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Ajishin: A User's Guide

Traditional Japanese Soups | Hangover-Erasing Udon | Open Kitchen | Cat-Themed Decor
Sample Dishes
  • Maiko: a hot soup with udon noodles, fried shrimp, and vegetables
  • Arashi: a cold soup with soba noodles and grated yam
  • Kyo-chirashi: a special blend of sushi rice with baby sardines, mushrooms, and sliced egg; available toppings include shrimp and eel
Where to Sit: Sidle up next to the counter, where you’ll be able to watch chefs slice, dice, and roll sushi in the open kitchen.

While You're Waiting: Count the cats. The dining room houses just about every type of decorative feline—ceramic cats, portraits of cats, and Hello Kitty items, to name a few.

Inside Tip: If you partied a little too much the night before, order the udon. The Metro Times claims it’s a “black hole for hangovers.”

Know the Difference: Ajishin's soups are built around two types of noodle: soba and udon. Soba noodles are made with buckwheat flour and have a nutty flavor, while udon noodles are made from wheat flour and have a fairly neutral flavor.

42270 Grand River Ave
Novi,
MI
US

Intent on establishing Japanese cuisine as the new, go-to comfort food in Novi, Wasabi Hibachi Steakhouse's chefs have curated a menu full of iconic staples. These dishes give diners a taste of Japanese culture, while the chefs often showcase their skills in full view of the spectating guests.


Teppanyaki Cooking

Standing behind silver hibachi grills, chefs blur the line between cooking and live entertainment, searing everything from vegetables and filet mignon to lobster tails and swordfish in front of the diners. In between slicing, dicing, and flipping various items, the chefs occasionally pull out one of their classic tricks. They might stack sliced onions atop the grill and transform the cone of onions into a volcano, sending a pillar of flame shooting skyward as onlookers applaud.


Sushi

Working diligently—albeit with a less showmanship—the sushi chefs spend the mealtime rushes creating sashimi, nigiri, and maki. The sushi rolls run the gamut from the traditional to the new and inventive. Here are a handful of the more than 40 sushi roll options:

  • Philadelphia Roll: smoked salmon, cream cheese, and scallions
  • Volcano Roll: deep fried roll with spicy crab stick, avocado, jalapeño, and topped with spicy tuna, spicy salmon, and spicy aioli
  • Lobster Dynamite Roll: fried shrimp, mango, lobster salad, and sweet chili sauce

42050 Grand River Ave
Novi,
MI
US

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.

9675 Village Place Blvd
Brighton,
MI
US

Yotsuba’s skilled sushi chefs sprinkle fresh fish and organic seaweed with low-sodium soy sauce brewed in-house. Tempura and teriyaki dishes steam atop low tables in the West Bloomfield location’s tatami room, where cushy legless seats host floor-level dining in traditional Japanese style. High-backed booths and bar seating at both locations raise patrons off the ground for views of chopstick-wielding chefs tapping out the drum solo from "Wipeout" behind the sushi bar.

7365 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield,
MI
US

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).

2240 Union Lake Rd
Commerce Township,
MI
US

Peals of laughter rise from families around the granite tabletops at which hibachi chefs crack jokes and flip shrimp over the grill. At Ichiban Steakhouse, expert grillers don black chef suits and show off their skill at slicing and searing chicken, steak, and seafood. Flanked by dark wood walls, nearby sushi chefs slice fresh fish to wrap tightly in specialty rolls. Five tatami rooms provide semiprivate spaces for business meals, romantic outings, or discreet transformations into a werewolf.

43750 Ford Rd
Canton,
MI
US