Umami Moto

Milwaukee's Best Asian Fusion Cuisine
718 N Milwaukee St., Milwaukee WI 53202

Tel. 1.877.371.5156
Email: Umami Moto
For more information
Call us toll-free! 1.877.371.5156
Book a Table Online
Email for Private Party/Event Requests
 

Modern lines and a spare black and white palette give Umami Moto’s dining room an elegant simplicity. Pillars of polished black river rocks add texture and weight to the airy space and convey a Japanese aesthetic to the dining room. Designed to be both hip and accessible, Umami Moto’s well-conceived menu truly reflects a fusion philosophy.

Kobe beef sliders – tiny appetizer-size burgers – and crispy chicken wings share the menu with lobster potstickers and chicken chow fun. Even within each dish, Eastern and Western flavors commingle and play off each other in innovative ways. A classic American combination of grilled pork tenderloin with sweet potatoes and apples is given an Asian twist with a hoisin and five-spice marinade. Slow cooked short ribs are served with cheddar cheese grits and piquant char sui (Chinese-style barbecue sauce) while crispy fried calamari is served with a sriracha (hot chile sauce) aioli. For dessert, Milwaukee residents rave about the rich chocolate pudding, white chocolate mousse and freshly made doughnuts with pomegranate sorbet.

Umami Moto’s creative sushi and sashimi offerings are standouts, even among Milwaukee sushi restaurants. The chef’s unique sashimi creations combine surprising elements to create dishes that are as mouthwatering as they are beautiful. Translucent slices of raw hamachi are served with a crunchy salad of julienne apple, jicama and preserved lemon, drizzled with aromatic ginger lemongrass vinaigrette and finished with celery foam and chives. Even a simple spicy tuna roll is elevated to new heights with an elegant sriracha-laced mayonnaise, crunchy cucumber matchsticks and toasted sesame seeds.

With a late night dining menu and a lengthy wine and sake list, including many hard-to-find imported sakes, this Milwaukee bar and restaurant is a sophisticated nightlife destination for Milwaukee residents. Known for its creative mixologists, Umami Moto caters to jaded bar hoppers with a list of signature cocktails including the plum vodka-spiked Umami Cosmo, Asian pear flavored Panda Bear martini and vibrant Green Buddha. The late night menu of tasty appetizers, elegant sushi and sashimi and luscious desserts at Umami Moto is available until midnight Thursdays through Saturdays, making this Milwaukee dining experience appealing for all crowds.

Private Gatherings and Parties

Named one of the 30 best restaurants of 2011, as well as “Best New Asian Cuisine,” this coveted four-star location is able to house you and yours during a variety of events. Whether it be a work festivity, a birthday, a reception or even just a private party, Umamai Moto is the perfect location. It’s roomy interiors—an open space meant to mimic the Japanese aesthetic of using open space to heighten comfort—are perfect for large groups. Moreover, the unique menu houses many different appetizers and meals, with a fantastic imported saki list that is sure to be a delight to any and all patrons looking for a good location and a better meal.

Umami Moto

Milwaukee's Best Asian Fusion Cuisine
718 N Milwaukee St., Milwaukee WI 53202

Tel. 1.877.371.5156
Email: Umami Moto
For more information
Call us toll-free! 1.877.371.5156
Book a Table Online
Email for Private Party/Event Requests