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42270 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375-1836
+1 248-380-9850
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Wed - Mon 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

This place is fantastic. Every dish we had was as good or better than what we have eaten in Japan. And, the price was so reasonable. The total bill came to $36 for the two of us. The waitress was very good and more than willing to split a bowl of Ajishin udon noodles between my husband and I. The... More 

Thank joannm741
Burbank, California
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829 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

About 15 tables & sushi bar. Not a huge restaurant. Very busy during lunch time! Sorry, they don't take reservations. Because the service is fast & food is prepared fast too so the wait time isn't that bad. The Service: Many staffs on duty, very efficient! Menu, hot tea, ready to take order within a few minutes!! Food is served... More 

Thank travelercass
Northville, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

I eat here 2-3x/week for a reason...it is great. I love the food here, whether you are getting one of the many delicious soups, or sushi, or the specials, or a mix of all the above, they always deliver. The place is always packed for a reason...it is great and worth the wait. Chef does an amazing job and his... More 

Thank robert d
West Bloomfield, MI
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is a small Japanese restaurant. I had to wait for one and a half hours to be seated. I don't know why it is so crowded. The food tastes ordinary.

Thank Manhattanian
Novi, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We love this little restaurant, wish it was bigger so the wait isn't so long for dine in. It is always crowded. The food is very good, especially their grilled fish and udon soup. We get take outs at least a couple of times a month.

Thank Dragonfly4me
Rome, Italy
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Very nice restaurant, typically Japanese, sushi and sashimi is really of high quality and prices are quite affordable. And besides this, the owners and the people serving at the restaurant are really kind. I've being trying different places in Novi and Ajishin is the best.

Thank Utente8888
Chihuahua, Mexico
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

I went today for diner and i can tell the best udon soup, just like the naruto ramen soup!. Also the suchi is good! Need to wait like 30 min but this tell you that the food is good if all that people stay there standing waiting to eat.

Thank venom55
Royal Oak, Michigan
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431 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

I had a salmon dish with veggies, the veggies was cabbage only, nothing special at all, too many noodles, not my favorite. I liked the ginger salad, at least. My BF had the salmon roll, said it was okay, not as fresh as Noble Fish. I guess I don't love Japanese food the more I have it.

Thank NikaNumber1
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

If you want real sushi, the this is the place for you. Nothing fancy.... Authentic sushi. They're udon is very good too. I tried a cold noodle salad the last time and it was very good. Expect a wait.

Thank Natisha702
Flint, mi
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1,134 reviews
779 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 547 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

It feels like eating in a large city Chinatown. The place is small. The food is good. The prices are very reasonable. The interior decoration is basic. You know that this place is authentic by it's patrons. Many Asian people eat here. In the vestibule, there are ads on a bulletin board and newspapers written in Oriental Type (no English).... More 

Thank flintjarvis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42270 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375-1836
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
  • Phone Number: +1 248-380-9850

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