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Wasabi Japanese Restaurant

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449 State St Ste G, Madison, WI 53703-2031
+1 608-255-5020
Today
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Went with my daughter and son in law for dinner. This had been her favorite years ago. We didn't have reservations and were seated promptly. The food and service were both good. I had udon that was very good.

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Thank KHA8
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

I was excited to get a few rolls of sushi for not much money... but I could for sure tell. Not very flavorful and a very skinny roll, size of a quarter. It definitely wasn't "bad" but I got cheap food for a cheap price. So if you are a poor college student and really want sushi, this might suffice.... More 

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Thank Angela R
Menomonee Falls, WI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 

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Thank Mary H
Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank shanya1
Madison, WI
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Eric P
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank mere843
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank crazywith3kids
Murcia, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles 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...

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Thank gustavo g
Madison
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Richard J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 608-255-5020

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?