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About Restaurant Muramoto

Small plate Asian fusion from a new perspective. Shinji Muramoto's flagship restaurant first opened its doors in 2004. It was, and continues to be, the realization of his creativity and his passion to bring new flavors to Madison. Here, Shinji offers his interpretation of the comparatively young style of cooking that is Asian fusion. It is his belief that this style of cuisine is best experienced in a small-plate format, as it promotes sharing and therefore creates the likelihood that his customers will attempt new things. ***Due to technical difficulties online reservations are not available at this restaurant. Reservations may be available through the restaurant directly and walk-ins are accepted.***

225 King St.
Madison, WI 53703
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
East Doty

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(608) 259-1040

Website:
http://www.restaurantmuramoto.com/

Parking Details:
The closest public lot is the Government East Garage. With entrances on 200 S. Pinckney St or 200 E. Wilson St

Executive Chef:
Brett Olstadt

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Restaurant Muramoto Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

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4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2016

The best Japanese restaurant in Madison. The sushi is always excellent (try the duck roll), and non-sushi plates are just as good (the pork belly sliders were a real winner at our table). Highly recommended.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2016

We always enjoy dining here. This is the first time we booked through Open Table - the menu on this website isn't up-to-date, which was disappointing because I had picked out a few dishes I wanted to try that weren't available. The Dessert Sampler is one of our favorite things about this restaurant and is a really great deal - 5 desserts to share for around $15. However, the desserts were a let down this time. The chocolate avocado cake was an Iron Chef challenge gone wrong. Spicy tuna roll is always delicious. The Asian slaw is also fantastic and a great deal - you get a huge mound of it and it's a great palate cleanser. This wasn't our favorite visit, but we'll still go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 4, 2016

We went for the $30 all you can eat deal on Sunday and found plenty of items to choose from. We enjoyed everything we ordered and left with a full belly.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2016

We enjoyed a nice sushi dinner to celebrate a birthday. Service was very good; selection was good, and food was delicious. Served quickly and was reasonably priced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 2, 2016

As usual, we had a lovely meal at Muramoto. Outstanding food, service, and atmosphere.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Our reservation was ready and we were promptly seated in a location I had requested in advance. Cocktails were excellent, service was fast, and Kate was a wonderful server and very attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The restaurant was extremely warm. The sushi was disappointly the same? You basically had to use your hands to scoop it up cause chop sticks was impossible to pick up the flaky rice that did not keep the rolls or Nigiri in tact. So sad about this place. Luckily the merchant is right around the corner and will have to try another sushi place. Won't be back.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Food was good but the experience was ruined by a too hot dining room (was the air conditioning broken?), and a horrible waitress. Bummer

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Good combination of sushi and various rolls, as well as entrees that they serve tapas style. The scallop entree in particular was one of the best dishes I've had at a restaurant in quite some time. Will definitely make it a point to come back if we're ever in the Madison area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 28, 2016

Large lunch portions; creative sushi as well as cooked menu; happily accommodated my gluten issues. Veggie roll with beets is remarkable. Cheesecake dessert indescribable and delicious.

In reservation I mentioned need for wheelchair access but arrived to find locked doors and NO signage. It's 26 years too late to require me to telephone for access outside a restaurant's door. When I complained, he pointed out the 1:4 slope freight ramp which leads to a narrow porch outside the restaurant, a connection blocked by a table and huge flower pot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 24, 2016

I hosted three other people for a farewell party for one person leaving town. We all ordered the "all you can eat" sushi. It's a great deal for people with hardy appetites but only one of us fit that description. I think we'd have spent less by ordering off the menu. Aside from that, it was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 2016

Was great but take a while for server to get our order. The plus thing is he did come to great us right away as soon as we sit down but He didn't came back for at least 15-20 minutes after,but not a big deal since we order food and drink right away just don't want him to ran way from us again.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 12, 2016

The seaweed salad was excellent and the sushi above average. The mixed drinks were OK, but the service was quite good, although this is based on a not particularly busy time.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 10, 2016

This is a go to restaurant for us. The quality of food and service is consistent and we love the menu and roll selection.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 4, 2016

We have gone here many times over the years and always enjoy Muramoto. The food is unusual and excellent and you can select a number of small dishes to try the great choices. And oveerall the expense is less than you'd expect from such a fine restaurant. The Asian Slaw is one of our favorites and this time we didn't think it was quite as good as usual. But overall this is a great restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 24, 2016

disappointing. may try again sometime. waited a bit too long b/c they assumed I was waiting for another to join me when I clearly made the reservation for one.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Food was delicious. Sake was more expensive than other places I have been ($33/bottle). Air Conditioning was not on, or not working.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2016

This was a great change of pace. Food, service, atmosphere were all excellent. Creative menu. Grown up feeling. Good sushi. Definitely would return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Some of the best food I've had in madison. Small plates allow ability to order several dishes and have an amazing flavor and taste experience. I can't wait to go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 15, 2016

The sushi was good. I like to eat a lot, so sushi usually isn't enough unless I sell my firstborn to pay for it, but this place was reasonable. Also, they were late to getting us seated by our reservation time, so they gave us a free round of drinks, which was super baller.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 3, 2016

Wonderful selection of rolls and other Japanese inspired cuisine. We loved the curry udon, the Tokyo picnic roll, and the pork belly rice bowl.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 25, 2016

I've been a Sushi Muramoto fan for a long time, but I think I have a new favorite spot!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Food is fresh and high quality. Ambience is inviting and comfortable. Service is prompt and servers are attentive with out being intrusive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 10, 2016

This is our go-to spot, we always have great FUN there with our family!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 5, 2016

All four of us loved our experience. Three ate sushi, my hubby raved about the beef tongue especially. I'm on a ridiculously strict diet and don't care for sushi, but our server was very accommodating and wanted to make sure I had a good dining experience and I did! I had the hanger steak with bok choy -- the steak was so delicious, beyond what I'd expect in a steak house. We all loved our food, the music (reasonable volume for conversation) and prices. Service was very good as well. Highly recommend.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Good food at a great price. Not too crowded and you can hear yourself talk....need I say more?
Check this place out! Totally worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Nice selection of rolls however the rice in the rolls was terrible. Not sushi rice at all. Tasteless and starchy.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 13, 2016

The space was too dark, a bit cramped and WAY too cold. (Yes, it was cold outside, but the heat could have been turned up) There were other diners eating with their coats on. Our server(s) were aloof and disinterested in making sure we were enjoying our meal. The food was good, however, making our evening somewhat pleasant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2015

We never have a bad experience. Always satisfying and eclectic. We are addicted to the asian slaw, and the crab croquets, and add a variety of creative sushi rolls from there. Good beer selection and reasonably priced. An overall great value and great dining experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 2, 2015

I cannot say enough good things about my visit every time I eat at Muramoto. The sushi and drinks are incredible and we always leave full but wanting more. Excellent as always.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 15, 2015

We remember when going to Muramoto was an exciting, flavorful event. We haven't been for a couple years, and this time the food was decent, straightforward and prepared well enough, but had none of the exciting flavor fusions that we remember from the past. Quite mundane.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 1, 2015

Usually is a great overall experience, however, the last two times we have dined it has been less than acceptable. The food is not up to standard, even poor at times, and the service was unacceptable compared to previous visits which have been awesome.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 14, 2015

My girlfriend and I went their for our anniversary and we both love sushi. This sushi was nothing short of being awesome and incredibly delicious. The food did not take very long to come out either. We also shared the ginger cake with mango whipped cream and green tea ice cream and it was amazing to say the least. The Cabernet they had was pretty good too. I'd definitely recommend Restaurant Muramoto for anyone looking for a romantic spot for a sushi date night. It also seems like a good place to go with some good friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 3, 2015

I enjoy many of the sushi options in Madison - Red, Sushi Muramoto, Wasabi, and Restaurant Muramoto. They all serve great sushi, especially for the Midwest. But I come here for the atmosphere - I do not like to sit European style for some types of food and sushi is one of them. Restaurant Muramoto's seating is typical of an American style restaurant, you have your own table, no one is squeezed in right next to you, there is room on the table for a big plate of rolls, soy sauce dishes, glasses, and individual plates. Plus, it's quiet, relaxed, and you don't hear every aspect of your dining neighbor's conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 21, 2015

Food was delicious! The waitress was really sweet. Overall a great spot

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 14, 2015

My husband and i went for all you can eat Sundays. It was yummy!! They obviously have a more limited menu for the ayce, but it was definitely worth the $30 if you can eat a coupke of special rolls each. The one thing that was lacking was an outdoor seating option; they have a patio, but the tables and chairs were stacked up.
i would definitely recommend the restaurant as a whole and the ayce Sunday special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 1, 2015

excellent sushi and other foods with outstanding flavors served beautifully. Muramoto on King Street and at Hilldale share the outstanding food although the menu is somewhat different.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 23, 2015

Hands down better than any other japanese place in town. Full selection of nigiri , rolls, and cooked food to share. Must get the spicy coconut tofu or shrimp!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 18, 2015

I am vegan (but the rest of my dinner party was not). The entire wait staff had knowledge about ingredients and I had one of the best (and most filling) meals out in awhile! Great! Great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 17, 2015

Helpful waiter, unique ambiance, poor host. Food was as good as expected, good sushi for the price, but not great.

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