Food

Food Trucks | Takeout | Restaurants Nearby Anime Milwaukee | Asian Restaurants | Geek-Friendly Restaurants

Food Trucks

Anime Milwaukee has food trucks and vendors serving food in the Wisconsin Center first floor.

2019 Vendors

  • Ian’s Pizza
  • Cousin Subs
  • Albert – Bubble Waffle & Noodles
  • Meat on the Street
  • Gouda Girls
  • Maui Wowi
  • Bubble Tea
  • Wild Bill Soda

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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 for 2019 and plan accordingly.

Within 5-10 Minute Walk from Hyatt

  • Bistro 333
    • Located in the Hyatt, offers American style food with Anime Milwaukee specials on food and drinks.
  • 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.
  • Xankia
    • 222 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Vietnamese restaurant offering pho, banh mi, and bubble tea.
  • Jimmy John’s
    • 767 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Subs with freaky fast delivery!
  • Cantina Tequila & Taco Bar
    • 1110 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Serving delicious tacos, great margaritas, craft beers and cocktails and a whole lot of fun in a relaxed taco bar atmosphere. **DEAL: Show your AMKE badge and get 10% off.
  • Benihana
    • 850 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1802
    • Hibachi restaurant – Japanese food offered.
  • Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
    • 740 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Brewpub chain serving house beers & upscale pub food & American fare in lively environs.
  • 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.
  • 1983 Arcade Bar
    • 1110 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Hip, late-night bar featuring craft brews, classic arcade games & pinball in a laid-back atmosphere.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • Kawa Ramen & Sushi
    • 2321 N. Murray Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53211
    • Restaurant on the East Side that specializes in sushi and ramen. Paid parking lot located across the street.
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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!
  • Aloha Poke
    • 220 E Buffalo St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Located in the Third Ward, offers build-your-own poke bowls.

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.
  • Tangled Noodles
    • 1404 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233
    • Located by Marquette University, serving Chinese noodles and rice dishes.

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.
  • Thai-Namite
    • 932 E. Brady Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53202
    • Located on the East Side, Thai-fusion restaurant with a wide selection of sushi.
  • 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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Geek-friendly Restaurants

  • Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
    • 600 E Ogden Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Traditional pub foods with friendly atmosphere for tabletop gaming.
  • Up-Down MKE
    • 615 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • 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!
  • 42 Ale House
    • 3807 S Packard Ave, St Francis, WI 53235
    • Lively pub with classic bar food, 24 tap beers & a variety of games including video & tabletop.

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