(VIP Slip can be found at the bottom)
My husband and I love food. Over the past few years, we have become very picky about what we will eat. We’ve cut out almost all fast food and if the service or food doesn’t impress us at a restaurant, we won’t go back.
Happy Sumo is one place that we absolutely love and then when we found out they have a VIP menu, we jumped right on board.
We were able to take a date night last weekend to visit Happy Sumo. Knowing that there is a “Wine & Dine After 9″each weekend night, we went but didn’t take a voucher which allows 50% off of food because we’ve never needed one before. Usually they just give us a slip to fill out. When we told the waitress we didn’t have one with us, she said that she couldn’t allow us to use it without proof.
Proof of what? That we know about their VIP menu? That we knew which items we could get 50% off of that night?
She asked if we could show the VIP slip on our phones. Nope. We aren’t like all the cool people with internet on our phones. But the cool people next to us at the sushi bar did and we could use their phone for “proof.”
She called over her manager and said that we didn’t have our slip and we couldn’t show the slip on our phones but we could on our friendly neighbor’s phone. He said, “Okay. Show me.”
So the nice man pulled up the website with the VIP slip (from his account, by the way), handed it to us, and my husband showed the manager. It worked and we got 50% off our entire meal – Chong’s Chicken, Cabana Roll, Vegas Roll, and a Sumo Sampler – all for $20!
But my question still remains, we obviously knew about the VIP menu, we knew what the VIP deal was, and if we could have showed it on our phones but didn’t have the internet, why would we have to show it on some stranger’s phone? What was the whole point of this proof thing? As I’ve linked here on this post, it is very simple to find the VIP menu and voucher – when the month changes, you just change it up in the URL. It just took a simple Google search to find this link.
So I’m still confused as to why it was such a big deal that we didn’t print one off but I will definitely remember for the next time to print one off.
And they are lucky. If something like this was to happen at almost any other restaurant, we wouldn’t go there again. The waitress created too big of a hassle for us. But the food is just too good! And a whole meal for two (that we didn’t even finish in one sitting) for $20? Amazing!
I highly recommend Happy Sumo. All of their main dishes are excellent, their sushi has top notch, and their appetizers are always good. It is a more expensive restaurant to eat at, but it is very worth it. And if you join their VIP list, you can get food for much cheaper, which, in my opinion, always makes the food taste just a little bit better.
Happy Sumo is located at the Riverwoods in Provo near Tucanos.
Happy Sumo November 2015 VIP Menu