Sumo Sushi ‘Delighted Chefs, Brilliant Kitchen!’

Sumo Sushi & Bento delivers a slice of downtown Tokyo to discerning diners in restaurants across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, serving not only classic Japanese dishes such as Teriyaki Chicken Bento, but also specialities that include Tekkadon (sliced raw tuna over a bed of sushi rice) and Japanese Curry Katso. It pioneers new and original recipes too, with Sumo Sushi’s chefs renowned for creating fun, flavoursome East meets West favourites, such as a ‘uzamaki’ that goes by the name of ‘Rainbow’, which consists of California roll topped with tuna, avocado, salmon tobiko, squid, and trevally sashimi. In fact, visit any Sumo Sushi restaurant and you can look forward to a very different culinary experience.

Things are different inside the kitchen too, as Sumo Sushi’s Mr. Melvin explains: “We always invest in the very best kitchen equipment. Because we use fresh, raw ingredients, for instance, we cannot compromise on the quality of the refrigeration, and at our latest restaurant at Jumeriah Lake Towers Al Halabi gave us a solution that works brilliantly. All of the refrigeration units, including the walk-in freezers, are built to an exceptionally high standard. They work well and the chefs are delighted; you can’t ask for more than that in a commercial kitchen!”

Sumo Sushi, a family business that offers delicious Japanese food at the most affordable prices, knows what its guests want and how to deliver it. “Our loyal customers return time and again,” says Mr. Melvin, “because we offer the finest quality Japanese food in the Middle East. And our relationship with Al Halabi is an important aspect of this success. At our Jumeriah Lake Towers restaurant, for example, they have supplied the entire kitchen; everything from fryers, freezers and ovens through to shelving and Bain Marie. Nothing was too much trouble for Al Halabi, including the design and manufacture of bespoke equipment especially created for our kitchen.

“As a result, we will not only use Al Halabi on all of our future projects, but also recommend them to others, including our franchise partners,” Mr. Sonday concludes.