Provo >Food & Dining > Happy Sumo At Riverwoods
4801 N University Ave, Provo, UT | Directions 8460440.298598 -111.657648
Mon. - Sun. 10am - 9pm
Neighborhoods: River Bottoms
I love the Sumo! – I probably go into The Happy Sumo once a week with my roommates and it never lets me down! I love it. The food is always delicious. In the past I would just get sushi, but the last couple times we have gone to eat we have tried some of the entrees and they are just as good! I love the ambiance when I walk in and we have had nothing but good service. Our drinks are always full and that scores big points with me when I am dining out! I would definantly recommend eating at Happy Sumo!
The continues sloppy service every time we come here. I don't know how much more I can take. The last 2 1/2 months have been nothing but utter chaos here in the building. Some times I get the sushi I ordered and sometimes the sever is hoping it is what I ordered. The food always taste great...it just now what I am ordering. I feel bad for the environment. Somebody needs to take better care and love for this restaurant. It used to be so clean. Now, I can't even walk into the restroom without a mess. Your store needs a lot of help. I am embarassed for you. Good Luck! You are going to need it. Maybe fire your servers or managers. Something was so right six months ago so to lose it makes me nervous for the company
Not so Bad – I went to the Happy Sumo in Provo the other day after some hesitation. (I've heard mixed reviews from friends). I must say, Happy Sumo ain't all that bad! I am definitely not a big sushi fan and I was surprised by the enormous menu selection of both raw and cooked food. (You'll understand why I call it "enormous" when you see the book the hostess gives). While I will admit the wait in the lobby was not so fun (it took 40 minutes for a table for 2), the experience in the dining area more than made up for it. The server was so kind and fun - I believe her name was kara or tara. I really enjoyed myself. And if you save room get one of those banana things for dessert they are so so yummy!
Lousy Experience – The sushi is pretty good, but the service I received was mediocre. The waitress took too long to come to our table, implied that she needed a big tip from us, and then made a comment that was embrassing to me and my guest.
Best restaurant in Utah! – I have to admit that I am a bit of a Sushi snob. I grew up in California with my mom dragging me to all sorts of new Sushi restaurants so I have an appreciation for a good Sushi restaurant when I come across one. I have heard lots of great things about the Happy Sumo but only recently gave it a try for myself. I was very impressed. I loved our server and her suggestions for the group. The staff was very fun and friendly. It was a very cool atmosphere and frankly, that was something I really didn't expect to see in Utah. This is a very fun and hip place to eat and what tops it off, the food is great. Every roll I tried, I enjoyed. This is a great experience for all. I would recommend The Happy Sumo whether you are on a date, hanging with some buddies or even with family. Oh and a side note, if you are with some buddies, then you won't mind the attractive serving staff one bit. I am looking forward to my next trip to the The Happy Sumo probably this weekend. If you haven't been to The Happy Sumo, then you are missing out and hopefully I will see you there this weekend.
bad sushi and bad service – This place is one of the worst most disappointing places we have ever been.. The lighting is terrible. The service is horrible. No one is friendly. The management is arrogant. Not one person is willing to help one another in the establishment. The hostesses are snappy. The food is decent but at the same time very overrated. Who can forget the good the old days when establishments remember how great it was to care about the customer and not be so involved with themselves. And more than half of the wait staff is unkept. Their hair is down which is so gross in a restaurant. The walls are disgusting. The recommendations made by the server were just mediocre. The restaurant really needs to be really more involved with the staff being better. Very very disappointing. This restaurant really really needs to pick it up if it is going to last in this industry. You can tell the staff is not happy.
AMAZING sushi! – Happy Sumo is my absolute FAVORITE. The food is to die for, the atmosphere is so beautiful and the whole dining experience is above and beyond what I could have ever expected. The great thing about this place is it has a great vibe, a great atmosphere, AND great sushi. My favorites are the playboy roll and the dragon scales, oh and the luxury shrimp, but everything is pretty much outstanding. Plus they have an amazing selection of non sushi items which is great for my boyfriend, he always gets the General Chong's chicken. I highly recommend the Sumo!!
Yesterday I went to Happy Sumo to eat. I was in hurry and only had an hour for lunch. If you know sushi you know it is made fresh it can take awhile. So, I let my server know and she said she would do everything she could to get it out to me as fast as possible. Within a couple of minutes she came and told me that they we already working on my food! It is great knowing that they care enough to help me out when I needed. It is great customer service and the server also had great suggestions. Try the dragon scales the next time you are in. and Happy Sumo keep up the great job!
Wonderful Evening – This place is wonderful. The staff is so friendly and the booths are cozy. My boyfriend and I went out for my birthday last weekend and I am still gushing about the food. My boyfriend tried the Firecracker roll and our server recommended the Rising Sun roll. They were both excellent. I have never tasted food this good. The lighting in the restaurant was romantic and the fun music made the evening perfect. I can?t wait for my next visit to The Happy Sumo!
Food good, managerial skills questionable – I had to make a business trip to Utah recently, and brought my son along with me. We had been told that Happy Sumo was a good place to eat, so we stopped at the one at Riverwoods. We each ordered sake, but I was a little disturbed that my son wasn't asked for ID (he had just recently turned 21). Our server was very attentive, and the food was very good. My only other complaint was that when our server brought out edamame for us, her manager pulled her aside, and in a loud enough voice for us and those around us to hear, berated her for giving us too much. That made us very uncomfortable, and obviously shook up our server also. I probably won't be going back to this particular restaurant, because of the manager's behavior and if they're lax on alcohol serving laws, what else aren't they doing?
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