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1321 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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196 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Price, value, service, all important, but with sushi, fresh is key. Sadako has it all. And the staff were friendly and helpful. And the Ann Arbor population knows it. The carry outs and line for tables had a constant flow. Worth the wait, and not too long.

Thank mynamehere2013
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

It was -8C out side and this place was packed (but none of the others on the street were this busy. Had a 20 min wait in the line to seated and when I asked for a beer I was informed that I was not to take it out side -are you kidding, the beer would have frozen and I... More 

Thank jimmy w
Brighton, Michigan
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255 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We will be back. The sushi is excellent. We had 8 different dishes and all were great. Prices are good too.

Thank Cathy E
Detroit, Michigan
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I was looking for some Japanese food and found this jewel in Ann Arbor. Most of the reviews are about its sushi. I wasn't looking for sushi, I had the Sadako Udon noodles for lunch. It came with a sushi roll, soup and salad, for under $9. Having lived in Japan for many years, I found the taste to be... More 

Thank kenm2711
Troy, Michigan
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Best Sushi place in Ann Arbor! Excellent food - great service -Try the dragon roll. I wish they would have brown rice sushi, too!

Thank adharitos
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I see that many of Sadako's more enthusiastic customers rave about the sushi. As I was more interested in eating a hot meal, I tried the tempura udon. Very good, if only the broth were not so watery. Service performed well, though I do wonder if the place is understaffed. At a time of relatively low business, it seemed like... More 

Thank TheCrazyCam
Belleville, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Ann Arbor. If you are looking for great sushi rolls and sake at an affordable price, this is the place to go! I have been to other sushi places in Ann Arbor that cost way more, and I left much less satisfied! My wife and I have had almost every... More 

Thank ksauro44
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

They have so many amazing rolls. The prices are reasonable. And you can sit at the bar and watch them make your sushi. I definitely would recommend coming to this place to either eat in or take out but the food is always amazing.

Thank Ellen M
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2016

My friends and I went there on a Saturday night around 8pm which is primetime and it was extremely busy. The food took over an hour to come to the table, but it was very tasty once we were able to eat. The waiter was nice enough. I ordered a box which was a lot of food for one person... More 

Thank Oshri O
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I love the service AND the food at Sadako! Every time I make the trip down South U to Sadako I love it. Of course you get the ginger dressing salad and the miso soup before your meal. Then I order the Salmon Bento; it comes with a small roll, 2 dumplings, tempura veggies and rice, plus a chunk of... More 

Thank AdrienneSip

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?