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“Expensive for Ordinary Hibachi”

Sumo Japenese Steak House
Ranked #353 of 1,081 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 24 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.

Date of visit: July 2016
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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 , most of the time it is lackluster at best!
3.) service is hit or miss here, even when there is just a handful of guests , the staff and supervisors try to get you to eat and leave.
Note to staff: if you even attempt to be attentive with your guests and offer them a beverage, you might just create an opportunity to upsell and increase your check average AND tips. Give it a try sometime! Take care of the few customers that are actually at your restaurant instead of trying to turn your tables on a dismally slow weeknight.

The owners of this venue have strayed away from the basics!

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank kencruz671
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Reviewed 18 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.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Thank Carol7275
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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".

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank avguy49
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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 outstanding time as we were seated the moment we walked in through the door. The food was so mouth watering that just sitting here writing this review I am salivating - bottom line whether you are visiting Columbia or live there you owe it to yourself to check out Sumo, you won't be disappointed!

Date of visit: January 2016
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Thank mikes351SenecaSC
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