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Sumo Japanese Steak House

116 S Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6779 (Northwest Virginia Beach)
757-497-6420
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Ranked #531 of 1,250 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
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Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Been to Sumo several times because we have friends who love it. It's pretty expensive, especially with all their plate sharing charges (even for small children) but all these places are high for what you get in my opinion. Food is usually good to quite good, but never great. The chicken can run dry but have usually had good luck... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Sumo is a great Japanese restaurant tucked away in a small strip shopping center on Independence Blvd. Excellent choice of teppan style lunch and dinner's. If you like a show with your meal you cannot go wrong with Sumo. sumo also has a great sushi bar with some of the freshest fish and very good specialty rolls.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Reservations made and seating was prompt. Hot towels (warm at best) were given to the closest member of our party to passed around while the waitress took drink orders. Soup and salad arrived while we were waiting for drinks to arrive. When drinks did arrive, soup bowls and salad plates for those who were done, we removed and those that... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Sumo is our go-to resturant choice each year for our daughter's birthday. Each time we enjoy great food, great service and at a reasonable price. The staff is very friendly. We have always had our food prepared at the hibachi by someone with great personality and skills. Sumo is definitely worth checking out.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is by far the most friendly and best Japenese style hibachi. Went here for the first time with my wife in 2001. We were transfered away for 6 years and tried many others in Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, etc. and wished every day we were gone we could get back to Sumo. Luckily we were transferred back to Virginia Beach... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Recently we took a coworker out to lunch for her birthday. She chose Sumo because we had all been there before and we were looking for something other than the usual. We arrived at noon on a slow Thursday. Only 6 other people were there which was fine with us. The host took us directly to seats and the waitress... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I don't live in Virginia Beach but I visit several times a year because my family lives here. Sumo is near my sister's home and we go there frequently. We love the food and it's always fun to watch the show that they put on in cooking it. The chefs and other patrons are usually friendly too.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

How can you mess up a Hibachi grill? Have a nice, inviting, authentic Japanese vibe with friendly staff and great food. It's not that hard. But this place was a complete and utter disappointment. People go to Hibachi because it's unique and something that you can't experience at home ever. From the minute we walked in the door, we should... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

We've been to most of the more well known ones in town including the, in my opinion, overrated Shogun- usually when others insist on going there- but when it's up to us we go around the corner to Sumo's and get excellent food, good portions (I can never finish!) and the prices even seem better. The chef's are very good... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

My husband and I have lived in several different states and numerous cities. We've always been a huge fan of japanese steakhouse type food. One thing that every establishment has had in common up to now has been the white(ish) creamy seafood sauce. Sumo does not have this. The food was ok. Wasn't very flavorful. The meat quality was tough... More

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Additional Information about Sumo Japanese Steak House

Address: 116 S Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6779
Phone Number: 757-497-6420
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northwest Virginia Beach
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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