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Sumo Japanese Hibachi Sushi

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2309 N Triphammer Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1060
+1 607-257-7777
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
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Sun 12:30 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:30
Wed 16:30 - 10:00
Thu - Fri 16:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Mount Dora, Florida
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180 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

From the outside you would never know that this quiet unassuming veneer (in a TJ Max shopping center) is the home of a beautiful and well appointed authentic hibachi restaurant. My whole family loves Sumo. They return again and again (lunch and dinner) to sample everything from sushi to stir fry. Quality of the food is top notch. Great decor... More 

Thank Newman019
Portimao, Portugal
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Great food, great service. The restaurant is quite a large espce, so i do suspect it could be unconfortable just for a cople. However, I visited the restaurant with about 10 other friends, and really enjoyed both times!

Thank PatriciaRCorreia
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Very clean, well decorated and excellent service. My friend and I ordered four sushi rolls and the Aged Tofu, all delicious! A variety of options, and some surprising flavor combinations. Full bar and plenty of tables, looks like a great space for an event. Hope to return soon.

Thank ServerKarma113
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

We love this place after waiting for years for our very own Ichiban, a Syracuse hibachi place we always went to. Sumo is on the expensive side, but when you want a night out for Japanese hibachi style cooking, this is the place. We tried the other place next to Applebee's but they didn't have a liquor license for years,... More 

Thank Haasperger
Hong Kong, China
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

We ordered salmon avocado roll (delicious, rice layer was very thin and avocado pieces were large, salmon was very fresh and delicious) Calamari roll (tempura calamari with avocado and cucumber)--Decent amount of calamari, maybe could have used more avocado but still really delicious Nabeyaki udon (set meal comes with soup and ebi fry/shrimp tempura): the two pieces of shrimp tempura... More 

Thank Hsu C
Ithaca, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

I go frequently with my coworker or I get take out the food is always fast, fresh and delicious. Habachi is entertainment for the whole family even my eight month old enjoyed it. I recommend this place too everyone even if they don't like shushi .

Thank Jennifer C
Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

Was very surprised to find such a great sushi place in frozen, land-locked Central NY, but it's great. Delicious and fresh, all of their menu items are great. The chefs seem to all be Japanese--some don't even speak English, but their service is great and all are very friendly. Reasonable prices and good portions. Have eaten here many times and... More 

Thank Paul D
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

Our business group recently visited Sumo for dinner. The drinks were well poured and the staff was very friendly, only negative was the room temperature. As we were seated and waited for our chef to start the dinner, the draft from the vents above drew a lot of cold air into the restaurant. All members of our party had our... More 

Thank jesse1314
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

We were a group of hotel General Managers / Owners and went out to eat at this Japanese restaurant to have dinner. We loved the food, the service and friendliness of staff. We all strongly recommend this restaurant in Ithaca. I am sure I will be back at this place again.

Thank AKK2050
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

The same complaints that I have about this place, I have about Mitsuba, which I'm about to review as well... I don't know if I just got spoiled in California or what, but this sushi is really just underwhelming. It's passable, and it's definitely edible, but it's not exactly top of the line food you're getting here. They're charging California... More 

Thank Erin J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2309 N Triphammer Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1060
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-257-7777

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