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Sumo Japanese Cuisine

25 Bridge Street, Taunton TA1 1TQ, England
+44 1823 339393
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (100 reviews)
“tempura” (22 reviews)
“octopus balls” (8 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
25 Bridge Street, Taunton TA1 1TQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My last two visits, referred to in earlier reviews, showed that Sumo was on a downward trend and sure enough, when I visited Taunton last weekend, it had closed. I suppose it was too good to last: standards couldn't be maintained and when economies were...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

It was sadly quiet when we visited. I would encourage anyone who is nervous about trying Japanese food to pay Sumo a visit as the wide ranging menu has something for everyone. My family all really enjoyed their meals with highlights being mixed starter (great...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

Went Christmas shopping today in the lovely town of Taunton. As we love to eat in places that provide world flavours we chose Sumo Japanese Restaurant. On arrival we were welcomed with a smile by a nice young man. The decor and background music was...More

1  Thank Jmjm2831
Reviewed November 3, 2017

I have gone there several times ,and usually i would order sashimi such as salmon and shrimp .And there noodle are quite good .Besides that i think in general is normal . And that might be the only Japanese retaurant in Taunton?!(not sure)

Thank Kenath
Reviewed September 28, 2017

Never had a disappointing meal here. The dishes always come out quickly and the staff can make recommendations if you need help. Puddings aren't particularly inspiring but there is a good range of drinks and prices are reasonable for what you get.

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed September 20, 2017

I have been here 3 times now and every time try something new on the menu and am never disappointed. The staff are knowledgeable and attentive, and the food always of high quality. This is not any old sushi bar, this is a genuine Japanese...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

My daughter and sister took me here for my 50th birthday, we were the only people in, the young man that served us was very attentive and the food superb. They ran out of gyoza dumplings so I had vegetables in tempura batter with my...More

Thank julia f
Reviewed August 30, 2017

I have written 2 5 star reviews of Sumo but on my last two visits, I have wondered if something is going wrong. There seemed to be logistical problems - dishes delivered late, or cold; starters served after mains; ice cream melted. My impression was...More

1  Thank Michael B
SumoJapanese, Owner at Sumo Japanese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

sir, it's nearly one year we have changed our menu, and the feedbacks are very good. yes, some of our dishes are smaller in portion then before, so as the prices, our prices are also lower then the old menu. we do get positive reviews...More

Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Had another gorgeous dinner at Sumo. Ate in with a couple of friends Friday night. Food was as lovely as ever. Had takeaway from here a few times lately too and I have to say it travels well! Please try it out and keep this...More

Thank Lauren F
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Food and atmosphere were excellent, easily in the top 3 Japanese restaurants of all time for me. Sushi in particular was excellent.

Thank JCBarry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $24
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Bridge Street, Taunton TA1 1TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 339393
  • E-mail
The name "SUMO" signifies the authenticity and the tradition of real authentic food of Japan. As the Japanese respect their traditional sport Sumo, we respect the demand of authentic Japanese food. Sumo Japanese Cuisine in Taunton, in the heart of Somerset offering the modern authentic Japanese dining. Our Chef, 12 years of experienced in Roppongi, the heart of the world famous city Tokyo has the skill and knowledge originated from Japan where our entire recipe belongs. He has been the executive chef in Mitsukoshi, Piccadilly Circus London for last 3 years. Now he has come to conquer South West of England with his mouth watering innovative Japanese recipes. Our executive chef prepares the menu combines with variety of traditional and modern Sushi, Sashimi are freshly prepared in our luxury Sushi bar. Our special grill chef offers you the freshly charcoal grilled yakitori with Beef, Chicken, Fish fillet or whole Fish while drinking a glass of wine or traditional Japanese sake. Carefully selected sake served warm and cold, selected fine wines, other liqueur and Japanese traditional beer will complement the great dishes served in the restaurant. Sumo Japanese cuisine designed with extravagance and unique interior, combined with modern and traditional Japanese touch. The traditional style of seating area offers a VIP service to make you feel and enjoy a distinctive Japanese style of dining. There is an ample public car park rear of the restaurant. Japanese food comprises a proper balanced diet. So, come and dine with us, as we believe "Eat Healthy and Live Healthy".
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