Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Sumo Sumo Sherwood Park, AB - improved since last visit for sushi, lots of sashimi!

Rating Maki 7.75/10, Sashimi 8/10, Service 8.5/10
After Stella's bridal shower and all the goodies Kathychee and, we headed out to Sumo Sumo as it was one of her favourite places for sushi. With the combination of multiple separate orders, additional orders, and a large table, we kept our poor waiter spinning and a bit overwhelmed as he had other tables to take care of that night. I'm happy to say I was pleasantly surprised at the improvement in the quality of the raw seafood, then again, we didn't order any sushi nigiri, unlike our last visit, where we primarily ordered maki rolls and sushi nigiri, this time around we focused on sashimi!


the APPYS
We started with a few orders pf Raw Bay Oysters served with ponzo sauce and some slivered green onions - fresh, sweet and rich... Kimchee and Anniekins made them disappear like magic!


To help get our veges in, we also had the seaweed salad - a wakame salad lightly seasoned in sesame oil dressing with toasted sesame seeds and a hint of chilis. It was a huge serving size - a heaping large bowlful

We also had several orders of beef tetaki - seared sirloin served with ponzo sauce. Sumo Sumo's version is a spicy version with lots of heat coming from the cayenne pepper added on top of the grated diakon, slivered white onions, green onions and bits of kelp

the MAKI
There was a bunch i missed, but took pics of one of the ones I enjoyed - the Sumo Roll with salmon, tuna, crabmeat, cucumber, avocado, masago and sesame seed


A classic Rainbow roll with salmon, tuna, snapper, shrimp, Japanese panko and mayo. It was falling apart a bit at the ends

Was a bit disappointed with Joe's Special Roll. The multitude of flavors: shrimp tempura, hot smoked salmon, scallop, mango, avocado, green onion, and sesame was completely drowned in masago mayo, and way too much sweet chili sauce.. all you could taste was sauce.

the SASHIMI
I love good Salmon sashimi, and Sumo's salmon sashimi was cool, creamy with just a hint of sweetness. Mmmm!


Next up was the beautifully arranged Sashimi platter with a frozen 1/2 bowl of ice dome covering the uni and selection of sashimi sitting on top of piles of grated diakon: salmon, tuna, octopus, yellowtail​, snapper, scallop, surf clam, uni and ama ebi

The salmon, tuna, yellowtail and snapper were nice and fresh. The octopus was a bit rubbery, and the uni... well, you can only get uni "so" fresh in landlocked Alberta. The scallop while fresh, was sliced super thinly, and others ate the surfclam and raw shrimp

the VERDICT
Was too busy eating, drinking and teasing the bride to be and forgot to take pics of dessert when they came out, but overall, Sumo Sumo still has a few things to iron out, but seafood quality and presentation has definitely improved since the last visit!

Sumo Sumo Sushi Bar and Grill
Address 300, 220 Lakeland Drive (Broadmoor Blvd and Lakeland Dr) T8H 0N6, Sherwood Park, AB
Phone 780-416-7866
HoursMon-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm, Sun and Holidays 11am-9pm
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