I have been to fuji sushi a few times and have had a good selection of their menu. I found most of their bbq items I have tried are pretty decent, but none of them were really great.
I have ordered the assorted sashimi as well as a few rolls before. I also tried a few special sashimi they had from japan. All were of good quality, the fish tasted pretty fresh. It is a little pricer than other sushi places in coquitlam or east burnaby, but its definitely a higher quality. You get what you pay for.
Service was decent, but a couple nights they seem to be too busy for their servers to handle.
Would be back if in the area.
Decided to go there for lunch after reading all the good reviews about this place. Service was alright, it took a little while for them to notice me standing by the door before they showed me to my seat.
I ordered the lunch sushi combo with tuna, salmon, crab, egg, eel, ebi, and 3 pieces of california roll. The portion was alright, the fish vs. rice ratio was good, just with right amount of rice on each of the nigiri. The tuna, ebi, california rolls and salmon were ok, nothing out of the ordinary. For the crab, I found that the nori was a little too soft, I like it with a slight crispiness to show its freshness, but the real crab meat was fresh, it wasn't fishy at all. A little disappointed at the egg, because a few of the layers were burnt and you really could taste it, and I usually like the egg to be slightly sweeter. The best piece was definitely the eel. It tasted like it just came off the grill, with that freshly grilled taste.
Service-wise, I was not too impressed. Although they were quick to clear the dirty dishes off your table, it felt like they just want you in and out. They presented me with the bill as soon as they took my plate off the table. Maybe that's how they handle their lunch crowd? But I went in for a late lunch, and the place was only half full.
Might go back and try their other items, but the eel was definitely note-worthy.
I was passing this place and I decided to drop by for a quick bite. The restaurant decor is a little worn out, but they have a nice fountain inside that held my interest while I waited for my food. This place seems to do a good lunch business. It is a Korean sushi joint, but they do a decent job in making their sushi.
I had California roll, salmon roll, tuna roll and gyoza. All were fresh, well-made and tasty, and the price wasn't too bad either. The service was quick and friendly, and the server even said something in Japanese as I left the place. That was a nice touch.
Will I be back? If I am in the neighborhood.
Fuji Sushi is just fantastic. Fresh ingredients, great staff, proper sushi chefs. It's actually fun to watch the sushi chef - everytime he makes a nigiri, he does this little clap (to remove excess water off his hands?).
Although the food is delicious, it is a little more pricey than most sushi places (combination dinners at $13.50). But most ppl wouldn't mind paying extra for quality food, at least that's what shows with the line-ups at any given day of the week.
Staff is friendly and polite.
I have been going to this place for years. The food is still as good as it was when they first opened. This is where i got hooked on sushi. The food is authentically japanese, everything is made the traditional way. No chinese short cuts here like you see in so many other so called 'Sushi' places. All the chefs are trained the traditional way and make their sushi the traditional way. Everyone there is very polite in the traditional japanese way. It's always a pleasure to eat here westher i am eating in or taking out.
Although they cook maybe use some new dishes and upgrade the decor, i have no complaints about this place and would recommend it to anyone who appreciates traditional authentic japanese cusiine. Kampai!
I work nearby this restaurant and are amazed by how busy this place is.
My coworkers told me to avoid this place, but I had to try it just once and I have to say I should have listened to them.
For a Japanese restaurant run by actual Japanese people, I was appalled by the quality of the food, something you would expect from a Chinese/Japanese joint. Every establishment run by Japanese that I have eaten at has always been outstanding except for this place.
I ordered a bento box and the sushi was totally unfresh, the tempura soggy and the price too high.
I will never return to this place.
We go to Fuji Sushi at least once a month and we love it there.
It is always busy in there, but I think that the longest we've ever waited is 10 minutes. They are quick to turn over the tables when people leave. Food comes quickly, the servers are attentive at refilling tea, clearing dishes, etc.
Here are our favourites items:
Nabeyaki Udon - broth is really flavourful, good portion, we usually share it,
Spicy Tuna Maki - good portion of tuna in the roll and spicy!
Yam Tempura Roll - $4 is steep, but it's so good
Chopped Scallop Roll
Agedashi Tofu - 4 pieces, good for sharing.
Dynamite Roll - also on the expensive side, $6 I think. But well made and well portioned.
Good for take out too!
We dined here with our friends based on our friend's recommendation. We were lucky to arrive around 6 pm on Friday and was seated right away. So we ordered the oyster motoyaki, grill mackerell, tempura udon, sukiyaki donburi, and some sushi rolls. Our oyster motoyaki is not bad but I still like Fish On rice's motoyaki better. Tonight taste were bland, udon taste were off... the beef sukiyaki is chewy, the worst part was the sushi rice, tasteless...and the selection is very boring unlike California Sushi down the road.
The only redeeming part is their grill mackerell, other than that we're pretty dissapointed. The chef looks japanese to me but their sushi is a total disgrace. I'd rather pay a little extra and go to Sushi Hachi (japanese owned sushi place) in Richmond. I will give them another shot since my friend strongly recommend their bento lunches. Maybe they're just having an off night.
Had dinner here with GF and son. Today, I realized what good "domestic or local" sashimis are all about. After engaging in real Japanese sushi bars in Richmond, the tastes of fresh and imported fish is quite different. The latter being quite tastier and superiour. I will be the first to admit price is also very reflective of what you get. I had sashimi plate with tuna, hamache, and salmon. They were very fresh and tasted fine. I am not the biggest fan of the farm salmon though. They make a good chicken karagge. My partner & her son had sukiyaki don and some rolls which were just okay when I tasted them.The service here is perhaps a little too quick, more hyper I think, as their order, although the same, came 15 mins apart. It looks as they could slow down and still accomplish the same amount of items and tables attended to.This place is better than most similar venues in the area. Recommended for freshness.
I have only been here about three times but it is my preferred Japanese restaurant close to home. Was there about 1 month ago. Used to go to another one on North Road for over 10 years and when I last went there it just wasn't the same.
Anyways, place is small but sushi is fresh, tasty and reasonable. Hot food is also good. Sushi chefs know their craft and do it well. Service is excellent and you do not lack for attention. Nice atmosphere. Busy and a little too crowded for the space is my only complaint. Tables are quite snug but the demand is there and they do their best to accommodate as many customers as possible.
A definite good little place for authentic Japanese food.
Been there 2 times recently, both times for dinner. First time I went with a party of 6 so we were shown the back room. The place seems chaotic and disorganized and it took them a while to come take our order.
Second time, went on my own at around 8pm on a Friday evening, they were not that busy as the first round crowd is just about finishing. This time it almost feels like the servers really don't know what they're doing. I waited a while even though they saw me, and was seated at the bar, after I ordered they asked to move over 1 spot (with 2 vacant seats adjacent to me). I complied. Then after my appetizer was served, they wanted to move me again, this time to a table because some VIP guests are coming (3 of them and they wanted to be in front of the chef). I told them I prefer not to move. They didn't push it and shortly after 3 men showed up, talked to the chef in Japanese in front of me. I'm usually not offended by that but I believe they were actually talking about me not moving for them. They ended up sitting at a table close to the chef because there are lots of vacant ones. Probably won't go back. I only went for the second time as there were no other decent Japanese food in the area, but next time I'd rather drive further if that's the service expectation.
In all fairness, the sushi was fresh.
This review is for the last takeout I had from FujiSushi, which was about 2 weeks ago. I love this place and have been going there since it opened, and was in a previous location, also at Burquitlam plaza.
They have the best sushi I've tasted, always fresh, and I like how their rice isn't overly sweet like in every other local sushi place I've been to.
I stopped by there today for dinner and they were closed. The sign on the door said they were told by Translink to leave the premises by the end of April to make way for the Evergreen line.
Their web site says they are looking for a new location to reopen again. I hope they do, it was great food and I'm really going to miss my sushi fix from Fuji Sushi!
went on a saturday evening, the place is pretty packed but still got seated within 5mins.
Food: the menu is pretty extensive, me and my companion ordered sashimi dinner box, oyster motoyaki and chopped scallop roll. The dinner box is only $13 and it comes with 6 pieces of tuna and salmon sashimi, 2 pieces of tamago, some tempura, salad, miso soup and terriyaki with rice - excellent value and quality for the price. The salmon sashimi is really good.
Oyster motoyaki took a long time to arrive but definitely worth waiting, it's double the size at those All You can eat places, and the best thing is not oily. $4 for 2 oyster motoyaki is the cheapest price i've seen so far.
Decor: dont expect much, the place is small and crowded, it's only good for a quick meal kinda...but worth trying due to its cheap price and good quality food.
I made( early in the previous week) a reservation for 11 for 6:00 on a Sunday evening. We arrived early, and the room was ready for us, but all our party had not arrived. The waitress asked( at 6:05) if we were ready to order, then again at 6:10. The rest of the party arrived by 6:15 and we were asked immediately if we were ready to order. My wife asked if there was a rush--were there other people waiting for our seats; the answer was "No." We made our selections( we were not asked if we would like a drink first). The orders came quickly, but were not correct, and although one of our party spoke Japanese, and explasined the mix-up by them, the staff was rude and impatient and one of our party waited a long time for the same meal as some of us had already.
The food, as usual, was very good, but no sooner did the last bite touch my lips when the cheques came.
Although the Japanese member of our family has chosen Fuji as the best sushi restauarant in Vancouver, by far, we will never eat there again.
I have been trying to find a good sushi restaurant in Coquitlam and I said good reviews, good food. It seems like people doing the review for this restaurant have no idea about good sushi. Since when cold mash potatoe is a sushi appetizer. The environment of the restaurant is dark and smelly and for the price is just Okay. I will continue my search for a good Japanese restaurant in the Tri-Cities
This is the restaurant that I eat at the most often, and it never disappoints.
Service is always quick and friendly, but a reservation is a good idea on weekends, since it is a rather small place.
Food is very good, definitely the best sushi in the area.
One can get a private tatami room (a reservation is a must). The main seating area has tables that are quite close to each other. Also, there are bar / counter seats where one can watch the chef make sushi.
I've lived in Coquitlam for nearly all my life and I never knew of this place until a friend of a friend told us about it. We stopped by here for lunch on a weekday and it was not busy at all. They've got an inexpensive lunch menu that has some very good deals.
We ordered the saba shioyaki, a katsu-cutlet and some baked squid tentacles to share. The saba was grilled very nicely. A good sized portion with the standard trimmings. The quality is on par with Aki although I like the potato salad there better. The katsu was also fried very well and was crispy without tasting greasy. The squid tentacles too were delicious, but hey, when is squid not delicious? I even liked the tea they served. Rare to find good green tea nowadays.
Definitely check it out for the lunch specials. They are 20-30% cheaper than their counterparts on the regular menu. Our entire meal cost less than $20.
There aren't too many places to go for Japanese if you're in the East Burnaby/West Coquitlam area. But wait, there's Fuji Sushi!
It's one of the few sushi places owned and serviced by Japanese people. Most others are operated by Chinese or Koreans. You are always greeted as soon as you enter and, if a table is available, are quickly ushered to your seats. The restaurant itself is quite small, and it can get busy very quickly. Some of the tables don't have much elbow room with the next table over either which just adds to its cramped feeling.
The green tea is always hot and free flowing as the servers constantly refill without having to ask. The menu is also quite extensive and they offer many traditional Japanese menu items on top of the required sushi/sashimi. It is popular at lunchtime and if you're hungry and don't quite know what to order, their "Combo B" is tasty and will fill you up.
Overall, a nice place for Japanese food in an area where the selection is small.
I really wasn't expecting much when my fiancee and I pulled up to the restaurant. I had only heard of it because of the dinehere reviews but we have been eating at different sushi restaurants every day for the last week and a half trying to find the best food. I have to admit, I was VERY pleasantly surprised!
We arrived at 5pm which is opening time for their dinner seatings. Within 30min, there were already another 5 tables and some take-out orders being taken...this was a little shocking since the place seemed to be sort of hidden and unassuming.
The decor was a little dismal....ugly carpets, a strange effort at some bamboo structure and old seating. The service was acceptable/polite but the food was delicious! We ordered what we order at every restaurant (in order to compare!)
2 Rolls (in this case, BBQ Eel roll and spicy tuna)
...the ebi sunomono was the best I'd ever had. The salmon sashimi ($11.00) was more expensive than many of the other places but the serving size was reasonable (less than sushi town but more than most other places).
The spicy tuna roll was a great spice level, but a teeny bit fishy tasting...which would be my only (minor) complaint.
All in all, I can see why Fuji Sushi has so many repeat customers.
We'll be back for sure!
I love this place a lot, they have great food and it always looks fresh, except their service, sometimes they are quite short of staff, and it can get crazy sometimes, but usually they are very friendly, some of the staff doesnt speak fluent english, but you can tell that they are trying their best to understand your order, so eventhough if they have made a mistake, you wont feel too bad about it. But other than that, I always look forward to have dinner over there.