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Izumi's

4.8
128 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Authentic (4)
  • Special Occasion (3)

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About

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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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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
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Phone number
(414) 271-5278
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Parking details
Limited private parking and street parking
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4.8  based on recent ratings
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.6
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jeanned (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Last day of business after 25 years. Sad to see them go. My intro to sushi and many memories!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent Sushi served fresh and beautiful and excellent service. We certainly will miss this true Japanese experience!

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eldereaters (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Sorry that Izumi's is going out of business after so many years of great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Best Japanese restaurant Milwaukee ever had. It's a damn shame the owners of some mediocre Asian fusion restaurant are taking over the space.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 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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StillLooking (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 18, 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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NormanP3 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

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

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AmberRoseK (Milwaukee)
5.0  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!

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JTani (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

My 52nd birthday!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
1.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

Yuck. Rancid. Poor staff

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on August 31, 2017

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

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vipCsfoodie (Milwaukee)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
2.0  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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