Ajishin - Sushi restaurant in Novi

Ajishin Reviews in Novi

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      Yes, there's limited seating and probs a 30 min wait but this just makes the experience worth it. Food is great and their deals on everything is amazing. Go-to items are the Soft Shell Crab Sushi, along with the 1/2 Udon + 1/2 Curry. You get a salad along with the entrees too! Hot and refreshing green tea is always provided to help you settle in. Can't wait to come back!

    thumb Virginia L.
    6/14/2018

      We went on a sunday at 5:05pm when they opened at 5, not expecting a wait given that they had just opened. Literally it was already 100% full with 2 parties ahead of us. Since everyone had just sat down it was about 5:45 by the time we were seated, and already there were enough other people waiting behind us to fill all the tables again. Due to the busy factor of many tables leaving at once and many people being seated it wasnt until about 6:05 that someone was able to take our order, and probably about 6:25 for the food to arrive. So about an hour and a half from arrival to food. If I had known it would be that long we probably would have went somewhere else and never had the chance to try this place as we don't live very close, but boy I am so glad that we waited.

    The udon is fantastic, on a scale of 1 to 10 woth 10 being as good as in Tokyo I'd give it a 9. My husband got the curry udon and I got the ajishin udon. SO GOOD, I think I muttered that about 5 times between bites as I was slurping down my soup.

    Sushi is pretty good, but not the main reason to come here... the fish was fresh for Michigan standards, and the rice was a little too vinegar-y for my taste and not quite sticky enough, but all in all better than most sushi in the area.

    The service was about what to expect with them being so busy. We were brought hot tea when we sat down, but never asked for drinks, and had to try pretty hard to get a server when we wanted to order, or anything else, because they were really too busy to check on us at all. We also ate very quickly because there are so many people waiting and it is such a small space that it feels a little like the people waiting are hovering over you while you eat.

    Summary: Be patient and the udon is totally worth it.

    P.S. If the owners read this: I really hope you are trying for a bigger location someday, maybe closer to Bloomfield ;-)

    thumb Fay A.
    8/05/2018

      Another great plate of sushi. Hat's off to the sushi master. I really enjoy coming here.

    thumb Michael S.
    8/20/2018

      Used to be good... Now the food is on par with the service, which is pretty bad for Japanese standards

    thumb Eugene K.
    7/14/2018

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Located in Novi 42270 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375 - 12483809850