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Sumo Yakitori

#176 of 1,505 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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rue de Monthoux 15, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 731 19 50
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We like Japanese but are usually put off by Geneva prices. Cozy and authentic with the hard working chef fanning the coals in front of you as you enter, you are in for a simple but tasty meal of Yakitori or Terriyaki, served by a delightful waitress who speaks perfect English and French. We had Eggplant, pickles and the Terriyaki... More 

Thank Simon R
Geneva, Switzerland
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Makes you feel like you are in Japan for a meal. Great jazz fills the small space, the cooking happens in the middle of the bar area. The food is good and the quality is good. It is very small so wheelchairs of strollers would not fit. Forget yourself for an hour or two...

1 Thank grossetti
Bern, Switzerland
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Despite sushi everywhere, I finally can taste Yakitori in Switzerland! Personally, I really love Japanese food! They have pictures menu so it's quite convenient to order a variety of Yakitori! The price may not so cheap according to the amount but it's definitely worth to taste! I paid CHF42 for 5 Yakitori, a set of grilled onigiri and a pot... More 

Thank 小艾愛
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89 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I stumbled across this place by accident- I was walking past and it looked authentic. The flavours are true to Japanese style, not tourist-appeasing fake flavours but the true taste of Unami Japanese! Always a good sign too when you see Japanese people eating in a Japanese restaurant! Comfortable enough place to go alone and watch the world go by... More 

Thank daisyo123
Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Cosy yakitori bar. It's great to see the preparation directly infront of you. Due to the size of the place, it is recommended to book a table. Sumo Yakitori offers some menu plans, which are affordable for Geneva standards. It's definitely something different compared to the usual boring sushi place!

Thank proshi
Genève, Suisse
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

One and only yakitori bar in Geneva i think. The bar is quite small so recommend to reserve the place before coming, especially in week-end. The dishes are just delicious!!!

Thank thanhvandinh
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Small authentic Japanese Yakitori bar. A bit pricey but you get a return from the quality of dishes. Been there many times while on business trips.

Thank H J
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

We were looking for a Japanese restaurant and we decided to try the sumo yakitori. We were not disappointed. The service was very nice and even if the place is small it give a intime atmosphere to the meal. The chicken teriyaki was excellent as well as the brochettes. We highly recommend it but it is better to book in... More 

Thank seliven
Denpasar, Indonesia
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81 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

1st of all, sorry,m about my visi time. My real visited time was around 2002. Because from 2000-2004, i was in Switzerland studied at SHMS. This rest close to my apartment when i did my internship in Geneva. I stay at Rue de Lausanne. I with my girlfriend (now my wife) often came to this rest for dinner. I thought... More 

Thank AdrianBluewin
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very tiny with original Japanese interior design. It might not be comfortable for those in a large group especially in winter as they don't have big tables inside. But it's perfect for a couple or with 2/3 friends. There are a lot of bbq selection from the menu and all of them are delicious!

Thank Ranny B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 28 - US$ 55
Japanese, Barbecue, Asian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de Monthoux 15, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Mont-Blanc
  • Neighbourhood: Mont-Blanc
  • Phone Number: +41 22 731 19 50

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