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I spend over 20 years of my childhood in Japan and know what "authentic" Japanese food means. This isn't QUITE it, but it's pretty darned close. I didn't have my hopes up very high because I've been to so many American restaurants touting "authentic" Japanese cuisine, only to be met with a platter containing a side of candied carrots ... read more
Quigley Ngan via google.com - Mar 1, 2021
I can echo Radhika R., this place rocks! I started with the tiger shrimp appetizer and a glass of Va
I can echo Radhika R., this place rocks! I started with the tiger shrimp appetizer and a glass of Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc. For my main I had the Thai Curry Ramen that she highly recommended. NOT DISAPPOINTED. Her reviews of Godaiko are spot on. If you have any trouble deciding on food, just try her recommendations. I love this place ... read more
Rick C. via yelp.com - Feb 16, 2021
The food here is fantastic and the service was excellent. Everything I've had from rice bowls, Ramen, Gyoza, Sushi and Bao has been great. The Gyoza today was particularly good. Great Japanese food spot.
Charles Williams via google.com - Feb 3, 2021
Restaurant is still great everything is still to go only but food is still great cant wait till we can dine in .
Maurice Holmes via google.com - Jan 17, 2021
I love all the sushis here, especially the godaiko and shrimp sushi which are my favorite.
Shayan Gholami via google.com - Jan 13, 2021
First time trying but this is easily ...
First time trying but this is easily the best Japanese food we've ever eaten. The sushi was fresh tasting and flavorful. The rice and noodle dishes are enough for 3 people and the pork belly buns are to die for. We will be back to expand our horizons on the menu, I will be recommending to everyone.
Jenna P. via yelp.com - Jan 9, 2021
I'm familiar with Godaiko because ...
I'm familiar with Godaiko because I shop at Tsai Grocery often & they own Tsai (if you use your credit card, Godaiko shows up on your statement). I haven't really been compelled to go, but after fellow Yelper Radhika's stellar review - I figured I'd check it out.

Of course - I was just craving my usual guilty pleasure -- the
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Tiffany H. via yelp.com - Jan 8, 2021
Love the food here! Especially ...
Love the food here! Especially the sushi (Philly rolls). The store next door is great to shop at while waiting for your order to be ready. Very friendly staff and accommodating during COVID.
Alexandra M. via yelp.com - Jan 2, 2021
Good food. Carry out and delivery. Highly recommended for Japanese food especially sushi ... read more
Stephen Adams via google.com - Dec 31, 2020
huge portions of food. each sushi ...
huge portions of food. each sushi order comes with 2 rolls (8 pieces). The pork katsu is enough for 2 ... read more
Sophie S. via yelp.com - Dec 20, 2020
Just had the pleasure of stopping by Godaiko. The staff is so friendly and the cuisine is wonderful. The fried calamari was perfect as were the different sushi rolls we had. They have a great array of local draft beers. Will definitely return. Don’t let being in a shopping center deter your visit. This is authentic. Very clean and in ... read more
Larry Bateson via google.com - Dec 12, 2020
Amazing amazing food. ❤ ... read more
J Torr via google.com - Dec 1, 2020
They got huge variety of selections! I am very happy satisfied with the service.
Jameson Robbins via google.com - Nov 30, 2020
I am updating my review of Godaiko. The price sure has not changed. The price of food has gone up ev
I am updating my review of Godaiko. The price sure has not changed. The price of food has gone up everywhere but $17 for a rainbow roll is a lot of money. however I've got to say it was incredibly good. And their portion size is big. I am a sushi pig, I can eat my weight in sushi! but even I could not eat all the food I ordered. I or ... read more
Ike R. via yelp.com - Nov 18, 2020
Some of the staff treats us like family but when it gets busy, things tend to fall apart resulting in long wait times and missed dishes. Great cocktail menu. Sushi has fresher days than others. Large interior and you can eat in the main dining room, private rooms, sushi bar, and bar (bar). Good record with order accuracy for take ... read more
Justine Madonna via google.com - Nov 11, 2020
Best sushi spot in Ann arbor. Hands down Sticks up.
Michael Schinco via google.com - Nov 11, 2020
We discovered Godaiko during the shutdown and we were very pleased to hear that their dining room was open yesterday. Is very clean and safe and delicious food! We will definitely be back :-) ... read more
Jade Canton via google.com - Oct 10, 2020
Try they tuna tacos.. you'll know ...
Try they tuna tacos.. you'll know you are at the right place ...
Lunch combo are nice as well
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Frenchy F. via yelp.com - Oct 5, 2020
Been coming here for many many ...
Been coming here for many many years...birthdays, holidays, and simple days.  

My family even came for a private meal after a funeral (with private room accommodations).  

The food, rates and especially the service has been good, all good.  I travel the world, but I live locally--so they are my hood, or my "neighborhood
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Joel Y. via yelp.com - Sep 21, 2020
Right now you get double orders on all their sushi rolls and they are the biggest portions I've seen.
Javin Grisham via google.com - Sep 21, 2020
The fried rice and love portion ...
The fried rice and love portion roll are amazing, especially since sushi is but one get one free.  The spicy tuna roll and spicy salmon are fresh and simple too.   The other rolls are so-so especially naked tuna and anything with bt he really gross spicy Mayo they use.
Ryan Z. via yelp.com - Sep 20, 2020
Food was delicious, filling, cheap (for the amazing quality) and was served beautifully with plenty on the plate. Staff was friendly and the place was beautiful and welcoming. 100% would recommend. Absolutely amazing. Bonus points for the chocolates after!
Red Demon via google.com - Sep 18, 2020
Rating is based on the ramen. Cannot comment about the other food. Service was very good, but ramen was average. Noodles were a little starchy. Good portion of meat and other ingredients.
Kristopher Thor via google.com - Sep 13, 2020
Went on an awesome lunch date here, good company, and good food.
Jay Butler via google.com - Sep 6, 2020
Food was excellent and nicely presented.
Jim B via google.com - Sep 4, 2020
A longtime favorite, this is a family-owned and operated restaurant. Even the kids may be involved in the service evenings. Always personal service and excellent food, thanks to Coronavirus and a limited number of diners, the service is yet another level up. A great time to check out godaiko ... read more
John wehr via google.com - Sep 2, 2020
Decent portion sizes and beautiful ...
Decent portion sizes and beautiful restaurant ambiance, but it smelled really off where we were sitting, there were tons of flies everywhere, my avocado roll was almost completely brown (dark brown, not like when you leave it sitting too long), the ginger was completely dried out, the rice tasted off, and the prices were outrageous - ... read more
Ina H. via yelp.com - Aug 31, 2020
Amazing locally owned and operated sushi place. Customer service is top notch and the food is authentically Japanese. Large portions if you get the rice based dishes instead of sushi. Highly recommend for everything from business meetings to tennis team dinners.
Rowen Plagen via google.com - Aug 28, 2020
Great lunch menu and large portions! Everything was great (including the prices) and service was good.
Hannah via google.com - Aug 25, 2020
Absolutely fabulous food! Very fresh and so delicious! Cocktails were fabulous also. Can't wait to go there again!
rhonda rudolph via google.com - Aug 20, 2020
We ordered take out for our 14th Anniversary..omg first time we had it too, soooo delicious..even though my veggies where very over cooked..the lobster n shrimp spot on...
Jeana Niedzielski via google.com - Aug 11, 2020
The godaiko roll is the best sushi I’ve ever had in my entire life ... read more
Luke Wild via google.com - Aug 6, 2020
Sushi is top notch! So fresh & delicious! The drinks were really good too! Will definitely be back!
Lisa Kamrad via google.com - Jul 31, 2020
Great food and sushi ... read more
Luke Wild via google.com - Jul 27, 2020
I thought this place did a very good job at serving us and managing the store. It was clean and well maintained. The food was good enough, but sub par for the overall price that we had to pay for it. We were also left waiting for quite some time for a reasonably small order. In the local area there are other, better options for bang- ... read more
Jack Bell via google.com - Jul 27, 2020
My mom and I came here for the second time and it was just as amazing as the first. The food was so delicious and the staff were really nice and helpful. They talked with us and were friendly despite us social distancing! It was a great experience, especially for dining in COVID times.
Elizabeth Joffe via google.com - Jul 12, 2020
We returned to celebrate by baby's graduation! The entire staff here is amazing, and Meow took great
We returned to celebrate by baby's graduation! The entire staff here is amazing, and Meow took great care of us, as usual. We started with our favorite appetizer of ahi tuna. This dish is superb, and showcases the freshest ahi with sweet seaweed and ponzu sauce. We followed this with the salted chamame, Pacific Salmon, shrimp spring ... read more
Radhika R. via yelp.com - Jul 4, 2020
For anyone hoping to try a few new rolls during the Taste of Ann Arbor: the 2 for 1 roll offer means you get two of the exact same rolls. There’s no option to mix/match for rolls of an equal or lesser value. I wish this was more clearly stated online or over the phone while placing the order. The person taking my order did not confir ... read more
Malaysia Wray via google.com - May 30, 2020
I like this place, but tired of grumpiness at the cash register when doing takeout. I'll probably go somewhere else next time.
Julie D via google.com - May 21, 2020
Clean ... read more
Roderick Williams via google.com - Mar 7, 2020
Amazing food, owned by people who care and have a superb work ethic!!!
Robin Rule via google.com - Feb 24, 2020
Great lunch specials, and all day happy hour. Food was good.
Jake via google.com - Feb 18, 2020
Great sushi selection and fun environment.
Michael B. via google.com - Feb 18, 2020
I love the lunch special.
Thomas Ownns via google.com - Feb 17, 2020
Best Ramen, California rolls and appetizers!!! Love this spot.
Rogelia Sweeney via google.com - Feb 9, 2020
Excellent service and great staff. I came back to this place a second time. The nigiri sushi, chicken sliders, and tea are very good. I didn’t enjoy the spider roll or the yakisoba as much as I did the first time. But I will say the shrimp lobster version of yakisoba is tastier. I really wanted to love this place because of the staff ... read more
Arianna via google.com - Feb 3, 2020
My only complaint about my visit ...
My only complaint about my visit was how confusing the restaurant week menu was. They used the word "or" so I thought I had to choose but the waitress said we didn't get a choice, we got ALL of the food listed on the menu. Say what?!  For $18 total for two people's lunch ($9 pp)....

We each started with a giant bowl of chicken
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Susan M. via yelp.com - Jan 26, 2020
Wonderful options and great noodles.
Sevin Dennis via google.com - Jan 21, 2020
I'd try it again but eating there instead of carry-out.
Deb Bohn via google.com - Jan 19, 2020
Premium authentic food.
Stephen Maples via google.com - Jan 11, 2020
The spot is awesome and broad, the meals was delightful and the rates were very fair. fast, effective service and very friendly staff members. I highly recommend this place.
uyiuo ghgkjl via google.com - Jan 8, 2020
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