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Kumo, with its great culinary entertainment and extensive Japanese menu, may be one of the hottest dining spots around. Part of the restaurant has hibachi grills in which chefs artfully slice, dice and stir-fry food before patrons' eyes. Another part features tatami tables in which patrons sit on pillows on the floor. There's an opening beneath the table for patrons to put their legs.
-Mlive.com, 2007
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Yesterday somebody asked me where I'd take them for dinner in the Kalamazoo area if they came to visit me and I said Kumo, that was before I realized that I haven't even reviewed Kumo yet and it's been a longstanding favorite of mine since moving here!
Usually I'm very gun-ho about trying new sushi restaurants but that was before moving 900 miles away from the nearest ocean so I've been leary to hit up every single sushi place in the area so at this time in my life I think I'm going to stick with what I know, hence my multiple visits to Kumo.
Kumo is a great place to come if you want to introduce somebody to Japanese food. This was the first Japanese restaurant my step-dad ever set foot in and we were able to ease him into loving katsu chicken with steamed rice. He is so NOT ready to try any of the delicious sashimi or vegetable rolls that mom and I love but he puts up with us eating raw fish in front of him while he dive-bombs into his plate of delicious charbroiled chicken. 
Also, the lunch specials are great and they offer a Japanese style-dining area, eat-at sushi bar, Hibachi room, and have a full bar. I highly recommend Kumo!
-Amanda, 2016

I worked for the Benihana Corp. for 10 yrs. and have traveled the world and have eaten at every BHana competitor imaginable. This place has great prices, authentic art style of cooking like it used to be at Bhana's originally. They include the kids, have fun cooking. Steve, the Mgr., was very accomodating for my wife and my first experience there & the cook that was assigned to our table, albeit from China, Jason, was better than any Japanese tepanyaki chef that I've ever had. He had us in stiches laughing with all at the table feeling comfortable about being strangers. We are new to the area and we will be back with our kids and in-laws on 5-10-09. We first went there December 2008 for Christmas shopping at a very busy time without reservations! 
-Josh on May 9, 2009 

The best sushi in Kalamazoo, MI. They had so many specialty rolls on their menu with plenty of pictures. My dinner date only liked cooked rolls and they had an abundance to choose from. The salads and miso soup came in large portions and the rolls were overflowing with ingredients. The wine and beer list was great as well. 
It was a family place with fast friendly service. I will be back!!
Sarah, 2016

This has been my favorite little sushi place for a while now. The prices are Very reasonable: they have Sunday and Thursday specials and there are constantly drink specials. Two people can share 4 "fancy" rolls and some edamame for around $12 each. The sushi/maki is fresh and is always prepared quickly. The staff are friendly and you feel like a "regular" after only a few visits. Check it out. You won't be disappointed. 
-Shel, 2009 

One of my favorite dinner places in town. I love the hibachi with salmon. The waitresses are very friendly and the deals are great. 
Also there are a couple of hibachi guys who are very friendly and make you smile while you are having dinner. Also a great place to bring friends from Mexico.
-Antonio, 2016

The hibachi experience was awesome. The cooks put on a show while they prepare your food right in front of you. They are very good! And the food is outstanding. I can't wait to go back. Hibachi dinners start at about $12 for chicken. It's a great deal. 
-David on Jan 15, 2009

Kumo Hibachi & Sushi Restaurant features authentic Japanese sushi with hibatchi style meals. We had our sons WMU graduation party here and were very pleased. Geat place for lunch or dinner.
-Jim, 2015