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4918 S 74th St, Milwaukee, WI 53220-4320
414-281-9868
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 7
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  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best sushi in the Milwaukee area

I have only eaten in the hibachi area once and it was very good, but what separates this place from others is the quality of the sushi. It is, without a doubt, the best sushi I've ever had in the Milwaukee area. I've frequented many other places for sushi, but none can match Japanica.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
Benjamin M
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I have only eaten in the hibachi area once and it was very good, but what separates this place from others is the quality of the sushi. It is, without a doubt, the best sushi I've ever had in the Milwaukee area. I've frequented many other places for sushi, but none can match Japanica.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I love the sushi, hibatchi, really just everything! One of my go to Japanese restaurants. Good food, good prices!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for over six years well they started handing out scratchoffs after you pay your bill well I had one for a crunchy two and one roll of course you can't use it on the weekend and when I finally go there on a weekday they tell me I can't use it that it... More 

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Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

16 of us went for the hibachi style dinner. Two cooks brought out the food and cooked it right in front of us. The 8 kids loved the "show"! Very entertaining and fun! Food was very good, maybe a bit pricey. Service was a bit disjointed but the atmosphere was nice. A couple adults ordered the "Filet" and a couple... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I live only a mile away from the restaurant and it's one of our favorite places to get something to eat. Service is quick and friendly. Lots of waiters so never have to wait long for seating or refills. Prices are reasonable. Must have the garden salad, the ginger dressing tips to die for.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Been to this place two times and had the worst experience EVER. I am definitely not a customer anymore. The first time I went, the waitress got my order wrong & when the food came to our table, I told the waitress to switch it but when she told her manager, she insisted that I pay for what I got.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Coming from the East Coast we're spoiled with delicious sushi and had yet to find an excellent sushi place. This is the 1 place we will return to. We're still talking about how good it was!!

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I am very picky on the places I typically dine at, especially when it comes to sushi. Living in Milwaukee, it is incredibly hard to find decent sushi no where near a coast. Letting go of my sushi freak status for one night, my boyfriend and I decided to try his favorite sushi place, which happens to be Japanica. Walking... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I love Japanese Steak Houses and this is by far the best one in the Milwaukee area and I have tried them all (I think). We go here for lunch quite often and the price is very reasonable ($10ish) and that includes soup, salad, fried rice, veggies and whatever meat or seafood choice you make. The chefs are typical but... More 

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WI
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The menu was varied, nice atmosphere, good wait staff. I thought the food was average, and somewhat pricey. I don't believe I will return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4918 S 74th St, Milwaukee, WI 53220-4320
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-281-9868

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?