153 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8410140.766008 -111.904089
Neighborhoods: Rio Grande
Great place for great sushi – Went there over the weekend and enjoyed a nice spot on the patio. Our waitress was so nice and helpful and was really attentive to us during our whole meal. We asked for a recommendation and tried the Rock Shrimp Roll and we loved it! The whole meal was great, we will be returning again soon.
Smile for the Hostess- they wont smile back – The food was very tasty, sushi chefs were great, very helpful,friendly and accommodating. I would definitely go back, prices were fair, atmosphere was hip. My biggest disappointment was the hostess- snobbish would be a compliment to her. If you can limit your time @ the hostess stand you will really enjoy this place.
Best sushi it town – I eat sushi out about 2x/wk. Happy Sumo has the best nigiri tuna in town and possibly the best rolls. Overall the #1 sushi place in salt lake area.
The outdoor seating area is great on warm days and evenings - along with the overall atmosphere of gateway. If you set inside it is nice as well with large booths, sushi bar and open tables (no too close together).
They have the best cucumber wrapped rolls in town - closest place I have found to compete with these is in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
The one thing I wish they had was a happy hour or special sometime....but I guess with food this good - they don't need to.
Simply put - you will not find a better overall sushi restaurant in Salt Lake!!!
FABULOUS!!!!! – LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! The Happy Sumo is now something I Iook forward to every weekend. It has become a ritual between me and my friends. The service couldn't be better, the atmosphere is hip and exciting and the sushi is better than any other overpriced sushi bar you will find in salt lake. It gets super busy so make sure to arrive early, and the best part....you are bound to see a Jazz player in there eating as well. If you want to spend your time and MONEY well, go to the Sumo, it is worth every penny...and every bite :).
Terrible Service – I hate this Restaurant! The atmosphere is so Trendy and fake. And i didn't have bad expectations going in. But i went with a friend and we were seated at the bar. We put in an order and half an hour later we were still not served, but a couple who came in after we did, seated at the bar, had their food in little time at all. My friend and i were so upset we just left. This to me was terrible service. Additionally i wrote an e-mail to the manager, who took a week to reply back to me, and gave a half assed condolence, asking for me to please reconsider, with hardly an effort to try and really convince me. I would definately not recommend this place. I frequent a lot of the Sushi bars; this place is by far overrated!
Definately Lives up to the hype. – Everyone has always raved to me about the Happy sumo. Well, I finally went in this week, and believe me it truly lives up to the hype. Not only was there an icredible and diverse menu, but there was good music, good service, and a warm romantic ambiance that could win over anyones heart. I tried many of the inventive rolls along with some sashimi, and it was FABULOUS. Not to mention really fresh. I will definatley be back, and will be passing along the hype as many of my friends have.
OUTSTANDING Sushi in Utah!!!! – This is hands down my favorite restaurant ever. The atmosphere is very cool, the service is attentive and our waitress was just delightful. However, the food is what was the most memorable, it was OUTSTANDING! Every bite was delicious. We sampled 5 or 6 sushi items and the dragon scales. We can't even decide on what was our favorite, but the sashimi melted like butter in our mouths! We ended our meal with the Tempura Banana Split and Mount Fuji! We cannot wait to go back and I hope they open up more locations.
very good – My partner and I visited the Happy Sumo on a late saturday afternoon. The place was busy (a good sign) and I loved the decor, very modern and clean. I had the Pro Sumo Combo (Sunset roll, 2 inari, 3 nigiri ) and my partner had chicken teriyaki (again....always with the chicken teriyaki). Although nice inside, the place seemed a little scene-y to me....like it's a hot spot or whatever (and I'm sure it is). This may be a draw for some people, but it's not my thing. Since the place was busy service was a bit slow, but the waitress was very nice. The food was good...everything fresh and tasty. The presentation was lovely. And the cost....around $45 including tip, so not bad. However, I have to say that it's sort of hyped as "the best sushi in SLC", and I thought that Nagoya was just as good, and definately less of an "it" place, which I like.
terrible waitress – I used to love this place and the americanized spicy sushi rolls. my husband enjoyed the teriyaki bowl. it's always been slow but worth it. Recently I went in for lunch with my friend and our daughters; our husbands were meeting us from work. We were sat at a tiny table with no room for the kids, and the hostess was rude about my daughter who wears oxygen and is disabled. After they dragged other tables around to make bigger tables for guests who looked "professional" we felt so uncomfortable we left. My husband went back after a great meal at Z Tejas to complain and they apologized. I went back a few weeks later and the waitress remembered my daughter and was extremely short with us and inattentive. lots of sighs and eye rolls. No drinks. Never checked back with us. No thank you. Forgot to bring a parking validation and acted like I had asked for her first born when I reminded her. I wrote a letter to point out the situation and never got a response. I will miss this place but can't go back after how they treated my daughter and I. Our rude little hostess/waitress has a ridiculous tattoo across her chest she will be regretting when she grows up.
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