Sumo – sushi that punches above its weight

Sumo Sushi and Bento

Sumo – Sushi & Bento is one of the Middle East’s most well-known sushi franchises providing sushi, bento and a few hot dishes. They have two outlets in Bahrain, one in Amwaj at The Lagoon and one in Juffair on Shabab Avenue.

Sumo has been our go-to sushi restaurant for a long while now. It’s convenient, for when you’ve got a craving for some sushi and something of the Japanese food variety. Sumo isn’t high end sushi, but what it is is a place where you can get some solid sushi, time and again, for a pretty decent price. Continue reading

Sombrero Taco Shop – 3rd time lucky?

Tucked away in a tiny shop in Old Juffair, just past Juffair Dome (not to be confused with Dôme Cafe in Juffair) you’ll find a little taco shop.

I first heard about this place on Facebook and I immediately left the house to score some breakfast burritos. I picked up an egg/potato/cheese burrito for myself and a machaca burrito for Jaina. They took ages to make (30-40 min?), but they were worth the wait, and pretty good value.

The second time was around Christmas 2014. My brothers were in town and we decided to order delivery. This turned out to be a huge mistake. The food arrived after an hour and a half. I remembered I ordered chilaquiles, and what I got was essentially nachos. Cold nachos. In fact, out of the 5 dishes we ordered, one was hot and the rest varied from warmish to cold. On top of that, the food just wasn’t very good. Nevertheless, we chalked this up to ‘just don’t order delivery’ and ventured out recently for the third visit. Would this be the meal that turned things around? Or would it be our last? Continue reading