Exit I-96 at Novi Rd.; south two and a half miles; turn east on Nine Mile; first building on left
Shiro is a study in elegant contrasts, featuring a fresh fusion menu highlighting the best of European and Asian cuisines. Its intimate dining rooms were once the living quarters of a 1920s Greek Revival mansion. White linen, dark paneling, ornate cove moldings and fireplaces provide a classic setting for the adventurous menu. The list of entrees emphasizes seafood, but also includes roasted rack of lamb and filet mignon. Chef Tobin Harris says his favorite dish is probably the sesame-crusted ahi, for its contrasts in color, texture and flavor. The rare tuna filet is coated with black and white seeds and served with a pale green wasabi cream sauce, which Harris believes is unique to his restaurant. The restaurant’s lower level features a complete sushi bar, and Shiro offers a full Japanese lunch menu.