SumoSam’s Latest Milestone in Olympia, Makati Avenue

I was invited last Friday (April 12,2013) at the grand launch of Sumosam's new branch; the "Sumosam Olympia", located at the lower ground floor of Somerset's Tower D along corners of Sto. Tomas and Makati Avenue. 

This is the 25th store of Sumosam and this is the biggest location to date with about 300 sqm of dining space. The set up is also a bit of a departure from the fast casual dining  restaurant that Sumo Sam usually has. Some of the chairs have been replaced with comfortable sofas with throw pillows, making it not only an ideal place for dining but also for lounging and spending more time with friends and family over food, wine, cocktails, coffee and desserts.


"The look of our restaurants depends on its location and what our guests ask for. For a time now, we’ve always wanted to have a bigger space to accommodate our guests’ requests to celebrate with a larger group in the restaurant and now they finally can ,” Sumo Sam general manager Adolf Aran Jr. says.  In SumoSam Olympia,  300 sqms has been divided into 3 smaller  space that can be enclosed and booked separately or the entire restaurant can be booked for bigger functions. Valet parking is available and special requests can be made to make it a truly enjoyable event.

Most exciting about this location is that it will be offering a daily buffet at P499.00 per person for lunch and dinner everyday.  Offering a selection fresh salads, their best selling sushi, hot ramen, delectable unlimited tempura and delicious desserts to everyone’s delight. Of course, for those who prefer ala carte,all the bestsellers, among them, the Ebi Tempura, Chicken Teriyaki, and Spicy Tuna Salad, and Seafood Yakisoba can be ordered. New on the menu and just in time for summer, Sumo Sam has come up with refreshing ice popswith interesting flavors such as green tea, choco banana, pistachio, red bean and black sesame. Worth trying is the trio of flavors served in cubes on a small tray -- wasabi with nori garnishing, avocado with slivers of mango, and strawberry flavor.

 “This is truly a wine and dine location for all times ” Aran says. With a carefully selected wine list, cocktail drinks that are especially concocted for SumoSam and a late bar menu, guests are encouraged to relax and enjoy the posh interiors til late. The Sumosam Olympia branch  also serves breakfast for those who want a delicious and healthy start to the day. And for those who want to enjoy at their office or at their home, delivery service is offered. 

Marvin Agustin leading the ceremonial sushi cutting. 

Close at the heels of the opening of its 25th store, Sumo Sam opened a few more locations inSM Manila and in Ayala North Point in Bacolod. “Last year, we were looking forward to the opening of our 20th branch. Now, we are already getting ready for our 30th,” Aran says, referring to the fast pace of the chain’s growth in recent years. It opened its first restaurant in 2005.

Before 2011, Sumo Sam, had only four branches. But within the past two years, the chain has expanded nationwide, from up north at the Ayala Technohub mall in Baguio, to down south at Ayala Centrio mall in Cagayan De Oro. Its first franchised branch opened at the Abreeza mall in Davao in 2011.

Sumo Sam is often associated with popular actor-restaurateur, Marvin Agustin,
who owns the restaurant together with his business partners, accomplished businessmen
and restaurateurs Raymund Magdaluyo and Ricky Laudico. “Marvin embodies the brand’s values because “Sumo Sam is a winner.” This partnership of three friends shows how friendship can be transcended even by going into successful business partnerships and by creating concepts that can withstand the test of time. 

            “Sumo Sam will be creating more milestones this year, in terms of expansion, new menu concepts and other innovations”, Aran says. This will keep our guests keep coming back for more.

For reservations, deliveries and event inquires on SumoSam Olympia call 0917 706 7328

or visit their Facebook fan page, click here

Congratulations SumoSam Olympia and thank you for inviting me! :)) 


  1. Buffet in Sumosam? This I gotta try! Thanks for the sneak peek.. it looks yummmmmy! :P (nakakagutom! hehe)


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