Sumo Dog will shutter its doors (er, space in The Gallery) after only nine months in Santa Monica.
In a Monday, June 3 Instagram post, Sumo Dog’s account stated that the restaurant will be closing this week, Wednesday, June 5. The restaurant was known for its Asian fusion hot dogs.
“Sumo Dog will be closing its location at The Gallery Food Hall effective Wednesday, June 5th. We look forward to sharing with our fans, both old and new, what we have planned for Sumo Dog in the next few months.”
No reason was given for the closure for the former Koreatown restaurant.
When asked for comment, a figure associated with Sumo Dog’s restaurant space responded to the Daily Press.
Scott Schonfeld of Linwood Ventures — the property management company that helped renovate The Gallery on the Promenade — said restaurants will soon be announced that will fill Simo Dog’s vacancy.
“We’re sorry to see Sumo Dog close, but we’re also really excited to announce several new openings at The Gallery in the coming weeks,” Schonfeld said via email.
“The Gallery is constantly innovating and evolving into one of the most dynamic and social dining destinations for the Santa Monica community — with a particular focus on unique, innovative concepts by local and independent operators. So grab that last Bacon Banh Mi hot dog before Wednesday and stay tuned!”