Japanese Restaurants in Downtown Milwaukee

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Kiku Japanese Cuisine nabbed numerous accolades in Express Milkwaukee ?s Best of Milwaukee 2012 for lavishing guests with both a friendly staff that jots orders until 3 a.m. on weekends, and a vast menu of seafood-centric cuisine. Sushi chefs roll up more than 40 fillings into artfully plated sushi rolls, crowning their creations with creative flourishes such as fresh mango. Fish and vegetables can also transform from raw to sizzling with a dunk into tempura batter, which imparts a crispy golden sheen and keeps chopsticks too busy to assist with walrus impersonations.

202 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
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Karma: A Relaxation Spa believes in the restorative power of relaxation, administered by a skilled staff of therapists and care-bringers. Toxic-toed clients may wish to opt for a Minx pedicure, which begins with a thorough filing, trimming, and shaping of toenails and cuticles before feet are exfoliated to remove dirt and candy wrappers clogging pores. Individual Minx nails are then applied to each finger in your choice of fashionable colors and patterns, with a massage of the feet and legs rubbing stress from the rainbow-bright bike peddlers.

727 N Milwaukee St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Inside Sake Tumi's main dining room and private banquet areas, guests sample everything from colorful sashimi to peppered tenderloin. During dinner, the menu is home to a variety of Japanese classics such as sushi rolls, as well as Korean barbecue dishes including beef bulgogi. Midday visitors can order up traditional bento boxes during lunch, which neatly pack soup, salad, and sides alongside various entrees.

714 N Milwaukee St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Molly Cool?s Seafood Tavern overlooks the Milwaukee River so guests can enjoy a spectacular view. However, the menu reaches far beyond freshwater fish. It?s chock-full of treats harvested from the oceans, including north atlantic salmon and mussels culled from around Prince Edward Island.

In addition to serving an extensive dinner menu that offers everything from king-crab legs to mussels, Molly Cool?s also features scallop BLTs, Seared Ahi Tuna Salad, or Lobster Roll for lunch. In addition to seafood, the restaurant boasts a wide selection of chicken, pasta, and steak, as well as a children's menu. Weekends also include a new brunch menu that features seafood biscuits & gravy and Kentucky hot blond served open-faced. Private rooms are available for parties of 20-200, or guests can take advantage of the outdoor seating and live music.

1110 N Old World 3rd St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

An active member of the community, The Paradise Restaurant feeds visitors made-to-order omelets, sandwiches, and barbecue from a menu of café fare assembled from scratch. Eaters alter the weatherman's forecast with gusts of wind blown over appetizer plates of jumbo shrimp or beef stew anchored with slabs of cornbread. For larger dents in hunger, the pork chops and gravy, catfish, and fried-chicken dinner each round up a piece of cornbread and two sides, such as macaroni and cheese, black-eyed peas, or collard greens. Cooks yield their signature Bumpy Face dish by pouring gravy and melted cheese over fried chicken dices and rice for a delightfully textured meal.

6015 N Teutonia Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

The chefs at Ginza Japanese Restaurant line their sushi rolls and bento boxes with both traditional Japanese and Western-inspired ingredients. Classic flavors can be found in shrimp-filled shumai dumplings or lightly battered vegetable tempura. Futo maki rolls combine cucumber and avocado with egg custard, pickled radish, pickled squash, and burdock, and the Funky Monkey roll takes a more experimental approach by pairing eel with banana. Teriyaki beef or ginger pork sizzles in bento boxes, surrounded by sides of rice, salad, and dumplings as neatly portioned as a librarian's potato-chip collection.

2727 N Mayfair Rd.
Wauwatosa,
WI
US