Ajishin is one of the most authentic Japanese restaurant that I have visited. Great number of Japanese restaurants are owned by Korean people. However Ajishin is owned by Japanese restaurant, which makes the restaurant more authentic.
Unlike many other Japanese restaurant that I have been, Ajishin has thick slices of fish meat rather than thin slices with a big lump of rice in the bottom.
The most famous dish is a cold udon (thick Japanese style noodles) called Himuro(top left picture). It is a cold udon noodles with some fried shrimps, different kinds of vegetables and octopus sashimi, fresh salmon sashimi and some other fish sashimi with oriental flavored dressing on top. I could say it is a Japanese version of pasta salad, or udon salad!
The restaurant is very small, yet many people go there to eat. It is steady throughout the week, but it is extremely busy on weekends. Ajishin is open for dinner at 5 P.M. and people already line up by the door before the door is open. They take call aheads, but do not take any reservation.
Ajishin is located at 42270 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48375