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4918 S 74th St, Milwaukee, WI 53220-4320
+1 414-281-9868
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Japanica now for years. They have a great meal every time. Furthermore, they have friendly staff and always have fresh fish. This place reminds me of some of the better sushi places in San Francisco.

Thank scottwinter626
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288 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Girls night out! Stopped for dinner. We have been here many times. I've not had a bad meal here. This time was also excellent. Sesame chicken and steak with rice, vegetables, salad, soup and ice tea for under $25. It's the dipping sauces of ginger and mustard that make the meal. Exceptional excellent!!

Thank Darlene H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My family of 3 has been to Japanica many many times over the years and they do not disappoint. My 13 y/o LOVES the fried rice, the mushroom soup, the hibachi dishes, the beef tataki appetizer, and the California rolls. Myself, I love pretty much all of their appetizers, the sushi, and the hibachi dishes. The Japanica salad is another... More 

Thank mom2princessalyssa
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Quite a big choice list of things to eat. We had a couple different dinner rolls and after that tried some spicy tuna and sushi. Everything we had was very good. One of our favorite places to eat.

Thank Michael K
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

My husband and I usually go here for the lunch special. Two rolls are just the right amount of food to fill us up but not be "too full". We always have green tea as well. The Yam Tempura and Avacodo rolls are my favorites. The restaurant has a very pleasing decor as well.

Thank cancankant
Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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.

Thank ejeans20
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158 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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.

Thank amg14
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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 

1 Thank sandz4321
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Benjamin M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

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

Thank Patricia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4918 S 74th St, Milwaukee, WI 53220-4320
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-281-9868

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