By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published May 08, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Last December, we shared the news that Izumi’s, Milwaukee’s longest-running sushi restaurant, would close its doors at the end of the year and a second location for the Third Ward’s Kanpai Izakaya was on its way.

As of this week, Kanpai 2 has officially opened in the space at 2150 N. Prospect Ave.

The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner, offering the same menu as the restaurant’s Third Ward location. That means plenty of sushi, along with appetizers like stuffed avocados, fried calamari and spicy edamame. There are also entrees like miso-glazed sea bass, and chicken, tofu or sweet potato teriyaki. There are also Korean specialties like bulgogi and bibimbop served in traditional hot stone bowls.

Lunch specials are priced $9.50-$17, including nigiri and sashimi options, sushi burritos and items like bulgogi, bibimbop and bento boxes. View the full menu here.

Kanpai 2 is open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 11 p.m.; and Sunday 4 to 9 p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.