Red

4.8
208 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
Creative recipes that make RED so much more than a sushi spot.

We take a limited amount of reservations and also welcome walk-in guests on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to make a reservation for 7 or more guests, please call us at (608)294-1234 as seating is limited.
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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We got seated in maybe the worst table in the place - closest to the door and bar, so I won't rave about the ambiance but the service was excellent and the flavors of the sushi rolls they create are amazing. I would highly recommend

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J
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was A+, very fresh. We were pleased with the variety. Prompt and professional service. Will definitely go back.

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best service and sushi in town! We love this place. If your looking for a great experience please take the time to stop in and try a few rolls.... you won’t be disappointed

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C
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our ladies theater group ate here before the play. Service was timely but not omnipresent. The food was delicious and it's a lovely place to eat. We'd come again!

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JA
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. The pace was good and didn't seem like they were rushing you out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here multiple times since I’ve moved and the food and service is always impeccable! Seriously some of the best sushi I have ever had. Great selection at decent prices. 10/10 would recommend taking friends to if they are visiting!

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KA
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a winner! Food was great, server gave great suggestions. Ambiance romantic

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JC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is always outstanding. They give you time to order, bring food quickly, and kindly wrap leftovers. Always love what I order and even try new items!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A bit pricy. The sushi rolls I ordered taste very normal but the pork belly was fantastic. Service was excellent.

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SA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great service and very attuned to my sons food allergies. Still my favorite restaurant in the Madison area.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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BH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and exceptional service. What more do you need?

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 1st time and we were more than thrilled, excellent food and service! We will defiantly be back again!

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a
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, beautiful presentation, staff was very nice and professional

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING service and food!!! Can’t wait to go back again!

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JS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. The brussel sprouts are the best! I can't wait to visit Madison again soon so that I can go to Red.

Red
Responded on March 31, 2019

Will let the Chef know you love the Brussels spouts. Thanks for the review!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

First time customers. We chose RED because of high ratings from both friends and the Madison Magazine.
We are excited to return.

Red
Responded on March 31, 2019

Look forward to seeing you again!

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CW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily one of, if not, the best restaurants in Madison. Their service and food surplus expectations. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The rolls and entrees were superb. Highly recommend the brussel sprout appetizer!
Great dining experience!

Red
Responded on March 31, 2019

Thanks for all that! Means a lot that you enjoyed everything. Will let the team know you appreciated their service.

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WF
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very enjoyable date with my wife. The food was delicious and the service was great. We enjoyed the ambiance. We will be coming back.

Red
Responded on March 31, 2019

So glad you had a great time!

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LS
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a pleasant time and meal. Went for dinner and some new items on menu. Waitress was helpful with saki selection.

Red
Responded on March 31, 2019

Thanks for that!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was terrific. But the seating is cramped, nowhere for coats and purses, very small tables and the music too loud, not relaxing. If they would provide a place to hang coats, change the music to Budda Bar (hip but not enervating) and not have such skimpy tables for two, we would go back. As it is, no.

Red
Responded on March 31, 2019

Our apologies for not hanging your coat. We have a coat closet at check in for such purposes and would love to hang yours if you come back (and we hope you’ll give us another chance!). And the Buddha Bar music is a good idea—will mention it to our DJ!

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D
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprisingly fresh and tasty sushi found in the Midwest. Try Bliss - it's name says it all!

Red
Responded on March 31, 2019

Thanks!

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in Madison. Fun drinks and a cool atmosphere.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

It's a nice restaurant, but the tables are so close to each other. There isn't a good view of the outside. Food was overpriced.

Red
Responded on March 31, 2019

You might enjoy coming in the Spring and Summer when our patio is open.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rate food and service. Shoutout to the bar! Special requests were handled without question and dealt with promptly. A bit on the pricey side, but if you’re only coming here a few times a year, that can be overlooked.

Red
Responded on March 31, 2019

Will let the bartenders know! Thank you!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We accidentally napped through our initial reservation time but they made it very easy to rearrange to a time that worked better for us

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C
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What’s not to love about Red. My wife doesn’t eat seafood so she had the steak and loved it! Will definitely will be back in the near future.

Red
Responded on March 31, 2019

Perfect! We love seeing both our modern cuisine and sushi being enjoyed in one sitting.

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Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I come to Red at least twice a week every time we’re in town. While my brother was visiting us this past weekend we all shared a fabulous meal. The lunchtime specials are perfect - though the prices recently were raised by a $1. But I don’t care. I’ll always be a loyal customer to Red so long as the sushi stays amazing. I’m never disappointed.

Red
Responded on March 31, 2019

Thanks so much for being a loyal customer! We appreciate your support. Will make sure to keep the sushi amazing! 😉🍣🙌🏽

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CH
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red is our go-to place when we are craving sushi! Always outstanding in taste and gorgeous in presentation!

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I were celebrating our 2 year anniversary at our favorite restaurant in Madison. We were greeted brightly by our favorite server (she has served us every time we’ve been to Red in the last 4 months - and though we don’t remember her name and she doesn’t remember ours, we all have fun when she’s able to serve us). We were offered complimentary champagne on the house which was surprisingly tasteful with the sushi we had ordered. The meal as always was fantastic. The shrimp tempura and unagi are my go-to lunch order and every time it tastes amazing! I’m so thankful to the staff and chefs at Red for continuing to give my boyfriend and I such a lovely place to make memories.

Red
Responded on March 31, 2019

Happy Anniversary! Thanks so much for creating such loving memories at RED! 🥰

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MJ
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious sushi for our 46th wedding anniversary celebration. They complimented us with a champagne toast. Our server was attentive and food was beautifully prepared. We will most definitely return!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was made to perfection. Server was very knowledgeable and friendly. Price was reasonable and the establishment was clean.

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been a big fan since I moved to the frozen north. In the last two years Red has pulled off a difficult feat - it has moved from a small funky place on capitol square to it's current location just a few blocks away on Washington; In the process, it has become polished and elegant. Much of the menu is innovative and surprisingly local (perhaps not everything - most of the best tuna near the isthmus is bagged by ice fisherman by late February) and the seasonal rolls are always a unique accompaniment to well executed sushi classics.

The cocktails are crafty and the rhythmic sound of ice in a shaker will make you take note and reconsider if you have abstained until your food has already arrived.

Most sushi houses mail in dessert, green tea ice cream, industrial cheesecake, etc. Despite the fact that there was not a chocolate based item on the menu each of three desserts my party split were beautiful, complex, flavorful and sublime.

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JM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Red. Go as often as I can. Always excellent food and drinks.

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AE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent rolls and sashimi! Only negative was the weird techno club music that didn't fit and was too loud. But we'll be back despite that when the craving for good sushi hits

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sushi was awesome as always. A little loud there this time, with disco'ish music. Sake is quite overpriced.

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l
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dirty martini ever. Good job, bartender!! Great sushi, too😁

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!!

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