Sumo Sushi Bar & Bar | Japanese restaurant 52240 | Downtown Iowa City

Appetizer Menu

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.


Miso Soup
traditional Japanese soy-based soup with tofu, seaweed & scallion
Clear Soup
chicken broth-based soup with fried onion, mushrooms & scallion
Loaded Miso Soup
miso soup with sriracha and rice
House Salad
choice of dressing: sesame-vinaigrette, creamy miso, or ginger sauce
salted soybean pods, cold
Spicy Edamame
hot Edamame, sesame seed, togarashi, special sauce
Octopus Salad
thin slices of marinated octopus with pickled vegetables
Seaweed Salad
wakame seaweed in a Japanese sesame marinade
Pork Dumplings
light fried or steamed dumplings with soy-sesame sauce
Lightly battered deep fried served with a light dashi-soy sauce. Your choice of Shrimp or Calamari or Vegetable
Vegetable Egg-rolls
fried Japanese-style egg rolls served with sweet chili sauce
Spring Rolls (Goi Cuon)
soft rice paper roll with vermicelli and shrimp, fresh herbs, served with peanut sauce
Shrimp Mattari
jumbo tempura shrimp stuffed with cream cheese, yum-yum sauce
Crab Rangoon
fried crab meat, carrot, onion, and cream cheese, with sweet-sour sauce
Pineapple Rangoon
crispy wonton skin filled with pineapple, cream cheese, green onion served with sweet-sour sauce


Chili-Ponzu Yellowtail
Yellowtail, jalapeno, chili paste, and ponzu*
Sushi Sashimi
Chef’s choice assortment of 8 slices of fresh raw fish*
Spicy Kani Salad
Creamy spicy crab salad over cucumber
Crispy Spicy Tuna
Spicy tuna mix served on top of crispy rice, drizzled with spicy black pepper sauce

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.