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Wasabi Japanese Restaurant

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449 State St Ste G, Madison, WI 53703-2031
(608) 255-5020
Tue - Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Menomonee Falls, WI
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had the sashimi lunch. The fish didn't actually have an off flavor, but it was rather old, and there wasn't much of it. They probably shouldn't even offer sashimi or sushi if they can't do better. You can do much better in Madison. My husband had the bento box with snapper. The piece of fried fish was about 2" in... More 

Thank Mary H
Greenville, North Carolina
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

The teriyaki flat iron steak was excellent! A very hidden away place located down town Madison is perfect for a authentic taste of Japanese food. Service was very good and there was a large offer of sushi choices. They even serve wine and beer. I really wasn't expecting it to be as good, but the serving portion were great and... More 

Thank shanya1
Madison, WI
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

I've been going to Wasabi for over 30 years. Ken the owner, is still around and is always in a happy mood. I love sitting at the bar and watching the prep. Can't figure out reviews that say "slow service", just the opposite. Love the combo plates with sashimi, great miso soup, and shrimp tempura.

Thank Eric P
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

I came in a party of three, and we all had sushi as a lunch special. I must say, not bad! The rolls are very small but the price made it worthwhile for me. I had two "reverse rolls," which are just rice on the outside and seaweed on the inside. One had crab and one had shrimp; both had... More 

Thank mere843
Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The rolls were reasonably priced. There wasn't a huge selection, but adequate. Fresh and good quality. Other Japanese items available as well as Sushi. Good service.

Thank crazywith3kids
Murcia, Spain
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had a 20$ dish with misu soup and various sushi and sashimi slices. Sashimi was very fresh and tasty. Sushi rolls were a bit thin, but overall was enough food. The service was a bit slow...

Thank gustavo g
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My wife was born in the "Asakusa (浅草?) district in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan, famous for the Sensō-ji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon." For such an "Old Tokyo" woman, only the best would do on her birthday, so I decided to take her to Wasabi - it passed the test with flying colors! Every dish that we ordered... More 

Thank Wilkins K
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

After a long day on airplanes, I needed a sashimi fix and wandered around Madison until I found this restaurant. Not a big fan of vinegar rice, so I order a selection of sashimi. I got a good selection, very fresh this night, and excellent service at the sushi bar. Completely compensated for the hassles of traveling.

Thank Richard J
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26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

It's shocking that a town as small as Jackson, TN has a sushi place (Sakura) that's better than this one in a city as large as Madison. But it's true. The appetizers (shrimp tempura, edamame) were adequate. But the sushi was not spectacular - either in terms if flavor or presentation.

Thank Philosloth
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Most defiantly have had better sushi. Pretty fishy tasting and smelling. Probably a little to old. Service was good,sake was good. Sake comes cold or hot lots of selections. I loved the sauces.

Thank stormynight

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 449 State St Ste G, Madison, WI 53703-2031
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 255-5020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?