GR’s four must-try sushi spots

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An array of sushi offerings from Jaku. Photo by Sadie Rose.

Great tasting sushi is never too far away in Grand Rapids. Here are four top spots to visit – from downtown to Knapp’s Corner. If it’s sushi you’re after, you have options!

Ato Sushi – Downtown
Nestled in the heart of downtown at 180 Monroe Ave. NW, Ato is perfect for dining in or takeout. With a fusion of Japanese and Korean cuisine, Ato promises a flavor adventure. Don’t miss the Sexy Roll: seared crab stick, shrimp tempura, tamago, avocado, and cream cheese, all crowned with spicy mayo. Not a meat eater? No worries, Ato has a wide selection of vegetarian rolls. Love eating meat? Try their Bulgogi: thinly sliced beef in Korean BBQ sauce!

Ju Sushi & Lounge – Kentwood
When it comes to finding that enchanting spot for a memorable date night or a fun night out, Ju Sushi steals the show with its breathtaking ambiance and well-stocked full bar. Located in Kentwood at 1144 E Paris Ave SE, Ju’s will sweep your date, friend (or self) off their feet with fresh and refined selection of nigiri and sashimi. If sashimi is not your thing, Ju’s speciality rolls will leave you beyond satisfied. One standout is the baked “Volcano 2” roll, featuring a harmonious blend of shrimp tempura, spicy crab salad, spicy salmon, and a house-made volcano sauce that adds a dash of excitement to each bite. 

Jaku Sushi – Knapp’s Corner
Hold onto your chopsticks, because Jaku’s sushi game is strong! From the classic elegance of nigiri to their mind-blowing fusion creations, their menu is full of flavor that will surely leave you satisfied. Try their sushi burritos, a large handheld roll packed with flavor. Indecisive? Get a taste of everything with their delicious bento boxes. Or pick from their large selection of rolls, plated with the utmost elegance. Whatever you choose, this trendy spot won’t disappoint! Jaku is located at 2289 E Beltline Ave., NE, Suite B (north end of Celebration Village).

Maru Sushi – East Hills
Maru, located at 927 Cherry St., SE, has a great atmosphere and service! As for presentation and taste, it’s overall the best sushi spot for any occasion. The tea, sake and mouth-watering sushi rolls look as good as they taste!

One standout on the menu is the “Papa Crema” roll, which takes Philadelphia rolls to the next level by adding deep fried sweet potato topped with eel sauce into the mix.

Vegetarian? Maru’ s got you covered with their “Boogie Veggie” roll, containing fresh veggies and tempura sweet potato. 

On a budget? Make sure to stop by for happy hour! From 3 – 5 p.m. weekdays to save money on drinks and apps and 15% off signature rolls. 

 

 

 

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