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Kusaka - Mineral Point, Wi


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Kusaka - Mineral Point, Wi

marcreichman | | Apr 14, 2013 02:24 PM

One year lurker, first time poster, I think!

My wife and I moved to Wauwatosa almost a year ago. She grew up on the south side, I am from NJ, along for the ride. We moved from MA where we both went for school. She was there for 7 years, me for 15. Boston is not necessarily a Japanese Mecca by any stretch, but there are plenty of options from casual to fancy, and from sushi to ramen to curry rice.

So far in Milwaukee we are finding things a bit lacking in the Japanese department. The sushi is good not great, but we also haven't tried every game in town just yet. I read an article a couple months ago about Kusaka, a non-sushi Japanese restaurant in Mineral Point. Yesterday my pregnant wife graciously let us drive the 2 hours there to check it out.

We got to start a Tsukemono salad and an order of Gyoza. The salad was good but could have used a bit more time in the brine, but the Gyoza were great. Hard to tell if they were homemade. I was distracted, however, by the noodles being cut in the kitchen out of the corner of my eye. I was so very excited! My wife got a bowl of udon which she praised for clean favors with good depth, and I had a bowl of miso ramen. The noodles had such good chew, and my miso broth was nice and spicy. The decor and service were also great.

Now I need to justify another trip out there to try the curry! Maybe the lands end tent sale..

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