So it has been a little over a month since I moved here and here my impressions.
Chinese food: The best place so far has been the T.K. Wu's on Liberty next to the DawnTreader book shop. The food is down home, and well prepared and very tasty. Shop is a little too small though. I went to the Paradise on Eisenhower just because it was close to where I was staying. Not horrible stuff designed for the gueilao but nothing to write home about. I went to a cantonese place on Carpenter just north of Packard that was pretty good. Not much energy there though.
Japanese Food: My friend took me to sushi.come. Good sushi but that is about it. I like it a lot. Cherry Blossom was very good, service was a little dodgy. Seoul Garden was very good but I consider it more of a Korean place, although they do have sushi and sashimi and usual stuff. Godaiko was very god but a touch pricey. I went for lunch and came away happy but broke.
Korean: Arirang is a family place that I liked. Very casual and good. Usual in that they try to do everything, usually the people who do the korean BBQ don't bother with the noodles but they have everything.
The Broken Egg: Great breakfast place. Real diner experience and the omelettes are awesome.
Arbor Brewing Co. Great beers, good pub like atmosphere. Food sucked.
Real Seafood Company: Incredible oyster stew. heart attack in a bowl but oh so tasty. Way too overpriced.
Rush Street: Excellent food, great fun atmosphere. Paid about the same for Rush Street as I did for the Real Seafood Company but felt like I got a better experience.
BD's Mongolian BBQ: Packed place but the food was a little above mediocre. Schtick was fun but nothing new. Just a solid concept done a more energetic way. I like Mongolian BBQ so I liked it.
Mediterrano: A caveat, I went with my boss and bunch of co-workers for a working lunch so my impressions may be skewed. In general I liked it. I had a good burger and the others had the generic fares, didn't really stretch the kitchen's imagination.
Sabor Latino: A little hole in the wall next to the Heidelberg on Main. Decent latin American food, half the menu is mexican the other half is a conglomeration of south american food. Its hard to do so many things well.
Pilar's Cafe: On State. A Salvadorean place. great tamales, pretty good facsimile of pupusas. Mind you, I am thankful to have any place in AA that knows what a pupusa is. They also do Horchata, which is really time and labor intensive.
Zingerman's Roadhouse: Had the fried chicken, it was OK, not slap-yo-mama good but not bad for Michigan. Great greens and decent mashed. The rest of the menu looked interesting, looking forward to the cabrito.