Sumo Sam Cebu

What’s New Sumo Sam?

Very often I get milk tea cravings and discovered recently that there is one very convenient way to get a good serving of milk tea in Ayala (besides Quickly) is at Sumo Sam. Available for dine in and take out, enjoy your favorite Sumo Sam dishes with these refreshing and healthy drinks for just 85php.

Sumo Sam Milk Teas -Yojimbo Green Tea with Grass Jelly and Choco Cream Cheese with pudding


Sumo Sam Milk teas - Strawberry Sakura and Mango Yakult with Tapioca

Sumo Sam Milk Teas - Choco Cream Cheese, Wintermelon Sanjuro and Chocolate

Their milk teas are based with brewed black tea, except for the Yojimbo which is based with green tea, then added with milk and your chosen flavor. Don’t forget to add a sinker. Choose from tapioca pearls/ crystal black pearls, grass jelly or pudding. ^_^

Last Samurai

Another new product from Sumo Sam is their Last Samurai. Sweet and a bit spicy Chicken pieces served with fries and ebikomayo. Price: 218php

Edd, Reymond, Nowie and I said we were just there for the Milk Teas and the Last Samurai but we can’t help it but eat more at Sumo Sam. Addition to our appetizer is Sumo Sam Tempura! Who doesn’t love tempura? And what I like about Sumo Sam’s tempura is they are made from whole prawns unlike some restaurants who cuts their prawns into half and adds some breading to make it look fat. And its golden crisp texture which comes to a soft tender center is just… YUM! Sumo Sam Ebi Tempura at 295php.

Sumo Sam Tempura


We also had the Victory Float (haha, please don’t say it out loud, we know! BUURP! LOL) Kane sticks, salmon sashimi, tunsa sashimi, Las Vegas rolls (crab sticks with cucumber and scallops and topped with quick melt cheese), Philadelphia rolls(smoked salmon with cream cheese), Dynamite (salmon with spicy dressing and salmon skin on top) served with mikihana sauce.

Victory Float


We are not yet done guys! teehee. Part of our main meal is The Tournament- served with house salad, oyster teppan, beef teppan, Venetian roll, California roll, chicken yakitori, ika fry, bacon asparagus and meat fried rice. The Tournament is available only from Mondays to Thursday except holidays. And menu says (FOR Food under THE FIGHT page): “PLEASE ALLOW 30 Minutes FOR PREPARATION,” so be sure not to delay when planning to order The Tournament.

Sumo Sam's The Tournament

And for us, a pig out session is never complete without dessert! Had a hefty serving of these Sumo Sam desserts!

Sumo Sam Desserts

Sumo Sam Desserts


^_^ Thanks for joining us on our pig out session! Til our next session next week. Let’s pig out and be merry!


Text by: Andrew “Doyzkie” Buenaviaje Photos by: Edd Buenaviaje

Sumo Sam: Fresh take on Japanese Cuisine

Since the day Sumo Sam opened in Cebu, I was really captivated with the cozy and chill set-up of the couches outside the restaurant. I have to be honest but I have not been, tasted or even heard of Sumo Sam until it opened here in Cebu. It was the eve of Halloween and Team was so busy with all the preparation for Cosplay HD (a cosplay event we produced with Ayala Center Cebu, Cedf-IT and Cebu Business Park) and our guests who are Elite Cosplay Team from Manila – Tuxedo Team who totally loves Japanese food and Team was also craving for some Japanese goodness and refreshing green tea (which by the way is available and is REFILLABLE/Bottomless at Sumo Sam Cebu, Awesooooome!) so we decided to eat at the new Japanese restaurant at The Terraces, Sumo Sam.

Getting cool and cozy at Sumo Sam - Photo by Sumo Sam Cebu

Sumo Sam Cebu


Team Tuxedo enjoying Sumo Sam

Interiors are modern Japanese with warm and urbane lights.

Interiors at Sumo Sam


Cool condiment saucer


I have to commend the attendants for being polite, attentive and fast! And the food at Sumo Sam is uniquely Japanese. What I have noticed is that for every dish I have tasted at Sumo Sam, they do not  have the same taste with the dishes I have eaten at any Japanese restaurants here in Cebu- I guess they added some unique Sumo Samness in very dish on the menu. Which I guess is a good thing – like for me I sooo love California Maki and I could devour 2 rolls in one sitting ( yeah yeah , I know am such a peehg, :P)  and Sumo Sam‘s version has all the key ingredients with  a little bit smokey twist which was really appetizing that you’d crave for again and again.

Sumo Sam Sampler


Bota Yakiniku

Check Sumo Sam out at The Terraces at Ayala Center Cebu! team would like to thank our beautiful and wonderful host Ms. Shanna Lopez for taking care and entertaining Team and Team Tuxedo of Manila during our dinner. Team, Team Tuxedo and Ms. Shanna Lopez of Sumo Sam Cebu