Sushi in Detroit: Where to Go and What to Order

Modified: July 07, 2022 | Story by Lindsay Whitman Drewes | Photos by Huy Phan from Pexels

Fresh, innovative sushi creations with a distinctly Motown flair set the scene for sushi restaurants in Detroit. Don’t come to The D for sushi and get something boring like a California Roll (California’s 2,500 miles away and doesn’t hold a candle to what Detroit’s own are rolling). Instead try a creation from one of Detroit’s sushi chefs like the Detroit Roll, Michigan Roll or Cool Breeze Maki.

Sushi in Detroit

1. Maru Sushi & Grill

Maru features fresh, high-quality ingredients and scratch-made sauces. Innovative, chef-inspired ideas keep the menu interesting. This stylish restaurant is located in downtown Detroit and offers a full bar including sake and rare Japanese whiskeys.

Try this: Firecracker Shrimp with sweet garlic chili sauce and seven pepper seasoning for starters, and the K-Pop Roll with kimchi, shrimp, radish sprouts, fried quail egg and more.


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2. Wasabi Korean and Japanese Restaurant

This intimate restaurant features traditional Korean and Japanese dishes. Get your sushi fix midday and on-the-go with lunch sushi boxes available during the week between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Or come in and enjoy a full, relaxing meal from the menu that includes a wide variety ranging from udon noodle bowls to dumplings to bibimbap.

Try this: The Michigan Roll is a go-to with shrimp tempura, avocado, spicy tuna, jalapenos and spicy mayo. And give the Dolsot Bibimbap a shot. This Korean dish comes with assorted veggies over rice with beef and a fried egg.

3. Joe Muer Seafood

Joe Muer is an award-winning seafood restaurant with an excellent sushi and raw bar menu. Enjoy stunning views of the Detroit river and superb service at this upscale spot.

Try this: Specialty rolls like the Joe Muer Roll, Michigan Roll, Detroit Roll and Renaissance Roll bring something unique to the sushi experience at Joe Muer Seafood. The Detroit Roll features king crab, avocado, pineapple, cream cheese, shrimp and spicy sauce.

4. Sakana Sushi Lounge

Located in the nearby suburb of Ferndale, Sakana Sushi Lounge blends together a mixture of traditional and innovative ingredients. Creating an inviting atmosphere, it’s a great place to watch a game or listen to music from in house DJs.

Try this: The Cool Breeze Maki makes a statement with kiwi. It’s raw and includes tuna, cucumber, cream cheese and is topped with thinly sliced kiwi and teriyaki sauce.

5. Townhouse

If you’re looking for a place that will please many palates, Townhouse will do it. With a variety of American fare featuring premium ingredients and international inspiration, it’s the perfect place to take a group that wants more than exclusively sushi. With dishes like Truffle Fries and Salmon Vs. Everything you’ll have a hard time narrowing down your choices.

Try this: In the sushi department, you’ll want to experience Rainbow Poke Tacos that feature tuna, yellowtail, salmon, crispy gyoza shell, guacamole, cucumber, romaine and chive crema.


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Detroit’s sushi scene will satisfy those looking for traditional sushi as well as those wanting something new. With a variety of sushi restaurants, it’s easy to find high-quality Japanese fare in and around the city. Detroit’s trendy restaurants are highlighting the new look of sushi with pan Asian and internationally inspired American foods. The D has something to offer a variety of palates searching for a sushi fix.

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues

  1. 1
    160 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48226
  2. 2
    Wasabi Korean & Japanese Restaurant
    15 E. Kirby St., Detroit, MI 48202
  3. 3
    Joe Muer Seafood
    400 GM Renaissance Center, Ste. 1404, Detroit, MI 48243
  4. 4
    500 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Sakana Sushi Lounge
    Sakana Sushi Lounge, Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI, USA