Sakura Novi is an open invitation to gather together around the table, in the aisles and around the water to enjoy the vibrant energy, flavors and traditions of various Asian cultures.

A Food And Entertainment Destination

A mixed use development, Sakura Novi will feature a retail and restaurant collection, professional office, a pond and gardens, and residential townhome apartments. This venue, the first of its kind in Michigan and maybe the Midwest, will be an Asian-inspired village in downtown Novi, MI that will showcase the cultures and cuisines of Japan as well as other Asian nations.

Novi, Michigan

Novi, Michigan is located in Oakland County, the 9th wealthiest County in the US in markets of over 1 million people. 

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Always Something New to See, Do and Enjoy.

From the pleasing aquatic garden to the walkable spaces, bi-lingual signage and authentic architecture will make Sakura Novi an appealing place for friends and family to gather, connect and enjoy again and again. The restaurants, stores, sidewalks and pathways will be alive with energy often associated with the contemporary upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment districts found across Asia.

An Integrated International District

Sakura Novi is Michigan’s first Asian-themed, mixed-use real estate development. A restaurant/retail collection along with lifestyle services such as a hair salon, spa and yoga studio will blend with 15,000 sf of office space, Asian-inspired gardens with a play area surrounding a pond and 118 townhome apartments.

The Residences at Sakura Novi

Those fortunate enough to call Sakura Novi home will be immersed in a sophisticated and pleasing multi-cultural lifestyle. 

Residents can walk to the grocery market, grab a quick lunch or a leisurely dinner, and take a stroll around the pond. Families of ex-patriate professionals are sure to find this feature irresistible.

Walkable Spaces

The “Sakura Novi” walking path follows a lush landscape around the perimeter of the water, and proceeds down a Japanese cherry tree-lined boulevard that connects the venue to a commons at the center of the Residences.

Patrons are sure to be transported by the beauty of cherry blossoms surrounding the water to a place half a world away from Novi, Michigan.

Restaurant Collection

A best-in-class collection of authentic Asian restaurants will be featured for friends and family to gather, connect and enjoy again and again. 

The sidewalks will be alive with energy often found in the upmarket neighborhoods in places like Osaka, Seoul and Hong Kong. 

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In the News

  • News 11

    A new downtown for Novi

    Stateside Extra, April 8, 2023​

    The city of Novi had a vision to revitalize Novi’s downtown – Sakura Novi hit the mark.

  • News06

    Dancing Pine Korean Steakhouse to open as anchor restaurant at Sakura Novi development

    Detroit Free Press, February 5, 2023

    Sakura Novi, an Asian-themed mixed-use development, announced it has signed a lease with a high-end Korean steakhouse as a tenant.

  • News09

    Long-planned 'Asian village' development in Novi takes big steps forward

    Crain’s Detroit Business, February 03, 2023

    The developers behind a long-planned Asian-themed, mixed-use development in Novi have tapped Robertson Homes to build the project's residential component.

  • News 10

    Sakura Novi development breaking ground later this spring

    Observer Eccentric Hometown Life, February 1, 2023

    The Sakura Novi development, a mixed-use Asian-themed center planned between Grand River Avenue and 11 Mile and east of the Novi Town Center shopping plaza, should break ground this spring.

  • News08

    Asian-themed Project Sakura Novi Adding Korean Steakhouse, 117 Apartments

    DBusiness Magazine, January 31, 2023

    Sakura Novi announced a lease has been executed for The Dancing Pine Korean Steakhouse, while a joint venture agreement has been executed with Robertson Brothers Homes to build 117 townhouse apartments.

  • News05

    High-end Korean steakhouse announced for Sakura Novi development

    Detroit Metro Times, January 31, 2023

    The development is slated to represent a variety of Asian cultures, including sushi, hot pots, poke, and a bakery.

  • News04

    Japan-Inspired Mixed-Use Project Headed for Motor City

    ICSC, January 31, 2022

    A mixed-use project called Sakura Novi is in the works in Detroit that gives a nod to the thousands of Japanese and Japanese Americans who live in the Detroit metropolitan statistical area.

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    Sakura Novi Update

    Japan News Club, April 1, 2021

    Sakura Novi, at Grand River Avenue and Town Center Drive, is Michigan’s first Asian-themed, mixed-use real estate development.

    English Translation Here. 

  • News 10

    Groundbreaking at Asian-themed mixed-use development in Novi could happen this summer

    Detroit Free Press, March 9, 2020

    The developers secured their most-recent approval from the city council.

  • News08

    Michigan Looks to Retain Asian Workers with 'Asian Village'

    Chinadaily, May 25, 2018

    Novi has a large Asian population due to the high number of Japanese, Korean and Chinese automobile companies.

  • News09

    Proposed Novi Project Celebrates Asian Culture

    Hometown Life, May 16, 2018

    The city of Novi and a local developer have taken the first steps toward creating a mixed-use project with a focus on Asian culture.

  • News06

    'Asian Village' Development Emerges in Novi

    Channel 4 News, May 14, 2018

    Channel 4 takes a look at the future site of Sakura Novi.

  • News04

    Asian Village to Ft. Housing, Restaurants and Retail

    Oakland Press, May 14, 2018

    For years we’ve heard from our Asian residents and from our Asian Businesses that there is no central gathering place.

  • News05

    Retail, Residential Plan Focuses on Asian Population

    Crain's Detroit, May 13, 2018

    Until now, there hasn't been a dedicated retail, restaurant and entertainment area for Asian populations in Novi, Michigan.

Our Partners

Sakura Novi is honored to partner with some of the finest chefs, restaurant owners and retailers in the country. New partnerships will be announced as this one-of-a-kind community continues to grow.

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