Novi Bar & Restaurant Recommendations

Ajishin
42270 Grand River Ave.
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 380-9850

Ajishin is one of Novi's hottest Asian restaurants. With some of the best sushi you'll find in town and some crazy good tempura dishes, it's easy to see why the town flocks to this restaurant. While they have some highly specialized sushi rolls, crowd favorites here remain the Cali and Philly rolls, although they have an amazing spicy tuna roll. They also specialize in authentic Japanese dishes, so be sure to try hot Udon plates, especially the fushimi tofu.

Indo Fusion
44175 W 12 Mile Rd.
Novi, MI 48377
(248) 255-4200

This place takes the idea of a "fusion restaurant" to the extreme. With Indian, Asian and even Portuguese dishes, this place is great for any appetites. For Indian dishes, their slight spicy Tikka Masala is sure to please, while their Tandori Chicken is perfect for lovers of all things spicy. While not as popular, their Portuguese dishes are just as good. The Sorpotel, a pork curry dish is wonderful thanks to its parboiled pork and the Goan spices used to cook it. The ambiance is great too. Full of bright colors, a beautiful brick interior and all sorts of paintings, this restaurant is gorgeous.

Lakeshore Grille
27550 Novi Rd.
Novi, MI 48377
(248) 344-6986

For a great American style meal, the Lakeshore Grille is one of Novi's best restaurants. Whether you're in the mood for seafood, a huge meat entree or some rich sweets, this place has it all. Some of the crowd favorites here are their fish and chips dinner, their pretzel bun hamburgers and of course, the amazing double chocolate brownies. Lakeshore is also great on lighter options, so be sure to order up the Maurice Salad with stripped ham and chicken if you find yourself on this side of the aisle.

Toasted Oak Grill & Market
27790 Novi Rd.
Novi, MI 48377
(248) 277-6000

Much like Indo Fusion, Toasted Oak offers a little of everything. From mouthwatering Latin dishes to exquisite Italian dishes and even some great Polish fare, this restaurant works for any hankering. For a taste of local flavors, be sure to try their Faygo Root Beer short ribs. But if you're looking for some ethnic food, the fire kielbasa and potato app is to die for. And don't forget the pizzas! With a marvelous BBQ chicken pizza and a gorgeous magherita pizza, even the kids will love the Toasted Oak.

Ascension Brewing Company
42000 Grand River Ave.
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 308-2093

With local sourced food and beers, this place offers some of the freshest food and drinks in Novi. While it's a brewpub at heart, you'll find all sorts of delectable entrees when the season's right. For the fall, the brisket and sweet potato shepard's pie is to die for, while their beef or chicken tacos are a year-round staple. For the drinks, however, it's totally upscale here. Local IPAs rule the beer list, so be sure to try their Novi IPA. Or, if you'd like to try it all, be sure to order up a flight.

Novi Coney Island
25875 Novi Rd.
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 380-3400

With all these upscale diners, brewpubs and fusion restaurants, one would think Novi is short on homestyle dishes. However, with Novi Coney Island, you can find a great unassuming meal at a good price. This place has one of the best chicken Greek salads around, thanks to their perfectly seasoned and grilled chicken. But in al honesty, breakfast is the main attraction here. With a huge farmer's omelet and super doughy pancakes, Novi Coney Island is perfect for the morning.