IMG_1653Several times a year I find myself in the Detroit Metro area visiting family and friends, and while a lot has changed over the years in this city, one thing remains constant and it’s the one place I insist on eating while in Detroit – Shiro Restaurant and Sushi Bar.

Shiro in Japanese means Castle or White and it’s a fitting name for the historic Rogers Mansion that now houses this restaurant. The service here is always top notch, the waiters and waitresses never miss a beat, even during their peak dining periods.

The food is without question some of the finest Japanese food that I have come across in the Detroit Metro area. It would take much too long to describe in detail everything I’ve had on the menu over the years, so here are a few of my favorites.

The wasabi shumai are one of those rare delicacies. In all of dining experiences nothing has ever come close to these soft, perfect cooked, spicy wasabi wrappers (they will clear your nasal passages) filled with minced pork and vegetables. Served alongside a smear of wasabi mayonnaise and an onion and pepper relish, these are worth the trip alone.

The have a wonderful range of unique and flavorful vegetarian sushi including their AACC Roll (avocado, asparagus, cucumber topped and a crunchy spiced batter.) One of my favorite rolls is their Fresh Fashion Roll (roasted red pepper, pickled cucumber, pickled ginger and shredded radish all wrapped up with a cucumber.

Their Hibachi grills are only served at lunch, which is a shame as they are truly one of the best parts of their vast Japanese menu.

One word of warning, they get very busy, so do yourself a favor and call for a reservation, even if it’s just for two people. You don’t want to miss your chance at getting in. It’s simply that good.
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Accepts Reservations: Yes via telephone 248-348-1212

Food: 5.0 Paws
Service: 5.0 Paws

Overall Rating… 5.0 Paws

Rating 5 Paw

With love from my dog bowl to yours….Happy eating.