If you're a sushi-loving Blue Hen, you know the struggle is real when it comes to finding decent sushi on campus. Sure, you can settle for Trabant, or even revisit the abandoned West campus for Little Teriyaki, but let's be real, we know we deserve better sushi.
Luckily, there is an answer to all our sushi prayers, Sushi Sumo. This Japanese restaurant has a variety of delicious menu options that can be eaten in, taken out, or catered. Sadly, Sushi Sumo does not offer delivery, but with its amazing menu and food, your inner lazy college student will quickly forget about that.
If you're not convinced by now, you'll be hoping in the car to go to one of my favorite restaurants in Delaware when you're done reading.
Located on Kirkwood Highway, Sushi Sumo is only about a ten-minute drive from campus. Its location is far enough to escape UD for a bit but close enough to save your gas mileage. And have no fear Blue Hens, there is plenty of parking and NO meters, so not only will you get an awesome meal, but free parking as well.
With sushi prices being notoriously expensive, it's understandable why some students prefer to use up their points on Trabant's subpar sushi. However, at Sushi Sumo, the prices are pretty fair considering their high quality fish. The Chef's special rolls start at $10.50 and go as high as $16.95, but most of them are priced around $12, which is a steal if you ask me. With these deals, the only stress you'll face when looking at your check is the mystery of not knowing which milk candy you'll get with your bill. Take my advice, avoid the melon flavor at all costs.
Sushi Sumo's traditional Japanese decor, complete with a coy pond with a running waterfall, as well as their dim lighting make their environment trendy and soothing, despite the loud hustle and bustle of the highway outside. Their seating is quick and comfy, guaranteeing you a booth if you don't choose to sit at the bar or reserve one of their spacious party rooms.
Their service is quality and the ordering process is a breeze. If you get anxious when it comes to ordering food, you'll love Sushi Sumo. Rather than asking each person what they want, your table gets a piece of paper with all the rolls and sashimi on it and you just have to mark which ones you want.
Now to the best part, the food. Sushi Sumo's menu goes beyond serving just sushi and sashimi and features a bunch of different dishes such as a variety of soups, salads, and teriyaki and tempura entrees. So don't worry if you are not an avid sushi connoisseur, this can still be the place for you.
#SpoonTip: if the thought of consuming raw fish freaks you out, order it as a tempura. This way, you can get the best of both worlds: traditional Japanese fish battered and fried into an American delicacy.
Whether you're a spicy tuna fan or prefer the Maryland Roll, you're going to get insane flavor regardless of your sushi choice. However, I think it's Sushi Sumo's specialty rolls that really set them above the bar. The diversity of these rolls can satisfy any flavor you're craving, sweet or savory.
The Sexy Eric Roll, Golden Dragon Roll, and the Manhattan Roll are some of the rolls featured on the Sushi Chef's Special. If you're looking for some classic flavor with a twist, I highly suggest the Spicy Thai Girl Roll. Shrimp tempura, avocado and spicy tuna drizzled in their special sauces, your taste buds will have you begging for more. With their proximity and variety of flavors, Sushi Sumo is a top contender for the top sushi places in Delaware, so hop in your car and see for yourself.