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You can choose among about 20 different nigiri, priced between $1.50 and $3 apiece, and about 20 rolls at $2.50 to $6. Missing are the fantastic and pricey specialty rolls you find at so many of the hip sushi lounges catering more to a Western palate. The nigiri are well-constructed, with mildly sweet rice, excellent seafood and wasabi paste already incorporated into the bite. But soup lovers have reason to rejoice! Ajishin’s udon soup is extraordinary. There are also a few cold noodle dishes where the flavor of soba is better illustrated. Arashi, for instance, combines soba, grated yam, seaweed and green onion in a tangy dressing for a deep, almost smoky noodle salad. Open 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Wednesday through Monday; closed Tuesdays.
"Master sushi chef, Elmer Bionson, serves authentic sushi and Japanese cuisine at Azumi's Garden in Auburn Hills. Drawing on culinary influences of the Far East, Mr. Bionson tastefully pulls together the finest dishes from Japan, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Korea, and Vietnam.
Azumi's primary focus is moderately-priced take-out for the time being with soft drinks and bottled water."
"Table-top cooking with full Japanese sushi bar. Let Benihana's chefs entertain you while you eat. Enjoy steak, chicken and shrimp prepared right in front of you in a wonderful Asian atmosphere, perfect for lunch or dinner. Taste one of our specialties, such as the Benihana Delight served with chicken and shrimp, Japanese onion soup, Benihana salad, shrimp appetizer, hibachi vegetables, steamed rice, Japanese hot green tea and ice cream. Take-out sushi available."
"Table-top cooking with a full Japanese sushi bar. Let Benihana's chefs entertain you while you eat. Enjoy steak, chicken and shrimp prepared right in front of you in a wonderful Asian atmosphere, perfect for lunch or dinner. Taste one of our specialties, such as the Benihana Delight served with chicken and shrimp, Japanese onion soup, Benihana salad, shrimp appetizer, hibachi vegetables, steamed rice, Japanese hot green tea and ice cream. Take-out sushi available."
Authentic Japanese food including sushi. 170 seatings in four different atmospheres including tatami room and sushi bar.
Authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi bar. Featuring the only Japanese pizza in the state, cocktails, karaoke on weekends and many different appetizers. Reservations are recommended on the weekends.
"Sushi and authentic Japanese and Korean dishes."
Lily's Seafood is a hot spot that offers not only a stunning interior and friendly service, but most importantly a kitchen that believes homemade is best. In keeping with this idea, even the beverage menu includes house-made root beer, cream soda and four varieties of house-made beer. Both the entrees and desserts are special. full of mixtures of both flavor and texture.
Mondays offer an "all-you-can-eat fish fry," while Saturdays and Sundays cater to a "build your own Bloody Mary bar."
Kids eat free Tuesdays.
Nu Asian cuisine: sushi, Thai, Phillipine and Japanese.
At first look, one of the most intriguing things on the menu looks like it’s a $60 choice. But look again. The multi-course “Bento Box for Two” is an unbelievable bargain. The $30 tab is for both diners. The menu is long and complex, and it includes Korean specialties, such as bimbimbap and bulgoki.
Sophisticated but casual chic Asian-Deco decor. New Asian cuisine, combining the taste of Asia with preparations artfully presented. An established wine destination and lively bar. The owners aren't lying when they say this is the "hippest Asian restaurant you're gonna see in this town." Eclectic, charming, with an excellent bar and a Nu Asian menu that delivers uncommon Chinese fare and specialty sushi rolls. An unturned stone for most, in the middle of suburbia. Reservations are recommended. Detroit Monthly "Restaurant of the Year," Metro Times "Best Chinese Restaurant," Michigan Culinary Food & Wine Extravaganza "Best Restaurant Award," Zagat Survey "America's Top Restaurants," Where Locals Eat "The Best Restaurants in America," New York Times "Where to Eat in Detroit," Detroit Free Press "One of the ... World Class Restaurants In the Metro area", The Chef's Guide to America Restaurant "Where America's Best Chefs Choose to Dine." Lunch Monday through Friday; dinner seven nights including late night dining.
An authentic sushi bar is hidden in the back of this small Japanese grocery, and it's often crowded at lunchtime. This small but dense space is permeated with a clean, efficient no-nonsense atmosphere. This may not be the place to impress a client or woo a date, but sophisticated diners used to eating sushi in New York or Chicago will gladly cram themselves into the small chairs for a taste of the real thing.
In a stylish setting, bandana-clad sushi chefs vigorously chop and slice at the sushi bar turning out first-rate sushi and sashimi. But for the sushi-shy, there's also an interesting limited array of other Japanese standards. Ronin offers only 5 entrées ($11-$28) but with noodles, fish, fowl and beef, most gastronomic bases are covered. The chilled green-tea noodles in lemongrass oil. Of the 20-odd beers available, nine are on tap, including Kirin Ichiban. Not surprisingly, the bar is well stocked with sake, along with an intelligently selected group of 10 bottles of wine, four of which cost between $20 and $28.
Upscale sushi lounge aims to smooth the pace of life with stylish drinks, lush electro-acoustic lounge beats and raw fish artfully prepared. Start with a sake-based cocktail or a 750-milliliter bottle of Oregon-brewed Momokawa. Try the $4.50 salad of seaweed tossed in rice-wine vinegar and sesame oil, cleverly presented in a chic cocktail glass. Sushi ($4-$7) comes two pieces per order, hand-rolled balls of rice capped with oily hunks of mackerel, flaky water eel and rich and fluffy egg. Specialty makis are topped with curious fruits and glazes; for instance, the Woodward is filled with tuna, salmon, yellowtail and cucumber. The six riceless maki come garnished with a spicy sauce that blazes in the mouth. Cool off with green tea, coffee, mango, red bean or strawberry ice cream wrapped in chewy mochi or the self-indulgent tempura-fried ice cream.
Sharaku is the most authentic Japanese restaurant in metro Detroit, offering 25 daily-changing appetizers, including catches of the day, and a relatively short list of entrées. As in Japan, the decor is spare, blond wood, and meals are served with a minimum of pretension — just artful arrangements of the food and garnishes themselves. For sushi, you may want to branch out and try rolls of dried squash, burdock, ume shiso (green tea), natto (fermented soybeans) or orange clams.The chef’s choice “sushi deluxe” will come with 10 lovely nigiri pieces plus a roll, also with crunchy pickles of radish turned bright yellow and cucumber now purple, and a delicious opaque broth with the most delicate of scallions, still crisp. At the back of your menu, look for a long list of liquors (shochu) distilled from different grains: sweet potatoes, barley, rice, buckwheat or potatoes (the most popular). Takeout available for sushi only; party platters also available (minimum $25 order).
Shiro is a study in elegant contrasts, featuring a fresh fusion menu highlighting the best of European and Asian cuisines. Its intimate dining rooms were once the living quarters of a 1920s Greek Revival mansion. White linen, dark paneling, ornate cove moldings and fireplaces provide a classic setting for the adventurous menu. The list of entrees emphasizes seafood, but also includes roasted rack of lamb and filet mignon. Chef Tobin Harris says his favorite dish is probably the sesame-crusted ahi, for its contrasts in color, texture and flavor. The rare tuna filet is coated with black and white seeds and served with a pale green wasabi cream sauce, which Harris believes is unique to his restaurant. The restaurant’s lower level features a complete sushi bar, and Shiro offers a full Japanese lunch menu.
"Authentic Japanese cuisine. Sushi bar, tatami room and tableside cooking. Try the Shogun Dinner Feasts a Shogun chef sports flashing knives that slice entrees into bite-sized pieces. Full bar."
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These Californian pop-punks have been raising hell with their ultra-catchy ditties since ’91, which means they’ve been terrorizing youngsters with their hooks for 22 years. Not that we like inflating west coast punk or anything, but holy shit they’ve released some great music in that time. 2002’s How to Ruin Everything album was basically a masterpiece, and the split EP they put out that same year with the Dropkick Murphys wasn’t too shabby either. They broke up in 2004, but got back together in 2008, and now they’re warmed up. Teenage Bottle Rocket, Black List Royals and Joshua Black Wilkins also play.
With Emily Rose, Audra Kubat, Jay Graves, John Kay, and Man Francisco. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hater Kitty Rescue Army a local cat rescue group who shelters, feeds, fixes, and fosters cats in need.
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