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“Decent Sushi with Some Entertaining Chefs in the Background”
Review of Sumo by Nambara

Sumo by Nambara
Ranked #559 of 1,072 Restaurants in Wichita
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Living in this part of the Midwest, one cannot expect truly authentic Japanese food, particularly sushi, but Sumo pleasantly surprised me. Sushi was decent with lots of choices to choose from. Tuna was fresh without typical fishy smell or weird taste. I wish they had Green Tea Ice Cream in their menu, but all in all, it was a good dinner.

Thank Yumster01
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Took a group of 21 in for a meal. Their were two hostesses at the front desk. One was quite helpful and friendly and explained that our entire group would need to be present before getting a table, which we had expected. It wasn't a busy night, and she told us that they would go ahead and prepare two adjoining tables for our group. As soon as everyone was there they sat us right away and we were served drinks and food prep started immediately. The cooks were very entertaining and the food was delicious.

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Thank SimplyBC
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

The type of restaurant where cooking is done at your table. Usual " cooking " as entertainment, but the results here are great. You might have to wait till table is filled,if your group doesn't fill the table, others will be seated there to fill in.

Thank lastrat2
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This place used to have great sushi and fantastic sushi, but in the past few months, it has just declined!! It was a great place to go and eat and have good drinks, but now it's a place that is good if you want to wait over 10 minutes for a water request or service order. Plus - we've had some very fishy sushi multiple times!! We've come back here again because it used to be our go-to date night, but once again with its lackluster service and taste, this is now a no-go.

Thank j g
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

One important note is that this restaurant does not and would not take reservations even for our large group as of our June visit. This made it a long wait for the large group of 16 that required two tables. The wait was at least 40 minutes although all but one of the group was there at the appointed time. The cook did the normal Japan open cooking entertaining style and service was acceptable; however the two cooks were not nearly as entertaining at other similar restaurants in the city. The food quality was comparable with sizeable serving and I had take-home of both halibut and salmon orders. The fried vegetables and brown rice were outstanding with plenty of extra to take home. Two of our our birthday family ordered sushi and said it was good. The servers did a good job of splitting the checks as requested. The location was chosen by the birthday boy so we went there although most of us would have chosen a different Japanese restaurant. I am confirmed that when it is my choice I will chose a different restaurant that I will not name in this review. The primary issue is not taking reservations for a group.

Thank Darrel B
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