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Sumo Sam for Wrestler's Appetite

  
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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.


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Happy Birthday Noodles
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Sliced Beef Misono
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Meat Kamameshi
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Ceiling Design of Sumo Sam SM Lanang Premier

SUMO SAM
steak . seafood . sushi
Ground Floor SM Lanang Premier
JP Laurel Avenue, Davao City

46 comments:

  1. I agree that they have generous servings based on our food trips at Sumo Sam.

    Sumo Sam has two branches already Abreeza and SM Davao Annex. This one at SM Lanang Premier is the first branch of The Legacy of Sumo Sam, a higher tier as far as I was told. We can also say it's the 3rd branch in the city by Sumo Sam. I like their ceiling design. I heard that the owner Marvin Agustin will be going there in the next few days. :)

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  2. When i ate there i didnt order much because of the high price..glad to see u have enjoyed your food

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  3. I like to do grocery where staff are attentive and always ready to serve their customers. As to Sumo-san I have not tried their dishes, the fotos look very delicious though.

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  4. I love that mixed rice bowl there really tempting

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  5. Sumo Sam does really serve great Japanese food and in big servings.

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  6. Been to Sumo Sam. you're right masarap nga!

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  7. I love Sumo Sam! You should try their Peppered Crusted Rib Eye and their Bacon or Beef Asparagus. Perfect combo! :)

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    1. Hmmmm nice suggestion, I will try that next time =)

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  8. Hmmmm...next week SUMO SAM here I come!!!!

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  9. Mukhang masarap ang mga foods nila, though I must admit, I prefer Chinese dishes to Japanese one.

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  10. Wow, another blog about food while bloghopin', the food looks so delicious, nagutom tuloy ako....

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  11. Now I know why they named their resto like that. A resto for people with nice appetite!

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  12. That is one cozy place to go for some real Japanese foods.

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  13. Not much of a Japanese food fan although would definitely try this on the first opportunity I have with the family.

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  14. WOW!bagay ako jan. haha.I always eat a lot..like a wrestler's appetite:)

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  15. Big servings is the only thing I like about Sumo Sam. Unfortunately, my two experiences with the place here in Manila weren't so good: sloooooow service times + chaotic interior didn't make for good Japanese dining. Still, if you wanna be full, go Sumo Sam!

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    1. That's sad, maybe because of too many diners there in Manila, unlike here in Davao City where it's not congested yet. We were lucky because our order was delivered to us within 20-30 minutes just like what the waiter said to us =)

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  16. oh my. this made me huunnggggrrryyy! that beef misono looks delish!

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  17. I love Japanese foods. I like to try the Meat Kamameshi and their sliced beef, it just taste so tender and yummy.

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  18. aww!! good for you, Japanese restos are just around every corner. tehre are very few here in the UAE, and they are pricey!!! :( i so miss Japanese options in the Philippines.

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  19. SumoSam is really growing... Marvin Agustin's empire is going nationwide haha! I love this resto. the food is really good, and yes, fit for a wrestler :P

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  20. Being foodie couple, we love japanese food especially sushi, udon, Chicken Teriyaki, tempure etc. When we visit Davao, we'll surely drop by here. Thanks for sharing Ricky. :)

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  21. I miss Japanese food. The only time I get to eat them is when we go to an Asian resto here in Germany. I hope I can find a branch of Sumo Sam there in Manila. I want to try it when I get the chance to go home.

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    1. Hi Che, it's so easy to find Sumo Sam branches in Manila, its just right in the malls like SM, MOA and others =)

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  22. Hopefully, they have branches here in Laguna like Nuvali for us to have a chance to dine out.

    Jinkee Umali of www.calamba-online.com

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    1. I've been to Nuvali 2 years ago and as I see if Marvin Agustin will see the place will definite open a branch there =)

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  23. I love Sumosam. All of the food in their menu, are so delicious!!

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    1. Yes indeed Ness, I had become a regular customer of Sumo Sam after I tried it once =)

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  24. Sumo Sam... sounds huge! The foods look so delicious and saucy. I like to try the Happy Birthday Noodles.

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    1. It really taste good Marri, you won't regret it =)

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  25. Sumo Sam is indeed marvin Agustin's legacy to filipino people. I want to try their new branch at SM Lanang Premier Davao.

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  26. I would never go wrong with Sumo Sam! I love their sushi offerings! :)

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    1. Meat kamameshi and the seafood kamameshi have become my favorite since I tried Sumo Sam =)

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  28. I've never tried eating at Sumo Sam. From what I know it's expensive, but it's good to know about the generous serving to compliment it :)

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    1. Before I used to back out eating a Sumo Sum because the prices in their menu boards were pricey until I was invited by a friend to eat there. After seeing the generous servings (usually good for 2) I understand why it was priced that way =)

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  29. What I only don't like at Sumo Sam is that their service is way slow. Everything else would be just fine for me.

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    1. That's really sad. My experience was opposite to your because they serve our food within 20-30 minutes as told by the waiter. Well maybe because most of the time we went there was not during peak time of the day.

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  30. I was dying to eat at the nearest branch of SumoSam last night...Oh I cannot deny their great portion size and warm ambiance.

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  31. Mukhang masarap ha. We'll try this, mejo nananawa na kami sa Tokyo Tokyo at Yoshinoya e. Naaliw naman ako sa Happy Birthday Noodles. :D

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