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Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010

Newly expanded, reopened Japanese restaurant one of the city’s best

“You expect me to eat all of that?” While you won’t hear those words at many Japanese restaurants, that sentiment is a definite possibility at Kyoto. The customer I overheard was referring to a sashimi plate ($10)—and it was the lunch portion. The sashimi plate includes 10 slices, large by Japanese standards, of raw fish. The selection is “chef’s choice,” but most likely there will be ruby slices...
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Short Orders

Over the last few years, Brookfield has seen the most improved dining options in the area. Though new chain restaurants keep appearing, you can also find serious Indian vegetarian food and some excellent Asian options, especially Japanese. Wasabi (15455 W. Bluemound Road), open for more than a year now...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009
Despite the name, when you enter Lucky Liu’s you feel as if you have entered a small Japanese restaurant. It is an attractive place with a spare decor, wooden floors, simple tables and a four-seat sushi bar. Then the menu arrives and it is an even divide between things Japanese...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sakura Japan Brings Sushi to Waukesha

At this rate, downtown Waukesha could become a dining destination. First came the Clarke Hotel, whose Black Trumpet brings fine, if very pricey, dining to this community. Less than a block away is another new establishment of note, Sakura Japan (332 W. Broadway). The site’s old commercial...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lessons in Japanese cuisine

Benihana may be internationally known for theatrical teppanyaki favorites like the steaming onion choo-choo train and the ol’ eggshell in the chef’s hat-flip trick, but it has another Japanese specialty hidden up its kimono sleeve: sushi! While the enduring Asian culinary tradition of sushi...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Kiku’s fresh fare

Despite numerous restaurant closings, new options are still arriving for Milwaukee diners. Kiku, which means “chrysanthemum” in Japanese, opened its doors in January. Having operated restaurants like Kyoto, located near Southridge Mall, and Kou You, sited in Elm Grove, owner Peter Zhang is very familiar with the...
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008

Sushi in Brookfield

Three years ago, Fujiyama opened in West Allis (2916 S. 108th St.). The strip-mall location offered two options for dining: a hibachi table (for a Benihana-style experience) or the dining room with a full menu and sushi bar. Fujiyama has now opened a second restaurant, this time in Brookfield...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Potawatomi’s newest addition

The continuing expansion of the Potawatomi Bingo Casino includes more than just slot machines and gaming tables: The restaurants are also undergoing major changes. In addition to the relocated buffet and Dream Dance, there will be a food court and two new restaurants. One of the restaurants, RuYi, has...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hama hits its stride

For much of its first decade in business, Hama, the self-described purveyor of “Sushi on the North Shore,” felt somewhat like an outpost—the only Japanese restaurant for miles around. Even though the competition has increased over the years, Hama still stands out as one of the very best.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008

Thailand meets Japan

On my first visit to the Taste of Thai, I expected a similar version of the building’s former tenant, the Thai Hot Cafe. The former restaurant served food that was pre-made, a la Wong’s Wok, so the new setup proved to be a pleasant surprise.