Everywhere You Need to Eat in Detroit Right Now
The gist: Now with three locations all sharing the same signature modern and minimalistic aesthetic, ima continues to expand its footprint as chef Michael Ransom (who is a local James Beard semifinalist) slowly and surely builds up his noodle empire in Metro Detroit.
The food: Steaming hot bowls of ramen, udon, and pho (the spicy tori ramen is on point as is the umami-packed forest udon, which is satisfying for plant-based and meat eaters alike) are the focal point, but in the rare moment when you are not in the mood for slurping noodles, the crispy chicken sandwich is always a good idea. And when they say spicy, they are not playing.
The cost: Shareables range from $5-$11 and rice, noodles, and soups go for anywhere between $13 and $25.