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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-08-08

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Masashi For Sushi

Also try the Washuggu kobe-style beef available
only at this _premier Japanese restaurant.

Shabu Shabu, thinly-sliced prime sir-
loin and vegetables served with ponzu
and a sesame seed dipping sauce ... or
the Kamo Nabe, thinly-sliced duck
and vegetables.
Those in the mood for seafood can't
go wrong with the Kaisen Tempura, a
regularly served entree assortment of
seafood with tempura sauce ... or the
sushi bento of sushi, sashimi, shrimp,
tempura in a Musashi bento box
served with soba noodles.
Among the biggest sellers is Koji's
Sashimi Salad, fresh vegetables topped
with assorted sashimi and accompa-
nied by a special Musashi dressing.
Musashi is a beautiful restaurant ...
and one of the few that I know of that
has authentic painted rice paper doors
within its good-looking interior.
That people come because of its tra-
ditional offerings and the knowledge
of its extreme cleanliness in both the
kitchen and restaurant areas are highly
popular factors.
A Japanese restaurant that couples
this with good food and service ...
along with extensive and comprehen-
sive menus gives much credence to its
reputable existence.
Musashi enjoys such a reputation.
THE TWO BIGGIE events held
annually by the Partners of Karmanos
Cancer Institute, in memory of
Geraldine Rissman, events founder in
1994 following the loss of her sister,
Suzanne Korman Morton, have
become eagerly-awaited happenings.
In 10 years, the Partners young pro-
fessionals have already raised almost
$3 million dollars.
Its Partners Golf Classic is Monday,
Sept. 8, at Detroit Golf Club ... $395
per golfer includes open bar, 18 holes
of golf, cart, golf gifts, hole-in-one
prizes, games of chance, buffet lunch
and dinner.

sushi have been served.
lthough currently
Its chefs are all Japan-
celebrating its 18th
trained to make whatever is
birthday ... and
desired ... Two of the nine
rated among
chefs have been at Musashi
Michigan's best Japanese
since it opened.
restaurants ... it is many times
Cleanliness is always of
forgotten by some who search
high note in the good and
for good dining spots to meet
bad of a restaurant ... And
their ethnic culinary needs.
DANNY
especially in a Japanese
Musashi in the 2000 Town
RASKIN
restaurant, where much of
Center Building on Civic
Local Columnist the food is raw fish, is this of
Center Drive, west of
so very much importance.
Evergreen in Southfield, may
There are five different sauces at
be tucked away discreetly, but it is
common to see other chefs and restau- Musashi ... including a clear soy sauce
... But you must try the blue-fin tuna
rateurs there ... always a testament to a
without any sauce ... so delicate and a
restaurant's appeal.
true taste delight ... Koji has gone
It is owned and operated by Koji
through about 95,000 pounds of tuna
Watanabe, whose flawlessly run restau-
in the 18 years ... Also, around 57,000
rant reveals a dedication that extends
pounds of Norwegian salmon.
to giving an exceptional degree of per-
Some may consider the prices at
sonal attention to his customers ...
Musashi as being slightly higher than
offering them whatever they like with-
at most Japanese restaurants ... but
in the confines of Japanese cuisine.
He is an excellent talker and listener ... they are actually quite reasonable con-
the right man to come to whether you're sidering the size of orders and excel-
lent quality served ... Good quality, by
a first-timer in need of suggestions or an
the way, is also very important in a
old-timer seeking the unusual.
reputable Japanese restaurant ... Those
Before Musashi opened on July 15,
who cut quality in food should not be
1985, it had been the V.I.P. Palace in
in the restaurant business.
what was then the Prudential Town
Regardless of being in an office
Center ... When it was learned that
building, it is still a seven-day-a-week
Koji was coming, his reputation had
restaurant ... Monday-Saturday, 11:30-
already proceeded him ... Manager of
1:45 lunch; Monday-Friday. 4:45-10
eight Kyoto restaurants ... six in the
dinner; Saturday dinner, 5-10; Sunday
United States and two in Canada ...
dinner, 5-9.
and prior to that, having gained much
If you take pleasure in tableside
note while heading the fine Ichiban
dining, you might want to try the
Japanese restaurant in Atlanta.
Musashi seats around 142 in four
rooms ... including a 10-seat Sushi
counter and three four-top standing
tables and a six-top standing table.
Koji's wife, Kyoko, is his general
manager and a much-requested server.
Two sons are also on hand ... Taka is a
server ... and Taiki delivers larger orders.
A recent acquisition by Koji has
made Musashi the only Japanese
restaurant in the area with genuine
Washuggu (Washu-gyu) beef ... It is a
Kobe-style beef that is crossbred with
American Black Angus to produce a
extra-fine taste without the paying of
ridiculously high prices.
In the 18 years that Musashi has been
open, it is estimated that over two mil-
lion people have passed through its door
... More than one-half million pieces of
Musashi Koji Watanabe gives his customers an exceptional degree of personal attention.

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