By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Jun 16, 2014 at 10:15 AM Photography:

Maybe you knew that Wednesday, June 18th is International Sushi Day. But, did you know that Umami Moto, 718 N Milwaukee St., has a week-long celebration in the works?

"We really wanted to take some time to celebrate the art of sushi and pass some little knowns and fun facts about sushi to our guests," says Jaime Jacobs, Director of Marketing for SURG Restaurant Group.

June 16-20, guests will receive complimentary offerings including appetizers, sushi, dessert and cocktails.

Specials include:

  • Monday: Amuse featuring three sushi small bites.
  • Tuesday: Complimentary appetizers including crispy rock shrimp, calamari, Korean short rib, Togarashi edamame, lettuce wraps or tuna poke.
  • Wednesday:  Free signature sushi roll.  Choose from crispy shrimp, Milwaukee Street, scallop asparagus, spicy tuna, avocado shrimp, spicy crab, Philly roll or Boston roll.
  • Thursday: Enjoy one free cocktail, including a Mr. Myagi-tini, Bruce Leychee, Sparkling Plum, Sake la Poire, Shanghai Mule, Coco-nuts 4 Sake, Sake-gria, or Sake flight.
  • Friday: Complimentary dessert, including a lemon bar, strawberry shortcake, dreamsicle or chocolate peanut desserts.

In addition to complimentary specials, Umami Moto will also be offering free valet in the form of a $5 discount off of your bill when you dine with them during Sushi Week. 

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.