A sneak peek at the Izakaya inspired pop-up at Oak + Oyster

Published March 2, 2019

When we heard Oak + Oyster was hosting a new pop-up series, we knew we had to check it out. And check it out we did. We got a full preview of the cocktails and dishes it will serve for its inaugural Izakaya-themed Workshop pop-up.


Kanpai 2 is now open in former Izumi's space

Published May 8, 2018

Last December, we shared the news that Izumi's, Milwaukee's longest-running sushi restaurant, would close its doors at the end of the year, making way for a second location for Kanpai. As of this week, the new restaurant and sushi bar is open.


Izumi's will leave long-time sushi legacy as it clears way for Kanpai 2

Published Dec. 19, 2017

Milwaukee will lose a longtime East Side staple as Izumi's Japanese restaurant prepares to close its doors. The sushi restaurant, which opened in 1993, has not only been Milwaukee's longest-running sushi restaurant, but owner Fujiko Yamauchi has blazed some trails of her own.


First Look: Buddha Lounge

Published Jan. 23, 2015

Buddha Lounge, 1504 E. North Ave., opened on Monday and OnMilwaukee.com stopped by to sample the sushi and drink an Asian beer or two.


Not just dorm room food: Ramen's reputation rehab

Published Oct. 22, 2014

For many in America, ramen is almost exclusively college dorm food, something quick and easy to make when the times are desperate and the money (or perhaps just the initiative) is low. Recently, however, ramen's reputation has begun to lose its college res hall stink in American culture.


Anaba Tea Room to become TOCHI

Published Dec. 17, 2013

After 10 years of service, Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Dr., will close its doors on Sunday, Dec. 29 and reopen as TOCHI (toe-chee) in mid-January.


Milwaukee's best Japanese, 2013

Published Oct. 26, 2013

Once again, OnMilwaukee.com readers have again chosen Izumi's as their favorite Japanese restaurant.


Kanpai rolls out happy hour specials

Published Oct. 30, 2012

Kanpai Sushi Lounge in the Third Ward announced new happy hour specials, which include discounts on sushi rolls, tapas and drinks. The entire sushi menu is up to 50 percent off during happy hour.


Ginza Sushi serves up a tasty Tosa lunch bargain

Published Oct. 24, 2011

Dining at Maxfield's a few days before, I realized I'd never given Ginza a chance and so I hopped over for lunch last week and was rewarded. Much like its neighbor further south on Mayfair Road - the Mexican eatery Habanero's - Ginza has transformed what could have been a generic interior into something welcoming and warm.


Milwaukee's best Japanese, 2011: Izumi's

Published Oct. 21, 2011

Izumi's, 2150 N. Prospect Ave., has earned a reputation in Milwaukee for friendly, accommodating service, as well as a tasty menu that doesn't break the bank. While it didn't win last year, OnMilwaukee.com readers have again chose Izumi's as their favorite Japanese restaurant. Sake Tumi and Fuyiyama almost tied for second and third places.


Screaming Tuna bistro prepares to hook you

Published March 2, 2011

This afternoon, I stopped by Screaming Tuna, 106 W. Seeboth St., and discovered the sushi bar and Asian bistro will open by the end of the month. For now, owners Alessio Foracappa and Sam Saeng are getting ready with a few soft openings.