A marriage between two cuisines is preferable to a marriage between two clones of Sylvester Stallone, a process that eventually results in a baby reared on raw egg. Savor a simpler fusion with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Asian-Mediterranean fusion cuisine and drinks at Crave Restaurant + Lounge in Dearborn.
Crave’s menu is a lengthy list of steaks, salads, and seafood that artfully combines Asian, Mediterranean, and other cross-continental flavors. Pull up a chair in the white-tablecloth-draped dining room for an inventive, mixed-and-matched meal such as the sweet-chili roasted chicken glazed with honey teriyaki, mango relish, and Mediterranean herbs and served with wasabi mashed potatoes ($24). A sushi bar rolls up an extensive list of nigiri ($4–$9) and Mediterranean-infused maki rolls. Or, head straight to the lounge, a chic space with artfully concealed lights and speakers, bamboo plants, comfy foam couches, and a jellyfish tank about which the Metro Times raved. Sip and swirl Saketini cocktails such as The Crave, concocted with blueberry vodka, sake, lychee liquor, and a squirt of grape juice ($9), while eyeing the artful décor.
The sounds of live-world jazz float through Crave on Wednesdays, and DJ sets from world-renowned spinners pump beats through the air on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
- I ordered a most delicate Chilean sea bass, which was grilled with Mediterranean herbs, and just melted away in my mouth…An appetizer of fried calamari was exceptional, the most tender I’ve ever had. – Elissa Karg, Metro Times
- Great food, cool/hip atmosphere, and creative drinks all contribute to a fun experience here. – Tristan K., Yelp
Crave Restaurant + Sushi Bar
In 2012, Real Detroit Weekly named Crave Restaurant + Sushi Bar Detroit's best sushi restaurant, praising the Mediterranean-Japanese hot spot for its "impeccably fresh fish." The standout signature rolls run the gamut from king crab–stuffed rainbow rolls to grilled lobster rolls garnished with shiitake mushrooms. Diners can also nosh on freshly sliced fatty tuna and sea urchin from the extensive sashimi selection. Crave's strong Mediterranean flair is evident in the roasted-beet caprese salad, the halal chicken breast, and the sea bass, served with succotash and warm gazpacho.
Each month, live music fills Crave's softly lit interior. You can schedule private parties or high-stakes Go Fish! tournaments in the event room or the exclusive lounge. During warmer weather, the restaurant's Asian garden is an idyllic setting for outdoor events, with its bamboo bar and decorative Asian maples.
West Downtown Dearborn
22075 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, Michigan 48124Get Directions