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

Appetizer Menu

- No substitutions
- Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish,
or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
- GF: Gluten-free items


Miso Soup

Tradition soybean base soup serve with tofu, seaweed and garnished with scallion.

Loaded Miso Soup

Miso soup with rice, siracha.

Agidashi Tofu

Silky soft tofu in panko fried to perfection serve in special refreshing sauce


Fried octopus ball serve in savoring sweet teriyaki sauce


Japanese grill tofu or fishcake serve with savory sauce

Chicken wing

6 wings lightly breaded and fried tossed in your choice:
Honey teriyaki
House Spicy mayo
Spicy chili
Spicy BBQ


Steamed soy beans serve with a light touch of salt.

Spicy Edamame

Steamed soy beans served with sesame seeds, togarashi, and house special spicy sauce.

Octopus Salad

Thin slices of marinated octopus serve with pickled vegetables, and sesame seeds.

Seaweed Salad

Wakame seaweed marinade and pickle in Japanese sesame seasoning.

Pork Dumplings

Choice of lightly fried or steam dumpling serve with house special soy ginger sauce.

Shrimp Mattari

Jumbo shrimps stuffed with cream cheese mix, lightly battered and fried, and serve with yum yum sauce.


Lightly battered deep fried served with a light dashi-soy sauce
Your choice of Shrimp or Vegetable

Vegetable Eggrolls

Fried Japanese eggroll served with savory sweet chili sauce.

Crab Rangoon

Crab meat, carrot, cream cheese

Pineapple Rangoon

Pineapple, cream cheese, green onion


House Salad

Garden green vegetable served with a choice of sesame-vinaigrette, creamy miso, or soy balsamic vinaigrette.

Grilled Salad - Salmon

Edamame, carrot, mixed green tossed in Japanese vinaigrette topped with avocado.

Grilled Salad - Chicken

Edamame, carrot, mixed green tossed in Japanese vinaigrette topped with avocado.


*Raw item
Spicy Kani Salad

Spicy crabs serve with cucumber over a creamy sauce.

Salmon Tartar

Freshly cubed salmon in fresh soy-flavored sauce with scallion serve on cucumber slices

Chili-Ponzu Yellowtail*

Yellowtail serve with jalapeno and spicy savory sauce.

Crispy Spicy Tuna*

Spicy tuna mixes on top of crispy rice, serve with chili sauce.

Sushi Sashimi*

Chef’s choice of 8 slices of fresh fish.