The Best Sashami in the MKE Area Can be Found in Greenfield

You’d be hard pressed to find a better dish than at Kyoto.

This story is part of our OUT OF ASIA feature. Click HERE to read more from our deep dive into Milwaukee’s Asian dining scene.

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.



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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.



Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.