This little gem was recommended by a student that we stopped in when walking down Main Street in Ann Arbor. It was about a half mile walk on this sub freezing sunny day. The walk was a worthwhile. Our party was three - two adults and a preteen.
This is a small hole in the wall place but was full even at 1:30 on a Saturday. We were seated fairly quickly and presented with a menu that included all the Japanese traditional noodle and hot items as well as a wide assortment of sushi. We started with Miso soup and salad. The soup was unusually good -full of flavor. The salad as well was fresh and tasty. Our appetizers to share included Soft Shell Crab and Tempura. Both were hot and crisp but the crab tasted a little fishy. We also shared some Zaru Soba - cold soba noodles. Outstanding!
We ordered lots of sushi and sashimi which came quickly and was awesome. The sashimi tasted extremely fresh and was served with shiso leaves, a real treat. We also ordered spicy tuna hand rolls. Speaking of rolls, you could have rolled us out of there we at so much. The delicious food was accompanied by hot tea, authentic Japanese green tea.
The service was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. We even had a visit from the restaurant manager to check on us. The restaurant is operated by a Korean family. Parking is on the street if you can find it or in one of the parking structures in the downtown area. Prices were reasonable for sushi this good.
We will return to Totoro on my next trip to Ann Arbor.