Screaming Tuna - Milwaukee

4.6
1071 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Wisconsin's 1st Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Partner. 7x OnMilwaukee and Journal Sentinel winner for Best Sushi in Milwaukee. Sustainable Sushi With A View

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1071 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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belugagirl
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great night out. Try the Butterfly Effect (a cocktail). And don't forget the mochi for dessert. It was just the right amount of sweet to finish the meal.

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Sammy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very yummy and reasonably priced. Our server was awesome!

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RyanM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time eating here, wanted a good spot on the river to dine at. The location did not disappoint, our reservation was right before sunset and the scenery was beautiful. The food was good all around. their wontons were amazing and their sushi was definitely high quality. I have definitely had better but this was a wonderful experience! The service was great as well which always makes it more enjoyable.

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Britni
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were perfect! Vegan options are always great.

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Alexandra
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Richard was a very attentive and personable server, food was great, and the view by the river was a plus! Overall great experience would highly recommend !

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LucasK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant offers quality food at a fair price point. Our server provided particularly excellent service.

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Thomas
Milwaukee
38 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Screaming Tuna is a great choice for freshly prepared Sushi. It prides itself on ony using sustainable seafood, so it's a good choice that way, also. The service was very good! I highly recommend it!

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Relp
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Even though the restaurant knew they were short staffed in the kitchen and orders were taking over one hour to serve, our server did not address the issue, did not update us about the timeline and did not accommodate us for the trouble.

We eventually took the food to go. The server did ultimately apologize and offer us a discount but only after we waited for 1.5 hours and approached him 4 times about the food situation.

It’s fine if a kitchen is short staffed - it happens. What is not fine is for servers to leave their guests waiting with no explanation. Especially when you’re trying to celebrate an special occasion.

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samk
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

This was our first time at Screaming Tuna and we were extremely excited to celebrate our anniversary here. We made reservations as we wanted this to be a special night. I requested to be placed outside on our reservation and this is specifically why we came to the Screaming Tuna was for the view. We arrived to our reservation early and when we got there, there were 7 tables open outside. The tall male host told us they were seating us inside and we told him that we requested outside. After informing him of this, he told us there was a 1.5 hour wait for the outdoor tables. We told him there were multiple tables open, and we were there on time for our reservation. He rolled his eyes and scoffed at us multiple times and said we could sit inside or leave. We sat down at our table inside and that’s when our WONDERFUL server (Braden?) told us we could move to a better seat and provided the best service ever. Braden was so accommodating and made the night so special for us and made sure we had a great experience despite the horrible host. BUT we watched 2 tables outside remain COMPLETELY empty the entire time we enjoyed our meal. VERY FRUSTRATING!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

TJ was a magnificent server

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LizC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved having Brandon as our server. He was great for recommendations.

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience... delicious sushi! Love the view of the river. Our server was amazing. The birthday mochi at the end really made my niece's special day!

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Luv2eat
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food...a nice combination of outdoor and indoor dining.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Appetizers were much larger than we expected, which was a happy surprise!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great experience. Haven’t been in years and this place held up to what we remembered! Always a favorite when in Milwaukee!

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Eiley
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! So friendly and the food was amazing.

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Todd
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and experience. Acknowledged our anniversary from reservation and for a free dessert

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JoeD
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great, we ordered 4 different signature rolls but none of them gave anyone at the table a "Wow!" reaction. The Spicy King Crab is better than the signature rolls IMO. The place is good and worth returning to.

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KJWI
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and great food! My favorite place to take the lady out for a fancy yet affordable meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my sister’s 21st birthday. Originally it was going to be 5 of us, but we had a few relatives show up at the last minute as a surprise. The staff accommodated us and the service was absolutely exceptional. The food was outstanding as usual (and our guests are restaurant owners who are very picky!).

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NathanK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Made it very enjoyable and is spaced out for comfort and helps with noise. Great for date night or special occasion. The service was amazing.

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vipDinnerbeforeshow
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We went to celebrate a graduation. The sushi was pretty good (not the best we’ve had) but pretty expensive. The location is nice along the River.

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lauram
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful presentation and amazing food. Our fav sushi spot in MKE.

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Brandon
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A mixed experience for our first time visiting Screaming Tuna: The ambience was busy, but an open view of the waterfront toned down the bustle. The tableware and setting was very attractive, but from where I was sitting I could see a cracked lampshade and a broken cabinet door.

The sushi too was a mixed bag. The salmon nigiri was one of the softest, most delectable I've tasted after eating at sushi restaurants on both coasts and my travels to Asia. However, the smoked salmon and charred octopus were as tough as shoe leather. The miso soup was warm (not hot) when served and the sliced button mushrooms, although a nice touch, were undercooked.

Probably the best part of the experience was our waiter Jo who was a pleasure to interact with. His demeanor was warm and accommodating.

Screaming Tuna may very well be one of the best sushi restaurant in the Milwaukee area, but we'll likely opt for a restaurant closer to home as there was nothing that stood out to make it an essential stop.

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SabinaA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi restaurant in town! Incredible drinks and amazing service!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My cocktail was great, our servers were wonderful, cool place, amazing view, and our appetizers were really yummy. But our sushi rolls, usually our favorite part, were just not good. One was so fishy we each ate one piece and no more, the other rolls had really tough seaweed paper. It was so disappointing. My husband and I love sushi rolls and were really looking forward to it but we were both very sad.

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JeffryP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic experience for our 28th anniversary weekend! We had never been to Screaming Tuna before, and the food, customer service, and overall experience were excellent. Our server was training a wonderful young lady, and they were both amazing humans. We will definitely be back, and will definitely recommend to others!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food wasn’t as good as it normally was.

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CasJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy was great! Food was really good. Great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Brandon the server was amazing! Other than that, it was not a positive experience. Manager/bar tender was extremely rude! He yelled at my sister and swore at her for absolutely no reason. Will never ever come back to this place!

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Keen
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food and view! We went here for a birthday and major plus have celiac disease and they were extremely accommodating and knowledgeable! Have gf soy sauce available. Our server also brought out birthday dessert and we had a great view of the river. Even with the rain the view is all glass. The sushi was also very fresh!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and location was great and our server was OUTSTANDING!! Highly recommended!

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michaelm
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location very good food and service. Great setting wonderful evening.

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TMLuvsWine1
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was super friendly. Had the Spider-Man and some nigiri - excellent, and the wontons were super good! Cool swanky place. Great location and views also.

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SarahA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very unremarkable. Lackluster atmosphere. Flavorless sushi rolls.

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IsaacG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent time at Screaming Tuna. It was my first time trying Sushi and the Waiter was very helpful when suggesting things for me to try! What a great experience!

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vipDavidB
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great as always & the server was super nice, but it did take them almost 30 minutes from the time we were seated for the server to come to our table.

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vipGinny
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Jimmy, was phenomenal. He's a keeper! Thanks for taking such good care of us!

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Disnerd5571
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dinner! The waitress was wonderfully friendly and made excellent recommendations. The food was super delicious, and portion sizes were surprisingly large! A perfect outing. Only complaint is that the location has no good parking options.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My sons 18th birthday.

FAQs

Screaming Tuna - Milwaukee offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 763-1637.

Screaming Tuna - Milwaukee is rated 4.6 stars by 1071 OpenTable diners.

Screaming Tuna - Milwaukee does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/screaming-tuna-sushi-bistro/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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