Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


Milwaukee has a rich tradition of Asian American and Pacific Island heritage. Found everywhere from our art galleries to our restaurants, Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures have helped shape the city, making a major impact on the Greater Milwaukee area. As we celebrate national Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, use this guide to discover festivities, events, and more.


Asian Restaurant Week

Get a taste of Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures with Asian Restaurant Week, May 16 - 22. Through a concerted effort by ElevAsian, an advocacy group located right here in Milwaukee, sample a range of cuisines and celebrate the month with a local favorite or discover a new one at one of these participating locations.
Check out any one of the many restaurants listed below to find out what each business has to offer!


Asian Fusion  
1609 E. North Ave.
2945 S. 108th St., West Allis
Fusion Cafe 
1427 S. 108th St., West Allis
J.J. Chen’s Eatery 
10722 W. Oklahoma Ave., West Allis
207 E. Buffalo St.
Lucky Bakery & BBQ 
11078 W. National Ave., West Allis
Sze Chuan Restaurant
11102 W. National Ave., West Allis


Hue Vietnamese Restaurant 
2691 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Phan’s Garden
1923 W. National Ave.
Pho Viet 
5475 S. 27th St., Greenfield
Pho Saigon 
10534 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis
Evie’s Vietnamese Kitchen
N89W16851 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls
Vietnamese Noodles of Mequon 
1380 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon

Multiple Cuisines

Lucky Ginger
221 N. Water St.
Lucky Liu’s
1664 N. Van Buren St.
Mekong Cafe
5930 W. North Ave.
Momo Mee –
110 E. Greenfield Ave.
Mr. Wok
2128 Silvernail Rd., Pewaukee
Nana Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar
4511 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood
Taste Amir’s Roti
Food truck, see Facebook page
222 W. Wells St.


7453 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield
17395 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield
Hungry Sumo Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro
2663 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Tanpopo Ramen
5191 S. 108th St., Hales Corners


Cafe India 
2201 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
India Garden 
2930 N. 117th St., Wauwatosa
Taj Mahal 
5114 S. 108th St., #1329, Hales Corners
Taste of India 
17115 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield

Indian & Pakistani

711 W. Historic Mitchell St.
7510 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield
2238 N. Farwell Ave.


Stone Bowl Grill
1958 N. Farwell Ave.
222 E. Erie St.
1932 E. Kenilworth Pl.


2238 N. Farwell Ave.
Sticky Rice
1000 E. Locust St

Laotian & Thai

3425 W. National Ave.
Vientiane Noodle Shop
3422 W. National Ave.
Sweet Basil
6509B S. 27th St.
C&D Thai Food Truck
See Facebook page


Jackie’s Cafe
3902 N. 76th St.
O So Good
6309 N. 76th St.


Bento Xpert
1125 N. 9th St.

Indonesian & Chinese

Peking Chef 
8673 N. Port Washington Rd., Fox Point


Meat on the Street 
125 N. 9th St


Ono Kine Grindz 
7215 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa

Japanese & Thai

Rice N Roll Bistro 
1952 N. Farwell Ave.


Did you fall in love with one of the dishes you tried during your dining adventure? Try making it at home! You can pick up ingredients at any one of these markets in-and-around Milwaukee.

Bharat Mart      Viet Hoa Supermarket      TAJ Grocery      5XEN Market

Pacific Market      Mei Hua Market      BEST FOOD

Additional AAPI Owned Businesses

  Name Category Description
Carnevor Steakhouse Steak Milwaukee's premier steakhouse, Carnevor is one of Wisconsin's most acclaimed fine dining destinations.
Casablanca Middle Eastern Unique dining/nightlife experience. Private event space. Catering.
Maharaja Indian Milwaukee's Premier Indian Restaurant.
BB's (Build-a-Breakfast / Build-a-Burger) Breakfast & Brunch You crave it, we build it!!
Gyro MKE Mediterranean Gyro MKE is a Mediterranean fast food restaurant serving traditional Greek Gyro, Middle Eastern Shawarma, chicken Shawarma, Falafel, Hummus and a variety of salads.
3rd Street Market Hall Food Hall Milwaukee's kitchen table: a unique neighborhood place for bites, games, and company.
Rice n Roll Bistro Asian We present modern takes on classic dishes with creative sushi rolls and innovative Thai cuisine capturing honest & original tastes.
Samer Ghani Photographers Samer Ghani, Award-Winning Director, Producer, Artist, & Journalist
Avenue Liquor and Convenience Shop Beer & Liquor Stores Expansive selection of wines, beers, spirits, etc.

Learn more about AAPI cultures

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