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Sushi YA

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff


Pepper Tuna
Sliced seared tuna with coarse black pepper
Crab Lagoon
Deep fried jalapeno with crab, cream cheese
Hawaiian Pokki
Scattered tuna salad, mixed with cucumber and house special spicy sauce
Salmon Ceviche
Salmon, onion, jalapeno, tomato, cilantro in cocktail glass
Shitake Mushroom Salad
Wild mushrooms and asparagus with ponzu sauce
La Luna
Fried mushrooms with spicy tuna filling
Hot Button
Sliced red snapper with ponzu and hot sauce
Agedashi Tofu
4 pcs | lightly fried tofu with special dipping sauce
Chicken Yakitori
2 pcs| skewered chicken with vegetables
Chicken Karaage
Japanese-style chicken nuggets
Green soybeans
Fried Soft Shell Crab
6 pcs | fried pot stickers
Hamachi Kama
Yellow tail collar
2 pcs | shrimp and 4 pcs | vegetables
Vegetable Tempura
Shrimp Tempura (4 Pcs)
Pickled cucumber with tako, ebi, or kani
Combo Sashimi (6 Pcs)
Any kind of fish you want, up to 3 kinds of fish
Tuna Sashimi (6 Pcs)
Salmon Sashimi (6 Pcs)
Albacore Tataki (6 Pcs)
Seared white tuna with ponzu dressing
Hamachi Sashimi (6 Pcs)
Climax Roll
Deep fried fish roll with tai, scallop, wasabi sauce and macadamia nuts on top
Finding Nemo Roll
Baked lobster with avocado on top of crab roll
Double Hamachi Roll
Hamachi inside and out with scallion
Kirin Roll
Fried soft shell crab with unagi on top
Cherry Blossom Roll
Salmon and avocado roll topped with tuna
Double Salmon Roll
Salmon inside and out with scallion
Crazy Flower Roll
Tuna, salmon, hamachi, avocado and fish roe
Yummy Yummy Roll
Shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber, cream cheese and macadamia nuts on top
Aloha Roll
Seared albacore and jalapeno on top of spicy tuna roll
Spicy Cute-Spider Roll
Fried soft shell crab and special sauce wrapped in cucumber
Pokki Roll
Spicy tuna roll topped with seasoned seaweed salad
Hawaiian Roll
Spicy tuna roll topped with tuna
Skydiver Roll
Shrimp tempura topped with spicy crab
Green Dragon Roll
Shrimp tempura and crab topped with layers of avocado
A's Roll
Deep fried roll with cream cheese, spicy tuna, and jalapeno filling
Caterpillar Roll
Unagi and cucumber roll with layers of avocado
Red Dragon Roll
Shrimp tempura and crab topped with spicy tuna
Super California Roll
Cali roll topped with fresh water eel
West Coast Roll
Salmon on top of crab and avocado roll
Spider Roll
Fried soft shell crab, avocado, cucumber and fish roe
Avocado-Cucumber Roll
Avocado Roll
Kappa Maki
Oshinko Maki
Shitake Maki
Wakame Roll
As Yum as Roll
Deep fried asparagus and yam roll
Yucatan Roll
Jalapeno, scallion, tomato, cilantro, and avocado
Sweet Potato Roll
Sweet potato‏ tempura
Vegetable Tempura Roll
Alaska Roll
Salmon and avocado
Hamachi and scallion
Philadelphia Roll
Salmon, avocado and cream cheese
Spicy Tuna
Crunch Spicy Tuna
Spicy tuna roll topped with tempura crunch
California Roll
Crunch California Roll
California roll topped with tempura crunch
Mexican Roll
Spicy crab, cucumber, avocado and fish roe
New York Roll
Shrimp, cucumber‏ and avocado
Rock'n' Roll
Eel, avocado and fish roe
Albacore (White Tuna)
Ebi (Shrimp)
Hamachi (Yellow Tail)
Hokkigai (Surf Clam)
Hotate (Scallop)
Inari (Sweet Tofu Skin)
Ika (Squid)
Ikura (Salmon Roe)
Kani (Crab)
Maguro (Tuna)
Served with soup and salad
Combo Sashimi (12 Pcs)
Tuna Sashimi (12 Pcs)
Salmon Sashimi (12 Pcs)
Albacore Tataki (12 Pcs)
Seared white tuna with ponzu dressing
Hamachi Sashimi (12 Pcs)
Sashimi Deluxe
18 pcs chef's choice sashimi
Sushi Combo
6 pcs chef's choice nigiri sushi and cali-roll
Nigiri Combo
10 pcs chef's choice nigiri sushi
Sushi and Sashimi Combo
Chef's choice 6 pcs nigiri and 6 pcs sashimi
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

I was introduced to Sushi Ya years ago by a good friend and have returned many times. The spicy tuna hand roll is excellent with a crisp wrap. Spider Roll is also a favorite along with the edamame and sashimi sampler. I have never been...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Favorite sushi place. I love how they give you both soup and salad-that's a plus for me! I marked it down one just because there are always little nets I have to swat away while I'm eating which gets very annoying. Overall, I have brought...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Andi S
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Good location in down town EL, parking is hassle. Sushi is good with a reasonable price compared to others. Clean and friendly staff

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank mabouzied
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The staff is rude and the fish looks like it's been sitting in the case for a few days. I will never eat here again

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Jennie B
Reviewed 14 February 2016

I really like this place. Good sushi and inventive dishes. The servers are friendly and well trained. I have visited with family about 4 times over the past couple of years and have never had a bad experience.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank DeelightfulTraveler
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Conveniently located on Grand River, hence perfect for MSU folks, but the food is average. Try Maru (or even Sansu) for better sushi.

Date of visit: March 2015
1  Thank mvtmjsun
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Was looking for a sushi place for lunch and I'm not sure that I'll look any further. The service was great, food was delivered quickly and it was outstanding. Ordinarily, sushi places give you a decent amount but there was so much that I have...More

Date of visit: September 2015
1  Thank snkerner
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Excellent sushi, served very quickly and at reasonable prices. I have not had a single specialty roll I didn't like, but if you want the best menu item, just get some simple salmon sushi. I also like that they have a few specialty rolls on...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Ryan E
Reviewed 17 November 2014

This great sushi restaurant is in the heart of Michigan State's campus. Went here with my college son and husband. We had 4 rolls between us and they were all delicious. Exceptionally great amount of unique roll choices, including seasonal rolls with autumn themes. Order...More

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank Tami W
Reviewed 24 August 2014

it is extremely nice . I often study in bubble island, then have food in Sushi YA. For me , the price is a little bit high. Good service, and good food. I have good experience there. I already left east lansing. I miss there...More

Date of visit: September 2013
Thank keli z
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