Sumo and Sushi Brings Three Champion Sumo Wrestlers to Seattle on April 28 and 29th

An evening of sumo wresting, Shiro’s Sushi and sake takes over WaMu Theater

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, two Sunday shows at 1pm and 5pm on April 29th have been added! 

Three champion sumo wrestlers will descend upon Seattle on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at WaMu Theater for Sumo + Sushi, an exciting event unlike anything Seattle has experienced. Locals can revel in this 1500-year-old Japanese sport complete with sushi and Japanese beverages.

The special evening will host two shows to choose from offered at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. that will both feature live sumo wrestling matches, Japanese cuisine from Shiro’s Sushi and I Love Sushi, sake, Japanese beer and cocktails, plus sumo education and the opportunity for a Q&A with the wrestlers between the live matches.

2017 Sumo + Sushi — Official Recap from Seattle Video Productions on Vimeo.

The following champion sumo wrestlers will be participating:

  • Byamba (Mongolia) – winner of Pro Sumo Division Title, four-time World Sumo Champion, weighing in at 380 pounds.
  • Roy (U.S.) – four-time U.S. Sumo Champion, number three in the world (2016), weighing in at 380 pounds and 6’6″ tall.
  • Ramy (Egypt) – multi-time African Sumo Champion and U.S. Sumo Open Champion, weighing in at 500 pounds.

Tickets are on sale now at and available in the following levels (21 years of age and over):

  • Viewing only – Reserved seating. No food included or available for purchase. Starting at $45.
  • Sushi and the show – Dining table seating around sumo ring. Meal included. Starting at $89.
  • Sushi and the show front row – Front row seating around sumo ring. Meal included. One drink included. Fun photo opportunity with wrestlers at the end of event. Starting at $199.
  • Get in the ring – Front row seating around sumo ring. Meal included. One drink included. Get in the ring with the wrestlers for a match! Fun photo opportunity with wrestlers at the end of event. Starting at $299.

Highlights from 2017’s Sumo + Sushi can be viewed here for more details.

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About Shiro’s Sushi

In 1994, master sushi chef, Shiro Kashiba, opened his namesake, Shiro’s Sushi Restaurant, in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. The same tradition that opened the restaurant and established a legacy over 20 years ago still exists today with the blending of classical Japanese technique and the Pacific Northwest’s wealth of local seafood and ingredients. The masterful chefs source their abundant seafood selection from local fisherman and global waters, applying artisan sushi craftsmanship and advanced, deeply rooted Japanese technique, training and culinary experience. Shiro’s continues to be a well-known Seattle landmark with national and international acclaim.

About I Love Sushi Bellevue

I Love Sushi and its ownership group has been perfecting the art of sushi in Bellevue since the opening of Shogun House in 1986, the first sushi restaurant to open in Bellevue. The same premise of fresh fish rooted in Japanese technique to produce premium sushi remains today. They offer the best fish from local and Japanese fish markets, as well as a wide array of other Japanese foods, including sukiyaki, sashimi and tempura.

About Sumo + Sushi Organizers

Sumo + Sushi is produced by SE Productions, specialists in food and beverage event production in the Seattle area. Their events include Bacon Eggs & Kegs at CenturyLink Field and Sumo + Sushi at WaMu Theater. Their local events company, Sound Excursions, features events from terrarium making and wine tasting, to Leavenworth River tubing getaways and more for the local adventurer!

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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