By Chris Fish
INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH -- With years of cooking experience, Kevin and Paul Chen are determined to bring top-quality Japanese food to the beaches.
At Sumo Japanese Steak House and Sushi, customers have experienced a wide variety of Japanese cuisine for the past three months.
"We are new here, so we are not well-known by the community, but we try to do really well," said Candy Chen, Kevin Chen's wife. "We use top quality and fresh food, especially for our sushi. Not a lot of places do that."
At Sumo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi, diners can experience top-notch Hibachi-cooked entrees, featuring a thrilling tableside performance by some of the best cooks in the county.
Also, Sumo Japanese serves sushi that is sure to please the most adamant sushi lovers. The veggie sushi rolls, as well as sushi served with steak, are sure to please land-lovers.
Appetizers includes a deep-fried bean curd, served with tempura sauce, called "Age-Dashi Tofu."
Other appetizers include rock shrimp, which is fried shrimp tossed in a spicy, creamy sauce and the tempura sampler, a combination of battered fried shrimp and vegetables.
For the Hibachi grill, the Chen brothers and an ensemble of cooks can prepare a variety of favorites, including chicken, New York strip and filet mignon.
For sushi lovers, Sumo Japanese offers dozens of delicious rolls to choose from, including signature rolls the "Las Vegas," a salmon, kani, avocado and cream-cheese-filled roll with eel sauce and spicy mayo, and the "Godzilla," featuring deep fried spicy tuna and avocado with eel sauce and spicy mayo.
In the future, Ms. Chen said she hopes to see the restaurant continue to please its customers.
Sumo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.
All lunches and dinners come with soup and salad. Happy Hour for food and drink specials is Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Sumo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi is located at 258 E. Eau Gallie Blvd. in Indian Harbour Beach.