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Natural Awakenings Healthy Living Magazine

Ima Open Seven Days a Week

Ima, a casual Japanese noodle bar that’s perfect for a quick lunch or weeknight dinner, serves traditional bowls of udon and rice dishes topped with everything from barbecued eel to curry, along with dumplings and jicama shell tacos. New hours are 4 to 10 p.m. every day in Corktown and noon to 10 p.m. every day in Madison Heights. Both locations are open for patio dining. Midtown remains noon to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

        It is known for its award-winning noodles, rice bowls and shareable plates. Also, celiac-friendly, notable dishes are Smoked Salmon Potato Salad, Ima Tacos, Vegan Pho and Sake Steamed Clams. They were named Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year for 2019.

        COVID-19 protocols are in place, so respect social distancing and wear a mask. Masks may be removed when seated. Remain outside or in a car while waiting for a table. If experiencing a fever, coughing, shortness of breath or feeling sick, please stay home.


Three locations: Corktown, Madison Heights and Midtown. Delivery, carryout and curbside pickup available at all locations. For orders, call 313-502-5959 (2015 Michigan Ave., Detroit), 248-781-0131 (32203 John R. Rd., Madison Heights) or 313-883-9788 (4870 Cass Ave., Detroit), email [email protected] or visit