Like teams exploring the Arctic, chefs fusing cuisines can uncover new terrain as long as they have training, bravery, and a heat source more effective than a members-only jacket. Let experts guide you into uncharted territory with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fusion cuisine and drinks at Crave Restaurant + Sushi Bar in Dearborn.
At Crave Restaurant + Sushi Bar, chefs fuse Asian staples with Mediterranean touches to create a unique menu that has won Real Detroit Weekly's Best Sushi award seven years running. Patrons nosh on sushi rolls such as the tuna crunch with tuna and avocado rolled in panko bread crumbs and flash fried ($11) or the Temptation roll, where baked eel fights taste-bud boredom with sidekicks such as cream cheese, japanese cucumber, and inventive road-trip games in a roll layered with seared mignon ($16). The sliced yellowtail tuna with cilantro and spicy citrus soy ($16) jolts the palate, and plates of sashimi, such as the seven-piece Atlantic salmon medley ($16), serve up delicious fresh fish.
Chefs char-grill chicken marinated in mediterranean herbs and teriyaki ($13) or lemon grass filet center-cut tenderloin ($26) before dishing it out to eager customers seated in one of three opulent dining areas. Crave Restaurant + Sushi Bar's décor takes inspiration from the boutique-hotel lobbies of New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, cosseting diners with white tablecloths, candlelight, hanging draperies, a private room, and an outdoor garden for carrying out arguments with the moon.
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 48124