Guidebook for Ann Arbor

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Guidebook for Ann Arbor

Food Scene
Awesome Bi Bim Bop I recommend the hot stone one. Arwin likes the spicy beef.
Kang's Korean Restaurant
1327 South University Avenue
Awesome Bi Bim Bop I recommend the hot stone one. Arwin likes the spicy beef.
Our favorite Indian restaurant in the Ann Arbor area, hands down. Of course you have to get the Chicken Tikka Masala.
Shalimar
307 South Main Street
Our favorite Indian restaurant in the Ann Arbor area, hands down. Of course you have to get the Chicken Tikka Masala.
Great Japanese food in addition to the sushi. We recommend the Donburi. (Alex's favorite)
Sadako Japanese Restaurant
1321 South University Avenue
Great Japanese food in addition to the sushi. We recommend the Donburi. (Alex's favorite)
Decent late night pizza spot
New York Pizza Depot
605 East William Street
Decent late night pizza spot
Great Authentic Asian food. Arwin's favorite.
Asian Legend
516 East William Street
Great Authentic Asian food. Arwin's favorite.
High effort meal but so, so worth it. Best meats in AA
Tomukun Korean BBQ
505 East Liberty Street
High effort meal but so, so worth it. Best meats in AA
Best Ramen.
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Tomukun Noodle Bar
505 East Liberty Street
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Best Ramen.
Our favorite Italian Restaurant. Great Atmosphere and awesome food. Get the salmon.
Palio Ann Arbor
347 South Main Street
Our favorite Italian Restaurant. Great Atmosphere and awesome food. Get the salmon.
I love their bagels and lox. Tucked away in the back of the Michigan Union. It is a nice quiet place to sit and eat, study, or chill.
Au Bon Pain
530 S State St
I love their bagels and lox. Tucked away in the back of the Michigan Union. It is a nice quiet place to sit and eat, study, or chill.
Arwin's main coffee and study spot. They have free wifi and great hot chocolate. My favorite coffee there is the Dirty Cold Brew.
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Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Washington St.
123 West Washington Street
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Arwin's main coffee and study spot. They have free wifi and great hot chocolate. My favorite coffee there is the Dirty Cold Brew.
An Ann Arbor staple, Zingerman's has some of the best sandwiches you will ever have in your life. I love their chicken pesto.
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Zingerman's Delicatessen
422 Detroit Street
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An Ann Arbor staple, Zingerman's has some of the best sandwiches you will ever have in your life. I love their chicken pesto.
Really good pizza and nice to sit outside during the warmer months.
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Mani Osteria and Bar
341 East Liberty Street
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Really good pizza and nice to sit outside during the warmer months.
Mexican inspired tapas restaurant with great margaritas and great food.
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Isalita
341 East Liberty Street
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Mexican inspired tapas restaurant with great margaritas and great food.
A quaint hole in the wall with some of the best vietnamese food in the town. Also the owner is great guy to talk to if you are into industrial design or just have a moment.
Ginger Deli
303 South Division Street
A quaint hole in the wall with some of the best vietnamese food in the town. Also the owner is great guy to talk to if you are into industrial design or just have a moment.
Arwin's favorite Sunday brunch place. But go early especially on game weekends it gets pretty crowded.
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Afternoon Delight
251 East Liberty Street
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Arwin's favorite Sunday brunch place. But go early especially on game weekends it gets pretty crowded.
Amazing Ethiopian food. The meats are cooked with spices to perfection. Also a great place for Sunday brunch during game weekends when most people are going to the well known brunch places.
Blue Nile Restaurant
221 E Washington St
Amazing Ethiopian food. The meats are cooked with spices to perfection. Also a great place for Sunday brunch during game weekends when most people are going to the well known brunch places.
Indian place with the best garlic naan. Really close to the apartment a bit more formal, but classic Indian food with the 2nd best butter chicken in Ann Arbor next to Shalimar.
Suvai Palace
400 S Division St
Indian place with the best garlic naan. Really close to the apartment a bit more formal, but classic Indian food with the 2nd best butter chicken in Ann Arbor next to Shalimar.
An expensive steakhouse. I have not been here yet. It is relatively new, but I have had good experiences in other Ruth Chris's so I feel confident recommending them as part of the Ruth Chris's brand.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
An expensive steakhouse. I have not been here yet. It is relatively new, but I have had good experiences in other Ruth Chris's so I feel confident recommending them as part of the Ruth Chris's brand.
A great sushi place Arwin and I go to often. It is close, pretty good sushi, and very nice staff.
Totoro
215 South State Street
A great sushi place Arwin and I go to often. It is close, pretty good sushi, and very nice staff.
I've heard great things about this new burger place. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet. If you do let me know how it is.
Elevation Burger Ann Arbor - Liberty
529 E Liberty St
I've heard great things about this new burger place. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet. If you do let me know how it is.
Best burgers in Ann Arbor. Hands down. I always get the triple cheeseburger with fried egg and bacon. This place is phenomenal.
Hunter House Hamburgers
609 E William St
Best burgers in Ann Arbor. Hands down. I always get the triple cheeseburger with fried egg and bacon. This place is phenomenal.
Nice big coffee shop and convenient coming from campus.
Espresso Royale
322 South State Street
Nice big coffee shop and convenient coming from campus.
They have my favorite chocolate chip cookies. Be careful about long lines during meal times and slow wifi since there are always a lot of people in there.
Panera Bread
777 North University Avenue
They have my favorite chocolate chip cookies. Be careful about long lines during meal times and slow wifi since there are always a lot of people in there.
A great breakfast place that specializes in all things bagels. If you want a great bagel. Go here. Cream cheese and Lox here is my favorite.
Bruegger's Bagels
709 N University Ave
A great breakfast place that specializes in all things bagels. If you want a great bagel. Go here. Cream cheese and Lox here is my favorite.
Great Chinese takeout. If you want general tso's or some other american-chines food staples this is the place to go. Otherwise go to Asian Legend. It is more authentic.
TK WU Ann Arbor
510 East Liberty Street
Great Chinese takeout. If you want general tso's or some other american-chines food staples this is the place to go. Otherwise go to Asian Legend. It is more authentic.
Incredible food! It's a French fusion restaurant with the best tasting food I've had in Ann Arbor. It's expensive but it lives up to the price tag. I got the sea bass and the mousse for desert. Highly recommend if you get a chance to try it out!
Melange
312 South Main Street
Incredible food! It's a French fusion restaurant with the best tasting food I've had in Ann Arbor. It's expensive but it lives up to the price tag. I got the sea bass and the mousse for desert. Highly recommend if you get a chance to try it out!
An excellent greek cafe / fast casual dining place with your typical greek fare of gyros, lamb and tzaziki burgers, and excellent wraps. I typically go here once or twice a week and order the loaded greek fries with chicken, hands down one of my favorite dishes in Ann Arbor.
Mezes Greek Grill
715 N University Ave
An excellent greek cafe / fast casual dining place with your typical greek fare of gyros, lamb and tzaziki burgers, and excellent wraps. I typically go here once or twice a week and order the loaded greek fries with chicken, hands down one of my favorite dishes in Ann Arbor.
A nice brunch / breakfast spot with a good breakfast sandwhiches. I like the fried egg sandwich the best. Also their cold pressed juices are incredible. I really like the ginger one, but have yet to have a bad one. Just a heads up the juice is a bit more on the pricier end.
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babo @ Fred's
403 East Washington Street
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A nice brunch / breakfast spot with a good breakfast sandwhiches. I like the fried egg sandwich the best. Also their cold pressed juices are incredible. I really like the ginger one, but have yet to have a bad one. Just a heads up the juice is a bit more on the pricier end.
Sightseeing
Great for taking a long walk or run during the long warm sunny days.
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University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum
1610 Washington Heights
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Great for taking a long walk or run during the long warm sunny days.
Worth checking out the Diag is nice. Always a nice atmosphere.
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University of Michigan
500 South State Street
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Worth checking out the Diag is nice. Always a nice atmosphere.
The Big House. Biggest Stadium in the U.S. and home of Michigan Football
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Michigan Stadium
1201 South Main Street
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The Big House. Biggest Stadium in the U.S. and home of Michigan Football
Nice place to walk around and kayak on in the summer and fall.
Huron River
Nice place to walk around and kayak on in the summer and fall.
Interesting place to walk around and explore. Great for kids.
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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
220 East Ann Street
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Interesting place to walk around and explore. Great for kids.
I love architecture so I'm always looking for the nicest buildings wherever I go. This is my favorite one in Ann Arbor.
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
701 Tappan Avenue
I love architecture so I'm always looking for the nicest buildings wherever I go. This is my favorite one in Ann Arbor.
Basically looks like Hogwarts. Go during the day so you can go inside the library. It is absolutely beautiful.
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Law Quadrangle
625 South State Street
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Basically looks like Hogwarts. Go during the day so you can go inside the library. It is absolutely beautiful.
The Heart of the University of Michigan. Nice to sit on the grass in the warmer months and people watch or read a book.
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University of Michigan
500 South State Street
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The Heart of the University of Michigan. Nice to sit on the grass in the warmer months and people watch or read a book.
Shopping
Great Gelato shop and it's super close to home so we go there probably too often.
Iorio Gelato
522 East William Street
Great Gelato shop and it's super close to home so we go there probably too often.
Get all your Michigan apparel here. They basically have all the Michigan swag you could think of.
The M Den
303 S State St
Get all your Michigan apparel here. They basically have all the Michigan swag you could think of.
Arts & Culture
Rustic theater with 1930's vibe to it, often has indie films.
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Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty Street
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Rustic theater with 1930's vibe to it, often has indie films.
Essentials
My go to place for light groceries and healthcare products.
CVS
209 South State Street
My go to place for light groceries and healthcare products.
Good for getting some sushi and other quick foods.
Walgreens
317 South State Street
Good for getting some sushi and other quick foods.
Pretty good shopping over in this area. This is where my girlfriend and I do most of our shopping. A bit pricey but always great ingredients.
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Kerrytown Market & Shops
407 North 5th Avenue
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Pretty good shopping over in this area. This is where my girlfriend and I do most of our shopping. A bit pricey but always great ingredients.
Drinks & Nightlife
Well known bar in the area with good old fashioned American Food.
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Ashley's
338 South State Street
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Well known bar in the area with good old fashioned American Food.
Good place to watch a sports game and eat some great buffalo wings. Pretty good atmosphere and good food.
Buffalo Wild Wings
205 S State St
Good place to watch a sports game and eat some great buffalo wings. Pretty good atmosphere and good food.