Find Food from Afar at Wisconsin’s Ethnic Restaurants

Wisconsin may be known for our cheese, brats, and beer, but don’t be fooled into thinking foodies with a flair for ethnic eats will be bored here. On the contrary, there are worldly eats aplenty all across the state. Here are a few of our favorites.

German
Mader’s
in Milwaukee – Few restaurants in Milwaukee have as much history as Mader’s. Enjoy traditional German favorites like wiener schnitzel, kasseler rippchen, and beef and mushroom strudel while sitting amongst multi-million dollar art collection.

Irish
Brocach Irish Pub and Restaurant
in Madison and Milwaukee serves up fish and chips, bangers and mash, and the Big Irish Breakfast of Champions like nobody’s business. Grab a Guinness and enjoy live music, trivia, and more on special nights.

Sushi
Soon’s Sushi Café
in Kenosha is a hot spot for sushi, Korean, and Japanese food and was voted the best sushi in Southeast Wisconsin. The helpings are hearty and the food is ultra fresh. We recommend the miso soup, spicy tuna cocktail, and the octopus salad.

Chinese
Peking Restaurant
in Wausau, tucked in the Landmark Building, has a relaxing ambiance of an era bygone in an elegant ballroom. Start your evening with specialty cocktails and dine on items like pork shanghai, seafood Cantonese, and scallops and chicken with basil.

Mediterranean
Mediterranean Cafe
in Madison serves up classics like chicken phyllo, stuffed peppers, hummus, falafel and more. Fan favorites include the spinach cheese pie and the veggie moussaka. Be sure to ask for the hot sauce, made in-house.

Thai
Pad Thai
in Eau Claire is a local favorite for authentic Thai food. Favorite dishes include panang, pad prik khing, and of course, pad thai. Looking for a bit of a kick? Ask for spice level two.

Himalayan / Nepalese
Himal Chuli
in Madison is a favorite among vegetarians. These home-style dishes are piled high with fresh vegetables, rice, flat bread and dumplings. Try the marinated green jackfruit, a veggie substitute for meat. For the meat eaters, chicken, beef, lamb, and organic bison dishes are available.

Indian
Sai Ram Indian Cuisine
in Appleton is the winner of many Fox Cities Magazine Golden Fork Awards for “Best Lunch Buffet”, “Best Indian Food”, and “Best Ethnic Restaurant.” With more than 80 menu items and delicious daily specials, there are plenty of reasons to keep coming back for more.

What are your favorite spots to get your ethnic food fix? Tell us in a comment below.

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