwhelmed by the amount of wine options available. Once the perfect glass of wine has been chosen, guests must then choose an exquisitely plated dish. A rack of lamb is never a bad choice. Experience elegance in the Motor City at Joe Muer’s Seafood.
Wasabi Korean and Japanese Cuisine serves some of the best far-Eastern cuisine in all of Detroit. Culinary delicacies here include sushi so artfully arranged it’s practically a crime to defile and Korean kalbi that gives even the best western ribs a run for their money. Wasabi gives you an excellent bang for your buck on most menu items, making them an ideal candidate for regular takeout sushi and sashimi. Other takeout options at Wasabi include the deliciously varied lunch box, which features beef, salmon, rice, kimchi, and veggie rolls that are lovingly cooked and assembled to picturesque perfection. As to the drinks, Wasabi is one of the few places around to serve true-blue Japanese Sapporo, an interesting new taste for people who’ve never had Japanese beer before.
For a traditional Cantonese dim sum experience in a uniquely American restaurant, give this spot a try. Since opening in 1995, their wide selection of dishes from around Southeast Asia has been a favorite amongst the local crowd. If you’re in the mood for Thai food, the red, green and Massaman curries are all derived from traditional recipes with authentic flavors. If you’d prefer sushi, a full menu is available to curb your appetite as well. The star of the show, however, is the extensive, authentic dim sum menu, which has all of your traditional favorites served up just as they are throughout Southeast China.