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Sumo Fuencarral Madrid

Sumo Fuencarral Madrid

Sumo Fuencarral Madrid

Sumo Fuencarral Madrid

Address Fuencarral 116; 28010 Madrid
by the Bilbao turnaround
Neighbourhood Chamberí | See on map
Metro Bilbao [L1, L4]
Telephone +34 91 086 44 97
Website http://www.sumorestaurante.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SUMOFuencarral
Price Lunch menu EUR 11, dinner menu EUR 15, weekend menu EUR 16
Hours Sun-Thurs 13-0:30. Fri-Sat 13-01

Like so many of the Japanese restaurants in Spain, Sumo is Chinese owned but that doesn’t mean it can’t be useful for beating down a sushi craving. While it certainly is no Nobu – that should be obvious from the price point alone – nor is it your run-of-the-mill, ethnically confused Oriental budget eatery.

It’s slickly designed, trendy even, and rather than the typical buffet and ‘kaiten’ conveyor belts, you order individual dishes off the menu. Sure, you’ll find dim sum, spring rolls and fried rice jostling with the sushi and maki for your attention, but these dishes are easy to ignore and you won’t come out smelling like a deep fryer.

You won’t leave hungry either – the set menu lets you order up to three rounds of six plates per head and you’ll struggle to polish off more than a dozen. Just don’t over-order; you’ll get surcharged two euros for every unfinished plate. Also note that a few of the dishes, such as the tuna sashimi and tataki, carry a small surcharge.

The place is big and service is relatively fast-moving (once seated, you can be out within an hour), though queues do form at peak meal times (13:30-15 and 21:30-23) if you don’t have a reservation. Located just north of Malasaña and a mere ten-minute brisk walk from Plaza de Chueca, it’s a convenient option for a cheap meal, even for larger groups.