Kuroshio
Kuroshio
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Kuroshio

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.kuroshiorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7349292271x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Temporarily Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Venice Lee
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Kuroshio provides a unique menu and atmosphere for any celebration. Guests can select from specific 3, 5, or 10 course meals. Most wishes can be accommodated. Please contact us for more information on availability and pricing.
  • Private Party Contact: Alan Wang 7349292271x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E. Liberty St. & Fourth Avenue
  • Public Transit: Kuroshio is located across from the Blake Transit Center of the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) in Downtown Ann Arbor.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking for Kuroshio can be found at 4th and William public parking structure located at 115 East William Street on the northwest corner of Fourth Avenue and William Street. A variety of street parking in downtown Ann Arbor is also available.
A word from Kuroshio
Kuroshio (黒潮) is a creative Japanese restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor serving Japanese cuisine, steak, seafood, sushi, and sake.

At Kuroshio, we pride ourselves not only on serving wholesome foods made from the freshest and best ingredients, but also on presenting elegant, meticulously crafted dishes.

Our restaurant’s name also refers to the Kuroshio current, which hugs the eastern coast of the Asian continent and flows north along Japan’s western coast much in the way in which the Gulf Stream current clings to North America’s eastern coast. The inspiration for many of our dishes originates in the eastern Asian nations through which the Kuroshio current flows. It is the source of most of our seafood as well.

Kuroshio blends and joins the similar and the disparate to create memorable flavors. We look forward to giving you a delightful and memorable dining experience.
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Kuroshio reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Nice...staff seemed frazzled
    beebee
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We had a reservation and waited about 15 minutes to be seated. During that time the host seemed frazzled running around trying to collect checks, pick up plates and set tables for new parties. He was polite but the frantic energy was a downer. Once seated we waited 10 minutes before our sever came with water and to take our drink order. After that another 10 minutes to get the drinks and have our food order taken. The server was sweet but she too seemed frazzled. The lamb and ribeye were excellent and the saki martini was interesting to try. Will probably return but hard to unwind with the frantic staff's energy.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food in Ann Arbor
    luvg8food
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Had the best lamb chops ever last Friday. Was with clients who said the same about their lamb chops. Don't miss this restaurant. For fine dining, my choice along with Vinology in Ann Arbor. This was (I think) my 5th time dining at Kuroshio and all food was always something to dream, think and talk about afterwards. I like my red wine a little cooler than "room temperature", they actually have a wine thermometer there, no other restaurant I have been to in a long time has one. They are serious about their food and drinks. Some food is Asian inspired or cross-over, they also have lots of high end American/European. There is something for everybody. Can only recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding modern Japanese cuisine
    sweeteater
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    My husband and were delighted with Kuroshio. My Sake-Cucumber martini was an incredible palate cleanser to lead in to the highest quality fatty tune, miso soup, sushi selection (with tender and delectable octopus) and the shaved ice dessert. The Oregon Pinot Gris was a perfect foil for the dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food, awful service
    raff
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Went during restaurant week, it was not busy. Menu is interesting mix of Japanese and Asian-infused American, so a good spot for those who crave a sushi fix and those who won't touch the stuff. Service was slow and just not up to standard. It was slow enough that I joked as I went to the rest room that of course that is when the soup would show up. Imagine my surprise when I returned and dinner had been served. Our server was completely flustered when we asked about the soup. Discarded edame pods from appetizer were still on table as we left, wine bucket was never removed...takes a lot for me to leave less than 20% tip, this was one of those times. Food was good though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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  • Hope you stay there for a long tim
    manoflettersVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    5t visit, better every time. One of A2 more tasteful, peaceful and generous eateries
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice try
    dianat
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    We went there for AA restaurant week. 15 dollars for 2 servings. Great deal! Normally it takes about the same price only for 1. The udon tastes good with delicious soup. I love the California roll so much and this is the only roll that I've had in AA made with fresh crab meat! NOT the starch you are always served with rolls in other restaurant. Kuroshio is quiet during weekday lunch time. Personal expense would be about 20 dollars. Not sure if it's run by Japanese (our waiter or the manager looks like Korean, not sure, just a guess~) You may also try blue fin tuna there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not too impressed.
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    The ambience of this place is great--typical contemporary modern Japanese style architecture with a clean cut look. I thought the food was good. I got duck ramen. However the service was pretty subpar, and we waited about 40 minutes for our food even though there were only two other seated tables in the restaurant at the time. Cheesecake tempura was also delicious, but lacked cheesecake. It was more of a fried concoction. One plus about this place is that they have super cheap beers. You can buy a good 12 or 16 oz. for $4 or less.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food!
    anyabanana
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Went to Kuroshio with a friend and enjoyed great cocktails, delicious food, and a lovely atmosphere. Will come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice location
    DorothyLi
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Kuroshio is situated away from the main drag on Main Street. It's a comfortable restaurant with good chairs and excellent decor. The food presentation is very nicely done. The food tasted good too. Both the cooked and sushi was tasty. The only problem I saw was the delivery of the food. For some reason, the food wasn't brought out at the same time for the 4 of us. We had 1 person bring out the food at different times for both the appetizer and the entree. I noticed for another table next to use with three people at their table, they had two servers bring out the food at the same time. This obvious difference made for a disgruntled person in our group. We all had to wait until her food showed up which made our food cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Great Experience
    FoodMonster
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I went to Kuroshio for New Years Eve on a date and had a great time. The food was excellent and loved the restaurant decor. There are quite a few asian restaurants in Ann Arbor but I felt that Kuroshio is one of the few places that offers fancy asian cuisine while providing an exceptional experience. The wait staff was very friendly and helped with picking out a sushi dish since neither of us are familiar with sushi. We also got drinks at the bar and the bartenders did not skimp out on the alcohol, as many bartenders have for us in the past. The music also helped the overall atmosphere while not drowning out the sounds of others, making it possible to still talk to my date. I would highly recommend Kuroshio to a friend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's an awesome place
    Wildfirethad
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    NYE dinner this past year was here. They had a jazz quartet playing as well as some great deals on food. Their sushi is amazing. Period.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    CitychicVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Our first time visiting Kuroshio will certainly not be our last. The food and service were both extraordinary. Everything from soup to coffee was memorable. I had the chef's sampling plate and that was a lot of food. Unfortunately I ate every bit. The lamb chops were like none I had ever had. They had a honey sauce that was not too sweet or cloying. Really good food. The service was perfect. Staff let us mingle at the table for quite some time after our plates had been cleared. I can't wait to return. A really nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Midnight madness
    Annie
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    My husband and I decided to book an early dinner before hitting the stores. Our waiter was exceptional in his attention to us - and my meal was exceptional, although one of the specialty rolls that my husband ordered was just fair. I would go back there again - try their tuna tartar! Yummmmm
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great happy hourservice
    CandiceVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    This was our first time at the restaurant and we loved it. We ended up eating in the bar area for their excellent happy hour. I was very impressed with the innovation of the food and alcoholic beverages on the menu and everything tasted as great as the descriptions sounded. The service was great also. The bartender was very polite, informative and welcoming. We will be going back soon! It is my new favorite place for sushi and drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Pretzel Bell Replacement
    Jerry
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    In the space of the Pretzel Bell of years ago is Kuroshio Restaurant. Forty-five years ago I had a free pitcher of beer on my 21st birthday at the Pretzel Bell. I went back in time to the same place. But, I found Kuroshio. Superb sushi. I tried both the sake and a Hendricks martini. The sake goes better with the dinner and the service was excellent. Visual ambience is serene but auditory insults abound for the senior citizen. I'm going back for more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ann Arbor's Top Sushi
    Borisgoodenough
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    No, it won't outshine the best of San Francisco or Seattle, but Kuroshio is, hands-down, the most creative Japanese food being served in the Ann Arbor area. We've been here several times, and the food is consistently excellent. Appetizer favorites include soft shell crab with a Shiraz reduction, and melt-in-your-mouth yellowtail (hamachi) carpaccio. I'm partial to the Venice roll (snow crab and yellowtail), but will generally let the sushi bar fill my plate with whatever's freshest or unusual. Extra points for a choice selection of sake at various price points, decent beer and wine lists, and a tranquil, modern decor. Prices are slightly higher than most other local sit-down sushi places, but in line for the menu's creativity and quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    asdfsadfsdaf
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I hadn't been in since this place changed to Kuroshio, and I'm sorry I hadn't been in sooner! It was wonderful! Quiet, peaceful place to spend a friday night with friends. The food was great! We ordered the 5 course dinner....for $35. It was wonderful, not too much food and great taste treats.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Sushi
    Roderique
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    Soft shell crab is a great appetizer! Sushi is outstanding..
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Cut
    CrabbyDaddy23
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Kyroshio clearly has potential as it has all the makings of a great restaurant. It is clearly experiencing growing pains I hope it overcomes. The food was first rate, but front of house was disorganized and relied far to much on technology to run the restaurant. It started with the seating. Lots of empty tables, but customers were being told they had no availability. Seriously?! It took 40 minutes for a waitress to show at our table, another 20 before drink orders were taken. 20 more before they were delivered. Really! In a shop with its act together, we would have been a good way through with our meal by then, and the table would have become available for turnover shortly there after.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful decor
    choosydiner
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The transformation of this restaurant from the Champion House is amazing. Tables are widely spaced. It is quiet and tranquil. My soup was fabulous. The sushi was average with less than generous fish slices. Service was very good though the server was initially slow getting to our table though the restaurant was not busy. I would go back.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my server was nice and kind
    japanese
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    my server was nice and kind but food was terrible.. DO NOT EAT STAKE FROM THIS RESTAURANT . the reson i had a stake from this place, the had a combo meal but it was just wasting money. stake was like rubber , i can tell they are try to save money on Food Ingredients. but customers are not stupid. i knew, why this place was so empty on friday night..
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  • Excellent dinner!
    Eater61
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The food was great and the ambiance is modern. Not too hard getting a reservation on a game night tells me that this is a hidden gem. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • need to get act together
    njlen
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    when you go to a japanese restaurant and the waitress doesn't know the difference between sushi and sashimi, you know you're in for a long night- and it was. no help selecting sake. soup came out lukewarm. some of the rolls were interesting but the sushi was far from the best we've had. one of our party thought it had a metallic taste to it. no, it was not from the metal chopsticks they provide. nice surroundings though.
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  • Food was good but the service
    A2DinerVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Food was good but the service was inadequate. One of our party did not get his entree until the rest of the group had finished their meal and all plates had been cleared. The waiter seemed put out that he would not accept his missing entree after everyone else had finished. A manager never came to talk to him. It made for a less than positive dining experience.
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  • first time there, but now
    AnnArborDiner
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    first time there, but now consider it to be one of Ann Arbor's best restaurants. Both food quality and presentation were excellent. Great pick also for groups with Japanese and sushi lovers but who also have those in group who want more western food as well. I'm in the former group, and found the sushi/sashimi to be of the highest quality. Had a Yellowtail (Hamachi) appetizer that was almost too beautifully presented to disturb by eating!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • server should know more
    orchidloverVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    when I ask about recommended appetizer, the server should not answer that they are not adventurous and has only tasted the eggrolls. The octopus fritters and the mango shaved ice were highlights. But the server we had couldn't comment on them...good thing we are open to something new or we would have missed out.
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    fit for foodies
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  • First visit
    marygVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    This was our first visit but won't be our last. Food, service and ambience were excellent. Loved the unique (as well as the familiar) sushi. Nice sake selections.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Not just for Sushi
    YumYum
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    We had a very good dining experience at Kuroshio. Each one in our family decided to try the 5 course prix fixe dinner. We found each course to be surprisingly pleasing. To be fair, the meal we had consisted of a soup, tempura appetizer, sable fish, lamb shops and green tea tiramisu. Each serving was delicious and cooked to perfection. We did try one roll and that was also delicious. Overall, it was an excellent choice for our special occasion celebration.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Undervalued
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    This is a great spot for Japanese/Asian fusion food. My husband and I went and had a variety of sushi, which was very well done. The biggest "problem" I see with the restaurant is that it was pretty empty ... on a Saturday night after a game. Unfortunately, it's an undervalued restaurant :-( My biggest suggestion for them would be to break up the space better to facilitate intimate dining. There are too many tables in a single room and, on an empty night, makes it clear that you're the only ones in the restaurant.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Very Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We really enjoyed this experience. The food was very good. The waitress was not very experienced. In fact, she did not know what gluten free was, so we struggled a bit. We are hoping they find their stride with time.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise, Surprise...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Everyone thinks that Pacific Rim is the only place to go for great sushi in Ann Arbor. Not true. Kuroshio has made that clear.This is a great place for nigiri and maki for lunch, but you don't get a sense of the chef's artistry until you go for dinner. Beautiful dishes abound, along with a beautiful setting and attentive service. Try the soft shell crab, any of the specialty rolls, and the tuna starters. Bring money. Enjoy.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    silverfoxVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    This newish restaurant has a beautiful setting, outstanding food and gracious service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • serene setting
    Jazzz
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Wall waterfall and subdued lighting sets the stage for a relaxed evening. Elegant menu choices both American and Japanese fare to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Chilean sea bass was outstanding and presentation of all dishes beautiful. Nice cocktail list and full bar. Conversation livelier later in the evening. Cappuccino and ice cream / sorbet selection excellent. We will return to sample more from the menu.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    MetroFoodie
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Great time at Kuroshio, the restaurant was a little cool, but the cheerful smiles of the guest warmed me up. Service was excellent , the manager walked around and make sure guests were having an enjoyable dining experience. The food was very good too, each course was served hot and had just the right seasoning.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Fabulous hot and sour soup.
    manoflettersVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Fabulous hot and sour soup. It should be a permanent item on the menu. Beautiful food presentation in general, though I was disappointed in my sushi roll.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, reasonably priced sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    We sat by the window. Service was friendly and fun. Sushi was yummy. You could bring a group here or have a romantic date. Next time, I'm going to request the Salmon on the beach without the sauce. I thought it was too heavy.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Addition to Ann Arbor Dining
    Eat4life
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    The food was beautiful and delicious. And, we were spoiled by the service. This is a great new addition to the already amazing Ann Arbor dining experience.
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    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty and great presentation
    Shaun
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    The food was very tasty. My group had the salmon, sea bass, lamb, and live lobster. They were all excellent. The portion sizes were enough for each person, and they even had edamame before the meal. The food was also presented with exquisite detail and beauty. I would go again.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious - worth the price!
    LondonycVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    You won't be disappointed. The the yellowtail carpaccio!!
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    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above expectations!
    DHWestBloomVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Excellent service creative and delicious food! Highly recommended.
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    romantic, special occasion
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