My husband and I had purchased a groupon to try this restaurant out since we hadn't been before. We were in the medical center and had to kill a few hours between appointments and made a reservation for dinner. We LOVED it! Both of us have eaten at hibachi grills before but our chef Tommy really amped up the atmosphere. In addition to the hibachi "tricks" throughout the meal, he was a riot! He kept us laughing and entertained the whole time. In addition, he really took his time with our food and it was fabulous. My chicken was juicy and delicious and my husbands filet was as smooth as butter. We also had the trio appetizer, that was tasty!! Our waitress Celsa was very friendly and accommodating. Her service was prompt and she happily answered any questions we had. I was pleased to see the manager traveling around to various tables, making sure everyone had an excellent experience and meal, and really taking charge of customer satisfaction. Needless to say, we were pleased, and would without a doubt return and recommend this place to others.
This hidden gem is located in Castle Hills, which happens to be close to our office, so we decided to give it a try. We were so surprised - inside was very zen like and calming and the staff greeted us right away. Normal lunch prices for extraordinary food! Loved the orange miso seabass and c…
We enjoyed our birthday celebration at Sumo. Our waiter Robert was great, he was attentive and prompt and brought many laughs to party of 16 in addition to managing our party effortlessly! Chefs & food were fantastic, looking forward to visiting Sumo again!
I have been frequenting this restuarant for many years. Yes it is an old place but the quality of food is phenomenal. It is way better than Benihana. When ordering a steak at a place with Hibachi you always need to order one under what you want because of the type of grill. So for the person who…
18. Formosa Garden
1011 NE Loop 410San Antonio, TX 78209
From Business: Formosa Garden, a Mencius Group Restaurant, is located in San Antonio. It specializes in Chinese cuisine. The restaurant s menu includes vegetable spring rolls, shrimp dumplings, chicken breast and noodles. It offers a range of seafood that includes prawns, scallops and mussels. Formosa Garden serves roasted pork tenderloi…
One of our favorites. I love the crunchy swirling shrimp and the Ichiban roll with the bits of garlic. The waitstaff is always pleasant, and happy hour is a good deal. I also love the buy 2 get 1 roll free deal they have until 3pm.
22. Niki's Tokyo Inn
I've been to this place several times and was introduced by a friend and love it. Pat is awesome and super friendly, he is funny and helpful. I love the temaki sushi, egg drop soup, cucumber salad and green tea ice cream. I like it's ambiance and quietness!! I read these reviews and am so upset …
25. Little Tokyo
me and my family went to river center shopping last night and the kids were hungry. so we went down stairs to the food court the kids wanted egg rolls so we stop by a restrant called sidewok (great food) the restrant next to it was called little tokyo while we were in line the worker at littl…
Koi Kawa is an absolute gem. Service is impecable. The Staff is very attentive to you and can any questions you might have about the menu. And let me tell you about the menu! It's excellent!! Everything is fresh and delicious. I've never been disappointed the numerous times I've been there. It's…
if you've never eaten at Kai do yourself a favor this is the best sushi in san antonio. this sushi is the freshest roommate right in front of you. go for the all you can eat for 2395 sample all rolls you always wanted to taste
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.
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 had a groupon for this restaurant, and man oh man, I would've paid full price for this. It's the best hibachi place in town, with good hibachi cooks, great waiters, and a relaxed environment. Cynthia was our Hibachi chef, and it was really a treat to sit with her. I had the steak and chicken and my buddy got steak and lobster. Included in the meal is delicious veg fried rice (has some sort of garlic butter in there, AMAZING), veggies, soup, salad, and if your chef is generous, some shrimp to start off the night. The bill for two people was $89, (Which we only paid the groupon price for, score!) One thing, they automatically include a gratuity charge that is higher than 15%,... it'd be nice if they let us decide how much to tip them (frankly, I would've tipped about the same amount as they required us to), but all in all, it was a great evening. Thanks, Sumo!
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.
Sumo's has always been a top contender when it comes to any type of celebratory reason, or just for the heck of it. We usually come if it's someone's birthday or if someone is visiting from out of town. Tonight we came because it's my sister-in-law's and niece's last weekend here before they head back to Louisiana. =( If you come for your birthday, they make a big deal out of it and it's quite fun! They give you a lei, a pineapple boat, and sing you Happy Birthday in Japanese, drum included. Free? No, it's for a small fee but they take your picture (or used to anyway - can't remember if they still do).
Came here with the family, and had a great time! We started with a caterpillar roll which frankly, was the best one I've ever tasted (and I've lived all over). They add something crunchy (maybe tempura?) to the middle, and that just made it over the top delicious! Then Chef TOMMY arrived, and he was hilarious! Scooch your chair back for the initial grill lighting, because it gets hot! 2 of us ordered steak medium rare, and 2 ordered Shamu specials. Everything was cooked perfectly!
I love this place! Always GREAT food and I highly recommend getting the upgraded chicken fried rice. The chefs always put on a great, fun show but the wait staff and host/hostess leave something to be desired. But don't let that deter you from the great food and show. Another person wrote to wear good shoes that the floor is very slippery - I would have to second that! We were fortunate to be seated with a fantastic family - we had a blast!!!!!
So my husband and I went for our first time and I must say the service was excellent and the chef was awesome. Our food tasted very good I ordered the hibachi chicken with fried rice and my husband had hibachi steak it came with a very tasty soup and a salad, it's a little pricey for hibachi but I didn't mind since we had a great experience over all. Also the manager came to ask how was everything and for me that's a bonus. Will come back
Came here on a Sunday for dinner for the first time, Hibachi rooms were very well located just enough to be able to watch tv from the room (Playoff footbal) The service was very prompt and the drinks and starters came within 5 minutes, the chef was also attentive and show good skill on the grill which made for a very entertaining evening and meal. On the menu: Surf & Turf w/ california rolls