Maru Sushi is Coming to Kalamazoo

The innovative Michigan-based sushi restaurant is making its way to Kalamazoo, set to open in the old train depot building alongside Hopcat toward the end of January or early February. We spoke with Megan Fortuna, store manager of Maru Sushi Kalamazoo, to learn more about this exciting new dining experience and what vegan options they plan to offer. 

Known for its upbeat, welcoming atmosphere, Maru will be offering regular specials including daily happy hour discounts (25 % off specialty, signature, and vegetarian rolls 2:30-5:30 Monday through Friday and 11:30-3:00 Saturday and Sunday) and regular drink specials Sunday through Wednesday. 

Maru prides itself on hospitality and customer service. Megan says, “We absolutely love our guests. They are the reason that we do what we do. We go above and beyond to make sure that everyone that walks through our doors feel welcomed and as though they are entering our home.” 

And what about that food? Most of Maru’s vegetarian rolls are vegan. Those that aren’t can easily be altered with a simple sauce substitution. Just ask. Megan’s favorites are the Green Turtle, the Archer, and the Boogie veggie rolls. Or try the Tofu Hibachi Grill, vegan when ordered without the teriyaki sauce. Sushi at Maru is considered Japanese fusion, so you will see influences of Korean, Thai, and American cuisine.

Too excited to wait until the turn of the new year to try this amazing dining experience? Check out one of Maru Sushi’s other locations. You can find them in Detroit, Okemos, East Lansing, and Midland. Their closest site is right up the road in Grand Rapids’ East Hill neighborhood next to Brewery Vivant. 

When you step through the doors at Maru, you can expect to find “modern décor with a twist on traditional Japanese cuisine. We will be featuring craft cocktails utilizing Asian ingredients, local beers, and interesting wine selections.” 

Vegan sushi in Kalamazoo? You bet. 

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