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June 24, 2024 10:09 am

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Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Trips to These Milwaukee Eats


Reinette LeJeune

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the history and contributions of AAPI in the United States and learn about the diverse culture and heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. In celebration, Milwaukee hosted its first ever Asian Restaurant Week from May 16-22, encouraging diners to support the area’s diverse Asian and Pacific Island cuisines. The group behind the event is ElevAsian, a group of AAPI individuals and allies from around Wisconsin dedicated to amplifying, and celebrating AAPI people, businesses and initiatives that uplift and support the community. “Food is a great entry point for learning more about a culture, and it’s also the way members of the AAPI share their care for others as well as a piece of their cultural heritage,” notes Shary Tran of ElevAsian. 

Below you will find a list of some of the restaurants within the Milwaukee area that you should and can very much try throughout the year. You can also find the complete list of area restaurants on their website:

  • Asian-Owned Restaurants:

Carnevor, 718 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202


Crave Cafe, 3596 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211


Riley’s Sandwich Co., 4473 N Oakland Avenue, Shorewood, WI
  • Chinese:

Asian Fusion Cafe, 1609 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202


Fortune, 2945 S. 108th St., Milwaukee, WI 53227

414-328-9890— for Dim Sum,

Fusion Cafe, 1427 S 108th St., West Allis, WI 53214

414-257-1199 or 414-257-1799,

  • Korean:

Char’d, 222 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 885-2611,

Chick Fun Korean Fried Chicken, 5301 S. 108th St, Hales Corners, WI 53130

(414) 235-5155,

Maru Korean Bistro, 2150 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 210-4139,

  • Vietnamese:

Bambu Coffee Shop, 10708 W Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53227


Hue Vietnamese Restaurant, 2691 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207

Phan’s Garden, 1923 W. National Ave., Milwaukee, WI

414-384-4522 — Go for pho,’s%20Garden%20Restaurant/120123651337612/

  • Japanese:

Fujiyama, 17395 W Bluemound Rd, Brookfield, WI 53045


Hungry Sumo Sushi Bar + Asian Bistro, 2663 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Bay View, WI 53207, 414-595-9656,

Tanpopo Ramen, 5191 S. 108th St., Hales Corners, WI


  • Hmong:

An Ox Cafe, 7411 W Hampton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53218


Jackie’s Café, 3902 N. 76th St., Milwaukee, WI 53222


O So Good, 6309 N 76th St., Milwaukee, WI 53218


  • Indian:

Café India, 2201 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Bayview, Milwaukee, WI

414-837-6121 and 605 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI; 414-224-5444

India Garden, 2930 N. 117th St., Wauwatosa, WI 53222

414-235-9220 — for buffet,

Taj Mahal, 5114 S 108th St, #1329, Hales Corners, WI 53130


  • Indian and Pakistani:

Anmol, 711 W. Historic Mitchell St., Milwaukee, WI 53204


Peshawar, 7510 W. Layton Ave, Greenfield, WI 53220


  • Indonesian:

Peking Chef, 8673 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point, WI


  • Modern Indian:

Ruta’s Vibrant Indian Cafe/Crossroads Collective, 2238 N Farwell Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211

  • Nepalese:

Everest Cafe, 208 W Silver Spring Drive, Glendale, WI 53217


  • Taiwanese:

Bento Xpert (Eleven25 building), 1125 N. 9th St., Unit F, Milwaukee, WI 53233


  • Filipino:

Meat on the Street, 1125 N. 9th St., Milwaukee, WI


  • Hawaiian:

Ono Kine Grindz, 7215 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53213