The votes are in, and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2008. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com.
October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, special features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food. Bon appetit!
OnMilwaukee.com readers picked relative newcomer Umami Moto as their favorite other Asian restaurant (Not strictly Chinese, Japanese or Thai.)
Umami Moto is self-described as the origin of (moto) "the source of the fifth element of taste-deliciousness" (umami).
This taste, which is best described in layman's terms as "savory," is often equated with Asian-style cuisines and is the basis for Tom Wackman, Omar Shaikh and Michael Polaski's pan-Asian restaurant.
Umami Moto has two locations: Downtown at 718 N. Milwaukee St., and in Brookfield at 17800 W. Bluemound Rd. According to OnMilwaukee.com food writer Amy Schubert, the Milwaukee Street locale is sleek: "Envision smooth, black, individually strung stone pillars and walls, highlighted with glimmering glass tile and bar stool cushions so plush, you literally sink into a seat at the bar," she wrote.
OnMilwaukee.com editor's choice: Phan's Garden
2. Genghis Khan
3. West Bank Café
4. Phan's Garden
5. Noodle House
6. Mekong Café
10. Noodle Shop
12. Rice Palace