Shogun and Izakaya 88: A Modern Twist on Japanese Cuisine

The newest addition to this longtime favorite takes a new spin on the Japanese restaurant as we know it. See what sets these twins apart.

JMK Nippon: From Japan to America, With Love

Meet the industrious family behind this longtime Asian favorite, and learn how it grew from a simple idea into one chef’s American Dream.

JMK Nippon

2551 N. Perryville Road, Rockford, Ill.
(815) 877-0505

Kochi Japan

Upscale/Casual Japanese. Fusion sushi hibachi & grill. Authentic cuisine: Kochi, hibachi, sushi, sashimi, Maki roll, steak, seafood.
7310 Walton St., Ste. B, Rockford, Ill.
(815) 391-8885

Fung Ming

Casual/Cantonese. Authentic Asian fare.
319 W. 1st St., Dixon, Ill. (815) 288-5422;
216 1st Ave., Sterling, Ill. (815) 626-3030.

Kochi Japan: An Authentic Taste From Land of the Rising Sun

Guests crown it the best sushi in town, but that’s not all that’s on the menu. Learn about Rockford’s newest Asian restaurant and discover how its inventive manager keeps customers coming back.


5494 E. State St., Rockford, Ill.
(815) 399-8888

Tempura House

Authentic Japanese cuisine. Sushi bar
306 Center St., Lake Geneva, Wis.
(262) 249-8822

Thai Cuisine Restaurant

6551 E. Riverside Blvd., Rockford, Ill.
(815) 637-1188
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Singapore Grill

6390 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, Ill.
(815) 636-1888
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