Congratulations to owners’ Marvin Augustin, Raymund Magdaluyo and Cebu partners’ Shanna Lopez, Glecy Lopez-Go and the rest of the SUMO SAM family – the opening was a huge hit!

SumoSam owners Raymund Magdaluyo, Marvin Agustin, Cebu-partners Shanna Lopez & Glecy Go

Cebu’s media were treated to an intimate dinner that lasted till our pancreas groaned. Located at the ground floor of the Ayala Terraces (Beside TGIF), it brings its unique brand of Japanese and Western fusion cuisine to the discerning palates of the Cebuanos with delectable steak, seafood and sushi dishes that put a premium on quality such as Ebi Tempura which uses Tiger Prawns breaded in real Japanese flour, Beef Teppanyaki and Crunchy Tuna among others.

BigSeed Media’s April Rama and Jaja Rama with our sumo friends

Everyone was smitten by Marvin Augustin when he arrived! I swear that man is the absolutely modest man in the world – and kind and gwapo and brilliant – I’m gushing, am I?

Raymund Magdaluyo was equally charming as well. He briefed us on Sumo Sam‘s humble beginnings saying that SumoSam opened its first branch in 2005.  In 2006, SumoSam opened another branch in Rockwell with 130 seating capacity then followed by numerous outlets that never failed to satiate the markets demands. To date, SumoSam has a total of 9 branches all over the Philippines. 2 of which are franchises.

 Yours truly with Mariane – she’s now part of the RCTV Crew!

Now the 120-seater Japanese-American restaurant at the Ayala Terraces wishes to erase all confusion on your dining experience. Sumo Sam is like a champion by combining different techniques and element of cooking from different cultures and discipline of international cooking integrating it to Japanese cuisine without sacrificing the taste, service and quality of dishes.

SumoSam Cebu is located at the ground floor of The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu; open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, Monday to Sunday. For reservations and inquiries, please call 401-0643.

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