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Sumo Japenese Steak House

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151 Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229-6545
+1 803-788-2300
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my family for my sister-in-laws birthday. We all sat around a hot plate and had one chef entirely concentrating on us. He cooked the food in front of our eyes and this was both skilful and entertaining. Everything was very fresh and tasted great. Good value. Novelty factor was fun. Drinks a little disappointing.

Thank MTaylor1981
Chapin, South Carolina
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148 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

If you are looking for sushi or hibachi this is the place for you. My wife and I stopped in for lunch and the Sushi was amazing.

Thank Steffan B
Camden, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Tonight my husband and I ate at Sumo with our two sons. We each had a soda and a basic hibachi dinner. Our bill was $80! The food was great, but not better than the average hibachi restaurant. $80 seems high for 4 sodas and 4 dinners. The wait staff was not also ordinary and so was the atmosphere.

Thank eudyamy
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This used to be a place we would dine at on a monthly basis or it would be our go-to place whenever we had a birthday with our extended family! USED TO is what is is. It has tumbled significantly in the past few years: 1.) portions used to be generous; 2.) the food is inconsistent somedays it's good ,... More 

Thank Ken C
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Friendly staff and great cooks with corny jokes. The wait time was a bit long but the food made up for it. Everything was fresh and hot.

Thank Carol R
Elgin, SC
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Always a pleasure eating here. The wait staff are always friendly, and the chefs prepare your order right at the table (with a sense of humor). Ask about "The Volcano". 😃

Thank avguy49
Seneca SC
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140 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We arrived in Columbia on Friday evening after a trying trip. We asked for some suggestions for dinner and Sumo was one of those on the list and close. My wife and I headed there, talk about some out of this world rolls -- man oh man! Then we had dinner and a show that rivaled Benihana. We had an... More 

Thank mikes351SenecaSC
Bangor, Maine
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238 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Hibachi Style dining is a great way to enjoy a party of eight. We were able to take up an entire section with our family and were treated to some very good food. Our chef was cordial and sometimes funny and our server was very efficient. The food was very good and a bit pricey, but quantities were large. The... More 

Thank Lee S
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

First off we will not be returning. They gave my 4 year old daughter orange juice that already tasted like alcohol it was so bad. The chicken seemed to be the cheapest chicken so much fat on it, insane. The rice was dry and had zero taste. The chef was great but besides that we will not be returning, we... More 

Thank Stephanie C
Elon, North Carolina
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153 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

WE went here with our grand-daughter for her 16th birthday. The chef was entertaining and the food good. It was a lot of food too. I have been to others that were better but this was very good. Our 5 year old grand-daughter had a good time too so all was good.

Thank Jim W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Steakhouse, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229-6545
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-788-2300

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