About Us

About Us

Our Story

Step off the square and into a whole new Madison. Just seconds from the Capitol, you’ll find the city’s most exciting dining experience. It starts with our menu that spans continents and goes far beyond sushi. It’s echoed in our bold interior design and presented to you by our knowledgeable staff, dedicated to exceeding your dining expectations. The sculpted interior space is the perfect place for you to relax in the lounge, grab a romantic dinner or overwhelm each of your senses with an exclusive dinner at our chef’s table. Every moment at RED intends to create a memorable experience and one you come back to again and again.


Meet the Founders

Co-Owners Tanya Zhykharevich and Jack Yip

Co-Owners Tanya Zhykharevich and Jack Yip might seem like an unlikely pairing to develop a restaurant. But this pair, from the opposite ends of the planet, has come together to create one of Madison’s most exciting restaurants.

When they opened in 2011, it was both founders’ first foray into starting a business. With Jack as the executive chef and Tanya behind the scenes, RED became the restaurant they wanted and the one they felt Madison needed. The duo’s desire to create a dining experience that was more than great food brought RED initial success. Tanya and Jack’s commitment to their vision has now led them to restaurant’s exciting new location, and it keeps RED at the forefront of fine dining in Madison.


Best of Madison Awards:
Gold 2017, Gold 2016, Silver 2015, Bronze 2014

Madison’s Favorite Japanese Restaurant
09.13.18 –  MADISON ISTHMUS features RED in their Mad Faves City Guide.

RED hot new spot on West Washington Avenue
01.04.17 –  WISC-TV/Channel 3000 features RED in their Taste Maker segment.

Restaurant Week- Red Sushi
11.09.16 – NBC15 featured healthy menu options at RED in their Restaurant Week segment.

Beyond Sushi – The new RED is bigger, better, bolder
10.20.16 – Allison Geyer for the Isthmus

Restaurant review: In a glamorous new space, RED makes more than sushi
10.18.16 – Lindsay Christians for the Cap Times

Restaurant Review: Red Sushi (Madison, Wi)
09.16.16 – Daniel Moroyoqui from This is My Take

Red brings its eclectic sushi to new savvy spot
09.13.16 – From The Badger Herald

Choosy choosers choose…
09.01.16 – RED was picked as a 2016 Madison favorite by Isthmus readers.

Red Sushi named Best in Madison 2016
02.26.16 – We are honored to be included in Madison Magazine as best Japanese/Sushi Restaurant!