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

Drink Menu

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



Sho Chiku Bai (Hot) (250 ML)
A classic Junmai with an intense umami complex flavor of banana bread, nutmeg, custard, toasted nut, and mineral.
CRANE KARAKUCHI (cold or hot) (300 ML)
Karakuchi sake, a dry sake with silvery straw color, elegant with citrus, cantaloupe, caper berry, and almond aromas with a silky mouthfeel. Dryish light body and polished, brisk finish with a hint of rose.
Bulzai Ginjo (cold)
Nama-chozo sake, unpasteurized throughout the storage period and only heated at the bottling stage. Refreshing aromas of tropical fruit and rice. Light and clean finish with a hint of licorice and white pepper.
DEMON SLAYER (cold) (300 ML)
Onikoroshi sake, Honjozo style, is a very dry medium-bodied sake with tantalizing fruit flavors and a pleasant nuttiness on the mid-palate. Hints of minerals on a very dry finish.
Countless Vision (cold) (300 ML)
Junmai Ginjo Nigori, left with unfiltered rice particles create a cloudy sake with a distinctive sweetness.Tropical notes of starfruit and guava hit the palate with a burst of flavor, accented by anise with a lovely melon note, finish of with a creamy and spicy texture.
PURE BLOOM (cold) (300 ML)
Sweet Junmai Ginjo, a light, gentle brew filled with aroma of sweet rice, cherry blossoms. Soft light and elegant palate that showcases the cherry blossom, lychee, white chocolate, and natural spring water.
Manotsuru “MAHO” DAIGINJO (cold) (700 ML)
Pure, Clean perfumes of rich melon, pear, cotton candy with slight green notes. Luscious and full on the palette with a velvety texture. The elegant flavors progressively spread, culminating into an explosion of fruit with mineral finish. Deep, elegant, and complex.


Hibiscus Cucumber
Elderflower Apple
Strawberry Rose
Grapefruit Ginger


Tito's, pomegranate syrup , cranberry juice.
Mango Raspberry
Tito’s, Triple Sec, mango, raspberry, lime, sugar rim.
Tito's, Vermouth, strawberry puree, cranberry juice.
Grey Goose, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime.
Sour Apple
Absolute, Triple Sec, green apple, lime.
Classic Gimlet
Tanqueray, lime.
Lemon Drop
Absolute, Triple sec, fresh lemon, sugar rim.
Absolute Vodka, Chambord, pineapple juice, fresh lime.
Effen vodka, Vermouth, fresh cucumber, soda.
Espresso Martini
Tito’s, Kahlua, espresso.
Grass Hopper
Crème de menthe, crème de cacao, heavy cream.
Dirty Martini
Bombay Saphire, Vermouth, olive juice.
Blue Coco
Malibu, Tito’s, coconut cream, sugar rim.
Blueberry Martini
Tito’s, Blueberry, lime, simple syrup.


Classic Mojito
Plantation rum, lime, mint, simple syrup, soda. Flavor: Blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, mango.
Mezcal, lime, grapefruit juice, soda.
Classic Margarita
Reposado tequila , fresh margarita mix, lime. Flavor : Mango, Strawberry, blueberry, blackberry.
Mango Mezcal Margarita
Mezcal, Triple Sec, mango, lime, jalapeno, tajin.
Summer Blast
Absolute citrus, blueberry, lemonade, mint.
Raspberry Mule
Tito’s, Chambord, raspberry, lime, ginger brew.
Passionfruit Mule
Tito’s, lime, passion fruit, ginger beer.
Mai Tai
Captain, Amaretto, pineapple juice, lime, grenadine.
Absolute Citrus, Midori, pineapple juice, lime.
El Diablo
Mezcal, jalapeno, lime, ginger beer, spicy mix.
Jack Apple
Jack Daniel, Midori, Sweet and sour mix.


Bud Light
Coors Light
Kirin Ichiban
Sapporo Can 22oz
Easy Eddy


Sake bomb
Kirin beer with sake.
Kamikaze Shot
Vodka, Triple Sec, and lime juice.
Lemon drop Shot
Citrus Vodka, lemonade.
Bubbly Red Hot
Vodka, peach schnapps, grenadine.
Hot Rod
Tequila, lime juice, tabasco.
Blue Acid
Jägermeister, blue curacao, cranberry juice.


Sparkling wine with orange juice.
Watermelon Bellini
Prosecco with watermelon puree.
Desert Rose
Rose wine, prickly pear syrup.
Aperol Spritz
Aperol, prosecco, soda, orange twist.
Love In the Air
Tito’s, prosecco, cranberry, grenadine, lime.
Coco Fizz
Malibu, coconut crème, prosecco.
Respected Elder
Aperol, prosecco, elder flower.


Sake, Tito’s, cucumber.
Yin and Yang Martini
Sake, Tanqueray, olive brine.
Lychee Martini
Sake, lychee syrup, sugar rim.
Sake Rocket
Sake, elderflower, grapefruit juice.
Shochu, oolong tea.
Japanese Sidecar Cocktail
Shochu, Triple Sec, lemon, Angostura.
Tokyo Rose
Sake, Tito’s, Midori.
Grapefruit Sake
Sake, Tanqueray, honey, ginger, grapefruit soda.
Tokyo Mule
Tito’s, sake, muddle cucumber, ginger beer.
Blueberry Sake
Sake, Tanqueray, blueberry, mints, lime.
Japanese Slipper
Midori, Cointreau, fresh lemon.
The Samurai
Japanese whiskey, fresh lime juice, sake, mint.
Spicy Mango
Havana rum, sake, mango puree, tajin.
Dragon Cocktail
Absolute vodka, ginger, lime, lemongrass.
Tokyo Summer
Absolute vodka, mezcal, cucumber, cilantro. lime.
The Katana
Roku Gin, Cointreau, lime juice.


Moscato, Bacio di Fior
Lombardy, Italy
Sweet and easy drinking with a Frizzante-style mouthfeel. Medium-bodied with notes of peach, pear, honey, and white flowers, ending in a pleasant finish. A sure crowd-pleaser for the sweet wine drinker. Enjoy it on its own, or pair it with spicy foods or desserts.
Rose, Mosketto Semi-Sweet Pink
Piedmont, Italy
Muscatel grapes almost always have a pronounced sweet floral aroma. Refreshingly sweet with subtle flavors of cherry, raspberry, and rose petals.
Prosecco, Sentio
Veneto, Italy
Bubbles: rightly evanescent, with a fine and persistent perlage. Color: pale straw yellow with greenish highlights. Fruity aroma with a rich scent of apple, lemon, and grapefruit. It has a pronounced aroma of wisteria in bloom and acacia flowers. Pleasant acidity and fresh flavor. 100% Glera from the family estate, small production, handcrafted, sustainable, and organic practices employed.
Sauvignon Blanc, Babich
Marlborough, New Zealand
Room-filing aromas of black currant, mandarin, and grapefruit rise from the glass to be joined by complexing tropical notes and sweet herbs. The entry is fresh and juicy with layers of lime, passionfruit, rock melon, blackcurrant, and a touch of red bell pepper on the finish. Sweet ripeness rides through the palate complimented perfectly by a zesty drive and real focus. Medium weight and good breadth.
Chardonnay, Vina Marty Estate
Central Valley, Chile
The nose of clean crisp citrus and a hint of tropical fruit. Palate of complex layers of crisp citrus, white peach, and tropical fruit with a finish of floral notes. The finish is slightly lingering with notes of citrus and tropical fruit.
Red Blend, Zolo Signature Estate
Mendoza, Argentina
Bold aromas of coffee candy, chocolate cherry pie, and peppercorn with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy craisin and spice finish. A really tasty everyday wine that will work with pretty much anything.
Pinot Noir, Golden Winery
Monterey, California
Aromas of ripe cherries, strawberry preserves, floral notes of roses, earthiness, and a touch of oak round out this wonderful Monterey Pinot. There is a great balance of fruit and oak on the palate which resembles cherry pie. There is also a light, refreshing quality of watermelon on the finish. Richness on the mid-palate is enhanced by floral notes indicative of Monterey.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Pertaringa
South Africa
The nose displays beautifully complex notes of plums, blackberries, and a hint of cassis. The palate is soft, smooth, and well-rounded with plenty of blackberries and plums.


Sauvignon Blanc, Goutte d’Argent
South Africa
This unique and special wine is unique in its style, fermented using Japanese sake yeast n°7. Only members of the sake production federation are allowed to use the yeast. Winemaker, Pascal Marty, is honored to be the only non-Japanese member. These yeasts are a true treasure of Japanese culture and allow him to vinify at much lower temperatures than regular wine yeast, which has always been a dream for winemakers. This Sauvignon Blanc presents a very new and unique profile, mixing the wonderful terroir of Chile, techniques of French vinification, and the millenary tradition of Japan.
Chardonnay, Soléna Estate 2021
Willamette Valley, Oregon
A very tropical nose vibrantly greets you out of the glass with honey, candied pineapple, coconut, lemon, roasted cocoa beans, and wet stone. Opulent on the palate with notes of cantaloupe, honeydew, under-ripe pineapple, and vanilla. The crisp acidity gives it a lasting finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Gibbs Three Clones
Napa, California
Gibbs flagship Cabernet owes its name to the three Cabernet clones grown on our two Estate Vineyards; 6, 15, and 337, that create the core of this delicious wine. Each clone adds unique character, complexity, and depth to the Cabernet. On the nose, there are aromas of ripe black cherries, baking spice, and dusty French oak with a textured mid-palate bursting with red plum, juicy dark fruits, and notes of black pepper. Finely etched tannins are present throughout providing structure and extending the delicious finish that hints at notes of coffee and dark chocolate.
Fullerton, Pinot Noir Three Otters
Napa, California
Just named one of the best Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs by Wine Enthusiast Magazine! “Brilliant acidity lights the path for a brisk mouthfeel and flavors such as blackberries, saline, white tea, and a lemon granita. Super fragrant, with a burst of blackberry pie, violets, and basil.”
Cabernet Beckstoffer, Adobe Road
Napa Valley, California
An exceedingly special cabernet sauvignon from the exclusive vineyards of Beckstoffer in the Rutherford Appellation, Napa Valley. Exclusive and elusive and rare to find in Iowa! Luscious dark fruit flavors of cassis, prune, and currants pave the way for plush tannins. Richly textured, the finish goes on and on — this is truly one of the finest wines we have ever crafted.
Venge, Cabernet Sauvignon Silencieux
Napa Valley, California
This wine is incredibly satisfying to behold as it opens in the glass. Wonderfully aromatic and expressive, opens with scents of sweet cassis, anise, blackberries, roasted coffee, blue herbs, and barrel vanillin. On the palate, the tannins are firm, upfront, and balanced throughout, with all pockets of the mouth left yearning for another sip. Full-bodied and extracted with ripe black fruit, blueberries, charred caramel, and a delightful hint of fresh herbs that concentrate into a lengthy finish. This wine is approachable upon release.