Dining out in a Japanese restaurant can be really expensive but this newly opened space amidst of offices in the heartland of Georgetown has a really budget-friendly menu which features dishes around the Rm 14 mark; which explains the reason why Sumo Sumo can be a busy lunch spot. The unassuming brand uses self-service approach- customers to place their orders and pay at the counter then wait for their turn to collect. It uses low-cost strategy so do not expect top-notch quality food here but rather, it shall be compromised proportionately to the price that you are paying for. The clean and brightly-lit space is fully air-conditioned but the interior decoration is simple and straight-forward. A comfortable space for your daily quick fix.
Teriyaki Salmon Don
Beef Udon (Rm 13.90)
Tempura Udon (Rm 12.90)
Karaage Chicken (Rm 4.50)
There are some hits and misses, the Beef Udon has amazing flavors; the Miso flavor was intense and it was reasonably seasoned to the right spot. The Beef, however, was overcooked and rather rough in texture. The Chicken Cutlet was swimming in a lake of Japanese Curry, the Chicken was alright but the Japanese Curry Sauce did not shine, it was rather flat and monotonous. Teriyaki Salmon Don was filling but the fishy smell was crestfallen. For side, we topped up Rm 4.50 for the calorific Karaage Chicken. It was deep fried to a tawny crisp and the meat was tender but it did not hit really hit us. They paired the Karaage Chicken a Mayo-like sauce... didn't really work for me though.
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 5.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Address: No. 57, Bishop Street, 10200, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 3 pm, 6 pm to 10 pm. Closed on Sundays.
Contact Number: 018- 408 5641