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Sushi Maki opens at the Downtown Market

Crazy Sushi with an artful soy Panda

By John Rothwell, Collegiate Staff

When it comes to sushi etiquette the question is whether to use fingers or chop- sticks.

“Lots of people in the Kingdom keep their culture of ancestors,” said General Manager and Sushi Chef Echo Adikaputra of Sushi Maki, who immigrated from Japan 11 years ago.

Don’t worry about your preference – chopsticks or fingers – just remember to bring your Raider Card as they are offering a 10 percent discount to all students.

As one of the newer additions to the Downtown Market located at 435 Ionia Ave. SW, Sushi Maki serves a fresh, limited menu of sushi, maki rolls, sashimi and seaweed salad. All are hand rolled and made on-site and when available, even local ingredients are used. An affiliate of Fuji Yama Asian Bistro, Sushi Maki has been open for almost two months and is doing well at the market.

“We have been getting a lot of traffic,” Adikaputra said. “Business has been very

Don’t see something you like on the menu? Tell your chef what you like and they will make you something special.

When this Collegiate reporter stopped in with his wife, Adikaptura created a special meal for us to try. The “Crazy Sushi”, ($11) a combination of tuna offerings in the form of heart-shaped sushi and a soy drizzle shaped like a Panda Bear along with a non-menu item he called the “Sushi Martini” ($13). Sushi is certainly an art; Chef Johnny can make it beautiful as well as delicious.

Classic rolls, sushi and sashimi range in price between $3-6 with special rolls aver- aging $11. Catering is also available for parties and meetings.

Hours at the market are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays and the phone number is: 616-288-6132.

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