Sumo Sushi

A new branch of the favourite sushi joint opens in Garhoud Reviews

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As one door slams shut another one opens. Or in this case, as one restaurant is built another one is about to be demolished. The original Sumo Sushi on Sheikh Zayed Road will soon be reduced to a pile of rubble, while the new outlet in Garhoud promises to take over where the old place left off.

It certainly looks the part, with its wooden wall-beams and signature squashed-pineapple slice lanterns, but does the slightly less prominent location signal a compromise in the quality of food?

In short, no it doesn’t. The seafood soup may boast a couple of meaty prawns and some substantial slices of surimi, but it’s a light and richly flavoured way to start. It’ll get your taste buds in shape for the maki roll combo, which features neat and tight rolls of fermented rice, surimi, fish roe, crisp cucumber and avocado, wrapped up in nori seaweed. Finish off with nothing heavier than a pot of green tea to avoid waddling out of the door like a defeated sumo wrestler after a comfort-food binge. But whatever shape you’re in, it’s a great option for lunch if you work in the area, and it’s set to up the ante among the other sushi joints nearby.

By TimeOut Dubai Staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Garhoud, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 283 0622
  • Travel: Garhoud Views Building, near The Aviation Club
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User reviews:

Posted by: Sonia on 15 Aug ' 12 at 07:25
  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Definitely my favourite place!
Friday brunch for 88 only, delicious food, good variety, fast and friendly service, the only issue is parking.

Posted by: Alia on 14 Aug ' 12 at 06:36
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: chiqui m. uy on 01 Aug ' 11 at 03:54
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Visited the Jumeirah Town Centre branch last weekend and it was a fun and filling experience! SUPERB FOOD! Good value for money. Nice location and decor. The service could be better though. Most of the staff were huddled together (it wasn't a busy time) and the only attentive crew was a trainee. But nevertheless, everything was awesome! Sure to be back soon.

Posted by: shayi on 11 Jun ' 11 at 17:01
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

the operator he don't know the real location of the restaurant and she was not realy helpfull,more traniying need for the future of your restaurant.

Posted by: Ahmed Zainal on 16 Jun ' 09 at 11:03
  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The venue has a relaxing theme and ambience which is ideal for a nice hour-long lunch break from the bustle at work. The menu has a good range of dishes and reasonable prices as well. The food is one of the best in the segment and offers some unique versions of popular dishes.

The only concern I experienced with this branch is that, although the staff are friendly, they are not as attnetive as you would like them to be. We had to get up and ask for the bill and when we did pay the change did not come so we had to get up and collect the change on our way out.

Other than that, everything was fine. Great value for money and something different from the usual routine.

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