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About 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!

2150 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 271-5278

Website:
http://www.izumis.com/

Parking Details:
Limited private parking and street parking

Izumi's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Authentic (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
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Special Occasion (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Healthy (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Romantic (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was the best dining experience ever. I always get the izumi platter. This time around the server actually took time to describe the fish. Thank you for doing that. I also just fell in love with the seaweed salad. I thank my server for that.
I wish I knew the servers name. Unfortunately I do not recall her name. Thank you chef and server for a fantastic dining experience.
I am in the industry. Please continue doing what you do. BTW the bartender is awesome... see you next time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

First of all - the fish was fresh and well-handled. If you are local and are looking for a good-tasking meal, I would have no trouble recommending this place.

My problems were in a possibly overly-romanticed expectation of the omikase experience. I did some research on the Internet and found videos of omikase at various restaurants, with the chefs interacting with customers at the sushi bar, discussing likes, areas for exploration, one dish at a time, often with ingredients not on the standard menu.

I found text reviews that described much the same thing - initial discussion with the chef, course-by-course, with hot courses, cold courses, maybe pushing the customer to try some things not similar to what they like, but things they had not tried before.

We sat at the sushi bar, and watched the chef prepare maki and sushi and we were very patient. Then the waitress comes out and plunks down in front of me a platter - 10 different types of sushi from the regular menu, and 3 each tuna, salmon, and yellowtail sashimi, and a roll.

Chef didn't say a word to us before, during, or after the experience. We could have learned so much even if he had merely narrated the things he was doing. But he spoke to others in English- it was not a language barrier.

So, if you are going only for the food you probably will not be disappointed. If you are going so you can learn something, you might be.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was great, as always, but service was weak.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

So delicious! The rainbow roll is always my go to when I go.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Nice dinner before a show at Collectivo, half a block away!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, People Watching, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Izumi's never disappoints! This is my husband and I's go to sushi spot! We go here every year or our anniversary, or when we want to treat ourselves... Sushi is fresh and SO delicious. Already looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My 52nd birthday!

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Yuck. Rancid. Poor staff

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 31, 2017

A good bet if you like traditional, quality sushi - not drowning in sauces.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This is an original go-to for Japanese food and sushi. I found it hard to find something to eat in the menu. I guess I am not a sushi lover.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Poor service. Dirty bathrooms. Food was just average, but over priced.
I will not return to this restaurant.
We had a birthday dinner, the server did not acknowledge or do anything special for the birthday boy.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

It is a great authentic Japanese cuisine where is the only restaurant in Milwaukee down town.
The food is very good and Sake is also very nice.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Always great food and service. Sushi is fresh and beautiful. Tempura and noodle soups fresh and delicious.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The sushi was fantastick and the service amazing. I heartily recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Outstanding, friendly atmosphere - casual and sophisticated at the same time. Best sushi anywhere. Love this place, been eating here for over 20 years.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

My siblings and I enjoyed our time there. We got the little room all to ourselves so that was very nice and unexpected. The food came fast and we all ate them in a flash.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 2, 2017

I have been a patron of Izumi's since it opened in 1987. I am never, ever disappointed. The food, service, and ambiance are all outstanding!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, Healthy, Disabled Access, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Best Ramen on Thursday and honestly best sushi around. Nothing in the Midwest is as good as the coasts but this is as good as anything in chicago or here. Chirashi is solid I've had better but it's very good. Tuna tatare is good but a surprise is the wafu steak. Med rare and melt in your mouth delicious. The steak sushi reminds me of Peruvian food like tanta in chicago but better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Great authentic Japanese food and sushi. Truly the best you can find in Milwaukee!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Authentic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Consistently amazing fresh and authentic Japanese food and sushi. Love the new fresh decor. Fun personal party rooms for groups.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Best authentic Japanese food and sushi bar. The quality is consistently high and service excellent!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Vegan
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Best sushi I've had in awhile and great service as well!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Always very good! I order the same thing every time and never disappointed. I like the chef's choice of sushi and exchange the maki for a handroll. Thank you.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 16, 2017

I won't order their Thursday's Ramen anymore. It was pretty good like 2 months ago. I tried it last week, the broth is so thick, but no favor. The sushi is still good there but not the ramen.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Delicious sushi, fresh fish and consistently very good.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The grilled squid app is the best thing I've tried at Izumi's. It's simply amazing Umami goodness.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The beer, wine and cocktail selection is excellent! Great menu with brass tacks sashimi selections as well as specialty items for variety. The quality of the fish is excellent and the service was great for a busy Friday night. My only food issue was that the tempura
wasn't hot and there wasn't much variety of vegetables.

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 30, 2016

I had a great experience at Izumi's. Excellent food and atmosphere. Our server and all others with whom we interacted, were delightful. I will definitely return some day.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Afternoon Tea, Healthy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Go here if you have LOTS of time. They are always understaffed so service is usually poor even though the staff is knowledgeable and courteous. But it reached a new low last night when no one even gave us water or asked for a drink order for 25 minutes, and we finally got our appetizers after about an hour, but that was only because we made a fuss.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 22, 2016

Authentic Japanese sushi

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Izumi's was delicious and reasonably priced, a great date spot that won't break the bank

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 5, 2016

We have been to Izumi's many times The Sushi is always consistently good. We will be going back again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 19, 2016

Amazing authentic Japanese food and great service.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Great food and fabulous service provided by a friendly and attentive staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Not as good as expected by other reviews. Ago dofu was soggy and tasteless. Gyoza sauce was all wrong. Tempura sauce was wrong. Sushi was....these people do not understand sushi...poor rice, no understanding of the use of "wasabi," ..I suspected by the careless decor I might be in trouble. I was right.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 23, 2016

I love love love Izumis! My parents have been taking me here since I was very little and I've been taking my husband here ever since we started dating! This place is a gem, to say the least. With a large menu that's very easy to follow, you'll never leave this place without feeling like you've have a fresh and delicious meal. My favorite part of the restaurant is the back room where you take your shoes off and sit on the ground. The members of the staff are friendly and always have a smile on their face! The bartenders are very helpful and accommodating to what you're looking to order. I recommend the lychee nut martini! Yumm!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Always a great dining experience. Our 'go to' fish on Friday.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 27, 2016

First time here and it was a very nice evening. The waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Our food came out quickly and was very tasty. The Mai Tai I ordered was perfect! We will definitely put this restaurant in our rotation!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 18, 2016

My husband was born and raised in Japan, and he was very disappointed about our recent dining experience at Izumi's. We have been customers of Izumi's since the early 1990s, and were shocked at how much the restaurant has deteriorated. It used to be when you were first seated, you would be presented with an "oshibori" (hot hand towel) and a pot of green tea. All of the entrees came with a bowl of miso soup, a fresh garden salad, and a serving of white rice. These standard features were missing at the new Izumi's. The teriyaki chicken that I ordered was fatty, and my husband's tempura was soggy. Lastly, the air conditioning didn't seem to be working which made the restaurant hot and humid. In short, we were very disappointed and will not return until it comes under a new & improved management.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Had a Wonderful experience. We came for a Birthday party of 12 people. The food was delicious, although a little expensive for some members of our group.
We had the usual issues a large party causes. Our food came out in stages, so some ate a full 15 minutes before others. It wasn't a huge issue.
Our server was very friendly.
Overall We had a very good time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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