Tai Fai in Oak Park, MI


My restaurant review of Tai Fai in Oak Park, MI was published for The Oakland Press last week. So, I won’t sugar coat it – this place is in a somewhat seedy strip mall only footsteps from my house. Since I moved here five years ago, there’s been at least 7 or 8 fly-by-night iterations of Chinese/Thai/Japanese carryouts in its location.


Just in the last year alone, the place changed from Feng Xeng, a greasy Chinese takeout which sold Almond Chicken “Buy 1, Get 1 Free” (why would you need two orders?) to China Moon, which had a sign out by the road advertising “live lobsters” (yes, just where I want to get my live lobsters from – the strip mall joint next to the tobacco store). China Moon only lasted like three weeks, and then a sign went up advertising “fresh sushi,” and Jeff and I exchanged this text:

Restaurant Review: Tai Fai in Oak Park, MI | foxeslovelemons.com

 If you had told me, back on February 28th, that this place would be getting rave reviews from the neighborhood four months later, I would have told you to shut the front door. If you had told me that I would be eating sushi from Tai Fai, totally loving it, and making it a part of my regular takeout routine, I would have told you to shut the back door, too. So obviously, that’s exactly what happened.

Restaurant Review: Tai Fai in Oak Park, MI | foxeslovelemons.com

Read my review of Tai Fai for The Oakland Press HERE

 

 

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4 comments

  1. That is so funny! So many restaurants get so much hype and aren’t good, so it’s awesome to find one that far exceeds your expectations.

  2. That is so funny! So many restaurants get so much hype and aren’t good, so it’s awesome to find one that far exceeds your expectations.

  3. Lucky you!!! I’d love to have a fab sushi spot so nearby!

  4. Lucky you!!! I’d love to have a fab sushi spot so nearby!

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