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Sumo Japanese Steak House

$$ - $$$
Northwest Virginia Beach
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116 S Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6779
+1 757-497-6420
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 14:00
Thu 05:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 05:00 - 23:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I had dinner here this evening with two work colleagues and really didn't know what to expect. I can honestly say this is the best meal I've had in the two and half weeks I've been in Virginia Beach. Really good fresh ingredients cooked in front of you by talented chefs. This place is a must for a meal out... More 

Thank Allan W
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We always have such a good time when we visit here. The service is great, the food is good and you always know what to expect. Love the salad dressing!

Thank Jessica M
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Right on the beach in a very nice setting. The apps were solid and the steak was very good. If you're looking to get a quality steak with a view of the beach then this place is for you. With all steak places of note though you will spend a decent amount of money. After all this ain't... More 

Thank Matt R
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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185 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Stopped by for lunch a couple days ago and it was the best, the service was great, the guy we had doing our hibachi was so friendly and he did such a good job. I ordered the scallops and they were so tender and delish , we had fried rice and vegetables and a sushi roll we were in food... More 

Thank JudyE65
New Haven, Connecticut
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Typical hibachi table. The cook wasn't very entertaining, which made for a rather long night. The chicken was over cooked, which happens a most cooking tables, and the veg where under-cooked. The waiter was very attentive. He made sure our drinks where always full and our table was cleaned. Short of the hot towels at the beginning, there was nothing... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I had my first visit to Sumo this past weekend to celebrate a family birthday. The area we were in had only 2 large tables so it was nice and private. Had the Hibachi shrimp and it was more than I could eat. Paid the upcharge for the fried rice and it was worth it. Many posted that they don't... More 

Thank Debbi B
Springfield, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Food was okay but very pricey for hibachi dinner. I was there with family, probably will not repeat this experience. Parking lot was empty that should have told me the quality of place.

Thank vinayasthana
Norfolk, Virginia
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156 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

We went as a group. Six ladies who enjoyed the food, the show and the company. I had Chicken Hibachi with fried rice and veggies. Wonderful and filling. Took half home for lunch the next day. Too good for words.

Thank dancer62va
Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank rosenva
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 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.

Thank Eng23lt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 S Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6779
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-497-6420

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