5-on-5 is our highly-subjective series of lists released on the 5th day of every month. Our goal is to have fun sharing some of our favorites in various categories. From fish to French fries, pizza to pasties, follow our foodie lists for monthly recommendations across Michigan.
Although Michigan is known for hearty, belly-busting dishes like pasties and Detroit-style pizza, poke restaurants are popping up left and right, especially in metro Detroit. What exactly is poke? It’s a raw fish salad originating in Hawaii. If you love sushi, you need to get poke in your life, STAT!
Yuzu Sushi Co. (Royal Oak)
Blink and you might miss it! Yuzu Sushi is a tiny spot for big sushi burritos, sushi bowls, and poke bowls. What they lack in size, they make up in delicious punch-you-in-the-face flavors.
Kaku Sushi & Poke (Multiple Locations)
Build your own poke bowl with proteins like ahi tuna, salmon, and tofu, then add a variety of toppings and sauces at Kaku Sushi & Poke. If you didn’t get enough raw fish, rolls and nigiri are available as well. Multiple locations make it easy to get your fish fix.
Sushi Coup (Rochester Hills)
What would you pair with your tuna, spicy salmon, or tofu poke bowl? Chicken wings, of course! Sushi Coup in Rochester Hills combines this odd couple with delicious results.
Edo Ramen House (Royal Oak)
Not only can you enjoy some of our favorite ramen in the Detroit area, Edo Ramen House serves poke bowls with Japanese pickles, seaweed salad, sauce, and salmon or tuna. We keep talking about this place because they keep coming up with ways to yum us over!
Poke Poke (Multiple Locations)
If you can’t find something you love at Poke Poke, we’re not sure what to tell you. Crab connoisseurs will fall for the Spider Bowl, and everyone should slather their bowl in the house sauce.