If you know me, you know that aside from plant-based/vegan food, Japanese food is by far my favorite type of food. There’s something delightful about the flavor combinations, color profiles, and textures that make it addicting. I’m generally not one for non-traditional Japanese sushi, but even so, Maru Sushi in Detroit is some of Michigan’s best sushi by far, and it’s well worth making the journey to this delightful eatery to experience their experimental-meets-traditional flavors for yourself.
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Address: 160 Fort St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Food Type: Japanese
Dining Experience: Indoor
Price: $100+ per Person
Dress Code: Smart Casual +
Reservations: Not necesssary
Special Diets: Vegetarian, Vegan,
Gluten-Free (not GF dedicated)
I’ve visited Maru Sushi on several occasions, and each time is better than the last. The staff are more than happy to help me find gluten-free options, and whenever possible they offer to make things gluten-free when they normally aren’t. I think this place only hires the very best of the best staff, because we’ve never once had anything short of a stellar experience here. In fact, on our second visit, the waittress remembered our names and that I can’t eat gluten, which was very impressive. Several other guests were also greeted by name, which I think is amazing, particularly because they’re always so busy.
Everything is always so fresh, flavorful, and tasty that it’s one of the first places we visit whenever we are in the area. Many sushi places can be hit-or-miss at best or dodgy at worst, but Maru Sushi is consistently delicious no matter the day of the week, season, or time of day. In fact, from what I know, locals go here to celebrate special occasions, and some people drive over an hour just to eat here. It really is that good!
Some of our favorite things to eat there are the inari, firecracker shrimp, crabby mushrooms, honey garlic shrimp, blue mango roll, boogie veggie roll, ocean’s eleven roll and the shrimp yaki udon. Whether you want something savory or sweet, something soft or crunchy, or something in the middle, they have tons of options ranging from traditional to inventive. It’s so cool to see how they play with food and make unique flavor combinations.
Everything we’ve had here has been phenomenal and it’s one of my favorite sushi spots in all of Michigan.