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Show Your Badge Deals

AMKE 2020 - Show Your Badge Deal at Milwaukee Restaurants

We’re bringing back our Show Your Badge deals with partner Milwaukee restaurants! Show your badge on February 14-16, 2020 for a discount or special for DINE-IN only! See each restaurant below for specific details.

For groups greater than 6 people, reservations are highly recommended as many restaurants will be packed with attendees, weekend restaurant goers, and Valentine’s Day dinners. Parking is highly limited on the East Side and Downtown and we recommend that attendees get to those restaurants via walking, bussing, taxi, Uber, or Lyft.

Restaurants! Do you have a general deal for Valentine’s Day weekend to share or want to participate in the “Show Your Badge” deal? Please contact us at socialmedia@animemilwaukee.org and we’ll get you listed.

Map of all “Show Your Badge” Restaurants

  • Kawa Ramen & Sushi
    • Deal: 10% off with badge. FREE Ramune drink for cosplayers with $20 purchase!
    • 2321 N. Murray Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53211
    • Located on the East Side (14 min drive), that specializes in sushi and ramen. Paid parking lot located across the street.
  • Easy Tyger
    • Deal: 10% off (Cosplayers (costume) only; Saturday, Feb 15 5PM-10PM only)
    • 1230 E Brady St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
    • Located on the East Side (5-12 min drive), Asian Fusion restaurant with one of the best ramen in Milwaukee.
  • Thai-Namite
    • Deal: 10% off (Cosplayers (costume) only; Saturday, Feb 15 & Sunday, Feb 16 only)
    • 932 E. Brady Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53202
    • Located on the East Side (9 min drive), Thai-fusion restaurant with a wide selection of sushi.
  • Tangled Noodles – 10% off
    • 1404 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233
    • Located by Marquette University (3-8 min drive), serving Chinese noodles and rice dishes.
  • Aloha Poke – 10% off
    • 220 E Buffalo St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located in the Third Ward (4-8 min drive), offers build-your-own poke bowls.
  • Sobelman’s (St. Paul) – 10% off
    • 1900 W St Paul Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233
    • Located near Marquette University (5-8 min drive), voted best burgers and Bloody Marys by Milwaukeeans!
  • Char’d
    • Deal: Free drink (beer/select wine) with purchase
    • 222 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located in the Third Ward (4-9 min drive), serving modern and traditional dishes influenced by Korean cuisine.
  • The Laughing Taco – 10% off
    • 1033 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
    • Located in Walker’s Point (5-12 min drive), a Mexican-Style Taquería with a simple but delicious menu.
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs (Ogden Ave) – 10% off
    • 544 E Ogden Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located within an 5-10 minute drive, makes a Sub Above – fresh sliced, authentic Northeast-American style sub sandwiches on fresh baked bread.
  • Sal’s Pizza (East Side) – 10% off
    • 2974 N Oakland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211
    • Locate on the East Side (9-14 min drive), New York Style Pizza made by the slice or pie! Pasta, salads, Italian subs, wings, calzones, strombolis and more.
  • The Loaded Slate – 10% off excluding specials
    • 1137 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located Downtown (10 min walk), serving American style food, cocktails, a wide beer selection & more in a low-lit tavern setting featuring local TV sports.
  • Ale Asylum Riverhouse – Buy One, Get One pint
    • 1110 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located Downtown (9 min walk), serving locally brewed beer & updated tavern fare served in a spacious riverfront space with a patio.
  • Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery – 10% off
    • 740 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located Downtown (short 6 min walk), Brewpub chain serving house beers & upscale pub food & American fare in lively environs.
  • Merriment Social – 15% off
    • 240 E Pittsburgh Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
    • Located in Walker’s Point (20 min drive), an urban-chic spot for globally influenced New American comfort food, plus beer, wine & cocktails.
  • Cantina Tequila & Taco Bar – 10% off
    • SPECIALS: $3 Bombs, $4 Don Julio Shots, $5 Tito’s Vodka Doubles
    • 1110 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located Downtown (short 10 min walk), serving delicious tacos, great margaritas, craft beers and cocktails and a whole lot of fun in a relaxed taco bar atmosphere.
  • Simple Cafe – 10% off
    • Located on the East Side (13 min drive), American breakfast and brunch place open until 3pm on the weekends.
  • 42 Ale House – 10% off
    • 3807 S Packard Ave, St Francis, WI 53235
    • Located in St Francis (17 min drive), a lively pub with classic bar food, 24 tap beers & a variety of games including video & tabletop.
  • Wisconsin Cheese Mart & Brüdd Cafe – 10% off
    • 215 W. Highland Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located Downtown (9 min walk), Brüdd Cafe is a trendy tavern offering a wide selection of Wisconsin brews, plus cheese-focused fare & wine. Wisconsin Cheese Mart offers Worlds largest selection of Wisconsin Cheese since 1938. Definitely a MUST if you’re from out of town and love cheese!
  • Pizza Shuttle
    • 1827 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Deal: 2 small 2-topping pizzas for $15 or 2 large 2-topping pizzas and 2 sodas for $25 (pick-up, dine-in, delivery)
    • Located on the East Side (9 min drive), serving beer, pizza & other Italian eats in a casual eatery with late-night hours, a jukebox & photo booth.
  • Build-A-Breakfast / Build-A-Burger – 10% off
    • 633 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
    • Located Downtown (2 min walk), serving customizable breakfasts & burgers in a laid-back setting featuring pool tables & a full bar.
  • Gyro MKE – 10% off
    • 700 W Wisconsin Ave #A, Milwaukee, WI 53233
    • Located Downtown (2 min walk), Greek & Eastern Mediterranean flavors are brought to life at this informal quick serve restaurant.
  • Xankia – 10% off
    • 222 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located Downtown (3 min walk), Vietnamese restaurant offering pho, banh mi, and bubble tea.

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Food Stalls

Anime Milwaukee has food vendors serving food and/or drinks in the Wisconsin Center first floor.

2020 Vendors

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Takeout

Want to order takeout in Milwaukee? Order from the restaurant’s website if available or with a food delivery app. Food delivery apps in the area include EatStreet, DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates, and UberEats. We advise to put in the delivery notes to “Call when you arrive and I will meet you in the lobby entrance of the hotel”. Please remember to tip!

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Restaurants Nearby Anime Milwaukee

For groups greater than 6 people, reservations are highly recommended as many restaurants will be packed with attendees, weekend restaurant goers, and Valentine’s Day dinners. Parking is highly limited on the East Side and Downtown and we recommend that attendees get to those restaurants via walking, taxi, Uber, or Lyft.

Please note that the food court within Grand Avenue mall is now empty beyond a fresh fruit stand for 2020 and plan accordingly.

Within 5-10 Minute Walk from Hyatt

  • Bistro 333
    • Located in the Hyatt, offers American style food.
  • Calderone Club
    • 842 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located across the street from the Hyatt, offering pizza and Italian cuisine.
  • The King and I
    • 830 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located across the street from the Hyatt, offering Thai cuisine.
  • George Webb
    • 812 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located across the street from the Hyatt, a 24/7 diner chain offering classic comfort fare, including all-day breakfast.
  • Jimmy John’s
    • 767 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Subs with freaky fast delivery!
  • Benihana
    • 850 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1802
    • Hibachi restaurant – Japanese food offered.
  • China Gourmet
    • 117 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Low-key spot serving traditional Chinese favorites plus daily lunch & weekend dinner buffets.
  • Ian’s Pizza
    • 146 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Wisconsin-born chain known for its creative pizzas including its signature mac ‘n’ cheese pie. Open late and can get 1 slice or a full pizza!
  • Milwaukee Waterfront Deli
    • 761 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Sandwiches, salads, and soups featuring a unique interior, decor and great lighting.
  • Mader’s Restaurant
    • 1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Old-school place offering classic German cuisine, Bavarian decor & traditionally-attired waitstaff.
  • SafeHouse
    • 779 N Front St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Spy-themed restaurant with burgers and other casual food; “password” required for entry.
  • Vagabond
    • 1122 N Edison St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Mexican food & margaritas are served at this casual, brick-walled eatery with Latin-inspired decor.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
    • 1123 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Chicken wings and American food.

Within 5-10 Minute Walk from Wisconsin Center & Hilton

  • The Café
    • 509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located inside the Hilton, offers traditional American breakfast buffet and other foods until 12pm.
  • Miller Time Pub & Grill
    • 509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located inside the Hilton, serving burgers and other pub fare.
  • Monarch Lounge
    • 509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located inside the Hilton, small plates of Mediterranean and classic American selections, paired with signature cocktails with a Happy Hour on Monday-Friday.
  • Starbucks
    • 509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located within the Wisconsin Center and adjacent to the Hilton, offers coffee drinks, tea and light cafe foods.
  • DOC’s Commerce Smokehouse
    • 754 Vel R. Phillips Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located across the street from the Wisconsin Center, serving Southern BBQ favorites & craft beer.
  • Domino’s
    • Special: Large 3-Topping Pizza $7.99 (Carryout only)
    • 719 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233
    • Serving affordable pizza, pasta, chicken & more.
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
    • 135 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Great sandwiches and shakes.
  • Subway
    • 124 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Build-your-own sandwiches and salads.
  • The Capital Grille
    • 310 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Upscale steakhouse offers classic American fare & a clubby, refined setting.
  • Build-a-Breakfast/Build-a-Burger
    • 633 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Customizable breakfasts & burgers in a laid-back setting featuring pool tables & a full bar.
  • Gyro MKE
    • 700 W Wisconsin Ave #A, Milwaukee, WI 53233
    • Offers gyros and other Mediterranean/Greek/Middle Eastern food.
  • Stone Creek – Grand Avenue
    • 275 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located on the 2nd Street Skywalk in Grand Avenue, serving coffee drinks & tea, plus pastries, muffins & other light bites.
  • Stone Creek Coffee – Factory Café
    • 422 N 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located near the Milwaukee Intermodal Station, serving coffee drinks & tea, plus pastries, muffins & other light bites.

Geek-friendly Places

  • Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
    • 600 E Ogden Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located within a 5-9 minute drive, serving traditional pub foods with friendly atmosphere for tabletop gaming.
  • Up-Down MKE
    • 615 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located on the East Side (4-9 min drive), An arcade and nostalgia-based bar featuring more than 60 arcade games from the ‘80s and ‘90s, pinball machines, three classic skee-ball alleys, Nintendo 64 console gaming, and more. Games are $0.25!
  • Round 1
    • 5300 S 76th St, Greendale, WI 53129
    • Located in Southridge Mall (16-24 min drive), it’s a state-of-the-art entertainment company offering fun the whole family can enjoy with a huge arcade, UFO catchers/crane games, karaoke, bowling alley, and food. Offers American-style food like burgers, pizza, wings, and more – but mainly an entertainment place. Stop before or after Anime Milwaukee!

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Asian Restaurants

Japanese Restaurants

  • Kanpai Izakaya
    • 408 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53202
    • Located in the Historic Third Ward, offering a good selection of nigiri sushi and sashimi, as well as dishes like udon, and tonkatsu.
  • Kanpai 2
    • 2150 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53202
    • Another Kanpai location on the East Side, offering a wide selection of sushi.
  • Red Light Ramen
    • 1751 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located on the East Side, offering delicious Miso and Tonkotsu Ramen; open only at night.
  • Hungry Sumo
    • 2663 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee, Wi, 53207
    • Sushi bar located in the Bayview area. They also offer donburi dishes and ramen.
  • Fushimi
    • 2116 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53202
    • Japanese restaurant & bar, buffet available as well. All you can eat sushi. Free parking lot behind building.
  • Maki Yaki
    • 1616 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233
    • Located by Marquette University, serving up Japanese grilled entrees, noodles, sushi & sashimi.
  • Artisan Ramen
    • 530 E. Mason Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53202
    • Ramen restaurant located in the downtown area in East Town by MSOE.
  • Benihana
    • 850 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1802
    • Hibachi restaurant – Japanese food offered.
  • Fujiyama
    • 2916 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53227
    • Located in West Allis, an authentic Japanese restaurant offering Sushi and Hibachi.
  • Tanpopo Ramen & Sushi Restaurant
    • 5191 S 108th St, Hales Corners, WI 53130
    • Located in Hales Corners near Whitnall High School, serving ramen, sushi, and other Japanese dishes.
  • Kyoto
    • 7453 W Layton Ave, Greenfield, WI 53220
    • Located in Greenfield near Southridge Mall, serving sushi, teriyaki, noodle dishes & other Japanese fare.

Asian Fusion

  • DanDan
    • 360 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located in the Third Ward, an Asian fusion-type modern restaurant serving Chinese dim sum, noodles, stir-fries & more.
  • Lucky Ginger
    • 221 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located in the Third Ward, a restaurant & takeaway outlet with Thai, Japanese, Lao & Vietnamese dishes on the menu.
  • Nana Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar
    • 4511 N. Oakland Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53211
    • Located in Shorewood, offering a wide selection of nigiri sushi, maki, and hand rolls.
  • Screaming Tuna
    • 106 W. Seeboth Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53204
    • Asian-fusion restaurant with a selection of sushi.
  • Momo Mee
    • 110 E Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204
    • Located near Walker’s Point, serving pan-Asian cuisine, housemade noodles and dumplings (xiao long bao).

Poke Restaurants

  • FreshFin Poké
    • 1806 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located on the East Side, a bright, modern counter serve specializing in signature & build-your-own poke bowls.
  • Fusion Poke
    • Deal: Buy 1 Get 1 Free (general deal)
    • 1813 E Kenilworth Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located on the East Side, a poke restaurant that also offers ramen, bubble tea, rolled ice cream, shaved ice, and more!

Korean Restaurants

  • Char’d
    • 222 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located in the Third Ward, serving modern and traditional dishes influenced by Korean cuisine.
  • Stone Bowl
    • 1958 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53202
    • Korean restaurant located on the East Side, offering bibimbop, noodles, and kimchi.
  • Seoul Restaurant
    • 2178 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located in the East Side, serving Korean BBQ & with other traditional Korean dishes in cozy digs.
  • Merge
    • 1932 E Kenilworth Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located on the East Side, mainly offers Korean Fried Chicken and bar atmosphere; must be 21+ after 4pm.

Chinese Restaurants

  • Asian Fusion
    • 1609 E. North Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53202.
    • Located on the East Side, they mostly specialize in Chinese food, and they also feature a selection of bubble tea.
  • China Gourmet
    • 117 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located Downtown nearby Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, a low-key spot serving traditional Chinese favorites plus daily lunch & weekend dinner buffets.
  • Huan Xi
    • 2428 N Murray Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211
    • Located on the East Side, serving standard Chinese favorites & a secret menu offering more traditional fare; only place in Milwaukee with hot pot. Parking lot available.
  • Jing’s
    • 207 E Buffalo St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located in the Third Ward, a contemporary space with an upscale feel specializing in Shanghai cuisine & Chinese favorites.

Thai Restaurants

  • The King and I
    • 830 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Located across the street from the Hyatt, offering Thai cuisine.
  • Rice N Roll Bistro
    • 1952 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located on the East Side, a contemporary spot for creative sushi rolls & traditional Thai dishes served in a stylish space.
  • Bee’s Cuisine
    • 2336 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211
    • Located on the East Side, a family-run restaurant serving Southeastern Asian cuisine – try their Thai options or stuffed chicken wings.
  • Elephant Cafe
    • 1505 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located on the East Side, serving Thai cuisine.

Vietnamese Restaurants

  • Xankia
    • 222 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Vietnamese restaurant offering pho, banh mi, and bubble tea.
  • Pho 43
    • 1814 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located on the East Side, Family-run eatery featuring traditional pho & Vietnamese rice & noodle dishes, plus coffee.
  • Pho Cali
    • 4756 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53221
    • Located nearby the airport, serving pho & other classic Vietnamese cooking.
  • Pho Viet
    • 5475 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53221
    • Located nearby the airport, serving pho & other classic Vietnamese cooking. Also located next to Pacific Produce, the largest Asian grocery store in Milwaukee.
  • Pho Hai Tuyet I
    • 204 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
    • Located nearby the airport, serving pho & other classic Vietnamese cooking.

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