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Friday, September 9th, 2005
12:21 pm
sushi and other goodies
Does anyone know of any decent places in/around the metro area that serves sushi as well as other non-sushi menu items. I'm craving good inari, unagi and other things, but my sweetie has a *very* strong dislike for sushi, but seems to be okay with most other Asian cuisines.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
9:27 am
Where the good stuff
Where are the decent sushi places in ann arbor? i've been to sushi.com and i wasn't that impressed....
Thursday, January 6th, 2005
2:43 am
I demand Oslo.

Who wants to go with me next week? Maybe on Wednesday followed by Luna fun?

Anyone? Anyone?
Monday, November 29th, 2004
8:35 am
sushi is the poo
Last wed actually headed out for our pre-thanksgiving fish-fest. inflixia, asmia1102 and her friend, and myself braved the sleet and hail to travel to little tree in royal oak. I think the big winners were the giant roll we got (was it godzilla help me out guys) and the special of the week the hawaiian tuna. Overall a fun time if you didn't go you missed out.

Little Tree Sushi
107 S. Main
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Current Mood: worn out
Wednesday, November 24th, 2004
10:41 am
A japanese thanksgiving
So is anyone up for sushi tonight in honor of thanksgiving? i think i might just head down to royal oak after work, at around 6pm. short notice and all but still you should come because fish is better than turkey. :p

Current Mood: sleepy
Friday, November 19th, 2004
2:09 pm
Alright stuff you finally won! I've joined!
Monday, November 8th, 2004
10:11 am
going to nami tonight. i guess there is some kind of all you can eat sushi deal going on there mondays so if anyone wants to check it out with me let me know. planning on heading down after work. probably around 6-6:30ish. in case you werent aware it is located at 9 mile & woodward, on the south/west corner.
Friday, October 22nd, 2004
9:23 am
getting together for some swimming snacks
okay well since no one said any different we are going to go ahead with sushi on sunday in ann arbor. i have talked to darkborne and we are for sure going to be there. is there a specific time that would be good for everyone that wants to go. if not i'll just pick and if you show up you show up. (and you know you want to hehe)

Current Mood: hungry
Monday, October 18th, 2004
12:44 pm
get it together
anyone up for a sushi night sometime this week? i was hoping to go to some place in ann arbor like sushi.come that i keep hearing about but i dont know if anyone on that side of town is free?
Tuesday, October 12th, 2004
10:44 am
Cafe Sushi
Cafe Sushi
1933 W Maple
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 280-1831

Last week i went to the Cafe Sushi. emilytarot was just finishing her snacking and inflixia showed up not much later. We are a bunch of fish lovin fools. Anyway i don't know quite what you though but they were a little slow. Probably because they brought me the wrong order and then had to go back and make what i actually wanted. Place seemed a little expensive and didn't offer any extras. I did not prefer their special BBQ eel to regular eel. The kanpyo was really excellent and so was the yellow tail. Philly roll was average and the crunch roll wasnt quite as crunchy as i was expecting, but still pretty good.

The actual restaurant is really nice and has a good atmosphere. I liked their indoor fountain, it reminds me of da sea! :) I think next time i'll stick to sitting at the bar since the chef can be pretty entertaining.

Current Mood: okay fish
Thursday, October 7th, 2004
10:49 am
the new girl
hey everyone, I'm new to the community, so I thought I'd post a hello post. My name is Danielle, I'm 20 and I live in Taylor. The only near by sushi bar is this place called the black pine tree on Eureka (just past the first light east of allen) in southgate. It's still the only place I've ever eaten sushi at, and being a vegetarian my choices are limited, but they're very good ^_^ I adore the simple yumminess of the cucumber roll. I also adore their veggie roll, portabello mushroom roll(spelling?), yasai tempura, and egg nigiri. My boyfriend (who will eat damn near anything) loves just about everything they have. The only things he can't say he loves are the things he hasn't tried (yet) ^_^ The atmosphere is cozy (it's a pretty small resturant) and the staff is usually very friendly. Though, some of their (american) waitresses irritate me, simply because they seem to have no clue how to pronounce anything on the menu.

I mentioned that I'm a vegetarian. It isn't for 'animal rights' reasons or any of that bullshit (though, that's how it all got started). I've been considering eating fish for a while now, but it only appeals to me in Japanese cooking, does that sound strange? So next time my boyfriend and I visit the black pine tree, I think I may try a bit of whatever roll/s he ends up getting (usually california, dragon, tuna or this one roll with salmon, I forgot the name of it). I've asked pretty much everyone I know this question, but I figured I'd ask you guys since I got into this rant. Good idea, or no?

Any who... I think I'll wind down my into rant.
Bye ^_^

Current Mood: hungry
Monday, October 4th, 2004
9:18 am
Avoid this place like Lu-Bu
Nippon-Kai Japanese Restaurant
511 W 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 288-3210

darkborne and I went to this place as a mini celebration for his new promotion. Ordered some nigiri. Got white-fish, octopus, tomago, and tuna if I remember correctly? Also ordered the battera - which is pressed rice topped with mackerel and kelp film. We got some pretty terrible service. Like 1 glass of water each for the entire dinner. If you know how Ryan and I drink, you'll realize that this is like giving half a shot to a normal person. We were thirsty. Our bill was wrong. Our tomago was burned. Burned? Yes burned. I think the chef(american by the way) was annoyed that we were even there. It was next to impossible to get our bill, which was too expensive for not giving me free soup. To put it simply, I will not be going back to Nippon-Kai...ever.

Current Mood: bad fish
Thursday, September 30th, 2004
10:01 am
Best of Sushi
The metro times Best of 2004 issue is out.

Best sushi — West Side
OJ’s Sushi Bar
29429 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills

OJ Suzuki creates sushi with the grace of a Kurosawa samurai handling his dai-tachi. OJ feels strongly about serving traditional sushi with the focus on the quality of the food, not gimmicks. His creations are as stunning as they are delicious. “Making food requires an artistic heart,” he says. The menu is a little confusing, but OJ is happiest if you leave the ordering to him. Let him know you are not afraid to try the unusual and you’ll be in for a treat.

Best sushi — East Side
Noble Fish
45 E. 14 Mile Road, Clawson

One of the best places for sushi is also one of the least pretentious. You get what you see: a tiny sushi bar in the back of a Japanese grocery. It’s the freshness of the fish and the artfulness of the preparation that makes Noble Fish stand out. Reasonable prices don’t hurt either. Check off what you want on the menu and fill your own Styrofoam cup with water or green tea from a communal pot. Outstanding is the spider roll: a slender cylinder of rice wrapped with nori and featuring the little legs of a (fried) soft shell crab escaping from either end. Thumbs up for the Michigan roll, an inside-out roll filled with tuna, cucumber, avocado, and a spicy sauce.
Wednesday, September 29th, 2004
12:15 pm
ha, here it is
i know you all thought i was crazy, but i have a pretty good memory and i found an article that confirms what i remembered:

Little Tree Royal Oak

"When Little Tree opened in 1995 next to the old Durango Grill on Sherman, it was a tiny, 43-seat room that served sushi and sashimi and a few Japanese dishes...closed in May 1996 reopen more than two years later"

When it reopened is when it moved to the current, main street address.

Current Mood: smart
10:20 am
Here's the "scorpion roll" I was talking about..

Monday, September 27th, 2004
8:24 am
Put that in your mouth before it falls apart!
darkborne, inflixia, x99percent, jill and i went to:
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant.
28972 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(248) 538-0664

Best part about Kabuki is that you get free stuff with dinner like cucumber salad, yummy miso soup, and those bean things(help me out here guys) We had a pretty good variety of sushi going on there. Luckily the price is pretty reasonable because sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs. *remember not to let ryan order for you* Got to try pear flavored saki which was good. Maybe next time we'll hit up the raspberry. Also tried the specialty 'river roll' which was not noticeably different from an eel & avocado roll yet more expensive, so i dont recommend it. Kabuki on the other hand, you should check out if you haven't.

Oh and i still stand by my policy of not eating the ninja roll red dot tongue side down. eek

Current Mood: wasssssabi!
Monday, September 20th, 2004
2:02 pm
Great Bar
Anyone that has some time on their hands would do well to stop off at Oj's Suhsi bar in Farmington.

Right at 13 and Orchard lake (same complex as Bruegers bagel). Oj is the chef that initially opened Sakura in Farmington years upon years ago and was the first head chef at Little Tree when it opened.

He's been in the country for about 20 years, real great guy, fun to yak with when you're sitting at the bar waiting around for your food.

He also has a great hand drawn portrait of Peter Murphy hanging in the bar....

Yea. Go there, it's going to cost a bit more than most of the places everyone goes, but you'll enjoy it a good deal more.

My two cents.

Current Mood: working
8:59 am
Hey, add dragon roll, california roll, & rafts of sushi to the interests list!
8:12 am
sushi...and coffee?
being a good sushi community moderator i went out this weekend to try a new sushi restaurant. went to a place called Makkara in ann arbor. a little questionable to start with because the place doesnt exactly specialize in sushi. there is also a grocery area/coffee stand. but that did not deter me, sometimes strange little places like that have the best stuff.

the menu did not seem very extensive, but they have rolls and nigiri. ordered some miso soup. ughhh, it had carrots and mushrooms. unfortunately your faithful narrator cannot eat mushrooms. the staff happily took the soup back and removed it from my bill. score points for being friendly.

the rolls came only in giant size, 11 pieces per. got an eel roll, tuna roll, and california 1/2 crab & 1/2 salmon roll if i remember correctly. everything was pretty much less than awesome. i think the best thing was the california salmon, which of course there was the least of. :(

i guess it wasnt a total waste. i bought some pocky in the grocery section. mmm candy.

Current Mood: blah
Friday, September 17th, 2004
12:38 pm
the ocean fears us
hi, my name is stuff and i love da fishys.

yesterday darkborne, noizeindex and i went to some place in farmington and ate 2 boats worth of sushi. i'm sure ryan can tell us more about this place. my only suggestion, dont eat the ninja roll with the red dot tongue side down. *burns*

Current Mood: full
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