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Sumo Japanese Steak House & Sushi

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151 Main St, Hoover, AL 35244-5060
+1 205-444-1515
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sushi is what you would expect from a decent sushi restaurant. The pricing is in line with the average. I wasn't disappointed. As for the to-go order of teriyaki beef, it was not appealing in presentation or technique but tasted good.

Thank CulinaryKop
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got Sumo for take-out. I always expect it to be warm or cool when I take food home, but the food was very plain. I was pretty disappointed in the flavor of everything in both meals. The noodles, rice, veggies, and steak/scallops were rather flavorless. You don't get soup with a $25 dollar plate either. Don't think I will go... More 

Thank Allie W
Birmingham, Alabama
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244 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant several times and the food and experience all depend on which chef you get. Some are very social, some not so much. I have never had bad food here--some nights are just better than others.

Thank luvtotravel0330
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The atmosphere was pleasant, service was timely, and the food was great. The birthday song and pineapple boat celebration could have been faster...we were actually getting up to leave before they came.

Thank Gayland S
Palm Harbor, Florida
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We took a big group (12) and were in the sushi dining room. We ordered sushi, noodles and regular dinner entree's. Everything was outstanding and the staff did a great job. The sushi was on par with other good sushi places I have eaten. The noodles were outstanding and the other main dishes were really good as well. I recommend... More 

Thank depthvader
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

I was here at lunchtime. Service was slow,food was mediocre,and the bathroom was dirty....no toilet tissue,There was NO SOAP in any of the soap dispensers!!??? I'm assuming that since customers were unable to properly wash their hands, that the employees didn't either. If I had used the restroom before eating, then I wouldn't have eaten there at all. GROSS. Wont... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015

Stopped in last night to get some sushi and a couple of other appetizers before going to the movies. Ordered the Super Crunch sushi roll, the Goyza dumplings, crab claws and Tuna Tatiki. To begin with we had to send back a cup that was given to us for the sake, as it had red gunk in the bottom. Then,... More 

1 Thank rposey6844
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Deciding we wanted Japanese one Saturday evening we decided to visit Sumo. This is a place that we have ate at many times in the past and the food and service have been good. We usually end up sitting in the sushi bar area where we are still able to order off the full menu. As usual we opted to... More 

Thank Stix4848
Gardendale, Alabama
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314 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

very similar to other hibachi restaurants. Pricey for dinner, but overall the food is good. Sushi is decent. My family prefers Stix, another local Hibachi restaurant

Thank Minh H
Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

I have been a faithful Sumo customer for years but tonight is my last time. For the past 4-5 trips I have had to wait over an hour for the cook to show up. I don't have 2 hours to wait for dinner. Gotta find a new place. I hate it because the food is good but they just aren't... More 

Thank Steven S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Main St, Hoover, AL 35244-5060
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
  • Phone Number: +1 205-444-1515

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?