Aqua

4.4
327 reviews
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Modern European Dining meets Asian Fusion. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy Hour Daily 3p-6p! Fresh Seafood and Steak is our Specialty. No Freezers or Microwaves! Expect Fresh Made to Order! Click on Detroit Best Chef 2016, featured in Hour Detroit, Metro Times Top Patios 2016.
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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and wanted to go someplace nice but not too far from home. Since we live in Plymouth, Aqua is literally down the street from our house. We’ve driven by it thousands of times but never went in. Wow... have we been missing out.

The building is unassuming but the service and food are exceptional.

To me, the food at Aqua is the real star. We started with the Japanese Crab Cakes. They had a great consistency and outstanding flavor. The included salad had a wonderful vinaigrette dressing on it. For our main course, we both had the Black Cod and it was cooked to perfection - and for those of you who may not know, this is definitely not the kind of cod you get with fish and chips :)

Desserts were also wonderful. I recommend the tiramisu and my wife recommends the double chocolate mousse cake.

It was refreshing to find such a gem so close to home. While I could have found many places to get a great meal in Detroit or Ann Arbor, I couldn’t think of any place that would have been better than Aqua.

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CB
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Always enjoy dining at Aqua!

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T
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was wonderful, I would have appreciated some moderately priced wine.

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LH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Birthday celebration here. Food was great, service was wonderful. A little expensive, but well worth the experience!

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GG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Although the food was adequate the price was high for the quality scallops were correctly cooked but somewhat gritty over all appearance was great but the wife & I both thought over rated & over priced

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T
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and service were fantastic.

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LR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really outstanding food. I could eat the calamari and tuna every day.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. There were pictures of every dish so you know what it looks like. There was more food than we expected, and all left very happy and full.

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OT
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is impeccable as always. The food is by far the best quality. Great job.

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GT
Detroit
41 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true gem. Fabulously creative food, and great ambience. One of our few go-to restaurants in the area, and we are never disappointed!

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B
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Hadn’t been in a while but nothing about this place disappointed. The food is excellent and the service and atmosphere are wonderful. It’s a jewel in Plymouth

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NR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a friend here for his birthday. He doesn’t like to really dine out much, so I thought this would be a good spot for him. I was right!! He loved it. The ambience, appetizer (tiger shrimp), salmon and cocktails were superb! I will be back. Ps: the salmon was cooked to perfection!!

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PD
Detroit
225 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went on a Sunday which may have been a mistake. The salad greens were a bit wilted. However, the salmon entree was super. Salmon was cooked just right and carrots and rice were excellent. The creme brulee was flat - needed some more vanilla or something to pick it up. The decaf coffee press was outstanding. So, kinda mixed - but on balance very good.

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MJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put- amazing food, great drinks, and attentive service. Very nice dinner out!

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ES
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is lovely and the food and wine delicious. Our waiter was attentive and helpful with recommendations. I had previously only been there for lunch and loved it so I wanted to try it for dinner. I had the filet and it was perfect. Sides were excellent and their homemade butter with fresh baked bread amazing.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Fantastic experience! Food. Service. Ambiance. We'll def be back!

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OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastinomenol!

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r
Detroit
73 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

a very pleasant restaurant with interesting food. The wine list is modest but adequate and prices are reasonable. We will definitely return.

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RS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was good, not great; but over priced in my opinion compared to other restaurants.

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AR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great place especially for date night the food and drink are great and despite portions looking small on menu they are very large and appropriate for price point.

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BK
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, great food and wonderful service. Did feel it was a little pricey.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Excellent food!
*Keep your bathroom clean! Nothing to dry hands with in guys and girls was dirty-

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was terrible. I was sad to hear they no longer served sushi, which is weird they still advertise half off sushi Wednesday’s. Either way I decided to go with the ribeye. I understand it is a marbled piece of meat, but I had trouble finding one piece that was edible. It was 100% chewy fat. I took it home to give my dogs. The best thing there was my drink, which was a warm dirty martini... yuck. For these prices I expected a better meal and overall experience.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

No more sushi 😞

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AL
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had no issues & were seated next to the bar. It was a great meal. A dinner for 2 with a great value. No complaints and I will go back soon.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a great experience going there! I love it!

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HE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Really good food. The chairs at our table were really low and deep so awkward to eat in. We were on the enclosed patio and they need more window shades as the parking lot light kind of killed the inside ambience

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E
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

This was one of my worst experiences at a restaurant. I had a reservation for 8:30 did not get seated till after 9:00. Ordered my food and they came back 20 min later saying it wasn't available. Had the chicken and it tasted like KFC and instant mash potatoes (tried ordering the steak). Got the bill and if I had not checked would have been charged an additional 15$ because the waiter typed it in incorrectly. Just bad all around.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was put off by the limited menu and the 50% markup on Valentines day. It would have been nice to be forewarned. Two other couples that were seated near us were also caught off guard and asked the waiter about the menu and the prices. The short rib was ok and wasnt worth the original $30 price, but it was $45 for valentines day... Seriously? The Inner Peace cocktail was really good.

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Biggest complaint was that they overbooked their reservations. Had to wait 40ish minutes after our time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding..

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r
Detroit
74 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every item we had was interesting and very well made. It is not a pretentious place which I find refreshing and the quality is really quite impressive. I will definitely return.

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Valentine's Day dinner was delicious, we enjoyed the short ribs and free range chicken. I was a bit surprised by the increased menu prices due to the holiday. Our waiter was wonderful and the overall atmosphere was inviting. A great evening! The beet appetizer was our favorite!

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D
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Not the usual menu— very limited. Tomahawk steak$125, Fillet$75- lowest was chicken $30. Very disappointing. Shades closed -very dark. ? This used to be a favorite but probably won’t be back. There are a lot of other restaurants to chose from here. Not impressed with paper menus and huge upcharge for holiday!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A hidden gem in Plymouth, MI. The food, service, and cleanliness of this place was great. I was a little disappointed that there were not more dinner selections to choose from. However, the food selections on the menu were very good. Compliments to the chef because the food came out looking just like it was pictured on the menu. A nice touch regarding the menu as it was an iPad, very intuitive and a new experience for me. Overall I gave them a 4 out of 5, again only because of the limited number of dinner entrees. The environment and the quality of food was well worth the money we spent, we’ll definitely frequent this spot!

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London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went there for sushi and none available. Very disappointing as the sushi chef was in an accident.

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu provides a great mix. The calamari and seafood dishes are beautifully presented and just as delicious.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was cooked to order. Medium rare filet came out perfectly cooked. The only thing is that it had a slice in the filet probably to test if it was done. House salad and bread was very good. Hot bread with honey butter. Sea bass was a large piece and thick. Again, the food was very good. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Wine was a different vintage that what was on the list. When it was delivered to the table we brought it to the wait staffs attention. The only thing that kept me from giving five stars is the inside decor on the restaurant. Blue neon lights everywhere. I would go back for the food quality and the great service.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Fairly overpriced for standard American style food.
New owners and the menu isn’t as good now.

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