201 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI | Directions 4822042.460569 -83.136308
I'm a regular customer – Excellent food and friendly service, all at the best prices around, especially the 2 for 1 nigiri selections. Also, the location is right off of Woodward on 9 mile in the most cosmopolitan area of Ferndale. Atmosphere is spot-on, with just-the-right volume (a nice selection of 80's music) so you can still have an easy conversation with a friend. I dine there at least three times per week and always feel right at home.
Best Sushi in Ferndale – I have to admit I, wasnt to thrilled about eating in this dinky little sushi restaurant until I walked in and heard the upbeat music, saw all the great art on the walls and saw that it was much bigger than I imagined. It was my girlfriends idea to eat here and Im glad we did. The waitress suggested some awsome drinks and I tried Sake for the first time. I thought the sushi was the freashest Ive had ,and if you're looking for a special treat, try the Dr. Love roll. Im still thinking about the yummy taist of Tempura shrimp mixed with avacado and succulant eel placed on top. Ill definetly go back and bring new friends .
Best Sushi in town for the last 5 years – I like spicy sushi and no one touches this place. Staff is friendly, and service is great. Everything is fresh & tasty. The Sweet Jesus, Dynamite California Roll, and Volcano Roll are to die for. Wish I was in ferndale more.
Once was Good, Now Absolutely Disgusting . – I was bombarded by fruit flies while I waited for my fishy (smelled like garbage) sushi. When I poured out the soy sauce, there were DEAD FLIES in the sauce. All the flies started to land on my food, it was disgusting. Wait staff doesn't care, crappy service and rude. It's unfortunate because this place used to be really good, but now avoid at all costs. I'll never go there again and I'll tell everyone to avoid. Thankfully there are much better sushi places in town now.
No more Nami for me – I've been a patron of Nami for years, and I've put up with the typically spotty service and rude owner for the quality of the sushi that eventually arrived at my table at a reasonable price. I have to say, no more. Our last visit featured obviously overburdened watistaff (two servers for all indoor and outdoor tables in a full restaurant), chefs and servers shouting at each other about orders, and a cloud of fruit flies hovering over the tables. Finally, the quality of the sushi on my last few visits has fallen to the point where I'll gladly go elsewhere and pay a little more for better quality, service, and ambiance. This change in quality may be attributable to the new guys behind the sushi counter, but the high turnover rate of staff in general is a sign that something's not right here.
If you want to save a few bucks on mediocre sushi with poor service, stop in at Nami.
Sadly, I'm done with what used to be a local diamond in the rough.
standard, fair sushi; obnoxiously bad service – The sushi was okay. It was reasonably fresh and tasted reasonably good. There were a few more bells and whistles than I like to have in sushi (no cream cheese, thank you very much). But the service was really obnoxious. At first I didn't understand how the menu was organized and when I asked, the young woman was pretty patronizing. Turns out that the menu is in two sections - rolls that aren't inside out, and rolls that are. Once I saw that, I got it, but the server was incredibly patronizing while she explained what a sushi roll is. Sorry, dear. I've probably been eating sushi since before you were born. Your little restaurant in Ferndale, MI is not the place to be condescending to an Asian American ordering sushi. Moreover, she didn't take our food order until our drinks were half finished (about 20 minutes), and then the food didn't come out for another 40. The restaurant was empty. Luckily, we were drunk from drinking our martinis on empty stomachs so we just laughed it off. I'd go back because the sushi was pretty good, the prices were pretty good, the drinks were pretty good, and maybe little Ms. Muffin has moved on in her career.
Meh – Honestly, this place is fair. The sushi is alright, but nothing special. Some of the rolls had an off taste and were not very appetizing. The wait is long and service has been poor the two times i've been there.
If you want sushi in that area, try noble or cafe sushi...
Fantastic suhi and creative cocktails – Nami is my favorite place to dine. The owner has a new business partner who really seens to be helping out in the service/server area. The rolls are good sized and very reasonably priced. The beer and drink selections are vast. The wine selections are nice and they totally compliment the food. The atmosphere is high energy and fun. They were just given an award by Ambassaor magazine for the "Best Sushi in metro Detroit". It is DEFINITELY worth checking out. You won't be dissappointed.
ehh, wasn't that good – i have friends who absolutely love this place, so i decided to give it a try a month ago. needless to say, i was disappointed. rolls are small, pricey, wait staff is moody. rice tasted old, was hard. my friends really like the rolls with cream cheese here, but i prefer the stuff with fish and vegetables, not the fried, cheesy stuff. if you are like me and actually eat sushi for the fish, then go elsewhere. in the area, i prefer cafe sushi or noble fish. the dining experience at cafe sushi is much more elegant, and the prices are similar (and maybe a little more expensive) to nami. noble fish is less expensive and so much tastier. the dining experience isn't so hot there, it's a very small seating area, but at least the staff is friendly, the fish is fresh, and the servings are generous.
Absolutely grody to the MAX – Yuck. I just had my first worst sushi experience of my life and I am grossed out beyond belief. I used to love this place, it was good at one time. First off the service is slow. Secondly 3 teens were in charge of making the sushi, there was no love in the presentation or the flavor. I used to love the Marlon Brando... it is sooo barfy now, they are obviously using the same pesto that they use @ Maria's. It tasted like fish with pizza sauce, if I were blindfolded and took a bite I would swear it was little cesars deep dish pizza....but it grossed me out even more because it was sushi. Also all of the food tasted like the refridgerator! The volcano is supposed to be warm and crunchy on top, instead it was cold sloppy wet and again had major fridge taste. Goodbye forever Nami.....
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