If you love Japanese sashimi, you’re drawn to the pristine quality of fish prepared artfully and in a (hopefully) impeccably fresh state.
I’ve never had better sashimi locally than at Kyoto, where each bite is a revelation of freshness. At Kyoto, I order very simply and traditionally, such as the sushi-sashimi combo with a classic spicy tuna roll and at least one piece of buttery, fatty tuna sashimi.
If you’re not quite as open to raw flavors, the restaurant also serves first-rate tempura (the batter so light and crispy), and the cooked udon noodle dishes are especially good. $5-$25, 7453 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield, 414-325-1000
FUN FACT: While there are different styles of sushi, when we’re talking about raw fish on its own, the correct term is sashimi. Sushi refers to vinegar rice alone, but can also include vegetables, fish or egg.