Saturday, it was already day 3 of SM Lanang Premier. Last night was not so fun because as I've said in my previous post we were almost drowned by oceans of people so we went back the following day to do our grocery. We went there in the morning around 10:00 a.m. thinking that there will be less people, but I was wrong. Maybe they too thought the same. It was not overcrowded as last night though.
We immediately went to the supermarket and I was amazed how humongous the area was. We started from the far right and decided to pass through all the rows because I was not yet familiar with the locations of the things that I am buying. Good thing each rows was properly labeled with a signboard. A new innovation that SM Supermarket made was the help button strategically placed for customers easy access for help. But if you did not see it, you need not worry. The staff was so attentive to customers concern. I was mumbling something to my companion about a particular canned goods when the staff heard me. He immediately stood up and asked me what I was looking. When I told him I cannot find where a particular brand of canned goods was located, he immediately left what he was doing and went to look for it. Not very long after, he went back and led me to the right row. That's what you call excellent service and exceeding customers expectations. We finished doing our grocery after almost 2 hours. We paid at the counter then deposited our cart outside to look for a place to have our lunch.
There were several restaurants already opened at SM Lanang Premier. At the 3rd floor, Tokyo Tokyo, KFC, Jolibee, Mandarin and Savory was already full with many diners still waiting outside to be seated. Even at Gilligans and Marina located at the Sky Garden was also full. We went to the ground floor, walked around while contemplating of going out and eat somewhere when we saw Sumo Sam located at the right wing part of the mall.
SUMO SAM is a Japanese inspired restaurant specializes in grilled seafood and steak, sushi, rolls and other authentic Japanese dishes in generous servings. The first Sumo Sam restaurant in Davao City was opened in Abreeza Mall. While this one is their second branch in Davao City. As I observed the interior in Abreeza Mall is different from the interior at SM Lanang Premier. Yet both branches' floor area can accommodate around 30-50 diners. We made our order immediately after we were seated. We had Meat Kamameshi, Happy Birthday Noodles and Sliced Beef Misono. Not very long after our order was served. Just like the other branch the service was fast, the price is reasonable considering the generous serving of each dish and the service crew was very attentive. This place is a must try.
|Happy Birthday Noodles|
|Sliced Beef Misono|
|Ceiling Design of Sumo Sam SM Lanang Premier|
steak . seafood . sushi
Ground Floor SM Lanang Premier
JP Laurel Avenue, Davao City
Special thanks to Dave Penn of Photos Ni Nogie for the photos in this post.