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Ninja Japanese Steakhouse Eyes October Opening

Ninja will become the second restaurant offering sushi and Japanese-style cuisine in Menomonee Falls.

Months ago, there was plenty of buzz in Menomonee Falls about the "landmark" building on the corner of Pilgrim Road and Main Street in Menomonee Falls. 

After months of speculation, Falls residents are just about a month away from welcoming a new business into the village. 

Ninja Japanese Steakhouse owner Li Chi Chen said he plans to open his restaurant Oct. 15. Crews have been working on the build out of the space for several months. 

Chen said he is excited to open the second Ninja restaurant in southeast Wisconsin. He currently operates the first restaurant on Paradise Drive in West Bend. 

Ninja specializes in Japanese hibachi seafood, steak, chicken, and vegetable dinners. However, Ninja also serves sushi, sashimi, Thai cuisine, and Maki. Construction will continue throughout summer and an opening in fall is likely. 

Ninja's Menomonee Falls location was the former site of a blighted and environmentally contaminated gas station. The village entered into an agreement with Gatlin Development Co. in 2011 to help offset remediation costs and purchase a right-of-way along Pilgrim Road.

After construction was completed, there was some concern among residents that the space would lie vacant. Construction of Ninja's new space was part of the larger Walmart Neighborhood Market development that was approved in 2011. Associated Bank has plans to build a new branch on a plat fronting the grocery store along Main Street

Ninja will become the second sushi restaurant to open in Menomonee Falls. Sakura Sushi & Grill opened earlier this summer in the North Pointe Centre on Appleton Avenue, which is across from Menomonee Falls High School. 
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) September 24, 2013 at 05:25 PM
Glad to see taxpayers get a return on this investment, even though Walmart should have footed the bill for the remediation. How's that eyesore deli to the east of it doing that Walmart ran out of business because of their lies of covering costs to remodel?
Justa Comment September 25, 2013 at 09:11 AM
What eyesore deli? My favorite pet food store happens to be east of that Wal Mart, but maybe you call it a deli.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) September 25, 2013 at 10:02 AM
Deli style restaurant, whatever, by the name of Scholtzkys (spelling?).
Becca Beanz September 25, 2013 at 02:34 PM
While I'm sure this place will be busy at first, I can't see it lasting. Everyone will want to try it at first, but it's redundant with Sakura, which has hibachi and sushi... and Aisan Buffet both also having hibachi. Also, you have to sit with strangers if you don't have a table full and it's relatively expenseive. I just can't see the population of the Falls getting into this on a regular basis. And what about the land across the street? When will they finally do something about that? It's been barren since the '70s. Does EVS still own that??

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