The Hungry Sumo

188 First St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1A7, Canada
About The Hungry Sumo:

The name explains the type of food served at this restaurant, which is as you can guess, served Japanese cuisine, but with Korean influences. The Hungry Sumo is at 188 First Street in Collingwood, Ontario.

This place is situated in an old house, with private and garage parking nearby for cars only. The restaurant takes reservations and packs a takeaway meal, but it does not do deliveries. It has enough space to accommodate larger groups and is welcoming to children. There is no TV or Wi-Fi in this place, as it is more of an eatery-style restaurant with a calm atmosphere.

The Hungry Sumo serves lunch and dinner and is opened from 11.30 AM to 9.30 PM from Tuesday to Thursday, on Friday and Saturday from 11.30 AM to 10 PM, and on Sunday from 1 PM to 9.30 PM. Hungry Sumo is closed on Mondays.

From the online reviews, I found on Yelp, Trip Advisor, Facebook, and Google Reviews, I ring you the following list of pros and cons of The Hungry Sumo.


  • Great selections of dishes
  • Fresh sushi
  • Excellent food presentation
  • Good drink selection
  • Pleasant atmosphere


  • Notes on slow takeaway preparation
  • Notes on slow servers

The Hungry Sumo restaurant has been in business since July 2010. It's in an old, but the freshly renovated house and visitors can feel the nice family vibes. The décor is simple, yet very pleasing and enjoyable. There are black tables and chairs, cream-coloured walls, and many Japanese style decorations. The walls have framed Japanese symbols for some of the food items, and there are bamboo curtains with images of bamboo and cranes, two very traditional Japanese symbols.

The menu is separated into two parts: a dine-in and a takeout menu. The dine-in menu offers appetisers like salads, soups, sashimi and sushi, and deep-fried or grilled dishes like tempura and gyoza. The lunch-special menu is served only on weekdays from opening to 3 PM is served with miso soup and green salad and offers lunch bento box, maki lunch, sushi, sashimi, or tempura lunch, teriyaki lunch, bulgogi or galbi lunch or spicy chicken lunch.

The dinner menu is served with miso soup, green salad and rice and people can select teriyaki dinner, house specials dishes, tempura dinners, and donburi dishes. No Japanese restaurant would be authentic without an ample selection of rolls, like salmon, avocado, shrimp, gyoza, calamari, rainbow, and a lot more roll specials. The menu also offers noodle dishes. The sushi offer is quite nice with many options along with nice sashimi offer, as well as vegetarian rolls and

The food is very nicely presented, as is the Japanese tradition. Many of the dishes come on nice white porcelain plates, while the larger orders and the combination dinners come on wooden serving boards or bamboo boats with excellent presentation. The restaurant serves alcohol from its full bar so people can enjoy a drink with their dinner.

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