I went to Yotsuba for lunch last Thursday. It always has good lunch special (see above). Sorry the photo maybe a little under exposed. Out of all the lunch specials, I like the one with Udon and an Eel bowl best. Click to get direction.
Just done with a class in Angell Hall or MLB and looking for a Japanese dinner? Look no further. Totoro has the freshest sushi in town within walking distance to many central campus buildings. It's certainly not the cheapest place you can get Japanese food in Ann Arbor but it is definitely one of the tastier Japanese restaurant. I love their Salmon, Tuna and Yellow Tail Bowl the best (see above). Try it out! Click to get direction.
I have to mention Ajishin, my favorite Japanese restaurant although it is located in Novi.
Ajishin calls itself Sushi & Noodle. So they don't have a long list of menu choices like most other Japanese restaurants that also make up something to cater to the local eaters. But for every item on the menu, they make it in an authentic way. Other than sushi and noodle, they also have curry rice, grilled fish(Cod, Salmon, Yellow Tail), chirashi etc. You can also special order sashimi too. It is not a fancy restaurant, more a casual place, like the sushi places you see in your neighborhood in Tokyo.
Address: 42270 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375 Phone:(248) 380-9850
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This is absolutely my favorite Japanese Restaurant in Michigan. I have been eating there for 10 years and I never get bored with it. Fried pork tenderloine and ramen(noodles) are definitely Chef Matsuda's expertise. The "red" ramen shown in one of the pictures is the spicy ramen. Order a glass of icewater before you start eating but I guarantee you that you won't regret :) For appetizers, I recommend their chicken wings and dumplings. Click to get direction. (Note: Restaurant is outside of Ann Arbor)
If you at the North Campus and want to get some Japanese food, Saica would be the place to go! I went there today with my friend (hey boss, the beer is my friend's). We ordered the lunch specials - Chirashi and Udon & California rolls. The food are pretty good. I still remembered tears almost came out of my eyes when they first opened (7-8 years ago). If you work on plymouth road or have friends in the engineering school, this is the best place to have Japanese lunch or dinner. Click to get direction.
Sushi.come, 715 N University Ave, surely has a very good location to serve the student population. Moderately priced. You can have quite a few choices here and the menu is designed for both casual samplers or frequent visitors.
Soup and salad taste good. Also enjoyed the sushi. A little disappointed at the sea urchin, which is my favorite and one of my benchmarks for Japanese restaurants. Next time will try some Udon... Click to get direction.