Sushi is on the menu in the Capital region with the addition of Maru Sushi & Grill in Okemos. The new restaurant opened about four months ago, around the same time that another new sushi spot, Sushi Moto, opened in Delta Township.
The 2,100 square foot Maru Sushi & Grill in Okemos is owned by Robert M. Song, who graduated from Michigan State University (MSU) in 1994 and ran Japanese steakhouses in the tri-city area near Saginaw before moving back to East Lansing. His wife is an interior designer and helped Song start his business.
“I thought my time came to start something on my own so I came back to East Lansing,” Song says. “We started this concept here and my wife designed the space.”
Maru’s been opened for about four months. Song says business is going well.
“We put a lot of time into our food,” Song says. “We pay attention to detail in the selection of ingredients.”
Song just received his liquor license, which he says his customers have “eagerly been awaiting.”
Song and his wife completely renovated the former bank that is now Maru Sushi & Grill.
“I wanted to be loud in our food, but not in our outward appearance, so I found a very nice location,” he says of his 5100 Marsh Rd. location.
Source: Robert M. Song, Maru Sushi & Grill
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The Soy Joy roll at Maru Sushi & Grill
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