Izumi's

Izumi's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.izumis.com/
  • Phone: 4142715278
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Limited private parking and street parking
A word from Izumi's
Thank you to our wonderful customers for making us Milwaukee's longest- standing Japanese restaurant! Thanks to you, we have won over a dozen voter- based awards and have been proudly serving Milwaukee's East Side for 20 years!

We thrive on serving fresh, healthy and authentic Japanese cuisine for the first-time adventurer to the advanced connoisseur. Come join us for a quick, afford-able lunch, a romantic dinner or book the private tatami room for your next dinner gathering!
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Izumi's reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.7
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (10)fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (8)special occasion (6)romantic (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Good Japanese Food
    moni
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We went out with a friend who had never eaten Japanese food before as well as family from Tokyo and we all enjoyed the food as well as the atmosphere. My Japanese daughter-in-law said some of the dishes were better than she's had in Japan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and fresh
    Freshsushiyum
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had a good time with my family and enjoy tuna sushi, spider soft shell crab rolls, shrimp rolls and tuna sashimi. Delicious all the way around.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Booked a party of 11 people. Our waitress was attentive and her recommendations where helpful and useful. Our orders (multiple a la carte sushi, maki and sashimi samplings) were 100% accurate. Our orders arrived at a timely and unhurried pace. The quality was, as always, reliably good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    food was okay. Small portions. $80 for 2 people. One drink each. It took over 40 minutes to be served after we ordered. I almost walked out. Not going back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 31 reviews are from the Izumi's reviews archive.
  • MKEdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was our first time at Izumi's. I thought the service was both friendly and efficient. The menu has lots of interesting choices and we really enjoyed trying several of them and sharing. Each was tasty and I'd go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just average and overpriced
    mydogtara
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Trying to find a sushi restaurant in Milwaukee is difficult. Friends recommended we try. Nothing spectacular on the menu except they did offer sea clam which is a plus. The seaweed salad was good. The rolls on par with supermarket quality. The teriyaki chicken. Extremely bland. Would I go back?? Doubt it...
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  • Nice looking - Awful food.
    Nicci15
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I had wanted to try Izumi's for a long time but just never got around to it. Finally I stopped in for dinner. The place is cute. The food is not at all what I expected. I expected good sushi and instead I got very poorly made sushi. Sushi should be artistic...this was a mess. Sloppy is the word that comes to mind. The rice - which tasted bad - was falling off the sushi roll. Each piece should have the same ingredients in the same order, instead I had some pieces with no fish - others with no scallion. In addition the fish was chopped into such small pieces, I can only think that this was done to hide a lesser quality piece of fish. Didn't taste fresh at all. I would have to say this place lives on reputation only! I won't go back!
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  • Authentic Japanese so impressed!
    CoupleFromJapanVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We recently moved from Japan to Milwaukee and visited Izumi's for the first time looking for taste from home. Unlike most of the Japanese restrants outside Japan where we end up getting disappointed, this place serves real authentic Japanese food. Everything was delicious, especially we were impressed by the freshness and quality of fish. Not only typical Japanese foods like Sushi or Tempura, they also serve various authentic dish that you could rarely find outside Japan. We'll come back whenever we miss taste from home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Have been here many times. We were disappointed that the box dinners have been eliminated. Makes it much more expensive!
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  • Awesome Sushi!
    Libby1904
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Very friendly staff and accommodate well. Food was outstanding. Wait staff makes good suggestions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night at Izumi's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    It was like being back in Japan to have to part the noren when I arrived at Izumi's. We sat at a table which is more comfortable for me just now. The menu was the most extensive menu for sushi and sashimi I have sseen even in Japan. The food was very artistically served which added to the enjoyment. The quantity was just right for someone being carefull of their diet. In reality i could have eaten twice as much as it tasted so very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fish fry
    Laura
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Izumi's offers a great spin on the classic Friday fish fry and it's one of the best in Milwaukee. If you're lucky, you can get the private room for larger parties and that's a great space for families. Their traditional Japanese food is great as well. All around a wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went at a very busy time:
    Amanda
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We went at a very busy time: 6pm on a Saturday. Definitely recommend making reservations on the weekend, as when we left, there was a crowd waiting for tables. Even with a packed restaurant, it wasn't loud, our waitress stopped by frequently, and we waited an average amount of time for our food. The food itself was amazing, and definitely worth the price. My friend and I are relatively new to sushi, so we got four different kinds of tuna rolls. They were the perfect combination of flavors and spice. I will definitely be going back to get a little more adventurous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better then Average
    NewGirl2Milw
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Didn't think this place was TOO spectacular. Especially for the prices. Some sushi was better then others. Staff was overall nice. Atmosphere is better then other restaurants, esp sushi places in milw.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Izumi's
    czar35
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I have never had bad sushi here and the chef's are very attentive as well as the staff. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    DanMKE
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Really fresh and good sushi. They have high quality traditional sushi and now have introduced some more "modern" rolls. I just think of it as Quality for a bit less than some of the trendier places in Milwaukee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very disappointed
    mariab
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I was insanely disappointed in this restaurant. We read and heard from so many people that this was the best place for sushi in Milwaukee and after being too about five other places this was by far the worst. We got in at 7, no one was at the front of the house to seat us. Our waitress came to our table after 15 minutes and it took 45 minutes to get our 6 rolls. Our rolls were falling apart, the soy sauce was really watery and the rolls were all about 3 inches long, which for $10 was a horrible deal. Also the screaming kids ruining around the restaurant didn't help either. Sorry guys, I would never go back. By far the worst sushi I've had in Milwaukee
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sushi
    KittyVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Over and over again the freshness of the sushi is always at a very high level. Before or after a movie at the Historic Oriental Theater this is a solid good choice for great Japanese food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    ravenhair37
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Best sushi in the city... Maybe the state. I've loved this restaurant for 20yrs. It is wonderful. Our family celebrates most of our special occasions here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time Sushi
    MJnJen
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Izumi's was fantastic. The wait staff was super helpful and their suggestions were delicious and fantastically prepared. Over all a rookie sushi crew's first rate experience!! Will recommend Isumi's to anyone looking for a unique sushi experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waitress was awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Our waitress was awesome! Very helpful, and always there to get us something. I don't know her name though.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delicious
    Steen
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    I have been going to Izumi's since it opened in 1988 and it has always been my favorite place for sushi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing sushi
    Bluebug4
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Izumi's has authentic sushi for a great price. By far my favorite place in Milwaukee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • most authentic sushi in Milwaukee!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Yeah, of course it is not as good as in Japan, but there is nothing better in Milwaukee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi and service!
    Katertot
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I ate here for the first time this past weekend and it was great! The rolls were delicious, though the pieces of just tuna we had tasted a little odd. The service was excellent and we were checked in on enough times to get everything we needed but not too much as to be annoying. We had some of their ice creams for dessert and that was great too. The only negative I have is regarding the ambience. The chairs were not super comfortable and there was NO music playing so it made the place quiet but almost TOO quiet. Other than that, the food was great and not TOO expensive and everyone that worked there seemed very nice. I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timers
    Jack
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    As four first-time visitors to this Japanese restaurant the waitress was extremely helpful in explaining the intricacies of this large and expansive menu. Our food selections were outstanding. Servings were plentiful and well-presented. Very enjoyable dining experience and we will definitely return to sample some of the other enticing sounding meal options. Off-street parking lot is a big plus in this busy neighborhood. Overall a very positive experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have been going to Izumi's
    Tracy
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I have been going to Izumi's for years and have always enjoyed my experience. I brought a "newbie" with me and was very excited to have him try a favorite dish of mine... only to find out that they were out of it... we picked a second option and that was not available either. We were very disappointed, but our waitress was great in suggesting a third option - which turned out to be wonderful!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience
    princessurkzul
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    I came here with a group of seven for a early birthday experience. the waitress was excellent and hospitable. I felt nervous for her because we are slightly obnoxious but she was so patient with us. Izumis called me the night before to offer me the private room and I am so thankful that offered that! The food was excellent and I will definitelyT come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    FirstTime
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    The food was Outstanding and the service was at least very good. Very helpful server with great food recommendation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, very affable and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Good food, very affable and competent staff, reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for great Milwaukee sushi
    Keegncal
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    I was excited to try Izumi's because I saw that they made the top places to eat in Milwaukee in 2012. The service was very slow and things came out at random times. The food was good but I will most definitely be sticking to Nana's or Thai namite in the future. The rolls there had far more flavor. Im not saying that it was bad food, but it isn't my favorite.
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  • Casual Date Night
    DateNight
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Boyfriend and I went early on a Friday night before catching a movie down the street at the Oriental. The food was fantastic and plentiful. The wait staff was attentive and kind. Overall it was very enjoyable for a casual date night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fresh
    KittyVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    Izumi is our very favorite for Sushi. The ingredients are always fresh. Some creative nuances to our Japanese cuisine experience are new to us. We noticed the couple sitting next to us selected many of those items which they requested be served on a single large plate to share. We plan on doing that next visit. We like the Green Tea ice cream as a dessert.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad service
    foodzgr8
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    The waiter forgot one of the appetizers. And then one person in our party received at least 10 minutes before the other three people. The restaurant wasn't incredibly busy, but the kitchen or waiter were not able to keep up and serve tables in the order they arrived. The food was decent and I would go back, but I would make sure I had plenty of time and patience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Consistently the best Japanese restaurant in town. Quality of fish is always good. Fujiko and her staff are always hospitable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.