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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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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great sushi

Thought I'd try the sushi based on the reviews so I ordered a sushi appetizer along with my meal. The sushi was excellent. Also had salmon teriyaki, very flavorful. The entree came with a miso soup (very good) and a salad (yellowed lettuce did not eat). Other than the sale, everything was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Japanica has, hands down, the best sushi in the greater Milwaukee area. It is so good that I make it a point to eat their once a week! The sushi is always fresh, and the salad and soup is the best. Also, I love the free appitizers I receive at the sushi bar.

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virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Thought I'd try the sushi based on the reviews so I ordered a sushi appetizer along with my meal. The sushi was excellent. Also had salmon teriyaki, very flavorful. The entree came with a miso soup (very good) and a salad (yellowed lettuce did not eat). Other than the sale, everything was great. Nice atmosphere, great service.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a great place to have lunch. This is one of my favorite sushi restaurants in the Milwaukee area. It is in a strip mall, so there is tons of parking. They do close for an hour or two in the afternoon, so get there for LUNCH. Nice selection of appetizers, rolls, sashimi, hibachi. You can get a "lunch... More 

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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: Japanese, Sushi
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?