I am not a great fan of Japanese food so although Fuji is located fairly close to home it took me a while to visit even though I had heard good things about it. Some cousins in town and wanted to eat Japanese so off we went for dinner. Fuji is located on the third floor and while the entrance and building were rather mundane I was charmed the moment we stepped in. Loved the decor and all the little touches like the windows, the Japanese umbrella above the bar, the paintings, the crockery and the option of low seating where you could sit and eat more traditionally.
I am not particularly big on Sushi but I love Tempura so the first thing we ordered were Ebi Tempura which was five good sized prawns in a perfect crisp batter with succulent prawns perfectly cooked inside. We liked it so much we ended up ordering a second round as well. We also ordered Yasai Tempura Moriawase which was assorted Vegetable Tempura which was quite good. We also ordered a Beer and a couple of glasses of White Wine which went perfectly with our Tempura. This was followed by Chicken Gyoza which we all polished off in record time.
We were quite full so decided to go easy on the main course. We ordered a Buta Yakisoba which was a delicious bowl of Pan Sautéed Noodles with Pork and assorted vegetables tossed in Japanese Sauces …… absolutely delicious and light enough after all the fried tempura. We also ordered the ButaKakuni Miso Ramen which was really nice … it was a portion of Ramen Noodles cooked in Miso Stock and served up with lovely sliced pork , boiled egg and vegetables and some seaweed to garnish , lovely rustic flavors and the pork was to die for only wish they had been a bit more generous with it !
All in all we had a wonderful dinner which I was surprised to enjoy as much as I did. The only thing is the pocket pinch which was rather steep. However for the occasional indulgence certainly worth a visit.
Picture Credits :SunehaSaha