We tend to frequently eat at Hibachi grills for special occasions. (Mainly when in Houston since we had not been impressed with the ones we have eaten at in SA). So we know who has the best soup, salad, rice etc). We actually gave Sumo another chance after we starving and disgruntled, gave up waiting for a table on a busy Sat night ( now we know to make a reservation). (We weren't impressed when it was Benni Hana's - so we never choose to come to Sumo). We came on Easter Sunday 2016 and we were pleasantly surprised! We were most impressed with the quality of the regular Hibachi steak and shrimp. The hot Tazo green tea was wonderful too. Actually the steak's flavor and tenderness is the best we've had at a Hibachi restaurant. Everything else was good too although the best soup and salad honor remains in Houston. We will definitely come back for special occasions in the near future.
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Visited this location for dinner (with kids) on a Thursday. I definitely recommend making reservations rather than just walking in like we did or else you may have to wait through a whole chef show to be seated while you wait for a chef. We waited in the lobby about 10 mins then waited about another 15 at our table for the chef. We had Peruvian chef Cynthia and she was so awesome! The food she made was FANTASTIC and the kids loved her. She was very sociable and a VERY good cook. It is a bit expensive - kids meals are $12 and adult entrees start at $25, BUT you get a ton of food - a big plus for me since the kids usually eat off my plate too and I'm lucky to get more than 2 bites of steak! Well worth it for a special occasion. Highly recommend the chef's special for two. Next time I might leave the kids behind, but we'll definitely be back, and with a reservation!
I come to Sumo once every week or two. The sushi is delicious, always fresh and flavorful. I always get the calamari roll and something new and have yet to be disappointed. The appetizers are, well, appetizing. I'm especially a fan of the calamari steak. The hibachi is its own experience. I take my parents whenever they come to visit. The chefs are both skilled in their culinary arts and in entertainment. Just try to not have a good time when you're catching shrimp in midair. The best part of the experience is the welcoming and friendly staff. Both the servers and the chefs are very engaging and will make you want to come back. Overall, Sumo is a solid 5 stars for the combination of delicious food, welcoming atmosphere, and high quality entertainment.