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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 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, June 18, 2008

Asian fusion with a twist

In 2007, Michael Polaski purchased two restaurants that went by the name Monsoon and featured Asian fusion cuisine. He planned to close them both and reopen the restaurants under different names. The first to reopen became Mi-Key’s, located along Cathedral Square.
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.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007


A few years ago, Izumi’s (2150 N. Prospect Ave.), one of the oldest Japanese restaurants in the area, relocated to larger quarters just a block away from its previous spot. A bigger kitchen allowed for the addition of a robata grill and a special section on the menu for items prepared on the grill.