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42270 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375-1836
+1 248-380-9850
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Mon 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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473 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 2 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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1,113 reviews
762 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 534 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

The food there is always great, so is the price. I have been dinning there for years. The only thing prevent it from being five star is the wait time could be quite long, even if you book by phone, there might be a long line waiting.

Thank William Z
Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

The wait is long, but worth it. No waiting area. It's really a whole in the wall and they pack them in! Food is great and affordable. We love the Ajishin Udon. It has tempura shrimp, tofu, egg, onion, seaweed and yummy udon noodles and broth.

2 Thank Emily S
Howell, Michigan
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

Ajishin has one of the best bowls of udon soup in this area. I go only for that! I have tasted lots of soup both in the US and Japan and their broth is the best. A good soup maker knows its all about the broth or base. Its rich, not too salty and has lots of flavor. They are... More 

1 Thank Pam I
Columbia, Maryland
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101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has the best udon in all of Michigan. I highly recommend it to anyone! It's always packed!

Thank Justin K
Mackinaw City
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

The sushi here was pretty good. Had the eel and shrimp tempura rolls. The eel could have had more sauce and the tempura could have been served warm as fried shrimp should be - and have been at other establishments like this one. Overall the food was good. I didn't try the udon soup but it looked very inviting. They... More 

Thank Moonshock
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

I've been going to Ajishin for the past 4 years and the food is consistent, fresh and very good. I'd recommend the sushi or various udon noodles. They don't have the fancy sushi rolls but what they do offer they make well. This is a small restaurant and it typically is very busy so I rarely dine in. I love... More 

1 Thank Wsopcash
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

This place has very fresh authentic sushi. There are no "bells & whistles" when it comes to their menu. They serve some hot aquarium water to begin with which smells repulsive. The service, atmosphere and ambiance is crap. If your looking for a nice "night out" at a nice place, skip this establishment.

Thank 50Bella

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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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?