Sumosan owner, Janina Wolkow, explains why new private members’ club Bilionaire Mansion at Taj Dubai is the perfect location for the Japanese restaurant concept
Please describe the concept in your words?
Sumosan is a contemporary Japanese Restaurant that puts a lot of emphasis on the quality of its food; it constantly evolves, adding new twists.
How will it stand out from other Japanese and sushi restaurants in Dubai?
The Dubai venue has a totally new approach. It is housed within Billionaire Mansion, a 360-degree venue. While keeping the original ethos of Sumosan, it also serves amazing Italian cuisine by Billionaire Grill. There are dinner shows, a terrace, and a lounge, offering something for everyone.
Please introduce the culinary team:
The head chef at Billionaire Mansion is Batuhan Piatti Zeynioğlu, who is absolutely incredible – a very talented chef. Sun Min Hwang, who has been with the group for more than 15 years, will be based in Dubai and will oversee the restaurant. Bubker Belkhit, executive chef of the Sumosan group will be travelling to Dubai on a regular basis as well.
What is your hero dish on the menu and why?
One of my favourite Sumosan dishes is the salmon rice pizza. I am bit of a Sushi addict and we have been receiving tuna of the most incredible quality. I am also in love with the strozapetti lamb from the Billionaire Grill menu.
How did the partnership between Sumosan and Billionaire Mansion come about?
The collaboration was born in Monaco last summer and following its success we decided to do Dubai as well as london. Sumosan Dubai is long overdue.